31Charles WilliamStooke et al
- Feb 19, 2014Hello Kathy and welcome!Thank you for telling us about your Bristol-born Charles William Stooke who we had not previously encountered but a little research reveals him to be the second son of the Bristol hotel keeper William Stooke who has already been discussed within this group - but be aware that my previous posting about him was incomplete and will soon be updated.In the meantime, I think this is what you are looking for ...ANCESTRY - England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906Name: Charles StokesChristening Date: 1 Oct 1815 Christening Place: Clifton, Gloucestershire, EnglandFather's Name: William Stokes Mother's name: SusanSTOOKE mistranscribed as STOKES, Susan also known elsewhere as Susanna(h), born Preece in Shrewsbury.I do not find any reliable record that Charles’ wife Mary Richards had the middle name Florence, but I do find just Mary Richards in three baptismal records:Shropshire Parish Records, Atcham BAPTISMSJune 28 1812 . Mary, d. of John & Maria Richards, of ChiltonFamilySearch England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975Mary Richards christening 28 June 1812, Atcham, Shropshire, England, father John Richards, mother MariaAncestry Shropshire, England, Extracted Parish Records28 Jun 1812 Mary, d. of John & Maria Richards, of Chilton.Baptisms Shropshire: Leighton, Atcham - Parish Registers, Lichfield DioceseInteresting that Mary Richards was born near Shrewsbury, as was her mother-in-law Susanna Preece. Possibly a marriage of cousins? But no time to chase that now.Health warning: The name Mary Florence Richards appears in several Ancestry user-submitted family trees, only once with a specific birth/baptismal date and always unsourced, so probably one person's error has been copied and pasted. Some of those trees also have the hotel-keeping father William Stooke married to the wrong Susanna Cox.---------------Charles William STOOKE left the family home in Bristol and moved to London, so let’s follow him and some of his familyAncestry: London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921Name: Charles Stooke [Accountant]Spouse Name: Mary RichardsRecord Type: MarriageEvent Date: 21 May 1840Parish: Limehouse St AnneBorough: Tower HamletsFather Name: William Stooke [Hotel keeper]Spouse Father: John Richards [dead]Register Type: Parish RegisterWitnesses George Stooke [brother], Charles ????Married by LicenseTwo of Charles' brothers, William Jr and George, were also Accountants in Bristol (before William Jr took over William Sr's hotel).Ancestry 1841 census: Charles William and Mary Stooke living in Hackney, London, with three children:Charles Stook 30Mary Stook 30James Stook 11Mary Stook 3Charles Stook 10 monthsThe actual census image is too faint to read. The family name was transcribed as STOOK but someone has anonymously "corrected" that to STOCK. Adult ages were rounded down in 1841 to the nearest multiple of 5 so age "30" is not reliable.FreeBMDBirths Q2 1841 Stooke Charles Preece StepneyPreece was his grandmother's maiden nameBirths Q2 1843 Stooke William Henry StepneyBirths Q3 1845 Stooke George Edward StepneyAncestry 1851 census: Charles William and Mary Stooke and family living in Stepney, LondonCharles Stocke 35 Clerk to Mercantile firm, born Clifton, BristolMary Stocke 38 born Chilton(?), ShrewsburyCharles Paul Stocke 10William Henry Stocke 8George Edward Stocke 6Arthur Stocke 4Frederick Stocke 1Mary Daskal 17 ServantTranscribed as STOCKE but image looks more like STOOKEObviously Preece, not PaulChilton, hamlet in parish of AtchamAncestry 1861: Bow St Mary, LondonCharles Stooke 45 Census clerk, born Clifton, BristolMary Stooke 48 born Chilton(?), ShrewsburyChas P Stooke 19 Clerk Bank of England, born LondonArthur Stooke 13Fredk Stooke 11Mary Ann Brich 19 ServantFreeBMD Marriages Q4 1865 Hackney STOOKE Charles Preece & CORNEY Elizabeth ThirzaAncestry 1871: Stratford le Bow, LondonCharles Stooke 55 Clerk to East India Merchant, born Clifton, GlosMary Stooke 58 born Chilton, SalopElizabeth S Springall 19 ServantAncestry 1881: Deptford St Paul, LondonCharles P. Stooke 39 head, Clerk Bank of England, born Limehouse, LondonElizabeth Stooke 41 wife, born Whitechapel, LondonHerbert S. Stooke 13Anne M. Stooke 11Charles Stooke 65 ClerkMary Stooke 68Mary A. Thwaites 18 ServantFreeBMD Deaths Q2 1889 Stooke Charles Preece 48 GreenwichDied quite young, before both of his parentsFreeBMD Deaths Q4 1890 Stooke Mary 77 Greenwich (the mother)Ancestry 1891: Deptford St Paul, LondonCharles Stooke 75 head, widr, R[etired] Clerk to East India Merchants, born Clifton, BristolFrederick Stooke 41 son, Drapery Manager at a Stores, born Stepney, LondonFlorence E Phillips 18 ServantFreeBMD Deaths Q2 1897 Stooke Charles 81 Greenwich (the father)---------------That seems an appropriate point at which to draw a line below the London family. I did not pursue the two brothers William Henry and George Edward beyond the 1851 census, but did stumble upon both in North America, so you might like to view some of those Ancestry trees I mentioned earlier. One of them (Alison Lee SPOONER, Owner: sherrioliver1) has the marriage of William Henry Stooke to Hannah Maria Wheeler in Hackney, London, in 1870, his death in Dallas ca 1882, and hers in Victoria, BC, Canada in 1928, plus various descendants born Victoria or Tennessee. Another trees (Webb Family Tree, Owner: lkb1068b) has descendants of George Edward Stooke who also emigrated to the US and settled in Tennessee, so perhaps the two brothers emigrated there together. And there are details of UK descendants. If you don't have access to Ancestry at home or public library, you can reach those same trees by searching for Mary Florence Richards on Mundia - not the most user-friendly interface but it's free. But, as always, do be cautious of unsourced records!The rest, as they say, is history, which you presumably know all about. There is, of course, always pre-history, which is why we are researching the origins of William Stooke, the hotel keeper, but that will be another posting.Thanks for giving me an engrossing afternoon!Kind regardsMartin BeavisI have traced my Stooke links to:
Charles William Stooke1 was born on 1 October 1815 in Clifton, Gloucester, England.
Charles died in 1897 in London, England.
On 21 May 1840 he married Mary Florence Richards in England. She was born about 1813 inShrewsbury, Shropshire, England.
The son of Charles William Stooke, William Henry Stooke, migrated to America. William Henry's son was Charles W. Stooke, my grandfather. And my father was Charles Wesley Stooke.
Can anybody help me take my ancestry farther back into my English roots or give me more background about who Charles William Stooke was?
Thanks and regards,
Kathryn Stooke Riley
(an American cousin)
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