William Steer

(16 August 1722 - February 1797)
     William Steer was christened on 16 August 1722 in St Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire. William, son of Joseph Steare, mercer. He was the son of Joseph Steer and Maria Morewood.
     William Steer married Ann Rastall on 18 May 1744 in Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire. William Steeer of Newark upon Trent, Notts, gent and surgeon & Anne Rastall, lady of the manor of Burton, daughte rof Samuel Rastall of Newark, gent and Anne his wife who was daughter of Anne Dickenson late lady of the manor. Married at Easton juxta Stamford 10? May 1744.
     His gave consent to his daughter Frances' marriage to Richard Rider Popplelwell Steer at Crumwell, Ntt in 1780.
     William Steer made a will dated 21 May 1788 in Aldermanbury, London. In the name of God Amen, I William Steer late of Aldermanbury London do under my own handwriting and signature make publish and declare this to be my last will and testment in manner following Imprimis my will and desire is...
He mentions his wife Ann, his late brothers Charles & William Steer, his late father Joseph Steer, all his sons and his daughter Frances, his grandchildren Robert Popplewell Steer & Frances Steer (children of Frances), his sons Charles & William Steer to be joint executors. He added a codicil to his will on 4 January 1793 in Northamton. This is a codicil to be added to and taken as part ofthe last will and testament of me William Steer late of Aldermanbury but now of Northampton in the county of Northampton ...mentions his wife Ann and son Charles. He added a codicil to his will on 4 January 1793. His second codicil mentions his daughter Jane Hunt.
     William died in February 1797 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, aged 74.
     His will was proved on 22 March 1797 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     The antiquarian, Joseph Hunter wrote: He was a silkman of London, afterwards of Northampton. Died Feb 1815. Had a very large family, 2 sons & 7 daughters. Mrs Lowe of Locks, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Cole, Mrs R R Steer [Frances], Mrs Deane (Denne), Mrs Hunt. The sons in the next generation went to India.

Children of William Steer and Ann Rastall

Ann Rastall

(circa 1722 - February 1815)
     Ann Rastall was born circa 1722 in Newark, Nottinghamshire. She was the daughter of Samuel Rastel of Newark, Gent. However Burke describes her daughter as: Mary, daughter of William Steer, esq. of Northampton, by Anne his wife, daughter of the venerable William Rastall, D.D. dean of Southwell, a lineal descendant of Chief Justice Rastall.
     Ann Rastall married William Steer, son of Joseph Steer and Maria Morewood, on 18 May 1744 in Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire. William Steeer of Newark upon Trent, Notts, gent and surgeon & Anne Rastall, lady of the manor of Burton, daughte rof Samuel Rastall of Newark, gent and Anne his wife who was daughter of Anne Dickenson late lady of the manor. Married at Easton juxta Stamford 10? May 1744.
     Ann Rastall made a will in Bath, Somerset. In her will she is described as "Late of Northampton now of Argyll Buildings Bath."
     Ann died in February 1815 in Bath, Somerset.

Children of Ann Rastall and William Steer

Charles William Steer

(15 December 1750 - before 20 September 1810)
      Charles William Steer was born on 15 December 1750 in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire. He was the son of William Steer and Ann Rastall. Charles William Steer was christened on 26 December 1750 in Burton Latimer.
     Charles William Steer lived at Bradfield, St Ann parish, Jamaica.
     William Highley wrote: ... Benjamin Cole who married Harriet Steer is mentioned in the wills of Charles Steer of Basinghall Street who died in 1784 and also in the will of Charles Steer (husband of Mary Wood of Jamaica) of Devonshire Sq. who died in 1810.
I knew Charles William Steer married Mary Wood of Jamaica but did not know that he had resided at Bradfield in St Ann. There must be some close connection somewhere between Charles William Steer who married Mary Wood and Col. Charles Steer who married Miss Ewbank
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     Charles William Steer lived at Church Street, London, between 1782 and 1799.
     Charles William Steer married Mary Wood on 10 October 1782 in St George Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England. Charles William Steer of Devonshire Square, London married Mary Wood of Jamaica, daughter of ... and had Elizabeth Alice Conran of Jamaica JNL pedigree of Conran. Pallot's marriage index states: Charles Steer (of Christ Church) & Mary Wood (minor) with consent of her father William Wood, by licence, St George Hanover Square.      
Charles William Steer in 1784 in Christ Church, Spitalfields, Stepney, Middlesex. Charles was a weaver was a weaver between 1784 and 1788. Charles was a merchant from ___ 1789.
     Charles William Steer lived at Devonshire Square, London, between 1803 and 1810.
     Charles William Steer made a will dated 2 August 1810 in London. This is the last will and testament of me Charles Steer of Devonshire Square in the City of London esquire ... I give to my dear wife Mary Steer ... my beloved Mother, brother William Steer and my sister in law his wife, his son Charles William Steer... his two younger sons William Henry & George John
he mentions his six children Harriott, Sophia, Frances, William Henry, George John & Ann who are minors, his son-in-law James Vine, son William Frederick who had already cost his father for his improper conduct, and his son Charles William.

     Charles died before 20 September 1810 in London. He was buried on 20 September 1810 in St Botolph Bishopsgate, London. Charles Steer, Esquire, aged 59.
     His will was proved on 4 October 1810 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Charles William Steer and Mary Wood