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Stokes Genealogy

A group for anyone interested in the surname Stokes and any known variations, including: Stack, Stackes, Stacks, Stoak, Stoaks, Stock, Stocks, Stoke, Stoker, Stokes, etc.

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Comment by Megan Walker on February 14, 2023 at 9:04pm

Hello - my paternal grandmother was a Stokes.  I have traced back to the birth of Joseph Stokes b.1744 who married Mary Baker in 1771 in Walsall Staffordshire England.  Would be very keen to connect with anyone who has Stokes in the Bloxwich area of Staffordshire.

Comment by Doug Lockwood on February 4, 2015 at 9:28am

My wife's ancestry includes many Stokes ancestors. Her line in the US begins with Thomas Stokes (1640 Lower Shadwell, Near Stepney, Middlesex, England - 1720 Waterford, Gloucester, New Jersey) & Mary Barnard.

Comment by Deborah Mitchell on November 22, 2011 at 3:50am

Hi, I've just joined.  I've researched my STOKES line back to William STOKES, born 1802 in Derby, Derbyshire and christened in the parish of St Alkmund.  His father was Charles and mother was Mary, but I have no further info on either parent as yet.  Wm married Mary SUDBURY in 1821, and they had children: (years given are approx) John (1822), Charles (1824), Frances (1826), William (1829), James (1832), Thomas (1835), Alfred (1837) and Mary (known to be 4 Sep 1839).  Wm's first wife, Mary, died some time after 1851, and he married Elizabeth MAYER in 1863. They appear in the 1871 census (aged 68 and 38, respectively) in Derby. After that, I lose track of them. I am assuming that Wm died before the 1881 census -- I just haven't found his death yet.

I haven't visited the 'side-shoots' yet, just my main branches.  I am descended from Charles (1824), who m Elizabeth HARDY 09 Apr 1843 at St Werburgh, Derby, their son, William, being born that same year in the September, then a son, Charles, in 1845 (who I have not been able to find, subsequently; I assume he died in infancy); then Henry (my direct ancestor) in Manchester in 1860. William had a rather interesting and complicated life: he was aka William Stokes HARDY, comedian/actor/theatrical touring manager, and he appears to have taken part in a wife-swap!  Henry, I gather was "red haired and with a temper to match"!  He and his parents wound up in Sculcoates, Kingston-upon-Hull, where he married Alice BURTON. They had children: Charles (1885-1848), Clarence (c. 1889) and Dorothy (c.1892). Charles was my grandfather. He married Winifred Ada TURNER in 1907.

I'd be very interested in hearing from anyone who might be a distant cousin, and am more than happy to share the information I have managed to gather to date!


Comment by Patricia Quinn on March 26, 2011 at 10:43pm

Just joined - my Stokes line starts with Sarah Stokes who married Absolom HURT.  Their daughter Nancy Mary Stokes HURT married Samuel USSERY, Jr.


Would like to other STOKES researchers that might be connected to this line.

Comment by David Bennett on July 10, 2010 at 8:16am
I am searching for ancestors of John Stokes, b. 1817, Wiltshire, England. He came to Providence, R. I., in 1848, and then to Pascoag, R. I., where he worked for a manufacturing company for 17 years. He came from there to Dayville, Connecticut, in January, 1866, where for about 10 years he was in the employ of the Sayles Mfg. Co. He was married in 1836 to Phebe, daughter of John Gregory. They had seven children: Ann (m. Robert Kershaw), Elizabeth (m. E. K. Spaulding), Sarah J. (m. H. Hanks), Fannie (m. Alexander Peck Bennett, my great-grandfather), Harriett Emeline (m. Irving L. Blanchard), Charlotte A. (m. Dr. A. E. Darling) and Clara B. Stokes (unm.). John, Phebe and Clara Stokes are buried at High Street Cemetery located in Dayville, Connecticut, in the town of Killingly, as is Alexander Peck Bennett.
Comment by Michael John Stokes on November 16, 2009 at 11:51am
Hi Stokes researchers, I'm researching my Stokes family who came to wales from Essex, gone back to the Great Leighs area in the 1820s and now I'm stuck! Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Comment by Leah on September 13, 2009 at 6:25pm
I am researching Stokes in Somerset, England and Wales. Family lived in and around Bridgwater, Chedzoy, and Sutton. My branch left for Wales in the mid-1850s to work in the mines around Pontypridd. If connected, please contact me and we can exchange information.
Comment by Blythe Andrea Stokes on September 13, 2009 at 4:53pm
I am related to the Stokes that began in the US with Christopher Stokes very early in Virginia then on to William Stokes. The locations for this part of the Stokes Family is from Virginia - Georgia - Mississippi - Louisiana - Texas - California.

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