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I am currently tracing my family tree. any infromation on the stockley family of prescot would be much appreciated thanx anjela x

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The 1901 census has several families in Prescot and there are several men called "Sandyland Stockley", so it looks like this is a "family name" of some sort. Many of them are in the watchmaking industry but there are a few coal miners as well.

 

I knew a Sandy Stockley from Kingsway back in the 1960's, and his son married my aunt. Neil and Philip Stockley of Prescot are my cousins.

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Hi,

 

My grandfather's sister - Eleanor Yates - married a James Stockley 18 Nov 1916 at Prescot St Mary.

 

Happy to help in any way - which particular Stockley do you want information on ?

 

Regards

 

John

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hiya you probably know my dad then james stockley, ernies brother. I'm his youngest daughter. doing quite well tracing my family tree ive got back to the 1700's thanx for the reply x

 

hiya my grandfather was sandiland stockley 1914 his father and grandfather were both called sandiland and were from prescot. ive managed to get quite a lot of info so far but ive still got a lot of work to do. do u know anything about james stockleys relations any info would be appreciated thanx anjela

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Hi.

 

James Stockley bc 1896 son of John & Rachel Stockley. John Stockley married Rachel Harrison 27 Feb 1892 at Prescot St Mary.

 

John born Prescot c 1870 son of Thomas & Elizabeth Stockley. Rachel Harrison b Prescot c 1869

 

Regards

 

John

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Hi Anjela and Ivy,

Don't know if this will be of any interest but I have early Stockley's in Prescot.James Stockley in Prescot c1778 as thrower and potter.Two much earlier references Edward Stockley working in 1573 Vicarage kiln and Lady's well area owned burgage in town, later Catherine I think his widow living same 64-66 Eccleston street, Prescot in 1592.Regards Nutgrover.

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Hello Anjela, i too am researching my family tree-- re Stockley, I'm just begining to make inroads there however dont know if its the same family yet, however at the moment i have a Thomas Whitehead who married a Mary Ann Stockley on 17 april 1848. She interestingly was born in Kerikas,Corfu in october 1827 and i have a date for her christening as 24 october 1830(? 3yrs later) also in Greece. Dont know yet what the family was doing there at that time, however they(thomas and Mary) married in Rainhill. I have last week sent for their wedding cert so expecting same this week sometime. I believe her parents were a Ralph and Jane Stockley however will not go there untill i get wedding cert. They had 4 children that i know about; Jane.b 1855, Simeon.b 1858(my gg grandfather) Esther.b 1863 and Edward.b?1861.

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I managed to acquire the wedding cert for Thomas Whitehead and Mary Ann Stockley and therefore confirm that Mary was the daughter of Ralph Stockley---- time to start more digging now. I am intrigued as to what Ralph and Jane were doing in Corfu at the time of Marys birth. Historicaly it appears that the Ionian islands were under the protectorate of GB in the early 1800s---- however on thomas,s and marys wedding cert her father Ralphs occ is a miner, so evidently on his return home he was to seek work in the pits,intriguing !.

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The Royal Engineers are stationed at Corfu and Malta at that time and they were made up of sappers and miners, although they seem to be mainly southern regiments?

 

Found this while searching which is an interesting site if you are interested in British Armed forces in Ionian islands lots of photos and info, just navigate back to the home page for an index.

 

 

http://website.lineone.net/~remosliema/Ionian2.htm

 

If Sandyland comes into your family then here is an interesting link

 

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/c/k/Rebecca-Susan-Mckay/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0091.html

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Many regards Ratty, i was aware of that site, there is a Mary Ann Stockley on the list (born on zante), i did email them recently however they have no info on her, which begs the question where did they get the name in the first place. Re sandyland stockley-i havent found any connection, think thats a different family.

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Thats a pity, oh well

 

They seem to be getting their info from military record somewhere, although they arent very detailed, I wonder where. Anyway Ill keep looking. Did they live in Snig Lane?

 

I seem to remember a Gareth Stockley from Prescot when I was at school, very blonde hair.

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In May 1915, the Prescot Reporter listed men serving with the King's forces, and included S. Stockley, T. Stockley and William Stockley, all with the 1/5th South Lancs, and another William Stockley with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

I haven't gotten around to researching them just yet but will report back when I can add anything of interest

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Thats a pity, oh well

 

They seem to be getting their info from military record somewhere, although they arent very detailed, I wonder where. Anyway Ill keep looking. Did they live in Snig Lane?

 

I seem to remember a Gareth Stockley from Prescot when I was at school, very blonde hair.

Not that far ahead at the moment however in 1858, the year simeon whitehead was born(my gggrandfather)Thomas whitehead and his wife Mary ann (nee stockley) were living in Lane ends in whiston. I have yet to ascertain were her parents Ralph and Jane were living.( my connection with Stockleys end there)

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I believe i have my Ralph Stockley born 20th Jan 1800 son of Thomas and Mary Stockley. Baptism at Prescot st Mary 16 feb 1800. Thomas s occupation a collier. The only marriage i can find for a ralph stockley(collier) and jane is 13 april 1823 at All Saints,Rainford however I'm not in any way sure that this is the Ralph above.Its the Corfu link thats puzzling-- mary ann daughter of Ralph and Jane born there 1827,returning to whiston after 1830.

I'm going to work on the assumption that my stockleys are not part of the greater stockley family from prescot at the moment. I cant find any refs to Thomas and Mary other than a long shot which is;Thomas Stockley and Mary Rochell,married 24 oct 1797, Saint Chad, Lichfield, Stafford.

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Dickie Mint

You may be connected to the large Stockley family of Prescot after all

and I find that almost every occurrence of the name Sandyland can be attributed to a Stockley somewhere along the line, even if they live in manchester or wigan.

 

Heres what I found, you probably have most of this anyway but it has been easy to find so

 

Thomas Stockley B Married Mary Fillingham 12 July 1784 Prescot St Mary, witnesses Thomas Johnson, Samuel Southern

 

Their children

Sandylands b1786 prescot

Nanny 1789 prescot

Catherine B1791 prescot

Margaret B1793 Windle

John B1796 Prescot

Phebe B1797 died 1799

Phebe B1798 Prescot

Ralph B 1800 Prescot I THINK THIS IS YOUR RALPH and am trying to track these kids to see if further can be found through that.

 

 

Ralph Stockley B1800 Prescot married possible Jane Jones in 1823 Rainford

possible death 1881 age 81

 

 

Thier child Mary Anne Stockley B 1827 Corfu married(1848Prescot) Thomas Whitehead B1826 in Failsworth. In 1851 they live Lane ends Whiston

in 1861 they live Lane Ends Whiston

in 1863 they are in Thatto Heath

in 1871 they liveSnig Lane Prescot

in 1881 they live Sewell Street Prescot

They had following children

John 1852 Whiston

 

Jane 1855 whiston

 

Simeon 1858 whistonD1886? [married Elizabeth Abrahams 1878 prescot, child mary b1880 he is a miner. In 1881 they live in Sewell St no 28 .Sandyland and Esther Stockley are in the next house ]

 

Edmund 1860 whiston, [married at west derby to Sarah Williams, childrn-william B1875 prescot, ..catherine 1878 Leigh, Joseph B1880 Leigh, Robert B1882 leigh,Thomas B1884 Leigh,Vincent B ..1890 Leigh, in 1891 they live in Hindley]

 

Esther B 1863 Thatto Heath [married in 1882 Prescot to Alfred Brooks B1859 in Swinton, children

James 1883 prescot

Elizabeth 1885 pre

Simeon 1888 Abram

Mary A 1890 Abram

Walter 1893 Abram

Esther 1895 Abram

Alfred 1900 Leigh

In 1891 and 1901 they live in Leigh,Abram (in 91 esther is down as hester born Pretts and simeon jnr as samson) and Esthers Father Thomas lives with them in 1891, her mother Mary Ann nee Stockley having died in 1890 age 63 Cant find Thomas after this.

 

There is also a possible link through marriage to the Lyons and the Waines of prescot not confirmed

 

Cant find Ralph and Jane again but maybe she died and he married again, there are possibles for that, not proved though

 

I dont know how you can prove this any further especially the first bit unless there may be more on the original church records, are they at the library?

 

PS Just found a likely one for Thomas Born c1764

1841 census has a Thomas Stockley in the Workhouse at Sutton age 75

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Heres the last bit

Think I found some of them on the

 

1841 Census

 

Catherine Stockley(1791) married Henry Lyon at Farnworth 1815

found at Beverley correction House Yorkshire (not convinced of this one) Henry in Prescot Lodging

 

Margaret Stockley (1793) married James Lyon at Farnworth 1820

 

Phoebe Stockley(1798) married Samuel Fillingham at Farnworth 1822

found at Springfield Row Eccleston with Samuel 40 Ellen mary William Samuel jnr and Ann Fillingham 60 (m in law)

 

John Stockley (1796) married Jane Mercer 1819 Farnworth

found at Snig Lane with Jane Mary ann,Ely,Ralph,Phoebe,Alexander (misspelled Stickly

 

Ralph Stockley found at Toll Barr Prescot (misspelled Stocktry) age 40 with 'Riachel' 30 Sandyland 5 'Riachel' 2 (is this the second marriage?)

Ralph Stockley and Rachel Greeen of Prescot married jun 1835 St Mary(sthelen)?

 

No help really is it..

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I noted in that lot a few links to the "Fillingham" family, another old Prescot lot!

I have a George Fillingham on my web site, although I don't have much detail on his military service (sorry, not trying to hijack the thread)

 

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Ratty, i have tried to PM you with a "thankyou" however it says you cannot be PMd--- is your in box full ?

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Yup! fixed now, thanks for the thanks,but thats ok, sometimes they just grab you dont they,lol I am definitely an addict.

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Ratty, re your above post and Simeon b1858,d1886 married Elizabeth Abrahams 1878. Simeon was killed down Carrs Colliery 1886- "The Coal Mining History Resource Centre" website lists pit accidents/deaths, if you enter Simon Whitehead it lists details of his death. Simeon and Elizabeth had a daughter Mary (my ggrandmother). Elizabeth (Simeons widow) married a James McCully a couple of years later. By the way I had very little of what you have posted, it is/would be nice to ascertain for fact Ralphs line and what he was doing in corfu when Mary was born.

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Oh, thanks for letting me know about Simeon, shame that, very young to die wasnt he, my great grandad died in the mines in 1819,he and his two sons where trapped in a collapse and he made them go before him and got trapped and died, one son was injured and the other was ok.

 

A pity we couldnt find anything else about Corfu yes, it would be great to know for sure, I havnt a clue where to start with that one though, too early for any military records that are around for searching,I tried a few of the normal genealogy forums with no luck, maybe you could ask on one of the military forums about records from earlier. Good luck with that.

 

I noted in that lot a few links to the "Fillingham" family, another old Prescot lot!

I'm often surprised at how the same family names turn up when I'm searching even though many years have passed and it very often sparks memories of people I knew and had all but forgotten. I'm always comforted that I'm on the right track when I see a family naming pattern emerge also.

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Ratty, further re above. Via lancs on line parish search facility I have found a Mary Stockley wife of Thomas--burial 9th April 1803, Prescot st mary. I have also found Thomas Stockley--burial 23june 1816 age 58yrs also at prescot st marys, this would make his birthdate circa 1758. I have also found a john stockley (?son of above) burial 25may 1808 age 22 and another "pit death". Further thomas and Mary did,as you point out, have Ralph in 1800, b20 jan-- baptism 16 feb at prescot st mary. The only problem for me now remains tying this Ralph to Mary ann stockley born in corfu and i will have "cracked it"( its looking reasonably certain but not fact at the moment). I wonder if Anjela who started the thread has anything further to add ?.

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Hello Ratty, thanks for above i will have a look there. Can confirm i am a direct descendent of Ralph b1800. Been doing some research lately which has linked everything together nicely.( This Sandyland chap was the older brother however it is a name given to their children by his siblings a number of times thereafter).

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