Judge James Stansfeld

Judge James Stansfeld was born in Leeds, son of David Stansfeld.

He became a Halifax lawyer.

He was

In 1817, he married Emma Ralph.

Emma was the daughter of Rev John Ralph


  1. James
  2. Emma [1818-30/1/1870] who never married, & was buried  with her mother
  3. Sarah Woolrich [b 1821]
  4. Maria [1824-27th February 1904] who married Rev Francis  England Millson
  5. Ellen [b 1828] who married James Nixon Porter
  6. Sophia [1830-1891] who married (1) Rev Percy Bakewell and (2) Alfred Moffatt
  7. Mary [b 1833]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1871] were grandchildren Elizabeth Sudworth Porter [b 1867] & William Porter [b 1868] and visitor Ellen Hall Porter [b 1851]

Martha Baines was nurse & servant for the family [for 38 years].

Emma died 7th January 1851 (aged 58).

She was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 187] with her daughter Emma

James died 29th January 1872.

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 185] with his daughter Maria & her husband Rev Francis England Millson.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £70,000.

Probate was granted to his son James.

© Malcolm Bull 2023
Revised 16:26 / 28th October 2023 / 5279

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