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Early Stockett history

Early Stockett history

Kristopher M. Stockett (View posts)
Posted: 19 Feb 2001 2:54PM GMT
It was a joy to find so much interest in the Stockett history. As you have all probably guessed, every Stockett in the world seems to be directly related...including (most likely) the black Stocketts that were former Stockett slaves.

My grandfather, Alton Stockett (1 of 13 children, brother of the Nazarene minister Joe, mentioned in another post here), did quite a bit of geneological research 10-20 years ago.

Every Stockett in the world seems to trace back to those four brothers that Don Stockett mentioned; the four who emigrated to Maryland in the mid-1600's. They were direct descendents of Lewis Stockett, who has a coat-of-arms hanging in the chapel at St. Stephen's of Hackington, near Canterbury, in Kent, England. Lewis received titles from Queen Elizabeth. The Stockett family at that time was related to the Biggs' and other prominent Kent County families.

The earliest family I know of (and the first coat of arms I've found) is Walter de Stockett, a Knight Templar under Edward I of England. I don't know where he came from, but have (somewhere in my piles of stuff) a drawing of his coat-of-arms, a rampant lion.

Sometime after the brothers settled in Maryland, part of the Stocket family headed down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to found Gretna Green, a huge plantation. One of the Stockett daughters was wooed there by an American President (Sorry, my memory fails me...Fillmore????)...

There are still Stockett descendents living on what's left of Gretna Green, which still hosts a Stockett family cemetary. Many Stocketts moved to Texas/Oklahoma.

Another Lewis/Louis Stockett, later in history, played a major role in railroad construction. The city of Stockett, Montana was named after him (it was a big silver boom town, but died out when the railroad bypassed it)...as was a small town on Vancouver Island. I think it was the same man, working on both the Northern US Transcontinental line and the Canadian one...but it could have been two...

That's it for the stuff I remember without digging. I'll see if I can find more specifics.

Kristopher Stockett

Re: Early Stockett history

Posted: 30 Dec 2010 2:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, my name is Lois Stockett Lannin. I am a direct descendant of Captain Thomas Stockett who emigrated to the Maryland area in 1658. I am also researching early Stockett's in England. I, too, have found Walter de Stocket, the knight. Apparently, he had a son Simon, who had a daughter Lora (no surviving son) who married Richard Boare.

I have also found Katherine Stoket who has a memorial plaque in the church in Lingfield. She was lady-in-waiting for Lady Cobham in Oxted, Kent. I have a photo and a rubbing copy of the brass memorial, if you are interested.

I have been trying hard to connect Lewis Stockett (1530-1578/9) to these early Stockett's. I have amassed some good resources on Lewis and his wife Lucie. I also found a lot of information on the four brothers who emigrated to the Maryland area.

I would love to share information with you. I have also found some reference to Stockett's in Scotland (Stockett Forest).

I can also enlighten you, if need be, on how the Stockett clan ended up in Mississippi and Tennessee. I "fell in love" with the person I call Lewis "Montana" Stockett, the engineer and railroad executive. I have many sources for him, as well as a photo of the tombstone in Banff, Canada, where he ended his life.

I am now living in Michigan, but all of my family is in Maryland, which is rich with Stockett history.


Lois

Re: Early Stockett history

Posted: 4 Oct 2011 8:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stockett
wow my family not only has the coat of arms in Quill writing scroll form and has pages containing the family story. the whole family tree and the story of the twins or brothers beheaded for treason, and the pardon all signed and dated. It's amazing! Also have $10,000 or more?in stocks for the stockett mine in stocket ,montana that was named for my ancestors who settled there.

Re: Early Stockett history

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 2:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stockett
Hello, I apologize. I did not realize that I had received a reply to my message. Are you in the UK? USA?

I do not know about sons being beheaded. Can you explain further? Give more specifics about the coat of arms?

Lois

Re: Early Stockett history

Posted: 25 Jan 2014 9:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Lois I would love to share information on the Stocket family - I found where in London Captain Stockett and a couple of his friends were drinking in a tavern and having too much fun. The Sheriff came to which Captain Stockett beat him badly. They were later ordered to appear before the magistrate who only fined them a few coins. I thought it was pretty funny but it read as if the sheriff was not happy with the result.

I believe President Obama is a Stockett cousin as well as a Plummer cousin. Please let me know if we can share and explore or families further. I am doing a DNA test on family now but since I am not a direct male Stockett lineage wise it will not show anything on my Stockett ancestry.

Michael
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