Joseph Stainsby was the eleventh child of Robert Stainsby & Elizabeth Brewer born January 18th, 1860 at Fryton, Yorks.
In 1871 Joseph was living at home with his parents, brother & sisters at the Gate House, Fryton.
By 1881 Joseph was working for farmer George Wray, a 40 year old farmer of 360 acres. He was employed as a waggoner at East Newton Hall farm, East Newton, south of Helmsley, Yorks.
Soon after the census Joseph married Alice Dale in April-June 1881 at Helmsley. At the time of the census Alice was working as a domestic cook at a farm near East Newton. Alice was the daughter of Jane & Ralph Dale, a carrier & poultry dealer, born August 30th, 1859 at East Newton.
Joseph at work!
By 1891 Joseph & Alice were living at Ryegate, Helmsley where Joseph was now a railway porter. They had 4 children – Henry (7), Ralph (6), Jane E (2) & Margaret L (6 months).
The great flood at Helmsley in July 1895 - Joseph Stainsby on left holding child
Alice died on September 23rd, 1900, aged 41, the death being registered at Helmsley, 2 days after giving birth to John William.
In 1901 widowed Joseph was still living at Ryegate & he was still in the same occupation. Daughters Jane & Margaret (known as Maggie) were still at home & there had been 4 more children born before the death of Alice – Joseph E (7), Alice C, known as Cissy (4), Mary A, known as Nancy (1), & John W (6 months). There was a 61 year old housekeeper Hannah Bauch living with them.
The children of Joseph Stainsby & Alice Dale were:
sb.9.11.1 Robert Stainsby born September 3rd, 1881 at East Newton, Helmsley,
died April-June 1882 at Helmsley
sb.9.11.2 Henry Stainsby born April 6th, 1883 at East Newton, Helmsley
sb.9.11.3 Ralph Stainsby born November 2nd, 1884 at Ryegate, Helmsley
sb.9.11.4 Thomas Stainsby born May 17th, 1886 at Ryegate, Helmsley, died Oct-December 1887 at Helmsley
sb.9.11.5 Jane Elizabeth Stainsby born September 21st, 1888 at Ryegate, Helmsley
sb.9.11.6 Margaret Louise Stainsby born October 13th, 1890 at Ryegate, Helmsley
sb.9.11.7 Harold Stainsby born July-September 1892 at Ryegate, Helmsley, died Jan-March 1893 at Helmsley
sb.9.11.8 Joseph Ernest Stainsby born November 27th, 1893 at Ryegate, Helmsley
sb.9.11.9 Alice Cecilia Stainsby born November 24th, 1896 at Ryegate, Helmsley,
sb.9.11.10 Mary Annie Stainsby born July 2nd, 1899 at Ryegate, Helmsley
sb.9.11.11 John William Stainsby born September 21st, 1900 at Ryegate, Helmsley; died January 17th,1986
Left: Alice Cecilia (known as Cissy) Right: Henry (known as Harry) & wife Maud
Joseph remarried on April 18th, 1908, at St George’s Leeds. His new wife was Rose Ada Pullan who was born Oct-December 1876 at Tadcaster, West Yorkshire, the daughter of Eliza & George Pullan, a gardener. At the time of the 1901 census Rose was working as a general servant for the railway station master at Helmsley, William Wilson & living at the Station House in Pottergate.
At the time of the 1911 census Joseph & Rose were still living at Ryegate, Helmsley & Joseph was now described as a carting agent for the North Eastern Railway. Children with them were Mary Annie, John William, both at school & a new daughter, Rose Eva (1).
Son Harry had married Eleanor Maud Kilvington in 1909 & at the time of the 1911 census they were living at Smardale, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland where Harry was a signalman for the North East Railway Co.
Son Ralph was boarding with the Dobby family in Starbeck, Harrogate, Yorks in 1911 & he was a railway porter for the North Eastern Railway.
In 1911 daughter Margaret was employed as a kitchen maid at the home of Mr Boyd Carpenter at Pendrea, Penzance, Cornwall. Margaret was to marry Oswald Towler in 1915 at Helmsley. Margaret’s sister Alice Cecilia was also working as a domestic servant but still in Helmsley & sister Jane was a domestic servant for the Ingham family at Langcliffe Mills, Settle, Yorks.
Joseph died, aged 61, in Jan-March 1922 at Helmsley.
Daughter Rose Eva married Ernest E Beeforth in Oct-December 1935 at Guisborough, N. Yorks
Rose Ada died, aged 75, in July-September 1951 at Ryedale, N. Yorks.
The children of Joseph Stainsby & Rose Ada Pullan were:
sb.9.11.12 Rose Eva Stainsby born April 5th, 1909 at Helmsley; died Jan-March 1974 at Ryedale, N. Yorks
(photos courtesy of Carol Lee, great granddaughter of Joseph Stainsby)