We are now in our third year researching and celebrating the extended Nock Family. Our study began with the focus on Nocks in America, specifically Accomack County, Virginia. If you study this blog, you can see a significant focus on Virginia. This is the ancestral home of most Nocks in America. Although, we have Nocks that began in New England and Pennsylvania, as well. We need more information on Nocks who’s heritage is from these two areas in America. We also really need significantly more information about our extendeded family in Europe. We are researching this, but we would also like any information from our followers that you can give us. As we know, if you are an American, your family heritage originated elsewhere in the world. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
One more thing: I’d like to thank our friends from Australia for your interest in our Group. Until I started this blog, I had know idea how many Nocks are ”Down Under”! Thank you for your support, Family.
Travis and Tara, your extended family salutes you! May the Lord pour out his blessings on you both. Tara, welcome to a strong and proud family, The Nocks.
Horace Keyworth Nock
Born 26 October 1879 in Salisbury, South Australia
Died 2 August 1958 in Sydney
Farmer and company director
Married Marcia Nessie Clarke; two sons and a daughter
President of Farmers and Settlers’ Association of NSW 1928-1932
Temporary Chairman of Committees 1934-37
Country Party Whip 1937
Minister without portfolio in charge of External Territories 1940
Minister without portfolio assisting the Prime Minister 1940
Minister without portfolio assisting the Minister for the Interior 1940
Unsuccessful Senate candidate 1919
Described in the Australian Dictionary of Biography: “Grey-haired and keen-eyed, with wild eye-brows and bristling moustache above an old-fashioned stovepipe collar, Nock was widely known to farmers (the ‘Cockies’ Patron Saint’) and sought out on agricultural issues. A vigorous and persistent advocate for rural interests, always well-armed with figures, Nock was an effective watchdog over various tariffs.”