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The main Stephenson family in our tree farmed at Crosbythwaite for more than 200 years. Before living at Crosbythwaite, they were at Yoad Park, Muncaster, where Nicholas Stephenson died in 1665.
Nicholas Stephenson junior who died at Crosbythwaite in 1702, had a son William, who married Jennet Gibson at Ulpha in 1690. William and Jennet had a large family.
Nicholas, William and Jennet’s son, born in 1695, married Agnes Jackson at Grasmere in 1722.
Thomas, the eldest son of Nicholas and Agnes, inherited Crosbythwaite. He married Sarah Tyson and had three sons.
William, son of Thomas and Sarah Stephenson, married Margaret Atkinson at Thwaites in 1722.
William and Margaret had seven children, four of these were mentioned in William’s will.
Nicholas, William and Margaret’s eldest son, born in 1774, married Peggy Rogers at Eskdale in 1804.
Nicholas and Peggy had seven children, all born at Crosbythwaite.
Thomas, Nicholas and Peggy’s eldest son, married Mary Casson at Ulpha in 1836. Thomas and Mary farmed at Holme Cottage, Ulpha, until Thomas inherited Crosbythwaite when his father Nicholas died in 1863. Thomas and Mary’s son Casson Stephenson inherited Crosbythwaite in 1888 when Thomas died.
William, Nicholas and Peggy’s second son, married Hannah Hill at Ulpha in 1833. William and Hannah had a large family, and farmed at Hazel Head, Ulpha, Greendale in Netherwasdale and Yottenfews, near Beckermet. William and Hannah’s daughter Hannah Stephenson, born in 1835, married William Tyson at Netherwasdale in 1863.
Joseph, Nicholas and Peggy’s third son, married Mary Hartley at Eskdale in 1845, they had six children and farmed at Biggertmire, Ulpha.
Sarah, Nicholas and Peggy’s daughter, married John Dawson at Ulpha in 1837. John and Sarah had a large family and farmed at Hall Dunnerdale, Seathwaite.
Nicholas and Daniel Stephenson, Nicholas and Peggy’s other sons did not marry. They both lived and worked at Crosbythwaite.

Descendants of Nicholas Stephenson

1 Nicholas Stephenson 1628 - 1702
.... +Elizabeth Vicars 1631
. 2 John Stephenson - 1663
. 2 Robert Stephenson
. 2 William Stephenson - 1732
....... +Jennet Gibson
..... 3 William Stephenson 1692 - 1714
..... 3 Isabel Stephenson 1694 - 1744
..... 3 Nicholas Stephenson 1695 - 1770
........... +Agnes Jackson 1695
........ 4 Thomas Stephenson - 1781
.............. +Sarah Tyson - 1774
............ 5 William Stephenson 1749 - 1815
.................. +Margaret Atkinson 1744 - 1784
................ 6 Sarah Stephenson 1773 - 1801
...................... +Matthew Jenkinson
................ 6 Nicholas Stephenson 1774 - 1863
...................... +Peggy Rogers 1779 - 1864
................... 7 Thomas Stephenson 1806 - 1888
......................... +Mary Casson 1805 - 1877
....................... 8 Ann Stephenson 1837 - 1920
............................. +John Tyson Lowrey 1831 - 1900
....................... 8 Margaret Stephenson 1838 - 1907
............................. +John Hird 1838 - 1916
....................... 8 Casson Stephenson 1842 - 1919
............................. +Sarah Porter 1852 - 1921
....................... 8 Thomas Stephenson 1845 - 1890
....................... 8 Elizabeth Mary Stephenson 1847 - 1929
............................. +John Poole 1837 - 1908
................... 7 William Stephenson 1808 - 1885
......................... +Hannah Hill 1810 - 1893
....................... 8 Margaret Stephenson 1834 - 1866
....................... 8 Hannah Stephenson 1835 - 1899
............................. +William Tyson 1832 - 1912
.......................... 9 Hannah Tyson September - 1967
................................ +William Leece 1876 - 1966
.............................. 10 William Tyson Leece 1903 - 1931
.............................. 10 Mary Leece 1904 - 2002
.................................... +John Andrew Armstrong 1898 - 1984
.................................. 11 Margaret Armstrong 1931 - 2015
........................................ +Henry Elliot
..................................... 12 Deidre Gleda Elliot
........................................... +Kevin Armstrong
..................................... 12 Catherine Elliot
........................................... +Craig Bourget
......................................... 13 Ava Jane Bourget
......................................... 13 Ruby Mary Bourget
.................................. 11 John Alastair Armstrong 1932 - 1974
........................................ +Elizabeth Anne Threlfell 1935 - 2014
..................................... 12 Jane Elizabeth Armstrong
........................................... +William John Holmes
......................................... 13 Alan William Holmes
............................................... +Vicki Hodgson
............................................ 14 Matthew Alan Holmes
......................................... 13 Sarah Jane Armstrong Holmes
......................................... 13 John Andrew Holmes
............................................... +Leanne Marie Davis
............................................ 14 John William Holmes
..................................... 12 Anne Gillian Armstrong
........................................... +Philip Robinson
......................................... 13 Jessica Alice Robinson
......................................... 13 Eden Jane Robinson
..................................... 12 Richard Andrew Armstrong
........................................... +Emma Raine
......................................... 13 Robert James Armstrong
............................................... +Charlotte Marinos
......................................... 13 David William Armstrong
..................................... *2nd Wife of Richard Andrew Armstrong:
........................................... +Alison Barber
..................................... 12 Sarah Margaret Armstrong
........................................... +Robert Calder Fenwick
......................................... 13 Alastair William Fenwick
......................................... 13 Stuart Calder Fenwick
.................................. 11 Richard Hubert Armstrong
.................................. 11 Helen Mary Armstrong
........................................ +Edward Woodall
..................................... 12 Jennifer Woodall
........................................... +Stephen William Knowles
......................................... 13 Sarah Knowles
......................................... 13 Andrew Knowles
..................................... 12 Alison Woodall
........................................... +David Buchanan
......................................... 13 Mark Buchanan
......................................... 13 Catherine Buchanan
..................................... 12 Edward John Woodall
........................................... +Julie E Lowery
..................................... *2nd Wife of Edward John Woodall:
........................................... +Amie Bucknall
......................................... 13 William Edward Woodall
......................................... 13 Millie Woodall
.................................. 11 Anne Barbara Armstrong
.............................. 10 John Stephenson Leece 1906 - 1933
.......................... 9 John Stephenson Tyson 1867 - 1870
.......................... 9 Margaret Tyson 1869 - 1953
................................ +Richard Clark 1871 - 1934
.............................. 10 Joseph Clark 1898 - 1982
.................................... +Jane A Skelton 1897 - 1968
.............................. 10 Annas Stephenson Clark 1900 - 1972
.............................. 10 Eleanor Clark 1904 - 1979
.................................... +William H Skelton
....................... 8 John Stephenson 1837 - 1912
............................. +Ann Hartley Gunson 1848 - 1917
.......................... 9 Jane Stephenson 1876
.......................... 9 Hannah Stephenson 1878
.......................... 9 Annie Stephenson 1885
....................... 8 Sarah Stephenson 1840 - 1891
............................. +Thomas Singleton 1836 - 1892
....................... 8 Thomas Stephenson 1842 - 1913
............................. +Mary Hodgson 1841 - 1905
....................... 8 Bella Stephenson 1844 - 1907
............................. +Jeremiah Gunson 1845 - 1912
....................... 8 Nicholas Stephenson 1846 - 1910
............................. +Anne Gainford 1848 - 1921
.......................... 9 Eleanor Stephenson 1877 - 1960
.......................... 9 Margaret Anne Stephenson 1880
................................ +Frank Spedding 1876
.......................... 9 Hannah Stephenson 1884
................................ +Henry Troughton
.......................... 9 William Stephenson 1886
....................... 8 Betsy Stephenson 1848 - 1848
....................... 8 Dinah Stephenson 1853 - 1907
............................. +Thomas Armstrong 1848
.......................... 9 William Stephenson Armstrong 1878 - 1879
....................... 8 William Stephenson 1856 - 1926
............................. +Ruth Hannah Poole 1859 - 1913
.......................... 9 Margaret Stephenson 1886
.......................... 9 Ella Stephenson 1888
.......................... 9 Ruth Hannah Stephenson 1889 - 1965
.......................... 9 William Stephenson 1891 - 1959
.......................... 9 Amy Stephenson 1893
................... 7 Joseph Stephenson 1810 - 1901
......................... +Mary Hartley 1815 - 1895
....................... 8 Margaret Stephenson 1846 - 1857
....................... 8 Ann Stephenson 1848
....................... 8 Joseph Hartley Stephenson 1851 - 1887
....................... 8 Nicholas Stephenson 1854 - 1911
....................... 8 John Henry Stephenson 1856
....................... 8 Thomas Stephenson 1859 - 1897
................... 7 Sarah Stephenson 1812 - 1884
......................... +John Dawson 1801 - 1893
................... 7 John Stephenson 1815 - 1831
................... 7 Nicholas Stephenson 1817 - 1889
................... 7 Daniel Stephenson 1821 - 1865
................ 6 Anthony Stephenson 1776 - 1776
................ 6 Anne Stephenson 1777
...................... +James Dawson
................ 6 Daniel Stephenson 1779
................ 6 Margaret Stephenson 1781 - 1855
...................... +Thomas Dawson 1771 - 1851
................ 6 Mary Stephenson 1783 - 1783
............ 5 Thomas Stephenson 1759
.................. +Sarah Tyson 1765
............ 5 John Stephenson 1761
.................. +Hannah Stephenson
........ 4 William Stephenson 1724
........ 4 Henry Stephenson 1726
........ 4 Jane Stephenson 1729
.............. +Jacob Tyson
........ 4 Mary Stephenson 1732
.............. +Simon Lindell
..... 3 Elizabeth Stephenson 1698
..... 3 Isaac Stephenson 1701
..... 3 Mary Stephenson 1703
........... +John Jackson
..... 3 Jane Stephenson 1704
........... +Edward Tyson
..... 3 Philip Stephenson 1705 - 1711
..... 3 Jacob Stephenson 1707
........... +Elizabeth Dennison - 1786
..... 3 Daniel Stephenson 1711 - 1778
..... 3 Moses Stephenson 1714 - 1793
........... +Elizabeth Dixon
. 2 Jane Stephenson 1664 - 1664
. 2 Elizabeth Stephenson 1667
. 2 Isabel Stephenson 1669
. 2 Ann Stephenson 1671
. 2 Ann Stephenson 1675


© J Holmes January 2016