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- Hocken, Richard
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Richard Hocken came to Chatham, New Brunswick, from Liskeard in Cornwall, England, about 1840. His family had known the Samuel family, merchants in Chatham, before they left England and used this tie to establish two sons, Richard and John, in merchandizing in the province. On 1 July 1846, Richard married Susanna Samuel, daughter of Michael Samuel, a prominent Jewish merchant. Hocken's main business interest was his merchandizing firm which purchased goods in both England and the United States for re-sale throughout Northumberland and Gloucester counties in New Brunswick. He was also treasurer of the Chatham Gas Light Company, was involved in several local clubs, and was a member of the Masonic Order. Richard Hocken died at Chatham on 9 April 1896, aged 76 years.
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This fonds consists of correspondence between members of Richard Hocken's family, including relatives in England; business correspondence; and other financial records. Some of the businesses and businessmen included in the correspondence are: Arthur and Company, Dr. Staford Benson, John Burke, Chatham Reading Club, J. S. Farlow, Woodward and Farlow, Sophia Joseph, Thomas Kingston, Masonic Hall Committee, Ritchie Brothers, Michael and William Samuel, Steeves Brothers, Gilbert Steeves, and C. C. Turner.
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Presented by James Fraser, of Miramichi, N.B., in 1973.
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Records relating to Richard Hocken can be found in MC242 William Wilkinson fonds, MC240 Michael Samuel and Sons fonds, and MC55 Chatham Gas Light Company fonds.