Elizabeth Stephenson was the third child of Thomas Stephenson & Elizabeth Gibson christened October 21st , 1849 at Stokesley, Yorkshire.
In 1851 Elizabeth was living with her parents & 2 brothers at Front St, Stokesley, where her father was a shoemaker.
In 1861 the family was living at North Side, Stokesley & Elizabeth was a scholar. Elizabeth's 5 brothers were also at home.
Elizabeth was still living at home at High St South, Stokesley in 1871. She was now a dressmaker. Brothers Henry & George were also at home.
Elizabeth was not found in the 1881 census but her future husband James Walton (listed as Walters in the census) was visiting Elizabeth's brother William George Stephenson & his family at Holgate Rd, York. Elizabeth married James Walton on August 12th, 1881 at Stokesley. James was born c1839 at Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorks, the son of Margaret Pearson & William Walton, an overlooker at the pottery.
In 1891 James & Elizabeth were living at High St, Stokesley & James was described as a clerk. They had 4 children – Harry P (8), Norman C (6), Daisy E (4) & Dorothy E (1).
Daughter Dorothy died, aged 6, in July-September 1895 at Stokesley.
Elizabeth died in January 1896, aged 48, & was buried on January 29th, 1896 at New Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough.
In 1901 widowed James was boarding at Russell St, Middlesbrough & was now listed as a commercial clerk. With James was son Norman, a warehouseman (rubber). Daughter Daisy was living with Elizabeth's parents in Stokesley at the time of the census.
James died July-September 1904, aged 68, his death being registered at Middlesbrough.
The children of Elizabeth Stephenson & James Walton were:
s.188.8.131.52 Harry Pearson Walton born July-September 1882 at Stockton, Co Durham
s.184.108.40.206 Norman Charles Walton born Jan-March 1885 at Stockton, Co Durham
s.220.127.116.11 Daisy Ethel Walton born Oct-December 1886 at Stockton, Co Durham
s.18.104.22.168 Dorothy Elizabeth Walton born Oct-December 1889 at Stokesley, Yorks; died July-September 1895 at Stokesley