Greaves Steer

(7 July 1725 - )
     Greaves Steer was christened on 7 July 1725 in St Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of George Steer and Jane Clough.

Jane Steer

(22 August 1713 or 15 - before 14 June 1714)
     Jane Steer was christened 22 August 1713 or 15 in St Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of George Steer and Jane Clough.
     Jane died before 14 June 1714. She was buried on 14 June 1714.

Joseph Steer

(16 January 1688/89 - 27 July 1744)
     Joseph Steer was christened on 16 January 1688/89 in St Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Steer and Sarah Ludlam.
Benjamin Steer was apprenticed to Joseph Steer on 15 February 1714 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Joseph Steer of Sheffield mercer & draper; Ben, son of William Steer of Darnall, Nov 19. He paid the indenture tax on Wm Swift 31 Mar 1712.
     1715 "nomina guardianorum" Joseph Steer, Sheffield.
     Joseph Steer married Maria Morewood on 17 November 1715 in Bradfield, Yorkshire.
     Joseph Steer, 35, mercer of Sheffield was a witness in a case about violation of church rights (parishioners: brawling in church).
     In William Steer's will dated 27 August 1725 in Darnall, Sheffield, Joseph Steer was named as heir; In the name of God Amen, I William Steer of Darnall in the parish of Sheffield and county of York, chapman, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following ... all my estates both real and personal with the payment of my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses
All my messuages lands and tenements whatsoever lying in the several parishes of Sheffield Rotherham Aston and Hansworth als Handsworth in the county of York I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Sarah Steer for and during the term of her natural life if she continues a widow in my name I also give and bequeath unto my loving wife all my ready money and all my mortgage bonds in bills and other securities whatsoever and all my personal estate whatsoever if she continues a widow in my .... but if she marries then I will that my several children hereafter mentioned to whom I devise the several parts of my real estate shall immediately after her marriage enter upon the several shares and parts of my real estate to them hereby devised and receive and take the rents and profits of the same to their own use and benefit And I also will if my said wife shall marry she shall be accountable to my children for all my personal estate that she shall have possessed herself of and after her marriage I give and devise all my personal estate whatsoever to my eight children
William George Joseph John Benjamin Charles Elizabeth the wife of Edmund Swift of Darnall and Ann the wife of William Binks of Darnall to be equally divided among them
And whereas in 1706 I purchased of the most noble Thomas Duke of Norfolk the first and next presentation and nomination and free disposition to the rectory of parochial church of Hansworth als Handsworth when the same should first and next happen to be vacant now I do herby give and devise the same to unto my said loving wife upon this trust and consideration that she present my son Charles to the same when it shall happen to be vacant or if my son Charles should die before the
said rectory happens to be vacant then that she present to the same when it shall happen to be vacant my grandson William Steer son of my eldest son William Steer of Ecclesfield in the county of York, clerk, or such one of my grandchildren are at that time when a vacancy shall happen shall be capable of taking the said presentation but I give my said loving wife full power and authority with the consent of my son Charles to dispose of the said dispensation in what manner my said son Charles and she shall think fit for his benefit and advantage.
I give to my said eight children five pounds a piece to buy them mourning my dwelling house at Darnall together with the orchard and croft thereunto belonging... and the close called the Lock Close lying at Darnall afsd and a piece of land abutting upon the place called .... in Darnall afsd containing 34 yards thereabouts in length and about 14 yards in breadth now in the occupation of Benjamin Hoyland I give and devise and bequeath after the death or second marriage of my wife unto my eldest son William Steer afsd his heirs and assigns for ever and also all my lands called the Falcons or Falconers Wood lying the parish of Aston afsd now held ... for 10 years by John Brinsworth of Staley als Stavely in the county of Derby, butcher I give .. to my said son William his heirs and assigns for ever the close called the Wear Close lying in the parish of Aston afsd near the said lands called the Falconers containing 5 acres
I give ... to my son Joseph Steer of Sheffield, mercer, 200 pounds the close called the Mill Close containing 3 acres and the close called Chappel Bank containing one acre in Aston afsd
And also all those six closes called the Strattens? in Handsworth ... 18 acres to my son Charles Steer of Bradfield, Yks, clerk ...
my son John shall have receive and take to his own use the profits of the coal pits that are now wrought in the closes called High Hassells in Rotherham and shall have full liberty to sink pits and get coal in any part of the closes called High Haswell and shall have free leave for passage of Horses and carriages to the same thought the farm called Savage Bushes lying in the parish of Handsworth afsd ... and those five closes called High Hassell lying in the parish of Rotherham and the farm called Savage Bushes in the parish of Handsworth which I hold in lease from Thomas Duke of Norfolk
I give to my daughter Ann wife of William Binks of Darnall the dwelling house at Darnall he now lives in for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease I give and devise the same to Steer Binks son of the said William and Ann Binks his heirs and assigns for ever ... but I will that during his minority the rents received by his father William Binks to him the said William Binks own use and benefit ...
I desire my son William Steer to be aiding and assisting to his mother in the performing of this my will ... to be kind to such of my children as have had the least portion from me in my lifetime and of this my last will and testament ... my said wife my sole executrix I now put my hand 27 August 1725. William Steer his mark. ... Witnessed by Mary Twigg, Jonathan White, Ro: Chappell.
Joseph was a mercer in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He was elected town trustee 4 Jan 1738/9 until his death on 27 July 1744. Voted for C Turner, esq. in 1741 poll for Yorkshire at Sheffield.
     Joseph Steer made a will dated 8 June 1744 in Sheffield. Joseph Steer of Sheffield, mercer. To his wife Maria an annuity of £40 for life with the interest and produce of £200, with power to dispose of the £200 at her death among his 3 sons, Charles, Joseph and William;
To his wife, the free use of all his household goods, silver plate and furniture;
To his brother William Steer, clerk £5.5s. to buy mourning;
To his sister in law Mrs Martha Scrivens, widow, £2.2s. to buy a ring;
Whereas his son William has £100 in his own possession and there are £200 settled on Charles and Joseph by their aunts Mrs Staniland and Mrs Scrivens, the said £200 is to be paid to Charles and Joseph;
All other his real and personal estates to his 3 sons;
Charles to have his gold watch;
Sons to be executors.
     Joseph died on 27 July 1744 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, aged 55. He was buried after 27 July 1744 in St Paul's, Sheffield.
     His will was proved on 30 July 1744 at York. Joseph Steer of Sheffield, mercer - To his wife Maria an annuity of £40 for life with the interest and produce of £200, with power to dispose of the £200 at her death among his 3 sons, Charles, Joseph and William - to his wife, the free use of all his household goods, silver plate and furniture - to his brother William Steer, clerk £5.5s. to buy mourning - to his sister in law Mrs Martha Scrivens, widow, £2.2s. to buy a ring - whereas his son William has £100 in his own possession and there are £200 settled on Charles and Joseph by their aunts Mrs Staniland and Mrs Scrivens, the said £200 is to be paid to Charles and Joseph - all other his real and personal estates to his 3 sons - Charles to have his gold watch - his sons to be executors.

Children of Joseph Steer and Maria Morewood