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Stoker families in Newcastle or Gateshead

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Avryll Report 22 Nov 2012 11:01

Am searching for descandants of Patrick Stoker 1838 and Mary Jane Hawthorne 1839, both born in Ireland, well I know that Patrick was. They had eight daughters all born newcastle, and finally a son, John George Stoker 1883. His first marriage produced five children, who were sent to the northern Counties orphanage in 1921, John, Frank, Elsie, George and Henrietta.
There must be descendants of the daughters, and hopefully descendants of the Stoker children, who would be my aunts and uncles. I know that George 1914 served in the Palestine Police Force, and that Elsie married twice and died in Aylesbury.
If this sounds familiar to anyone please get in touch.....thanks


Lynski Report 22 Nov 2012 11:10

Have you tried "Search all trees" under the Search button above?

Put in the names that you have and if you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

I would suggest that you delete the automatic message that is already in the message box and write your own as members will not open their tree without first establishing the connection with you.


JustDinosaurJill Report 22 Nov 2012 11:33

It is possible to trace forward aswell as trace backwards.

Start with what you know, look for the daughters and the family on relevant census' for Newcastle if that is where you believe that they were.

See what you can find for each person on FamilySearch and try to build up a picture from there.

As for the kids who were sent to the orphanages. You might get some results on FreeBMD. It's a name I know from Tyneside but it's a lot less difficult than say Smith would have been.

If you can find Elsie's death and see who the informant was, that might give you a start.

Good luck. J


Barry Report 22 Nov 2012 12:19

There is 1 tree on Ancestry for this family Patrick b abt 1840 and Mary Jane b abt 1841
There are eight daughters shown born 1864 - 1879 but no John George

You should be able to view this tree on this free link


ErikaH Report 22 Nov 2012 13:24

You should try researching them yourself by using's an easy site to use


Avryll Report 23 Nov 2012 20:45

Thanks very much for all your replies.....and Reggie. i am hugely familiar with Freebmd and have been for some years......I have a full tree for my part of this Stoker family, through Patrick & Mary Jane, and my Grandfather John George Stoker, downwards.

My line was an illicit line, although no-one knew this. RAF records forJohn George showed another set of children born before my father, these were, John Ernest, Frank, Elsie, George, and Henrietta. Their mother Elsie died in 1920, my father William born 1921. He never married my grandmother Ada Sloane. Because they were born after conventional record sites retain records it is hard for me to track down four of these first children. I have Elsie sussed out because John George died at her home in Aylesbury. From New Zealand it is even more difficult!. John George placed them in the Northern Orphanage in Newcastle according to his RAF records in 1921 and he continued to live in Harrow with his new Stoker family, which leads down to myself.

John George was definitely born in newcastle to Patrick & Mary j in 1883, I have his birth cert........I have searched the trees hoping that a new member will join who is part of the first Stoker family, oh and also part of the THIRD set of children he had when he married again, something my grandmother never knew....gosh, how does one do that and keep everyone in the dark.

I'm not sure it was research that I needed anyone to do for me for, I was just hoping that perhaps someone might come forward who is a GR member from that first Stoker family. Sorry did not reply earlier, i live in Christchurch and we are all still very unsettled with the minor tremors which continue to rock our lives. One day i will have a breakthrough with these half uncles of mine and their descendants............thanks for your time everyone <3

Mike *

Mike * Report 23 Nov 2012 21:53

I know you have this but helps to show children's ages


Patrick Stoker 54
Mary J Stoker 52
Mary J Stoker 23
Rebecca Stoker 14
Sarah Stoker 12
John G Stoker 7


John Stoker 27 - Newcastle
Elsie Stoker 22 - Suffolk
John Stoker 3 - Essex
Frank Stoker 1 - Gateshead
Mary Jane Stoker 73 - Armargh


ErikaH Report 23 Nov 2012 21:56

Apologies for misunderstanding your didn't, as far as I could see, give any indication that you had researched these people on freebmd.

As for connected people coming forward......if you haven't found any other instances of the names in GR tress, it would suggest that no-one connected is a member

You haven't given any birth year info for the 'children' whose names you posted.........


ErikaH Report 23 Nov 2012 21:58

Right............for clarity, and in an effort to help

1911 England Census

Name: John Stoker
Age in 1911: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Newcastle, Northumberland, England
Civil parish: Elswick
County/Island: Northumberland
Country: England
Street Address: 319 Back Scotswood Rd Newcastle On Tyne
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Skilled Labourer Rivitting Preumatie
Registration district: Newcastle upon Tyne
Registration District Number: 558
Sub-registration district: Elswick
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Piece: 30581
Household Members:
Name Age
John Stoker 27
Elsie Stoker 22 born Sudbury, Suffolk
John Stoker 3
Frank Stoker 1
Mary Jane Stoker 73 born Knockmamuckley, Armagh, Ireland


ErikaH Report 23 Nov 2012 22:04

You refer to John's 'first marriage'........when and where did it take place?

Births Sep 1911 (>99%)
Stoker Elsie Long Newcastle T. 10b 145

Births Mar 1914 (>99%)
Stoker George Long Newcastle T. 10b 116

Births Sep 1920 (>99%)
Stoker Henrietta Long Newcastle T. 10b 49


ErikaH Report 23 Nov 2012 22:16

This marriage record is odd, to say the least.............

Brown Alexander L N Stoker Nthmbld.S. 10b 845
Brown Alexander L N Seers Nthmbld.S. 10b 845
Seers Maisie Brown Nthmbld.S. 10b 845
Stoker Henrietta Brown Nthmbld.S. 10b 845

Brown Alexander L.N. Seers Nthmbld.S. 10b 845 Spinach
#comment entry reads Stoker or Seers for spouse

I've checked the images............the transcription is 100% accurate