STAINBURN FAMILY HISTORY
1881 census shows a little girl of 13 living in the Orphanage at Ledsham.
Her name was Emily Stainburn and she was born at Glasshoughton. If
anyone could tell me anything at all about Emily I would be so delighted
to hear. A photograph taken of the children around that time would also
be absolutely brilliant as it would give future generations an idea of
the type of clothes they wore etc.. I imagine they would have been
stuffed into a uniform!
there is anyone out there who knows anything about Emily they might also
like to know the following: -
married at 26 years of age, in August 1895. She liked to be called 'Milly'.
She bore two sons; one died at the age of 12 years of rheuymatic fever
in September 1908. Six months later Emily herself died. Her remaining
son was so desperately unhappy with the stepmother his father selected
that he ran away at the age of 16 years and joined the Navy. In 1916 he
perished when his ship was torpedoed
father was 82 when I was born; Emily was the mother of the half-brothers
we never knew. My father said she was the love of his life - rather
nice, don't you think?
there is no blood relationship and we never knew her, Emily is part of
have been a lot of Stainburn's in the Glasshoughton area over the years
and I am hopeful that there might be somebody who had some connection to
this Stainburn and will be able to fill me in on Emily's early years.
geraldine.casimir (at) btinternet.com
24 February 2006