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The entries for people & families with the surname Stephenson are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Alfred Stephenson [1883-1918]
Arthur George Stephenson [1866-1932]
Charles Sutcliffe Stephenson [1823-1895]
Enoch Stephenson [1803-1845]
Ernest Stephenson [1889-1969]
Ernest Smith Stephenson [1890-1???]
Fred Stephenson [1896-1918]
George Stephenson [1781-1848]
George Stephenson [1892-1916]
George Stephenson [1894-1916]
George Edward Stephenson [1869-1928]
George Robert Stephenson [18??-1???]
Harry Stephenson [1886-1916]
Henry Stephenson [1834-1883]
James Stephenson [1795-1861]
James Stephenson [1811-1852]
James Stephenson [1869-1934]
James W. Stephenson [18??-19??]
Job Stephenson [1833-1880]
John Thomas Stephenson [1893-1916]
Joseph Henry Stephenson [18??-19??]
Mary Elizabeth Stephenson [1865-19??]
Robert Stephenson [1771-1840]
Robert Stephenson [1824-1885]
Samuel Stephenson [1796-1860]
Samuel Stephenson [1862-1919]
Samuel Hebblethwaite Stephenson [1826-1903]
W. Stephenson [18??-18??]
Walter Stephenson [1869-19??]
William Stephenson [1???-18??]


Stephenson, Alfred
[1883-1918] He was a member of St James's Church, Halifax / employed by Clayton, Murgatroyd & Company Limited / a regular soldier with 18 years' service.

In [Q2] 1906, he married Ann Sharman in Halifax.

Children:

  1. daughter

The family lived at

  • 11 Grant Street, Commercial Road, Halifax
  • 15 Darley Street, Halifax

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.

He died 2 weeks later [7th May 1918] (aged 35).

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

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Stephenson, Arthur George
[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 Sutcliffe
[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, Enoch
[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, Ernest
[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 Smith
[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, Fred
[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 [I J 21].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stephenson, George
[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, George
[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 [14A & 14B], and on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Stephenson, George
[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).

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

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

Stephenson, George Edward
[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 Robert
[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, Harry
[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).

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

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

Stephenson, Henry
[1834-1883] Born in Halifax.

He was a cooper [1881].

He married Martha [1839-1???].


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 [Q4 1883] (aged 49)  Living with them [in 1891] were Mary Elizabeth's sons: Harry [b 1886] and Ernest [b 1890]

Stephenson, James
[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, James
[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, James
[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.
[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, Job
[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, John Thomas
[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 [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 Henry
[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, Mary Elizabeth
[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, Robert
[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, Robert
[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, Samuel
[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, Samuel
[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 Hebblethwaite
[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.
[18??-18??] Publisher of the Halifax Historical Almanack

Stephenson, Walter
[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, William
[1???-18??] Beerhouse keeper at Southgate, Halifax [1837]


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

 

 

The Stephenson family of Cross Stone
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 surname
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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