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James STEPHENSON

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wylam, Northumberland, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Stephenson and Mabel Stephenson
Husband of Jane STEPHENSON
Father of John STEPHENSON; Mabel STEPHENSON; Elizabeth STENSON; Ann STEPHENSON; Robert STEPHENSON and 1 other
Brother of George Stephenson; John Stephenson; Eleanor Liddell; Robert Stephenson, Sr.; Ann Nixon and 1 other

Occupation: **his children had no descendants**
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About James STEPHENSON

John worked in the mines and kept in close contact with George. When George was having troubles on the construction of the Stockton and Darlington Railway he hired John and his brother James as gang leaders.

After this was finished they both went to work in the Newcastle engine works, but then tragedy struck. John was ‘killed by a fall of the shear legs’ in January 1831, and a similar fate befell James. George was very upset by all this, and made himself responsible for the upbringing of the families. Eleanor had only one daughter, but Hannah was left with four children aged between nine and two years old, and another on the way. George Stephenson asked them to live with him. Mildred Rose (‘Nunny’) said “You see, when my great-grandfather died, Uncle George Stephenson took great-grandmother, who was his niece, to live with him. My father remembers some quaint stories his mother handed down to him”. It was only a few months after this that George bought a large mansion near Ashby-de-la-Zouch probably for his new extended family.

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James STEPHENSON's Timeline

1779
March 4, 1779
Wylam, Northumberland, England
1815
October 1, 1815
Age 36
1816
1816
Age 36
1818
1818
Age 38
1820
March 1, 1820
Age 40
Gateshead, Durham, England
1820
Age 40
1821
1821
Age 41
1847
1847
Age 67