Joseph Stainsby was the fourth child of William Stainsby & Adah Stephenson born in York & christened March 23rd, 1856 at Saint Mary Bishophill Junior, York.
Joseph was living at 59 Price St, York in 1871 with his widowed father, brothers & sister & grandmother Elizabeth Stainsby (92). Joseph was now a smith.
By 1881 his father had remarried & Joseph was living with his father & step-mother Esther at Price St, York. Joseph was employed as an engine cleaner.
Joseph died in Jan-March 1883, aged 26, the death being registered at York.