Joseph Stephenson was the fifth child of John Stephenson & Sarah Robinson christened January 1st, 1827 at Hinderwell, Yorks.
In 1841 Joseph was an apprentice joiner living in Hinderwell.
Joseph married Margaret Tyerman in Jan-March 1848 at Whitby. Margaret was the daughter of James & Ann Tyerman christened March 26th, 1827 at Easington near Guisborough, Yorks.
In 1851 Joseph & Margaret were living at Mickleby where Joseph was an agricultural labourer. They had a 1 year old son John & living with them was Margaret’s sister Dorothy Tyerman (Tireman in census), aged 19, a dressmaker.
By 1861 Joseph & Margaret were living at Goldsbrough Village, Lythe & had 3 children at home – John, Ann (5) & Sarah (2).
In 1871 Joseph was still a farm labourer & he & Margaret were still at Goldsbrough Village with daughter Sarah & son James (4).
Daughter Ann married John William Lawson, a blacksmith, in July-September 1879, the marriage being registered at Guisbrough, Yorks.
They were still living at Goldsbrough in 1881 at Cottage House, with only son James left at home.
Joseph & Margaret were still at Goldsbrough village in 1891 & Joseph (63) was described as a woodman & labourer.
In April-June 1891 son James married Annie Margaret Cooper at Whitby.
Joseph died in April-June 1899, aged 72, his death being registered at Whitby.
Widow Margaret was still living at Goldsbrough at the time of the 1901 census. She was 74 & living on her own means & visiting her at this time was Sarah Atkinson, a 74 year old widow.
In 1911 Margaret was living on her own at Goldsbrough. It was noted on the census that she had had 5 children, only 2 of whom were still alive. Daughter Ann & her husband John Lawson were living at 19 Emerald St, Saltburn, N. Yorks in 1911 with 2 of their daughters. Visiting them was Ann’s cousin Mary Stephenson [s.7.1.4].
Son James had died in 1905 & in 1911 his widow Annie was farming at Low Wood, Glaisdale, Whitby. With her was son John & 4 daughters, all at school.
Margaret died, aged 87, in Jan-March 1915 at Whitby.
The children of Joseph Stephenson & Margaret Tyerman were:
s.7.5.1 John Stephenson born Jan-March 1850 at Mickleby, Yorks
s.7.5.2 Ann Stephenson born at Barnby & christened April 6th, 1856 at Lythe, Yorks
s.7.5.3 Sarah Stephenson born 1859 at Goldsbrough, Yorks
s.7.5.4 James Stephenson born July-September 1866 at Goldsbrough, Yorks; died Oct-December 1905 at Whitby