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John Stanfield (1675 - 1747)

Parents: John Stanfield and (probably) Grace

Born: baptised 24 Sept 1675 Ackworth
Flourished: 1704-1721
Died: buried 23 Sept 1747 Ackworth

Siblings
John #1 baptised 18 Dec 1671 at Ackworth
apparent infant death
probably Robert baptised 23 Aug 1673 at Ackworth
possibly Thomas Stansfield baptised 18 Oct 1678 at Ackworth

Marriage to Mary Heape 10 Nov 1704 at All Saints, Wakefield (Cathedral from 1888)
PR reads 'John Stansfield of Ackworth'

Sources
- Yorkshire Extracted Parish Records 1512-1812
- Parish Registers
- Ackworth Bishops' Transcripts




Evidence
Children
John* bapt. 7 Nov 1707 Ackworth
unknown daughter bapt. 1 Mar 1709
Grace bapt. 6 Nov 1709 Ackworth
Joseph bapt. 27 Apr 1712 Ackworth
William born 1715, died 1716
Mathias bapt. 10 Mar 1716
Benjamin born and died 1721

* As an adult, John appears to have maintained the family's link with Felkirk, both marrying and baptising children there.

Other facts
Recorded as a labourer in baptism entries for each of sons William, Mathias and Benjamin, and in the register entry for his own burial.

Unaccounted for in this period
- 30 Nov 1689 William Stanfield buried Ackworth
- July 1709 Mercie Stanfield of Ackworth married Thos Moseley of Wragby at Ackworth
- 25 Feb 1744 John Stanfield married Eliz England at Bolton-on-Dearne
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(Above) 18 Dec 1671 John (#1) Stainfeld baptised at Ackworth.  Presumed dead by Sept 1675 when John#2 was baptised.

(Below) 24 Sept 1675 John (#2) Stanfield baptised at Ackworth.

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(Above) 10 Nov 1704 John Stanfield of Ackworth married Mary Heape at All Saints, Wakefield (later to become a cathedral in 1888).

(Below) 1 Mar 1709 unknown daughter of John Stanfeild junior baptised at Ackworth.

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(Above) 6 Nov 1709 Grace daughter of John Stanfield junior baptised at Ackworth.

(Below) 27 Apr 1712 Joseph son of John Stafild junior was baptised at Ackworth.

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(Above middle and above) 20 Aug 1715 William son of John Stanfield, labourer, baptised at Ackworth and 5 Mar 1716 William son of John Stanfield, labourer, was buried at Ackworth.

(Below) 10 Mar 1716 Matthias son of John Stanfield, labourer, baptised at Ackworth.

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(Above) 26 Dec 1721 Benjamin son of John Stanfield labourer baptised at Ackworth.

(Below) 29 Dec 1721 Benjamin son of John Stanfield labourer buried at Ackworth.

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(Above) 23 Sept 1747 John Stanfield labourer buried at Ackworth, died of consumption.


My thanks to researcher Joanne Backhouse for her collaboration and guidance regarding the Stansfeld family and Calderdale.