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Frank Stockton


Hi, just joined today what a brilliant site, asked for a census look up got a reply not long after :)

Researching the names Woodhouse, from Ainderby steeple, morton on swale north yorkshire, and Stockton from (well not sure really), Frank Stockton married Mary Mcpherson 1897 in West Hartlepool Durham, their children were born in West Hartlepool, but for Frank haven't got a clue, :confused:
there was mention of Boston Mass, so i thought i would try the passenger lists for boston, low and behold there he was on the ship Bostonian in 1896,on the Saxonia in 1900,(with his wife and child), and on the Ivernia in 1904 (on his own)he was visiting his mother in Boston, so i don't know if he was born in England or not.

I have been on various sites, come up with nothing :( , if there is anyone out there that can point me in the right direction i would be eternaly grateful. ;D
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Hi Lightly,

First of all have you the details of Franks marriage, as this will give his age
and fathers occupaton as well as name. This will be a good starting point for the census also his childrens names and years of birth would be helpful.

Re: just saying hi,

Sorry folks - lighty & Julie

I have been making some changes to the forum and the kind post from Julie went awry and all alone!

So I have copied the original post form the Introductions Board and coipied here - then added Julies message to the end.

All the best
Hi again Julie,

Frank Stockton Married Mary Mcpherson 24th July Hartlepool,
He was 21 she was 18,
Franks Father was James he was Dock Labourer
Mary's father was William he was a mill furnaceman at iron works.
Their children
James William born 1899, Alice May born 1904,
Francis George born 1908,
All born Hartlepool.
Thanks, :)
Hi Lightly,

Still working on Frank he's a bit hard to pin down. Found a Frank Stockton on the 1901 census even though he's not the same, age 22 single coal miner? but living in the next house is a family called Woodhouse, do you want the details?

Hi Lightly,

1901 census

civil parish Brierly, reg dist Hemsworth, sub reg dist Hemsworth, county Yorkshire

38 Ore? Street

Thomas Evans head age 44 Coal Heaver? born Hadnesford?, Staffs
Annie Evans wife age 40 born Stafford, Staffs
William Agre boarder age 32 occ coal heaver born NK Derbyshire
Thomas Bowildn? (this name looks familar) boarder age 61 occ coal heaver
born NK Yorkshire
Mark Coffield boarder age 45 occ coal heaver born Flockton, York
Emily Grasmick servant age 13 bor Swinton
Frank Stockton boarder age 22 coal ? born Claycross Derbyshire
Arthur Whittaker boarder age 24 occ collier? born Wakefield

no 39

Thomas Woodhouse head age 40 occ Coal miner/heaver? born Ashbourne Caroline Woodhouse wife age 41 born Newbold Derbyshire
Lily Woodhouse daughters age 17 born West Melton Yorks
Hannah Woodhouse daughter age 12 born Great Houghton Yorks
Ellen Woodhouse daughter age 10 born Darfield? Yorks
Caroline Woodhouse daughter age 8 born Royston Yorks
Thomas Woodhouse age 5 born Royston Yorks
Harry Woodhouse son born age 2 born Royston Yorks

They all worked in the mines, but there are black lines through the occupations making them unclear.


Annie Evans wife age 40
Cheers Julie,
Don't think it's my Frank Stockton,
have to have a good look at the Woodhouses next door, see if they are any relation.
Hi Lightly,

Still unable to locate Frank Stockton. Tried various ways. There is one on the 1891 census who's a lodger if you want the info let me know. There seems to be more stocktons in Lancashire and Cheshire with some who have connections to Americia ie visitors and no luck with Mary unless she was born in Scotland.

I will have a look at the info on Frank Stockton please,
I know when he went to Boston he went to visit his mother Caroline , and his brother don't know his name, (someone a while ago got me the print outs of the passeger lists to boston from ancestry) , so i thought i would try and have another bash at finding him, don't think i'm gonna have much luck.
haven't a clue where Mary was born maybe she was born in scotland.
Hi Lightly,

The Frank Stockton on the 1891 census living as a boarder, mothers name is Elizabeth,as 1881 census so dosnt look like the same person.