Stainforth, Canon of York. York Minster Burials: (148). William Stainforth, D.D., Canon Residentiary of this Church, was bur. the 16 day of August, 1713. William Stainforth, of Emanuel College, Cambridge, son of John Stainforth of York, gent. and Mary, his wife, daughter of Marmaduke Blakeston, esq. of Monk Fryston (by Mary, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Alvery Birkby, esq., son and heir of James Birkby, lord mayor of York " in 1588 and 1596), was ordained deacon at Bishopthorpe 2 June, 1667, and priest 21 June, 1668. On 9 July, 1668, he was instituted to the rectory of St. Mary Bishophill Senior, York, which he ceded in May, 1705. On 30 Oct. 1679, he was collated to the stall of Oxton at Southwell. On 13 Sept. 1680, he was collated to the prebend of Botevant at York, exchanging it in February, 1680-1 for that of Langtoft. On 2 Oct. 1704, he was instituted to the rectory of Barnbrough, which he held until he died. He was also rector of St. Martin's, Coney-street, in which parish his mother died in 1678. Dr. Stainforth was twice married. By his first Wife, whose name has not been ascertained, he had three sons, William, John, and Leonard, and two daughters, Rebecca and Judith. His second wife, to whom he was married at the Minster, 1 March 1689-90, was Dorothy, daughter of Sir William Dalton of Hawkswell. She died in 1707. See No. 143. In his will, dated 26 May, 1712 [Pro. 2 Oct. 1714], Dr. Stainforth desires "to be interred (but without any vain and pompous expence) either in the chancell of St Martin's in Coney Street in York, or in the Cathedrall church of York, if I shall die in the city of York, or att Barnbrough, if itt happen that I die there."-He bequeaths £1. 1s. to "my good freind Richard Sterne, esq. (see No. 152), as a small testimony of that gratitude which I owe to him & his family." -£40 for the use of the Boys belonging to the Charity School in York.-Also £80 to be laid out in the purchase of land to the value of £4 a year, or thereabouts, for the use of the vicar of Langtoft and his successors for ever.-To the Chapter of Southwell, towards the re-building and repairing of their almost ruined church, £20. William, the eldest son of Dr. Stainforth, was rector of Simonburne, co. Northumberland, and died at York in 1746. He was baptized at St. Michael's-le-Belfrey, 18 Nov. 1669, and married at the Minster, 21 Aug. 1699, Frances, daughter of George Prickett, esq. recorder of York, by whom he had, with other issue, a daughter Tabitha, who became the wife of Richard Terrick, bishop of London, eldest son of Dr. Samuel Terrick, canon of York. See No. 159. John Stainforth, the second son, baptized 25 Oct. 1671, was sheriff of York in 1705-6, and lord-mayor in 1730. He married at the Minster, 8 Nov. 1707, Mrs. Mary Goodrick of York, and was buried at St. Martin's, Coney-street, 31 Dec. 1747. "Mr. Zachari Sugar, vickar of Felliskirk, & Mrs. Judith Stainforth " (the youngest daughter of Dr. Stainforth), were married in York Minster 26 May, 1700.