I have just found a probate notice for Thomas Lock who was a leading hand of labourers, who died at Chatham Dockyard 16th Jan 1885. His home address was 49 Priestdale, Ordinance Place, and his widow was Elizabeth Ann He may be the Thomas Lock that I am looking for. There are a few of them about. My potential Thomas, unless I have mixed up more than one, was born around 1809 in Woolwich. He may have had a wife Ruth, who only appears in 1861, and he was in the dockyard then and in 1871, but then nothing afterwards It sounds as though it might have been a death of note, but I haven't found a mention of it in the papers. Can anyone find anymore about him, to see how many Thomases I have?