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Amos Stansfield (1856 - 1932)

Parents: David Stansfield and Ann (Taylor)
Born: 20 Apr 1856 Darfield
Flourished: 1878-1916
Died: 15 Oct 1932 at Old Station Cottages, Darfield. Cause of death: cerebral softening and arterio sclerosis. No post mortem. Buried 18 Oct 1932 at All Saints, Darfield in Grave #265 (with second wife Rose).

Siblings
John born 17 July 1846
Sarah born 3 Nov 1848
Alice born 1 Mar 1851
Seth born 12 Oct 1853
Mary born 5 May 1860
Note: all the above dates are from Birth Certificates. These are not baptism dates.

Marriage #1 to Frances Harriet Miles         9 Mar 1878 at South Kirkby

Children from marriage #1 
William Arthur born 1878
Beatrice born 1880
Ernest born 1881
Philip born 1882 died 1889
Albert born 1884
Ethel born 1886
Horace born 1888
Frederick born 1892
Elsie born 1894

Marriage #2 to Rose Bird 28 Sept 1903 at Darfield

Children from marriage #2
none

Residence
7 Apr 1861 Cudworth
2 Apr 1871 Billingley
3 Apr 1881 Billingley
1887 - 1911 Station Cottages, Darfield
18 Oct 1932 "late of Old Station Cottages", Darfield when buried

Occupation
7 Apr 1861 Agricultural Labourer
2 Apr 1871 Agricultural Labourer
9 Mar 1878 Railway Platelayer
3 Apr 1881 Railway Platelayer
5 Apr 1891 Railway Platelayer
31 Mar 1901 Foreman Platelayer
24 May 1904 Platelayer
2 Apr 1911 Foreman Platelayer
1916 Ganger

Evidence

Other facts
Trade Union Membership: 1916 admitted to Cudworth Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen. Employer: Midland Railway.

Rose Bird was an immediate neighbour of Amos, also living at Station Cottages, Darfield at the same time.

Brother Seth was killed 19 Jan 1910 in a mining accident at Aldwarke Main colliery, Rawmarsh, owned by John Brown & Co. Ltd. According to official records "He was killed by a fall of roof in a working place. He was using a hammer instead of proper timber drawing appliances." Source:http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/database/result/78516.html

Sources
- Darfield Parish Records online
- Barnsley Library & Archives
- Birth, Marriage and Death Certficates
- England Census 1861 - 1911
- England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
- England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915
- England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
- England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
- England & Wales, National Probate Calendar
- England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
- England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
- England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
- England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
- West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers, 1840-1962
- West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935
- West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
- West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1922
- Britain, Trade Union Membership Registers


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(Above)  Amos (3rd from bottom) in the England & Wales Free BMD Birth Index.

(Below) 20 April 1856 Birth Certificate of Amos.

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(Above) Station Cottages, Darfield, no longer exist but this map (approx 1930) shows their former location.

(Below) 9 March 1878 Marriage Certificate of Amos and Frances Harriet.

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(Above) 9 April 1889 Amos and Frances had a son Philip who died aged 6 of meningitis.

(Below) 25 June 1892 Frederick's Birth Certificate.

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(Above) 8 May 1903 Frances Harriet's Death Certificate.

(Below) 28 Sept 1903 Amos and Rose's Marriage  Certificate.

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(Above) 1911 Census showing Amos and Rose.

(Below) Death Certificates of Rose and Amos, 7 Feb 1926 and 15 Oct 1932 respectively.

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TRANSCRIPTIONS OF CENSUS RETURNS
Note: ages and years of birth are often inaccurate on early Census Returns.

7 Apr 1861
Address: Lower Cudworth, Yorkshire (Civil Parish)
Ecclesiastical Parish: Monk Bretton in Royston
Registration District: Barnsley
HOUSEHOLD
Name                           Age    Born      Occupation               Where Born
Stansfield, David       49      1812      Agric. Labourer         Billingley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Ann          42      1819      Wife                              EastArdsley, Yorks
Stansfield, John        14      1847      Farm Servant            Billingley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Sarah       12      1849                                           Billingley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Alice          9       1852                                           Billingley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Seth          7        1854                                          Billingley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Amos        4        1857                                          Darfield, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Mary      11mth   1861                                          Cudworth, Yorkshire

2 Apr 1871
Address: Billingley, Yorkshire
Registration District: Barnsley
HOUSEHOLD
Name                          Age    Born      Occupation            Where Born
Stansfield, David      58      1813      Agric. Labourer      Billingley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Ann         52      1819                                         East Ardsley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Seth        16      1855                                         Billingley, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Amos      14      1857                                         Darfield, Yorkshire
Stansfield, Mary        11      1860                                         Cudworth, Yorkshire

3 Apr 1881
Address: Billingley, Yorkshire
Registration District: Barnsley
HOUSEHOLD
Name                                  Age   Born     Occupation                 Where Born
Stansfield, Amos              25     1856     Railway Platelayer     Darfield
Stansfield, Frances H.     22     1859                                            Brighton, Sussex
Stansfield, William A.         3     1878                                             Billingley, Yorks
Stansfield, Beatrice           1      1880                                            Billingley, Yorks

Note
3 Apr 1881 Census: now four Stansfield households in Billingley.
Schedule 15: farming 7 acres, Ruth and son Isaac
Schedule 4: David and Ann (nee Taylor) and granddaughter
Schedule 36: Ruth's son Thomas and Eliza, George, William
Schedule 27: Amos and Frances Harriet, William Arthur, Beatrice

5 Apr 1891
Address: Station Cottages, Dyke Side, Darfield, Yorkshire
Registration District: Barnsley
HOUSEHOLD
Name                                  Age       Born         Occupation                     Where Born
Stansfield, Amos              35         1856         Railway Platelayer         Darfield
Stansfield, Frances H.     32         1859         Wife                                   Brighton, Sussex
Stansfield, Beatrice          11         1880         Scholar                             Billingley, Yorks
Stansfield, Albert                6         1885         Scholar                             Billingley, Yorks
Stansfield, Ethel                  4         1887                                                    Darfield, Yorks
Stansfield, Horace              2         1889                                                    Darfield, Yorks

31 Mar 1901
Address: Station Cottages, Darfield, Yorkshire
Registration District: Barnsley
HOUSEHOLD
Name                                  Age    Born        Occupation                             Where Born
Stansfield, Amos              44     1857         Foreman Platelayer              Darfield, Yorks
Stansfield, Frances H.     42     1859         Wife                                          Brighton, Sussex
Stansfield, Albert              16     1885         Stone Quarry Apprentice    Billingley, Yorks
Stansfield, Horace            12     1889         Painter's Errand Boy            Darfield, Yorks
Stansfield, Fred                  9     1892                                                            Darfield, Yorks
Stansfield, Elsie                  6     1895                                                            Darfield, Yorks

2 Apr 1911
Address: Old Station Cottages, Darfield, Yorkshire
Registration District: Barnsley
HOUSEHOLD
Name                          Age   Born     Occupation                    Where Born
Stansfield, Amos      54     1857     Foreman Platelayer     Darfield, Yorks
Stansfield, Rose        57     1854     Wife of 8 yrs                  Masbro, Derbyshire


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