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Hannah Stephenson [s.7.4.1]

Hannah Stephenson was the first child of John Stephenson & Frances Estill born July-September 1847 at Mickleby, Nr Whitby, N. Yorks.

In 1851 Hannah & her parents were living at Mickleby where her father was a boot & shoe maker.

By 1861 her father had died & her mother had remarried.  Hannah was still living with her younger sister Ann & mother, now Frances Trueman, but her step-father, William, who was a mariner was not at home.  The family, which included some of William Trueman’s children were living at Tate Hill, Whitby.  One of her step-brothers, William, was a shoemaker like Hannah’s father.

By 1871 Hannah was working as a cook for Rachel & George Russell, a miller, brewer & corn merchant, & their family at the Mount, Old Malton, Yorks.

Hannah married Anthony Forster Fish in Oct-December 1875, the marriage being registered at Scarborough.  Anthony was born in April-June 1850 at Barton-le-Willows, Yorks, the son of Hannah Forster & William Fish, a journeyman, saddler.

In 1881 Hannah & Anthony, a millwright, & their children, Herbert (2) & Hilda (1) were living at Commercial St, Norton in Malton.

Hannah & Anthony were still living at Commercial St in 1891 & Anthony was now described as a wheelwright & machine maker.  They had 2 children at home – Herbert & Percy (8), as sadly little Hilda had died aged just 2 years.

Hannah died on February 24th, 1894, aged 46, at Commercial St, Norton.  Hannah’s mother-in-law, Hannah Fish, also died in the same quarter at Malton.

The children of Hannah Stephenson & Anthony Forster Fish were:

s.  Herbert Fish born July-September 1878 at Malton, Yorks; died Jan-March 1948 at Buckrose, E. Yorks
s.  Hilda Fish born Jan-March 1880 at Malton; died April-June 1882 at Malton
s.  Percy Estill Fish born July-September 1883 at Malton; died Oct-December 1962 at Buckrose, E. Yorks

In 1901 widowed Anthony, still a millwright, was living with his brother James Fish (54), who was recorded as being blind.  James’ wife Lavinia was a grocer & they were living at Commercial St, Norton.  Anthony’s sons Herbert, also a millwright, & Percy, a tailor’s apprentice, were also living there.

By 1911 Anthony was living at 96 Castlegate, Malton with his sons.  Herbert was a millwright like his father & Percy was a tailor.

Anthony’s brother James died in 1915 at Malton.  In April-June 1918 Anthony married James’ widow Lavinia Fish at York.

Anthony died Jan-March 1929, aged 78, at Malton, Yorks.



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