15 thoughts on “Streets of Stockton

  1. I have a Robert Ayre b.1813 and wife Mary. They had 3 sons, Robert b.1844, John b.1846 and Thomas b.1850. Son Robert married another Mary and they had a daughter, Florence Mary b.1869, and sons John b.1870 and Robert b.1872. At one point they lived in Smith Street, also lived in Stockton for many years – any connection?

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  2. To Joan Thorogood, My great granddad was Robert Ayre 1889 , brother to Hannah Kendrick Ayre. Do you know anything about Robert and his Children. Many thanks. Kim

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  3. To Denis Umpleby.I do not know who your grandfather was but must have been a son of one of my fathers brothers. My brother Brian Elsworth was evacuated to Jane Crosson during the war my other brother and sister and myself stayed with my aunt Sarah Armstrong my dads sister when we came back to Essex we lost touch with all our relatives in Stockton I am sure there are some of my cousins still living there

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  4. To Joan Thorogood my grandfathers name was William Elsworth, and I think his sister was called Jane Crosson, she had two sons Tony and John. My grandfather lived in Buxton Street in Stockton.

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    • My great grandfather was William Elsworth married Agnes Watts lived at 20 Buxton Street, Stockton. Could this be the same William you are related to? We do not have any family history except a few names, thanks. Cass

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      • My mother Florence May Williams was born in 50 Portrack Lane, Stockton and birth certificate states Agnes Elsworth 20 Buxton Street formerly Watts as mother but no Father. My mothers marriage certificate indicates William Elsworth Cab driver retired as Father.

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        • My grandfather was William Elsworth who lived in 20 Buxton St. we as a family with my mother Sarah also lived at 4 Buxton St. Williams daughter. g/mother lived in Grangetown after marrying again. As a boy I used to visit her on weekends from time to time. I don’t know a lot about g/fathers side of his family but I have lots of fond memories of g/father
          Denis Umpleby.

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      • Hello Cass, yes Cass he was my g/father his daughter Sarah was my mother we lived in no 4 Buxton St, we were a family of five George, Mabel, Denis,
        Susan, Stephen, Philip was born when we moved to Norton. G/mother moved to Grangetown and married again his daughter Agnes took him to live with her in Thornaby he passed away in 1956. Only Lillian is still living as far as I know, in Jersey.

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  5. My Great Great Grandparents are Robert Hind and Eizabeth Ayre (she must be William”s sister) and they lived at 16 Smith Street for years. Who is organizing the petition to save the houses?

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  6. I would have liked to see inside the building that is still standing and is a listed grade. My father had seven siblings, he left Stockton to come south and eventualy ended up in Essex. I know there were family still in Stockton as we stayed with aunt Sarah Armstrong (nee Elsworth) I was wondering if I still had relations there my brother stayed with another aunt called Crosson

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    • Sarah Jane Crosson was my g/fathers sister. My late elder brother said she used to come to our home to when we were younger. Tony and John Crosson married two sisters.

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  7. My husband is the Grandson of Hannah Kendrick Ayre, her dad was Thomas Ayre (brass Finisher) and his dad was William Ayre (tallow chandler) Are you related to this line and did you know there is a petition you can sign to save 15/16 Smith street Stockton, since it is a Grade 11 listed building. Are we related?

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  8. My father was born at 16 Smith Street Stockton in January 1886 myself and sister and two brothers were evacuated to my aunty during the last war she lived in Emily Street I can remember the stables being at the end of the road my uncle used to have a horse and cart and sell fish (I think) we paid a visit to Stockton this year I havent been back since the end of the war I think I must have relatives still living there but do not know where

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