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Charles Stone/Stones of Silkstone, Cawthorne and Barnsley, Yorkshire
Posted by: Kelly Selcher (ID *****9972) Date: December 16, 2005 at 17:44:14
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I am looking for information on Walter Charles Stone/Stones, who was married to Anne Kidd (sister of my great-great grandfather). However, Walter Charles Stone/Stones was usually referred to as Charles Stone.
Charles seems to have married three times: to Margaret; Mary; and Anne Kidd.
I believe that Charles Stone was born about 1812 in Hatfield, Yorkshire, the son of John Stone and Elizabeth of Hatfield. I also have a supposed birthplace as Barnby Dun, for Charles Stone, but I have seen no vital records tying Charles to being born in Barnby Dun. I believe this is Charles' christening record:


Christening: 10 MAY 1812 Hatfield Near Doncaster, Yorkshire, England


Father: JOHN STONES Family

Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C106522 1720 - 1812 0919302 Film 6910837 Film

Sheet: 00

Charles Stone married (1) Margaret, who was born abt. 1812 in Stainbro/Stainsborough, Yorkshire. They had six known children (though there were likely more). All children could have surname of Stone/Stones.

1. Ann Stones, born abt. 1841 in Silkstone, Yorkshire
2. William Henry Stone, born abt. 1837 in Deepcar of Silkstone, Yorkshire
3. Mary Stones, born abt. 1841 in Silkstone, Yorkshire
4. Elizabeth Stones, born abt. 1848 in Silkstone, Yks
5. Ellen Stones, born abt. 1837 in Deepcar, Yorkshire
6. John Stones, born abt. 1843 in Silkstone, Yorkshire

Early on in his life, Charles Stone seems to have first lived in Deepcar, Yorkshire, moving to Silkstone probably after 1837. In Silkstone, Charles Stone owned some coal mines and bought the Red Lion inn in Silkstone. Silkstone is close by to Cawthorne, Yorkshire, which by 1861 Charles Stone was living there. This would be how he met his last wife, Anne Kidd, Anne having grown up in Cawthorne.
Later, Charles Stone moved to Barnsley where he lived at Jordan Villa, Wellfield Road, Barnsley, Yorkshire, where he continued as a colliery owner and real estate. Charles married his last wife, Anne Kidd,in 1882 in Yorkshire. The couple lived at Jordan Villa until Charles Stone died Dec. 19, 1889 at Jordan Villa. Supposedly Charles left an estate worth 100,000 pounds (British money) when he died, and that his wife, Anne, got 25,000 pounds when he died.

Here are censuses I believe are of Charles Stone and his family:

1851 Census--Sillkstone, Yorkshire, England

Address: 48 Silkstone

Name, Relationship, Marriage Status, Age, Occupation , Birthplace

Charles Stone, Head, Mar, 39, Innkeeper & Butcher, Hatfield, Yorkshire
Margaret Stone, Wife, Mar, 39, Stainbro, Yorkshire
Henry Stone, Son, 14, Scholar, Depcar, Yorkshire
Ellen Stone, Dau, 12, Silkstone, Yorkshire
Ann Stone, Dau, 10, Scholar, Silkstone, Yorkshire
Mary Stone, Dau, 10, Scholar, Silkstone, Yorkshire
Elizabeth Stone, Dau, (8 or 6?), Scholar, Silkstone, Yorkshire

1861 Census--Cawthorne, Yorkshire, England

Address: Village [Cawthorne]

Name, Relationship, Marriage Status, Age, Occupation , Birthplace

Charles Stones, Head, Mar, 48, Coal proprieter Farmer 39 acres, Woodhouse, Yorkshire
Margaret Stones, Wife, Mar, 48, Stainsbrough, Yorkshire
Ann Stones, Dau, Un[m], 20, Silkstone, Yorkshrie
Mary Stones, Dau, Un[m], 15, Scholar, Silkstone, Yorkshire
Thomas J. Robinson, Son-in-law, Wid, 25, Clerk, Waterside, Derbyshire

1871 Census--Barnsley, Yorkshire, England

Address: 80 Jackville St.

Name, Relationship, Marriage Status, Age, Occupation , Birthplace

Charles Stone, Head, Mar, 34 (looks like age could also be 54), Colliery Propertor, Hatfield, Yorkshire
Mary Stone, Mar, 31, Hatfield, Yorkshire

1881 census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Charles STONE Head M Male 65 Hatfield, York, England Coal Owner
Mary STONE Wife M Female 40 Hatfield, York, England
Margaret E. MOBY Grand Daur Female 9 Barnsley, York, England
Julietta GIBSON Serv Female 13 Barnsley, York, England Dom Ser (Gen)

Source Information:
Dwelling Jordan Hill
Census Place Barnsley, York, England
Family History Library Film 1342111
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 4601 / 107
Page Number 45

City directory possible mention of Charles Stone:

Pigot & Co.'s Directory of Yorks, Leics ... , 1841


Taverns & Public Houses

Red Lion, Charles Stones

Slater's Commercial Directory of Durham, Northumberland & Yorkshire, 1855



Stone, Charles, Silkstone

Inns and Public Houses

Red Lion, Charles Stone, Silkstone

If anyone descends or knows of anything about Charles and his family/children, I'd much appreciate any help. My connection to Charles Stone is that his wife, Anne Kidd, was the sister of my great-great grandfather, Edwin Kidd.

Thank You,
Kelly Selcher

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