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John Stephenson

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

Son of Robert Stephenson and Mabel Stephenson
Husband of Hannah Stephenson
Father of Ann Rose; Robert Stephenson; Jane Harrison; James Stephenson; George Stephenson and 1 other
Brother of George Stephenson; Eleanor Liddell; James STEPHENSON; Robert Stephenson, Sr.; Ann Nixon and 1 other

Occupation: No spouse; no descendants
Managed by: Private User
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About John 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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John Stephenson's Timeline

1789
November 4, 1789
Wylam Northumberland, England
1790
January 3, 1790
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
1821
1821
Age 31
1822
1822
Age 32
1825
1825
Age 35
1826
1826
Age 36
1830
1830
Age 40
1831
1831
Age 41
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
1831
Age 41