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From: "Jack Steer" <>
Subject: James ROPER and Sarah STEER - East Allington, Devon
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 18:23:25 +0100


This branch is part of the Woodleigh and includes Richard Elliot STEER and more recently, Leonard STEER whose descendents are still with us.



Sarah was the eighth child of the ten born to Philip STEER/STURE and Mary nee WHITEWAY. All ten were baptised in Woodleigh, Devon between 1756 and 1770.



This is what I have (again many thanks to Betty-Anne) on James ROPER and Sarah STEER. There are lots of gaps/queries and I've listed them at the bottom in the hope that someone can add to the information



I think this information is correct, but you do need to check the original sources and compare them with my thought processes.

Comments and corrections welcomed as ever



GENERATION 3

Children of Philip STEER/STURE and Mary nee WHITEWAY

For siblings and ancestors refer to STEER of Woodleigh tree

Sarah STEER - 14.10.1766 baptised Woodleigh, Devon

Married 20.2.1793 in Woodleigh, Devon to James ROPER



GENERATION 4

Child of Sarah STEER

Richard Elliot STEER - 30.5.1790 baptised East Allington, Devon, possibly born Roborough - 11.4.1860 died, 17.4.1860 buried in family grave in East Allington with wife Amy (died 1862), eldest son Robert (died 1851) son James (died 1862), grandson Robert (died 1859), granddaughter Maria (died 1859) and Sarah Elliott (died 1859)

[Illegitimate son of Sarah STEER]

Married by banns with consent of parents on 26.8.1817 in East Allington, Devon to Amy GRANT - 1794/5 born West Cornworthy - 1.4.1862 died Exeter St Sidwell, 6.4.1862 buried in family grave in East Allington with husband Richard Elliott (died 1860), eldest son Robert (died 1851) son James (died 1862), grandson Robert (died 1859), granddaughter Maria (died 1859) and Sarah Elliott (died 1859)

[1817 - Richard Elliot STEER (labourer, of this parish, signed with a mark), Amy GRANT (spinster, of this parish, signed with a mark), witnesses - John? LIDSTONE and John BAKER]

[1851 - Richard STEER (labourer aged 61, born Roborough) living in East Allington village, Devon with his wife Mary (aged 56, born West Cornworthy)]



GENERATION 5

Children of Richard Elliot STEER and Amy nee GRANT

Robert STEER - 2.11.1817 baptised East Allington, Devon - 23.9.1851 died aged 33, commemorated on family grave in East Allington, Devon with parents Richard Elliott and Amy STEER, brother James, son/nephew Robert, daughter/niece Maria and daughter Sarah Elliott

Married 23.4.1847 in Yealmpton, Devon to Maria SMITH - 1818/9 born Holbeton, Devon -

[1851 - Robert STEER (agricultural labourer aged 33, born East Allington, Devon) living at Dunstone, Yealmpton, Devon with wife Maria (aged 32, born Holbeton, Devon), son Edwin (aged 10 months, born Ivybridge, Devon) and daughter Sarah E (aged 3, born Yealmpton, Devon)]

[1861 - Maria STEER (general servant aged 42, born Sambside, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon as a servant in household of James ADAMS (farmer of 75 acres aged 59, born Woodleigh, Devon) with son Edwin STEER (plough boy aged 11, born Dunstone, Devon)]

Anne STEER - 14.11.1819 baptised East Allington, Devon

[1851 - Ann STUR (unmarried dressmaker aged 32, born Biybury, Devon) living in Market Street, Dodbrooke, Devon with son Samuel (scholar aged 5, born East Alvington, Devon)]

William STEER - 6.1.1822 baptised East Allington, Devon

[1851 - William STEAR (unmarried house servant aged 30, born East Allington, Devon) living as a servant in Fore St, Kingsbridge, Devon with fellow servant Sarah EDWARD (unmarried house servant aged 40, born Chivelstone, Devon)]

Sarah STEER - 15.2.1824 baptised East Allington, Devon

[1851 - Sarah STEEN (unmarried cook aged 27, born East Allington, Devon) living as a servant at the Rectory, North Huish, Devon in household of John ALLEN (rector of North Huish aged 37, born Bath, Somerset)]

Edwin Elliott STEER - 16.4.1826 baptised East Allington, Devon

Philip STEER - 14.9.1828 baptised East Allington, Devon

[Perhaps in 1851 - Philip STEAR (unmarried house servant aged 21, born East Allington, Devon) living as a servant at Buttville, Dodbrooke, Devon in household of Abraham Mills HAWKINS (widowed Royal Navy Captain aged 66, born Kingsbridge, Devon)]

Married 15.8.1855 in Bristol St Philip and St Jacob, Gloucestershire to Charlotte WINSTONE - 1829/30 born

[1855 - Philip STEER (aged 26), Charlotte WINSTONE (aged 25), fathers - Richard Elliott STEER and Edward WINSTONE]

James STEER - 14.8.1831 baptised East Allington, Devon - 26.7.1862 died, commemorated on family grave in East Allington with parents Richard Elliott (died 1860) and Amy STEER (died 1862), eldest brother Robert (died 1851) and son/nephew Robert (died 1859), daughter/niece Maria (died 1859) and Sarah Elliott (died 1859)

[1851 - James STEER (unmarried shoemaker aged 20, born East Allington, Devon) living as a servant in Fore St, Kingsbridge, Devon in household of Andrew POPPLESTONE (shoemaker aged 47, born Kingsbridge, Devon)]



GENERATION 6

Children of Robert STEER and Maria nee SMITH

Sarah Elliott STEER - Q1 1848 born Yealmpton, Devon (GRO IX 430 or 450) - 13.9.1859 buried aged 11 in East Allington, Devon in family grave with grandparents Richard Elliott (died 1860) and Amy STEER (died 1862), father Robert (eldest son, died 1851) and James (died 1862), brother/cousin Robert (died 1859) and sister/cousin Maria (died 1859)

[1851 - Sarah E STEER (aged 3, born Yealmpton, Devon) living at Dunstone, Yealmpton, Devon with parents - see above]

Edwin Elliot STEER - 14.7.1850 baptised Yealmpton, Devon (GRO IX 463) - Q2 1880 death registered Yealmpton, Devon aged 29

[1851 - Edwin STEER (aged 10 months, born Ivybridge, Devon) living at Dunstone, Yealmpton, Devon with parents - see above]

Married Q1 1871 in Plympton St Mary district, Devon (GRO 5b 158) to Mary Ann HURRELL nee HALL - .6.1845 born Newton Ferrers, Devon - 1881 died Yealmpton, Devon

Mary Ann HURRELL had previously been married in Q2 1866 in Stoke Damerel district, Devon (GRO 5b 591) as Mary Ann Colwell HALLS to Thomas HURRELL

[1861 - Edwin STEER (ploughboy aged 11, born Dunstone, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon as a servant in household of James ADAMS (farmer of 75 acres aged 59, born Woodleigh, Devon) with his mother - see above]

[1871 - Edwin E STEER (gardener aged 20, born Dunstone, Devon) living in Ridgeway Terrace, Paignton with wife Mary (washerwoman aged 25, born Newton Ferrers, Devon) and daughter Mary E (aged 1, born Plympton St Mary, Devon)

[1881 - Mary STEER (widowed charwoman described as servant (head), aged 35, born Newton Ferrers, Devon) living in Paradise Cottage, Yealmpton, Devon with son Edwin F.S. STEER (aged 6 months, born Yealmpton, Devon)]

And also

[1881 - Thomas HURRELL (baker aged 14, described as son (head), born Newton Ferrers, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon with Mary E STEER (described as daughter (sister) aged 11, born Plympton St Mary, Devon), Charles E. E. STEER (described as brother (son), scholar aged 9, born Paignton, Devon), Ellen A STEER (described as daughter (sister), aged 6, born Yealmpton, Devon) and Sydney J.E. STEER (described as brother (son), aged 2, born Yealmpton, Devon)]

[1891 - Mary STEER (widowed charwoman (employee), aged 45, born Newton Ferrers, Devon) living in Torr, Newton Ferrers, Devon with sons Sydney (general labourer (employee) aged 12, born Yealmpton, Devon) and Edwin (scholar aged 12, born Yealmpton, Devon)]



Child of Anne STEER

Samuel Philip Cornish STEER - 21.12.1845 baptised East Allington, Devon -

[1851 - Samuel STUR (scholar aged 5, born East Alvington, Devon) living in Market Street, Dodbrooke, Devon with his mother - see above]

Married Selina

[1891 - Philip STEER (aged 47, born East Allington, Devon) living in Stoke Damerel, Devon with wife Selina (aged 47, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon) and daughter Florence (unmarried, aged 21, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon)]

[1901 - Philip STEER (Naval pensioner RN navy man aged 56, born East Allington, Devon) living in Devonport, Devon with wife Selina (aged 56, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon) and daughter Florence (unmarried dressmaker, aged 31, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon)]

[1881 - Selina STEER (aged 36, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon) visiting Albert SPEAR (policeman and gardener aged 33, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon) and family at Devon Park Lodge, Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon with daughter Florence (aged 11, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon)]



Unattached

Robert STEER - ? - .9.1859 died aged 11, commemorated on family grave in East Allington, Devon with grandparents Richard Elliott (died 1860) and Amy STEER (died 1862), father/uncle Robert (eldest son, died 1851) and James (died 1862), sister/cousin Maria (died 1859) and Sarah Elliott (died 1859)



Maria STEER - ? - .9.1859 died aged 11, commemorated on family grave in East Allington, Devon with grandparents Richard Elliott (died 1860) and Amy STEER (died 1862), father/uncle Robert (eldest son, died 1851) and James (died 1862), sister/cousin Robert (died 1859) and Sarah Elliott (died 1859)



GENERATION 7

Child of Thomas HURRELL and Mary nee HALLS

Thomas HURRELL - 1866/7 born Newton Ferrers, Devon -

[1881 - Thomas HURRELL (baker aged 14, described as son (head), born Newton Ferrers, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon with Mary E STEER (described as daughter (sister) aged 11, born Plympton St Mary, Devon), Charles E. E. STEER (described as brother (son), scholar aged 9, born Paignton, Devon), Ellen A STEER (described as daughter (sister), aged 6, born Yealmpton, Devon) and Sydney J.E. STEER (described as brother (son), aged 2, born Yealmpton, Devon). Widowed mother living nearby in Paradise Cottage, Yealmpton - see above]



Children of Edwin Elliot STEER and Mary was HURRELL nee HALLS

Mary E STEER - 1869/70 born Plympton St Mary, Devon -

[1871 - Mary E STEER (aged 1, born Plympton St Mary, Devon) living in Ridgeway Terrace, Paignton with parents - see above]

[1881 - Mary E STEER (described as daughter (sister) aged 11, born Plympton St Mary, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon with stepbrother Thomas HURRELL (baker aged 14, described as son (head), born Newton Ferrers, Devon) and siblings. Widowed mother living nearby in Paradise Cottage, Yealmpton - see above]

Charles Edward Elliott STEER - 18.10.1871 born Paignton, Devon, perhaps Q4 1871 birth registered as Edward Elliott STEER in Totnes district (GRO 5b 163) - 30.7.1921 died Falmouth, Cornwall

[1881 - Charles E. E. STEER (described as brother (son), scholar aged 9, born Paignton, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon with stepbrother Thomas HURRELL (baker aged 14, described as son (head), born Newton Ferrers, Devon) and siblings. Widowed mother living nearby in Paradise Cottage, Yealmpton - see above]

Married 7.7.1897 in Plymouth Charles, Devon (GRO 5b 509) to Sarah Jane VARCOE nee BUNT - 27.8.1865 born Moorwater, Cornwall -

[1901 - Charles STEER (foreman hotel stable yard, aged 30, born Paignton, Devon) living at 6 Athencum Place, Plymouth, Devon with wife Sarah (aged 34, born Liskeard, Cornwall), son Leonard (aged 6 months, born Plymouth, Devon), daughter? Ivy (aged 3, born Plymouth, Devon) and brother Edwin (unmarried barman aged 20, born Yealmpton, Devon), stepson Francis VARCOE (aged 9, born Plymouth, Devon), boarders William OLIVER (aged 23, born Plymouth, Devon) and John PAYNTER (aged 67, born Plymouth, Devon) and servant Winnie ROBERTS (aged 22, born Penzance, Cornwall)]

Ellen Althea STEER - 1874/5 born Yealmpton, Devon, Q1 1875 birth registered Plympton St Mary district (GRO 5b 215)

[1881 - Ellen A STEER (described as daughter (sister), aged 6, born Yealmpton, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon with stepbrother Thomas HURRELL (baker aged 14, described as son (head), born Newton Ferrers, Devon) and siblings. Widowed mother living nearby in Paradise Cottage, Yealmpton - see above]

Married 14.7.1900 in Yealmpton, Devon to Ebenezer WESTWOOD - Q2 1875 born London -

[1901 - Ebenezer WESTWOOD (Royal Navy Petty Officer 2nd class, painter, aged 26, born London) living in Bowden, Claffer Bolt?, Yealmpton, Devon with wife Ellen (aged 26, born Yealmpton, Devon)]

Sydney James E STEER - 1878/9 born Yealmpton, Devon, Q3 1878 birth registered Plympton St Mary district (GRO 5b 217) - Q1 1903 death registered Plymouth district aged 24 (GRO 5b 196)

[1881 - Sydney J.E. STEER (described as brother (son), aged 2, born Yealmpton, Devon) living in Yealmpton, Devon with stepbrother Thomas HURRELL (baker aged 14, described as son (head), born Newton Ferrers, Devon) and siblings. Widowed mother living nearby in Paradise Cottage, Yealmpton - see above]

[1891 - Sydney STEER (general labourer (employee) aged 12, born Yealmpton, Devon) living in Torr, Newton Ferrers, Devon with widowed mother - see above]

Married Q3 1899 in Plymouth, Devon (GRO 5b 509) to Sylvia EDWARDS - 1877/8 born Plymouth Devon

[1901 - Sydney STEER (barman aged 22, born Yealmpton, Devon) living in Plymouth Devon with wife Sylvia (aged 23, born Plymouth Devon) and boarders Dora EDWARDS (aged 47, born Plymouth, Devon0 and May EDWARDS (aged 24, born Plymouth, Devon)]

Edwin Frederick E STEER - 1880 born Yealmpton, Devon, Q4 1880 birth registered Plympton St Mary district (GRO 5b 214)

[1881 - Edwin F.S. STEER (aged 6 months, born Yealmpton, Devon) living in Paradise Cottage, Yealmpton, Devon with widowed mother - see above]

[1891 - Edwin STEER (scholar aged 12, born Yealmpton, Devon) living in Torr, Newton Ferrers, Devon with widowed mother - see above]

[1901 - Edwin STEER (unmarried barman aged 20, born Yealmpton, Devon) living in Plymouth, Devon with brother Charles - see above]



Child of Samuel Philip Cornish STEER and Selina

Florence STEER - 1869/70 born Tamerton Foliot, Devon

[1891 - Florence STEER (unmarried, aged 21, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon) living in Stoke Damerel, Devon with parents - see above]

[1901 - Florence STEER (unmarried dressmaker, aged 31, born Tamerton Foliot, Devon) living in Devonport, Devon with parents - see above]



GENERATION 8

Child of VARCOE and Sarah Jane nee BUNT

Francis VARCOE - 1891/2 born Plymouth, Devon

[1901 - Francis VARCOE (aged 9, born Plymouth, Devon) living at 6 Athencum Place, Plymouth, Devon with stepfather and mother - see above]



Children of Charles Edward Elliott STEER and Sarah Jane was VARCOE nee BUNT

Ivy STEER - 1897/8 born Plymouth, Devon, Q1 1898 perhaps birth registered Plymouth, Devon (GRO 5b 270)

[1901 - Ivy STEER (aged 3, born Plymouth, Devon) living at 6 Athencum Place, Plymouth, Devon with parents - see above]

Leonard STEER - 22.8.1900 born Plymouth - 19.10.1953 died Bristol

[1901 - Leonard STEER (aged 6 months, born Plymouth, Devon) living at 6 Athencum Place, Plymouth, Devon with parents - see above]

Married 3.9.1932 to Amy May Maud Violet Lavinia LAY - 3.8.1908 born West Hanney, Berkshire - 30.11.1990 died Yatton, Somerset



Regards,
Jack Steer
Banbury

QUERIES

1. Where was Amy widow of Richard Elliot in 1861? She died 1.4.1862 in Exeter St Sidwell, buried in family grave in East Allington 6.4.1862



2. Where was Maria widow of Robert STEER - 23.9.1851 died aged 33, commemorated on family grave in East Allington, Devon in 1871? And when and where did she die?



3. Who were Robert STEER (died .9.1859 aged 11) and Maria STEER (died .9.1859 aged 11) on an East Allington, Devon MI? They are not in the parish registers for 1859



4. Where was Edwin Elliott STEER (16.4.1826 baptised East Allington) in 1861/1871/1881/1891/1901? And/or when and where did he die?



5. Where was Ann/Anne (14.11.1819 baptised East Allington) in 1861/1871/1881/1891/1901? And/or when and where did she die?



6. Where was Ann/Anne's son Samuel Philip Cornish STEER (21.12.1845 baptised East Allington) in 1861/1871/1881, he may well have been at sea?



7. Where was William STEER (6.1.1822 baptised East Allington) in 1861/1871/1881/1891/1901? And/or when and where did he die?



8. Where was Sarah STEER (15.2.1824 baptised East Allington) in 1861/1871/1881/1891/1901? And/or when and where did she die?



9. Where were Philip STEER (14.9.1828 baptised East Allington) and his wife Charlotte nee WINSTONE (1829/30 born) in 1861/1871/1881/1891/1901? And/or when and where did they die?



10. Where was James STEER (14.8.1831 baptised East Allington) in 1861? He died 26.7.1862



11. Where was Mary Ann Colwell HALLS in 1851/1861?

Perhaps

1851

Census Place: Plymouth Charles, Devon ;Address: 13 Vauxhall St

PRO Reference: HO/107/1878 Folio: 167 Page: 17

Name;;Relationship;Mar;Age ;Sex;Occupation ;Birthplace

Charles;HALL;Head;M;49;M;Master mariner;Plymouth, Devon

Eliza;HALL;Wife;M;38;F;-;Wembury, Devon

Eliza J;HALL;Daughter;U;20;F;Milliner;Plymouth, Devon

Catherine;HALL;Daughter;U;18;F;-;Plymouth, Devon

Charles;HALL;Son;-;15;M;Cabin boy;Plymouth, Devon

Richard;HALL;Son;-;13;M;Scholar;Sicily (British subject)

John;HALL;Son;-;10;M;Scholar;Plymouth, Devon

Thomas;HALL;Son;-;8;M;Scholar;Plymouth, Devon

Mary J;HALL;Daughter;-;6;F;Scholar;Plymouth, Devon

Emily;HALL;Daughter;-;4;F;Scholar;Plymouth, Devon

Miner;HALL;Daughter;-;2;F;-;Plymouth, Devon

1861

Census Place: Plymouth Charles, Devon;Address: Vauxhall Street

PRO Ref: RG 9/1435 Registration district Plymouth Charles Enumeration district 3 Folio 11a Page 15 Schedule 67

Name;;Relationship;Marr;Age;Sex;Occupation;Birthplace

Charles;HALL;Head;M;59;M;Master mariner;Plymouth, Devon

Eliza;HALL;Wife;M;46;F;-;Wembury, Devon

Catherine;HALL;Daughter;U;28;F;Domestic duties;Plymouth, Devon

Richard;HALL;Son;U;24;M;Fisherman;Messina (British subject)

John;HALL;Son;U;20;M;Seaman RN;Plymouth, Devon

Thomas;HALL;Son;U;18;M;Fisherman;Plymouth, Devon

Mary;HALL;Daughter;U;16;F;Domestic duties;Plymouth, Devon

Amena?;HALL;Daughter;-;11;F;Scholar;Plymouth, Devon

Harry;HALL;Son;-;9;F;Scholar;Plymouth, Devon



12. Where were Mary E STEER (1869/70 born Plympton St Mary, Devon), Charles Edward Elliott STEER (18.10.1871 born Paignton, Devon) and Ellen Althea STEER (1874/5 born Yealmpton, Devon, Q1 1875 birth registered Plympton St Mary district (GRO 5b 215)) in the 1891 census? All three were children of Edwin Elliot STEER and Mary was HURRELL nee HALLS



13. Where was Thomas HURRELL in 1871/1891/1901?



14. Was the Mary Elizabeth STEER who married John Kinsman DAWE in Q1 1897 in Plymouth, the same person as the Mary E STEER (aged 1, born Plympton St Mary, Devon) living in Ridgeway Terrace, Paignton with parents Edwin Elliot STEER and Mary was HURRELL nee HALLS in 1871?



15. Did James ROPER and Sarah nee STEER have any children?




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