THOMAS WOLRICH STANSFIELD AND HIS DESCENDANTS

Thomas Wolrich STANSFIELD

The connection with the Stansfields comes through the marriage of Anne Briggs(205), a sister of my great-great-grandfather Henry Briggs (7), who married Thomas Wolrich Stansfield on 04 Oct 1820. The ancestors of Thomas, and his children and some of his grandchildren are detailed in the Pedigree of Stansfield, of Field House, Moorlands, Flockton Manor House, and Weetwood Grove, etc., by Foster (1874/5). According to Foster, Thomas was the eldest son of David Stansfield, merchant of Leeds (1755-1818) and Sarah (1757-1824), only child and heiress of Thomas Wolrich, Esq., of Armley HOuse, near Leeds. According to Foster, in 1808 he was a lieut. col. of the Leeds Local Militia. Thomas and Anne had eleven children, listed in the Foster pedigree. They are listed here in order of birth.

Children of Thomas Wolrich Stansfield(206) and Anne Briggs(205)

Name Notes
Anne Stansfield(1075) No details given by Foster. In the 1871 and 1881 England cansus she is living with her widowed aunt Charlotte Rawdon, née Briggs(207), first at Kensington, London, and then at Torquay. Her given ages indicate that she was born in 1821 or 1822. An unsourced IGI entry gives 1821.
Sarah Stansfield(1076) According to Foster, she married, in 1864, John Marshall Collard, Esq.. There is a GRO marriages index entry for this in the Sep quarter of 1864, at Kensington, (vol.1a, p.317). There is an unsourced IGI entry for her birth in 1822.
Penelope Mary Stansfield(1077) There is an unsourced IGI member submission for her birth in 1824. According to the same source, she died on 17 Sep 1846, and Foster says she was unmarried.
Ellen Stansfield(1078) There is an unsourced IGI member submission for her birth in 1825, and for her death on 04 Dec 1841. The date of her death is also given by Foster (1874).
Charlotte Stansfield(1079) There is an unsourced IGI entry based on a member submission giving the year of her birth as 1827. Foster (1874) gives no dates, but indicates that she married Geo. Western Gipps, Esq.
Thomas Wolrich Stansfield(1080) There is an unsourced IGI entry based on a member submission for his birth on 24 Dec 1829. Foster (1874) gives the same date, and says he was a lieut. col. in the Madras Staff Corps and in 1853 married Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Beauchamp, Esq., surgeon major in the army. The IGI gives the date of marriage as 21 Mar 1853. I have found no GRO marriage entry. Foster (1874) lists eight children of this marriage.
Matilda Stansfield(1081) Only her name is given by Foster (1874). The IGI, based on an unsourced member submission, gives the year of her birth as 1829, so I wonder whether she was a twin to Thomas. In view of the later birth of another Matilda, presumably this Matilda died young.
Josias Logan Stansfield(1081) The IGI, based on an unsourced member submission, gives the date of his birth as 12 Jun 1831, says he married Elizabeth Fowler in 1865 and died on 07 Apr 1867. The same dates are given in Foster (1874). No issue are listed, and in view of his early death perhaps there were none. There is a GRO marriage index entry for his marriage at Wycombe in the Mar quarter of 1865 (vol.3a, p.467).
Henry Stansfield(1083) There is an IGI entry based on an unsourced member submission which gives the year of his birth as 1832. Foster (1874) gives the same date, and says that he died in infancy.
Matilda Stansfield(1084) No details given by foster. In the 1871 and 1881 England cansus she is living with her widowed aunt Charlotte Rawdon, née Briggs(207), first at Kensington, London, and then at Torquay. Her given ages indicate that she was born in 1833 or 1834. An unsourced IGI entry gives 1833.
Sophia Stansfield(1085) No details given by Foster. In the 1861 England census , aged 26 and unmarried, she is visiting her widowed aunt Charlotte Rawdon (née Briggs)(207) at Clifton. In the next two census returns, she is still unmarried and living, rather than visiting, with Charlotte Rawdon, first in Kensington, London (1871) and then at Torquay (1881), as are her two sisters Anne and Matilda. Her given ages indicate that she was born in 1834/35, and an unsourced IGI entry gives 1835.

According to Foster, Thomas Wolrich Stansfield died on 24 May 1853.

Only the children of the son and heir are further listed.

Children of Thomas Wolrich Stansfield(1080) and Elizabeth Jane Beauchamp(nnnn)

Name Notes
Thomas Wolrich Stansfield(nnnn) Bornin 1854.
William Beauchamp Stansfield(nnnn) Born 1862.
James Rawdon Stansfield(nnnn) Born in 1866.
Charles Hatton Stansfield(nnnn) Born in 1871 and died in 1873.
Annie Matilda Stansfield(nnnn) No information.
Ellen Louisa Stansfield(nnnn) No details given by foster.
Elizabeth Rawdon Stansfield(nnnn) Died in 1861.
Ina Elizabeth Stansfield(nnnn) No details given by Foster.

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