Mary Stephenson was the second child of John Stephenson & Sarah Robinson born at Ruswarp & christened June 8th, 1818 at Whitby.
In 1841 Mary was living at home with her parents at Hinderwell, Yorks.
Mary married John Taylor Harland, the son of Mary & Robert Harland christened August 20th, 1824 at Hinderwell.
By 1851 Mary & John were living at Mickleby, Yorks & John was a master tailor. They had 2 children – Thomas (3) & Hannah (1).
They were still living at Mickleby in 1861 where John was a tailor. Son Thomas was living away from home with his uncle William at Sandsend Village, Lythe where he was a butcher’s boy. Hannah was still at home with brother William (7) & sisters Mary A (5) & Margaret (4).
John was still a tailor in 1871 & he & Mary continued to live at Mickleby. Son William was still at home & an apprentice tailor. The only other child at home was John, aged 9. Son Thomas was now married & a butcher at Hinderwell, Yorks & at the time of the 1871 census his sister Margaret was visiting.
John died in Oct-December 1880, aged 56, his death being registered at Whitby .
By 1881 widow Mary was living with her daughter Mary Ann at Bridge St, Whitby. Mary Ann had married George Hooper, a tailor & draper, & they had 3 children at this time. Mary's son John had also moved to Whitby, a pupil school teacher, & was also living with them. Living next door was Mary's son Thomas Harland & his family who was manager of a tea shop. Mary's son William was married to Annie Elizabeth McNiel & still living in Mickleby where he was a tailor & draper & visiting him at the time of the census was his sister Hannah.
In 1891 Mary was living with her daughter Sarah who had married James Willis in 1878 & their family at Elgin St, Ruswarp, Whitby.
Mary, aged 81, was living with another daughter in 1901. This time with daughter Hannah Harland (51) who was a lodging house keeper at 11 Langdale Terr, Ruswarp. Interestingly Hannah's widowed sister Sarah (Willis) was also a lodging house keeper at 17 Crescent Ave, Ruswarp at this time. Mary's son John Stephenson Harland had become a farmer in Mickleby by 1901 & was married to Jane Ann Raw (nee Smith).
Mary died Jan-March 1907, aged 87, her death being registered at Whitby & her daughter Hannah also died later that year, aged 57.
In 1911 son William, his wife Annie & 3 of their children were living at Loftus, Yorkshire where William was still a tailor & draper. It was noted that William & Annie had had 14 children, only 10 of whom were still living. With William was brother John Stephenson Harland who was a farmer, but although listed as married, his wife Jane was not with him.
In 1911 daughter Sarah (Willis) was still living at 17 Crescent avenue, Ruswarp with daughter Mary & son James, a political agent’s clerk.
Daughter Mary Ann & husband George Hooper were living at 2 Church Square, Whitby in 1911 with 6 of their 14 children, 2 having died.
The children of Mary Stephenson & John Taylor Harland were:
s.7.2.1 Thomas Harland christened January 3rd , 1848 at Mickleby, Yorks
s.7.2.2 Hannah Harland born July-September 1849 at Mickleby, Yorks; died July-September 1907 at Whitby
s.7.2.3 Sarah Harland born c1851 at Mickleby, Yorks
s.7.2.4 William Harland born July-September 1853 at Mickleby, Yorks
s.7.2.5 Mary Ann Harland born July-September 1855 at Mickleby, Yorks; died January 20th, 1937 at the Whitby & District War Memorial Cottage Hospital, Whitby
s.7.2.6 Margaret Harland born c1857 at Mickleby, Yorks
s.7.2.7 John Stephenson Harland born Jan-March 1862 at Mickleby, Yorks