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Stephenson, AlfredRef 277-1097
[1883-1918] Son of John Booth Stephenson.

He was a member of St James's Church, Halifax / a silk overlooker [1891, 1901, 1911] / a silk spinning overlooker [1911] / employed by Clayton, Murgatroyd & Company Limited.

In [Q2] 1906, he married Ann Sharman [1882-19??] at St James's Church, Halifax.


Ann, of 41 Oxford Terrace, Halifax was the daughter of John Sharman, labourer.

She was a worsted spinning rover [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Doris May [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 13 Commercial Road, Halifax [1911]
  • 11 Grant Street, Commercial Road, Halifax
  • 15 Darley Street, Halifax

He was a regular soldier with 18 years' service, and during World War I, he re-enlisted [August 1914], and served as a Corporal with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was wounded in France, and died 2 weeks later [7th May 1918] (aged 35).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [18th May 1918].

He was buried at Arneke British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II C 17].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Stephenson, ArthurRef 277-6
[1866-1922] Son of Lord Stephenson.

Born in Stainland.

He was a pupil-teacher [1881] / an assistant schoolmaster [1891] / a schoolmaster (board school) [1901] / a schoolmaster [1911].

In [Q2] 1892, he married Ann Eliza Akroyd [1869-1919] in Halifax.


Ann Eliza was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. Adelina [1893-16th November 1908]
  2. George A. [b 1896]
  3. Dorothy [b 1899]
  4. Edward who died 8th January 1904 (aged 1 year & 5 months) 
  5. Kathleen Mary [1906-17th November 1943]

They lived at

In 1911, Arthur was living alone at the School House, and shown as single.

Ann Eliza died 30th March 1919 (aged 50).

Arthur died 8th October 1922 (aged 56).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Stephenson, Arthur GeorgeRef 277-5860
[1866-1932] Born in Halifax.

He was beerseller at the Castle Hotel, Sowerby Bridge [1909, 1911, 1932].

In 1921, he was fined £5 (or 1 month) for supplying intoxicating liquor to be consumed on licensed premises during prohibited hours.

On 2nd December 1890, he married Sarah Ellen Riley [1868-1956] at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ellen was born in Norland
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Ethel Mary [1891-1980] who married [Halifax [Q1] 1912] Lewis Dewhirst and was widowed by 1956
  3. Harold [b 1893] who was an apprentice machinist turner [1911], an engineer [1956]
  4. Fred [b 1900]

Arthur George died in 1932.

Sarah Ellen took over at the Castle Hotel [1932, 1936].

She died at 14 Victoria Square, Sowerby Bridge [31st August 1956].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £337 12/10d.

Probate was granted to children Ethel Mary and Harold

Stephenson, Charles SutcliffeRef 277-3309
[1823-1895] Son of Samuel Stephenson.

He and his sister, Ann, were born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. They were both baptised in Ripponden [19th September 1823].

He married Martha [1824-1887].

Children:

  1. Charles Sutcliffe [1852-1891]
  2. Sarah [1864-1892] who married Tom Habergham

The family are mentioned on Samuel's Hill family tomb in Ripponden Churchyard

Stephenson, EnochRef 277-1095
[1803-1845] Son of Robert Stephenson.

He was a stone mason [1841].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1837]

In 1841, Enoch and daughter Mary were living with his widowed mother at Cross Stone

Stephenson, ErnestRef 277-1090
[1889-1969] Son of Samuel Stephenson.

He succeeded his father, and was Parish Clerk & Sexton at Cross Stone Church for 34 Years.

On 5th October 1920, he married Gladys Butterworth [1898-1941] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps [1917-1919]

Stephenson, Ernest SmithRef 277-935
[1890-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Elizabeth Stephenson.

On his marriage record, he names

Matthew Smith, fitter, (deceased) 

as his father.

He was a piecer in cotton factory [1911] / a labourer [1913].

In 1913, he married Harriet Brier [1891-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Harriet, of Winding Road Terrace, Halifax, was the daughter of Snowden Brier, stoker
 

Stephenson, FredRef 277-620
[1896-1918] Son of George Edward Stephenson.

Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 428th Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died 28th March 1918.

He was buried at Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, France [Grave Ref I J 21].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stephenson, GeorgeRef 277-1100
[1894-1916] Son of Walter Stephenson.

Born in Wakefield.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / employed by John Horsfall & Sons Limited.

During World War I, he enlisted 1 day before his 22nd birthday [November 1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He went to France [April 1916].

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 15th September 1916 (aged 22).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st October 1916].

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France [Grave Ref II F 3]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Stephenson, GeorgeRef 277-3528
[1781-1848] Civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Known as the father of the railways

In 1802, he married Frances Henderson.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. a daughter who died in infancy

See George Robert Stephenson and Thomas Clarke Worsdell

Stephenson, GeorgeRef 277-795
[1892-1916] Son of Rachel Ann & George Stephenson.

Born in Shadwell, Leeds.

He was a regular soldier with 6½ years' service.

He lived at 2 New Bond Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment.

He was wounded in the arm & lung [February 1915], and returned to his unit [September 1915].

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 14A & 14B], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Stephenson, George EdwardRef 277-1362
[1869-1928] Born in Edgeside, Lancashire.

He was a weaver.

In 1895, he married Martha Chaffer [1867-1???] in Todmorden.


Martha was born in Oldham
 

Children:

  1. Fred
  2. Amy [b 1898]
  3. Harold [b 1900]
  4. Norman [b 1907]

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 13 Lewis Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • 31 Industrial Street, Todmorden [1911]

Fred was the son of Edgeside, Lancashire born Weaver George Edward Stephenson [1869-1928 Todmorden] and Oldham born Martha nee Chaffer

Stephenson, George RobertRef 277-2413
[18??-1???] Nephew of the railway engineer, George Stephenson.

He shared

a large double-bedded room

at lodgings in Halifax with Francis Henry Grundy

Stephenson, HarryRef 277-936
[1886-1916] Or Henry.

Illegitimate son of Mary Elizabeth Stephenson

He was a cotton piecer [1901] / a labourer in cotton factory [1911] / a stripper & grinder at Crossley's.

He lived at 24 Holroyd Street, Commercial Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) [October 1914], and served as a Sergeant, then as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was an instructor at the military training establishment at Clipstone Camp, Bedfordshire.

He was sent to France.

He was killed in action on the Somme a few weeks later [4th July 1916] (aged 29).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [22nd July 1916].

He was buried at Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France [Grave Ref XIII C 1].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets

Stephenson, HenryRef 277-931
[1831-1883] Born in Halifax.

He was a cooper [1881].

In [Q2] 1857, he married (1) Elizabeth Darlington [1834-1859] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Joseph who died 20th December 1859 (aged 4 months) 

Elizabeth died in childbirth [12th December 1859] (aged 25).

In [Q3] 1861, he married (2) Martha Maxfield [1839-1895] in Huddersfield.


Martha was born in Maltby
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1863] who was a silk dresser [1881]
  2. Mary Elizabeth
  3. Samuel [b 1871] who was a worsted spinning overlooker [1891]
  4. Arthur [b 1876] who was a worsted machinery oiler [1891]
  5. Annie J. [b 1878]

The family lived at

  • 1 Old Lane, Northowram [1881]
  • 24 Holroyd Street, Halifax [1891]

Henry died in Halifax [26th November 1883] (aged 52)  Living with the widowed Martha [in 1891] were Mary Elizabeth's sons: Harry [b 1886] and Ernest [b 1890]

Martha died 15th July 1895 (aged 56).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3790]

Stephenson, JamesRef 277-1086
[1795-1861] Son of Robert Stephenson.

He succeeded his father, and was Parish Clerk & Sexton at Cross Stone Church for 21 years [1840-1861].

On 27th June 1819, he married Sally Barker [1795-1865] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [1819-1891] who was a cotton weaver [1841]
  2. Ann [1821-1876] who was a cotton weaver [1841]
  3. Robert
  4. Elizabeth [b 1827] who was a cotton weaver [1851]
  5. Esther [1828-1894] who was a cotton weaver [1851]
  6. Hannah [1830-1900] who was a dress maker [1851]
  7. Ellen [b 1832]
  8. Sarah [b 1838]

The family lived at Cross Stone [1841, 1851]

Stephenson, JamesRef 277-3214
[1811-1852] Of Lister Lane, Halifax.

James died on Thursday, 15th July 1852.

Five months later, on Saturday, 18th December 1852, his widow, Martha [1805-1852], died

after a few minutes illness, of an affection of the heart

Stephenson, JamesRef 277-581
[1869-1934] He married Mary Ellen [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. John Thomas Stephenson

The family lived at 12 Goshen Terrace, Todmorden [1916].

Members of the family were buried at Unitarian Church, Todmorden

Stephenson, James W.Ref 277-1465
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Stephenson, JobRef 277-3206
[1833-1880] Son of Samuel Stephenson.

Born in Soyland.

He was a worsted dyer [1871].

He married Hannah [1833-1894] from Sowerby.

Children:

  1. Maria [1852-1907]
  2. Charles Sutcliffe [1854-1932]
  3. Samuel Hill [1857-1939]
  4. Ann Sutcliffe [1859-1927]
  5. Job [1861-1862]
  6. Emma Helliwell [1864-1946]
  7. William [1866-1940]
  8. Mary Hannah [1869-1944]
  9. Job [1873-1952]

The children were baptised & buried at St Mary's, Cottonstones.

The family lived at

  • Clay Pitts, Soyland [1871]
  • Millbank Knowlsley, Sowerby [1881]
  • Saw Hill, Mill Bank, Sowerby [1891]
  • Knowlsley, Mill Bank, Sowerby [1901]

His brother Samuel was a lodger [1871, 1881, 1891, 1901].

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones

Stephenson, JohnRef 277-5
[1811-18??] He was a mechanic [1841].

Around 1832, he married Susan [1811-18??].

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1832]
  2. James [b 1834]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1836]
  4. Lord

The family lived at Cote Hill, Halifax [1841]

Stephenson, John BoothRef 277-1
[1859-1???] Son of Samuel Stephenson.

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted doffer [1871] / a cigar maker [1881, 1891, 1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1881, he married Clara Prudames [1860-1???] at Christ Church, Pellon.


Clara, of Warley, was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Prudames.

She was a silk picker [1891]

 

Children:

  1. Alfred
  2. Fred [b 1886] who was a silk washer [1891, 1901], a spinning overlooker [1911]
  3. Annie [b 1888] who was a gas winder in silk mill [1911]
  4. Minnie [b 1890] who was a rover in cotton mill [1911]
  5. George [b 1893] who was a confectioners assistant [1911]
  6. Harry [b 1896] who was a colour finder in carpet mill [1911]

The family lived at

  • 32 Darley Street, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 44 Darley Street, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1891, 1901] was John's widowed mother Mary Ann Kilburn

Stephenson, John ThomasRef 277-579
[1893-1916] Son of James Stephenson.

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

He was killed in action on the Somme [14th November 1916] (aged 23).

He was buried at Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France [Grave Ref IX L 19]. He is remembered on his family's gravestone at the Unitarian Church in Todmorden, on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Todmorden Unitarian Church

Stephenson, Joseph HenryRef 277-593
[18??-19??] He was a half-timer [age 11], then a full-timer [age 13] at J. & J. Baldwin & Partners / a general dealer / an insurance agent / a lathe turner with Littlewood & Sharp / a Councillor for Southowram Ward [1932] / Mayor of Halifax [1945-1946]. His wife was Mayoress.

In 1946, he was interviewed on Wilfred Pickles's Have a Go.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter

The family lived at 9 Oxford Lane, Siddal.

Stephenson, Lord Ref 277-4
[1840-1911] Son of John Stephenson.

Born in Stainland [16th March 1840].

He was a stuff presser [1871] / a grocer & draper [1881] / a grocer [1891] / a retired grocer [1901, 1911].

In [Q2] 1865, he married Mary Phoebe Sutcliffe [1844-1912] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Stainland [7th January 1844]
 

Children:

  1. Arthur
  2. John [b 1868] who was a grocer's shop boy [1881], a grocer's assistant [1891]
  3. Samuel Sutcliffe [7th December 1869-1st October 1919] who was a draper's traveller [1901]
  4. Sarah [b 1874] who was a pupil-teacher [1891], a school teacher [1901]
  5. George who died 25th July 1885, aged 2 years & 7 months

The 1911 census shows that they had had 5 children of whom 3 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at

  • 22 Allerton Place, Halifax [1871]
  • Brooks House, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1881]
  • Bowling Green, Westgate, Stainland-with Old Lindley [1891, 1901]
  • Gray Hall, Stainland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] was aunt Jane Sutcliffe [b 1838] (domestic servant).

Lord died 14th June 1911 (aged 71).

Mary Phoebe died 6th June 1912 (aged 68).

Members of the family were buried at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland with Samuel Smithies [12th December 1874-20th November 1899] & Sarah Smith [28th March 1874-14th May 1906]

Stephenson, Mary ElizabethRef 277-934
[1865-19??] Daughter of Henry Stephenson.

Born in Halifax.

She was a worsted winder [1881] / a worsted twister [1891] / a worsted winder [1901] / a housekeeper [1911].

She had 2 illegitimate sons:

  1. Harry Stephenson
  2. Ernest Smith Stephenson

In 1891, Mary Elizabeth and her sons were living with her widowed mother.

The family lived at 24 Holroyd Street, Commercial Road, Halifax [1891, 1901, 1911].

In 1901 & 1911, they were living in her parents' old home at 24 Holroyd Street, Halifax with Mary Elizabeth / Maria as head of the household. Her brother Arthur [b 1876] was living with them.

Living with them [in 1911] was grandson Rowland Pearson [b  1909]

Stephenson, RobertRef 277-1084
[1771-1840] A member of the Stephenson family of Cross Stone.

He was Parish Clerk at Cross Stone Church for 39 years [1801-1840].

On 7th November 1794, he married Mary Croysdale [1767-1847] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Hannah [b 1798]
  3. John [b 1801]
  4. Enoch
  5. Sally / Mally [1806-1866] who had an illegitimate son Robert [b 1831]
  6. Mary [b 1810]

Robert died 3rd March 1840 (aged 69).

Mary died 15th January 1847 (aged 80) 

Stephenson, RobertRef 277-1087
[1824-1885] Son of James Stephenson.

Born 12th January 1824.

He was a cotton weaver [1841] / a sculptor [1851].

He succeeded his father, and was Parish Clerk & Sexton at Cross Stone Church for 24 years [1861-1885].

He was presented with a black marble timepiece for his service.

On 22nd January 1851, he married Elizabeth Astin [1826-1888] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Abraham Astin, farmer.

She was a weaver [1851]

 

Children:

  1. Sarah [1852-1923] who was a cotton weaver [1871]
  2. James [1856-1905] who was a grave digger [1871]
  3. Thomas Astin [1859-1860]
  4. Robert [1860-1861]
  5. Samuel
  6. John [1864-1902] who was a grave digger [1885]
  7. William Henry [1870-1936] who died in Morecambe
  8. infant

The family lived at

  • Lower Cross Stone [1861]
  • School House, Cross Stone [1871]

Robert died 14th September 1885.

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £344 5/3d.

The will was proved by his sons Samuel & John

Stephenson, SamuelRef 277-3205
[1796-1860] Of Soyland.

On 9th April 1818, he married Ann, daughter of Charles Sutcliffe, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1820]
  2. Charles Sutcliffe
  3. Mary [b 1825]
  4. Samuel
  5. William [b 1828]
  6. John [b 1830]
  7. Job

The children, Ann and Charles Sutcliffe were born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. They were both baptised in Ripponden [19th September 1823].

The family lived at Lower Clay Pits, Soyland [1841].

The family are mentioned on Samuel's Hill family tomb in Ripponden Churchyard

Stephenson, SamuelRef 277-3
[1823-1???] Son of James Stephenson, tailor.

Born in Halifax.

He was a tailor [1842, 1851, 1861].

In 1842, he married Mary Ann Dyson [1821-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary Ann, a weaver of Halifax, was born in Halifax, the daughter of Samuel Dyson, labourer
 

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1844] who was a worsted weaver [1861]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1846] who was a worsted weaver [1861]
  3. Martha [b 1853]
  4. John Booth

The family lived at

  • 7 Queen Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 16 Oxford Street, Halifax [1861]

Samuel died in Halifax in 1864.

In 1869, Mary Ann married (2) William Kilburn.

Stephenson, SamuelRef 277-1088
[1862-1919] Son of Robert Stephenson

He succeeded his father, and was Parish Clerk & Sexton at Cross Stone Church for 34 years [1885-1919].

On 7th October 1887, he married Harriet Eastwood [1859-1939] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.


Harriet was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Ernest
  2. Elizabeth [1891-1951]
  3. Florence [1896-1985]

The family lived at Sexton's House at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone [1901].

Samuel died 10th December 1919.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £583 17/8d.

Probate was granted to his widow Harriet and son Ernest

Stephenson, Samuel HebblethwaiteRef 277-3204
[1826-1903] Son of Samuel Stephenson.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a cotton spinner [1851].

He does not appear in the censuses for 1861 and 1871. In 1881 and 1891, he gave his occupation as

retired gold miner

He lived as a lodger at 11 Bank Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [with George Hirst 1851], Knowlsley, Mill Bank, Sowerby [with his brother Job's family 1881], Saw Hill, Mill Bank, Sowerby [with Job's family 1891], and Knowlsley, Mill Bank, Sowerby [with Job's family 1901]

He is mentioned on Samuel's Hill family tomb in Ripponden Churchyard

See Charles Sutcliffe Stevenson

Stephenson, W.Ref 277-1204
[18??-18??] Publisher of the Halifax Historical Almanack

Stephenson, WalterRef 277-1158
[1869-19??] Born in Wakefield.

He was a railway platelayer [1901] / a boiler maker's labourer [1911].

In 1890, he married Apilnar Hampshire [1870-1???] in Wakefield.


Apilnar was born in Barnsley, the daughter of widowed Mrs Jemima Hampshire [b 1840] of Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Ethel [b 1891] who was a breaker minder cotton mill [1911]
  2. George
  3. Clara [b 1900]
  4. Ada [b 1909]

In 1891, the couple were living with Apilnar's widowed mother at 11 Albion Square, Wakefield

The family lived at

  • 14 Chapel Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 4 Goodall's Terrace, Salterhebble, Halifax [1911]

Stephenson, WilliamRef 277-4120
[1???-18??] Beerhouse keeper at Southgate, Halifax [1837]


Question: Does anyone know which beerhouse this may have been?

 

 

The Stephenson family of Cross StoneRef 277-1085
The members of the family held the posts of Parish Clerk and Sexton at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone for about 150 years.

The posts seem to have been passed down from father to eldest surviving son:

Stephenson surnameRef 277-2
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Stephenson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Stephenson:


Marriages 1896, 1904, 1907, 1936
 



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