James Stone was the sixth child of William Stone & Ann Simcox christened September 6th, 1829 at Tipton, Staffs.
James, a puddler, married Mary Ann Sutton on May 21st, 1848, at St George’s Church, Birmingham. Mary Ann was born c1827 at Oldbury, Shropshire, the daughter of John Sutton, a pistol filer.
In 1849 James & Mary Ann were living at Duke St, West Bromwich where their first child, John, was born on March 11th.
By 1851 James & Mary Ann (Hone on Ancestry.co.uk index) & son John were living at John St, West Bromwich & John was a furnaceman. Visiting them was Mary Ann’s sister, Elizabeth Sutton (22).
By 1861 they had moved to Bradford, Manchester, Lancs & were living at Parker St & James was described as a puddler. As well as son John D they also had James H (9), Joseph R (7) & Solomon (10 months). Later that year baby Solomon died, aged 1.
In 1871 James & Mary Ann had returned to Staffordshire & were living in the High St, Tunstall, Wolstanton. James, sons James & Joseph were all iron workers. Other children at home were Esther (8), Rachael (4) & Catherine (3).
James & Mary Ann had moved again & at the time of the census in 1881 were living at 5 Enys St, Pendleton, Salford, Lancs & James was again described as an iron puddler. At home were Esther & Rachel, both cotton weavers, & Catherine. They had 3 boarders, 2 of which were iron puddlers & the third was a butcher.
James died in Jan-March 1882, aged 52, the death being registered at Salford.
In 1891 widowed Mary Ann was living at 32 Renshaw St, Pendleton with her daughter Catherine, a cotton winder. They had a boarder, Ann Howarth (27), a ‘cotton maker up’.
Mary Ann was living with son James & his wife Alice & family at 10 Dumville St, Pendleton in 1901.
Mary Ann died in April-June 1910, aged 83, the death being registered at Salford.
The children of James Stone & Mary Ann Sutton were:
st.1.5.1 John David Stone born March 9th, 1849 at Duke St, West Bromwich, & christened April 22nd, 1849 at Christ Church, West Bromwich, Staffs; died May 18th, 1923 at Bolton, Lancs
st.1.5.2 James Henry Stone born John St, West Bromwich & christened July 27th, 1851 at Christ Church, West Bromwich, Staffs; died July-September 1913 at Salford
st.1.5.3 Joseph Richard Stone born at Gun Lane & christened July 10th, 1853 at Christ Church, West Bromwich; died April-June 1905 at Salford
st.1.5.4 Solomon Stone born April-June 1860 at Bradford, Lancs, died Oct-December 1861 at Bradford, Lancs
st.1.5.5 Esther Stone born Oct-December 1862 at Bradford, Lancs
st.1.5.6 Rebecca Stone born April 5th, 1864 at Bradford & christened June 5th, 1864 at Higher Ardwick Primitive Methodist Church, Manchester, Lancs
st.1.5.7 Rachel Stone born September 19th, 1866 at Hope Cottage, Bradford, & christened October 29th, 1866 at at Higher Ardwick Primitive Methodist Church, Manchester, Lancs; died Oct-December 1924 at Salford, Lancs
st.1.5.8 Catherine Stone born March 30th, 1868 at Bradford, Manchester, & was christened on August 2nd, 1868 at Higher Ardwick Primitive Methodist Church, Manchester, Lancs.