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William Stephenson [s.7.1.3]

William Stephenson was the third child of William Stephenson & Ann Taylor born April-June 1858 at Lythe, Yorkshire.

In 1861 William, his 3 sisters & his parents were living at Sandsend Village, Lythe where his father was a butcher.  Their widowed grandmother, Sarah Stephenson, was also living with them at the time of the census.

In 1871 the family were still in Sandsend Village & all 4 children were still at home.

William married Dinah Caroline Wick in Oct-December 1880 at Whitby.  Dinah was born Oct-December 1853 at Wells, Norfolk, the daughter of Harriett Marsh & Thomas Wick, an agricultural labourer.

In 1881 William & his wife Dinah were living with William’s parents at Cottage House, Lythe, & William was now a butcher like his father.  William’s sisters, Hannah & Mary were also living at home.

In 1891 William & Dinah were living at St Mary’s Cottages, Sandsend Village, near Lythe & William continued to be a butcher.  They had 3 children at this time – Thomas W (9), John Edward (7) & Hannah M (5). 

William carried on in the butcher’s trade after the death of his father in 1891 & was listed in Kelly’s Directory of North & East Ridings of Yorks 1893 as a butcher of Sandsend.

In 1901 William & Dinah were still at Sandsend Village, now at Aldersyde.  William continued to be a butcher & children living at home were Thomas, a grocer & draper’s apprentice, John, a rural postman, Hannah & Mary.  Living next to William was his older sister Hannah, who was a shirt seamstress.

By 1911 William had become a postman & he & Dinah were still living at Sandsend.  They had 2 daughters at home – Hannah & Mary.  It was noted on the census that William & Dinah had had 5 children, only 4 of whom were still living. 
Son Thomas had married Ethel Dale in 1906 & at the time of the 1911 census they were living at North View, Hinderwell, Yorkshire.  They had 4 children – Ethel Marjorie (4), Kathleen (3), Edward (2) & William Arthur (4 months), & Thomas was working as a commercial traveler for a general drapers.
In 1911 son John was boarding with Eva & Thomas Cradock, a game & poultry dealer, at West Hartlepool, Co Durham.  He was working as a moulder’s labourer at the Marley Works.

Dinah died in April-June 1917, aged 62, her death being registered at Whitby & William died later that year, aged 59, also at Whitby.

The children of William Stephenson & Dinah Caroline Wick were:

s.  Thomas William Stephenson born Jan-March 1882 at Lythe, Yorks
s.  John Edward Stephenson born Jan-March 1884 at Lythe, Yorks
s.  Hannah Maria Stephenson born Jan-March 1886 at Lythe, Yorks
s.  Mary Alice Stephenson born Oct-December 1892 at Sandsend, Yorks


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