Title: Victorian Embroidery Sampler by Lily Stattersfield of Grimsby
Author: P. M. Fenwick
Date: An April 2018 photograph of Lily's original sampler

A beautiful example of Victorian needlework.  My good friend and genealogist, Wendy Parkinson, has provided me with the following family history information regarding Lily Stattersfield who embroidered the sampler in 1891.

Lily STATTERSFIELD was born in Grimsby in 1880.  The 1881 census shows her as living with her family in Upper Burgess Street.

Here are the family in 1891, living at 15 Sixhills Street (??), Clee with Weelsby:
Joshua STATTERSFIELD, aged 58, born Scartho, general labourer
Emma STATTERSFIELD, aged 53, born Market Rasen
William H. STATTERSFIELD, aged 28, born Grimsby, tailor (army…..?)
Florence STATTERSFIELD, aged 18, born Grimsby, domestic servant
Walter STATTERSFIELD, aged 14, born Grimsby, …….. Fish co.?
Lily STATTERSFIELD, aged 10, born Grimsby, scholar

In 1901, Lily, aged 20, was companion to William HODSON, widower and fish packer, aged 58, and his family of 4 sons and a daughter who lived at 16 ??? Highgate, Cleethorpes.

In 1911, Lily, aged 29 and still single (just), was a housemaid at a Grimsby hotel.  The hotel manageress was  Charlotte BRIGGS, aged 32.  The name of the hotel is unknown.  Miss BRIGGS was head of 18 members of staff.

On August 8th 1911, in Clee, Lily STATTERSFIELD of 15 Buller Street, Grimsby married Thomas PARKIN, aged 24, who was a waiter from Hull. Thomas was the son of another Thomas PARKIN, a sailmaker.  Lily’s father, Joshua had died by now.  The witnesses were Fred STATTERSFIELD and Ethel Ada STATTERSFIELD.

Lily and Thomas PARKIN had three boys in Sculcoates, East Riding. These were Richard M A PARKIN, Peter PARKIN and Raymond PARKIN.

Further details:

Lily’s father, Joshua STATTERSFIELD, was the son of Thomas and Mary STATTERSFIELD of Scartho.  They had 4 other children.

Joshua STATTERSFIELD married Emma MOSES in 1859.  They would’ve been about 24 and 20 years old at the time.  In 1861, they were living in Brighowgate, Grimsby with a baby son named Samuel.

Emma MOSES, Lily’s mother, was the daughter of Henry and Catherine MOSES. Henry was a nail maker from Sheffield and Catherine was born in  Louth.  In 1841, Emma MOSES was living with her parents and 2 siblings in Eastgate, Louth. By 1851, Henry and Catherine MOSES had several more children and the family was living in Garden Street in Grimsby.

In 1901, Emma STATTERSFIELD (née MOSES), now a widow aged 64, was living alone at the back of 106 Victoria Street, Grimsby.  In 1904, she died and was buried on 6th February 1904, aged 65 (66?), at Grimsby All Saints.  Both of Lily’s parents had died by the time she was 23 years old!

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