Mary Ann Stainsby was the second child of Thomas Stainsby & Mary Ann Henderson (nee Corner) born May 20th, 1872 at Bishop Auckland.
By 1881 Mary was living with her mother who was married to John Carter & also living with them were her brothers Thomas & Stephen & sister Annie Stainsby at Lumley St, Middlesbrough. Also there was half-brother John Henderson & half-sister Hannah Carter. Marriage records indicate that mother Mary Ann did not marry John Carter until 1883.
In 1891 Mary was still living at home with her mother & step-father John & Mary was a laundry maid. Her sister & brothers were also still at home, as was John Henderson. Another 4 Carter children had arrived – Joseph (9), Robert (6), Alice M (5) & Violet (3). They were all living at 22 Albert Mews, Middlesbrough.
Mary married John George Judson at Hartlepool in Oct-December 1902. John was christened May 14th, 1873 at York, the son of Mary Hannah & Thomas Judson.
At the time of the birth of daughter Mary in 1909, Mary & John were living at Rawdon Old Hall Cottage, Rawdon.
In 1911 Mary & John were living at 6 London Lane, Little London, Rawdon, near Leeds. They had had 2 children by this time, but sadly one had died. Their 1 year old daughter was named Mary. John worked as a domestic gardener.
Daughter Mary married Harold Firth, a civil engineer from Devon, on May 22nd, 1934 at St Peter’s, Rawdon. Her father John’s occupation at this time was given as ‘verger’.
The 1939 register shows Mary & John living at Hovingham Intake Lane, Rawdon & John was now a retired verger.
John died on December 12th, 1950 at Hovingham Intake Lane, Rawdon. Probate was granted to widow Mary & daughter Mary Firth (wife of Harold Firth) & his effects were £1,927.
Mary Ann of Hovingham Intake Lane, Rawdon, died on January 4th, 1956 at St James Hospital, Burmantofts, Leeds. Administration of her estate was granted to daughter Mary Firth & her effects were £828.10s.
The children of Mary Ann Stainsby & John George Judson were:
sb.220.127.116.11 Violet Stainsby Judson born Oct-December 1903 at Hartlepool; died Oct-December 1903 at Hartlepool
sb.18.104.22.168 Mary Judson christened May 30th, 1909 at St Peter’s, Rawdon, W. Yorks