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Thomas Stephenson [s.4]

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:

s.4.1 Thomas Stephenson christened February 23rd, 1822 at Stokesley, Yorks; died December 19th, 1904 at Stokesley
s.4.2 William Stephenson christened June 15th, 1824 at Stokesley, Yorks


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