Robert William Stock

1827–February 1888 (Age 61)
Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

18 November 1852
Ramsgate St George, Kent, England, United Kingdom


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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

1 English: probably for the most part a topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English stocke (Old English stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive foot-bridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk. Some early examples without prepositions may point to a nickname for a stout, stocky man or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of punishment stocks.2 German: from Middle German stoc ‘tree’, ‘tree stump’, hence a topographic name equivalent to 1, but sometimes also a nickname for an impolite or obstinate person.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Stock ‘stick’, ‘pole’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Stock in household of John Stock, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Robert W Stock, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Robert W Stock, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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