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STAINBURN FAMILY HISTORY

The 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!

If there is anyone out there who knows anything about Emily they might also like to know the following: -

Emily 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

My 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?

Although there is no blood relationship and we never knew her, Emily is part of our family!

There 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
geraldine.casimir (at) btinternet.com
24 February 2006


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