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From: "Roy Stockdill" <>
Subject: Re: [YKS] one for Roy & Richard Thomson
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 19:24:24 +0000
"Yvonne Clarke" <> wrote.....
> At the recent fair at the Knavesmire, I bought Alison Backhouse's new book
> "The Worm-Eaten Waistcoat" (ISBN 0-9544800-0-7) which is all about the pledge book
> belonging to pawnbroker George FETTES, of Lady Peckitt's Yard in York. On page 30 of
> Alison's book, it mentions Richard Thompson of Knaresborough and describes him as Mr
> Stockdill's clerk. Presumably Mr Stockdill didn't pay him enough and he had to pawn
> something !!!!
> The title of the book comes from one of the items pawned on 14 October 1778 by Samuel
> Robinson. Samuel never redeemed his waistcoat and it was therefore sold,
> for 1s 0d.
> The pledge book is kept at York City Archives.>
THANK you so much for that, Yvonne. I must get the book.
Are you sure it was Stockdill and not STOCKDALE? I wonder who he
was? Sounds like one of the well-known Stockdales of Bilton Hall,
Harrogate, to me. There was also a Robert Stockdale who was Town
Clerk of Knaresborough in Baines' 1822 directory (who I suspect was
one of the Bilton Hall Stockdales also).
Mind you, we Stockdales and Stockdills are known for being
cheapskates - classic Yorkshire folks, of course!
Roy Stockdill (Editor, Journal of One-Name Studies)
SoG Executive & Director of Projects, FFHS
Guild of One-Name Studies:- www.one-name.org
Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:- www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.html
Never ask a man if he comes from Yorkshire. If he does he will tell you, if he does not why humiliate him? - Canon Sydney Smith
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