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Joseph Stephenson [s.7.5]

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


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