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Mr Stansfeld [18??-18??]
Alan Stansfeld [1452-15??]
Ann Stansfeld [1786-1848]
Annie Stansfeld [1849-1???]
Charles Stansfeld [15??-1545]
Charles Stansfeld [15??-1612]
Christopher Stansfeld [14??-14??]
Christopher Stansfeld [14??-15??]
David Stansfeld [17??-1810]
David Stansfeld [1755-1818]
Edmond Stansfeld [1???-1???]
Edmund Stansfeld [14??-14??]
Edward Stansfeld [14??-1534]
Edward Stansfeld [15??-15??]
Edward Stansfeld [151?-1598]
Elias de Stansfeld [11??-12??]
Ellen Maria Stansfeld [1834-1???]
Ely Stansfeld [16??-17??]
Geoffrey Stansfeld [14??-14??]
Geoffrey Stansfeld [14??-1499]
Geoffrey Stansfeld [14??-15??]
Geoffrey Stansfeld [144?-1508]
George Stansfeld [1???-1735]
George Stansfeld [15??-15??]
George Stansfeld [17??-1834]
George Stansfeld [1726-1805]
George Stansfeld [1803-1869]
George Stansfeld [1815-1872]
Colonel George Stansfeld [1836-1904]
George Edwin Stansfeld [1846-1???]
George Reginald Stansfeld [1870-1964]
Sir Gilbert Stansfeld [14??-1559]
Giles Stansfeld [14??-1499]
Hannah Jane Stansfeld [1842-1918]
Harold Eugene Stansfeld [1843-1894]
Hatton Hamer Stansfeld [17??-18??]
Henry Stansfeld [1612-1683]
Henry de Stansfeld [14??-1492/3]
Hugh Stansfeld [1459-1535]
Hugh Stansfeld [1538-1619]
Hugh Stansfeld [1595-16??]
Hugh Stansfeld [1618-16??]
James Stansfeld [1???-1???]
James Stansfeld [13??-14??]
James Stansfeld [14??-14??]
James Stansfeld [14??-1503]
James Stansfeld [14??-1546]
James Stansfeld [1494-1539]
James Stansfeld [1592-1648]
James Stansfeld [16??-17??]
Judge James Stansfeld [1792-1872]
Sir James Stansfeld [1820-1898]
Johanne Stansfeld [14??-1499]
John Stansfeld [11??-1???]
John Stansfeld [13??-1460]
John Stansfeld [14??-15??]
John Stansfeld [18??-1???]
John Stansfeld [18??-19??]
Rev John Stansfeld [1814-1880]
Captain John Stansfeld [1839-1928]
John Stansfeld [1840-1928]
John Stansfeld [1848-1???]
John de Stansfeld [11??-12??]
John de Stansfeld [12??-12??]
John de Stansfeld [12??-13??]
John de Stansfeld [12??-13??]
John de Stansfeld [13??-14??]
John de Stansfeld [13??-14??]
John de Stansfeld [13??-14??]
Jordan de Stansfeld [11??-11??]
Joshua Stansfeld [1???-1680]
Joshua Stansfeld [1779-18??]
Josiah Stansfeld [1619-1702]
Josias Stansfeld [17??-1819]
Josias Stansfeld [1789-1846]
Kenneth Adrian Stansfeld [1845-1881]
Laurence Stansfeld [13??- 14??]
Laurence Stansfeld [14??-14??]
Laurence Stansfeld [14??-1534]
Laurence Stansfeld [15??-15??]
Laurence Stansfeld [15??-1532]
Laurence Stansfeld [15??-1591]
Laurence Stansfeld [15??-1623]
Louisa Johnston Stansfeld [1844-1915]
Lydia Stansfeld [18??-1???]
Lydia Jane Stansfeld [1835-1898]
Martha Stansfeld [16??-17??]
Mary Elizabeth Stansfeld [1823-1870]
Nicholas Stansfeld [14??-14??]
Nicholas Stansfeld [14??-1507]
Nicholas Stansfeld [14??-1539]
Nicholas Stansfeld [15??-1587]
Nicholas Stansfeld [15??-1599]
Nicholas de Stansfeld [13??-13??]
Nicholas de Stansfeld [13??-14??]
Oliver de Stansfeld [12??-1349/50]
Peggy Stansfeld [17??-18??]
Peter Stansfeld [14??-14??]
Peter de Stansfeld [11??-12??]
Ralph Stansfeld [13??-14??]
Ralph Stansfeld [147?-1503]
Ralph de Stansfeld [13??-13??]
Ralph de Stansfeld [13??-1438/39]
Raywood Micklethwait Stansfeld [1851-1924]
Richard Stansfeld [14??-1551]
Richard Stansfeld [144?-14??]
Richard Stansfeld [15??-15??]
Richard de Stansfeld
Richard de Stansfeld [12??-12??]
Richard de Stansfeld [12??-12??]
Richard de Stansfeld [12??-12??]
Richard de Stansfeld [12??-1335]
Richard Micklethwait Stansfeld [1823-1???]
Robert Stansfeld [14??-15??]
Robert Stansfeld [14??-15??]
Robert Stansfeld [1730-1808]
Robert Stansfeld [1771-1855]
Colonel Robert Stansfeld [1805-1885]
Robert de Stansfeld [12??-1258]
Robert de Stansfeld [12??-1339]
Robert Johnston Stansfeld [1838-1876]
Roger de Stansfeld
Roger de Stansfeld [13??-14??]
Samuel Stansfeld [1774-1834]
Thomas Stansfeld [1???-1558]
Thomas Stansfeld [14??-14??]
Thomas Stansfeld [14??-15??]
Thomas Stansfeld [14??-15??]
Thomas Stansfeld [14??-1508]
Thomas Stansfeld [14??-1536]
Thomas Stansfeld [14??-1537]
Thomas Stansfeld [141?-1465]
Thomas Stansfeld [15??-1???]
Thomas Stansfeld [15??-15??]
Thomas Stansfeld [15??-1565]
Thomas Stansfeld [1571-1???]
Thomas Wolrich Stansfeld [1779-1853]
Timothy Stansfeld [16??-1718]
Timothy Stansfeld [1755-1829]
William Stansfeld [13??-14??]
William Stansfeld [14??-15??]
William Stansfeld [17??-1835]
William de Stansfeld [12??-13??]
William de Stansfeld [12??-13??]
William de Stansfeld [13??-13??]
William de Stansfeld [13??-14??]
William de Stansfeld [13??-14??]
William Edward Stansfeld [1827-1???] 

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 Stansfelds 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

 

In the records, there are many and varied spellings of the surname Stansfeld; for ease of reading the name has been standardised in the entries here


Stansfeld, Mr
[18??-18??] Halifax surgeon

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Mary Annabella [1846-1853]

Stansfeld, Alan
[1452-15??] Gentleman.

Son of James Stansfeld.

He lived in Stansfield.

He held lands in Stansfield, Hartshead, Wadsworth, Langfield, Norland, Sowerby and Warley.

An indictment in court records states that, in 1477, he was pursued and took refuge in a chapel, which was then set on fire. He escaped but was attacked and left for dead, and cattle, grain, household goods and money were stolen. A farm in Stansfield owned by his father, James was invaded and occupied on the same day, and his cattle etc. stolen. See Savile-Pilkington feud

In 1519, he appeared as a witness in the Court Curia Ebor when John Clay of Elland sued his wife Elizabeth Clay, née Savil, for annulment of marriage. Elizabeth won.

In 1522, he granted lands in Stansfield, Warley, Sowerby, Northland, Wadsworth, Hartshead and Langfield to Hugh Lacy, James Ashton, Roger Beaumont, Edward Radcliff, Richard Holt and Richard Sayvel

Stansfeld, Ann
[1786-1848] Eldest daughter of Timothy Stansfeld.

She married Sir Chapman Marshall.


Her husband was Lord Mayor of London [1839-1840]
 

Children:

  1. Chapman [d 1872]
  2. George [d 1883]
  3. Frederick Anthony [d 1874]
  4. Frances Caroline [b 1812]
  5. Annie who died young

Stansfeld, Annie
[1849-1???] Only daughter of George Stansfeld

On 11th March 1875, she married Charles William Vickers from London.

Children:

  1. Stansfeld [b 1881]

Stansfeld, Charles
[15??-1545] First-born son and heir of James Stansfeld.

In 1521, when he was still a child, he married Jennett Pilkington.


Jennett was the daughter of Arthur Pilkington of Bradley
 

Children:

  1. Elisabeth (Eleanor) / Rosamunda who married William Wheatley
  2. Alice

His title was Esquire.

In 1540, he sold some of his lands: 3 messuages with lands in Stansfield, Langfield and Wadsworth to Thomas Draper; a messuage and cottage with lands in Northland (sic) in the township of Rishworth to George Haldesworth of Sowerby and Richard Cley of Sowerby; 3 messuages with lands in Wadsworth to Hugh More.

In 1542, he sold a messuage and a fulling mill, called Redcarre Myll, with lands in Wadsworth to William Migeley and Richard Crowther.

He died without male issue and his brother Edward came into possession of the Manors of Stansfield and of Hartshead, and other lands.

His Inquisition Post Mortem is dated 1545

In 1561, William Wheatleye and Elizabeth his wife recognised a moiety of one hundred messuages etc in Stansfeld, Hartishead, Sowerby, Rishworth, Northeland (sic), Wadsworth and Langfield to be the right of Edward Stansfeild, Esq.

The same year Alice recognised the moiety of one hundred messuages etc. to be the right of Edward Stansfeld.

In 1561, quitclaim by Alice to Edward Stansfeild to her right in messuages, lands. etc. in Stansfeld, Greenehurst, and Hartshead.

In 1561, Final concord whereby Alice recognises the moiety of one hundred messuages etc. with appurtenances as above to be the right of Edward Stansfeld, Esq.

In 1623, deed – William Weatleye and Elizabeth his wife, to Edward Stansfeild of Stansfeild, gent. of various evidences, writings etc formerly belonging to Charles Stansfeild, relating to lands quitclaimed to the said Edward Stansfeild, 1561

Stansfeld, Charles
[15??-1612] Son of Nicholas Stansfeld.

Yeoman.

He was Constable of Wadsworth [1610].

In his will of 1587, his father left Wadsworth Royd Farm freehold for 9 years to bring up his children, and then to Charles and his brother Luke.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Abraham

The family lived at Wadsworth Royd Farm

He bequeathed his property in Wadsworth to his son and heir Abraham

Stansfeld, Christopher
[14??-14??] Grandson of Nicholas de Stansfeld and probably son of Nicholas de Stansfeld.

He held lands in Bingley.


1454. Grant: Richard Bryg, late son of William Bryg of Heptonstall to Edmund Fytzwilliam, esquire, Peter Stansfeld Christopher Stansfeld, gentlemen, and Robert Rychardson, chaplain, of all his lands and tenements in Staynland and Eland.

Witnesses. Thomas Sayvylle of Hulyngegh, John Malynson, John Hellewell.

Dated: 31 March 1454.

[WYAS HOR/D/106]

 

Christoper appears in association with members of the family of Calderdale in various documents of this period

Stansfeld, Christopher
[14??-15??] In 1519, Hugh Stansfeld and his wife Johanna sold a messuage with lands, and the fourth part of a messuage with lands in Wadsworth to Christopher

Stansfeld, David
[17??-1810] Son of David Stansfeld.

He was lost at sea en route from South America

Stansfeld, David
[1755-1818] A Leeds merchant. He was
seized of the Manor of Armley in 1791

On 14th November 1776, he married Sarah Wolrich [17??-1824].


Sarah was the daughter of Peggy (née Hamer) & Thomas Wolrich of Armley House Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Wolrich
  2. George
  3. William
  4. David
  5. Josias
  6. James
  7. Hatton Hamer
  8. Henry [d 1829] of Burley and London
  9. Hamer of Burley House who became a JP for the West Riding
  10. Peggy
  11. Ellen [or Eleanor]
  12. Mary
  13. Sarah

Stansfeld, Edmond
[1???-1???] Edmond appears in the Stansfeld Pedigree but no evidence has been found as to his existence

If he did exist, he was not the first born of his generation

Stansfeld, Edmund
[14??-14??] Younger son of James Stansfeld.


1471. Award. John Tounley, esq., Ric. Foldes, Wm. Qwytqua [Whiteway], Jas. Hepe & Edmund Crowder to Laurence de Stansfeld & Edmund his brother sons of Jas.de Stansfeld of Haysand they are agreed with John Pudsay, knt. Geferay de Stansfeld, Edw. Tatersall, Ric. Kepas & Wm Jackson of and in all manner of matters and quarrels, parties to be friends who ward John Tounley to pay Laurence & Edmund 10 marks.

[Lanc. Archives DDTO/K/10/37]

 

Stansfeld, Edward
[14??-1534] Gentleman, of Erringden.

Son of Richard Stansfeld.

Edward held lands in Erringden and Heptonstall.

In 1508, Edward was among the feoffees listed in the Inquisition Post Mortem of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

In 1518, Edward and his brother Hugh Stansfeld were among the feoffees in the marriage settlement of James Stansfeld.

In the subsidy rolls of 1523 for Heptonstall, Edward paid 12d subsidy for 20s of land.

In 1530, Edward was supervisor of the will of Robert Sutcliffe of Mayroyd. In the will, Gilbert Stansfeld is named as my kinsman.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

In 1534, son Thomas paid 10s heriot on the death of his father

Stansfeld, Edward
[15??-15??] Tenant to the Lord. Yeoman & Clothier, of Erringden Park.

Son of Thomas Stansfeld.

Stansfeld, Edward
[151?-1598] of Stansfield Hall and Hartshead Hall. Second son of James Stansfeld.

His brother Charles died without male issue, and Edward came into possession of the Manors of Stansfield and of Hartshead, and other lands.

He married Margery Taylor.


Margery was the daughter of Edward Taylor of Horsseidge
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Edmund who married Frances, daughter of Sir Peter Mewtas
  3. Edward [will dated 1626]
  4. Luke

His Inquisition Post Mortem is 1598

Stansfeld, Elias de
[11??-12??] Son of Roger son of Warin de Stansfeld.

He held land in township of Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. John


No date [early 13th C].

Quitclaim. Thomas franciscus, son of John de Waddesworth, to Helias de Brodebothom.

Property: land in Wadsworth including parcel called Falgiderode.

Witnesses: Richard de Stansfeld, William the clerk de Langfield, Elias son of Roger de Stansfeld, Adam de Waddesworth, Adam de Rediker and Michael? Talvas.

[WYAS SU/B:11]

 

Stansfeld, Ellen Maria
[1834-1???] Daughter of Samuel Stansfeld.

She married Joseph Dinsdale from Knaresborough.

Children:

  1. Henry [b 1863]
  2. Phoebe Arabella [b 1864]
  3. Joseph [b 1866]
  4. William Edward [b 1868]
  5. George [b 1871]
  6. Annie Maria [b 1872]
  7. John [b 1874]

Stansfeld, Ely
[16??-17??] MA.

Son of Josiah Stansfeld.

He became vicar of Newark

Stansfeld, Geoffrey
[14??-14??] Son of John Stansfeld.

Deed of Gift, dated 12th May 1460:


From William Fleming the elder of Wath, Esquire, to John Stansfeld of Hartshead and Geoffrey Stansfeld, his son.

Rent of 26s/8d issuing annually from the demesne land of Clyfton, viz: an annual rent of 12 marks of silver of which William Fleming was accustomed to receive annually from Thurstan Banaster for the said demesne lands of Clyfton.

Term: for the lives of John and Geoffrey Stansfeld whichever lives longer

 

Stansfeld, Geoffrey
[14??-1499] Son and heir of James Stansfeld.

He married Jane.

Children:

  1. Giles

Geoffrey died in 15 Henry VII [1499-1500]; his son Giles predeceased him

Stansfeld, Geoffrey
[14??-15??] Yeoman of Wakefield.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. Thomas
  3. Robert

Stansfeld, Geoffrey
[144?-1508] of Stansfield Hall and Hartshead Hall.

Son and heir of Thomas, and of his grandfather John Stansfield.


It is said in a pedigree that he married Katherine Ashton, and that she was a member of the Ashton Family of Croston.

This may be so, but no evidence has been found to support it. In his Inquisition Post Mortem, his wife's name is given as Margaret – see Women's names

 

He married Katherin.


In the 1518 marriage settlement between Geoffrey's grandson James and Jane Radcliffe, the jointure and dower of his grandmother Katherin is mentioned
 

Children:

  1. Ralph
  2. Robert
  3. John

At his death, he held the Manor of Stansfeld, the Manor of Hartshead, and additional property – comprising 3 farms, 540 acres of land, and 6s in rents - in Stansfield, Wadsworth and Hartshead.

Geoffrey was survived by Margaret who retained possession by right of survivorship of 4 messuages in Stansfeld which were rented out – to tenants who included Laurence Stansfeld – and one messuage in Hartshead, also rented

Stansfeld, George
[1???-1735] Of Bowood, Sowerby.

Son of James Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James [1710-1743]
  2. George
  3. Ann [bapt 1711]
  4. Alice [bapt 1713]
  5. Susan [bapt 1718]
  6. Sarah [bapt 1720]
  7. Martha [bapt 1723]

Brothers James [1710-1743] and George were the first two of the Stansfelds to live in the hall at Field House.

In 1735, George was found dead up on the moors. He was said to have been depressed and suffering from melancholia.

See The bells at St Peter's, Sowerby

Stansfeld, George
[15??-15??] of Erringden Park.

Third son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He was a tenant of his brother Edward

Stansfeld, George
[17??-1834] Son of David Stansfeld.

He was a Bradford merchant.

He married Anna Micklethwaite.


Anna was the daughter of Richard Micklethwaite of New Laithes Grange, Leeds
 

Children:

  1. George Micklethwaite
  2. David
  3. Richard
  4. Sarah Ellen
  5. Mary

Stansfeld, George
[1726-1805] Son of George Stansfeld.

Wealthy yeoman clothier.

He and his brother James were the first two of the Stansfelds to actually live in the hall at Field House.

In 1749, he built the large mansion – Field House, Sowerby – at the side of the Old Hall.

He had a lot to do with the building of the new Church of Sowerby which was opened for service in 1763. He purchased parts of the old church and had them built into the new Fieldhouse.

He commissioned the statue of Archbishop Tillotson in St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

He invited John Wesley to preach at St Peter's Church in 1788.

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

He married Mary Lord [17??-1799].


Mary was the daughter of James Lord of Todmorden
 

They had no children.

George erected a large marble tablet in Mary's memory in St Peter's Church.

He died 20th February 1805.

After his death, his estate was inherited by Robert Stansfeld, and from him in a direct line to the Captain John Stansfeld.

See Betty Nuttall Hill, Sowerby Parish Church Bells and Stansfeld family of Sowerby

Stansfeld, George
[1803-1869] JP, MA.

Son of Robert Stansfeld.

Born in Sowerby [15th December 1803].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School & Trinity College Cambridge / called to the Bar [1829] / a barrister / JP for Lancashire / JP for the West Riding.

On 29th June 1834, he married Sarah Birkbeck [1806-1869]


Sarah was the daughter of William Birkbeck of Settle
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Elizabeth [1837-1931]
  3. Rachel Wilhelmina [1839-1923]
  4. Sarah Georgina [1841-1931]
  5. Harold Eugene
  6. Kenneth Adrian
  7. Berthold Robert [1849-1914] who was a barrister

George died in Settle [3rd March 1869] Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £40,000.

The will was proved by his widow Sarah, John Birkbeck of Anley (banker), sons George, and Harold Eugene

Stansfeld, George
[1815-1872] Son of Samuel Stansfeld.

Born at Field House, Sowerby.

On 20th December 1843, he married Eliza Moxon [18??-1882].


Eliza was the youngest daughter of John Moxon a surgeon of Leeds
 

Children:

  1. George Edwin
  2. John
  3. Annie

He died at Wingham House, Leeds and was buried at Woodhouse Cemetery

Stansfeld, Colonel George
[1836-1904] Eldest son of George Stansfeld of Settle.

Born in Halifax [15th June 1836].

He was a banker / Chairman of the Craven Bank Limited / proprietor of the Keighley Herald / a Magistrate of the West Riding, and sat on the Bingley Bench before moving to Halifax [around 1885] / a member of the West Yorkshire Militia / a Colonel in the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment / a gifted amateur musician.

In 1867, he married Hannah Foster in Lancaster.


Hannah was the daughter of John Foster
 

Children:

  1. Mabel [1868-1964]
  2. George Reginald
  3. Bertha Rosamund [27th February 1872-8th October 1872]

The family lived at Field House, Sowerby.

George died at Field House [25th August 1904] (aged 68).

Hannah died 13th August 1917.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1904. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £159,305 4/7d

Stansfeld, George Edwin
[1846-1???] Son of George Stansfeld.

Born in Leeds.

On 17th March 1873, he married Eliza Amy Oram.


Eliza Amy was the daughter of Samuel Oram of London
 

Children:

  1. Florence
  2. George [b 1877]
  3. Amy
  4. Annie who died in infancy

Stansfeld, George Reginald
[1870-1964] Son of Colonel George Stansfeld

Born 19th August 1870.

He became a barrister.

On 19th June 1918, he married Muriel Kathleen Clare Nugent at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.


Muriel Kathleen Clare was born 17th October 1888, the daughter of Nicholas Nugent
 

They lived at Field House, Sowerby.

During World War I, he served as a Captain with D Company (Sowerby Bridge)  8th Battalion West Riding Volunteer Regiment.

He died 25th February 1964.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £289,308.

In 1967, Muriel restored the belfry at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

She died 1st July 1985.

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Stansfeld, Sir Gilbert
[14??-1559] Son of Hugh Stansfeld.

He was clerk, chaplain [1514] and then Curate at Heptonstall [until 1558]

Stansfeld, Giles
[14??-1499] Son and heir of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

Giles predeceased his father.

He married Isabella.


Isabella was the natural daughter of Matilda Suthworth and Lawrence Townley.

In their marriage settlement [dated 9 September 1485], Geoffrey Stansfeld, Giles's father, granted to Isabella 2 closes and all lands, meadows and woods and pastures, with their appurtenances, in the town of Brunley [Burnley] in the county of Lancaster

 

Children:

  1. Johanna [b 1497] who was heiress of her grandfather Geoffrey Stansfeld, and married Simon Haydock of Hesandforth, co. Lancaster


1499. Bond. William Claton of Brounley, Giles Stansfeld & John Hilhed(?) to Thos., Earl of Derby -.s. yearly

[Lanc.Arch. DDTO/O/9/28]

 

Stansfeld, Hannah Jane
[1842-1918] Daughter of Robert Stansfeld.

In 1863, she married Major Jonas Foster. Her husband subsequently added the name Johnston – which was Hannah's mother's surname – to his own name, becoming Major Johnston Jonas Foster.

She died at Whitby

Stansfeld, Harold Eugene
[1843-1894] Son of George Stansfeld.

He was a barrister.

He was buried at the Church of Holy Ascension, Settle, alongside his brother Kenneth Adrian

Stansfeld, Hatton Hamer
[17??-18??] Of Headingley and London.

Son of David Stansfeld.

He married Elizabeth Anne Crompton.


Elizabeth Anne was the daughter of Woodhouse Crompton of Warwick
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Wolrich
  2. Frances Mary

Stansfeld, Henry
[1612-1683] Of Greetland, then of Halifax.

Son of Elizabeth Johnson of Bingley, he was acknowledged, and brought up by Hugh Stansfeld.

Baptised at Elland [23rd August 1612].

On 21st November 1636, he married Grace Learoyd [1611-1685] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [1637-1639]
  2. Dorothy [bapt 1640]
  3. Mary [1642-1689]
  4. Richard
  5. Henry [bapt 1649-1651]
  6. Sarah [bapt 1654]


In May 1666 two closes occupied by Henry Stansfield, called Upp'most and the Midle close adjoining the lane from Halifax to Willow Hall on the north; between the lands of Michael and John Parkinson on the west and lands of John Bothomley on the north and northeast, were sold for 60 pounds by their owner, John Hopwood of Halifax, butcher, to Joshua Horton of Sowerby, esq
 

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Stansfeld, Henry de
[14??-1492/3] He held lands in Toothill, Fixby and Linley.

He married Joan.

They (probably) had no children

Stansfeld, Hugh
[1459-1535] Gentleman of Wadsworth and Elland.

Son of Richard Stansfield.

He probably married twice.

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Johanna Ramsden.


Johanna was familiarly called Jennett
 

Evidence to suggest that this was probably his second marriage comes from a Record of the Court Curia Ebor [1509] where Johanna successfully sued Hugh for validity of marriage.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. James
  3. Gilbert

Between 1493 and 1500, he was engaged to carry letters between the Kings of England and France.

In the period 1504-1515 – but probably around 1509 – Hugh took a case to the Court of Chancery against Herry Halywell of Stainland for occupying certain of Hugh's lands and tenements in Stainland.

In 1514, he was retained to serve in the war against France and received a Royal Warrant of Protection.

In 1518, Hugh and his brother Edward were among the feoffees in the marriage settlement of James Stansfeld.

In 1519, Hugh and his wife Johanna sold a messuage with lands, and the fourth part of a messuage with lands in Wadsworth to Christopher Stansfeld.

In 1519, he appeared as a witness in the Court Curia Ebor when John Clay of Elland sued his wife Elizabeth Clay, née Savil, for annulment of marriage. Elizabeth won. John Savil, gentleman also appeared as a witness.

Hugh held land in Elland and Stainland, and in Wadsworth, including Wadsworth Royd Farm.

In the subsidy rolls of 1523 for Elland, Hugh paid 2s for 40s of lands.

Hugh had ties to the family of his grandfather's sister, Isabell, who married Thomas Savile of Hullenedge.

In 1517, Hugh witnessed the will of William Savile, his father's cousin.

Through the 1520s, Hugh had a number of land transactions with his second cousin Leonard Savile, and in 1525, he bought Lambard House, Elland and 20 acres of land, meadow and pasture for £26 pounds 13/4d from Leonard.

It seems likely (though there is no proof) that Hugh named his son Gilbert after second cousin Gilbert Savile (younger brother of Leonard Savile).

In the subsidy rolls of 1545 for Elland, Johanna Stansfeld paid 2d for 20s of lands.

His coat of arms once formed part of a window in Elland Church.

He established of the Stansfeld family of Elland.

He died at Elland and was survived by his wife, Johanna

Stansfeld, Hugh
[1538-1619] Son of James Stansfeld.

On 19th July 1570, he married Margaret Firth [15??-1601] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Margaret [bapt 1572]
  3. Johanna [bapt 1575]
  4. Elizabeth [bapt 1576-1600]
  5. Hugh [bapt 1578-1579]

The family lived at The Wood, Fixby.

Margaret was buried at Elland Parish Church on 19th February 1601, and Hugh was buried there on 21st August 1619

Stansfeld, Hugh
[1595-16??] Son of Thomas Stansfeld.

Baptised 6th November 1595.

Of Greetland and, later, of Halifax.

On 3rd November 1614, he married Grace Binnes at Elland Church.

Children:

  1. Henry
  2. Anne [bapt 1615]
  3. Hugh
  4. John [bapt 1620]

Stansfeld, Hugh
[1618-16??] Son of Hugh Stansfeld.

Baptised 1618.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Anna [bapt 1640]

Stansfeld, James
[1???-1???] Of Bowood, Sowerby.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of William Kitchingman and widow of Thomas Priestley

Stansfeld, James
[13??-14??] Of Hesandforth, Burnley.

Son and heir of John de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Geoffrey
  2. James
  3. Laurence
  4. Edmund
  5. (possibly) Peter
  6. (possibly) Nicholas

Stansfeld, James
[14??-14??] Possibly a younger son of John Stansfeld


1463 Court of Common Pleas, Yorkshire: Debt by James Stansfeld, of Gaytford, gentleman, to William Flemmyng, esquire.

[CP40no814]

 

William Fleming would have been James's uncle.

It happened that younger sons of the family moved away, some becoming merchants, as may be the case here

Stansfeld, James
[14??-1503] Gentleman.

Son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He held lands in Stansfield.

In court documents [of 1474, 1477, 1479], he is recorded as brother of Geoffrey.

A 1503 entry in the Wakefield Manor Rolls, records

Heriot to Geoffrey, 2s.6d

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Alan

Stansfeld, James
[14??-1546] Of Elland.

Son of Hugh Stansfeld.

He was Constable of Rishworth [1539].

He married Unknown, a daughter of John Waterhouse. Children:

  1. John
  2. Hugh
  3. Gilbert
  4. Richard
  5. Amere
  6. Grace
  7. Jennet
  8. Alison who married [1562] Willius Clayton at Elland

His will is recorded in Volume 2 [1545-1559] of E. W. Crossley's book Halifax Wills

Stansfeld, James
[1494-1539] Son of Ralph Stansfeld.

James was the heir of Geoffrey Stansfeld, his grandfather.

When his father died in 1503, James, then 9 years old, was married (1) to Ellen Paslewe.


Ellen was the daughter of Alexander Paslewe / Passelew of Riddlesden near Bingley
 

His grandfather granted them Hartshead Hall.

In 1518, he married (2) Jane Radcliffe.


Jane was the daughter of Charles Radcliffe of Todmorden
 

The marriage settlement was lands in Stansfield, Warley, Sowerby, Norland, Wadsworth, Hartshead and Langfield.

In the settlement, James made life provisions for his uncles John Stansfeld and Robert Stansfeld, and for his brother Thomas and his sister Alice. The jointure and dower of his grandmother Katherin(e), and of his mother, Agnes are mentioned.

Hugh Stansfeld and Edward Stansfeld were among the feoffees appointed in the settlement

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Edward
  3. James

Deeds show that he resided at both Stansfield and Hartshead.

In 1523, he and John Wilkinson of Greetland were appointed Collectors of the Subsidy for Henry VIII for the Wapentake of Agbrigg & Morley.

In 1528, at Halifax turn he was presented for assaulting William Cockroft, chaplain.

His Inquisition Post Mortem is dated 1540

Stansfeld, James
[1592-1648] Of Stansfeld Pond at Lane Ends.

Son of Nicholas Stansfeld.

In 1612, he married Martha, daughter of Mr Bentley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Josiah
  2. Joshua
  3. Timothy
  4. James
  5. Susan

Stansfeld, James
[16??-17??] Of Bowood, Sowerby.

Fourth son of Josiah Stansfeld.

In 1702, Joseph Holroide sold Nether Field House, Sowerby to James.

In 1677, he married Hannah Hurst [16??-1705].


Hannah was the daughter of George Hurst of Bradbury, Cheshire
 

Children:

  1. Josiah [bapt 1680] who died young
  2. George
  3. Martha / Mary [1676-1771] who married Joziah Tillotson
  4. Ellen [bapt 1682]
  5. Elizabeth [bapt 1683] who married Richard Marsden afterwards of Hornsey, co. York
  6. Hannah [bapt 1688-1718]
  7. Alice [16??-1702]
  8. Sarah [bapt 1690] who married [1715] Thomas Oldfield of Warley

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby: wife Hannah [12th November 1705]; daughter Martha [30th July 1771]

Stansfeld, Judge James
[1792-1872] Son of David Stansfeld.

Born in Leeds.

He became a Halifax lawyer.

See Judge Stansfeld Memorial Rooms, Raywood Micklethwait Stansfeld and Thomas Woolrich

Stansfeld, Sir James
[1820-1898] LlB, MP, PC, GCB.

Only son of Judge James Stansfeld.

He was Halifax's longest-serving MP [1859-1895]

Stansfeld, Johanne
[14??-1499] Probably younger daughter of John Stansfeld.

She was Prioress of Kirklees Priory [1491-1499].


1491. Confirmation of the election of Prioresse de Kirkeleghes on the death of lady Cecilie Hik, Dna Johanne Stansfeld Obediencia. In the name of God Amen I dame Johne Stansfeld chosyn and confirmed p'oresse of Kirkleghes of thordr of Saynte Barnarde of York shall be true and obedient to the moste reuerende fadir in God Thomas by the grace of God Archebisshop of Yorke primate of England and legate of the courte of Rome and to his Successors lawfullie entring a'd to their Officers and ministres in all manr of lawfull commandments so God me helpe and thies eu'ngelists.

[transcribed by J. Horsfall Turner in History of Brighouse, Rastrick, & Hipperholme p. 200]

 

Kirklees nunnery was founded by Reyner le Fleming.

It has been suggested that


being of the Founder's blood could have been an important factor in Johanne's election.

[see John Stansfeld in his History of the Stansfeld Family p. 135]

 

Stansfeld, John
[11??-1???]


Son of
Jordan de Stansfeld.

He married Elizabeth Entwistle.


Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Entwistle
 

Children:

  1. Richard

 

The above details originated solely from the Stansfeld/Stansfield Family Pedigrees.

There is some confusion between this man and the real John de Stansfeld

Stansfeld, John
[13??-1460] Of Stansfield Hall and Hartshead Hall.

Son and heir of Ralph Stansfeld.

John held lands in Stansfield, Wadsworth, Hartshead and Liversedge. Deeds show that the family resided at both Stansfield and Hartshead.

John held the Manors of Stansfeld and Hartshead but as a young man he lived in Hipperholme.

His great-great grandfather, John de Stansfeld was named in the Extents of 1309 as one of the three under-lords of Hipperholme, and while not proven, evidence indicates that later generations continued as under-lords there.

John's father, Ralph lived at the manor of Stansfeld, though after his death his widow appears to have lived at their manor of Hartshead.

From the 1440s, or possibly earlier, John lived at Hartshead.

John's son, Thomas lived in Stansfield, while his son Geoffrey (John's grandson) lived in Hartshead.

He appears in deeds 1416 to 1460, including deeds up to 1437 where he is listed with his father, Ralph.

In 1456, he was one of the trustees to the lands of Richard Peck, of Southowram.

He married Mary Fleming.


Mary was the daughter of John Fleming of Wath.

At this time, the Fleming family were Lords of Clifton

 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Geoffrey
  3. (possibly) James
  4. Issabel / Isabell ‡‡ who married Thomas Savile
  5. (possibly) Anne ‡‡
  6. (probably) Johanne


‡‡Two pedigrees state that Anne was the daughter who married Thomas Savile, but there is quite strong evidence that it was Isabell.

The north window of the parish church at Elland displayed impaled arms which fit with this marriage

 

Stansfeld, John
[14??-15??] Third son of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

After his father's death, John was granted three messuages with lands in Wadsworth called Redcarre, Hillhouse and Winterroide, for life

Stansfeld, John
[18??-1???] Of Leeds.

He wrote the History of the Family of Stansfeld of Stansfield [1885]

Stansfeld, John
[18??-19??] He owned Allan House, Sowerby Bridge until the 1920s

Stansfeld, Rev John
[1814-1880] Son of Robert Stansfeld.

Born 21st September 1814.

He was educated at Leeds Grammar School & St John's College Cambridge / a member of the Inner Temple [1839] / ordained deacon [1842] / ordained priest [1843] / curate of Kirby Moorside / vicar of Coniston Cold, Yorkshire.

On 16th November 1843, he married (1) Elizabeth Birkbeck [1819-1861] in Giggleswick.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Birkbeck of Anley, Settle
 

On 26th April 1866, he married (2) Frances [1822-1884].


Frances was the daughter of James Hamerton of Hellifield Peel, and widow of Peter Garforth of Coniston Hall
 

He died 21st November 1880.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at under £30,000

Stansfeld, Captain John
[1839-1928] JP.

Of Dunninald Castle, Montrose, Forfarshire and Field House, Sowerby.

He owned much property in the Sowerby / Mill Bank area, including

He served with the 1st Royals and the Scots Greys.

He died at Field House, Sowerby.

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £85,381

Stansfeld, John
[1840-1928] Son of Colonel Robert Stansfeld.

He joined the Army [4th April 1856] (aged 16).

He was Captain of the Royal Scots Greys.

He sold his commission 24th February 1872.

He married Eliza Arkley


Eliza was the daughter of Patrick Arkley of Dunninald Castle, Forfarshire
 

He died at Dunninald, Montrose, Scotland [22nd January 1928]

Stansfeld, John
[1848-1???] Second son of George Stansfeld.

Born in Leeds.

On 11th January 1872, he married (1) Frances Sophia Burton [1847-1883].


Frances Sophia was the daughter of Robert Burton of Essex and Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Francis Emily [b 1873]
  2. John [b 1875]
  3. Mary Katherine [b 1876]
  4. Robert [b 1880]

On 20th February 1884, he married (2) Annie Sophia Petch.


Annie Sophia, was the 3rd daughter of Thomas Petch of Milford Hall, York
 

Children:

  1. William Petch [b 1885]

Stansfeld, John de
[11??-12??] Son of Roger son of Warin.


He was the first person to appear in documents with the surname de Stansfeld.

John's roots were pre Norman.

His father descended from Magnus, a landowner in what is now Lancashire; his mother was granddaughter of the great Yorkshire landowner Essolf; Her uncle, Jordan, was lord of Sowerbyshire (roughly present day Calderdale).

John appears to have been taken under the wing of Jordan

 

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

There is some confusion between this man and the erroneous John Stansfeld.

See Stansfeld

Stansfeld, John de
[12??-12??] Son of Elias de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Robert

In the late 12th/13th century, the full names of men of families who owned land, were in transition, changing from

son of

to

de .... (name of estate) 

Generally, in this period, a man was called son of while his father was alive, or until he reached a mature age, and then de ..... after that. In a number of cases, the old tradition of son of continued to be used right through life, as appears to be the case with John de Stansfeld, who still appears in the late 1260s/1270 as John son of Elias de Stansfeld.


1238, Martinmas. Lease for twenty years by John de Sothil to Henry son of Gamel de Ructunstal (Rowtonstall) of half an acre of land in the vill of Ructunstal at a yearly rent of 4d., 12d having been paid as garsome.


The meaning of garsome appears to have been lost over time
 

Witnesses: John son of Elias de Stanesfeld, William de Hiperum, Henry de Ructunstal, William his son, Hugh de Stodle, Robert his brother. (Lord Savile.) 

[Yorkshire Deeds, vol. 2 no. 422]

 


Extract from the Hundred Rolls of 4 Edward I (1276) [i, 109 et seq] [An Investigation by Edward I into events in the latter part of the reign of Henry III].

"..... They say also that John de Ratnesfeld took from John son of Elias de Stansfeld half a mark of the debt of the Lord King Henry * and did not acquit him; and again half a mark, and again 6s. 6d. And also half a mark from John de Haldwrth, and did not acquit him."

[* Henry III reign 1216-1272]

 

Stansfeld, John de
[12??-13??] Son of Richard de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard
  2. William
  3. (possibly) Ralph

Stansfeld, John de
[12??-13??] An entry in the Patent Rolls for 22nd January 1302 records that
John de Stansfeld was given a pardon for the death of Simen de Ledbury by reason of his service in Scotland

Stansfeld, John de
[13??-14??] Son of Nicholas de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Stansfeld, John de
[13??-14??] Probably son of William de Stansfeld and younger brother of Ralph

He lived at Sowerby Bridge

Stansfeld, John de
[13??-14??] Son of Richard de Stansfeld.

He held the manor of Heysandforth and land in Worsthorne.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Katherine

Stansfeld, Jordan de
[11??-11??] According to the Stansfeld Family Pedigrees


he was the son of Wyons Maryons, and the first person to bear the surname.

He married Unknown, a daughter of Sir John Towneley of Towneley, Lancashire.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Thomas
  3. Robert
  4. Oliver
  5. Jane who married Rafe Copley
 

This is all incorrect.

On the female side, the Stansfelds descended from Essolf through Amabella, daughter of Essolf's son John. Amabella married Roger son of Warin, and their son John was the first person to appear in documents with the surname de Stansfeld.

Jordan de Thornhill, another son of Essolf, and uncle of Amabella, was Lord of a considerable area of Sowerbyshire, including Stansfeld, in this period. It appears likely that he is the original of Jordan de Stansfeld in the pedigree.

The Townley surname did not exist at this time

Stansfeld, Joshua
[1???-1680] Son of James Stansfeld.

He commanded a company of Parliamentary militia under Sir Thomas Fairfax at the Battle of Adwalton Moor

Stansfeld, Joshua
[1779-18??] Son of Robert Stansfeld.

He went to Montréal, North America.

On 17th March 1810, he married Miss Barns of Manchester, at Halifax Parish Church

Stansfeld, Josiah
[1619-1702] Or Josias.

Son of James Stansfeld.

The family were a part of Henry Root's congregation. After Root's death, they joined Oliver Heywood's church [18th June 1872]. Heywood mentions visiting the Stansfeld family.

He married Martha Swayne [1???-1684] from Little Horton, Bradford, in Bradford.

Children:

  1. a child [1658] who died in infancy
  2. a child [1660] who died in infancy
  3. a child [1662] who died in infancy
  4. Timothy
  5. Joshua of Horton
  6. Samuel of Bradford
  7. James
  8. Ely
  9. Josias Stansfield
  10. John

The family lived at the Breck, Sowerby.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [23rd March 1702].

See Joseph Gaukroger and Jeremiah Waddington

Stansfeld, Josias
[17??-1819] Son of David Stansfeld Of Leeds.

He was a surgeon at Leeds Infirmary. He never married

Stansfeld, Josias
[1789-1846] Of Field House, New Cross, Surrey.

Son of Timothy Stansfeld

He married his step-sister, Amelia Milne [1786-1859], daughter of Samuel Milne.

They had no children

Stansfeld, Kenneth Adrian
[1845-1881] Son of George Stansfeld.

He was buried at the Church of Holy Ascension, Settle, alongside his brother Harold Eugene

Stansfeld, Laurence
[13??- 14??] Probably younger son of Ralph de Stansfeld.


1445 Collectors of a tax in the West Riding. William Scott of Neuton, John Hesill of Kirksmeton, John Kyllyngbek of Chapilallerton, Laurence Stansfeld of Stansfeld, John Curson late of Hikleton; in the West Riding, co. York; excepting 38l. 18s. 8.7/8d; to be distributed by Thomas de Clyfford,' chevaler', and by John Constable,' chivaler', and Brian Stapilton, 'chivaler', knights coming to Parliament.

[Calendar of Fine Rolls, Vol. XVII, Henry VI, membrane 6, p.331]

 

Stansfeld, Laurence
[14??-14??] Younger son of James Stansfeld.


1471. Award. John Tounley, esq., Ric. Foldes, Wm. Qwytqua [Whiteway], Jas. Hepe & Edmund Crowder to Laurence de Stansfeld & Edmund his brother sons of Jas.de Stansfeld of Haysand they are agreed with John Pudsay, knt. Geferay de Stansfeld, Edw. Tatersall, Ric. Kepas & Wm Jackson of and in all manner of matters and quarrels, parties to be friends who ward John Tounley to pay Laurence & Edmund 10 marks.

[Lanc. Archives DDTO/K/10/37]

 

Stansfeld, Laurence
[14??-1534] Son of Thomas Stansfield.

He was a tenant of Geoffrey Stansfeld, of a messuage with appurtenances in Stansfield.

He married Isabel Horsefall.


Isabel was the daughter of Richard Horsefall
 


In 1522, Laurence took a case to court to obtain an annulment of marriage. His wife Isabel was the defendant.

Two of the witnesses were Laurence Stansfeld [aged 51], and Thomas Stansfeld [aged 40].

The outcome is not recorded.

In the same year, there is an entry for the Court of Curia Ebor, a case of matrimonial restitution of conjugal rights. Isabel Stancefeild was the plaintiff, Laurence Stancefeild the defendant. Henry Horsefall [aged 60] was a witness.

The outcome is not recorded

 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Laurence
  3. daughter
  4. daughter
  5. (possibly) daughter

He was buried at Heptonstall Church

In his will, dated 12th February 1534, he states:


I will that Laurence Stansfelde, my younger son, have all the messuage, lands and tenements in Heptonstall which shall or may descend to me or my heirs after the death of James Stansfeld, my uncle, and another messuage with a croft to it adjoining in Heptonstall, after the death of Thomas Stansfeld, my brother, to be had all, to the said Laurence, my son, for term of his life, as more plainly doth appear by a surrender thereof made into the hands of Thomas Stansfelde of Park, lord tenant.

Also where that Isabell my wife is with child if it please God it be a man child I will that it have all the messuage, lands and tenements called Hegynchawmbre for term of it live, or else Thomas Stansfelde, my son and heir appering [sic], to pay to him twenty nobills when the same child comes to lawful age

 

He left 20 nobills to his daughters and to the unborn child if it was a girl to be paid by his son Thomas at such time as he acquired Hegynchawmbre.

He appointed his father-in-law Richard Horsefall, supervisor, and to keep his son Thomas during his none age.

He said he wished his son Thomas to have the

land or close called Haukescloighe which Mr James Stansfelde did surrender unto me and my assigns for the term of his life

Stansfeld, Laurence
[15??-15??] Yeoman of Stansfeld.

Second son of Laurence Stansfeld.

Starting in 1561, Laurence made a series of claims to the moiety of Higgin Chamber, originally held by his great grandfather, Nicholas Stansfeld.

In the Calendar of Pleadings [1561], Laurence Stansfeld claimed by the Custom of the Manor of Wakefield, against Thomas Stansfeld, claiming by forfeiture, as found by the Homage at the Court called the Steward's Turn at Halifax, moiety of a messuage, barn, lands and appurtenances called Hegyn Chamber, Sowerby. Another bill in 1561 was dismissed and Laurence was ordered to pay Thomas Stansfeld, £6 13/4d.

In 1563, John Sutcliffe paid the money on his behalf.

In 1563, Laurence claimed again, by Inheritance. He claimed that Nicholas Stansfeld, late of Stansfeld, yeoman, at the Court at Halifax in 1492, was seized in his demeane as of fee, of and in the moiety of one messuage or tenement, or half of one barn, ten acres, and a rood of land, meadow and pasture called Heginchamber, in Sowerby, and that he gave all the premises to the use of Nicholas Stansfeld, his son, and his heirs, and in default to his own right heirs. Nicholas, the son, entered the premises after the death of his father and died possessed of same, without issue male, and Laurence claimed that after such death the premises ought to come to him as Cousin and heir of Nicholas Stansfeld the Donor, that is to say, brother of Thomas, son of Lawrens, son of Thomas, son of the said Nicholas the Donor. By virtue thereof, plt according to the custom of the said Manor, entered the same premises and was therof seized. Thomas Stansfeld, with other riotous and evil disposed persons, entered the premises and molested, vexed and troubled the plaintiff. Thomas Stansfeld being a man of great might, riches, power, and greatly friended and allied in the County as well as unto the Steward of the Court of Wakefield, the plt, being poor and having no friends in the Country feared an indifferent trial.

Thomas Stansfeld answered the Bill admitting what the plaintiff said but claiming that the Bill was vexatious to him, as the plaintiff had not paid the costs of the action when ordered, and prayed dismissal. There was a Replication of Laurence, and a Rejoinder of Thomas, who stated that Nicholas Stansfeld, the younger, demised the premises to Thomas Bates for 30 years, and further that this demise was a forfeiture of his copyhold, by custom of the Manor, stating that the whole was an attempt to defraud him of the estate

Stansfeld, Laurence
[15??-1532] Of Stansfeld. Son and heir of Thomas Stansfeld.

He married Jennett.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Laurence

On 23rd July 1532, a Commission was directed to prove the will of Laurence Stansfeld, late of Stansfeld, (deceased), and 6th August 1532, adm. of his goods was committed to Jennet, relict, and Thomas Stansfeld, son, executors

Stansfeld, Laurence
[15??-1591] Of Sowerby Dean.

Son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. Nicholas
  2. Laurence
  3. Thomas

His will was dated 1591

Stansfeld, Laurence
[15??-1623] Of Barkisland.

Son of Nicholas Stansfeld.

On 20th May 1617, he married Abigail, daughter of Henry Sharrock.

Children:

  1. Nicholas
  2. James
  3. Martha

His will was dated 1623

Stansfeld, Louisa Johnston
[1844-1915] Daughter of Colonel Robert Stansfield.

She never married.

She died at The Breck, Halifax

Stansfeld, Lydia
[18??-1???] Daughter of Robert Stansfeld.

On 9th June 1841, she married John Birkbeck [b 1817] from Anley, Settle

Stansfeld, Lydia Jane
[1835-1898] Eldest daughter of Colonel Robert Stansfield.

Born in Trinidad.

She never married.

She died at The Breck, Halifax.

She is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1898

Stansfeld, Martha
[16??-17??] Daughter of Timothy Stansfeld.

In 1698, she married Enoch Firth, son of John Firth at Halifax

Stansfeld, Mary Elizabeth
[1823-1870] Daughter of Samuel Stansfeld.

She married Benjamin M. Parker from Northallerton.

Children:

  1. Titus Henry

She died at Normanby, Northallerton

Stansfeld, Nicholas
[14??-14??] Yeoman of Stansfeld. (Possibly) second son of Thomas Stansfeld.


The Stansfeld Pedigree attributes Nicholas and his brother Thomas to William Stansfeld.

John Stansfeld, who wrote the History of the Stansfeld Family [1885], never found any evidence that this William existed

 

He held lands in Stansfeld, and moiety of Higgin Chamber, Sowerby/

In 1492, he surrendered his moiety of Higginchamber to his son, Nicholas.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Nicholas
  2. Thomas

Stansfeld, Nicholas
[14??-1507] Gentleman, of Stansfield.

Son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He held lands in Erringden, Wadsworth, Heptonstall and Stansfield. In 1476, 1478, he was living in Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

In 1507, son Thomas paid 6/8d heriot on the death of his father

Stansfeld, Nicholas
[14??-1539] Of the Parish of Heptonstall.

Son of Nicholas Stansfeld.

He held moiety of Higgin Chamber, Sowerby.

He died without male issue.

His will, dated 23rd January 1539, asks

that he be buried in the chapel of Heptonstall. After gifts to the church, he left the reversion of all his other goods to Thomas Stancefelde, whom he made his executor

See Thomas Stansfeld

Stansfeld, Nicholas
[15??-1587] Of Wadsworth Royd.

Son of Thomas Stansfeld

In his will, his father left Wadsworth Royd Farm to his widow Alice for 2 years, and then to Nicholas.

He married Agnes [15??-1627].

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. Luke
  5. Charles

The family lived at Wadsworth Royd Farm

In his will of 1587, he left Wadsworth Royd Farm freehold for 9 years to bring up his children, and then to his sons Luke and Charles

Stansfeld, Nicholas
[15??-1599] Of Norland.

Son of Laurence Stansfeld.

In 1591, he married Susan, daughter of John Hopkinson, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. James
  2. Laurence

His will was dated 1599

Stansfeld, Nicholas de
[13??-13??] Franklin.

Probably second son of William de Stansfeld, and brother of William de Stansfeld.

He held lands in Bingley and Grenhill.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Nicholas

He was the grandfather of Christopher Stansfeld

Stansfeld, Nicholas de
[13??-14??] Son of Nicholas de Stansfeld

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (probably) Christopher

Stansfeld, Oliver de
[12??-1349/50] Son of Richard de Stansfeld, and younger brother of John.

He held the Manors of Heysandforth and Worsthorne, as well as other lands in Burnley, in Cliviger, and in Billington.

He was constable of Pontefract Castle, receiver for Pontefract to Henry de Lacy, and for a period was described as clerk (of the Church).

In 1331 he represented the Country of Lancashire in the Parliament at Westminster.

No record remains of the arms of Oliver de Stansfeld, but on the font of Burnley church was a shield bearing a goat passant, belled at the neck, and on the south side of the church were two carved stones, one bearing the arms of Townley and the other the goat passant to the sinister (so of a Stansfeld lady). The arms appear in several other places.

He married (1) Emma.


Emma died before April 1292
 

Children:

  1. son
  2. child

He married (2) Mabell (Mabilie) De Billington.


Mabell was the sister of John de Billington
 

Children:

  1. William

Grandchild: Richard

There is no record of the children of Oliver and Emma other than the reference to his heirs by her in the charter of Henry de Lacy dated 1292. As Oliver lived around 80 years, his son or sons could have lived a full life and never signed a document; hence it is not known if Richard was the grandson of Oliver and Emma or, possibly, the son of William.

In the early 19th century, Dr Whitaker described a chapel in Burnley church called the Stansfeld chapel, then owned by the Haydock family of Hesandforth as representatives of the Stansfelds, Lords of Worsthorn, in which was an ancient gravestone. Dr Whitaker suggested the gravestone was that of Oliver de Stansfeld, the sword engraved on it marking his office as constable of Pontefract castle. [Simon Haydock married Johanna the heiress of Giles Stansfeld the last of this line of the Stansfelds]

Stansfeld, Peggy
[17??-18??] Daughter of David Stansfeld.

In 1799, she married George Bischoff from Leeds.

Children:

  1. James
  2. George
  3. David Josias
  4. Sarah who married Edward Towgood
  5. Magdalena
  6. Ellen
  7. Elizabeth Anne
  8. Margaret who married Theodore Meissner from Hamburg

Stansfeld, Peter
[14??-14??] Of Langfield.


While he is close to the main line of the family in Stansfield, his actual relationship has not yet been proven, but evidence suggests he was a grandson of
Ralph de Stansfeld.

A plea of covenant between Ralph de Stansfeld and John del Brigg and Joan his wife, suggests, along with other evidence, that Joan was the daughter of Ralph. This could be the background to the dispensation that Peter needed to marry Elizabeth Brigg (First cousins are related in the 4th degree). (see the Foldout).

Peter appears in various indictments in the Oyer and Terminer Commission findings as Peter Stansfeld of Langfield, gentleman, such as one for 1470 where he is acting with Thomas and Edward Stansfeld of Heptonstall and Christopher Stansfeld of Bingley. [Nat. Arch. KB9/349/85b]

He is at other times referred to as Peter Stansfeld, gentleman, of Sowerby; Peter Stansfeld, gentleman, of Heptonstall

 

He married Elizabeth Brigg.

Other men of Langfield appearing in documents in the late 1460s early 1470s were

  • Nicholas Stansfeld, gentleman

  • Robert Stansfeld, gentleman

Geoffrey Stansfeld also held lands in Langfield

Stansfeld, Peter de
[11??-12??] Son of Roger son of Warin de Stansfeld.

He held land in township of Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Stansfeld, Ralph
[13??-14??] (Probably) younger son of Ralph de Stansfeld.


1446 Collectors of a tax in the West Riding. Ralph Stansfeld of Stansfeld, Walter Estolf of Estolf, Robert Rypers of Loversall, Robert Bollyng of Bradeforthdale, Edmund Dayvell of Warmesworth, Nicholas More of Austhorp, Henry Preston of Essheton; in the West Riding, co. York, excepting 175l. 4s. 3.15/16d * to be deducted by Thomas de Clyfford, 'chivaler', and by John Constable, 'chivaler' and Brian Stapilton, 'chivaler', knights coming to Parliament.

[Calendar of Fine Rolls Vol. XVIII Henry VI, p. 40, membrane 5].

* MS. ijd. qa. tercia part' [recte, ut supra, iij part'] qa

 

Stansfeld, Ralph
[147?-1503] Eldest son of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

He was foreman of the jury of the Brighouse turn [1495].

He married Agnes.


Agnes is called Margaret in the Inquisitionis Post Mortem of his father (see Women's names
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Thomas
  3. Alice

Ralph predeceased his father and was survived by Agnes who held the messuage and lands called Barkerflatt and close called Jomppes in Hartshead and 3 messuages and lands in Stansfield – Swyneshead, Overashes and Netherashes. These lands reverted to Geoffrey and his heirs on her death.

In the Chancery Court [1504-15], Agnes sued Robert Sutcliffe and John Stansfeld for detention of deeds relating to lands conveyed and to be conveyed to her on her marriage

Stansfeld, Ralph de
[13??-13??] (Possibly) third son of John de Stansfeld.

He was a citizen of London

Ralph appears in a group of records in the 1350s.

His place to the family is not proven but circumstantial evidence supports it

Stansfeld, Ralph de
[13??-1438/39] Or Rafe.

Of Stansfield Hall and Hartshead Hall.

Esquire.

Son and heir of William de Stansfeld.

He held the Manor of Stansfeld. He held lands in Stansfield, Wadsworth and Hartshead.

He married Johanna (Joan).

Children:

  1. John
  2. (probably) William
  3. (probably) Laurence
  4. (probably) Ralph
  5. (probably) Joan who married John del Brigg

Stansfeld, Raywood Micklethwait
[1851-1924] QC.

Son of Richard Micklethwait Stansfeld. Great-nephew of Judge James Stansfeld.

Born in Bradford [29th October 1851].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / articled to John Richard Ingram [1868] / a solicitor [1873] / registrar of Halifax County Court on the death of Arthur William Alexander [1895] / a member of the Halifax School Board [1886-1889].

He took over the practice of Craven, Rankin & Alexander [1889].

The family lived at Ivy House, Halifax [1903].

He died in Halifax

Stansfeld, Richard
[14??-1551] Esquire.

Son of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

He was a Citizen and Skinner of London.

On 25th March 1511, he was apprenticed to Thomas Clerk, Skinner of London, and was made master in 1544.

He held lands and manors in Yorkshire, including in Elland, Greetland, Barsland, Hothersfeld, Shepley, Billingley, Bolton on Dearne and Goldthorpe.

He also held lands and manors in Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton, Essex, London and elsewhere.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. son who predeceased him
  2. Isabel, who married John Cooke

Richard's will, dated 27 June 1551, mentions his wife Elizabeth, his brothers Thomas and Robert, and his

sister Stansfeld

whose relationship is unclear, but she may be the widow of his brother Robert

Stansfeld, Richard
[144?-14??] Gentleman.

Second son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He was recorded between 1466 and 1478.

He (probably) married Grace.

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Hugh
  3. (possibly) child
  4. (possibly) child

He lived at Shakilden, Wadsworth.

He held lands in Wadsworth and Erringden.

He was involved in the Savile-Pilkington feud when, in 1466, on the orders of John Pilkington, his home at Shakilden was attacked by Robert Pilkington and others. Money, cattle and a horse were stolen. Richard was captured and taken to their castle at Skipton. He was released only when he agreed to pay 40 marks, which he obtained by selling some of his land. The Pilkingtons subsequently occupied Richard's lands.

In 1519, his son Hugh and his wife Joanna sold land in Wadsworth to Christopher Stansfeld

Stansfeld, Richard
[15??-15??] of Erringden Park.

Second son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He was a tenant of his brother Edward

Stansfeld, Richard de
Grandchild of Oliver de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

Stansfeld, Richard de
[12??-12??] Son of John de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

Stansfeld, Richard de
[12??-12??] Son of Richard de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Oliver
  3. Robert

Stansfeld, Richard de
[12??-12??] Son of Elias de Stansfeld.


No date.

Richard son of Elias de Stansfeld quitclaims and gives to Richard son of John de Stansfeld all rights which (he held) in all lands at one time (held by) John son of Peter de Stansfeld in the township of Stansfeld.

Witnesses: John de Thornhill, John de Eland, Robert de Eland, Henry de Hipperum, Michael Talvas

[Dodsworth MS]

 

Stansfeld, Richard de
[12??-1335] First-born son of John de Stansfeld

He married Unknown.

He died without a male heir

Stansfeld, Richard Micklethwait
[1823-1???] Born Bradford [1st June 1823].

On 24th Oct 1850, he married (1) Mary Jane Raywood [1831-1896] in Barnsley.


Mary Jane was born Barnsley
 

Children:

  1. Raywood Micklethwait
  2. George [b 1853]
  3. Agnes [1854-1944]
  4. Edith Mary [1857-1932]

Mary Jane died in Halifax [23rd September 1896].

In 1896, he married Julia Elizabeth [1853-1918] in Wandsworth.


Julia Elizabeth was the widow of Mr Woodward
 

The family lived at The Poplars, Halifax.

The couple died in Halifax: Richard [11th October 1892]; Julia Elizabeth [] (aged 1918) 

Stansfeld, Robert
[14??-15??] Son of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Richard

Stansfeld, Robert
[14??-15??] Gentleman.

Second son of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

After his father's death, Robert was granted yearly rent from the Manor of Stansfeld for life

Stansfeld, Robert
[1730-1808] Of the Lodge, Triangle.

He married (1) Sarah Whiteley.

Children:

  1. Timothy

Their children constitute a branch of the family at Field House, New Cross, Surrey.

He married (2) Elizabeth Blackburn [1748-1797].

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [1769-1852]
  2. Robert
  3. Joshua
  4. David [b 1786] who went to Montréal, Canada
  5. John [b 1788]
  6. James [b 1790] who went to Montreal, Canada
  7. Martha
  8. Ellen
  9. Hannah
  10. Samuel

Elizabeth died 25th August 1797.

Robert died 28th May 1808.

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Stansfeld, Robert
[1771-1855] Of Field House, Sowerby.

Son of Robert Stansfeld.

After the death of George Stansfeld, the Field House estate was inherited by Robert, and from him in a direct line to the Captain John Stansfeld

He married Lydia Walker [1780-1816].


Lydia was the daughter of John Walker
 

Children:

  1. George
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. Jane who married Rev Daniel Darnell from Welton, Northamptonshire
  5. Lydia

There is a window in Robert's memory in Heptonstall Church, and a brass memorial to Robert and Lydia on the window in the apse at Sowerby Church

Stansfeld, Colonel Robert
[1805-1885] JP.

Or Stansfield.

Son of Robert Stansfeld.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School.

On 29th September 1834, he married Hannah Lætitia Johnston in Trinidad, West Indies

Children:

  1. Lydia Jane
  2. Lewis Johnston [1836-1837]
  3. Robert Johnston
  4. John
  5. Hannah Jane
  6. Louisa Johnston

The family lived at Field House, Sowerby.

There is a memorial window to him and his wife in St Peter's Church, Sowerby and other memorials to members of the family at the church.

He is mentioned in Crabtree's Tour of Calder Dale of 1832, when he was asked to sign a petition supporting the Ten Hours Bill and said

Yes, I would sign 20 such like, for I consider the system is disgraceful to a civilised country, and if the condition of the poor is not bettered, we must all sink together

The History of the Family of Stansfeld of Stansfield was dedicated to him.

He died suddenly at Field House, shortly before his 80th birthday [19th October 1885].

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £38,542 2/3d.

The will was proved by son John and his nephew John Birkbeck of Bankwell, Settle.

See Halifax Board of Guardians, St George's Church, Sowerby and Victoria Bridge

Stansfeld, Robert de
[12??-1258] He was the son of John de Stansfeld, and the great grandson of Roger son of Warin.

Roger son of Warin had two grandsons named John de Stansfeld, and there is insufficient evidence to say which of these was Robert's father, though there are two indications that his father was John son of Elias de Stansfeld.


1258, February. Entry in the Close Rolls. Concerning the placing on bail, – (second entry:) William son of John de Langefeld, seized and detained in the king's prison at York where he is charged with the death of Robert de Stansfeld, the sheriff of York is ordered that he be placed on bail. Witness to the above
 


1258, April. A second entry in the Close Rolls. For William son of John de Langefeud – says that the land and chattels of William, lately indicted, had been taken to the King. He claimed he did not cause the death of Robert son of John de Stansfeld because of hate or spite as he was being indicted. The king ordered an inquisition to be held by the Sheriff of York. William was placed on bail until the coming of the justices to the region
 

Stansfeld, Robert de
[12??-1339] Son of Richard de Stansfeld.

Younger brother of John & Oliver.

He became a monk at Whalley Abbey.

He died 4th November 1339

Stansfeld, Robert Johnston
[1838-1876] Elder son of Colonel Robert Stansfeld.

He was a magistrate for the West Riding / Captain of the 12th and 38th Regiments of Foot. He served with distinction in the Crimean War and through the Indian Mutiny.

In 1871, he married Agnes Harrison in Westminster. Children:

  1. daughter [1872] who died in infancy
  2. son [1874] who died in infancy

He died Firby Hall, York [23rd April 1876] (aged 38).

Members of the family were buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

There is a memorial tablet for him in St Peter's Church, Sowerby erected by his widow

Stansfeld, Roger de
[11??-11??] See Roger son of Warin de Stansfeld

Stansfeld, Roger de
[13??-14??] Probably younger son of William de Stansfeld.

He married (1) Unknown.

Children:

  1. John

He married (2) Alice.

Children:

  1. William

Roger entered the church. He appears in a number of records.

Alice's will [dated 1408, proved 1409], left various bequests to the church at Whitgift and the monks of Selby. She mentions her husband Roger, his son John, and her son William. [York Medieval Probate Index vol iij]

Alice was buried at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Whitgift

Stansfeld, Samuel
[1774-1834] Of Field House, Sowerby.

Son of Robert Stansfeld.

Woolstapler of Sowerby.

On 8th February 1813, he married Phebe Bates [1794-1864] at Halifax Parish Church.


In 1841, Phebe was a grocer
 

Children:

  1. Robert [1813-1815]
  2. George
  3. Timothy [1817-1866] who died without issue
  4. Ann [1820-1822]
  5. Mary Elizabeth
  6. Henry [1825-1857] who died unmarried
  7. William Edward
  8. Thomas [b 1830] who died aged 4 months
  9. John [b 1831] who died aged 3 weeks
  10. Ellen Maria

The family lived at Prospect Place, Skircoat [1841].

Samuel died 7th May 1834 (aged 59)  There is a memorial to members of the family in St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Stansfeld, Thomas
[1???-1558] Yeoman, of Erringden Park and Erringden.

Son of Edward Stansfeld.

He married Isabell.

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Richard
  3. George
  4. Alis
  5. Elizabeth

He was buried at Heptonstall Church.

His will, dated 21st August 1558, was witnessed by Sir Gilbert Stansfeld, Henry Walkar and William Michell

Stansfeld, Thomas
[14??-14??] Gentleman, of Heptonstall.

(Probably) son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He appears in records from 1469 to 1478. He held lands in Wadsworth, Heptonstall and Stansfield. In 1471, he was living in Heptonstall.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (probably) Thomas
  2. (probably) Nicholas


The Stansfeld Pedigree attributes the sons Thomas and Nicholas to William Stansfeld.

John Stansfeld, who wrote the History of the Stansfeld Family [1885], never found any evidence that this William existed

 

Stansfeld, Thomas
[14??-15??] Second son of Nicholas Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Laurence

Stansfeld, Thomas
[14??-15??] Son of Geoffrey Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Robert
  2. Richard
  3. John
  4. Cicely

Stansfeld, Thomas
[14??-1508] Of Heptonstall. (Possibly) son of Thomas Stansfeld.


The Stansfeld Pedigree attributes Thomas and his brother Nicholas to William Stansfeld.

John Stansfeld, who wrote the History of the Stansfeld Family [1885], never found any evidence that this William existed

 

He married Blanche.

Children:

  1. Laurence
  2. Thomas

He was buried at Heptonstall Church

His will, dated 10th December 1508, leaves his possessions to his wife Blanche, whom he makes his executrix. The will is witnessed by Laurence Stansfeld.

Blanche was still alive in 1536

Stansfeld, Thomas
[14??-1536] Of Sowerby adjoining Stansfield.

Second son of Thomas Stansfeld.

In his will dated April 1536,


he leaves money to the Chapel of Sourbye to be paid after the death of his mother, Blanche, also to the building of one chamer to the p'iste at Sourbye.

He made bequests to William Crabtrie, son of Thomas Crabtrie when he comes of age; to Alice the wife of Thomas Hergreyves; to the mending of the way in the Wecherlane.

He gave to the chappell beilded at the crosse stone 4s 4d from which Richard Horsfall [who was his late brother Laurence's father in law] and Thomas Stansfeld were to buy one chalice to the said chapel, and the chalice being there to be given again to the church of Heptonstall, or else the new chalice remain there.

The remainder after funeral expenses equally to Alice Stansfeld and Alice Helewell.

Executors : John Brigge and James Robynson.

Witnesses : Richard Horsfall, Thomas Stansfeld, Edward Naler and others

 

Stansfeld, Thomas
[14??-1537] Of Erringden.

Son of Nicholas Stansfeld.

Tenant in Chief. Lands held in Chief in Erringden. Lands in Heptonstall.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

He is mentioned in the will of Laurence Stansfeld of Stansfeld [1534].

An entry in the Wakefield Manor Rolls [21st December 1537] records

Thomas Stansfeld son and heir of Thomas Stansfeld came to court and gave the lord 6s 8d as fine for licence to inherit half of a fourth part of the park of Aryngden just as it lay between Beamontclogh on the east, Longhill on the west, Kyngswalshaghe on the south and the water of the Caldre on the north with appurtenances.

[This is half of the land which his grandfather Thomas Stansfeld obtained when the Park of Erringden was divided in 1451]

Stansfeld, Thomas
[141?-1465] Of Stansfield Hall.

Son and heir of John Stansfeld.

He held lands in Stansfield, Wadsworth, Heptonstall and Erringden, where he was Tenant in Chief.

He married (1) (possibly) Alice Savile.


Alice is given in Stansfeld pedigrees, and secondary sources as the daughter of John Savile of Copley.

Rev Watson has that Thomas Stansfeld married the daughter of John Savile, Esquire, but does not say which one, and does not mention it in his section on the Saviles of Copley.

While there is documentary evidence of close ties between the two families in this period, nothing has been found directly showing a marriage between Thomas Stansfeld and a Savile lady.

The kinship ties may stem solely from the marriage of Thomas Stansfeld's sister, Isabell, to Thomas Savile of Hullenedge

 

Children:

  1. Geoffrey
  2. Richard
  3. Nicholas
  4. (probably) Thomas
  5. James
  6. (possibly) William


The Stansfeld of Stansfield Hall Pedigree has conflicting details of the family
 

He married (2) Isabella.

He died 1465.

His will [dated 20th November 1465, proved 24th January 1465], states


his body to be buried where God will. Best animal to the Vicar of Halifax as mortuary, 10s to the Chapel at Heptonstall. Residue to wife Isabella, executrix, his children et pueris meis ‡‡.

Witnesses: Richard Stansfeld, Thomas Roberdsha and Laurence Bentlay

 

‡‡ The Latin phrase et pueris meis can be translated as and to/for my (male) servants.

Wills are uncommon in the Stansfeld family. Thomas was the first to have written one. The distribution of Thomas's lands would have been arranged by him earlier, as was the family way. Thomas appears to have written the will out of concern for the provision for young children of his second marriage. The 10 shillings that he left to the Chapel of Heptonstall was an unusually large sum and even more so as it was not linked to any religious requests, such as burial in the church or the priest singing for his soul – chantry

See Savile-Pilkington feud

Stansfeld, Thomas
[15??-1???] Of Erringden Park.

Son of Thomas Stansfeld

Stansfeld, Thomas
[15??-15??] Of Erringden Park.

Son of Thomas Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Thomas is mentioned in conjunction with his son, in documents [dated 1545 to 1554] relating to Erringden and Erringden Park

Stansfeld, Thomas
[15??-1565] Yeoman. Of Higgin Chamber, Sowerby.

Son of Laurence Stansfeld.

He also owned Wadsworth Royd Farm.

In the Chancery Court Records for period 1533-38, Thomas took his great-uncle Nicholas Stansfeld to court in an attempt to annul a surrender of half a messuage and land in Sowerby, held of the lordship of Wakefield. This relates to Hegynchawmbre

He married Alice Mitchell [d 1568] from Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Laurence
  3. Nicholas
  4. Elizabeth who married Richard Fourness of Erringden
  5. Margaret
  6. Jennet who married Henry Waterhouse
  7. Alice

In his will, he left Wadsworth Royd Farm to his widow Alice for 2 years to pay debts, and then to his son Nicholas

Stansfeld, Thomas
[1571-1???] Of Fixby.

Son of Hugh Stansfeld.

He married Helena [15??-1600].

Children:

  1. Agenta [bapt 1593-1601]
  2. Hugh
  3. Maria [bapt 1598] who died aged 11 days

Thomas's wife, Helena, died on the same day as his sister, Elizabeth [bapt 1576-1600]

Stansfeld, Thomas Wolrich
[1779-1853] Of Burley Wood, near Leeds.

Son of David Stansfeld.

He was a merchant at Leeds / Captain-Lieutenant in the 4th West Yorkshire Militia [1799] / Lieutenant-Colonel of the Leeds local militia [1808].

On 4th October 1820, he married Ann Briggs at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Thomas Wolrich [b 1829]
  2. Josias Logan [b 1831]
  3. Anne
  4. Sarah
  5. Penelope Mary
  6. Ellen
  7. Charlotte
  8. Matilda
  9. Sophia
  10. child
  11. child

The family lived at

  • Saville House, St Helier, Jersey
  • Gower Place, Euston, London

The Stansfield and the Briggs families were in business together

Stansfeld, Timothy
[16??-1718] Of Stansfield Pond, Sowerby.

Son of Josiah Stansfeld.

Heywood held meetings at his house.

He married (1) Mary [d 1703].

Children:

  1. John [d 1672]
  2. Martha
  3. Susannah [bapt 1682]
  4. Mary [bapt 1686] who married [13th October 1709] Thomas Wilkinson who lived near Shibden Mill
  5. Josiah [bapt 1689]

In August 1704, he married (2) Sarah Haigh from Norland

Stansfeld, Timothy
[1755-1829] Eldest son of Robert Stansfeld.

He moved to London and then to New Cross in Surrey where he built a house which he named Field House after the Stansfeld family's home in Sowerby.

He went into partnership with Thomas Milne in the tobacco industry. When Thomas married [1790], the partnership was dissolved so that Thomas could return to Halifax where he set up business as a wine merchant.

He married (1) Mary Hart [17??-1783].


Mary was the daughter of John Hart of London
 

Children:

  1. Josias
  2. Ann

He married (2) Ann Clarke.

Children:

  1. Mary Blackwell [1789-1863] who married [1814] Robert Alexander Gray [1790-1877] of Camberwell and Falmouth
  2. Harriot [1792-1845] who married [1818] Samuel Prior [1781-1859] from London
  3. Caroline who married [1814] James Cousens of Blackheath

On 25th April 1805, he married (3) the widowed Mrs Elizabeth Milne.

He lived at Thames Street, London [1805]

Stansfeld, William
[13??-14??] (Probably) second son of Ralph Stansfeld

Stansfeld, William
[14??-15??] (Possibly) son of Thomas Stansfeld.


The Stansfeld Family Pedigree wrongly names William as first-born son and heir of Thomas, but investigations by J. Stansfeld in History of the Family of Stansfeld of Stansfield [1885] plus the Herald's College Pedigree, and confirmed by Archival evidence, show this to be an error
 

He married Elizabeth Duckenfield.


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Duckenfield of Duckenfield, Chester
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Nicholas

Stansfeld, William
[17??-1835] Of Manor House near Flockton, Wakefield.

Son of David Stansfeld.

He married Margaret Milnes.


Margaret was the daughter of James Milnes
 

Children:

  1. James Milnes
  2. Henry William
  3. Laura Ellen
  4. Adelaide Mary Anne
  5. Emily

Stansfeld, William de
[12??-13??] Second son of John de Stansfeld.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. William
  2. (probably) Nicholas
  3. (probably) Roger

Stansfeld, William de
[12??-13??] (Possibly illegitimate but acknowledged) son of Oliver de Stansfeld.

Born before October 1294

Stansfeld, William de
[13??-13??] Of Stansfeld.

Son and heir of William de Stansfeld, and brother of Nicholas de Stansfeld.

He held lands in Stansfield and Wadsworth.

He married Maud Culpon.


Maud was the daughter of Thomas Culpon, and sister of John Culpon
 

Children:

  1. (probably) Ralph Stansfeld
  2. (probably) William
  3. (possibly) John

Stansfeld, William de
[13??-14??] Probably son of William de Stansfeld and younger brother of Ralph

Stansfeld, William de
[13??-14??] Son of Roger de Stansfeld.

He followed his father into the Church.


1403 De Altaribus Portatilibus (concerning portable altars). [Indults to the following to have a portable altar. The letters are all dated at St Peter's Rome].

List includes: April. William de Stansfeld, donsel, nobleman, of the diocese of York

[Lateran Regesta vol CX 14 Boniface IX ff181-198. Calendar of Papal Registers relating to Great Britain & Ireland vol. 5]

 


1420, 4 Feb. Gift. William Stansfeld, Reydnes [Reedness] to John Gryndare, Swynfleyte [Swinefleet] of four perches of land and moor in Lowne which he had of the gift of Richard Pyrle, chaplain, and which were sometime of Beatrice Hayworthe.

Witnesses: Thomas Annger, Reydnes, William Browne, Reydnes, Thomas Haldenby, Swynfleyte, Thomas Ric'son, Swynfleyte, Robert Haldenby, Swynfleyte.

Given at Lowne. With seal, three goats passant, 'William Stanfeld'.

[East Riding of Yorkshire Archives DDSE(2)/27/6]

 

Stansfeld, William Edward
[1827-1???] Son of Samuel Stansfeld.

He married Emma Scott from Leeds.

Children:

  1. Henry [1881-1882]
  2. Phoebe [b 1872]
  3. Ellen [b 1874]
  4. Elizabeth [b 1877]

 

The Stansfeld family lands
The earliest records of land held by the Stansfeld family are two deeds:

An undated deed – the original is lost, but there is a copy in the Bodleian Library - reads

I John son of Essolf grant Roger son of Warin and Amabella his (sic) [my] daughter five bovates of land in Stansfeld with the mill at the same township with (what is) fixed to the mill which with appurtenances (amount to)  seven bovates of land held in the manner of free marriage with wastes wood etc. rendering 15d annually.

Test. Jordan son of Essolf, Thomas brother of Whitwood, Eustace my son.

[Dodsworth MS 117 Fol 156]

This deed was witnessed by John's brothers Jordan and Thomas, the monk.

John appears in the Pipe Rolls in 1169 and 1170, Jordan appears in the Pipe Rolls of 1166.

Jordan was dead in 1194, so we can date the above deed to the mid 12th century.

This 12 oxgangs of land (180-240 acres) is situated above Todmorden running from (modern) Stansfield Hall east and included Lower Ashes and Higher Ashes farms and Cross Stone. The mill was below, on the banks of the Calder. Most of this land was held by the family through until modern times. The earliest record for Wadsworth was the conveyance of an oxgang of land

in the field of Wadesworth and Crimlishworth

by Otto de Devyle to Richard de Stansfeld, for his homage and service. This can be dated towards the end of the 13th century.

Over time the family acquired considerable lands in Wadsworth, increased their holdings in Stansfield and acquired lands in Hartshead.

By the 16th century, they held lands in most of the townships in what is now Calderdale.

See William Stansfeld

The Stansfeld family of Elland
Or Stansfield. A branch of the Stansfield family which was established when Hugh Stansfield, son of Richard Stansfield, moved to Elland.

See The Stansfeld family of Elland Arms

The Stansfeld family of Elland: Arms
The arms of Hugh Stansfeld and the Stansfeld family of Elland are similar to those of the Stansfeld family of Stansfield Hall being sable, three goats trippant, argent, collared and belled or.

There was an example of this Coat of Arms in the East Window of Elland Church, being the Arms of Hugh Stansfeld, great-grandson of John Stansfeld. These Arms were destroyed around the time that the East Window was restored in 1850. They were described in Foster's Visitation of Yorkshire [1584], and are recorded in the College of Heralds.

See Stansfeld goats

The Stansfeld family of Sowerby
A branch of the Stansfield family which was associated with Field House, Sowerby.

See Deerplay, Mill Bank, Field House, Surrey, St Peter's Church, Sowerby, Stansfeld Family of Sowerby Arms, George Stansfeld and The Stansfeld of Stansfield Hall Pedigree

The Stansfeld family of Sowerby: Arms

See Stansfeld Family of Sowerby and Stansfeld goats

The Stansfeld family of Stansfield Hall: Arms
The arms of the Stansfeld family of Stansfield Hall – granted to John Stansfeld and his legitimate male heirs – depict
sable, three goats trippant argent each with a collar about its neck and bell or

and the motto is

Know Thyself

See Stansfield family of Elland Arms

Stansfeld surname
A variant of the surname Stansfield.

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

John de Stansfeld was the first person to bear the surname de Stansfeld. 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.

There are over 140 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Stansfeld, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.



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