STANSFIELD, Herbert Henry

1878 - ?

Herbert Henry Stansfield was born at St Philip's Road, Healaugh, Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1878 and baptised at Sheffield St Silas, Broomhall Street on 19 February 1879, son of John William Stansfield, a cabinet-case maker, and his wife Sarah Ann née Revitt, who married at Sheffield on 25 November 1877. In 1891, Herbert was a 12-year-old errand boy, living at Harrington Place, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire with his parents, 36-year-old John and 32-year-old Sarah, with three siblings, Byron 10, Annie Medora 4 and Blanche Ada 2, all born at Sheffield. His mother died in 1893, aged 68 and his father married again in 1893, Annette Bearman and by 1901 the family had moved to 100 Albert Road, Heeley, Sheffield where Herbert was a 22-year-old 'art craftsman-designer', working on his own account. Herbert married in 1910 and in 1911, a 33-year-old craft work teacher at Ipswich School of Art, living at The Old Mill House, Witnesham, Suffolk with his 38-year-old wife Hephzibah, born Gillingham, Kent. He exhibited at the London Salon in 1911 from Witnesham, Suffolk. Hephzibah had been a keen member of the suffrage movement since 1908 and a member of the Ipswich committee from 1912 and was supported in her suffrage movement by Herbert. Herbert and his wife left Liverpool on 15 September 1922 on the 'Regina' for Canada and he and his wife Hephzibah, a weaver, were organisers of a Craft Exhibition in Ontario in January/February 1931 and worked for the Ontario College of Art. Herbert was the author of 'Sculpture and the Sculptor's Art' (1918).