Family History


JAMES STEER BORN 1846 LANCING WAS MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER'S COUSIN. THIS PAGE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. IF YOU HAVE ANY AMENDMENTS OR ADDITIONS PLEASE E-MAIL ME Martis1@hotmail.co.uk

 

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, coastguard

Mother: Sarah Coysh .

Died : 1908. New Shoreham

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

Note 1: At time of marriage he was a mariner. Witnessed by James & Louisa Bolt. The Bolts were from Devon, William Sidmouth

1861 apprentice on vessel Pritne? Rilne? St Sampson, Guernsey. James Broadhurst was master and there was a mate, 2 able seamen and three other apprentices. All but one of the crew from West Sussex. One of the apprentices Robert Tyrrrell was the same age as James and also from Lancing. The ship was registered in Shoreham 180 tons and used for coasting trade.

1871 census: Eliza was working as housemaid for Alexander Elder at the Manor House Lancing.

1881 census: Residing Alium(?) Cottage Lancing.   His widowed mother living with them Occupation: mariner   

1891 census: Eliza living with her children at 182 Brunswick Rd, Shoreham. Described as wife.

1901 census: Eliza widow living 2 Brunswick Rd, Shoreham. Nephew A J Hatcher aged 22, ironmongers assistant living with them.

Note: I presume James was at sea at time of 1871 and 1891 census

 

KATE ELIZABETH STEER

Born: 29/1/1877 Lancing

Father: James Steer

Mother: Eliza Bolt

Baptised: 1/4/1877

Buried: 2/5/1878 Lancing aged one

 

EDITH MARY STEER

Born: 6 June 1880 Lancing

Father: James Steer

Mother: Eliza Bolt

Baptised: 1/8/1880 Lancing;

            

1881 census: Name recorded as Elizabeth M

1901 census: Residing with mother. Assistant Board School teacher

1911 census: living with aunt Mary Leggatt Rose Cottage Shoreham. occupation: school mistress 

STEER Edith Mary, Registered 1 Nov 1931. Trained Folkestone Summer School in English 1929. Assistant Mistress: Council Infants School, Shoreham-by-Sea 1900-1909, Head Mistress same school 1909-.

 

JAMES ARTHUR STEER

Born: 10 January 1883 Lancing

Father: James Steer

Mother: Eliza Bolt

Died: possibly 1958 Worthing district

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation: ? monger

Not found on 1911 census. Possibly married 1912 hastings Ada may Croft born 1888 stepdaughter of William Thompson police constable. One child Alfred J Steer registered Rye district 1914

 

CHARLES STEER

Born: 11 October 1885 Lancing

Father: James Steer

Mother: Eliza Bolt

1901 census: Residing with mother

1911 census: Patient at Graylingwell Hospital Chichester. Occupation: blacksmithís labourer

 

ALBERT EDWARD STEER

Born: 1888 New Shoreham

Father: James Steer

Mother: Eliza Bolt

Baptised: 8/5/1888 New Shoreham

Married: 10/6/1914 Sompting

Spouse: Mary Butcher

Children: Kathleen M Steer born 1916

Albert H Steer born 1918

Joan E Steer born 1920

Faith Steer born 1922

Leslie J Steer born 1923

1901 census: Residing with mother. Occupation : newspaper boy

1911 census: Boarder at 49 Sugden Rd, Worthing. Occupation: nurserymanís labourer

 

 

LOUISA LOTTIE STEER

Born: 1891 New Shoreham

Father: James Steer

Mother: Eliza Bolt

Baptised: 17/5/1891 New Shoreham

Married: 1918 Steyning district

Spouse: Carlos J Vidler

Born: 1889 Romney district

1911 census: living with Aunt Elizabeth Leggatt and sister Edith, Rose Cottage, Shoreham. Occupation: dressmakerís assistant

 

HARRY STEER

Born: 1893 New Shoreham

Father: James Steer

Mother: Eliza Bolt

Died: 1903 New Shoreham