Elizabeth Popplewell Steer

(7 May 1753 - 6 July 1758)
     Elizabeth Popplewell Steer was commonly known as Betty. She was born on 7 May 1753 in Belton, Lincolnshire. 1753 May 7 Mrs Steer - a daughter at 1 a.m. - a difficult labour & recovered slowly. 12 June - Christening of Betty Popplewell Steer, her godmothers were Mrs Steer senior, Mr Johnson godfather, Robert Fretwell. Died July 1758 4 years old. She was the daughter of Robert Steer and Elizabeth Popplewell. Elizabeth Popplewell Steer was christened on 12 June 1753 in All Saints Cathedral, Wakefield, Yorkshire.
     Elizabeth died on 6 July 1758 aged 5. A fine strong girl, got well over the smallpox, afflicted with measles, after a putrid fever, died.
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Robert Steer

(10 May 1754 - 5 June 1754)
     Robert Steer was born on 10 May 1754 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. "10 May 1754 Mrs Steer to bed of a son 3 a.m. Robert". He was the son of Robert Steer and Elizabeth Popplewell. Robert Steer was christened on 24 May 1754 in All Saints Cathedral, Wakefield.
     Robert died on 5 June 1754 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Died 5 June 26 days old, being weakly died of violent thrush. "Bur in the chancel of Wakefield Church with Mrs Popplewell, being the same place that Mrs Smith was buried, mother to the late Mr Smith Esq of Newland".

Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer

(7 July 1756 - 28 June 1795)
     Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer was born on 7 July 1756 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. 1.30 a.m. Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer. He was the son of Robert Steer and Elizabeth Popplewell. Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer was christened on 6 September 1756 in All Saints Cathedral, Wakefield. His godparents were Alan Johnson, Mr Henry Shaw, godmother Mrs Sarah Smyth in Norgate.
     In Robert Steer's will dated 8 August 1771 in Sandtoft, Belton, Lincolnshire, Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer was named as heir; This is the last will and testament of me Robert Steer of Sandtoft in the county of Lincoln esquire as follows... First I give and devise all those my three freehold shares of and in the navigation of the River Dunn and also all that my freehold messuage dwellinghouse or tenement and two closes of land situate lying and being at Darnall in the county of York and now or late in the hands of Messrs Binks or their assigns and also all that my one fourth part of all that copyhold messuage, dwellinghouse or tenement and two closes of land situate lying and being at Belton in the county of Lincoln afsd and now or late in the tenure of Robert Lambert or his assigns and also all that my one other copyhold messuage dwellinghouse or tenement croft and one close of land situate ...at Belton afsd and now or late in the tenure of Matthias Dale or his assigns and also all that my one other copyhold messuage dwellinghouse or tenement croft and one close of land situate ...at Belton afsd and now or late in the tenure of the Reverend Mr Clough Or his assigns with the rents issues and profits thereof of the said copyhold premises (being already surrendered tot he use of my will) unto my dear wife Elizabeth and her assigns until my son Richard Steer shall attain the age of 21 then I give and devise all the said freehold and copyhold shares messuages lands tenements hereditaments and premises abovementioned... unto my said son Richard Steer his heirs and assigns for ever
I also give and bequeath all my personal estate goods and chattels whatsoever and wheresoever unto my brother Charles Steer of Wakefield, co. York, merchant and my worthy friend John Dawson of Doncaster in the same county, Doctor in Physick upon this special trust and confidence in them reposed and to the intent and purpose ... they shall take a schedule or inventory of the same as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and there to permit and suffer my said dear wife to use and enjoy the same during her natural life in case she continues my widow but not otherwise she giving sufficient security to them the said Charles Steer & John Dawson ... (in case she shall happen to marry or die which shall first happen) ... his brother Charles and sisters Ann, Jane, Elizabeth & Mary.... His wife, brother & John Dawson to be executors
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     1777-88 - Transfers of Mrs Ingram's mortgage and reconveyance by Sir Henry and Lady Ridgeway to R R P Steer.
In early 1777 Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer sold property in 'Sandtoft Grove', Belton, Lincolnshire. Lock Close in Darnall. On 17 January 1777 Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer Esq leased property for one year to John Parker, esquire. Memorial of the within written deed was registered at Wakefield 16 April 1777: RRP Steer of Sandtoft Grove sold to Parker a parcel of land at Darnell, in the parish of Sheffield known as the Lock Close or ... now in the occupation of John Lindley. Signed: Richard Steer. There is also a similar indenture dated 18 Jan 1777 for absolute purchase of a close & land called Lock Close. Signed Richard Steer.
Arundel Castle Manuscripts Catalogue Ref. ACM Creator(s): Howard family, Dukes of Norfolk ATTERCLIFFE-CUM-DARNALL TOWNSHIP: Deeds relating to the Lock Close in Darnall - ref. ACM/SD/234-240 - date: 1726-1777 Conveyed to John Parker of Woodthorpe (acting on behalf of Edward, Duke of Norfolk), by Richard Steer of Sandtoft, Isle of Axholme; wills of the Steer family.
Sheffield Archvies: ACM/SD/234-240 Deeds relating to the Lock Close in Darnall. Conveyed to John Parker of Woodthorpe (acting on behalf of Edward, Duke of Norfolk), by Richard Steer of Sandtoft, Isle of Axholme; wills of the Steer family. Date     1726-1777, 7 deeds and papers.
     Alan Johnson esq., Richard Ryther Poplewell Steer esq., Cornelius Stovin esq., Revd Robinson, Mr Gentle Morris, Mr Thomas Harsley, Mr John Coggan and Mr Samuel Glew were appointed at a vestry meeting held at the house of Robert Halifax to run the school and other parish charities. He was re-appointed on 1 August 1787.
     Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer married Frances Steer, daughter of William Steer and Ann Rastall, on 8 January 1780 in Cromwell, Nottinghamshire. Saturday last, was married at Crumwell, Richard Rider Popplewell Steer, Esq., of Sandtoft Grove, Lincolnshire, to Miss Frances Steer, Edmonton, Middlesex .
He may have had a daughter Eiza, whose death was reported in the Leeds Intellligencer 11 Sep 1781: On Monday last died, at Sandtoft Grove, Lincolnshire, Miss Eliza Steer, second daughter of Mr Steer, Aldermanbury, London.
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     Agreement 16 Aug 1782: 1. John Kelsey. 2. Alan Johnson, Richard Ryther Poplewell Steer and Cornelius Stovin, esquires, 3 of the freeholders and copyholders of the parish; John Slack, churchwarden; and the said Richard Ryther Poplewell Steer and Peter Plath, overseers of the poor.
The agreement allows Kelsey to enclose a parcel of ground, formerly part of the waste, and to erect a cottage of brick and lime on the land for the habitation of himself and his wife. Kelsey is to keep it in good condition and pay the overseers a rent of 1d per year. After the death of both Kelsey and his wife the property is to be used for the benefit of the poor of the parish
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     Agreement between: 1. John Kelsey.
2. Alan Johnson, Richard Ryther Poplewell Steer and Cornelius Stovin, esquires, 3 of the freeholders and copyholders of the parish; John Slack, churchwarden; and the said Richard Ryther Poplewell Steer and Peter Plath, overseers of the poor.
The agreement allows Kelsey to enclose a parcel of ground, formerly part of the waste, and to erect a cottage of brick and lime on the land for the habitation of himself and his wife. Kelsey is to keep it in good condition and pay the overseers a rent of 1d per year. After the death of both Kelsey and his wife the property is to be used for the benefit of the poor of the parish.
Added to this is a similar agreement undertaken by Sarah Platts of Belton, widow.. Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer was widowed on 22 May 1784 on the death of his wife Frances Steer.      
Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer paid Game duty, his address being Sandtoft Grove, in the parish of Belton in January 1786 in Lincolnshire.
     Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer and Hannah Stanser obtained a marriage licence on 21 May 1786 in York. He claimed to be aged 24 and she 20 when they were 29 and 19.
     A marriage settlement between Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer and Hannah Stanser was made on 23 May 1786 in Belton. Settlement on marriage of Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer of Sandtoft Grove esq. and Hannah daughter of Robert Stancer of Bullwell co. Notts. clerk (re land in Belton).
     Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer married secondly Hannah Stanser on 24 May 1786 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. The witnesses to their marriage were Robert Stanser jr., Cassandra Stanser and George Stanser. The Stamford mercury & the Leeds Intelligencer 30 May 1786 reported: Wednesday, was married Richard Ryder Popplewell Steer, Esq; of Sandtoft-Grove this county, to Miss Hannah Stanser, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Stanser, vicar of Bulwell and Basford, both near Nottingham.
     In the Lincoln Archives: a schedule of title deeds of RRPS of Hatfield relating to lands at Crowle. 1743-1788. They mention Richard Popplewell of Temple Belwood, Elizabeth Popplewll of Temple Belwood, Richard Popplewell & Robert Steer surgeon; Alan Johnson, Katherine his wife & Robert Steer, etc.
     Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer was mentioned in the manorial court roll dated 26 April 1791 in Hatfield, Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer, esq., of Hatfield, to Thomas Smeaton, of Hatfield. ½a. in the Furfield, ½a. in the Old Mill Field, ½a. in the Old Mill Field, 1r. in the Old Mill Field, all in Hatfield. Entry fine of 7d.
Court baron and customary of Hatfield of the Rt.Hon.Frances, Lady Viscountess Irwin.      
Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer was not listed but Game duty was paid by John Johnson, Gent, Sandtoft Grove, his widow's future husband. in September 1791 in Lincolnshire.
     Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer made a will dated 15 May 1794 in Hatfield. His extremely long and repetetive will mentions lands in Belton, Crowle, Eastoft, Ealand, Epworth & Thorne. His wife Hannah was pregnant at the time.
He mentions at Belton all those four closes lying together in a ring fence called Ryther Hall closes c.16 acres. Hannah to be guardian of Elizabeth & the unborn child, Alexander Johnson & Robert Cutforthey to be guardian of Robert & Frances Katherine.

This is the last will and testament of me Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer of Hatfield in the County of York esquire, being of sound and perfect mind and memory ... whereas by a certain indenture of settlement made previous to and in consideration of my marriage with my dear wife Hannah Steer, I did grant unto John Shore of Sheffield in the Co. York, Banker and Robert Cutforthey of Rotherham in the said Co. York, wine merchant, and their heirs certain messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Belton in the Co. of Lincoln with their appurtenances; to hold unto the said John Shore and Robert Cutforthey their heirs and assigns, to the uses upon the trusts and to and for the intents and purposes therein mentioned in the said indenture of settlement: Now I do in pursuances of the powers reserved and given to me in and by the said in part recited indenture of settlement ... property in Belton aforesaid, comprised in the settlement (subject to an annuity of £100 payable to my said wife for her life) and also all other messuages, etc, in Belton aforesaid, Crowle, Eastoft, Ealand, Epworth and Thorne or elsewhere in the Counties of Lincoln and York; and also all those my 3 shares of the 150 shares of and in the navigation of the River Dun in the said county of York (which hereditaments and premises in Crowle aforesaid are subject to a mortgage to John Pigott of Oswaldkirk in the said County of York, clerk, for assuring to him the payment of the sum of two thousand and five hundred pounds and interest for the same) unto Alexander Johnson of the Temple London, Esquire and the said Robert Cutforthey their heirs, etc, upon the trust and to and for the several uses ... (that is to say) upon trust that they the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them shall and do take and receive the rents, dividends, issues and profits of all and every my said messuages, cottages, closes, lands, tithes, shares in the Navigation tenements, hereditaments and premises respectively until some one of the persons to whom any use or estate on and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively is hereinafter limited shall have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate and shall and do by with and out of the said rents, dividends, issues and profits pay and discharge all my just debts (except the said sum of two thousand and five hundred pounds and interest so owing on mortgage as aforesaid) and funeral expenses; for the necessary and proper maintenance, education and support of my son Robert Popplewell until 21; and to Robert at 21 (in case my said son Robert Popplewell dies before 21) property in Epworth aforesaid and by with and out of the dividends of two of my said shares in the said Navigation pay and apply such yearly sum and sums of money as they shall think necessary and proper for my daughter Frances Katherine until 21 or marriage with the consent and approbation of her guardians; and shall do place until my said daughter Frances Katherine shall attain the age of 16 years; and at 16 Frances Katherine 16 guineas for her own use and benefit; the rest at 21 years or marriage with such consent; and (in case my said daughter Frances Katherine dies before 21 or marriage) property in Epworth aforesaid; and (in case the child wherewith my said wife is now enceinte or pregnant shall be a son) upon further trust property in Belton aforesaid (comprised in the said indenture of settlement and hereinafter limited in use to my daughter Elizabeth) pay one moiety or half part of the said annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds so cured big the said indenture of settlement and pay to my said wife for her life as aforesaid; and shall and do by with and out of the residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits pay and apply such yearly sum and sums of money as they the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey shall think necessary and proper for the maintenance education and support of my said daughter Elizabeth, until 21 or be married with the consent and approbation of her guardian; and shall and do place and put out the residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits upon such security or securities as the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall approve until my said daughter, Elizabeth shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with such consent and approbation as aforesaid; and shall and do pay such residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues, and profits together with all interest which shall be due for the same unto my said daughter, Elizabeth when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with such consent and approbation as aforesaid to and for her own use and benefit; and (in case my said daughter, Elizabeth shall happen to die before she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with such consent and approbation as aforesaid) shall and do place and put out the residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits upon such security or securities, as they the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such survivor shall approve unti1 some one of the persons to whom any use or estate of and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively shall have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate and shall and do pay such residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits together there with all interest which shall be due for the same unto such person or persons to whom any use or estate of and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively is hereinafter limited etc. shall first have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate and( in case the child wherewith in said wife is now enceinte or pregnant shall be a son) upon further trust that the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrator's of such survivors shall and do by with and out of the residue and remainder of the rents, issues and profits of my messuages cottages, closes, lands, tithes, tenements and hereditaments in Crowle aforesaid pay and discharge the interest of the said sum of two my thousand my and five hundred pounds (so owing on mortgage as aforesaid my until some one of the persons to whom any use of estate of and in the said my hereditaments and premises is hereinafter limited shall have or be in their immediate possession of such use or estate; and shall and do by with and out of the residue and remainder of the rents, issues and profits of my messuages, closes, lands, tithes, tenements and hereditaments in Belton aforesaid comprised in the said indenture of settlement and hereinafter limited in use to such unborn son pay one moiety or half part of the said annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds secured by the said indenture of settlement and payable to my said wife for her life as aforesaid; and shall and do by with and out of the said residue and remainder of the said rents, issues and profits of the said hereditaments and premises in Crowle, Eastoft and Ealand aforesaid and of the said last mentioned and tenements and premises in Belton aforesaid pay and apply such yearly sum and sums of money as the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall think necessary and proper for the maintenance, education and support of such unborn son until he shall attain the age of twenty one years; and shall and do place and put out the residue and remainder of the rents, issues and profits of the said hereditaments and premises in profits Eastoft and Ealand aforesaid and of the said last mentioned hereditaments and premises in Belton aforesaid upon such security or securities as the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors of administrators of such survivor shall approve until such untorn son shall attain the age of twenty one years and shall and do pay such residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits together with all interest which shall be due for the same unto such unborn son when he shall attain the age of twenty one years; and (in case such unborn son shall happen to die before he shall attain the age of twenty one years, shall and do place and pay the residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits upon such security or securities as the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such survivor shall approve until some one of the persons to whom any use or estate of and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively is hereinafter limited shall have or be in the immediate possessions of such use or estate and shall and do pay such residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits together with all interest which shall be due for the same unto such person or persons to whom any use or estate of and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively is hereinafter limited as shall first have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate, and (in case the child wherewith my said wife he is now enseint or pregnant shall be a daughter) upon further trust they the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivors of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do after paying and discharged the interest of the said sum of two thousand and five hundred pounce (so owing on mortgage as aforesaid ) place and put out the residue and remainder of the said rents, issues and profits of my messuages cottages, closes, lands, tythes, tenements and hereditaments in Crowle aforesaid until some one of the persons to whom any use or estate of and in the same hereditaments and premises is hereinafter limited shall have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate; and shall and do pay such residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits together with all interest which shall be due for the same unto such person or persons to whom any use or estate of and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively is hereinafter limited as shall first have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate, and shall and do by with and out of the residue and remainder of the rents, issues and profits of my messuages closes, lands, tenements and hereditaments in Belton aforesaid (comprised in the said indenture of settlement and hereinafter limited in use to my daughter Elizabeth) pay one moiety or half part of the said annuity or yearly sum of one hundred pounds secured by the said indenture of settlement and payable to (said wife for her life as aforesaid, and shall and do by with and out of the residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits and by with and out of the residue and remainder of the rents (issues and profits of my said measures cottages, closes, lands, tenements and hereditaments in glared aforesaid pay and apply such yearly sum and sums of money as the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors, or administrators of such survivor shall think necessary and proper for the maintenance, education and support of my daughter, Elizabeth until she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with the consent and approbation of her guardian, and shall and do solace and put out the residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits upon such security or securities as the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators, of such survivor shall approve until my said daughter Elizabeth shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with such consent and approbation as aforesaid, and shall and do pay such residue and remainder of the said lent mentioned rents, issues and profits together with all interest which shall (due for the same unto my said daughter Elizabeth when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with such consent and approbation as aforesaid to and for her own use and benefit and (in case my said daughter Elizabeth shall happen to die before she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with such consent and approbation as aforesaid) shall and do pay and by the residue and remainder of the rents, issues and profits or the said last mentioned hereditaments and premises in Belton aforesaid or so such thereof as they the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall think necessary and proper for and towards the maintenance, education and support of such unborn daughter until she shall attain the age of twenty one years or be married with such consent and approbation as aforesaid and shall and do place and put out the residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits upon such security or securities as the said Alexander Johnson and Robert Cutforthey or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall approve until some one of the persons to whom any use or estate of and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively is hereinafter limited shall have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate, and shall and do pay such residue and remainder of the said last mentioned rents, issues and profits together with all interest which shall to due for the same unto such person or persons to whom any use or estate of' and in the same hereditaments and premises respectively is hereinafter limited as shall first have or be in the immediate possession of such use or estate, and.
     Richard died on 28 June 1795 in Bawtry, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire, aged 38. On Sunday se'nnight died, at his house in Bawtry, Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer, Esq. formerly of Wakefield. He was buried on 3 July 1795 in Belton.
     His will was proved on 29 October 1795 at the Prerogative Court of York. Alexander Johnson Esquire one of the executors in trust above named was sworn before the Revd Richard Forrrest, Clerk Surrogate. Passed 20 October 1795.

Children of Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer and Frances Steer

Children of Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer and Hannah Stanser