William Stephens and Martha (General)

by shepway @, Friday, June 29, 2018, 15:46 (88 days ago) @ shepway

The marriage entry for Arthur Barnes to Emily Stephens tells us that her father is William Stephens, Game Keeper of Norton and Emily's baptism on 6 March 1881 further informs us that her mother is Martha.

This is the family in 1881:
Norton
Address Given Name Surname Relationship to Head Marital Status Age Estimated Birth Year Gender Occupation Birth City Birth County Birth Country
Game Keeper Cottage William Stephens Head Married 34 1847 Male Game Keeper Swindon Gloucestershire England
Game Keeper Cottage Martha Stephens Wife Married 32 1849 Female Wife Childswickham Gloucestershire England
Game Keeper Cottage Frd. George Stephens Son 14 1867 Male Scholar Stanton Gloucestershire England
Game Keeper Cottage Ellen Maria Stephens Daughter 9 1872 Female Scholor Rudford Gloucestershire England
Game Keeper Cottage Chorles R. Stephens Son 7 1874 Male Scholor Rudford (Churcham) Gloucestershire England
Game Keeper Cottage Albert J. Stephens Son 5 1876 Male Scholor Churcham Gloucestershire England
Game Keeper Cottage Eliza J. Stephens Daughter 2 1879 Female Malvern Wells Worcestershire England
Game Keeper Cottage Emily Stephens Daughter Female Norton (Wells) Gloucestershire

1891
Norton
Name Relationship Gender Age Birth Year Birth Place Civil parish Ecclesiastical parish Residence Place Registration district Sub registration district ED, Institution or Vessel Piece Folio
William Stephens Head Male 44 1847 Swindon Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Martha Stephens Wife Female 42 1849 Childs Wickham Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Albert J Stephens Son Male 15 1876 Churcham Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Eliza Stephens Daughter Female 12 1879 Malvern Wells Worcestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Emily Stephens Daughter Female 10 1881 Norton Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Agnes Stephens Daughter Female 8 1883 Norton Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Alice Stephens Daughter Female 6 1885 Norton Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Laura E Stephens Daughter Female 4 1887 Norton Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England Kingsholm 4 2010 58
Arthur W Stephens Son Male 1 1890 Norton Gloucestershire England Norton Norton Norton Gloucestershire England

1901
Keepers Cottage, Norton
Household Number Name Relation to Head Age Estimated Birth Year Gender Birth Place
16 William Stephen Head 54 1847 Male Swindon, Gloucestershire, England
16 Martha Stephen Wife 52 1849 Female Childs Wickham
16 William Stephen Son 11 1890 Male Norton, Gloucestershire, England
16 Laura Stephen Daughter 13 1888 Female Norton
16 Francis Stephen Daughter 9 1892 Female Norton
16 Charles Blakeney Grandson 3 1898 Male Gloucestershire, England

1911
Name Relation to Head Birth Date Age Gender Marital Status Years Married Occupation Birth Place Address
William Stephens Head 1847 64 Male Married 44 Woodman Swindon, Gloucestershire Tythe House, Norton, Gloucestershire
Martha Stephens Wife 1849 62 Female Married 44 Child Wickham, Gloucestershire Tythe House, Norton, Gloucestershire

The 1911 Census tells us that William and Martha were married 44 years and GRO Birth Index tells us that Martha's maiden name is WOOD. This leads us to this marriage:

Marriages Jun 1866
STEPHENS William Winchcomb 6a 707
Wood Martha Winchcomb 6a 707

Details sourced from Ancestry:
Name: William Stephens
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 20
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Year: abt 1846
Marriage Date: 26 May 1866
Marriage Place: Didbrook cum Hailes, Gloucestershire, England
Parish as it Appears: Didbrook
Spouse: Martha Wood Aged 18
Residence: Rye field
Father of William Stephens: Deceased
Father of Martha Wood: James Wood, Labourer.
Witnesses: George Hughes and Eliza Hughes.

Both William and Martha are buried at Norton:
Year: 1924
Month: May
Day: 8
Surname: STEPHENS
Forenames: William
Residence: Tythe Barn Cottages Norton Norton
Age_at_death: 79
Officiating_Minister: H M Ward
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P232 IN 1/8
Page_No: 97
Parish_Chapel: Norton

Year: 1928
Month: Oct
Day: 6
Surname: STEPHENS
Forenames: Martha
Residence: 9 Cross Keys Lane Gloucester
Age_at_death: 80
Officiating_Minister: W A Longdon Vicar
Event: Burial
Cause_of_death:
Memoranda:
Notes:
Register_Reference: P232 IN 1/8
Page_No: 100
Parish_Chapel: Norton

Mike


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