All Known descendants of William Stanier

All Known descendants of William Stanier


Henry Stanier was British Vice Consul in Granada, and an accomplished painter

Will of Sarah Emily Stanier
of	47 Murdock Road Handsworth Birmingham WAR spinster
Dated	28 April 1915
Witness	Florence Wootton
	Amy Gertrude Silver
died	6 July 1919 at the Infirmary West Bromwich STS
Proved	at Birmingham 12 September 1919
by	Philip Henry Stanier of 34 Ferry Street Dudley, retired railway agent
	Alfred Sydney Stanier of 7 Union Row, Handsworh Birmingham, musician
Estate	£251 7s
	All debts to be paid.
	All estate to be held in trust for sister Francis Ada Stanier of 47 Murdock Road Handsworth.
	Should there be any residue after the death of Francis Ada Stanier, to be given to Alfred Sydney Stanier
	to dispose of as he may see fit.

Will of Frank Stanier
of	184 Alexander Road Acocks Green Birmingham WAR designer
Signed	11 July 1934
Witness	L F Williams solicitor of Birmingham
	Frances V Roper, clerk to Mr L F Williams
died	26 July 1937
Proved	at Birmingham 13 September 1937
by	Eliza Stanier widow
Estate	£1,649 0s 4d
	All estate to wife Eliza, and she to be sole executrix.
	Should she predecease him:
	    Joseph Samuel Sheppard solicitor of Lloyds Bank Chambers, New Street Birmingham to be executor
	    All debts and funeral expenses to be paid, remainer equally between:-
		brother Albert James Stanier
		sister Lily Roberts
		sister-in-law Rose Hannah Whale
		sister-in-law Florence Siddaway

Will of Clara Ann Stanier
of	47 South Parade, Sutton Coldfield WAR, widow
died	19 February 1953
Dated	15 August 1952
Witness	Eva Hilda Goodwin, 47 South Parade, housewife
  	Arthur Charles Goodwin, 47 South Parade, Factory worker
Proved	at Birmingham 17 August 1953
by	Son George Edward Stanier, licensed victualler
	Daughter Doris Mary Parmley (wife of Frank Charles Parmley)
Estate	£2,035
	all debts to be paid.
 	£100 to George Edward Stanier, remainder to be held in trust
	for George Edward Stanier and Doris Mary Parmley or the survivor of them.

Will of Winifred May Stanier
of	8 Conway, Worcester WOR
Dated	1 February 1982
Witness	Dawn Letterill, solicitors clerk
	Margaret L Townsend, solicitors clerk
died	27 November 1987
Proved	at Llandaff, 22 January 1988
by	Daughter Patricia Allison O'Keefe
Estate	under £70,000
	All estate to Patricia Allison O'Keefe

According to family tradition, Thomas Stanier played the flute at the first performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah".

John Bawden says of the performance

The first performance, conducted by Mendelssohn himself, took place on the 26th August 1846 before an audience of two thousand who had packed into Birmingham Town Hall for the eagerly-awaited event. It was an unprecedented success. No less than four choruses and four arias were encored, and the applause evidently bordered on the hysterical. Mendelssohn recounted the experience in a letter to his brother. 'No work of mine went so admirably the first time of execution, or was received with such enthusiasm by both the musicians and the audience,'he wrote. The Times' music correspondent was even more effusive. 'The last note of Elijah was drowned in a long-continued unanimous volley of plaudits, vociferous, and deafening,' he reported. 'Mendelssohn ..... descended from his position on the conductor's rostrum; but he was compelled to appear again, amidst renewed cheers and huzzas. Never was there a more complete triumph; never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art.' It was without doubt the crowning glory of Mendelssohn's spectacularly successful career.

Ellen Warner divorced James Harris, and resided with Alfred Bolus, adopting his surname by deed poll. But they never married, as Alfred Bolus never divorced his first wife.

James Archibald Warner emigrated to the USA, arriving 20 November 1922. He went to Brackenridge PA and lived with his sister Lilian, until he could bring his family. His wife and 2 children arrived in the USA 8 September 1923. Eventually he moved to Niagara Falls NY, where he lived for the rest of his life

Frederick Thorneywork had sailed to New York on the "Carmania", arriving 11 November 1906, leaving his family behind. The 1911 Census shows the household as

NameRelationshipAgeMarital StatusOccupationBorn
Alice Thorneyworkhead 36married (11 years) Bolton LAN
Fred Thorneywork 10  SchoolWylde Green STS
Nellie Thorneywork  6 SchoolWylde Green STS
David Thorneywork 1   Small Heath WAR

However, at some point he and his family moved to Australia: in 1914 he and Alice are listed in the Electoral Roll of Alphington VIC, living at Miller Street. Both Frederick and his son David are listed in the 1931 Electoral Roll of Melbourne, Frederick a jeweller at 206 Roden Street and David a tool maker at 90 Roden Street. Nellie Thorneywork married in England in 1937, so either did not emigrate with the family, or subsequently returned.

An engagement notice in the Argus (Melbourne VIC) for 17 September 1945 reads
GRANT - THORNEYWORK: Evelyn Septima Resch, only daughter of Mrs E. Grant and the late Capt. A. E. Grant, Avondale St., Hampton and David, second son of Mr. F. Thorneywork, of Montrose, and the late Mrs. F. Thorneywork.

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