Family History


(all baptisms, marriages and burials in Lancing took place at St James the Less unless otherwise stated) I would welcome comments, additions or corrections martis1@hotmail.co.uk AMBROSE STEER Born: 1803 Lancing Father: Thomas Steer Mother: Martha Merritt Baptised: 10/4/1803 Lancing Buried: 8/4/1876 Lancing Married: 23/3/1833 Emma Lawson Born: 15/31815 Sompting, Parents: George and Elizabeth Lawson Buried: 19/11/1881 Lancing Children: George Steer b 1834 Lancing Charles Steer b 1835 Lancing Emma Jane Steer b 1837 Lancing Henry Steer b 1838 Lancing Elizabeth Ann Steer b 1840 Lancing William Steer b 1842 Lancing Jane Steer b 1844 Lancing James Steer b 1846 Lancing Alfred Steer b 1852 Lancing 1841 census: Residing Upper Lancing Street. Occupation: agricultural labourer 1851 census: Residing: Orchard House occupation: gardener,. Emma a laundress. 1861 census: Residing Myrtle Lodge, Elizabeth Lawson widowed mother-in-law aged 69, described as former house servant living with them, also lodger Agnes Collyer aged 12, servant. Occupation: gardener’s labourer 1865: appeared for first time in rate book – house £4-0-0 1s 1and half pence payable – the same 1867 1860-1875: £4-10s 9d paid 1869-70 1869-1872: Ambrose appears in rate book: 1869-1871 rates £12.12s £10 assessed10d received 1871census: Residing: Monks Farm House with son Alfred. Occupation: agricultural labourer 1881census: Emma a widow living Alma Cottages with son James, daughter-in-law Eliza and their 10 week old daughter Elizabeth. Alma Cottage, one of four cottages under one roof erected between 1803 and 1838. GEORGE STEER Born: 1834 lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 9/3/1834 Lancing Buried: Lancing 23/8/1834 aged 8 months CHARLES STEER Born: 1835 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 6/9/1835 Lancing Died: 23/9/1904 Southwick (MI Southwick church) Spouse: Sarah Ann Gibbs Born: 1837 Dawlish, Devon Parents: George & Sarah Gibbs Died: 12/1/1922 aged 84 (MI Southwick church) Children: George henry Steer b 1860 Kimmeridge, Hants Sarah A Steer b 1866 Shoreham John W Steer b 1868 Shoreham Walter F Steer b 1870 Shoreham Frederick G Steer b 1872 Shoreham William R Steer b 1874 Shoreham Sophia Elizabeth Steer b 1876 Shoreham Annie Steer b 1878 Shoreham See STEER, CHARLES 1835 file EMMA JANE STEER Born: 1837 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 28/5/1837 Lancing Buried: 19/7/1837 Lancing aged 10 weeks HENRY STEER Born: 25/9/1838 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 21/10/1838 Lancing d. ? [recorded on 1841 and 1851 census. No other trace on ancestry or deaths 1851-1861 Steyning and Worthing districts] ELIZABETH ANNE STEER Born: 18/10/1840 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 15/11/1840 Lancing Died: 1917 Steyning district Married : 26/10/1863. Lancing Spouse: John Sawal or Sawell (Saul) Greet Baptised: 4/8/1839 St Mary, Littlehampton Parents: Thomas & Jane Greet Died: 1905 East Preston district Children : Thomas Henry Greet b 1864 lancing Emma Greet b 1865 lancing John Bennett Greet b 1866 Lancing Emma Jane Greet b 1869 lancing Elizabeth Greet b 1876 Lancing On 1911 census Elizabeth is recorded as having 6 surviving children, and 7 deceased. 1861 census: housemaid at the Vicarage, Lancing 1864: John recorded as a sailor on baptismal record for son Thomas. 1871 census: occupation: sailor 1881 census: a brickmakers labourer. 1891 census: Residing South Street, Lancing Occupation; gardener’s labourer 1901 census: a market garden labourer. Residing South Street with lodgers Henry B Verrall and Agnes Tyler. 1911 census: Residing Fuschia Cottage (Salt Lake). )occuaption market garden, own account. Son John living with them. 1915 electoral register: Residing 6 Salt lake See GREET file WILLIAM STEER Born: 22/5/1842 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 3/7/1842 Died: 1892 in Lancing. Married: 1870 in Brighton district. Spouse: Mary Ann Wicks (see Note 4) Baptised: 10/3/1841 St Peter, Brighton Parents: George and Ruth Wicks. (see Note 1) Died: 1885 Steyning district (registered as Steers) Married:. 7/8/ 1887 St Mary de Haura, New Shoreham (see Note 3) Spouse: Eliza Boxall born 1847 Eliza Searle in Storrington (see Note 2) Died; 1821 Steyning district Baptised: 1/8/1847 Parents: Thomas and Eliza Searle. Children: George James Steer b 1871 Shoreham Mary Eliza Jane Steer b 1872 Shoreham Emily Elizabeth Steer b 1874 Shoreham Amy Edith Emily Steer b 1875 Shoreham Annie Steer b 1878 Shoreham Alfred Steer b 1878 Shoreham Nellie Rose Steer b 1879 Shoreham Beatrice Louise Steer b 1883 Shoreham William Osmon Steer b 1888 Shoreham See WILLIAM STEER file JANE STEER Born: 25/3/1844 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 28/4/1844 Lancing Married; 15/2/1864 St Nicholas, Brighton Spouse; William Bowles, blacksmith Born; 1836 Rottingdean Died; 1881 Lewes Children; Sarah Jane Bowles b 1864 (see Note 1) Edith E Bowles b 1865 Lewes (see Note 2) William Ernest Bowles b 1874 Lewes Lily Mabel Bowles b 1880 Lewes (see Note 3) 1861 census; Residing 5 Park Crescent, Worthing. Occupation: Nurse to family of Henry Joseph Smith barrister not in practice. Even then Worthing was a place for retirement! She would not of course have been a trained nurse 1871 census: Residing High Street, Lewes. Occupation: William a blacksmith 1881 census: Residing 30 High St , Lewes Occupation: laundress 1911 census: Residing 9 East View Terrace, Newhaven with son William Note 1: SARAH JANE BOWLES baptised 24/5/1864 Lancing 1881 housemaid to Schlater family, Newark park Note 2: EDITH E BOWLES m 1886 Brighton Charles H Hawkins b 1865 Croydon. Children: Albert Edward Hawkins b 1886 Newhaven, Sydney V Hawkins b 1887 Newhaven, Amy M Hawkins b. 1889 Newhaven, Frederick H Hawkins b 1891 Newhaven, William E Hawkins b 1895 Newhaven, Kate Isabel Hawkins b 1897 Newhaven. 1891: 8 Chapel St, Newhaven Occupation: railway porter. 1901: Residing 42 Railway Road, Newhaven. Occupation: dock foreman Note 3: Lily Mabel Bowles 1901 census: Residing 2 Holensdale Rd Reigate, Prince of Wales. Occupation: maid Married 1903 William Shaw West Ham district. 1911 census: Insitution Eastern Rd, Brighton. Patient. 2 children, both living Note 4: William Bowles 1911 census: 9 East View Terrace Newhaven, with mother. Army pensioner JAMES STEER Born: 4/4/1846 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Baptised: 12/7/1846 Lancing Buried; 51/1/1895. new Shoreham Married: 16/3/1872 (see Note 1) Spouse; Eliza Ann Bolt Born: 12/10/1852 Lancing Baptised: 2/1/1853 Lancing Father: William Henry Bolt (see Note 2) Mother: Sarah Coysh. Died : 1908. Children: Kate Elizabeth Steer b 1877 Lancing Edith Mary Steer b 1880 Lancing James Arthur Steer b 1883 Lancing Charles Steer b 1885 Lancing Albert Edward Steer b 1888 New Shoreham Louisa Steer b 1891 New Shoreham Harry Steer b 1893 New Shoreham ALFRED STEER Born: 5/71852 Lancing Father: Ambrose Steer Mother: Emma Lawson Died: 1937 Portsmouth district Baptised: 19/9/1852 Lancing Married: 1874 in Steyning district Spouse: Ruth Rebecca Parsons Born: 1851 Shoreham Died: 1923 Portsmouth district Parents: William Henry and Emma Parsons (see Note 1). Children: Alfred William Steer b 1877 Portsea Ernest henry Steer b 1881 Portsea Albert Victor b 1888 Portsmouth 1911 states they had four children, one deceased by 1911