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Mr Stansfield [17??-18??]
Mr Stansfield [18??-18??]
Abraham Stansfield [15??-16??]
Abraham Stansfield [17??-18??]
Abraham Stansfield [1802-1880]
Abraham Stansfield [1819-1???]
Abraham Stansfield [1837-19??]
Alan F. Stansfield [1???-194?]
Albert Stansfield [1882-1917]
Albert Edward Stansfield [1894-1915]
Anne Stansfield [1824-1900]
Mrs Annie Stansfield [18??-1903]
Arthur Stansfield [1???-194?]
Arthur Stansfield [1886-1950]
Ashton Stansfield [1601-1657]
Ashton Stansfield [18??-18??]
Ben Stansfield [1???-1962]
David Stansfield [1720-1769]
Edwin Stansfield [18??-1???]
Ely Stansfield [16??-1???]
Ely Stansfield [1683-1734]
Ely Stansfield [1712-179?]
Ely Stansfield [1755-1831]
Ernest Stansfield [1897-1916]
Fred Stansfield [1866-1909]
Fred Stansfield [1885-1917]
Fred Stansfield [1887-1915]
Fred Stansfield [1899-1918]
Fred Stansfield [1917-19??]
Frederick Stansfield [1855-1???]
George Stansfield [16??-16??]
George Stansfield [17??-18??]
George Stansfield [1774-1832]
George Stansfield [1927-1945]
George Dickson Stansfield [1895-1916]
H. Stansfield [1???-19??]
Hall Stansfield [18??-18??]
Henry Stansfield [13??-13??]
Henry Stansfield [1671-1734]
Henry S. Stansfield [18??-19??]
Herbert Stansfield [1708-1773]
Herbert Stansfield [1736-17??]
Herbert Stansfield [1856-1???]
Herbert Stansfield [1891-1917]
Rev J. Stansfield [17??-18??]
James Stansfield [1???-18??]
James Stansfield [14??-1???]
James Stansfield [15??-1602]
James Stansfield [1579-1658]
James Stansfield [16??-1???]
James Stansfield [16??-1691]
James Stansfield [17??-17??]
James Stansfield [1768-1839]
James Stansfield [18??-1???]
James Stansfield [18??-1???]
James Stansfield [18??-18??]
James Stansfield [1819-19??]
James Stansfield [1844-1900]
James Stansfield [1851-1904]
James Stansfield [1885-1917]
James Henry Stansfield [1854-1900]
Joe Ainscow Stansfield [1897-19??]
John Stansfield [1???-18??]
John Stansfield [15??-16??]
John Stansfield [1657-1737]
John Stansfield [17??-1???]
John Stansfield [17??-18??]
John Stansfield [1746-1829]
John Stansfield [1781-1861]
John Stansfield [1792-1879]
John Stansfield [1795-1866]
John Stansfield [1796-18??]
John Stansfield [18??-19??]
John Stansfield [18??-19??]
John Stansfield [1817-18??]
John Stansfield [1822-1???]
John Stansfield [1825-1905]
John Stansfield [1827-1897]
John Stansfield [1829-1???]
John Stansfield [1832-1891]
John Edwin Stansfield [18??-1???]
John William Stansfield [1883-1918]
John William Stansfield [1888-1918]
Jonas Stansfield [1683-1758]
Jonathan Stansfield [18??-18??]
Joseph Stansfield [1791-1847]
Joseph Stansfield [1794-1???]
Joseph Stansfield [18??-1???]
Joseph Stansfield [18??-19??]
Joseph Stansfield [1818-1868]
Joseph Stansfield [1819-1887]
Joseph Stansfield [1893-1917]
Joshua Stansfield [1750-1832]
Josias Stansfield [16??-1714]
Levi Stansfield [1858-1926]
Levi Stansfield [1872-1950]
Luke Stansfield [17??-18??]
Luke Stansfield [1829-1???]
Mary Stansfield [16??-1718?]
Nelly Stansfield [1753-1837]
Nicholas Stansfield [16??-1676]
Richard Stansfield [15??-1599]
Richard Stansfield [1646-1698]
Richard Stansfield [1825-1865]
Richard Stansfield [1825-1865]
Richard Henry Stansfield [1893-1917]
Robert Stansfield [1???-18??]
Robert Stansfield [1811-1???]
Robert Stansfield [1851-1890]
Robert Stansfield [1883-1918]
Robert Taylor Stansfield [1854-1???]
Ruth Stansfield [1827-1877]
Sowden Stansfield [1832-1908]
Thomas Stansfield [13??-14??]
Thomas Stansfield [17??-1???]
Thomas Stansfield [18??-19??]
Thomas Stansfield [1809-18??]
Thomas Stansfield [1827-1880]
Thomas Stansfield [1866-1927]
Thomas Stansfield [1890-1917]
Tommy Stansfield [1871-1956]
Uttley Stansfield [1895-1916]
W. H. Stansfield [1850-19??]
Sir Walter Stansfield [1917-1984]
William Stansfield [1???-18??]
William Stansfield [1???-1867]
William Stansfield [13??-13??]
William Stansfield [1795-1845]
William Stansfield [1837-1867]
William Stansfield [1841-1891]
William Stansfield [1845-1913]
William Stansfield [1865-19??]
William Stansfield [1887-1916]
William Henry Stansfield [1846-1874]
William Ingham Stansfield [1881-1918]
Wilson Stansfield [1897-1917] 

All people with the surname Stansfeld or Stansfield who trace their ancestors back to Calderdale, originate from the one family, and the first member of this family to have the surname was John de Stansfeld.

This family's original surname was Stansfeld and this spelling seemed to predominate until around 1550, then the name changed from Stansfeld through Stansfeild to finally settle as Stansfield. This change also occurred to other surnames ending in ...feld.

In the 17th century, to differentiate themselves from the rest, the Sowerby branch of the family decided to revert to the original Stansfeld, and their descendants retain that spelling to the present day.


Being an ancient family, the Stansfields have a great number of descendants, and frequently inter-married with other local families.

The various researchers have contributed generously to the entries here, though their versions of the names, dates and relationships of these descendants may conflict at some point.

Although there may be some errors / inaccuracies, the information here will give the general reader some idea of who the family were and what they achieved through the generations

 


Stansfield, Mr
[17??-18??] Originally a reed maker from Bolton, he lived in Hebden Bridge for 30 years.

In 1831, he was accused of supplying the paper which was used by a gang involved in forging large quantities of bank-notes of the Bank of England and several other English and Irish Banks.

The gang – around 16 men in number – operated in Manchester, Bolton and Liverpool. The counterfeiting had been going on for around 28 years.

During the trial, Stansfield tried 3 times to cut his own throat with a blunt pen-knife. He subsequently called for help and was attended by a doctor and recovered

Stansfield, Mr
[18??-18??] Around 1850, he presented his Cheap Concerts at the Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax

Stansfield, Abraham
[15??-16??] He lived at Lower Birks Farm, Todmorden

Stansfield, Abraham
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Hole Bottom Mill, Stansfield.

In 1819, he was declared bankrupt. He was still at the mill in 1834

Stansfield, Abraham
[1802-1880] Son of Luke Stansfield.

Born at Hugeon Croft near Shore, Todmorden.

He was a handloom weaver and wrote poetry to support his family. He was famous as a botanist and gardener

Stansfield, Abraham
[1819-1???] Son of John Stansfield.

Born in Midgley.

Baptised at Luddenden Church [1819].

He was a worsted weaver [1841] / a weaver [1845] / a hand loom weaver [1851] / a cotton warp dresser [1861] / a cotton warper [1871] / a warp dresser [1881].

In 1845, he married Grace [1821-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace, born in Sowerby, was the daughter of weaver John Broadbent.

She was a hand loom weaver [1851]

 

Children:

  1. John [b 1848] who was an oiler at a worsted mill [1861]
  2. William [b 1851] who was a doffer at a worsted mill [1861] a cotton twister [1871]
  3. Mary A / Mary H [b 1853] who was a worsted spinner [1861] a worsted weaver [1871]
  4. Isaac [b 1856] who was a cotton twister [1871]
  5. David [b 1859] who was a cotton twister [1871]
  6. Ellen [b 1863]
  7. Thomas
  8. Thomas [b 1866]
  9. Grace E [b 1869]

The family lived at

  • Lydgate, Midgley [with Abraham's widowed mother 1851]
  • Spring Field, Northowram [1861]
  • 42 Darley Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 45 Beacon Hill, Northowram [1881]

Stansfield, Abraham
[1837-19??] Son of Abraham Stansfield.

He never married.

He lived at Vale Cottage working with his father as a nurseryman and seedsman.

He moved to Kersal Moor Nursery in Broughton, Lancashire where he was a nurseryman and florist with over 3 acres of land.

About 1908/1911, he completed, edited and published the book entitled The Flora of Todmorden which was compiled by his father and John Nowell, with a list of The Birds of Todmorden compiled by Walter Greaves

Stansfield, Alan F.
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Horse Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Albert
[1882-1917] Son of James Henry Stansfield.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge & Sunday School / a weaver of Heptonstall Road, Heptonstall [1903] / a cotton weaver [1911] / a weaver with Roger Shackleton & Company.

In 1903, he married Edith Shackleton [1881-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Edith, of Mansfield Field Farm, Wadsworth, was the daughter of John Shackleton, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Frances [b 1904]
  2. Annie [b 1907]
  3. Ethel [b 1908]

The family lived at 21 Calder Place, Hebden Bridge [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted at Hebden Bridge [22nd June 1916], and served with the Durham Light Infantry and Cycle Corps, then he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was hospitalised for 3 months after hurting himself in a bomb-throwing exercise during training.

He was killed in an air raid [21st October 1917], the first recorded such death of a local man

He was buried at the Zuydcoote Military Cemetery [II A 18].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel.

His brother Joseph also died in the War

Stansfield, Albert Edward
[1894-1915] Son of Agnes & John Stansfield of 20 Merrybents Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 7th August 1915 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Helles Memorial [58-72 / 218-219], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Anne
[1824-1900] Daughter of Abraham Stansfield.

Like others in her family, she was interested in botany.

She married (1) Thomas Gaukroger.

She married (2) Thomas Mitchell.

They lived at Vale Cottage, Todmorden, where Ann died.

She was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden

Stansfield, Mrs Annie
[18??-1903] A Walsden woman who committed suicide because she stammered.

Her body was found in the canal. Her husband, Fred Stansfield, later found a letter from his wife

Dear Husband, I cannot live any longer. It is no use you saying I don't stammer, I do and the knowledge makes me miserable. I feel quite worn out in mind and body. Kindly think of me sometimes and forgive me, as I hope God will forgive me. You have been good to me, so don't think you are to blame at all; you are not. Good-bye Your loving wife

Stansfield, Arthur
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Artillery.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Arthur
[1886-1950] Born in Todmorden.

He was an insurance agent [1909].

In [Q2] 1909, he married Nellie Thomas in Halifax.


Nellie was the daughter of
John Thomas
 

Nellie died 28/6/1949.

Arthur died 13th December 1950

Stansfield, Ashton
[1601-1657] BA.

Son and heir of James Stansfield.

He was at University College Oxford [1619], admitted to Gray's Inn [1621], a barrister at law at Gray's Inn [1629], and a barrister at Wakefield

He (possibly) married Miss Speight, daughter of Philemo Speight of Earls Heaton, Dewsbury.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Frances who married [1661] Henry Dean

See The Ashton Family

Stansfield, Ashton
[18??-18??] Of Todmorden.

He married Frances Henrietta.

Children:

  1. Esther Jane [1837-1902] who married Thomas Sutcliffe Highley

See James Bracewell

Stansfield, Ben
[1???-1962] Director of Thornber Brothers Limited

Stansfield, David
[1720-1769] Son of Ely Stansfield.

He became a Leeds cloth merchant. He built Hope Hall.

He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History.

He was (possibly) a Trustee of Northgate End Chapel [1757].

In 1748, he married Ellen Aldred [17??-1755] at Burton Chapel.


Ellen was the daughter of Rev Timothy Aldred vicar of Morley Leeds
 

Children: 5 including

  1. David
  2. Nelly

There is a memorial window for him in Heptonstall Church

Stansfield, Edwin
[18??-1???] Son of John Stansfield.

He had business as a leather currier.

He traded in Macclesfield and Salford before establishing business on Commercial Street, Brighouse [1855].

He was a greengrocer with his son John Edwin Stansfield [1870]

He was at No. 17 Commercial Street, Brighouse [1871]

Stansfield, Ely
[16??-1???] Sowerby musician. He published a book called Psalmody Epitomised [2nd edition 1731]. He composed several local tunes
Warley – to accompany Psalm 100
Sowerby – to accompany Psalm 98

Stansfield, Ely
[1683-1734] Or Elias.

Son of John Stansfield.

In 1714, he married Mary, daughter of John Farrer.

Children:

  1. David Stansfeld
  2. Elizabeth [1718-1778] who married Joseph Moore from Halifax
  3. son who died without issue
  4. son who died without issue
  5. son who died without issue
  6. son who died without issue
  7. son who died without issue
  8. Mary [1724-1778] who died unmarried

Stansfield, Ely
[1712-179?] Of Halifax and Hipperholme.

Son of Henry Stansfield.

He was a cordwainer.

On 8th June 1747, he married Mary Parkinson [1717-1798].


Mary was the daughter of William Parkinson of Lightcliffe
 

Children:

  1. Rachel [1748-1797] who never married
  2. Joshua
  3. Ely

Ely died between 1792 and 1798 in Hipperholme.

Mary was buried at Coley Church

Stansfield, Ely
[1755-1831] Son of Ely Stansfield.

Born at Warley.

He was a cordwainer.

On 30th April 1789, he married Sarah Starkey [1769-1831] at Huddersfield.


Sarah was the daughter of John Starkey of Cowcliffe, Huddersfield, and brother of Joseph Starkey
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Joseph
  3. William [1797-1868]
  4. Thomas [1800-1861]

He lived at Hipperholme, until, about 1795, the family moved to Huddersfield where he opened a shoe making, and later, a general retailing business. The timing of this move appears to have related to the death of his father.

He was a boot & shoemaker at Manchester Street, Huddersfield [1822]. By 1828, he is listed as:

Stansfield Eli & Sons, Shopkeepers and Dealers in Sundries in Manchester Street, Huddersfield

From 1828 to 1838, his sons William and Thomas are listed as boot and shoe makers in Manchester Street and later in New Street, Huddersfield.

Ely died in Huddersfield.

Son, William, later became a farmer, and appears in 1851 census with 13 acres

Stansfield, Ernest
[1897-1916] Son of William Stansfield.

He was a member of Salem Wesleyan Church, Hebden Bridge & School / a cricketer with Heptonstall Slack & Salem teams / employed by Greenwood & Pickles.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion London Regiment. The Halifax Courier [28th October 1916] reports him with the Royal Fusiliers.

He died 8th October 1916 (aged 20).

He was buried at the Warlencourt British Cemetery [VIII G 3]

Stansfield, Fred
[1866-1909] In July 1898, he married Hannah Rebecca, widow of Linnaeus Tasker.

Fred took over as beerhouse keeper at the Victoria & Albert, Boothtown [1905].

Fred died on 27th January 1909.

In April 1909, Hannah Rebecca married Sam Drake

Stansfield, Fred
[1885-1917] Born in Walsden.

He married Clara.

They lived at 3 Saxon Street, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

He died 4th August 1917 (aged 32).

He was buried at the Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Belgium [V F 20].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Fred
[1887-1915] Born in Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 5th May 1915.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [20], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Fred
[1899-1918] Born 14th June 1899.

Baptised at All Souls' Church, Halifax [6th August 1899]

He was an overlooker with Rouse Brothers at Bowling Dyke Mill [1914].

He lived at 63 Woodside View, Boothtown.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [10th September 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at the Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery [V F 13].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Thomas the Apostle, Claremount

Stansfield, Fred
[1917-19??] Descended from the Stansfield family of Brighouse. He was captain of Cardiff City FC and a Welsh International. Manager of Newport County FC [1954]

Stansfield, Frederick
[1855-1???] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

Born in Todmorden.

He worked for his father in Vale Nurseries.

He was an Associate in Arts of Oxford University / a nurseryman and gardener.

He married Jane Lee.

Children:

  1. Elsie

After his marriage, he moved to Sale in Cheshire

Stansfield, George
[16??-16??] Of Adam Royd, Todmorden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary

Stansfield, George
[17??-18??] Manufacturer at Haugh Stone Mill, Stansfield [1796]. In 1811, he operated 1440 spindles. In 1818, he sold the mill and machinery

Stansfield, George
[1774-1832] Of Stansfield Hall, Todmorden. This may refer to cottages which stood near the Hall.

During the Peninsular War, he served with the 16th Queen's Light Dragoons. He was present at the Battle of Waterloo.

He married Susannah [1790-1840].

Children:

  1. Joseph

George died 1st January 1832 (aged 58).

Susannah died 8th September 1840 (aged 50).

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, George
[1927-1945] Son of Joe Ainscow Stansfield.

Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)  attached to the 7th Battalion Parachute Regiment A. A. C.

He died 7th April 1945 (aged 18).

He was buried at the Celle War Cemetery [3 F 1].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, George Dickson
[1895-1916] Son of James Stansfield.

Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He died 28th August 1916 (aged 21).

He was buried at the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension [I A 32].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, H.
[1???-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He became Keeper of the Department of Botany at Liverpool University.

In 1936, he published a Handbook Guide to the herbarium collections in Liverpool Museums. The book also included a biography of W. H. Stansfield

Stansfield, Hall
[18??-18??] Partner in Stansfield & Company.

He lived at Park House, Halifax [1874]

Stansfield, Henry
[13??-13??] Said to be son of Ralph Stansfeld.

He married Diones Thornhill.


Diones was the daughter of Brian Thornhill of
Thornhill
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Richard
  3. Mary
  4. Jane
  5. Elizabeth

The above entry has been taken from a pedigree:

[Harleian MS 4630, folio 582] a Stansfield family pedigree

No evidence has been found to support it.

In this period the surname was Stansfeld; it was much later that it evolved into Stansfield

Ralph de Stansfeld appears in documents in the 1350s

The senior person of the Stansfeld family in this generation was William de Stansfeld

Sir Bryan de Thornhill appears in documents from the 1330s

Stansfield, Henry
[1671-1734] Son of Richard Stansfield.

He became a tailor.

On 19th 9 June 1692, he married Elizabeth Hanson [1675-1753] from Halifax.


Elizabeth's family were leather workers and saddlers
 

Children:

  1. Isabell [1693-1694]
  2. Frances [1698-1699]
  3. John [bapt 1700]
  4. Herbert
  5. Ely
  6. James [bapt 1717]

Stansfield, Henry S.
[18??-19??] Whitesmith and tool maker at Der Street Mill, Todmorden [1905]

Stansfield, Herbert
[1708-1773] Son of Henry Stansfield.

He was a Mason.

On 19th October 1730, he married Anne Bradley [1???-1747].

Children:

  1. Ann / Nancy [1731-1774] who never married and went to live with her uncle Ely at Hipperholme
  2. Elizabeth / Betty [1733-1736]
  3. Herbert
  4. Sara [1739-1750] who was buried at Halifax by her uncle Ely and shown in the register as his child
  5. Elizabeth [1741-1744]
  6. James [1743-1746]
  7. John [1745-1747]

He was buried in wool on 16th November 1773

Stansfield, Herbert
[1736-17??] Son of Herbert Stansfield.

On 26th April 1761, he married Mary Wilson [17??-1766].

He went to live at Ovenden.

He was buried after 1766

Stansfield, Herbert
[1856-1???] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

Born in Todmorden.

He was educated at boarding school at East Hardwick, Yorkshire [1871].

He moved to Pontefract where he was a nurseryman employing 5 people.

He moved to Sale in Cheshire where he was a nurseryman (his brother Frederick had been there previously).

He married (1) Betsy.

Children:

  1. Ethel

He married (2) Sarah.

Children:

  1. Walter

Stansfield, Herbert
[1891-1917] Son of James Stansfield.

Born at 9 Railway Street, Todmorden [March 1891].

He was a cotton weaver.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.

He died 31st July 1917 (aged 26).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [34], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Rev J.
[17??-18??] Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [1819?]

Stansfield, James
[1???-18??] He ran a private school at Mixenden [around 1838]

Stansfield, James
[14??-1???] Around 1473, he lived at The Bache, Warley. He leased the property to Richard Waterhouse and John Mawde

Stansfield, James
[15??-1602] Of Stansfield Hall and Hartshead Hall. Son and heir of Edward Stansfield

He was Bailiff of the Manor of Halifax [1590] He held lands in Stansfield, Hartshead and Mirfield.

He married (1) Margaret Lacy.


Margaret was the daughter of John Lacy of Leventhorp
 

He married (2) Alice Barker [1???-1638].


Alice was the daughter of Edmund Barker of Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. James

He died in London. His Inquisition Post Mortem is dated 1603

Stansfield, James
[1579-1658] Son of James Stansfield.

In 1614, James leased land in Hartshead to William Ashton of The Ashton Family.

In 1617/18, deeds from James and Elizabeth Stansfeld to Theophilus Ashton of Grayes Inn, of certain closes and messuages in Stansfeld for 8 years at a rent of a grain of pepper.

James sold most of the family possessions – including Stansfield Hall – to John Pilling.

In 1612, he sold Hartshead Hall.

He married Elizabeth Holden.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Holden of Holden Hall, Lancashire
 

Children:

  1. Ashton
  2. Katherine
  3. Jane
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Isabell who married John Page
  6. John
  7. Robert
  8. James

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, James
[16??-1???] He was Constable of Northowram [1681, 1752]

Stansfield, James
[16??-1691] Son of Ashton Stansfield.

He married Unknown [16??-1690].

The couple were buried at Heptonstall Church

See Stansfield Hey, Ripponden

Stansfield, James
[17??-17??] Coiner. James Broadbent confessed to Stansfield that he had informed William Deighton about David Hartley and James Jagger clipping coins at Bell House

Stansfield, James
[1768-1839] A cloth dresser of Toothill Green, Rastrick.

In 1789, he married Christiana Cooper.

Children:

  1. Joseph [1789-1799]
  2. Hannah [b 1791] who married James Hall
  3. Mary [b 1794] who married John Noble
  4. John
  5. Sarah [b 1799]
  6. Ann [b 1801]
  7. Susannah [b 1804] who married Benjamin Edwards
  8. Edna [b 1807] who married John Fox
  9. Jane [1813-1833]

He died intestate with goods under £100

Stansfield, James
[18??-1???] He lived at Ewood Hall, Todmorden [1870].

See Todmorden Flood Relief Fund

Stansfield, James
[18??-1???] He married Susannah [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. George Dickson

The family lived at Todmorden [1916]

Stansfield, James
[18??-18??] Solicitor at North Street, Todmorden [1845, 1861]. He was Clerk to the Todmorden Board of Guardians / Superintendent registrar / a Perpetual Commissioner for taking acknowledgements of deeds executed by married women.

He was (possibly) one of the subscribers to John Horner's book Buildings in the Town & Parish of Halifax [1835]

Stansfield, James
[1819-19??]

Born in Todmorden.

He married Salley [1816-19??].

Children:

  1. Ada [1845-1919] who married Frederick Hague Moss

Stansfield, James
[1844-1900] Born in Warley.

He was a plasterer.

On 22nd January 1872, he married Mary Lumb in Halifax


Mary was the daughter of
Levi Lumb
 

Children:

  1. Levi
  2. Betsy Ann [1873-1956] who married George Theseus Sugden
  3. Emma [b 1875] who was a carpet & rug weaver [1911]
  4. Sarah Eleanor [b 1878]
  5. Harry [b 1887]

The children were born in Warley, and baptised at St Mary's Church, Luddenden

Stansfield, James
[1851-1904] Born in Todmorden.

He was cotton weaver.

In 1872, he married Mary Marshall [1850-1914] in Todmorden.


Mary was born in Blackshaw Head
 

Children:

  1. Alice Hannah [b 1874]
  2. John Arthur [b 1876]
  3. Betsy [b 1878]
  4. Emma [b 1881]
  5. Harry [b 1884]
  6. Herbert

The children were born in Todmorden.

The family lived at

  • 9 Railway Terrace, Todmorden [1891]
  • 24 Kitson Wood Road, Todmorden [1901]
  • 13 Mitchell Street, Todmorden [1911]

Stansfield, James
[1885-1917] Son of William Stansfield.

Born in Norland.

He was a labourer in brick yard living at 9 Leopold Street, Halifax with William Procter [1901] / a brickyard labourer [1905] / a cotton spinner of Baldwin's Yard, Warley [1905].

In 1905, he married Emma Jane Horne [1878-1958] at Halifax Parish Church.


Emma Jane, of Browning Avenue, Southowram, was born in Halifax, the daughter of William Horne, engine tenter
 

They lived at

He enlisted [15th May 1906] with the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. He was discharged [14th May 1912] at the end of his term of service.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th April 1917.

He was buried at the Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery [B 7].

He is remembered on the World War I Memorial in Sowerby Church.

In 1919, Emma married George H Dewhirst.

They lived at East Longley, Norland

Stansfield, James Henry
[1854-1900] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a cart driver [1874].

On 18th June 1874, he married Lucy Sunderland [1855-1919].


Lucy was born in Midgley
 

Children:

  1. Newton [1874-1945] who was a general carter [1901]
  2. Rachel [1876-1950]
  3. James [b 1879] who was a railway carter [1901]
  4. Annie [b 1881] who was a fustian button hole machinist [1901]
  5. Albert a fustian weaver [1901]
  6. Betsy [b 1886] who was a fustian machinist [1901]
  7. Minnie [1890-1969]
  8. Joseph

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at

  • 36 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • 26 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Sons Albert & Joseph died in World War I

Stansfield, Joe Ainscow
[1897-19??] Born in Todmorden.

In [Q2] 1921, he married Sarah Jane Mell [1???-19??] in Goole.

Children:

  1. George

The family lived at Todmorden [1945]

Stansfield, John
[1???-18??] A prosperous putter-out from Todmorden Edge.

He lived at Ewood House, Todmorden. He owned Lineholme Mill

Stansfield, John
[15??-16??] Of Stansfield.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Christobel who married Nicholas Fielden

They owned Hartley Royd

Stansfield, John
[1657-1737] Of Sowerby.

Son of Josiah Stansfeld.

He married (1) Eliza Hirst [16??-1689] from Adswood Hall, Cheshire [1681].

Children:

  1. Ely
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
The 3 younger sons died without issue

In 1690, he married (2) Anna Bathe from Booth.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
All of whom died young

Stansfield, John
[17??-1???] Of Ibbotroyd, Stansfield [1788] and Ewood House, Todmorden.

In 1788, he had an illegitimate daughter Harriet by Mary Hollinrake

Stansfield, John
[17??-18??] Cotton spinner at Rudclough Mill, Erringden [1810]

Stansfield, John
[1746-1829] Of Upper Ibbotroyd, Stansfield.

He married Sally [1748-1821].

Children:

  1. Hannah [1773-1800]
  2. James [1776-1810]
  3. Mary [1778-1858]
  4. Susannah [1781-1847] who married Mr Tillotson
  5. Sally [1783-1799]
  6. Abraham [d 1803]

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, John
[1781-1861] Of Moorhey. Son of Susan (née Law) & Richard Stansfield.

He was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry [1838] / a trustee at Cloughfoot Chapel [1851] / weaver and farmer of 60 acres at Moorhey Farm, Todmorden.

In 1807, he married (1) Sarah Fielden [17??-1808].

They had no children.

Around 1812, he married (2) Mary.

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Edward
  3. Hannah
  4. John
  5. Susan
  6. Richard

He was buried at Cloughfoot Independent Congregational Chapel

Stansfield, John
[1792-1879] Son of Ely Stansfield.

Born at Hipperholme.

He became a cordwainer and joined the family business. When the family moved to Huddersfield he ran the shoe-making side of his father's business.

In 1814, he married (1) Sarah Mellor.

Children:

  1. Eli [1815-1881]
  2. Thomas [1817-1818]
  3. William [1819-1877]
  4. Jonathan [1821-1884] who became a cordwainer and moved [1860] to Hull
  5. George [1824-1825]
  6. John [1826-1844]

He married (2) Hannah.


Hannah was the widow of Mr Hamer
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [b 1835]
  2. Mary [b 1837]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1842]

He died in Huddersfield

Stansfield, John
[1795-1866] He was a farm labourer.

He married Betty, daughter of Joseph Barker.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. Sarah
  3. Joseph
  4. Thomas
  5. Ruth
  6. Jane
  7. John

The family lived at Carr Barn, Todmorden

Stansfield, John
[1796-18??] Son of James Stansfield.

He married Amelia Robinson. Children:

  1. Sowden
  2. Edwin
  3. Godfrey
  4. Richard
  5. Ann

Around 1825, he established business as a boot and shoemaker at Rastrick.

The business was later at Commercial Street, Brighouse. The business was taken over by his sons, Godfrey, then Sowden, and finally his daughter. The business continued until around 1938

Stansfield, John
[18??-19??] President of the Hebden Bridge Industrial Co-operative Society.

He was active in establishing the Eaves Self-Help Manufacturers' Society

Stansfield, John
[18??-19??] Solicitor at North Street, Todmorden [1861]. He was a Commissioner for administering oaths in chancery

Stansfield, John
[1817-18??] Born in Heptonstall.

He married Sarah [1817-18??].


Sarah was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1838] who was a hand loom weaver (worsted) [1900]
  2. Betty [b 1840]
  3. Robert [b 1842]
  4. Joseph [b 1850]

The family lived at Pad Laithe, Colden [1851]

Stansfield, John
[1822-1???] Son of Abraham Stansfield.

He was an Attorney at Law. He married Mary [1821-1895].

Children:

  1. Clara [1855-1944] who married John Walter Bell, a chemist, dentist and druggist

The family lived at

Stansfield, John
[1825-1905] Born in Sowerby or Erringden or Mytholmroyd.

He was a woolsorter [1851] / professor of music [1861] / licensed victualler at the Royal Hotel, Halifax [1871, 1874] / licensed victualler & concert hall proprietor [1881] / a retired innkeeper [1891] / living on own means [1901].

Before 1856, he lived at the Church Tavern, Sowerby Bridge and changed the name to the Musical Tavern.

Whilst he was at the Royal Hotel, Halifax, he also ran a music hall in Leeds.

In [Q3] 1849, he married Sarah Ann Riley [1830-1???] in Halifax.


Sarah Ann was the daughter of John Riley.

She was a straw bonnet maker [1851]

 

Children: Henrietta [1853-1922] who was a barmaid [1871] and married John William Smithies and an adopted daughter Martha Smith [b in Manchester 1861].

The family lived at

  • 61 King Cross Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • Manningham, Bradford [1861]
  • the Royal Hotel, Halifax
  • Royal Hotel, Victoria Street, Halifax [1871]
  • Royal Hotel & Oddfellows Hall, 19 & 21 St James Road [1881]
  • 2 Sunnyside, Rowson Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire [1891]
  • 94 Gibraltar Road, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1851] were father-in-law John Riley, his wife and daughters.

Living with them in 1871 were visitor Mrs Marie Roberts [aged 30] (born in Beverley)  and 8 servants (7 hotel employees and a professional singer).

John died at Mayfield Terrace, Halifax [19th April 1905].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £3,809 12/6d. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah Ann, and John William Smithies

Stansfield, John
[1827-1897] Born in Soyland.

He was a mason [1889].

He married (1) Unknown.

On 19th October 1889, he married (2) Sarah Hollas at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah Ann was 49 years old, and the daughter of
James Hollas
 

They had no children

Stansfield, John
[1829-1???] He was a wire drawer [1861, 1871].

He married Elizabeth [1831-1???].

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1851]
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1854] who was a silk weaver [1871] and married Alfred Greenwood
  3. Joe / Isaac [b 1856] who was an errand boy [1871]
  4. James Thomas [b 1858] who was a chanihorse(?) boy [1871]
  5. Lewis [b 1863] who was a rope twiner [1871]
  6. Zillah [b 1865]
  7. Fred [b 1868]
  8. Hannah [b 1871]

The family lived at

  • Green Farm, Lower Horley, Northowram [1861]
  • 93 Horley Green Road, Northowram [1871]

Stansfield, John
[1832-1891] Born in Norland.

He was a woollen manufacturer [1851] / a woollen manufacturer at Milner Royd Mills employing 81 hands [1881].

In March 1885, on account of bad debts, the business failed – with debts of £6,929 7/10½d – and he was examined in Halifax Bankruptcy Court.

On 22nd December 1853, he married (1) Harriet Taylor [1833-1874] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Robert Taylor
  2. Charles Henry [b 1856]
  3. Harriet Ann [b 1859]
  4. John Herbert [1860-1893] who was a manager at Milner Royd Mills [1891]
  5. Ellen [1862-1946]
  6. Frederick William [b 1864] who was a book keeper [1881]
  7. Annie Jane [1866-1945]
  8. Clara Elizabeth [1870-1891]
  9. Arthur [1868-1870] who died aged 2 years & 3 months
  10. Ernest [b 1874]

Harriet died 17th September 1874 (aged 40)  (possibly) in childbirth.

In [Q3] 1875, he married (2) Mary Ann Carter [1845-1876] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. twins Mary Eliza [b 1876]
  2. George Carter [1876] who died aged 9 weeks

Mary Ann died 12th July 1876 (aged 31)  shortly after giving birth.

The family lived at 6 Milner Royd, Sowerby Bridge [1881].

John died 12th March 1891 (aged 60).

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £2,609 5/9d.

Probate was granted to son John Herbert

Members of the family were buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Stansfield, John Edwin
[18??-1???] Son of Edwin Stansfield.

He was a greengrocer with his son father in Brighouse [1870].

He moved to run a greengrocery business in Hunslet, Leeds

Stansfield, John William
[1883-1918]

He married Mary.

They lived at 21 Cambridge Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th September 1918 (aged 35).

He was buried at the La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck [III D 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, John William
[1888-1918] Born in Halifax.

He lived at Walsden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Todmorden, and served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died of wounds [27th August 1918].

He was buried at the Daours Communal Cemetery Extension [VIII A 25].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Stansfield, Jonas
[1683-1758] Attorney He was a Quaker and practised at Shore

Stansfield, Jonathan
[18??-18??] Manufacturer of fustian, cords, moleskins and twills at Hebden Bridge. He established the business around 1855. In 1886, he was joined by Charles Lord. Lord became sole proprietor of the business [1895]

Stansfield, Joseph
[1791-1847] Of Heptonstall.

He married Sally Hodgson [1794-1871].

Children:

  1. Susannah who married William Booth Hollas

Stansfield, Joseph
[1794-1???] Son of Ely Stansfield.

Born at Hipperholme.

He became a cordwainer and joined the family business

Stansfield, Joseph
[18??-1???] Merchant, bottler and (possibly) beerhouse keeper at Charlestown, Hebden Bridge [1866-1875].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) John

John took over the business [1875]

Stansfield, Joseph
[18??-19??] Partner in Crabtree & Stansfield.

He lived at Birch Villas, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Stansfield, Joseph
[1818-1868] Son of Ann & Richard Stansfield.

He was a beer house keeper living at 6 Shaw Syke, Halifax [1868].

In [Q4] 1840, he married Margaret Sidney [1820-1871] in Halifax.


Margaret was the daughter of Hannah & Thomas Sidney
 

He died 6th November 1868 (aged 50).

Margaret was a beer shop keeper living at Shaw Syke, Halifax [1871].

Margaret died 16th September 1871 (aged 51) 

The couple were buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [M 5 B]

Stansfield, Joseph
[1819-1887] Son of George Stansfield.

He married Sally [1818-1877].

Children:

  1. Hannah [b 1841] who died when a few weeks old

The family lived at Wellington Road, Todmorden [1887].

Sally died 19th January 1877 (aged 59).

Joseph died 17th December 1887 (aged 68) 

Members of the family were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Stansfield, Joseph
[1893-1917] Son of James Henry Stansfield.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel, Hebden Bridge / a velvet weaver [1911] / employed by J. Thomas & Company.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 28th April 1917 (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial [3], and on the Memorial at Cross Lanes United Methodist Chapel

His brother Albert also died in the War

Stansfield, Joshua
[1750-1832] Of Hipperholme and Northowram.

Son of Ely Stansfield.

He was a cordwainer.

He moved from Hipperholme to Northowram.

He married Sarah [17??-1796].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [17??-1790]
  2. Susannah [b 1792]
  3. Eleanor [b 1794]
  4. Sarah [1796-1800]

Sarah died in childbirth while the family was living at Northowram. She was buried at Coley Church.

Joshua moved back to Hipperholme, where he died

Stansfield, Josias
[16??-1714] Son of Josiah Stansfeld.

He married Elizabeth Nicholson [d 1730].


Elizabeth was the daughter of Matthew Nicholson of Warley
 

Children:

  1. Lydia [1678-1741] who married Richard Milne
  2. (possibly) Elizabeth [16??-1716/7] who married Thomas Houlden
  3. John [1680-1755]

The family lived at

Stansfield, Levi
[1858-1926] Born in Todmorden.

He was a cotton weaver [1911].

In [Q1] 1883, he married Martha Ann Crabtree in Todmorden.

Children:

  1. James [b 1892] who was a fustian cutter [1891], a warehouseman [1936]
  2. Wallace [b 1895] who was a labourer bobbin turner (bobbin manufacturer) [1911], a wood turner [1936]

They lived at 17 Victoria Street, Cornholme [1911, 1926].

Levi died 20th August 1926.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £295.

Probate was granted to his widow Martha Ann

Stansfield, Levi
[1872-1950] Son of James Stansfield.

Born in Warley [15th February 1872].

He was a mechanic [1898].

On 9th April 1898, he married (1) Hannah Mary Watson [1875-1935] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge


Hannah Mary was born in Middlesbrough
 

Children:

  1. Edgar [1900-1986]

Hannah Mary died in 1935.

After her death, Levi married (2) widow Mrs Elsie Mary Daniels [1894-1969] of Halifax.

Levi died in Halifax [16th April 1950]

Stansfield, Luke
[17??-18??]

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham

Stansfield, Luke
[1829-1???] Son of Luke Stansfield.

He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Betsy Alice
  2. Sarah Jane
  3. Clara

He lived at Acre Mill in Spotland where he was a master sizer (wool).

They moved to Romiley in Cheshire where he was a nurseryman

Stansfield, Mary
[16??-1718?] Daughter of George Stansfield.

She married (1) John Pilling.

After John's death, she married (2) Rev Henry Crabtree.

In 1693, she released her rights to Stansfield Hall to Dr Thomas Horton.

She was buried at Todmorden Church

Stansfield, Nelly
[1753-1837] Only surviving daughter of David Stansfield.

On her coming-of-age, she received £3,000 from her father.

She married John Rawson and went to live at Stoney Royd.

She purchased Hope House – her family home – for her son Christopher on his marriage.

She was an old friend of Anne Lister, and is referred to as Mrs Rawson in Anne's diaries.

She died [23rd November 1837] (aged 84).

She was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax [30th November 1837]

Stansfield, Nicholas
[16??-1676]

On 6th September 1664, he married Sarah Bates [16??-1698].

Children:

  1. Martha [b 1669] who married [1689] Abraham Riley
  2. James [d 1670]

Stansfield, Richard
[15??-1599] Clothier of Sowerby Bridge.

In April 1599, Agnes Walker was found guilty of causing Stansfield's death by witchcraft

Stansfield, Richard
[1646-1698] Son of Henry Stansfeld.

On 13th April 1669, he married Maria Wilson [16??-1701] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Grace [bapt 1673]
  3. Richard [1676-1677]
  4. Samuel [bapt 1678]
  5. an infant [buried 23 Feb 1685]

Maria was buried 27 December 1701

Stansfield, Richard
[1825-1865] He was landlord of the Lord Nelson, Todmorden [1851, 1865]

Stansfield, Richard
[1825-1865] Son of Mary & John Stansfield.

Born at Moorhey Farm Todmorden.

He was a carter and a butcher at Moorhey Farm Todmorden / landlord at the Lord Nelson, Cheapside [1851, 1861].

In 1844, he married Hannah, daughter of William Fielden.

They had no children.

He died at the Lord Nelson

Stansfield, Richard Henry
[1893-1917] Son of Annie & Abraham Stansfield of 425 Burnley Road, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment.

He died 15th June 1917 (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial [19-22], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Robert
[1???-18??] 19th century farmer of Heptonstall

Stansfield, Robert
[1811-1???] He was a general agent in cotton yarn [1851].

The family lived at Cliffe Cottage, Ripponden [1851]

Stansfield, Robert
[1851-1890] Born in Erringden.

He was a weaver [1876].

On 7th September 1876, he married Sarah Ingham [1846-1909].


Sarah was born in Heptonstall
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1878]
  2. Lydia [b 1879]
  3. William Ingham
  4. Hannah [b 1884]
  5. Ruth Elizabeth [b 1886]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge

Stansfield, Robert
[1883-1918]

He married Maria.

They lived at 19 Back Brook Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 21st March 1918 (aged 35).

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [32-34], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Stansfield, Robert Taylor
[1854-1???] Son of John Stansfield.

He was a book keeper for his father's business at Milner Royd Mills, earning £1 10/- per week.

He lived at Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge [1879].

In 1880, he was involved in a Breach of Promise case brought by Miss Martha Buckley, a dressmaker of 32 Burnley Road, King Cross, Halifax.

The 2 had been friendly, but they broke up and Miss Buckley became acquainted with another man, and they also broke up.

Stansfield & Miss Buckley took up their friendship again.

They had a child, born in March 1880, who died a month later.

Stansfield had failed to support the lady, and she was awarded damages of £200

Stansfield, Ruth
[1827-1877] Daughter of John Stansfield (1795-1866) and his wife Betty Fielden (1795-1862).

Born 2nd February 1877.

She was a mill worker who married the boss's son, John Fielden.

It is said that John fell in love with, and proposed to, Ruth – one of his mill workers – and she said she would accept on condition that he build a castle for her. On a hillside walk, Ruth picked up a stone and threw it. John promised to build a castle on the site – Dobroyd Castle.

In February 1857, they married in Hammersmith, London. After the marriage, she went to finishing school in Switzerland. When she returned to Todmorden, she was unhappy with Dobroyd Castle which John had built to win her hand, and she lived in a Swiss-style chalet which she had John build for her in the grounds.

It is said that she married above her station. She had no children, and may have been taunted by her sister-in-law, who had many children.

She died an alcoholic – officially jaundiceDobroyd Castle.

She was buried at Unitarian Chapel, Todmorden

Stansfield, Sowden
[1832-1908] Born in Brighouse.

He took over his father's business as boot and shoemaker at 28 Commercial Street, Brighouse.

His speciality was his Famous K boots.

In 1859, he married Emma Brown [1832-1???] in Halifax.


Emma came from South Elmsall
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1860]

He and his daughter, Mary, ran the business. Mary continued until 1937.

Stansfield, Thomas
[13??-14??] Said to be son of William Stansfield.

Around 1385, he may have built Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

In 1385, he married Barbara Lassell.


Barbara was the daughter of John Lassell of Lassell Hall, near Almondbury
 

Children:

  1. John
  2. Robert
  3. Anthony
  4. William

The above entry has been taken from a pedigree:

[Harleian MS 4630, folio 582] a Stansfeld family pedigree

No evidence has been found to support it.

Ralph de Stansfeld was the head of the family in this period. He died 1438/39. He was the son of William de Stansfeld. It could be that he had a younger brother, Thomas, but no evidence has been found that he did

The son,

1) John

given in the pedigree as being the son and heir of Thomas Stansfield, did exist, he was the son and heir of Ralph de Stansfeld

Stansfield, Thomas
[17??-1???] Coiner of Boothtown. He was imprisoned at Bradford

Stansfield, Thomas
[18??-19??] He was a Councillor in Todmorden / in business as a picker-maker at Canteen Mill, Todmorden.

He also had a tannery at Canteen Mill, Todmorden [1899].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Stansfield, Thomas
[1809-18??] Born in Stansfield.

He was a gingham weaver [1851].

Around 1841, he married Susan [1812-18??].


Susan was born in Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [b 1841] who was a winder of gingham [1851]
  2. Mary [b 1842] who was a winder of gingham [1851]
  3. Esther [b 1846]
  4. Robert [b 1849]

The family lived at Sandy Gate [1851]

Stansfield, Thomas
[1827-1880] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

He was a nurseryman at Vale Nurseries.

He married Sarah Ann [1827-1867].

Children:

  1. Frederick
  2. Herbert

The family lived at Vale Cottage, Todmorden.

Thomas died at Pontefract where his son Herbert had a nursery business.

He was buried at Christ Church, Todmorden.

See James Newell Walton

Stansfield, Thomas
[1866-1927] Son of Abraham Stansfield.

Born in Halifax.

He was a damask card stamper [1881] / a cork cutter [1885] / a damask tapestry & carpet card cutter [1891, 1901] / innkeeper at the Bishop Blaize, Halifax [1911].

In 1885, he married Hannah Haggas at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was born in Halifax, the daughter of Thomas Haggas
 

Children:

  1. Ivy [b 1888] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. Bernice [b 1890] who was a beam warper worsted [1911]
  3. Armand [b 1894] who was a wire tester [1911]
  4. Arnold [b 1896] who was an apprentice mechanic's turner [1911]
  5. Raymond [b 1897] who was an apprentice wire drawer [1911]
  6. Fred [b 1899]
  7. Savile Brinton [b 1900]
  8. Granville [b 1904]

The family lived at

  • 36 Victoria Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 14 Eldon Street, Halifax [1901]

Stansfield, Thomas
[1890-1917] Or Tom.

Son of Thomas Stansfield.

He was a picker maker in his father's business.

On 28th February 1912, he married Ruth Taylor [1890-1948] at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone.

The family lived at

  • Maitland Street, Walsden
  • 8 Birks Street, Walsden

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 26th May 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at the Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery [A 2].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Aidan's Church, and on the Memorial at Shade Council School

Stansfield, Tommy
[1871-1956] Born at the Nudger Inn – whence his nickname Nudger. He started work at the Callis Mill, but eventually became a stone-worker at Stoodley Pike quarry. In 189?, he set up his own business and went on to build many houses and other buildings in and around Hebden Bridge

Stansfield, Uttley
[1895-1916] Son of Susannah & Joseph Stansfield of 5 Every Street, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [13A & 14C], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Stansfield, W. H.
[1850-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was famous as a horticulturalist. He travelled through Europe and the Middle East collecting specimens. He created rock gardens for John Ruskin and other celebrities.

See H. Stansfield

Stansfield, Sir Walter
[1917-1984] CBE, MC.

Born in Brighouse.

He was educated at Chartres, France and at Heath Grammar School [1928-1935].

In 1938, he joined the West Riding Constabulary. In 1942, he joined the Royal Artillery. In 1944, he joined the Free French section of the Special Operations Executive. He was involved in the preparation of the Normandy landings. He was involved in French Resistance in North Africa. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He returned to the West Riding Constabulary in 1956. In 1964, he was appointed Chief Constable of Denbighshire. In 1967, he was appointed Chief Constable of Derbyshire.

In 1939, he married Jennie Margery Biggs.

Children: 1 daughter

Stansfield, William
[1???-18??] Of Bridge End, Todmorden.

Recorded in 1838, when he was a member of the Todmorden & Walsden Select Vestry

Stansfield, William
[1???-1867] A clogger at Lydgate, Todmorden.

On the evening of Sunday 21st January 1867, he fell into the watercourse near Cornholme. On 7th March 1867, his body was found drowned in the Calder at Elland

Stansfield, William
[13??-13??] Of Stansfield.

Said to be son of Henry Stansfield.

He married Joan Burton.


Joan was the daughter of Sir John Burton of Kinsley, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Mabel
  3. Jane
  4. Merion

The above entry has been taken from a pedigree:

[Harleian MS 4630, folio 582] a Stansfeld family pedigree

No evidence has been found to support it.

In this period the surname was Stansfeld; it was much later that it evolved into Stansfield

William de Stansfeld lived in this period. The pedigree entry is probably a confusion with him

Stansfield, William
[1795-1845] Carter at Todmorden.

On 19th July 1845, James Smith, a Todmorden weaver, found Stansfield

groaning by the side of the road

He sought assistance but Stansfield died before they got him home. Mr Halliwell, the doctor who examined the deceased, gave his opinion that Stansfield died of disease of the heart

Stansfield, William
[1837-1867] Of Gauxholme.

On 24th September 1867

he was at his work when he was seen to fall and immediately expire. Disease of the heart is supposed to have been the cause of death

Stansfield, William
[1841-1891] Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was landlord of the Noah's Ark, Ovenden.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Emily [1862-1937] who married William Henry Magson

William died in 1891.

After his death, his son-in-law William Henry Magson took over at the Noah's Ark

Stansfield, William
[1845-1913] Son of James Stansfield, sizer.

Born in Eastwood.

He was a clerk [1871]; a railway porter [1881]; a railway clerk [1891].

He married (1) Hannah Mitchell [1851-1886] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah, of Sowerby, was born in Luddenden, the daughter of William Mitchell, woolcomber
 

Children:

  1. John Arthur [b 1869] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  2. Ellen [b 1871] who was a worsted spinner [1881]
  3. Minnie [b 1875] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  4. William [b 1876] who was a cotton twiner [1891]
  5. Fred [b 1882]
  6. James
  7. Mitchell [b Q4/1886]

The children were born in Halifax.

Hannah died in childbirth [Q4 1886] (aged 35).

In 1887, he married (2) Maria Haigh [1860-1???] in Halifax.


Maria was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Walter [b 1888]

The family lived at

  • High Lee, Luddendenfoot [1871, 1881]
  • 6 Boggard Lane, Norland, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • Allen Wood, Norland [1906]

Living with them [in 1891] was brother-in-law James Haigh [b  1862] (mechanic) 

Stansfield, William
[1865-19??] Son of Sydney Henry Stansfield, engineer.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a tailor's cutter-out in Hebden Bridge [1891] / a tailor's fustian cutter [1901] / a cutter-out (wholesale fustian clothing) [1911].

In [Q4] 1891, he married Emma Greenwood [1864-19??] at Heptonstall Church.


Emma, of Hollock Lee, Erringden, was the daughter of Henry Greenwood, farmer
 

Children:

  1. Arnold [b 1893] who was a cutter-out (wholesale fustian clothing) [1911] and served with the RAMC [World War I]
  2. Cyril Stanley [b 1895] who was a buttonhole machinist (wholesale fustian clothing) [1911] and served with the RAMC [World War I]
  3. Ernest
  4. Gertrude Alice [b 1901]
  5. Florence Emma [b 1903]
  6. Edith Marian [b 1905]

The family lived at 2 Ashley Villas, Moss Lane, Hebden Bridge [1901, 1911].

Sons Arnold, Cyril Stanley & Ernest served in World War I; Ernest died in the War

Stansfield, William
[1887-1916] Son of Esther & Thomas Stansfield of 54 Longfield Road, Todmorden.

He married Edith.

They lived at 8 Major Street, Todmorden

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 12th October 1916 (aged 29).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [6A & 6B]

Stansfield, William Henry
[1846-1874] He was a warp sizer at Mytholmroyd.

On 11th June 1874, he was drinking in the Dusty Miller, Mytholmroyd when he met Thomas Haigh, a drayman from Burnley who was making deliveries for Brassey's brewery of Burnley. The 2 men wagered 6d that Stansfield could not turn either a waggon or a lorry which were parked outside. A quarrel broke out and the landlord told Haigh to go and deliver his ale.

Later, the 2 men met again at the White Lion, Mytholmroyd and the argument continued, and Haigh would not allow Stansfield to touch the vehicle, and demanded the 6d. A fight broke out and Haigh felled Stansfield and kicked him several times in the abdomen.

He died of a ruptured bladder.

At the Assizes, the Jury found Haigh not guilty, and he was acquitted

Stansfield, William Ingham
[1881-1918] Son of Robert Stansfield.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

In 1911, he was living at 9 Industrial Street, Hebden Bridge, and working as a bookkeeper.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 30th August 1918.

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [6]

Stansfield, Wilson
[1897-1917] Son of Sarah (née Elizabeth) & Joseph Stansfield of Nelson, Lancashire.

Born in Todmorden [15th November 1897].

Baptised at Christ Church, Todmorden [4th March 1899].

During World War I, he served as a Private with B Company 1st/4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

He died 30th August 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery [VII F 11].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

 

The Stansfield family of Ewood & Todmorden
A branch of the Stansfield family.

See Stansfield Family of Ewood & Todmorden Arms

The Stansfield family of Ewood & Todmorden: Arms
The arms of the Stansfield Family of Ewood & Todmorden

The Stansfield family of Hipperholme
A small branch of the Stansfield family which was established when Ely Stansfield moved from Halifax to Hipperholme.

The family stayed in Hipperholme, until, about 1795, Ely Stansfield moved to Huddersfield

The Stansfield family of Stansfield & Hartshead
A branch of The Stansfield family of Stansfield Hall which lived at Hartshead Hall from about 1435, having moved from Stansfield Hall in order needed to be nearer to their contacts in Wakefield

The Stansfield family of Stansfield Hall
This branch of the Stansfield family lived at Stansfield Hall.

The Stansfeld or Stansfield family built and lived at Stansfield Hall, Todmorden and took their surname from Stansfield.

The Stansfeld of Stansfield Hall Pedigree states that ...


Wyons Maryons was the founder of the family and his son, Jordan, was the first to bear the surname
 

In fact, the family is pre-Norman, and the first member of the family to have the name was John de Stansfeld.

There are several branches of the family. One branch lived at Hartshead Hall from about 1435, having moved from Stansfield Hall, possibly, it has been said, in order to be nearer to their contacts in Wakefield.

Timothy Stansfeld moved to London and started a branch in New Cross, Surrey.

They were major landowners in the Triangle when the turnpike was constructed, and Stansfield mill was constructed in the early 19th century.

See Brockwell, Sowerby Bridge, Field House, Sowerby, Hartshead Hall, History of the Family of Stansfeld of Stansfield, St Paul's Church, Cross Stone, The Stansfeld family of Stansfield Hall Arms, Breck, Sowerby and Thistle Hall, Walsden

Stansfield surname
Other forms of the surname include Stancefield, Standfield, Stansfeild, Stansfeilde and Stansfeld.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

Elias de Stanesfeld is recorded in 1238.

All people with the surname Stansfeld or Stansfield who trace their ancestors back to Calderdale, originate from the one family, and the first member of this family to have the surname was John de Stansfeld.

This family's original surname was Stansfeld and this spelling seemed to predominate until around 1550, then the name changed from Stansfeld through Stansfeild to finally settle as Stansfield. This change also occurred to other surnames ending in ...feld.

In the 17th century, to differentiate themselves from the rest, the Sowerby branch of the family decided to revert to the original Stansfeld, and their descendants retain that spelling to the present day.

John Stansfeld in his History of the Stansfeld Family records over 40 different spellings of the surname.

Contributor Joanne Backhouse has found 63 different ways in which the name has been recorded between 1300 and 1600.

There are over 130 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Stansfield, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Stansfield:


Marriages 1807, 1822, 1835, 1858, 1875, 1886, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1912, 1917, 1936, 1942; Deaths 1899, 1900
 




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