STEPHENSON OF LANERCOST

 

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STEPHENSON

 

1          JOHN STEPHENSON of Swaites, Lanercost, Cumberland.

 

Children of John Stephenson:

i               JOHN STEPHENSON of Swaites, bap 6 Sep 1685, Lanercost;[1] m 15 Jun 1710, Lanercost, MARY BARNFATHER.[2]

ii              THOMAS STEPHENSON, bap 24 Apr 1690, Lanercost.[3]

2              iii             DAVID STEPHENSON (bap 1691/92); m DOROTHY SNOWDON.

iv             ANN STEPHENSON, bap 9 Jan 1693/94, Lanercost.[4]

v              JOSEPH STEPHENSON of Swaites, bap 30 Jan 1694/95, Lanercost;[5] m 9 Jan 1734/35, Lanercost, FRANCES ROBSON.[6]

vi             ISABEL STEPHENSON, bap 7 Feb 1696/97, Lanercost;[7] m 18 Jun 1730, EDWARD ROBSON.[8]

vii            SARAH STEPHENSON, bap 4 May 1701, Lanercost;[9] m 29 Jan 1729/30, Lanercost, JAMES SCOT.[10]

viii           RACHEL STEPHENSON, bap 9 Dec 1705, Lanercost;[11] m 27 May 1731, Lanercost, SIMON ARMSTRONG.[12]

 

2          DAVID STEPHENSON of Swaites, Lanercost, yeoman, was baptised on 23 February 1691/92 at Lanercost.[13] He married ca 15 Dec 1716, DOROTHY SNOWDON.[14]

 

Children of David and Dorothy (Snowdon) Stephenson:

3              i               JOHN STEPHENSON (1717/18-1806); m ISABEL MAUGHAN.

ii              DAVID STEPHENSON, bap 2 Nov 1719, Lanercost.[15]

iii             JANE STEPHENSON, bap 1 Mar 1721/22, Lanercost.[16]

iv             MARY STEPHENSON, bap 13 Feb 1723/24, Lanercost.[17]

v              ELIZABETH STEPHENSON, bur 5 Nov 1728, Lanercost.[18]

vi             DOROTHY STEPHENSON, bap 27 May 1728, Lanercost.[19]

vii            CATHERINE STEPHENSON, bap 6 May 1730, Lanercost,[20] bur 31 Jan 1749/50, Lanercost.[21]

viii           MARGARET STEPHENSON, bap 13 Aug 1732, Lanercost.[22]

ix             ELIZABETH STEPHENSON, bap 1 Sep 1734, Lanercost.[23]

x              GEORGE STEPHENSON, bap 16 Feb 1736/37, Lanercost.[24]

 

3          JOHN STEPHENSON of Swaites, Lanercost, and of Brampton, yeoman, was baptised on 3 February 1717/18 at Lanercost[25] and buried on 14 September 1806 at Lanercost.[26] He married on 8 June 1748 at Lanercost, ISABEL MAUGHAN.[27] She was born ca 1717 and buried on 16 January 1793 at Lanercost.[28]

 

Children of John and Isabel (Maughan) Stephenson:

i               SUSAN STEPHENSON, bap 22 Aug 1748, Lanercost,[29] d 16 Jan 1819, bur 18 Jan 1819, Brampton;[30] m 18 Aug 1783, Brampton, JOHN GOODFELLOW[31] (see here).

ii              DAVID STEPHENSON, bap 2 Nov 1749, Lanercost.[32]

iii             JOHN STEPHENSON of Brampton, bap 5 Sep 1751, Lanercost,[33] bur 19 Apr 1818, Lanercost.[34]

iv             DOROTHY STEPHENSON,[35] b ca 1754, bur 24 Nov 1786, Lanercost;[36] m 15 May 1780, St Mary, Carlisle, PETER HENDERSON.[37]

v              JOSEPH STEPHENSON of Brampton, shopkeeper, bap 5 Jun 1757, Lanercost,[38] d 15 Jan 1819, Brampton;[39] m ELIZABETH.[40]

vi             HENRY STEPHENSON of Brampton, yeoman, bap 5 Jun 1757, Lanercost,[41] d 18 Apr 1816, Brampton;[42] m 27 May 1798, Brampton, ELIZABETH SHORTRIGG.[43]



[1] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:10.

[2] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:46.

[3] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:13.

[4] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:16.

[5] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:16.

[6] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:136.

[7] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:18.

[8] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:50.

[9] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:20.

[10] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:50.

[11] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:24.

[12] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:135.

[13] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:15.

[14] R. Morris Richardson, Edwin Dodds and Clement Singleton, Diocese of Carlisle Marriage Licence/Bonds, vol. 1 (1994), 57. Dorothy is said in the bond to be of Brampton and George Snowdon of Coathill in that parish was a bondsman.

[15] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:32.

[16] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:35.

[17] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:37.

[18] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:60.

[19] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:39.

[20] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:41.

[21] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:199.

[22] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:3.

[23] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:5.

[24] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:7.

[25] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 1:31.

[26] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:232.

[27] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:139, transcribes the bridegroom’s name as “John Smith”, but R. Morris Richardson, Edwin Dodds and Clement Singleton, Diocese of Carlisle Marriage Licence/Bonds, vol. 2 (1998), 110, gives him as John Stephenson of “Thwaites” in Lanercost and the intended bride as Isabel Maughan of Langlands in Lanercost, single woman, her parents being dead. There was also a John Stephenson, bachelor, who married Mary Carruthers at Lanercost in 1755. However, the residence of Swaites and naming of a son David support the identification of the John who married Isabel Maughan as the son of David Stephenson of Swaites. The John Stephenson who married Mary Carruthers may have been one of that name baptised at Nether Denton.

[28] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:225. She may be the Isabel, daughter of John and Susan (Lowes) Maughan of Whinnetley, who was baptised at Haydon Bridge on 21 Jul 1717.

[29] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:15.

[30] Brampton parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service); The Carlisle Journal, 23 Jan 1819: “At Brampton, on the 15th inst. Mr. Joseph Stephenson, aged 60; and, on the following day, on being made acquainted with the dissolution of her brother, Mrs. Susan Goodfellow suddenly expired, sister to the above-named Joseph Stephenson, aged 68”.

[31] Brampton parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[32] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:16.

[33] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:18.

[34] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:239.

[35] A 1764 petition of John Stephenson of Brampton stated that he “has a wife and Six Children the two youngest of them being twins”, that his wife and one child had been ill and the petitioner was so weak that he could not follow any employment and had applied to the parish officers of Lanercost for subsistence until the family members regained their former health (Cumbria Archive Service, Q/11/1/306/55). Baptisms for five children of John are recorded in the registers of Lanercost. Further evidence for the identity of the other child would be desirable but Dorothy Stephenson who married Peter Henderson at Carlisle in 1780 and who was buried at Lanercost in 1786 aged 32 seems the most obvious candidate. The will of Joseph Stephenson (1757-1819) names his niece Nancy Potts of Wigton. An Ann Stephenson married John Potts at Hayton in 1803, and Ann, illegitimate daughter of Dorothy Stephenson from Carlisle, was baptised at Lanercost in 1778.

[36] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:220.

[37] England Marriages, 1538–1973 (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVMJ-B68).

[38] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:22.

[39] The Carlisle Journal, 23 Jan 1819; Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1819/W185.

[40] Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1819/W185.

[41] T. W. Willis, ed., The Register of the Parish of Lanercost, 2 vols (Brampton and Beverley, 1908-12), 2:22.

[42] The Carlisle Patriot, 27 Apr 1816; Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1816/A(28); monumental inscription at Lanercost.

[43] England Marriages, 1538–1973 (www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVMN-SXW).