Elizabeth Stephenson was the third child of Thomas Stephenson & Elizabeth Gibson christened October 21st , 1849 at Stokesley, Yorkshire.
In 1851 Elizabeth was living with her parents & 2 brothers at Front St, Stokesley, where her father was a shoemaker.
In 1861 the family was living at North Side, Stokesley & Elizabeth was a scholar. Elizabeth's 5 brothers were also at home.
Elizabeth was still living at home at High St South, Stokesley in 1871. She was now a dressmaker. Brothers Henry & George were also at home.
Elizabeth was not found in the 1881 census but she married James Walton on August 12th, 1881 at Stokesley. Witnesses at the wedding were Thomas Stephenson & Thomas Whitelock. James, a widower, was born c1839 at Thornaby-on-Tees, Yorks, the son of Margaret Pearson & William Walton, an overlooker at the pottery. James’ first wife was Elizabeth Ann Gaudie who he married in 1864 & who had died in 1880. Elizabeth Ann Gaudie’s sister, Margaret Jean Gaudie, had married Elizabeth Stephenson’s brother, William George Stephenson, in 1868. Widowed James Walton (listed as Walters in the census) was visiting Elizabeth’s brother William George Stephenson & his family at Holgate Rd, York in 1881.
In 1891 James & Elizabeth were living at High St, Stokesley & James was described as a clerk. They had 4 children – Harry P (8), Norman C (6), Daisy E (4) & Dorothy E (1).
Daughter Dorothy died, aged 6, in August 1895 at Stokesley.
Elizabeth died in January 1896, aged 48, & was buried on January 29th, 1896 at New Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough.
In 1901 widowed James was boarding at Russell St, Middlesbrough & was now listed as a commercial clerk. With James was son Norman, a warehouseman (rubber). Daughter Daisy was living with Elizabeth's parents in Stokesley at the time of the census.
James died in 1904, aged 68, & was buried on September 22nd at Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough.
On June 26th, 1905 son Norman Charles enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps & was described as a chemist’s assistant. He successfully progressed until 1908 but in April 1909 he was accused of stealing a gold watch & other property to the value of £5.13s. He was discharged from the service in May 1909. His brother Harry’s address was given on discharge as 13 Kilweck St, West Hartlepool. He served with the RAMC again during WW1 attaining the rank of sergeant.
Son Harry was boarding in West Hartlepool in 1911 with the Broughton family. He was working as a clerk for the North Eastern Railway. Daughter daisy Ethel was working as a housemaid for Joseph Constantine, shipowner, & family at Harlsey Hall, East Harlsey, Northallerton in 1911. In 1913 Daisy married Harry Jackson, a gardener, in Worsborough Dale, Yorkshire.
The children of Elizabeth Stephenson & James Walton were:
s.184.108.40.206 Harry Pearson Walton born June 21st, 1882 at Stockton, Co Durham; died April-June 1947 in West Hartlepool, Co Durham
s.220.127.116.11 Norman Charles Walton born Jan-March 1885 at Stockton, Co Durham; died September 25th, 1941 in Staines, Middlesex
s.18.104.22.168 Daisy Ethel Walton born Oct-December 1886 at Stockton, Co Durham
s.22.214.171.124 Dorothy Elizabeth Walton christened September 4th, 1889 at Stokesley, Yorks; died at Stokesley & buried August 11th, 1895 at New Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough.