James Henry Stone was the second child of James Stone & Mary Ann Sutton born John St, West Bromwich & christened July 27th, 1851 at Christ Church, West Bromwich.
In 1861 the family were living in Parker St, Bradford, Manchester, Lancs & James had 3 brothers.
By 1871 the family had returned to Staffordshire & were living in the High St, Tunstall, Wolstanton. James & his brother Joseph were all iron workers like their father. James now had 3 sisters, Esther (8), Rachael (4) & Catherine (3).
James married Alice Redford in Oct-December 1877 at Salford Register Office. Alice was born July-September 1852 at Swinton, near Manchester, Lancs, the daughter of Priscilla & Robert Redford, a cotton weaver.
The family could not be found in the 1881 census.
In 1891 James & Alice were living at 8 Cleggs Square, Pendleton, Salford & James was an iron puddler. They had 6 children by this time – Enoch (12), William (10), Robert R (8), Priscilla (5), Esther (3) & Jessie (1).
By 1901 James & Alice had moved to 10 Dumville St, Pendleton. James had now become a milk salesman. Children still at home were Enoch, a librarian, William, a grocer’s assistant, Robert R, a warehouse assistant, Priscilla, a bleach worker, Esther & Jessie who were at school. Living with them was James’ widowed mother Mary Ann Stone.
They were still living at the same address in 1911 & James was now described as a salesman for the dairy Coop Society. Daughters Esther & Jessie were still at home & worked as ‘reelers’ at the paper works. It was noted on the census that James & Alice had had 8 children, only 6 of whom were still living.
Son Enoch had married Ada Derbyshire Longden on September 18th, 1902 at the parish Church of Charlestown, Salford. In 1911 Enoch, an assistant librarian, & Ada & their 6 year old daughter Annie Derbyshire, were living at 26 Cromwell Rd, Pendleton. Ada’s widowed mother, Mary Longden, was living with them.
Son William had married Eva Hawksworth in Jan-March 1903 at Salford. By 1911 William, a grocer’s assistant & Eva had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive. They were living at 27 Bradshaw St, Cromwell Rd, Pendleton.
Son Robert married Annie Lizzie Chapman in April-June 1907 at Salford.
Daughter Priscilla married Thomas Watson in 1910 at Salford & in 1911 they were also living at 4 Bradshaw St, Pendleton. Thomas was a blacksmith for the Cooperative Wholesale Society.
James died July-September 1913 at Salford.
Alice died July-September 1920 at Salford.
Daughter Jessie, aged 30, married Josiah Buckley, a grocery branch manager, on December 8th, 1920 at Charlestown Independent Chapel, Broughton Rd, Pendleton. Josiah was 28 years of age, the son of John Buckley, a stoker. Jessie’s sister Esther was a witness at the wedding.
The children of James Henry Stone & Alice Redford were:
st.126.96.36.199 Enoch Stone born Oct-December 1878 at Pendleton, Lancs; died Oct-December 1947 at Salford, Lancs
st.188.8.131.52 William Stone born Oct-December 1880 at Pendleton; died Oct-December 1923 at Bolton, Lancs
st.184.108.40.206 Robert Redford Stone born June 29th,1882 at Pendleton; died June 7th, 1951 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
st.220.127.116.11 Priscilla Stone born Jan-March 1886 at Pendleton, Lancs; died Oct-December 1961 at Salford
st.18.104.22.168 Esther Stone born Jan-March 1888 at Pendleton, Lancs
st.22.214.171.124 Jessie Stone born April-June 1890 at Pendleton, Lancs