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All people with the surname Stansfeld or Stansfield who trace their ancestors back to Calderdale, originate from the one family, and the first member of this family to have the surname was John de Stansfeld.

This family's original surname was Stansfeld and this spelling seemed to predominate until around 1550, then the name changed from Stansfeld through Stansfeild to finally settle as Stansfield. This change also occurred to other surnames ending in ...feld.

In the 17th century, to differentiate themselves from the rest, the Sowerby branch of the family decided to revert to the original Stansfeld, and their descendants retain that spelling to the present day.


Being an ancient family, the Stansfields have a great number of descendants, and frequently inter-married with other local families.

The various researchers have contributed generously to the entries here, though their versions of the names, dates and relationships of these descendants may conflict at some point.

Although there may be some errors / inaccuracies, the information here will give the general reader some idea of who the family were and what they achieved through the generations

 


Stansfield, MrRef 50-1308
[17??-18??] Originally a reed maker from Bolton, he lived in Hebden Bridge for 30 years.

In 1831, he was accused of supplying the paper which was used by a gang involved in forging large quantities of bank-notes of the Bank of England and several other English and Irish Banks.

The gang – around 16 men in number – operated in Manchester, Bolton and Liverpool. The counterfeiting had been going on for around 28 years.

During the trial, Stansfield tried 3 times to cut his own throat with a blunt pen-knife. He subsequently called for help and was attended by a doctor and recovered

Stansfield, MrRef 50-1121
[18??-18??] Around 1850, he presented his Cheap Concerts at the Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax

Stansfield, AbrahamRef 50-15
[1837-19??] Son of Abraham Stansfield.

He never married.

He lived at Vale Cottage working with his father as a nurseryman and seedsman.

He moved to Kersal Moor Nursery in Broughton, Lancashire where he was a nurseryman and florist with over 3 acres of land.

About 1908/1911, he completed, edited and published the book entitled The Flora of Todmorden which was compiled by his father and John Nowell, with a list of The Birds of Todmorden compiled by Walter Greaves

Stansfield, AbrahamRef 50-997
[15??-16??] He lived at Lower Birks Farm, Todmorden

Stansfield, AbrahamRef 50-1863
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Hole Bottom Mill, Stansfield.

In 1819, he was declared bankrupt. He was still at the mill in 1834

Stansfield, AbrahamRef 50-S189
[1802-1880] Son of Luke Stansfield.

Born at Hugeon Croft near Shore, Todmorden.

He was a handloom weaver and wrote poetry to support his family. He was famous as a botanist and gardener

Stansfield, AbrahamRef 50-3530
[1819-1???] Son of John Stansfield.

Born in Midgley.

Baptised at Luddenden Church [1819].

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / a weaver [1845] / a hand loom weaver [1851] / a cotton warp dresser [1861] / a cotton warper [1871] / a warp dresser [1881].

In 1845, he married Grace [1821-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, born in Sowerby, was the daughter of weaver John Broadbent.

She was a hand loom weaver [1851]

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1848] who was an oiler at a worsted mill [1861]
  2. William [b 1851] who was a doffer at a worsted mill [1861] a cotton twister [1871]
  3. Mary A / Mary H [b 1853] who was a worsted spinner [1861] a worsted weaver [1871]
  4. Isaac [b 1856] who was a cotton twister [1871]
  5. David [b 1859] who was a cotton twister [1871]
  6. Ellen [b 1863]
  7. Thomas
  8. Thomas [b 1866]
  9. Grace E [b 1869]

The family lived at

  • Lydgate, Midgley [with Abraham's widowed mother 1851]
  • Spring Field, Northowram [1861]
  • 42 Darley Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 45 Beacon Hill, Northowram [1881]

Stansfield, Alan F.Ref 50-38
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Horse Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, AlbertRef 50-2
[1882-1917] Son of James Henry Stansfield.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge & Sunday School / a weaver of Heptonstall Road, Heptonstall [1903] / a cotton weaver [1911] / a weaver with Roger Shackleton & Company.

In 1903, he married Edith Shackleton [1881-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Edith, of Mansfield Field Farm, Wadsworth, was the daughter of John Shackleton, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Frances [b 1904]
  2. Annie [b 1907]
  3. Ethel [b 1908]

The family lived at 21 Calder Place, Hebden Bridge [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted at Hebden Bridge [22nd June 1916], and served with the Durham Light Infantry and Cycle Corps, then he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was hospitalised for 3 months after hurting himself in a bomb-throwing exercise during training.

He was killed in an air raid [21st October 1917], the first recorded such death of a local man

He was buried at Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 18].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [3rd November 1917]

His brother Joseph also died in the War

Stansfield, Albert EdwardRef 50-24
[1894-1915] Son of Agnes & John Stansfield of 20 Merrybents Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 7th August 1915 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 58-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, AnneRef 50-3064
[1824-1900] Daughter of Abraham Stansfield.

Like others in her family, she was interested in botany.

She married (1) Thomas Gaukroger.

She married (2) Thomas Mitchell.

They lived at Vale Cottage, Todmorden, where Ann died.

She was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Stansfield, Mrs AnnieRef 50-980
[18??-1903] A Walsden woman who committed suicide because she stammered.

Her body was found in the canal. Her husband, Fred Stansfield, later found a letter from his wife

Dear Husband, I cannot live any longer. It is no use you saying I don't stammer, I do and the knowledge makes me miserable. I feel quite worn out in mind and body. Kindly think of me sometimes and forgive me, as I hope God will forgive me. You have been good to me, so don't think you are to blame at all; you are not. Good-bye Your loving wife

Stansfield, ArthurRef 50-23
[1886-1950] Born in Todmorden.

He was an insurance agent [1909].

In [Q2] 1909, he married Nellie Thomas in Halifax.


Nellie was the daughter of
John Thomas
 

Nellie died 28th June 1949.

Arthur died 13th December 1950

Stansfield, ArthurRef 50-37
[1912-1944] Son of John Ashworth Stansfield.

Born in Walsden.

He married Nellie.

They lived at Shore, Lancashire [1944].

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 14th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was killed at Monte Cassino [14th May 1944] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Cassino Memorial, Italy [Grave Ref 2], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, AshtonRef 50-2521
[1601-1657] BA.

Son and heir of James Stansfield.

He was at University College Oxford [1619], admitted to Gray's Inn [1621], a barrister at law at Gray's Inn [1629], and a barrister at Wakefield

He (possibly) married Miss Speight, daughter of Philemo Speight of Earls Heaton, Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Frances who married [1661] Henry Dean

See The Ashton Family

Stansfield, AshtonRef 50-1249
[18??-18??] Of Todmorden.

He married Frances Henrietta.

Children:

  1. Esther Jane [1837-1902] who married Thomas Sutcliffe Highley

See James Bracewell

Stansfield, BenRef 50-1047
[1???-1962] Director of Thornber Brothers Limited

Stansfield, DavidRef 50-312
[1720-1769] Son of Ely Stansfield.

He became a Leeds cloth merchant. He built Hope Hall.

He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History.

He was (possibly) a Trustee of Northgate End Chapel [1757].

In 1748, he married Ellen Aldred [17??-1755] at Burton Chapel.


Ellen was the daughter of Rev Timothy Aldred vicar of Morley Leeds
 

Children:

  1. David
  2. Nelly
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child

There is a memorial window for him in Heptonstall Church

Stansfield, EdwinRef 50-2678
[18??-1???] Son of John Stansfield.

He had business as a leather currier.

He traded in Macclesfield and Salford before establishing business on Commercial Street, Brighouse [1855].

He was a greengrocer with his son John Edwin Stansfield [1870]

He was at No. 17 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1871]

Stansfield, ElyRef 50-208
[16??-1???] Sowerby musician. He published a book called Psalmody Epitomised [2nd edition 1731]. He composed several local tunes
Warley – to accompany Psalm 100
Sowerby – to accompany Psalm 98

Stansfield, ElyRef 50-2545
[1683-1734] Or Elias.

Son of John Stansfield.

In 1714, he married Mary, daughter of John Farrer.

Children:

  1. David
  2. Elizabeth [1718-1778] who married Joseph Moore from Halifax
  3. son who died without issue
  4. son who died without issue
  5. son who died without issue
  6. son who died without issue
  7. son who died without issue
  8. Mary [1724-1778] who died unmarried

Stansfield, ElyRef 50-2928
[1712-179?] Of Halifax and Hipperholme.

Son of Henry Stansfield.

He was a cordwainer.

On 8th June 1747, he married Mary Parkinson [1717-1798].


Mary was the daughter of William Parkinson of Lightcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Rachel [1748-1797] who never married
  2. Joshua
  3. Ely

Ely died between 1792 and 1798 in Hipperholme.

Mary was buried at Coley Church

Stansfield, ElyRef 50-2938
[1755-1831] Son of Ely Stansfield.

Born at Warley.

He was a cordwainer.

On 30th April 1789, he married Sarah Starkey [1769-1831] at Huddersfield.


Sarah was the daughter of John Starkey of Cowcliffe, Huddersfield, and brother of Joseph Starkey
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Joseph
  3. William [1797-1868]
  4. Thomas [1800-1861]

He lived at Hipperholme, until, about 1795, the family moved to Huddersfield where he opened a shoe making, and later, a general retailing business. The timing of this move appears to have related to the death of his father.

He was a boot & shoemaker at Manchester Street, Huddersfield [1822]. By 1828, he is listed as:

Stansfield Eli & Sons, Shopkeepers and Dealers in Sundries in Manchester Street, Huddersfield

From 1828 to 1838, his sons William and Thomas are listed as boot and shoe makers in Manchester Street and later in New Street, Huddersfield.

Ely died in Huddersfield.

Son, William, later became a farmer, and appears in 1851 census with 13 acres

Stansfield, ErnestRef 50-56
[1897-1916] Son of William Stansfield.

He was a member of Salem Wesleyan Church, Hebden Bridge & School / a cricketer with Heptonstall Slack & Salem teams / employed by Greenwood & Pickles.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion London Regiment.

The Halifax Courier [28th October 1916] reports him with the Royal Fusiliers.

He died 8th October 1916 (aged 20).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [28th October 1916].

He was buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VIII G 3]

Stansfield, FrankRef 50-75
[1881-19??] Son of James Stansfield.

Baptised 21st November 1883.

He was a fustian cutter [1920].

On 3rd July 1920, he married Grace Campbell [1879-19??].


Grace, a cotton weaver of Thistle Buildings, Charlestown, Erringden, was the daughter of Samuel Campbell, dyer
 

Stansfield, FredRef 50-5
[1866-1909] In July 1898, he married Hannah Rebecca, widow of Linnaeus Tasker.

Fred took over as beerhouse keeper at the Victoria & Albert, Boothtown [1905].

Fred died on 27th January 1909.

In April 1909, Hannah Rebecca married Sam Drake

Stansfield, FredRef 50-28
[1885-1917] Born in Walsden.

He married Clara.

They lived at 3 Saxon Street, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He died 4th August 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref V F 20].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, FredRef 50-33
[1887-1915] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 5th May 1915.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, FredRef 50-46
[1899-1918] Born 14th June 1899.

Baptised at All Souls' Church, Halifax [6th August 1899]

He was an overlooker with Rouse Brothers at Bowling Dyke Mill [1914].

He lived at 63 Woodside View, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [10th September 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref V F 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Stansfield, FredRef 50-2772
[1917-19??] Descended from the Stansfield family of Brighouse. He was captain of Cardiff City FC and a Welsh International. Manager of Newport County FC [1954]

Stansfield, FrederickRef 50-16
[1855-1???] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

Born in Todmorden.

He worked for his father in Vale Nurseries.

He was an Associate in Arts of Oxford University / a nurseryman and gardener.

He married Jane Lee.

Children:

  1. Elsie

After his marriage, he moved to Sale in Cheshire

Stansfield, GeorgeRef 50-2524
[16??-16??] Of Adam Royd, Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary

Stansfield, GeorgeRef 50-1862
[17??-18??] Manufacturer at Haugh Stone Mill, Stansfield [1796]. In 1811, he operated 1440 spindles. In 1818, he sold the mill and machinery

Stansfield, GeorgeRef 50-2512
[1774-1832] Of Stansfield Hall, Todmorden. This may refer to cottages which stood near the Hall.

During the Peninsular War, he served with the 16th Queen's Light Dragoons. He was present at the Battle of Waterloo.

He married Susannah [1790-1840].

Children:

  1. Joseph

George died 1st January 1832 (aged 58).

Susannah died 8th September 1840 (aged 50).

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, GeorgeRef 50-66
[1845-19??] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

Born in Walsden.

He was a picker maker [1861, 1871] / a green grocer [1881] / a farmer [1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1870, he married Mary Pilling Ashworth [1846-19??] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. John Ashworth
  2. Walter [b 1878] who was a picker maker [1891, 1901], a picker maker (buffalo hide) [1911]
  3. George Henry [b 1880] who was a cotton operative [1891], a picker maker [1901], a picker maker [1911]
  4. Minnie [b 1885] who was a dairy worker [1911]
  5. Frank [b 1888] who was working on farm [1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 8 children of whom 5 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at

  • Wood Bottom, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]
  • 72 Gauxholme, Todmorden & Walsden [1881]
  • Inchfield Fold, Todmorden & Walsden [1891]
  • Inchfield Farm, Walsden [1901, 1911]

Mary died in Todmorden.

George died in Walsden

Stansfield, GeorgeRef 50-39
[1927-1945] Son of Joe Ainscow Stansfield.

Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) attached to the 7th Battalion Parachute Regiment A. A. C.

He died 7th April 1945 (aged 18).

He was buried at Celle War Cemetery, German [Grave Ref 3 F 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, George DicksonRef 50-31
[1895-1916] Son of James Stansfield.

Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 28th August 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref I A 32].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, H.Ref 50-1239
[1???-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He became Keeper of the Department of Botany at Liverpool University.

In 1936, he published a Handbook Guide to the herbarium collections in Liverpool Museums. The book also included a biography of W. H. Stansfield

Stansfield, HallRef 50-2351
[18??-18??] Partner in Stansfield & Company.

He lived at Park House, Halifax [1874]

Stansfield, HenryRef 50-2519
[13??-13??] Said to be son of Ralph Stansfeld.

He married Diones Thornhill.


Diones was the daughter of Brian Thornhill of
Thornhill
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Richard
  3. Mary
  4. Jane
  5. Elizabeth

The above entry has been taken from a pedigree:

[Harleian MS 4630, folio 582] a Stansfield family pedigree

No evidence has been found to support it.

In this period the surname was Stansfeld; it was much later that it evolved into Stansfield

Ralph de Stansfeld appears in documents in the 1350s

The senior person of the Stansfeld family in this generation was William de Stansfeld

Sir Bryan de Thornhill appears in documents from the 1330s

Stansfield, HenryRef 50-2926
[1671-1734] Son of Richard Stansfield.

He became a tailor.

On 19th 9 June 1692, he married Elizabeth Hanson [1675-1753] from Halifax.


Elizabeth's family were leather workers and saddlers
 

Children:

  1. Isabell [1693-1694]
  2. Frances [1698-1699]
  3. John [bapt 1700]
  4. Herbert
  5. Ely
  6. James [bapt 1717]

Stansfield, Henry S.Ref 50-1761
[18??-19??] Whitesmith and tool maker at Der Street Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Stansfield, HerbertRef 50-74
[1878-19??] Son of James Stansfield.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a builder's labourer [1901] / a cotton weaver [1911].

On 14th February 1903, he married Catherine Rose Cockroft [1880-1956].


Catherine Rose, of Woodhouse, Langfield, was born in Todmorden, the daughter of Henry Gibson Cockroft, warehouseman.

She was a cotton weaver [1911]

 

They lived at 17 Woodhouse, Todmorden [1911].

Catherine died in Litleborough [Q1 1956] (aged 76) 

Stansfield, HerbertRef 50-2927
[1708-1773] Son of Henry Stansfield.

He was a Mason.

On 19th October 1730, he married Anne Bradley [1???-1747].

Children:

  1. Ann / Nancy [1731-1774] who never married and went to live with her uncle Ely at Hipperholme
  2. Elizabeth / Betty [1733-1736]
  3. Herbert
  4. Sara [1739-1750] who was buried at Halifax by her uncle Ely and shown in the register as his child
  5. Elizabeth [1741-1744]
  6. James [1743-1746]
  7. John [1745-1747]

He was buried in wool on 16th November 1773

Stansfield, HerbertRef 50-2929
[1736-17??] Son of Herbert Stansfield.

On 26th April 1761, he married Mary Wilson [17??-1766].

He went to live at Ovenden.

He was buried after 1766

Stansfield, HerbertRef 50-13
[1856-1???] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

Born in Todmorden.

He was educated at boarding school at East Hardwick, Yorkshire [1871].

He moved to Pontefract where he was a nurseryman employing 5 people.

He moved to Sale in Cheshire where he was a nurseryman (his brother Frederick had been there previously).

He married (1) Betsy.

Children:

  1. Ethel

He married (2) Sarah.

Children:

  1. Walter

Stansfield, HerbertRef 50-29
[1891-1917] Son of James Stansfield.

Born at 9 Railway Street, Todmorden [March 1891].

He was a cotton weaver.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 31st July 1917 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 34], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Rev J.Ref 50-1687
[17??-18??] Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [1819?]

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-73
[1838-1???] Son of William Stansfield, weaver.

He was a cordwainer of Wadsworth [1861] / a beer seller [1871] / a publican [1880] / a shoemaker [1881, 1883] / a clogger [1891] / a retired clogger [1901].

On 4th October 1861, he married Susannah Widdup [1841-1???].


Susannah, of Old Town, Wadsworth, was the daughter of George Widdup, butcher
 

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1869]
  2. Thomas [b 1870] who was a building contractor [1901]
  3. Isaac [b 1873] who was a builder's labourer [1901]
  4. Sarah [b 1875]
  5. Sarah Ellen [b 1876]
  6. Herbert
  7. Fred [b 1880] who was a builder's labourer [1901]
  8. Susannah [b 1877]
  9. Frank
  10. James Arthur [b 1888]

The younger children were baptised on 10th July 1880.

The family lived at

  • Bar, Stoney Lane, Stansfield [1871, 1881]
  • Charlestown, Hebden Bridge [1883]
  • Co-op Buildings, Stansfield [1891]
  • Thistle Bottom, Erringden [1901]
  • 10 Ingle Dene, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister Hannah Stansfield [b  1870].

James (possibly) died between 1901 & 1911

Living with Susannah & her children [in 1911] was Florrie / Florice / Florence Stansfield [b  1901]

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-787
[1???-18??] He ran a private school at Mixenden [around 1838]

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-1090
[14??-1???] Around 1473, he lived at The Bache, Warley. He leased the property to Richard Waterhouse and John Mawde

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-3442
[15??-1602] Of Stansfield Hall and Hartshead Hall. Son and heir of Edward Stansfield

He was Bailiff of the Manor of Halifax [1590] He held lands in Stansfield, Hartshead and Mirfield.

He married (1) Margaret Lacy.


Margaret was the daughter of John Lacy of Leventhorp
 

He married (2) Alice Barker [1???-1638].


Alice was the daughter of Edmund Barker of Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. James

He died in London. His Inquisition Post Mortem is dated 1603

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-287
[1579-1658] Son of James Stansfield.

In 1614, James leased land in Hartshead to William Ashton of The Ashton Family.

In 1617/18, deeds from James and Elizabeth Stansfeld to Theophilus Ashton of Grayes Inn, of certain closes and messuages in Stansfeld for 8 years at a rent of a grain of pepper.

James sold most of the family possessions – including Stansfield Hall – to John Pilling.

In 1612, he sold Hartshead Hall.

He married Elizabeth Holden.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Holden of Holden Hall, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Ashton
  2. Katherine
  3. Jane
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Isabell who married John Page
  6. John
  7. Robert
  8. James

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-1417
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1681, 1752]

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-2998
[16??-1691] Son of Ashton Stansfield.

He married Unknown [16??-1690].

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church

See Stansfield Hey, Ripponden

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-638
[17??-17??] Coiner. James Broadbent confessed to Stansfield that he had informed William Deighton about David Hartley and James Jagger clipping coins at Bell House

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-2677
[1768-1839] A cloth dresser of Toothill Green, Rastrick.

In 1789, he married Christiana Cooper.

Children:

  1. Joseph [1789-1799]
  2. Hannah [b 1791] who married James Hall
  3. Mary [b 1794] who married John Noble
  4. John
  5. Sarah [b 1799]
  6. Ann [b 1801]
  7. Susannah [b 1804] who married Benjamin Edwards
  8. Edna [b 1807] who married John Fox
  9. Jane [1813-1833]

He died intestate with goods under £100

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-2670
[18??-1???] He lived at Ewood Hall, Todmorden [1870].

See Todmorden Flood Relief Fund

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-43
[18??-1???] He married Susannah [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. George Dickson

The family lived at Todmorden [1916]

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-2323
[18??-18??] Solicitor at North Street, Todmorden [1845, 1861]. He was Clerk to the Todmorden Board of Guardians / Superintendent registrar / a Perpetual Commissioner for taking acknowledgements of deeds executed by married women.

He was (possibly) one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835]

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-62
[18??-18??] He was a flag facer.

He married Elizabeth [1818-18??].


Elizabeth was born in Heaton, Bradford
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1851] who married Albert Edward Empsall
  2. Annie [b 1853] who was a woollen cloth burler [1881]

James was dead by 1881.

The family lived at 8 Fearnley Street, Bradford [1881].

Living with the widowed Elizabeth [in 1881] were daughter Elizabeth, her husband and family

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-41
[1819-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He married Salley [1816-19??].

Children:

  1. Ada [1845-1919] who married Frederick Hague Moss

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-20
[1844-1900] Born in Warley.

He was a plasterer.

On 22nd January 1872, he married Mary Lumb in Halifax


Mary was the daughter of
Levi Lumb
 

Children:

  1. Levi
  2. Betsy Ann [1873-1956] who married George Theseus Sugden
  3. Emma [b 1875] who was a carpet & rug weaver [1911]
  4. Sarah Eleanor [b 1878]
  5. Harry [b 1887]

The children were born in Warley, and baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-49
[1851-1904] Born in Todmorden.

He was cotton weaver.

In 1872, he married Mary Marshall [1850-1914] in Todmorden.


Mary was born in Blackshaw Head
 

Children:

  1. Alice Hannah [b 1874]
  2. John Arthur [b 1876]
  3. Betsy [b 1878]
  4. Emma [b 1881]
  5. Harry [b 1884]
  6. Herbert

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 9 Railway Terrace, Todmorden [1891]
  • 24 Kitson Wood Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 13 Mitchell Street, Todmorden [1911]

Stansfield, JamesRef 50-40
[1885-1917] Son of William Stansfield.

Born in Norland.

He was a labourer in brick yard living at 9 Leopold Street, Halifax with William Procter [1901] / a brickyard labourer [1905] / a cotton spinner of Baldwin's Yard, Warley [1905].

In 1905, he married Emma Jane Horne [1878-1958] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma Jane, of Browning Avenue, Southowram, was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Horne, engine tenter
 

They lived at

He enlisted [15th May 1906] with the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He was discharged [14th May 1912] at the end of his term of service.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th April 1917.

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [28th April 1917].

He was buried at Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 7].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church.

In 1919, Emma married George H Dewhirst.

They lived at East Longley, Norland

Stansfield, James HenryRef 50-54
[1854-1900] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a cart driver [1874].

On 18th June 1874, he married Lucy Sunderland [1855-1919].


Lucy was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Newton [1874-1945] who was a general carter [1901]
  2. Rachel [1876-1950]
  3. James [b 1879] who was a railway carter [1901]
  4. Annie [b 1881] who was a fustian button hole machinist [1901]
  5. Albert a fustian weaver [1901]
  6. Betsy [b 1886] who was a fustian machinist [1901]
  7. Minnie [1890-1969]
  8. Joseph

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at

  • 36 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 26 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Sons Albert & Joseph died in World War I

Stansfield, Joe AinscowRef 50-44
[1897-19??] Born in Todmorden.

In [Q2] 1921, he married Sarah Jane Mell [1???-19??] in Goole.

Children:

  1. George

The family lived at Todmorden [1945]

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-17
[1795-1866] He was a farm labourer.

He married Betty, daughter of Joseph Barker.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. Sarah
  3. Joseph
  4. Thomas
  5. Ruth
  6. Jane
  7. John

The family lived at Carr Barn, Todmorden

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-72
[1795-18??] He was a weaver [1841].

He married Hannah [1796-18??].


Hannah was a housekeeper [1851, 1861]
 

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1816]
  2. Lucy Ann [b 1824]
  3. William [b 1826]
  4. Thomas [b 1829]
  5. John [b 1831]
  6. Joseph [b 1833] who was a shoemaker [1851]
  7. Hannah [b 1837]
  8. James [b 1840] who was a boot & shoe maker [1861]

The family lived at

  • Old Chamber, Erringden [1841]
  • Union Street, Wadsworth [1861]

After 1841, Hannah is recorded without John

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-147
[1???-18??] A prosperous putter-out from Todmorden Edge.

He lived at Ewood House, Todmorden. He owned Lineholme Mill

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-1432
[15??-16??] Of Stansfield.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Christobel who married Nicholas Fielden

They owned Hartley Royd

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-2535
[1657-1737] Of Sowerby.

Son of Josiah Stansfeld.

He married (1) Eliza Hirst [16??-1689] from Adswood Hall, Cheshire [1681].

Children:

  1. Ely
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son

The 3 younger sons died without issue.

In 1690, he married (2) Anna Bathe from Booth.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
All of whom died young

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-1438
[17??-1???] Of Ibbotroyd, Stansfield [1788] and Ewood House, Todmorden.

In 1788, he had an illegitimate daughter Harriet by Mary Hollinrake

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-1873
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Rudclough Mill, Erringden [1810]

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-2514
[1746-1829] Of Upper Ibbotroyd, Stansfield.

He married Sally [1748-1821].

Children:

  1. Hannah [1773-1800]
  2. James [1776-1810]
  3. Mary [1778-1858]
  4. Susannah [1781-1847] who married Mr Tillotson
  5. Sally [1783-1799]
  6. Abraham [d 1803]

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-8
[1781-1861] Of Moorhey. Son of Susan (née Law) & Richard Stansfield.

He was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838] / a trustee at Cloughfoot Chapel [1851] / weaver and farmer of 60 acres at Moorhey Farm, Todmorden.

In 1807, he married (1) Sarah Fielden [17??-1808].

They had no children.

Around 1812, he married (2) Mary.

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Edward
  3. Hannah
  4. John
  5. Susan
  6. Richard

He was buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-2939
[1792-1879] Son of Ely Stansfield.

Born at Hipperholme.

He became a cordwainer and joined the family business. When the family moved to Huddersfield he ran the shoe-making side of his father's business.

In 1814, he married (1) Sarah Mellor.

Children:

  1. Eli [1815-1881]
  2. Thomas [1817-1818]
  3. William [1819-1877]
  4. Jonathan [1821-1884] who became a cordwainer and moved [1860] to Hull
  5. George [1824-1825]
  6. John [1826-1844]

He married (2) Hannah.


Hannah was the widow of Mr Hamer
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1835]
  2. Mary [b 1837]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1842]

He died in Huddersfield

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-1745
[1796-18??] Son of James Stansfield.

He married Amelia Robinson. Children:

  1. Sowden
  2. Edwin
  3. Godfrey
  4. Richard
  5. Ann

Around 1825, he established business as a boot and shoemaker at Rastrick.

The business was later at Commercial Street, Brighouse. The business was taken over by his sons, Godfrey, then Sowden, and finally his daughter. The business continued until around 1938

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-1232
[18??-19??] President of the Hebden Bridge Industrial Co-operative Society.

He was active in establishing the Eaves Self-Help Manufacturers' Society

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-2392
[18??-19??] Solicitor at North Street, Todmorden [1861]. He was a Commissioner for administering oaths in chancery

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-61
[1817-18??] Born in Heptonstall.

He married Sarah [1817-18??].


Sarah was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1838] who was a hand loom weaver (worsted) [1900]
  2. Betty [b 1840]
  3. Robert [b 1842]
  4. Joseph [b 1850]

The family lived at Pad Laithe, Colden [1851]

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-11
[1822-1???] Son of Abraham Stansfield.

He was an Attorney at Law. He married Mary [1821-1895].

Children:

  1. Clara [1855-1944] who married John Walter Bell, a chemist, dentist and druggist

The family lived at

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-18
[1825-1905] Born in Sowerby or Erringden or Mytholmroyd.

He was a woolsorter [1851] / professor of music [1861] / licensed victualler at the Royal Hotel, Halifax [1871, 1874] / licensed victualler & concert hall proprietor [1881] / a retired innkeeper [1891] / living on own means [1901].

Before 1856, he lived at the Church Tavern, Sowerby Bridge and changed the name to the Musical Tavern.

Whilst he was at the Royal Hotel, Halifax, he also ran a music hall in Leeds.

In [Q3] 1849, he married Sarah Ann Riley [1830-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of John Riley.

She was a straw bonnet maker [1851]

 

Children: Henrietta [1853-1922] who was a barmaid [1871] & married John William Smithies and an adopted daughter Martha Smith [b in Manchester 1861].

The family lived at

  • 61 King Cross Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Manningham, Bradford [1861]
  • the Royal Hotel, Halifax
  • Royal Hotel, Victoria Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Royal Hotel & Oddfellows Hall, 19 & 21 St James Road [1881]
  • 2 Sunnyside, Rowson Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire [1891]
  • 94 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1851] were father-in-law John Riley, his wife and daughters.

Living with them [in 1871] were visitor Mrs Marie Roberts [aged 30] (born in Beverley)  and 8 servants (7 hotel employees and a professional singer).

John died at Mayfield Terrace, Halifax [19th April 1905].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £3,809 12/6d. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah Ann, and John William Smithies

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-4
[1827-1897] Born in Soyland.

He was a mason [1889].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 19th October 1889, he married (2) Sarah Hollas at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was 49 years old, and the daughter of
James Hollas
 

They had no children

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-3512
[1829-1???] He was a wire drawer [1861, 1871].

He married Elizabeth [1831-1???].

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1851]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1854] who was a silk weaver [1871] and married Alfred Greenwood
  3. Joe / Isaac [b 1856] who was an errand boy [1871]
  4. James Thomas [b 1858] who was a chanihorse(?) boy [1871]
  5. Lewis [b 1863] who was a rope twiner [1871]
  6. Zillah [b 1865]
  7. Fred [b 1868]
  8. Hannah [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • Green Farm, Lower Horley, Northowram [1861]
  • 93 Horley Green Road, Northowram [1871]

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-6
[1832-1891] Born in Norland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1851] / a woollen manufacturer at Milner Royd Mills employing 81 hands [1881].

In March 1885, on account of bad debts, the business failed – with debts of £6,929 7/10½d – and he was examined in Halifax Bankruptcy Court.

On 22nd December 1853, he married (1) Harriet Taylor [1833-1874] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Robert Taylor
  2. Charles Henry [b 1856]
  3. Harriet Ann [b 1859]
  4. John Herbert [1860-1893] who was a manager at Milner Royd Mills [1891]
  5. Ellen [1862-1946]
  6. Frederick William [b 1864] who was a book keeper [1881]
  7. Annie Jane [1866-1945]
  8. Clara Elizabeth [1870-1891]
  9. Arthur [1868-1870] who died aged 2 years & 3 months
  10. Ernest [b 1874]

Harriet died 17th September 1874 (aged 40)  (possibly) in childbirth.

In [Q3] 1875, he married (2) Mary Ann Carter [1845-1876] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. twins Mary Eliza [b 1876]
  2. George Carter [1876] who died aged 9 weeks

Mary Ann died 12th July 1876 (aged 31)  shortly after giving birth.

The family lived at 6 Milner Royd, Sowerby Bridge [1881].

John died 12th March 1891 (aged 60).

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £2,609 5/9d.

Probate was granted to son John Herbert

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Stansfield, JohnRef 50-71
[1893-19??] MC.

Son of Sam Stansfield.

He was a brewery clerk [1911] / employed by Ramsden's.

During World War I, he joined the army as a Private, and served with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) in France [1915].

He was wounded in 1916.

He received his commission and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was awarded the Military Cross [1918]


for bravery in the attach at Messines on 28th September 1917
 

His photograph appears with reports of his award in the Halifax Courier [7th December & 14th December 1918]

Stansfield, John AshworthRef 50-65
[1875-1946] Son of George Stansfield

Born in Walsden.

He was a carter [1901] / a Corporation carter [1911].

In [Q1] 1904, he married (1) Sarah Emma Bickerdike [1876-1915] in Halifax.


Sarah Emma was born in Old Lindley
 

Children:

  1. Amy [b 1906]
  2. George Ashworth [b 1907]
  3. Hilda Mary [b 1910]
  4. Arthur

Sarah Emma died in Todmorden [Q2 1915].

In [Q3] 1915, John married (2) Marian Earnshaw in Todmorden.

The family lived at Inchfield Cottage, Walsden [1911].

John died at Walsden in 1946

Stansfield, John EdwinRef 50-2771
[18??-1???] Son of Edwin Stansfield.

He was a greengrocer with his son father in Brighouse [1870].

He moved to run a greengrocery business in Hunslet, Leeds

Stansfield, John WilliamRef 50-36
[1883-1918]

He married Mary.

They lived at 21 Cambridge Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th September 1918 (aged 35).

He was buried at La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France [Grave Ref III D 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, John WilliamRef 50-25
[1888-1918] Born in Halifax.

He lived at Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [27th August 1918].

He was buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref VIII A 25].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Stansfield, JonasRef 50-440
[1683-1758] Attorney He was a Quaker and practised at Shore

Stansfield, JonathanRef 50-1709
[18??-18??] Manufacturer of fustian, cords, moleskins and twills at Hebden Bridge. He established the business around 1855. In 1886, he was joined by Charles Lord. Lord became sole proprietor of the business [1895]

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-19
[1791-1847] Of Heptonstall.

He married Sally Hodgson [1794-1871].

Children:

  1. Susannah who married William Booth Hollas

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-2940
[1794-1???] Son of Ely Stansfield.

Born at Hipperholme.

He became a cordwainer and joined the family business

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-3
[18??-18??] He was merchant, bottler and (possibly) beerhouse keeper at Charlestown, Hebden Bridge [1866-1875].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) John who took over the business [1875]

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-1844
[18??-19??] Partner in Crabtree & Stansfield.

He lived at Birch Villas, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-69
[1812-18??] Son of James Stansfield.

He was a weaver of Shore, Stansfield [1841] / a weaver [1851] / a labourer [1861] / a wood cutter [1871, 1881].

On 19th August 1841, he married Grace Greenwood [1814-18??].


Grace, a weaver of Shore, Stansfield, was the daughter of William Greenwood
 

Children:

  1. Sarah / Sally [b 1838] (possible) born out of wedlock
  2. John [b 1840] (possible) born out of wedlock
  3. Mary [b 1843]
  4. James [b 1845]
  5. Hannah [b 1847]
  6. Greenwood [b 1850]
  7. Elijah [1852-1900] who was a cotton weaver [1891]
  8. William [b 1855] who was a bobbin turner [1891]
  9. Martha [b 1860] who was a cotton weaver [1891]

The children are recorded with the surname Stansfield [1851], Greenwood [1861], and Stansfield [from 1861].

The family lived at

  • Shore, Stansfield [1851]
  • Brinks, Stansfield [1861]
  • Shore, Stansfield [1871]
  • 21 Carr Bottom, Stansfield [1881]
  • 21 Carr Bottom, Stansfield (only the children Elijah, William & Martha) [1891]

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-58
[1818-1868] Son of Ann & Richard Stansfield.

He was a beer house keeper living at 6 Shaw Syke, Halifax [1868].

In [Q4] 1840, he married Margaret Sidney [1820-1871] in Halifax.


Margaret was the daughter of Hannah & Thomas Sidney
 

He died 6th November 1868 (aged 50).

Margaret was a beer shop keeper living at Shaw Syke, Halifax [1871].

Margaret died 16th September 1871 (aged 51) 

The couple were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [Grave Ref: M 5 B]

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-2513
[1819-1887] Son of George Stansfield.

He married Sally [1818-1877].

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1841] who died when a few weeks old

The family lived at Wellington Road, Todmorden [1887].

Sally died 19th January 1877 (aged 59).

Joseph died 17th December 1887 (aged 68) 

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, JosephRef 50-50
[1893-1917] Son of James Henry Stansfield.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge / a velvet weaver [1911] / employed by J. Thomas & Company.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 28th April 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 3], and on the Memorial at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel

His brother Albert also died in the War

Stansfield, JoshuaRef 50-2937
[1750-1832] Of Hipperholme and Northowram.

Son of Ely Stansfield.

He was a cordwainer.

He moved from Hipperholme to Northowram.

He married Sarah [17??-1796].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [17??-1790]
  2. Susannah [b 1792]
  3. Eleanor [b 1794]
  4. Sarah [1796-1800]

Sarah died in childbirth while the family was living at Northowram. She was buried at Coley Church.

Joshua moved back to Hipperholme, where he died

Stansfield, JosiasRef 50-2603
[16??-1714] Son of Josiah Stansfeld.

He married Elizabeth Nicholson [d 1730].


Elizabeth was the daughter of Matthew Nicholson of Warley
 

Children:

  1. Lydia [1678-1741] who married Richard Milne
  2. (possibly) Elizabeth [16??-1716/7] who married Thomas Houlden
  3. John [1680-1755]

The family lived at

Stansfield, LeviRef 50-42
[1858-1926] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

In [Q1] 1883, he married Martha Ann Crabtree in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. James [b 1892] who was a fustian cutter [1891], a warehouseman [1936]
  2. Wallace [b 1895] who was a labourer bobbin turner (bobbin manufacturer) [1911], a wood turner [1936]

They lived at 17 Victoria Street, Cornholme [1911, 1926].

Levi died 20th August 1926.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £295.

Probate was granted to his widow Martha Ann

Stansfield, LeviRef 50-21
[1872-1950] Son of James Stansfield.

Born in Warley [15th February 1872].

He was a mechanic [1898].

On 9th April 1898, he married (1) Hannah Mary Watson [1875-1935] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge


Hannah Mary was born in Middlesbrough
 

Children:

  1. Edgar [1900-1986]

Hannah Mary died in 1935.

After her death, Levi married (2) widow Mrs Elsie Mary Daniels [1894-1969] of Halifax.

Levi died in Halifax [16th April 1950]

Stansfield, LukeRef 50-10
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham

Stansfield, LukeRef 50-14
[1829-1???] Son of Luke Stansfield.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Betsy Alice
  2. Sarah Jane
  3. Clara

He lived at Acre Mill in Spotland where he was a master sizer (wool).

They moved to Romiley in Cheshire where he was a nurseryman

Stansfield, MaryRef 50-2523
[16??-1718?] Daughter of George Stansfield.

She married (1) John Pilling.

After John's death, she married (2) Rev Henry Crabtree.

In 1693, she released her rights to Stansfield Hall to Dr Thomas Horton.

She was buried at Todmorden Church

Stansfield, NellyRef 50-1078
[1753-1837] Only surviving daughter of David Stansfield.

On her coming-of-age, she received £3,000 from her father.

She married John Rawson and went to live at Stoney Royd.

She purchased Hope House – her family home – for her son Christopher on his marriage.

She was an old friend of Anne Lister, and is referred to as Mrs Rawson in Anne's diaries.

She died [23rd November 1837] (aged 84).

She was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [30th November 1837]

Stansfield, NicholasRef 50-2544
[16??-1676]

On 6th September 1664, he married Sarah Bates [16??-1698].

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1669] who married [1689] Abraham Riley
  2. James [d 1670]

Stansfield, ObediahRef 50-67
[1828-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was an oat-cake seller [1871] / a cotton scutcher [1881].

He married Ellen [1832-1???].


Ellen was born in Wadsworth.

She was a cotton rover [1871] / a cotton carder [1881]

 

They lived at

  • Wood Bottom, Todmorden & Walsden [1871]
  • 23 Pex Wood, Todmorden [1881]

Stansfield, RichardRef 50-587
[15??-1599] Clothier of Sowerby Bridge.

In April 1599, Agnes Walker was found guilty of causing Stansfield's death by witchcraft

Stansfield, RichardRef 50-2925
[1646-1698] Son of Henry Stansfeld.

On 13th April 1669, he married Maria Wilson [16??-1701] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Grace [bapt 1673]
  3. Richard [1676-1677]
  4. Samuel [bapt 1678]
  5. an infant [buried 23 Feb 1685]

Maria was buried 27 December 1701

Stansfield, RichardRef 50-57
[1825-1865] He was landlord of the Lord Nelson, Todmorden [1851, 1865]

Stansfield, RichardRef 50-7
[1825-1865] Son of Mary & John Stansfield.

Born at Moorhey Farm Todmorden.

He was a carter and a butcher at Moorhey Farm Todmorden / landlord at the Lord Nelson, Cheapside [1851, 1861].

In 1844, he married Hannah, daughter of William Fielden.

They had no children.

He died at the Lord Nelson

Stansfield, Richard HenryRef 50-27
[1893-1917] Son of Annie & Abraham Stansfield of 425 Burnley Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He died 15th June 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 19-22], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, RobertRef 50-982
[1???-18??] 19th century farmer of Heptonstall

Stansfield, RobertRef 50-3381
[1811-1???] He was a general agent in cotton yarn [1851].

The family lived at Cliffe Cottage, Ripponden [1851]

Stansfield, RobertRef 50-53
[1851-1890] Born in Erringden.

He was a weaver [1876].

On 7th September 1876, he married Sarah Ingham [1846-1909].


Sarah was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1878]
  2. Lydia [b 1879]
  3. William Ingham
  4. Hannah [b 1884]
  5. Ruth Elizabeth [b 1886]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge

Stansfield, RobertRef 50-30
[1883-1918]

He married Maria.

They lived at 19 Back Brook Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 32-34], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Robert TaylorRef 50-59
[1854-1???] Son of John Stansfield.

He was a book keeper for his father's business at Milner Royd Mills, earning £1 10/- per week.

He lived at Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge [1879].

In 1880, he was involved in a Breach of Promise case brought by Miss Martha Buckley, a dressmaker of 32 Burnley Road, King Cross, Halifax.

The 2 had been friendly, but they broke up and Miss Buckley became acquainted with another man, and they also broke up.

Stansfield & Miss Buckley took up their friendship again.

They had a child, born in March 1880, who died a month later.

Stansfield had failed to support the lady, and she was awarded damages of £200

Stansfield, RuthRef 50-521
[1827-1877] Daughter of John Stansfield.

Born 2nd February 1877.

She was a mill worker who married the boss's son, John Fielden.

It is said that John fell in love with, and proposed to, Ruth – one of his mill workers – and she said she would accept on condition that he build a castle for her. On a hillside walk, Ruth picked up a stone and threw it. John promised to build a castle on the site – Dobroyd Castle.

In February 1857, they married in Hammersmith, London. After the marriage, she went to finishing school in Switzerland. When she returned to Todmorden, she was unhappy with Dobroyd Castle which John had built to win her hand, and she lived in a Swiss-style chalet which she had John build for her in the grounds.

It is said that she married above her station. She had no children, and may have been taunted by her sister-in-law, who had many children.

She died an alcoholic – officially jaundiceDobroyd Castle.

She was buried at Unitarian Chapel, Todmorden

Stansfield, SamRef 50-70
[1861-19??] Son of Henry Stansfield, woollen spinner.

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton twiner of St James's Parish, Halifax [1885] / a cotton twiner [1891, 1901] / a doubler of spun cotton [1911].

In 1885, he married Jane Edwards [1865-19??] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Jane, of St James's Parish, Halifax, was born in Halifax, the daughter of George Shaw Edwards, butcher
 

Children:

  1. Harold [b 1888] who was a cotton piecer [1901], a woollen finisher [1911]
  2. Edgar [b 1890] who was a head piecer in cotton doubling [1911]
  3. John
  4. Lily [b 1898] who was a woollen winder [1911]
  5. Ada Mildred [b 1902]
  6. Alfred Mitchell [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 1 John Street, Elland [1891]
  • 3 Bethesda Terrace, Elland [1901]
  • 130 Langdale Street, Elland [1911]

Stansfield, SamuelRef 50-63
[1852-1???] Son of William Stansfield, farmer.

He was a fustian cutter of Stansfield [1875].

In 1875, he married Ellen Wadsworth.


Ellen, of Stansfield, was the
Richard Wadsworth
 

Stansfield, SowdenRef 50-1744
[1832-1908] Born in Brighouse.

He took over his father's business as boot and shoemaker at 28 Commercial Street, Brighouse.

His speciality was his Famous K boots.

In 1859, he married Emma Brown [1832-1???] in Halifax.


Emma came from South Elmsall
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1860]

He and his daughter, Mary, ran the business. Mary continued until 1937.

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-286
[13??-14??] Said to be son of William Stansfield.

Around 1385, he may have built Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

In 1385, he married Barbara Lassell.


Barbara was the daughter of John Lassell of Lassell Hall, near Almondbury
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Robert
  3. Anthony
  4. William

The above entry has been taken from a pedigree:

[Harleian MS 4630, folio 582] a Stansfeld family pedigree

No evidence has been found to support it.

Ralph de Stansfeld was the head of the family in this period. He died 1438/39. He was the son of William de Stansfeld. It could be that he had a younger brother, Thomas, but no evidence has been found that he did

The son,

1) John

given in the pedigree as being the son and heir of Thomas Stansfield, did exist, he was the son and heir of Ralph de Stansfeld

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-1011
[17??-1???] Coiner of Boothtown. He was imprisoned at Bradford

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-64
[1796-1863] Born in Todmorden.

He was a farmer & beer seller [1841] / a farmer of 26 acres of land [1851] / a farmer of 24 acres of land [1861].

Around 1826, he married Betty Woodhead [1816-1???].


Betty was born in Walsden.

She was a farmer [1871]

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1825] who was a picker maker [1851, 1861, 1871]
  2. Richard [b 1826] who was a carter [1871, 1881]
  3. Mary [b 1826] who was a dress maker [1841]
  4. Susan [b 1832] who was a cotton power loom weaver [1851]
  5. Hannah [b 1834] who was a cotton frame tenter [1851], a roving frame tenter [1861], a cotton frame tenter [1871], a cotton spinner [1881]
  6. Thomas [b 1837]
  7. Alice [b 1839] who was a part-timer / cotton frame tenter [1851]
  8. Sarah [b 1841] who was a part-timer / cotton frame tenter [1851], a cotton winder [1861]
  9. George
  10. Betsey [b 1847] who was a cotton power loom weaver [1861]
  11. Ellen [b 1848] who was a cotton stubbing frame tenter [1861]
  12. Ashton [b 1850] who was a cotton throstle doffer [1861]
  13. Martha [b 1852] who was a cotton throstle doffer [1861], a cotton weaver [1871]
  14. Robert [b 1854] who was a picker stringer [1861], a farm labourer [1871]
  15. Emma [b 1855] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  16. Fanny [b 1857] who was a cotton weaver [1871]

The family lived at

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-26
[18??-19??] He was a Councillor in Todmorden / in business as a picker-maker at Canteen Mill, Todmorden.

He also had a tannery at Canteen Mill, Todmorden [1899].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-48
[1809-18??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a gingham weaver [1851].

Around 1841, he married Susan [1812-18??].


Susan was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1841] who was a winder of gingham [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1842] who was a winder of gingham [1851]
  3. Esther [b 1846]
  4. Robert [b 1849]

The family lived at Sandy Gate [1851]

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-12
[1827-1880] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

He was a nurseryman at Vale Nurseries.

He married Sarah Ann [1827-1867].

Children:

  1. Frederick
  2. Herbert

The family lived at Vale Cottage, Todmorden.

Thomas died at Pontefract where his son Herbert had a nursery business.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

See James Newell Walton

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-68
[1857-1908] He was landlord of the Cock & Bottle, Southowram [1907, 1908]

In [Q2] 1895, he married Susannah Drake [1869-19??] in Halifax.


Susannah was born in Savile Park, Halifax
 

A Thomas Stansfield died Q1 1908 (aged 51).

Susannah took over at the Cock & Bottle, Southowram

Susannah married (2) Arthur Gledhill.

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-3529
[1866-1927] Son of Abraham Stansfield.

Born in Halifax.

He was a damask card stamper [1881] / a cork cutter [1885] / a damask tapestry & carpet card cutter [1891, 1901] / innkeeper at the Bishop Blaize, Halifax [1911].

In 1885, he married Hannah Haggas at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Haggas
 

Children:

  1. Ivy [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Bernice [b 1890] who was a beam warper worsted [1911]
  3. Armand [b 1894] who was a wire tester [1911]
  4. Arnold [b 1896] who was an apprentice mechanic's turner [1911]
  5. Raymond [b 1897] who was an apprentice wire drawer [1911]
  6. Fred [b 1899]
  7. Savile Brinton [b 1900]
  8. Granville [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 36 Victoria Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 14 Eldon Street, Halifax [1901]

Stansfield, ThomasRef 50-51
[1890-1917] Or Tom.

Son of Thomas Stansfield.

He was a picker maker in his father's business.

On 28th February 1912, he married Ruth Taylor [1890-1948] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.

The family lived at

  • Maitland Street, Walsden
  • 8 Birks Street, Walsden

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 26th May 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 2].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Aidan's Church, and on the Memorial at Shade Council School

Stansfield, TommyRef 50-813
[1871-1956] Born at the Nudger Inn – whence his nickname Nudger. He started work at the Callis Mill, but eventually became a stone-worker at Stoodley Pike quarry. In 189?, he set up his own business and went on to build many houses and other buildings in and around Hebden Bridge

Stansfield, UttleyRef 50-32
[1895-1916] Son of Susannah & Joseph Stansfield of 5 Every Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 14C], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Stansfield, W. H.Ref 50-1238
[1850-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was famous as a horticulturalist. He travelled through Europe and the Middle East collecting specimens. He created rock gardens for John Ruskin and other celebrities.

See H. Stansfield

Stansfield, Sir WalterRef 50-1344
[1917-1984] CBE, MC.

Born in Brighouse.

He was educated at Chartres, France and at Heath Grammar School [1928-1935].

In 1938, he joined the West Riding Constabulary. In 1942, he joined the Royal Artillery. In 1944, he joined the Free French section of the Special Operations Executive. He was involved in the preparation of the Normandy landings. He was involved in French Resistance in North Africa. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He returned to the West Riding Constabulary in 1956. In 1964, he was appointed Chief Constable of Denbighshire. In 1967, he was appointed Chief Constable of Derbyshire.

In 1939, he married Jennie Margery Biggs.

Children:

  1. daughter

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-9
[1???-18??] Of Bridge End, Todmorden.

Recorded in 1838, when he was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-1436
[1???-1867] A clogger at Lydgate, Todmorden.

On the evening of Sunday 21st January 1867, he fell into the watercourse near Cornholme. On 7th March 1867, his body was found drowned in the Calder at Elland

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-1580
[13??-13??] Of Stansfield.

Said to be son of Henry Stansfield.

He married Joan Burton.


Joan was the daughter of Sir John Burton of Kinsley, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Mabel
  3. Jane
  4. Merion

The above entry has been taken from a pedigree:

[Harleian MS 4630, folio 582] a Stansfeld family pedigree

No evidence has been found to support it.

In this period the surname was Stansfeld; it was much later that it evolved into Stansfield

William de Stansfeld lived in this period. The pedigree entry is probably a confusion with him

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-2664
[1795-1845] Carter at Todmorden.

On 19th July 1845, James Smith, a Todmorden weaver, found Stansfield

groaning by the side of the road

He sought assistance but Stansfield died before they got him home. Mr Halliwell, the doctor who examined the deceased, gave his opinion that Stansfield died of disease of the heart

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-45
[1837-1867] Of Gauxholme.

On 24th September 1867

he was at his work when he was seen to fall and immediately expire. Disease of the heart is supposed to have been the cause of death

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-22
[1841-1891] Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was landlord of the Noah's Ark, Ovenden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emily [1862-1937] who married William Henry Magson

William died in 1891.

After his death, his son-in-law William Henry Magson took over at the Noah's Ark

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-60
[1845-1913] Son of James Stansfield, sizer.

Born in Eastwood.

He was a clerk [1871] / a railway porter [1881] / a railway clerk [1891].

He married (1) Hannah Mitchell [1851-1886] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah, of Sowerby, was born in Luddenden, the daughter of William Mitchell, woolcomber
 

Children:

  1. John Arthur [b 1869] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  2. Ellen [b 1871] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Minnie [b 1875] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. William [b 1876] who was a cotton twiner [1891]
  5. Fred [b 1882]
  6. James
  7. Mitchell [b Q4/1886]

The children were born in Halifax.

Hannah died in childbirth [Q4 1886] (aged 35).

In 1887, he married (2) Maria Haigh [1860-1???] in Halifax.


Maria was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1888]

The family lived at

  • High Lee, Luddendenfoot [1871, 1881]
  • 6 Boggard Lane, Norland, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Allen Wood, Norland [1906]

Living with them [in 1891] was brother-in-law James Haigh [b  1862] (mechanic) 

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-55
[1865-19??] Son of Sydney Henry Stansfield, engineer.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a tailor's cutter-out in Hebden Bridge [1891] / a tailor's fustian cutter [1901] / a cutter-out (wholesale fustian clothing) [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Emma Greenwood [1864-19??] at Heptonstall Church.


Emma, of Hollock Lee, Erringden, was the daughter of Henry Greenwood, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Arnold [b 1893] who was a cutter-out (wholesale fustian clothing) [1911] and served with the RAMC [World War I]
  2. Cyril Stanley [b 1895] who was a buttonhole machinist (wholesale fustian clothing) [1911] and served with the RAMC [World War I]
  3. Ernest
  4. Gertrude Alice [b 1901]
  5. Florence Emma [b 1903]
  6. Edith Marian [b 1905]

The family lived at 2 Ashley Villas, Moss Lane, Hebden Bridge [1901, 1911].

Sons Arnold, Cyril Stanley & Ernest served in World War I; Ernest died in the War

Stansfield, WilliamRef 50-34
[1887-1916] Son of Esther & Thomas Stansfield of 54 Longfield Road, Todmorden.

He married Edith.

They lived at 8 Major Street, Todmorden

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 12th October 1916 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6A & 6B]

Stansfield, William HenryRef 50-47
[1846-1874] He was a warp sizer at Mytholmroyd.

On 11th June 1874, he was drinking in the Dusty Miller, Mytholmroyd when he met Thomas Haigh, a drayman from Burnley who was making deliveries for Brassey's brewery of Burnley. The 2 men wagered 6d that Stansfield could not turn either a waggon or a lorry which were parked outside. A quarrel broke out and the landlord told Haigh to go and deliver his ale.

Later, the 2 men met again at the White Lion, Mytholmroyd and the argument continued, and Haigh would not allow Stansfield to touch the vehicle, and demanded the 6d. A fight broke out and Haigh felled Stansfield and kicked him several times in the abdomen.

He died of a ruptured bladder.

At the Assizes, the Jury found Haigh not guilty, and he was acquitted

Stansfield, William InghamRef 50-52
[1881-1918] Son of Robert Stansfield.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

In 1911, he was living at 9 Industrial Street, Hebden Bridge, and working as a bookkeeper.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 30th August 1918.

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6]

Stansfield, WilsonRef 50-35
[1897-1917] Son of Sarah (née Elizabeth) & Joseph Stansfield of Nelson, Lancashire.

Born in Todmorden [15th November 1897].

Baptised at Christ Church, Todmorden [4th March 1899].

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 1st/4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

He died 30th August 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref VII F 11].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

 

The Stansfield family of Ewood & TodmordenRef 50-3454
A branch of the Stansfield family.

See Stansfield Family of Ewood & Todmorden Arms

The Stansfield family of Ewood & Todmorden: ArmsRef 50-3455
The arms of the Stansfield Family of Ewood & Todmorden

The Stansfield family of HipperholmeRef 50-2941
A small branch of the Stansfield family which was established when Ely Stansfield moved from Halifax to Hipperholme.

The family stayed in Hipperholme, until, about 1795, Ely Stansfield moved to Huddersfield

The Stansfield family of Stansfield & HartsheadRef 50-3444
A branch of The Stansfield family of Stansfield Hall which lived at Hartshead Hall from about 1435, having moved from Stansfield Hall in order needed to be nearer to their contacts in Wakefield

The Stansfield family of Stansfield HallRef 50-2916
This branch of the Stansfield family lived at Stansfield Hall.

The Stansfeld or Stansfield family built and lived at Stansfield Hall, Todmorden and took their surname from Stansfield.

The Stansfeld of Stansfield Hall Pedigree states that ...


Wyon Maryons was the founder of the family and his son, Jordan, was the first to bear the surname
 

In fact, the family is pre-Norman, and the first member of the family to have the name was John de Stansfeld.

There are several branches of the family. One branch lived at Hartshead Hall from about 1435, having moved from Stansfield Hall, possibly, it has been said, in order to be nearer to their contacts in Wakefield.

Timothy Stansfeld moved to London and started a branch in New Cross, Surrey.

They were major landowners in the Triangle when the turnpike was constructed, and Stansfield mill was constructed in the early 19th century.

See Brockwell, Sowerby Bridge, Field House, Sowerby, Hartshead Hall, History of the Family of Stansfeld of Stansfield, St Paul's Church, Cross Stone, Breck, Sowerby, Thistle Hall, Walsden and The Stansfeld family of Stansfield Hall Arms

Stansfield surnameRef 50-1
Other forms of the surname include Stancefield, Standfield, Stansfeild, Stansfeilde and Stansfeld.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

Elias de Stanesfeld is recorded in 1238.

All people with the surname Stansfeld or Stansfield who trace their ancestors back to Calderdale, originate from the one family, and the first member of this family to have the surname was John de Stansfeld.

This family's original surname was Stansfeld and this spelling seemed to predominate until around 1550, then the name changed from Stansfeld through Stansfeild to finally settle as Stansfield. This change also occurred to other surnames ending in ...feld.

In the 17th century, to differentiate themselves from the rest, the Sowerby branch of the family decided to revert to the original Stansfeld, and their descendants retain that spelling to the present day.

John Stansfeld in his History of the Stansfeld Family records over 40 different spellings of the surname.

Contributor Joanne Backhouse has found 63 different ways in which the name has been recorded between 1300 and 1600.

There are over 130 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Stansfield, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Stansfield:


Marriages 1807, 1822, 1835, 1858, 1875, 1886, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1912, 1917, 1936, 1942; Deaths 1899, 1900
 



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