Family History


WILLIAM WAS THE HALF BROTHER OF MY ANCESTOR GEORGE STEER. I HAVE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT DETAILS OF ONE OF CHILDREN SO FAR. PLEASE SEND ME ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS Martis1@hotmail.co.uk

WILLIAM STEER

Born: 1786 Billingshurst

Father; George Steer

Mother; Lucy Johnson born Brooker

Baptised: 17/11/1786 Billingshurst

Married: 15/7/1806 Billingshurst

Spouse: Sarah Mitchell

Children: William Steer b 1810

George Steer b 1812

Thomas Steer b 1817

James Steer b 1821

Note: Witnessed by Force Champion, Joseph Cranstone

 

JAMES STEER

Born: 1821 Billingshurst

Died: 1900 Horsham district

Married: Billingshurst, 21/8/1842 (see Note 1),

SPOUSE; Jane Elliott

Born: 1822 Billingshurst

Buried: 8/12/1875 Billingshurst Marrendean Lane.

Children: James Steer b 1842 Billingshurst

John Steer b 1844 Billingshurst

Rebecca Steer b 1850 Billinghsurst

Jesse Steer b 1849 Nillingshurst

William Steer b 1851 Billingshurst

Harriett Steer b 1854 Billingshurst

Moses Steer b 1858 Billingshurst

Margaret Steer born 1860 Billingshurst

Albert Steer b 1866 Billingshurst

 

1841 census: Possibly lodging White Hall, Pulborough with henry & mary Whittington

1851 census: Residing Adversane, Billingshurst. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1861 census: Residing occupation: railway plate-layer. Mother-in-law Rebecca Elliott aged 77 born Beeding, occupation charwoman living with them

1871 census; Residing MarringDean Billingshurst. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1881 census: Wiodwe living marringdean lane, Billingshurst. Occupation: foreman on parish roads lab. Mary Smith 40 housekeeper with him

1891 census: Frenches Road, Billinghsurst. Occupation: foreman parish roadmen. Mary Ann Foice housekeeper with him

Note 1: James STEER, bachelor, & Jane ELLIOTT, spinster, both Billingshurst, 21/8/1842, 28/8/1842 & 4/9/1842. 11/9/1842 Banns James STEER, bachelor, 22, labourer & Jane ELLIOTT,

spinster, 21. Groom father William STEER, labourer, Bride father John ELLIOTT, labourer. Wit William WOOD & Ann WOOD.

JAMES STEER

Born: 1842 Billingshurst

Father: James Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Buried: Possibly 29/11/1853, aged 11, from Chiltington, fever.

JOHN STEER

Born: 1844 Billinghsurst

Father: james Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Buried: 30/8/1851 aged 7, scarlet fever.

JESSE STEER

Born: 1849 Billingshurst

Father: james Steer

Mother: jane Elliot

Buried: Possibly 25/12/1853 aged 4, from Chiltington, fever.

REBECCA STEER

Born: 1850 Billingshurst

Father: James Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Married: 1873 East Preston district

Spouse: Christopher James Wren

Born: 1848 Worthing

Died: 1886 Worthing

Father: Alfred Wren

Children: Joseph Wren born 1869 Worthing (stepson)

Jessica Wren born 1874 Worthing

Fanny Wren born 1875 Worthing

Ernest Wren born 1877 Worthing

Charles Wren born 1880 Worthing

Maggie Wren born 1881 Worthing

Charles Wren born 1883 Worthing

Albert Edward Wren born 1885 Worthing

Frederick James Wren born 1892 Worthing

Minnie Laura Wren born 1894 Worthing

1871 census: Reisidng Brunswick Terrace, Chapel Rd, Worthing. Occupation: servant

1881 census: Residing 71 Newland Road Worthing. Occupation bricjklayer. Father-in-law Alfred Wren and brother-in-law Alfred Wren living with them

1891 census: Widow Rebecca residing 71 Newland Road. Occupation: laundress. Ernest the eldest child at home, a draperís errand boy

1901 census: Residing 71 Newland Road. Occupation: housekeeper for family, Ernest a bricklayer, Charles a pimp maker and Albert an errand boy

1911 census: Residing 71 Newland Road. Son Christopher, invalid from army, daughter Maggie Rusbridge, son Albert Edward butcher and daughter Minnie tailoress at home. Also Albert Hatcher, boarder and houspainter born 1848 Arundel. Married but boarder with her 1901 as well.

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WILLIAM STEER

Born: 1852 Billingshurst

Father: James Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Married; 1888 Horsham district

Spouse: Emma Kilhams

Born: 1860 Bury

Children: Sarah J Steer born 1890 Billingshurst

1871 census: Residing with parents. Occupation: agricultural labourer

1891 census: Residing Marringdean, Adversane, Billingshurst. Occupation: farm labourer

1901 census: Residing marringdean, Billingshurst. Occupation: gardener (domestic)

1911 census: Residing marrindean Lane, Billingshurst. Occupation: labourer

Note 1: Sarah Jane Steer

1911 census: Residing Woods Hill, West Chiltington. Occupation: cook (domestic)

HARRIET STEER

Born: 1854 Billingshurst

Father: james Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Married: 1873 East preston district

Spouse: james Gumbrill

Born: 1848 Billingshurst

Children: Margaret E Gumbrill born 1875 Billinghsurst

William H J born 1876 Pulborough

Alfred G E Gumbrill born 1877 Shipley

Frederick HV Gumbrill born 1879 Shopley

Lucy J Gumbrill born 1880 Shipley

Harriett Gumbrill b 1883 Shipley

Emma Lillie Gumbrill b 1884 Horsham (see Note 3)

Herbert J Gumbrill b 1890 Horsham 0See Note4

 

 

1871census: Residing with parents Occupation: unemployed domestic servant

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MOSES STEER

Born: 1858 Billingshurst

Father: James Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Baptised: 25/10/1874 from Marrendean lane,

Married: 1880 Horsham district

Spouse: Jane Francis

Children: Frances E Steer born 1880 Shipley

Emily L Steer born 1885 Shipley

Emma Steer born 1888 Horsham

Beatrice A Steer born 1891 Horsham

J Rose Steer born 1893 Horsham

James M Steer born 1898 Horsham

Ethel Steer born 1901 Horsham

Olive Steer born 1903 Horsham

Katheleen M Steer born 1906 Itchingfield

11 children, 2 died by 1911

1881 census: Residing Bakers Lane Shipley. No occupation given

1891 census: Residing with sister Rebecca Wren. Occupation: general labourer

1891 census: Residing Two Mile Ash, Bonfire Hill, Horhsam. Occupation: farm labourer

1901 census: Residing Two Mile Ash Horsham. Occupation: general labourer

1911 census: Residing Hills Field Cottage itchingfield. Occupation: general foreman

Labourer

Note 1: Frances E Steer married 1901 Harry Randall born 1877 Billingshurst

Children: Bessie Randall born 1902 Horsham; Harold Randall born 1903 Itchingfield; Doris Randall born 1906 Itchingfield; Percy James Ranall born 1909 itchingfield

1900 census: Residing Two Mile Bowden, Horshsm rural. Occupation cook (domestic)

1911 census: Residing 3 Jessamine Terrace, Barnes Green. Occupation: night watchman Christs Hospital

Note 2: Emma Steer

1911 census: Servant at Seafield Villa, Seafield Road, Hove

Note 3: Rose Steer

1911 census: housemaid at 16 New Church Road Hove

MARGARET STEER

Born: 1862 Billingshurst

Father: James Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Baptised: 27/7/1862

Buried: 22/10/1881 from Parbrook.

1881 census: Servant at NewBridge Farmhouse, Pulborough

SARAH JANE STEER

Born: 1864 Billingshurst

Father: James Steer

Mother: Jane Elliot

Baptised: 25/9/1864 Billinghsurst

Buried; 26/10/1864 Billingshurst

 

ALBERT STEER

Born: 1866 Billingshurst

Father: James Steer

Mother: jane Steer

Baptised; 26/8/1866 Billinghsurst

Buried: 21/3/1868 Billingshurst aged 1 year 9 months.

25/9/1864 Sarah Jane d/o James & Jane STEER, labourer buried . 26/10/1864 George STEER, 21