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Christopher Stephenson

Male 1794 - 1870  (76 years)


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  • Name Christopher Stephenson 
    Born 04 Feb 1794  Heysham, Lancashire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 02 Mar 1794  St Peter, Heysham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1870  Glasson, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Dec 1870  St. John The Evangelist Cemetery, Ellel, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1488  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father William C. Stephenson,   b. 22 Jan 1769, Heysham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1836, Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Hannah Hodgson,   b. 25 Feb 1771, Heysham, Lancashire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1813, Heysham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1791  St Peter, Heysham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Witnesses: Jonathan Stephenson and Robert Etherington.
    Family ID F623  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Walker,   b. Abt Jun 1797, Nether Kellet, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1842, Ellel, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 26 May 1817  St. Oswald, Warton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Marriage records
      The Parish of Warton in Lancashire
      http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Warton-near-Lancaster/index.html
      Marriage: 26 May 1817 St Oswald, Warton Nr Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      Christopher Stephenson - husbandman of the parish of Halton
      Margaret Walker - (X), spinster of this parish
      Witness: William Stephenson; George Downs; John Marshall
      Married by Banns by: Thomas WASHINGTON, Vicar
      Register: Marriages 1813 - 1837, P 19, No 55
      Source: Film 1849662, IGI - M005542
    Children 
     1. John Dobson Stephenson,   b. 22 Sep 1836, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1909, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Edward Stephenson,   b. 19 Jun 1829, Carnforth, Lancashire, Warton Parish, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1859, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +3. Hannah Stephenson,   b. Mar 1818, Halton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Thomas Stephenson,   b. Abt 1820, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     5. Christopher Stephenson,   b. 12 Feb 1821, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Margaret Stephenson,   b. 12 Feb 1823, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Stephenson,   b. 05 Nov 1824, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. James Stephenson,   b. 1826, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Dorothy Stephenson,   b. Abt Jun 1831, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jane Stephenson,   b. 1834, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +11. Isaac Stephenson,   b. 06 Aug 1838, Carnforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F611  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    St. Oswald Church, Warton Parish, Lancashire, England
    St. Oswald Church, Warton Parish, Lancashire, England
    Christopher Stephenson and Margaret Walker were married in this church
    Thomas Walker and Dorothy Dobson were married in this church
    St. John The Evangelist Church, Ellel, Lancashire, England
    St. John The Evangelist Church, Ellel, Lancashire, England
    Church that Christopher and Margaret attended and are buried in the church's cemetery
    St. Peter Church in Heysham, Lancashire, England
    St. Peter Church in Heysham, Lancashire, England

    Documents
    Christopher Stephenson baptism 2 Mar 1794, St. Peter, Heysham, Lancashire, England - Parish Registers
    Christopher Stephenson baptism 2 Mar 1794, St. Peter, Heysham, Lancashire, England - Parish Registers
    2 Mar 1794 Christopher son of William Stephenson mariner & Hannah his wife
    Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Parish Records, Heysham, St. Peter, 1790-1799, p 71, image 6 of 33.
    Christopher Stephenson baptism 2 Mar 1794, St. Peter, Heysham, Lancashire, England - Bishop's Transcripts
    Christopher Stephenson baptism 2 Mar 1794, St. Peter, Heysham, Lancashire, England - Bishop's Transcripts
    Christopher son of William & Hannah Stephenson baptized Mar 2nd 1794
    Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Bishops Transcripts, Heysham, 1790-1799, image 6 of 11.
    Christopher Stephenson and Margaret Walker marriage by Banns 26 May 1817, St. Oswald, Warton, Lancashire, England - Parish Registers
    Christopher Stephenson and Margaret Walker marriage by Banns 26 May 1817, St. Oswald, Warton, Lancashire, England - Parish Registers
    Christopher Stephenson of Halton Parish and Margaret Walker of Warton Parish
    Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Parish Registers, Marriage, Warton, St Oswald, 1754-1876, p 19, image 85 of 361.
    Christopher Stephenson and Margaret Walker marriage by Banns, 26 May 1817, St. Oswald, Warton, Lancashire, England - Bishop's Transcripts
    Christopher Stephenson and Margaret Walker marriage by Banns, 26 May 1817, St. Oswald, Warton, Lancashire, England - Bishop's Transcripts
    Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Bishops Transcripts, Marriage, Warton, 1810-1819, image 9 of 14.
    Christopher Stephenson burial 14 Dec 1870, St. John The Evangelist Cemetery, Ellel, Lancashire, England - Parish Registers
    Christopher Stephenson burial 14 Dec 1870, St. John The Evangelist Cemetery, Ellel, Lancashire, England - Parish Registers
    Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Parish Records, Ellel, 1870-1879, p 33, image 1 of 19.
    Christopher Stephenson burial 14 Dec 1870, St. John The Evangelist Cemetery, Ellel, Lancashire, England - Bishop's Transcripts
    Christopher Stephenson burial 14 Dec 1870, St. John The Evangelist Cemetery, Ellel, Lancashire, England - Bishop's Transcripts
    Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1986 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Bishops Register, Ellel, 1870-1879, image 3 of 14.

    Headstones
    Christopher Stephenson 10 Dec 1870 & Margaret 25 Aug 1842 headstone
    Christopher Stephenson 10 Dec 1870 & Margaret 25 Aug 1842 headstone
    In Remembrance
    of Christopher Stephenson
    For 45 years a faithful servant
    to the Lancaster Canal Company.
    Died at Glasson Dock on the 12th December 1870
    Aged 76 years.
    Margaret his wife,
    Who died at Galgate,
    on the 25th August 1842
    Aged 43 Years

    Histories
    Journey to Heysham, Lancashire, England
    Journey to Heysham, Lancashire, England
    Ancestral home for the Stephensons

  • Notes 
    • Baptism records
      Baptisms at St Peter in the Parish of Heysham
      Baptisms recorded in the Register for the years 1792 - 1812
      http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Heysham/index.html
      There are two registers for baptisms covering this period. One covers the period 1743-1812, but only has baptisms to March 1805, and the second is a pre-printed register covering the period 1792-1812. In addition to the above, there is a clerk's roughbook.
      In this transcription, the first is referred to as Vol. 2, and the second referred to as Vol. 3 and is the primary source. Occupations have mostly come from Vol. 2 or the clerk's roughbook, dates of birth from Vol. 3.
      Baptism: 2 Mar 1794 St Peter, Heysham, Lancashire, England
      Christopher Stephenson - Son of Wm. Stephenson & Hannah
      Born: 4 Feb 1794
      Abode: this parish
      Occupation: Mariner
      Baptised by: Thos. Clarkson
      Register: Baptisms 1792 - 1812, Page 2, Entry 5
      Source: LDS Film 1471019

    • Marriage records
      Marriages at the church of St Oswald in the Parish of Warton
      Marriages from the Register for years 1813 - 1837
      http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Warton-near-Lancaster/indexpr.html
      Marriage: 26 May 1817 St Oswald, Warton Nr Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      Christopher Stephenson - husbandman of the parish of Halton
      Margaret Walker - (X), spinster of this parish
      Witness: William Stephenson; George Downs; John Marshall
      Married by Banns by: Thomas WASHINGTON, Vicar
      Register: Marriages 1813 - 1837, P 19, No 55
      Source: Film 1849662, IGI - M005542

      Marriage: 25 Jun 1838 St Oswald, Warton Nr Lancaster, Lancashire, England
      Adam Gillibrand - full age farmer bachelor of Carnforth
      Hannah Stephenson - (X), minor servant spinster of Carnforth
      Groom's Father: John Gillibrand, farmer
      Bride's Father: Christopher Stephenson, husbandman
      Witness: Thomas Walker; Thomas Stephenson
      Married by Banns by: Wm HUTTON
      Register: Marriages 1837 - 1876, P 5, No 9
      Source: Film 1849662, IGI - M005542

    • Census records
      British Census
      1841 Lancashire
      Christopher STEPHENSON, living in Galgate, aged 45, Ag Laborer, with wife Margaret (45), Christopher (20), William (15), Edward (12), Dorothy (10), Jane (7), John (5), Isaac (3), Adam Gillibrand (24), Hannah, daughter of Christopher and Margaret, (24), and Margaret (1).

      1851 Lancashire
      Christopher STEPHENSON, widower, age 57, born in Heysham, is living in the Township of Ellel, Village of Galgate, in Canal Cottage. His occupation is Canal Bank Ranger. Also listed are daughter Dorothy unmarried age 19 b. Carnforth, son John age 14 b. Carnforth, son Isaac age 12 born Carnforth, and grandson C.S. Britton age 3 b. Ellel.

      1861 Lancashire
      Christopher STEPHENSON is living in the Township of Thurnham at 1 Lock Cottage. His occupation is Lock Keeper. Also listed are son-in-law Robert FISHER age 32, daughter Dorothy FISHER age 29, granddaughter Anne FISHER age 6, granddaughter Alice FISHER age 3, granddaughter Margaret FISHER age 3 and grandson Robert FISHER age 8 months. All grandchildren born in Thurnham.

    • Burial records
      http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Ellel/stjohn/index.html
      Burial: 14 Dec 1870 St John the Evangelist, Ellel, Lancs.
      Christopher Stephenson -
      Age: 76
      Abode: Glasson Dock
      Buried by: F. A Cave, Vicar
      Register: Burials 1860 - 1933, Page 33, Entry 263
      Source: Original Register

    • Cemetery records
      Son of William (mariner) and Hannah Stephenson. Baptised on 2 Mar 1794 at St Peter's Church, Heysham, Lancashire. Died at Glasson Dock aged 76 years. Buried on 14 Dec 1870 at St John the Evangelist, Ellel, Lancashire.
      Tombstone inscription:
      "In affectionate Remembrance of Christopher Stephenson
      For 45 years a faithful servant
      to the Lancaster Canal Company.
      Died at Glasson Dock on the 12th December 1870
      Aged 76 years.
      Margaret his wife,
      Who died at Galgate,
      on the 25th August 1842
      Aged 43 Years"


  • Sources 
    1. [S153] 1861 Census of England, Lancashire; Online Archives, RG9/3154, Ellel-Lancashire, ED 4, Civil Parish: Thurnham, Ecclesiastical Parish: Christ Church, Folio 26, p. 4, Schedule 19, Christopher Stephenson Household.
      Address: 1 Lock Cottage Glasson

    2. [S40] FamilySearch(tm) International Genealogical Index, LDS, FHL Film: 0844833 IT 2 Batch: P005121.
      Date: 1794

    3. [S40] FamilySearch(tm) International Genealogical Index, LDS, FHL Film: 0844803 IT 3 Batch: M005121.
      Date: 1791

    4. [S40] FamilySearch(tm) International Genealogical Index, LDS, FHL Film: 1068754 Batch: M005542.
      Date: 1817