At the dawn of the 19th century, there was much unrest in England. Whether from volatility in the banking industry, or the threat of invasion from France, there was a need for volunteers to serve in the armed forces, and for state of the art weapons. For the latter, the authorities would turn to Henry Nock. Click on this article, and I think you’ll see that it does a great job of painting a picture of those turbulent times, and the impact of weapons developed by Nock.
Courtesy of Michael Danks
In the past, I’ve posted information about the English gunsmith, Henry Nock. His work renowned in the late 1700’s. I recently spoke to Michael Danks, a direct descendant of Henry Nock. He had a plethora of information and facts about his ancestor. Below, is an abridged family tree of Henry Nock. It also includes other gunsmiths in the family. Going forward, I will be posting more information about this amazing family.
One of the by-products of the creation of this blog has been the opportunity to meet so many new people in America, and around the world. This is something that I never imagined would happen when I began this journey. I want to thank each and every one of you who have been so supportive of us, and our efforts here on Nock Family Heritage. We know that we have so much more to learn about the history of the Nocks, and we could not do this without the support of people like you.
I, along with some family members have been a little busy recently with the planning of our family reunion. The interesting thing is that a number of the family members on the reunion planning committee, and many of the folks who will attend the reunion, are family members that I met through Nock Family Heritage!
I’ve said this before, but I want to say it again. The Nocks may not be as large of an extended family as some other families may be, but we are a proud group, committed to our families, and with a strong desire to strengthen our families, as well.