William Stocks

4 July 1825–15 March 1873 (Age 47)
Ripley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Stocks was born on 4 July 1825, in Ripley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Stocks, was 43 and his mother, Mary Ann Radford, was 47. He married Jane Evans on 16 February 1846, in Manchester Our Lady-St George and St Denys, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Hulme, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 15 March 1873, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 47, and was buried in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Stocks
Fanny Evans
Marriage: 15 November 1857
Henry Stocks
John Stocks
Robert Stocks
Eliza Stock
David Stocks
James Stocks
Fanny Stocks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1857Warrington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 8
    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.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 17
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Stock .English (Yorkshire): variant of Stock with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. In the plural form, the surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived near tree stumps, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Stocks in Thurstonland (Yorkshire). It may also denote someone who lived by, or operated, the obsolete instrument of punishment known as the stocks (Middle English stokkes) owing to its construction from two wooden planks set edgewise one over the other.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • William Stocks in household of Thomas Parkin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Stocks, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Stocks in entry for John Stocks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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