Catherine Steer

(11 June 1765 - before 1 October 1849)
     Catherine Steer was christened on 11 June 1765 in All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Catherine, daughter of Mr Charles Steer. She was the daughter of Charles Steer and Sarah Allott.
     Catherine Steer married Benjamin Kennet before 1793.
     Catherine Steer made a will dated 6 February 1847 in Sidmouth, Devon.
     Catherine died before 1 October 1849 in Sidmouth, Devon.
     Her will was proved on 2 October 1849 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Edward Steer is listed in the Death Duty registers.

Children of Catherine Steer and Benjamin Kennet

Benjamin Kennet

(circa 1754 - 15 July 1815)
     His name was legally changed to Dawson. Benjamin Kennet was also known as Kennet Dawson in records. Benjamin Kennet Dawson Esq of Wakefield purchased the estate of Frickly from William Payne Esq., it descended to his son who made it his usual residence (Richard Kennet Dawson of Frickley). The hereditary name of Mr Kennet Dawson is Kennet, being the great grandson of Rev Benjamin Kennet, who was vicar of Bradford. His father added the name Dawson and assumed the arms in pursuance of directions contained in the will of his aunt Hannah Pownall (formerly Kennet), relict of Thomas Pownall, FSA, sometime Governor of Massachusetts and South Carolina, the eminent antiquary.... See Alumni Cantab. for full details. He was born circa 1754 in Frickley, Yorkshire.
     Benjamin Kennet married Catherine Steer, daughter of Charles Steer and Sarah Allott, before 1793.
     Benjamin was registered as Benjamin Kennet Dawson esq. voting at Wakefield re property in Hemsworth at Wakefield, Yorkshire, on the 1807 electoral roll.
     Stanser v Dawson. Bill and answer. Plaintiffs: Robert Stanser and another. Defendants: Benjamin Kennatt Dawson. Stanser v Dawson. Bill and answer. Plaintiffs: Robert Stanser and another. Defendants: Benjamin Kennatt Dawson.
     Benjamin was buried on 15 July 1815 in Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Children of Benjamin Kennet and Catherine Steer

Mary Steer

(15 March 1764 - after 1853)
     Mary Steer was christened on 15 March 1764 in All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Mary, daughter of Mr Charles Steer. She was the daughter of Charles Steer and Sarah Allott.
     Mary died on 23 January 1835 aged 70. She was listed in a directory dated 1853 as Miss Mary Steer at 35 St John's, Wakefield.
     Mary died after 1853. She was described as living, a widow, in 1850.