See also
George WITHY's other families: with Sarah Alice STANKLEY (1886- ) and Margaret Ellen GIBSON ( -1966)

Family of George WITHY and Elizabeth Alma STANKLEY

Husband: George WITHY (1886-1967)
Wife: Elizabeth Alma STANKLEY (1890-1934)
Children: George WITHY (1924-1998)
Robert (Bob) WITHY (1928- )
Marriage frm 1 Oct 1922 to 31 Dec 1922 Hartlepool, Durham

Husband: George WITHY

      George WITHY, gw1_bs (3)    
Name: George WITHY
Sex: Male
Father: Alfred WITHY (1849-1911)
Mother: Margaret Ann OLDFIELD (1851-1921)
Birth 10 Jan 1886 Durham, West Hartlepool
Occupation Naval architect
Death 1967 (age 80-81) Heswall nursing home

Wife: Elizabeth Alma STANKLEY

      Elizabeth Alma STANKLEY, 1956, age 66, GW&MG_MS    
Name: Elizabeth Alma STANKLEY 1
Sex: Female
Father: James STANKLEY (1854- )
Mother: Jane Ann (Jennie) SWALWELL (1854?- )
Birth 1890 West Hartlepool, Durham
Death 28 Jan 1934 (age 43-44) Birkenhead General Hospital
Occupation Drapers Assistant

Child 1: George WITHY

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      George WITHY, George Withy     Spouse: Dorothy Elizabeth GRAY, 2009, age 84, betty2    
Name: George WITHY 2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Dorothy Elizabeth GRAY (1925- )
Birth 15 May 1924
Occupation Journalist
Death 17 Nov 1998 (age 74) 3 Woodside Road, Irby, Wirral

Child 2: Robert (Bob) WITHY

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      Robert (Bob) WITHY, bob_w     Spouse: Beryl JONES, beryl_w    
Name: Robert (Bob) WITHY
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Mimi ( - )
Spouse 2: Beryl JONES (1921- )
Birth 16 Aug 1928

Note on Husband: George WITHY

Born in 1886, in West Hartlepool. Apprenticed as a Ships' draughtsman, he first moved to Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness).


In 1901 census, was living at 151, Stockton Road, West Hartlepool, with his parents (Reference: RG13 piece 4642 folio 209 page 49

In 1911 census, was living as a "lodger" at 34 West View Road Barrow in Furness (Reference: RG14PN25677 RG78PN1473 RD482 SD1 ED27 SN187)


He moved to Birkenhead in 1915 (living at 11, Ashburton Road) to take charge of the building of the first submarine contract obtained for the Shipyard. For 35 years, he was the senior Naval architect on Admiralty construction at Cammell Laird & Co. (Shipbuilders and Engineers) Ltd., Birkenhead. He supervised all their Naval construction, including the battleships Rodney and Prince of Wales. The first Ark Royal, and many smaller vessels.


He was married 3 times. First to Sarah Alice Stankley (1916). She died in the 1918 flue epidemic. He then married her sister, Elizabeth Alma Stankley. Following her death in 1934 from 'a stomach problem', he married Margaret Ellen Gibson on 26/09/1936. (details from Jennifer Stankley)

Note on Wife: Elizabeth Alma STANKLEY

Second wife of George Withy (B 10.01.1886) (see Marriage Certificate). The sister of Sarah Alice Stankley, his first wife. Elizabeth Alma died in 1934 (See death certificate)


1Jennifer Stankley
2In person, Wife (D B Gray) & obituaries