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Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« on: Sunday 05 May 19 08:35 BST (UK) »
I was told recently about an ancestor's involvement in the Stockiness Riot.  I have never heard of this although I presume it was one of the many incidents in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the 19th century.
Any information would be helpful.
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 May 19 08:41 BST (UK) »
Possibly the Stockport Riots in 1852?
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 May 19 09:30 BST (UK) »
Could it be a local name for say a Luddite riot at a stocking factory? Lots of stocking manufacture in the East Midlands.

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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 May 19 01:34 BST (UK) »
I am thinking now that my informant may have been referring to stockingers.   I believe that stockingers were  framework knitters and they were certainly involved in some of the riots and risings in the 19th century.

As the ancestor in question was a framework knitter (1775-1848) living all his life in Pentrich, Derbyshire,  I am now thinking perhaps this referred to some of the unrest in Pentrich in 1811 and was a prelude to the Pentrich Rising of 1817.

It still raises the question (which is a family story passed down through the generations) that he heard a knocking on the door of his house with  invitations to join the riot and rather than do that he hid in a grandfather clock.  This last part has always been a problem to me regarding the size of a clock and the size of the man!!   Perhaps the term stockingers has been turned into stockiness over the generations.

Thanks for your help.   Any further suggestions appreciated!
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 May 19 04:12 BST (UK) »

Stockinger (plural Stockingers)

One who weaves stockings.

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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 May 19 09:14 BST (UK) »
"I was told recently about an ancestor's involvement in the Stockiness Riot."

Marp, are you willing to divulge your ancestors name?

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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 May 19 09:47 BST (UK) »
Yes, my ancestor was Jonathan Wright who was married to Ellen Brambley/Bramley    Jonathan was baptised at  Pentrich on 16 July 1775 and buried there 30 March 1848.

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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 06 May 19 09:50 BST (UK) »
I did a newspaper search for the phrase "stockingers riot" and the only hit that came up was an 1840 reference to stockingers riots in Nottingham in 1791.
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Re: Has anyone heard of the Stockiness Riot?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 21:15 BST (UK) »
Hi

Because of his birth and residence ie Pentrich, feel sure it has to be The Pentrich Revolution your family story relates to.  It is quite possible that locals referred to it as Stockinets Riot, which it was.

Just wondered if you were of the following site

http://www.spanglefish.com/pentrichrevolution/index.asp?pageid=293040

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