Notable Anglo-Saxon historian Frank Stenton (1880 - 1967)

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I created a profile for eminent Anglo-Saxon historian Sir Frank Merry Stenton, KB, for the Notables Project. Shortly, I'm going to add his wife, medievalist Mary Stenton. I need some help for sources for Sir Frank.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography has some good info, but I do not have access to the full article. Other Online resources do not give much more than the Wikipedia article. What sources could I add?

Also, is there a project that Stenton would fall under besides the Notables? I've already added them to trusted list.

Anyone wishing to improve the profile, have at it! Many thanks!
WikiTree profile: Frank Stenton
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I have his classic Anglo-Saxon England on my bookshelf (yes I have read it). I have the ODNB article. It's mostly about his career but I'll check the profile.
I wish I still had my copy. It was a great read, even if required. ‘Course, it wasn’t such an old book when I was in college 30 later. It shows the impact of Stenton’s research that another book hadn’t come along even that late (mid 70s).

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The records you currently have on his profile don't belong to him. The correct records are below.

Frank M Stenton

England and Wales Census, 1891

Name Frank M Stenton
Event Type Census
Event Date 1891
County Nottinghamshire
Parish Southwell
Ecclesiastical Parish HOLY TRINITY
Registration District Southwell
Residence Note Spring Terrace
Gender Male
Age 10
Occupation Scholar
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1881
Birthplace Surrey, England
Page Number 23
Registration Number RG12
Piece/Folio 2707/ 56

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Elizabeth Stenton Head F 40 Warwickshire, England
Frank M Stenton Son M 10 Surrey, England
Mary A Marshall Nurse F 35 Nottinghamshire, England
Annie Roby Housemaid F 24 Lancashire, England
Jane Hewett General Servant F 15 Nottinghamshire, England

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4Z43-X6Z : 11 December 2017), Frank M Stenton in household of Elizabeth Stenton, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast(http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Nottinghamshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

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England and Wales Census, 1891

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Elizabeth Merry

England and Wales Census, 1851

Name Elizabeth Merry
Event Type Census
Event Date 1851
Event Place Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
Registration District Warwick
Residence Note Pepper Alley
Gender Female
Age 1
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1850
Birthplace Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Page Number 3
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 2073 / 116
Affiliate Record Type Household

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Thomas Merry Head M 35 Beausale, Warwickshire
Elizabeth Merry Wife F 31 Tanworth, Warwickshire
William Merry Son M 6 Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Elizabeth Merry Daughter F 1 Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGZT-C7K : 2 November 2017), Elizabeth Merry in household of Thomas Merry, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England; citing Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, p. 3, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

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Elizth Merry

England and Wales Census, 1861

Name Elizth Merry
County Warwickshire
Event Type Census
Event Date 1861
Event Place Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England
Registration District Warwick
Residence Note School Street
Gender Female
Age 11
Occupation Scholar
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1850
Birthplace Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Page Number 7
Registration Number RG09
Piece/Folio 2224 / 24
Affiliate Record Type Household

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Thomas Merry Head M 45 Haseley, Warwickshire
Elizabeth Merry Wife F 41 Tanworth, Warwickshire
Willm Taylor Merry Son M 16 Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Elizth Merry Daughter F 11 Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Thom Merry Son M 1 Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Dorothy Merry Mother F 91 Wingfield Park, Derbyshire

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7GG-9WW : 10 December 2017), Elizth Merry in household of Thomas Merry, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast(http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

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England and Wales Census, 1861

Elizabeth Merry

England and Wales Census, 1871

Name Elizabeth Merry
Event Type Census
Event Date 1871
Event Place Wroxall, Warwickshire, England
Enumeration District 8
Gender Female
Age 21
Marital Status U
Occupation Teacher
Relationship to Head of Household Niece
Birth Year (Estimated) 1850
Birthplace Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Entry Number 4
Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/3192/0190

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

William Taylor Head M 57 Tamworth, Warwickshire
Isaac Taylor Brother M 49 Tamworth, Warwickshire
Elizabeth Merry Sister F 51 Tamworth, Warwickshire
Elizabeth Merry Niece F 21 Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Hannah Hunt Servant F 17 Balsall Common, Warwickshire
Thomas Masters Servant M 13 Honiley, Warwickshire

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5YH-SQ1 : 11 December 2017), Elizabeth Merry in entry for William Taylor, 1871.

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England and Wales Census, 1871

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First name(s) ELIZABETH
Last name STENTON
Gender Female
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1850
Age 68
Death quarter 4
Death year 1918
District Southwell
County Nottinghamshire
Volume 7B
Page 1124
Country England
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, England

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Profile has the correct census records now.
Deb, it’s a shame that the gray box for best answer doesn’t cover everything you’ve found. It’s all just wonderful. Did you see how much older Frank’s dad was than his mom? Second marriage, acc. ODNB.

Guess I’d better get busy adding in his family, too. Thanks you sooo much, Deb. You’re the best!
Thanks, Pip. Once I get going, it's hard to stop sometimes. lol
His mother, Elizabeth, was the second wife of Henry.

 Henry's first  wife was Frances Cooke, they  married 12 May 1852

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6J9-D7L : 10 February 2018), Henry Cawdron Stenton and Frances Cooke, 12 May 1852; citing St. Clement Danes, Westminster, Middlesex, England, reference it 5 p 147, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,042,304.

Found the reference  to their marriage certificate in the catalogue to  the Family Archives,  several other dated documents about various family members are indexed.) https://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/special-collections/Stenton_Family_MS_1148.pdf

Excellent, Helen! Thanks. Looks like the Frank Stenton “Project” has taken on a life of its own. Did you ever see the 50s movie “The Blob?” Boy have I got some work to do. Again, many thanks, for adding more to one of my history heroes.
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Hi Pip

Frank would fall under the England Project. We also have a sub-project for historians in the pipeline which he would fit into.

Vivienne
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Ok, do you want me to hang off assigning him until the sub-project is up and running?
We can add the sub-project when it is ready and I am sure there are other appropriate existing categories as well. Will Notables be co-managing this profile? Their project box is there already but if they aren't listed as a pm (profiles with project templates need to have the project as a pm). If they decide not to England would be happy to manage this profile.
Notables is on the trusted list, but I hesitated adding them as a PM in case there was another project to take Stenton on. As I understand it, I think the Notables would rather not take on someone if they fit better in another project. Should I take the Notables Sticker off Stenton’s profile until a determination is made?
You could change the Notables template to a sticker and if they don't want to manage Frank the sticker can stay anyway. England would be the appropriate project.
Ok, I changed Stenton from category to sticker. I’m comfortable for him being in the England Project.

You’ve been an excellent help, Vivienne, and I am most appreciative.

Many hands make light work or add piles more to do depending on your perspective. cheeky

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His death date was 15 Sep 1967 - see The Times Monday Sep 18.

His burial was at St James, Halloughton, on Thursday, Sep 21 1967 - see The Times Sat 23 Sep.

Unfortunately neither those nor his obituary give exact place of death, nor where he married Doris. So for the moment we are stuck with Wokingham registration district.

N.B. Doris died 4 years later in Reading. I think it is pretty certain that he died in Reading.
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