Thomas Stephenson was the fourth child of Thomas Stephenson & Mary Cooke christened February 11th, 1781 at Kildale, Yorks.
Thomas married Dorothy Pallister on August 22nd, 1819 at Egglescliffe, after the reading of banns. Thomas was a widower of Stokesley & Dorothy was a spinster of Egglescliffe parish. Both Thomas & Dorothy were unable to sign & made their mark on the wedding register. Witnesses at the wedding were Isabella Hale (X), William Dixon & George Stevenson. Dorothy was born at Burdon, the daughter of Richard Pallister & christened August 30th 1789 at Haughton le Skerne, (which includes Burdon) Durham.
In 1841 Thomas & Dorothy were living at West End, Stokesley & Thomas was an agricultural labourer. Their son Thomas (20), a shoe maker was at home at the time of the census.
In 1851 Thomas (69) & Dorothy (61) were living at Stokesley, Yorks & Thomas was an agricultural labourer.
Dorothy died Jan-March 1853 at Stokesley.
In 1861 Thomas was living on his own at Stokesley & still working as a farm labourer in his 80s! There is a death recorded for Thomas Stephenson in Oct-December of 1861 at Stokesley.
The children of Thomas Stephenson & Dorothy Pallister were: