Thomas Stainsby was the first child of Thomas Stainsby & Mary Ann Henderson (nee Corner) born Oct-December 1870 at Bishop Auckland.
In 1871 six month old Thomas was living with his parents & his mother’s children – Mary (8) & John (4) Henderson at Surtees St, Bishop Auckland.
In 1881 Thomas was living with his mother who was now listed as wife of John Carter at Lumley St, Middlesbrough. With them were his brother Stephen & sisters Mary & Annie Stainsby. Also there was half-brother John Henderson & half-sister Hannah Carter. Marriage records indicate that mother Mary Ann did not marry John Carter until 1883.
In 1891 Thomas was still living at home with his mother & step-father John, & Thomas was a general labourer. His 2 sisters & brother were also still at home, as was John Henderson. Another 4 Carter children had arrived – Joseph (9), Robert (6), Alice M (5) & Violet (3). They were all living at 22 Albert Mews, Middlesbrough.
Thomas married Sarah Thompson in April-June 1892 at Middlesbrough. Sarah was born Oct-Dec 1877 at Middlesbrough.
In 1901 Thomas (known as Tom) & Sarah were living at 16 Bromwich? St, Middlesbrough & Thomas was a general labourer. They had 4 children – Tom (7), Albert Edward (4), Sarah (2) & Arthur Lawrence (6 months).
By 1911 Thomas had become a window cleaner & he & Sarah were living at 22 Willow St, Middlesbrough. With them were sons Thomas, Albert & Arthur & 5 new additions – Beatrice (8), John (7), Maud (6), Harrold (4) & baby Mary (6 months). It was noted on the census that Sarah & Thomas had had 10 children, 2 of whom had died.
The children of Thomas Stainsby & Sarah Thompson were:
sb.126.96.36.199 Tom Stainsby born April-June 1895 at Middlesbrough
sb.188.8.131.52 Albert Edward Stainsby born July-September 1897 at Middlesbrough
sb.184.108.40.206 Sarah Stainsby born Jan-March 1899 at Middlesbrough
sb.220.127.116.11 Arthur Lawrence Stainsby born November 1st,1900 at Middlesbrough; died July-September 1979 at Cleveland, Co Durham
sb.18.104.22.168 Beatrice May Stainsby born April-June 1902 at Middlesbrough; died July 5th, 1950 at North Ormesby Hospital, Middlesbrough
sb.22.214.171.124 John William Stainsby born June 5th, 1904 at Middlesbrough; died Jan-March 1995 in Cleveland, N. Yorks
sb.126.96.36.199 Maud Miriam Stainsby born March 19th, 1906 at Middlesbrough; died Jan-March 1995 in Cleveland, N. Yorks
sb.188.8.131.52 Harold Stainsby born Oct-December 1907 at Middlesbrough
sb.184.108.40.206 Mary Stainsby born Oct-December 1910 at Middlesbrough