With regard to your first e-mail (dated 10th. October 2002)regarding Banfields at Stoke Damerel.I cannot make a link with the James Banfield (aged 31 unmarried) that you mention living at 22 Pembroke Street.As I read my records James Banfield (b. 1850) was the son of John Banfield (b. 1806)and Ann Banfield (b. 1801)Both of Devonport.
If you have any information regarding John Banfield (b. 1806) I would be pleased.His birth date could be consistant with the family of Francis Banfield (b. 1771) and Jane Banfield (nee' Dangher)ie. the year is about correct but I have no evidence of this, it's purely conjecture.