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David Stansfield (1780 - 1846)

Parents: Samuel Stanfield and Hannah (Beckwith)

Born: baptised 13 Feb 1780 at All Saints Darfield as son of Samuel Stanfield of Billingley.
Flourished: 1802-1845
Died: October 1846, Billingley, Darfield

Siblings
Ann bapt. 1774
Charles bapt. 1777

Marriage to Ann Cutt 14 June 1802 at St John The Baptist, Royston. Register reads "David Stansfield of the Parish of Felkirk and Ann Cutt of this Parish."

Children
Hannah bapt. 1803
Charles bapt. 1804
Samuel bapt. 1805
Ann bapt. 1810
David bapt. 1812
Isaac bapt. 1816
Mary bapt. 1818
John bapt. 1819
William bapt. 1821
Sarah bapt. 1823

Occupation
At time of marriage: husbandman.
At son David's marriage 24 Aug 1845: farmer.

Other facts
Tithe Apportionment 30 July 1839: Landowner - Earl Fitzwilliam. Location: Billingley.
Plots rented: Ings (23), Bridge Close(109), Low Doncaster Gate (143), In King Stocks (157), In WestKirk (170), Homestead and Croft (204). Note: numbers in brackets relate to the Tithe Map.


Evidence
Census 06 June 1841
Address: Billingley, Yorkshire. Registration District: Ecclesfield. Note: Ecclesfield Registration District was only created in 1837 and ceased to exist in 1850.
HOUSEHOLD
Name                          Age    Born    Place
Stansfield, David      60      1781     Yorkshire
Occupation: farmer of 7 acres
Stansfield, Ann         55      1786    Yorkshire
Stansfield, David      28      1813    Yorkshire
Stansfield, Isaac       20      1821    Yorkshire
Stansfield, Sarah      16       1825   Yorkshire
Stansfield, John         1       1840    Attercliff
Stansfield, William   20       1821    Yorkshire
Note: John aged 1 was a grandson.

In this census this appears to be the only Stansfield family in Billingley at that time.

Note: 1841 Census returns were often vague or inaccurate in respect of age and place of birth, which is why the year of birth on the census return may differ from those given (left) in the list of children.

Sources
- David's Marriage Certificate
- 1839 Tithe Apportionment
- England, Select Marriages 1538–1973
- England, Select Births and Christenings 1538-1975
- England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index 1837-1915
- England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index 1837-1915
- Census returns 1841 - 1891
- West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1512-1812
- West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers 1840-1962
- West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials 1813-1985
- Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Records, 1637-1914

(Below) 13 Feb 1780 David son of Samuel Stanfield of Billingley baptised at Darfield.

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(Above) 1802 David Stansfield and Ann Cutt marriage register entry (Royston PRs).

(Below) 1802 David Stansfield and Ann Cutt marriage (Royston BTs).

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(Above) 9 Aug 1812 David son of David Stansfield baptised at Royston (Royston PRs).

(Below) 31 Mar 1816 Isaac son of David Stanfield labourer of Billingley baptised at Darfield.

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(Above) 18 Jul 1819 John son of David Stanfield labourer of Billingley baptised at Darfield.

(Below) 1839 David Stansfield (snr) of Billingley, Tithe Apportionment.

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(Above) 1839 David Stansfield (snr) plots of land, Billingley Tithe Apportionment.

(Below) 1857 Death Certificate of Ann Stansfield widow of David Stansfield, agricultural labourer, cause of death influenza. Son David was in attendance.

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Questionnable evidence

Possible conviction (or, perhaps more likely, it was his son David)
(Below) 9 Jan 1843 Sentenced at Sheffield Quarter Sessions to three months' imprisonment with hard labour in the House of Correction for stealing hay.

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