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Louisa Stainsby [sb.9.2.1]

Louisa Stainsby was the daughter of Margaret Stainsby born September 22nd,1866 at Fryton, Yorks & christened August 23rd, 1874 at Hovingham. Yorks.

At the time of the 1871 census Louisa was with Margaret’s parents, Elizabeth & Robert Stainsby, at Gate House, Fryton & listed as their daughter.

In 1881 Louisa was still at Gate House but now listed as granddaughter to Elizabeth & Robert. Louisa’s mother Margaret was employed as a cook by the Tatham family who lived in Springfield Mount, Leeds at the time of both 1871 & 1881 censuses.

Louisa was working as a kitchen maid at the Mansion, Scarborough in 1891. This was the home of Charles Woodall, a banker & J.P.

In April-June 1896 Louisa married Herbert Payne Dawson Grantham, the marriage being registered at Malton. Herbert was born Jan-March 1852 at Burgh-le-Marsh, Spilsby, Lincs, the son of Payne Grantham, a surveyor & apothecary. Herbert had previously married Annie Watson in 1877. Annie died February 13th, 1891.

In 1901 Louisa & Herbert were living at 55 Gordon St, Scarborough. Herbert was deputy harbour master there. Living with them was Herbert Grantham, aged 22, a gas fitter. This was a son of Herbert’s first marriage. Herbert senior & Louisa now had a daughter Beryl, aged 4. Also with them was a nephew, Vernon Hagyard (19), a cabinet maker.

Herbert, a master mariner, died on April 7th, 1906, aged 54, at 58 Grodon St, Scarborough.  Probate was granted in York on August 22nd, 1906 to widow Louisa.  His effects were £722.1s.7d.

In 1911 widowed Louisa was still living at 58 Gordon St with her daughter Beryl who was at school.  Boarding with them was John Richard Simpson, a grocer’s assistant.

Louisa was a co-executor of her mother's will in 1918.

Daughter Beryl married Claude H Horsley in 1922 at Scarborough & at the time of the 1939 register they were living at 46 Mabfield Rd, Manchester & Claude was soft furnishings estimator & salesman.  With them was Beryl’s mother Louisa Grantham, listed as single.

Louisa died aged 83 in 1950 & was buried on January 9th, 1950 at Southern Cemetery, Manchester.

The children of Louisa Stainsby & Herbert Payne Dawson Grantham were:

sb. Beryl Grantham born January 18th, 1897 at 58 Gordon St, Scarborough, & christened February 21st, 1897 at All Saints, Scarborough, Yorks; died Oct-December 1979 at Manchester


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