Robert William Stock

Male1827–February 1888

Brief Life History of Robert William

When Robert William Stock was born in 1827, in Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Stock, was 21 and his mother, Mary Sudds, was 21. He married Elizabeth Goldsmith on 18 November 1852, in Ramsgate St George, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in February 1888, in Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61.

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Robert William Stock
Elizabeth Goldsmith
Marriage: 18 November 1852
Robert William Stock
Edward Richard Stock
Alfred John Stock
James Thomas Stock
Emily Elizabeth Stock

Sources (36)

  • Robert Stock in household of John Stock, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Robert William Stock, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Robert William Stock, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1852Ramsgate St George, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 3

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 6

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 27

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English stok(ke), stock(e) ‘tree trunk, tree stump’ (Old English stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive footbridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by a tree stump or footbridge, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Stock Green and Stock Wood in Inkberrow (Worcestershire) or Stokke in Great Bedwyn (Wiltshire). Compare Stocker .

    English: variant of Stoke .

    German and Dutch: from Middle German stoc ‘tree, tree stump’, hence a topographic name equivalent to 1 above, but sometimes also a nickname for an impolite or obstinate person.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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