Louisa Stainsby was the daughter of Margaret Stainsby born Oct-December 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.
The children of Louisa Stainsby & Herbert Payne Dawson Grantham were:
sb.126.96.36.199 Beryl Grantham born Jan-March 1897 at Scarborough, Yorks