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A Timeline of the Stonehewer/Stanier families

This is an eclectic, and far from complete, schedule of events in the Stanier/Stonehewer families. Its main purpose is to show the spread of the surname from its origins in Cheshire, so it features the earliest references to the name in every English and Welsh County, and those Scottish Counties for which references have been found, and in various Countries. But entries have rarely been removed if an earlier one was found, and some Counties have all early and/or particularly significant entries recorded.

pre-1400 ※| 1400 | 1450 | 1500 | 1550 | 1600 | 1650 | 1700 | 1750 | 1800 | 1850 | 1900

KEY § First known reference to the name in a Country
¶ First known reference to the name in a County of Britain (see map)
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1085 William Stanhewaa listed in the Domesday Book
13th Century “... essarto Walteri Stanhewere” (the assart of Walter Stanhewere) listed in the Coucher Book of the Cistercian Abbey of Kirkstall YRK ※
William Staniere held land in Canterbury KEN ※
1259 Adam Staniere witnessed the grant of a messuage in Rye (The Manuscripts of the Corporation of Rye) SSX ※
1269 Thomas Stonhewar mentioned in the Hundred Rolls OXF ※
1339 John Stonehewer listed as Acolyte at Tewkesbury Abbey Church, 22 May (Register of Bishop Wolstan de Bransford of Worcester [Copy at Soc. Gen.]) GLS ※
1372 Thomas Stonehewer rented Milstonbugh quarry in Astbury CHS ※
1387 John Le Stonhewer was a juror of the Court of Biddulph (11 Ric. 2) STS ※
※ References to the surname before 1400 should be viewed with caution This is early in the development of surnames, and at that date “John Le Stonhewer” may simply have meant “John the Stonecutter”, with no implication that other bearers of the title are related. The wide geographical spread of the surname suggests that the holders were not related.
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1411 John Le Stonhewer was a juror of the Court of Biddulph (12 Hen. 4) STS ¶
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1423 Roger Stonehewer rented the same quarry in Astbury as Thomas Stonehewer did in 1372 CHS ¶
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1539 Roger Stonyer listed in the Muster Roll of Almyngton, Halez and Blore STS
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1544 John Stonhewer involved in Chancery pleadings to the Court of Chancery: Six Clerks Office re land in Biddulph STS
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1551 Mary Stanier, daughter of John and Rachel Stanier, baptised at Uppington 24 April SAL ¶
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1560 Mr Stoneher listed as Captain of the “Jarfalcon”, ‘dispersed’ off Flamborough Head (Journal of Admiral Winter, State Papers Foreign, Elizabeth I, 20 January) At Sea off YKS
1561 Roger Stonhewer, son of Richard and Anne Stonhewer, baptised at Biddulph 3 February STS
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1575 Michold Stonier married Edm[und?] Bond, Brixham (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) DEV ¶
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1578 Roger Stonyoure appraised the estate inventory of James Henshawe of Thursfield husbandman, proved 25 September (Lichfield Conisitory Will, at Lichfield Record Office) STS
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1584 John Stonyer and Richard Stonyer “made trespass upon the waste land of the lord within [Biddulph], called Mole and Congleton Edge, with their cattle and sheep ...” 25 September (Biddulph Court Baron) STS
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1589 Thomas, Anne & Amee Stanier the children of my daughter Stanier” left bequests in the will of Amee Pease wedowe of the pishe of moche Badowe, made 22 May, proved 16 May 1591 (Essex Archdeaconry Will, at Essex Record Office) ESS ¶
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1595 Huge Stonier and Avia Michonore married, Ugborough (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) DEV
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1604 Thomas Stonier, son of Richard Stonier, husbandman, baptised at Bassingthorpe 13 June. His brother George (christened 24 March 1608) was apprenticed to Joseph Bradeshawe of the London Brewers' Company, 21 Oct 1624 LIN ¶
1605 Elizabeth Stanyer, daughter of Simon Stanyer, baptised at Mere 22 March WIL ¶
Elizabeth Stonier and Adriannus Tooker married, Ugborough (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) DEV
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1608 Susanna Stonehewer and Thomas Rawlinson married at Grizedale 17 May LAN ¶
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1611 Alce Stonier [Alice?] married William Moise, Drewsteignton (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) DEV
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1615 William Stonehewer mentioned in the Feet of Fines for Biddulph STS
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1617 John Stonier buried St Mary Aldermanbury (London Burials Index 1538-1872)  
1618 Anne Stonier born at Wen-Jobb (Probably a misreading of Evenjobb) RAD ¶ Wales §
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1624 Thomas Stonier buried St Benet Fink (London Burials Index 1538-1872) London
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1638 James Stanneir and Thomasine Meade married at Woolnoth 21 February MDX ¶
Oliver David alias Stonier and Mary Burch married, Arlington (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) DEV
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1640 Michael Stonier and Elizabeth Tozer married, Ugborough (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) DEV
William Stonier buried St Benet Fink (London Burials Index 1538-1872) London
1641 William Stanier and Joan Wellam married at Loddington 23 March LEI ¶
1642 Thomas Stonier, son of William, citizen and grocer; apprenticed to Thomas Steventon of the Grocer's Company, 3 May (Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1774) London
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1649 Daniell Stanyer and Elizabeth Cheeseman married in Allington 20 May KEN ¶
1650 Richard Stonehewer is recorded as being born in Durham. No detail is available DUR ¶
1651 John Stonehewer is recorded as a juror at Macclesfield STS
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1653 William Stonhewer is recorded as a juror at Macclesfield STS
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1667 Jonas Stonier alias Sommer emigrated to Barbados (Coldham, Peter Wilson: “The Complete Book of Emigrants”) Barbodos
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1669 A Letter by Ran: Rode, Rode, to Roger Wilbraham, esq., Nantwich, about John Stonier being at Rode for the Taking of Rode, and about agreeing on a rate for him. Cheshire and Chester Archive CHS
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1687 Mary Stanier and William Bull married at Banbury 1 December OXF ¶
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1693 Thomas Stanier married Elizabeth Fry, Bristol (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) GLS ¶
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1698 Kenelm Stanyer and Mary Beebriss married at Empingham 2 March RUT ¶
William Stonehewer buried St James Clerkenwell (London Burials Index 1538-1872) MDX
1699 Maria Stanier, daughter of Johnannes Stanier and Salome Ginter, christened in Grunsdsheim, Donaikreis, Württemburg 26 March Germany §
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1704 Richard Stonier, son of John Stonier of Shelton, Stoke, gentleman; apprenticed to James Horton of the Tallow `Chandler's Company, 17 August (Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1774) STS
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1712 Brearcliffe Stonehewer son of William Stonehewer, a merchant of London; apprenticed to Henry Woolball of the London Grocers' Company, 13 June London
1713 Francis Stanier and Sarah Wills married at Solihull 12 October WAR ¶
Sir Samuel Stanier was Lord Mayor of London London
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1717 William Stonier buried St Dunstan in the West (London Burials Index 1538-1872) London
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1719 Richard Stonehewer married An Hendry, Durham St Oswald (Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840) DUR
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1726 William Stonehewer buried St Mary Aldermanbury (London Burials Index 1538-1872) London
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1732 William Stonier of Farnham, son of William; apprenticed to Ric Frost, “cit[izen] and frknit” [framework knitter?] (Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1774) SRY ¶
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1734 Matthew Stonehewer buried St Alban Wood Street (London Burials Index 1538-1872) London
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1738 John Stonehewer, a peruke maker, living in Georgia. He is listed as a signatory of a letter dated 9 December Other records refer to his having “applied to the Trustees for Leave for his Alienating his Fifty Acres Lot etc for his Return home, his Friends being desirous to provide for him in England and his Wife being here and unwilling to Go to him.” America §
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1744 Mary Stanier and Peter Sidebotton married at Claines 16 February WOR ¶
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1751 Margaret Stanniers, daughter of George Stanners born at Harbottle 18 April NBL ¶
Saray Stanier, daughter of Wm Stanier, baptised at Drypool 29 November YKS ¶
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1755 Will of Mary Stanier proved October (Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills Index, 1750 - 1800) NTH ¶
1756 Hugh Stonehewer of Castlemartin PEM and Elizabeth Harries married at St Peter Carmarthen 28 October  
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1759 Maria Stanier baptised at Gurk, Kaernten She married Joseph Olschnoegger about 1780 in Gurk Austria §
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1763 Jonathan Stanyer and Mary Brooks married at Melbourne 8 November DBY ¶
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1772 Francis Stanier elected Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme STS
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1775 Will of Sarah Stanier proved July (Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills Index, 1750 - 1800) NTH
1776 Ben Stonier buried St Benet Paul's Wharf (London Burials Index 1538-1872) London
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1780 William Stanier, son of Sarah Stanier, baptised at Hucknall Torkard 20 August NTT ¶
William Stanier aged 25, buried St Mary le Bow (London Burials Index 1538-1872) MDX
1781 Birth of John Stonier (1841 census of Abbey Street, Coupar ANG: ED 1, page 1, line 1330) SCT §
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1789 Thomas Stonier, son of Thomas Stonier, gentleman of Mitcham; apprenticed to Pullam Markham (Long Acre) of the Coahmakers' and Coach Harness Makers' Company 11 June (Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1774) SRY
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1791 Birth of Patrick Stonier (1841 census of Brook Street, Montieth: ED: 9, page 11, line 1210) ANG ¶
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1801 Edward Stanier, Mercer, was Mayor of Shrewsbury SAL
1802 Mary Aann Stonehewer, daughter of John and Mary Ann Stonehewer born at Southwark 17 March SRY
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1804 Joshua Stanier and Martha Roberts married in Gloucester 19 January GLS
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1808 Joshua Stanier and Mary Emans married in Reading 29 February BRK ¶
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1813 Birth of John Stanier (1871 census of Cottack, Dunscore: ED 6, page 11, line 15) DFS ¶
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1816 Mary Stanier and Thomas Smith married in Portsmouth 6 May HAM ¶
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1819 Jane Stonehewer, daughter of John and Ann Stonehewer baptised in Brecknock 9 April BRE ¶
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1825 Scot Stonehewer aged 35, buried St Peter Le Poer (London Burials Index 1538-1872) London
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1829 Richard Stanior, son of Richard and Ann Stanior baptised at Northampton 18 March NTH
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1832 Thomas Stanyer petitioned the governor of Upper Canada for a grant of land, 22 August Canada §
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1834 Harriet Lynch Stonehewer born Prince of Wales Island, West Bengal 15 January She was baptised 6 February, and married Charles Edward Bates 26 October 1852 at Ootocamina, India India §
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1836 Birth of Louis Stanier, son of Nualas Stanier, born ~1811 Foreign Parts (1841 census of Castle Hill Front Land 609, Edinburgh: ED: 2, page, 12, line: 900) MLN ¶
1837 Marriage of Edward Stanier registered DEC qtr, Atcham (GRO volume 18 page 31) MGY ¶
Mary Stanier born, St Peter Port (1841 census: HO107/1460/13 f18 p30. Her brother Charles, born 1840, raised a family in Guernsey (1901 census: RG13/5320 f24 p4) GSY ¶ CHI
1838 Marriage of Peter Stonier registered MAR qtr, Ross (GRO volume 26 page 369) HEF ¶
Death of Thomas Stanyer registered JUN qtr, St Asaph (GRO volume 19 page 33) FLN ¶
Birth of William Stanyer registered DEC qtr, Huntingdon (GRO volume 14 page 177) HUN ¶
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1840 Fred Stonehewer is listed in the census, living at Zanes, Muskingum Ohio (Roll 418, Page 400) USA
Amelia Mary Stanyer, 2nd daughter of John Stanyer, P.M., Queenston, married 16 December. (Christian Guardian 1836-1849) Ontario
1841 Henry Stanier alias Barlow arrives in Australia to begin a ten-year sentence (NSW Convict Musters) Australia §
Birth of Mary Stanyer registered MAR qtr, Whitehaven (GRO volume 25 page 172) CUL ¶
Birth of William Paul Stanier 17 March, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Stanier neé Davis. (1901 census of Croft, Muskoka and Parry Sound: page 4, family 34) Ontario
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1843 Marriage of Anne Stanier registered DEC qtr, Sherborne (GRO volume 8 page 173) DOR ¶
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1850 Marriage of Frederick Stanier registered SEP qtr, Bath (GRO volume 11 page 22) SOM ¶
Marriage of Mary Stonehewer registered SEP qtr, Crickhowell (GRO volume 26 page 413) MON ¶
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1853 Joseph Stanyer and Mary Maria Higgins married at Castlemaine, Victoria Australia
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1855 A son of Nicholas Stanier and Mary Nelson born in Edinburgh 7 November MLN
Birth of Frederick Stonier registered MAR qtr, Stoke Dameral, (GRO volume 5b page 138) DEV
1856 Birth of Gordon E Stanier (1871 census of 7 Peacock Close, Aberdeen St Nicholas: ED 27, page 13, line: 2) ABD ¶
Birth of William Stonier (1901 census Castle Lodging House, 75 Grassmarket 1st Flat, Edinburgh New Greyfriars: ED 24, page 5, line 13) FIF ¶
1857 Marriage of Charles Stanyer registered JUN qtr, Wrexham (GRO volume 11b page 559) DEN ¶
1858 Marriage of John Stonehewer registered SEP qtr, Cardiff (GRO volume 11a page 322a) GLA ¶
1859 Marriage of Elijah Stanyer registered JUN qtr, Stow (GRO volume 4a page 49) SFK ¶
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1862 Herbert Mortomer Stonyer born in Rangiora, Canterbury New Zealand §
1863 Birth of Thomas Francis Stanier registered DEC qtr, Dolgelly (GRO volume 10b page 415) MER ¶
1864 Death of William Scott Stonehewer registered in JUN qtr, Steyning (GRO volume 2b page 157) SSX ¶
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1867 Birth of James Stonier (1871 census of 55 Renfrew Street, Glasgow Barony: ED 60, page 16, line 10) LKS ¶
1868 Marriage of Sarah Ann Stanyer registered SEP qtr. St Neots (GRO volume 3b page 487) BDF ¶
Henry Stanyer born June (1900 census of Cleveland Ward 20, Cuyahoga Ohio: Roll T623_1255, page: 16A). He may be the Henry Littler Stanyer whose birth was registered in Nantwich CHS, SEP qtr (GRO volume 8a page 302), despite the 1900 census giving his place of birth as the Isle of Man. His family was living at Summer Hill, Conchan IOM in 1871 (1871 census RG10/5775 f162 p7) IOM §
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1873 Marriage of Frederick Stonier registered JUN qtr, Cambridge (GRO volume 3b page 942) CAM ¶
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1877 James Frederick Stonehewer and Lizzie Vass married in Kensworth 30 October HRT ¶
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1881 Charles Douglas Stanier, son of Thomas William and Emily Sarah Douglas Stanier, born in Dublin 25 March Ireland §
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1884 Birth of Jane Stonehewer registered MAR qtr, Festiniog (GRO volume 11b page 382) CAE ¶
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1886 Birth of Constance Violet Stanier DEC qtr, Kendal (GRO volume 10b page 119) WES ¶
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1892 Marriage of Mary Elizabeth Stanyer registered MAR qtr, Falmouth (GRO volume 5c page 247) CON ¶
1893 Banns of the marriage of Marie Louise Stannier, daughter of Alise André Stannier, published (Publiations des bans de mariage de Paris et Ancienne Seine) France §
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1897 Magdalane Stanyer died 16 January, Newbattle Home Farm, Dalkieth (Edinburgh Sheriff Court: will SC70/4/297, inventory SC70/1/358) MLN
1898 Death of John Stonier registered SEP qtr, Bangor (GRO volume 11b page 302) AGY ¶
Marriage of Adelaide Stanyer registered SEP qtr, Machynlleth (GRO volume 11b page 216) CGN ¶
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1907 Death of John Stonier registered MAR qtr, Wycombe (GRO volume 3a page 575) BKM ¶
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1915 Death of John Herbert Stonier recorded JUN qtr, Norwich (GRO volume 4b page 94) NFK ¶
1916 Alfred Stanyer (born 1891, Smallthorne STS) married Giuseppa Deguara in Valetta, Malta, 8 May Malta §
1917 Beville Stanier is created 1st Baronet Stanier 16 July SAL
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