Robert Popplewell Steer-Johnson

(before April 1808 - 21 October 1871)
     Robert Popplewell Steer-Johnson was born before April 1808 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was the son of Lt Robert Popplewell Steer and Elizabeth Denny.
W P B Johnson left debts so large that his trustees, Thomas Lightfoot and John Collinson, sought and obtained in Chancery powers to raise £70,000 to pay them. This sum proved insufficient and a further £9,000 was borrowed from another of the Lightfoot family. His devise of the estate for the benefit of R P Steer could not prevent the entry of his own uncle the Rev. Richard Popplewell Johnson, rector of Ashton upon Mersey from I787 to 1835, into a life interest in the estate under the terms of the Temple Belwood settlement made in 1809 (1/34/3/4/3). Although advanced in years his life interest had to be purchased by R P Steer, now Johnson, for £7,500 and the heir had also to honour the appointment of £10,000 from the estate as the portion of the Rev. R P Johnson's daughter, Mrs Katherine Ridley. In any case the deceased father and grandfather of the heir, Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer (d. 1795), and Robert Popplewell Steer (d. 1826), had heavily burdened their own estate of £1,400 p.a. The problems of a gentleman debtor are graphically illustrated in the letters relating to R P Steer's affairs, addressed to the Epworth firm of Capes and Son, solicitors, who were the receivers for his estate from 1820 to 1824, letters which they and
their successors were very careful to preserve. Steer lived in Doncaster, and besides running up large bills with the trades-men of the neighbourhood, was heavily indebted to his former solicitor, Gilbert Hill, of Bawtry, who had loaned him £2,400 in 1818, when his mortgage credit was becoming exhausted. By 1820 he could raise a sum of £4,800 only by granting an annuity on his own life, secured by life assurance, for which he paid an effective interest rate of 13%. By 1823, several large tradesmen's bills and
Hill's mortgage and bills for professional services in attempting to obtain loans for Steer, had been liquidated, but he could still raise no further sums by mortgage, and his attempt to take out a new policy of life insurance as the basis of a further loan was also frustrated. During his visit to London in June 1823, Capes' London agents report in almost daily letters their peregrinations from the office of one life insurance company to the next with a Mr. Steer who grew increasingly despondent as every proposal was refused or deferred. Waiting until the directors conferred he was inevitably refused a policy, most probably on the grounds that he had been subject to seizures of an epileptic nature. Steer returned to Doncaster, but by November tradesmen were becoming restive and the prospect of arrest and imprisonment was alarming. His return to London en route for Calais to escape his debtors, is marked by the more vehement tone of his monetary requests to George Capes. £30 would see him across the Channel: Capes sent £20 and Steer found himself confined in No 5 Colman Buildings awaiting transfer to the King Bench Prison (January 1824). His requests for money continue for in prison he had to pay for everything cash down, a novel and unpleasant experience. His debts were £3,000, the disposable income from the estate £600 p.a. but the attempt of Capes in March 1824 to make a composition with the creditors whereby Steer would have an annuity of £200, was strongly criticised by Steer and also by Thomas Lightfoot.
JP & Deputy Lieut for Lincolnshire. "Succeeded to the estates of Temple Belwood, etc under the will of W P B Johnson Esq. dec. & pursuant to directions therein contained assumed the name Johnson only by RSM dated 26 March 1832". He was unmarried and succeeded by his nephew JWD Hilton who assumed the name Johnson by RSM 1871. He renovated Temple Belwood in c1865 for 30,000 pounds (over 3000 acres).
     Robert Popplewell Steer-Johnson and Rev Richard Popplewell Johnson were mentioned in a deed dated 5 May 1832 in 'Temple Belwood', Belton, Lincolnshire. Release by Rev. Richard Popplewell Johnson of Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, to R P Johnson formerly R P Steer of life interest in Temple Belwood for £7500..
Robert Popplewell Steer-Johnson was listed in a directory dated 1842 as Johnson Robert Popplewell , Esq at 'Temple Belwood', Belton.
Robert Popplewell Steer-Johnson was listed in a directory dated 1856 as Robt Steer Johnson, Esq at Belton, Lincolnshire. It mentions that R S Johnson owns 1/3 of the parish. He was probably also the R S Johnson, esq. who owned lands at Althorpe. It also states Robt S Johnson, Temple Belwood, now at Weedon Beck, Norths.
On the 5 October 1866 there was a sale of implements, sheds & granary for Mr Bletcher on the Mellwood Grange estate, the property of R P Johnson, esq.
     Robert Popplewell Steer-Johnson made a will dated 23 February 1870 in Belton, Lincolnshire.
     Robert Popplewell Steer-Johnson was recorded on the 1871 census in Bedford Hotel, Covent Garden, London. Robert P Johnson, unmarried, lodger, aged 63, landowner, born Epworth, Lincolnshire.
     Robert died on 21 October 1871 in Covent Garden, London . Late of Temple Belwood, Lincs.
     His will was proved on 19 March 1872 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. The will of Robert Popplewell Johnson late of Temple Belwood, Lincs, Esquire hwo died 21 Oct 1871 a the Bedford Hotel, Covent Garden, Mdx, was proved by John William Denne Hilton of Sarre Court, Kent, Esquire, a Lieutenant in the HM 3rd Regt of Hussars, the nephew and Henry Wellesley Lightfoot of 12 Sy John St, Adelphi, Mdx, Esquire, the executors.

Isabel de Steeton

( - after 1347)
     Isabel de Steeton married William de Ros, son of Sir William de Ros (of Ingmanthorpe) and Eustace Fitzralph. She was the daughter of Richard de Steeton.
3 May 1344, To John de Stonore. Whereas a plea has long been pending before him and his fellows, justices of the Bench, by the king's writ, de forma donacionis, between Isabel late wife of William de Roos of Ingmanthorp, demandant, and William son of John Gra of York, tenant, concerning 16 messuages, 11 bovates, 8 acres of land and 3 acres of meadow in Steveton, and although the king several times ordered the justices to associate themselves with the chancellor, justiciary and others of the council, and after viewing the statute de formis donacionum to proceed to the final discussion of that affair without delay, yet for some insufficient causes, it is said, they have not cared to execute that order hitherto: the king therefore orders John to cause the tenor of the process of that affair held before him and his fellows to come before the king and his council in the next parliament at Westminster, so that after it has been examined what pertains to the law and custom of the realm may be ordained for the final discussion thereof without further prosecution.
Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III, vol. 7: 1343-1346 (1904), 365..
     Isabel died after 1347.

Dinah Steff

(14 October 1795 - before 8 July 1855)
     Dinah Steff was also known as Stoff in records. She was born on 14 October 1795 in Hitcham, Suffolk.
Dinah Steff married Jonathan Grimwood, son of John Grimwood and Mary Adams?, on 8 November 1813 in Ringshall, Suffolk.
     Dinah Steff and Jonathan Grimwood were recorded on the 1841 census in Combs. Jona'n Grimwood, 50, ag. lab, Dina 45, John 25, Hannah 20, William 15, Robert 10, Mary 9, Sarah 6, Susan 3, Walter, 4 months, all born in the county.
     Dinah Steff and Jonathan Grimwood were recorded on the 1851 census in Battisford. Jonathan Grimwood, 65, ag. lab, pauper born Ringshall; his wife Dianah, 55, born Hitcham; unmarried daughter Hannah 30, pauper, born Combs, dumb; Robert unmarried son 20 born Creeting; grand daughter Susan 13, born Combs, Walter, son, 10, born Combs.
     Dinah died before 8 July 1855 in Battisford, Suffolk. She was buried on 8 July 1855 in Ringshall. Her age was given as 63.

Children of Dinah Steff and Jonathan Grimwood

Catherine A Steffani

(1875 - 1974)
     Catherine A Steffani was also known as Katherine in records. She was born in 1875 in Molong district, New South Wales. She was registered as Catherine Steffani, daughter of Gallo & Bridget. They were Gallo Steffani from Switzerland (1835-1905) & Bridget Ryder (who died 1878 at Molong).
Catherine A Steffani married Robert Hulbert Paul, son of William Henry Paul and Frances Spencer, in 1902 in Orange district, New South Wales.
     Katherine and Robert were registered at 13 Gatacre Avenue, Lane Cove, New South Wales, on the between 1930 and 1933 electoral roll. Catherine A Steffani was registered in the between 1936 and 1937 electoral roll with Gallo Steffani Paul and Dorothy Noreen Homann. Catherine A Steffani was registered in the between 1946 and 1954 electoral roll with Gallo Steffani Paul and Dorothy Noreen Homann.
     Catherine died in 1974 in New South Wales.

Child of Catherine A Steffani and Robert Hulbert Paul

Ann Stegall

(before 1710 - )
     Ann Stegall was born before 1710 in Suffolk.
Ann Stegall married John Cocksedge in 1728 in All Saints, Hopton, Suffolk.

Margaret Steggall

(say 1540 - )
     Margaret Steggall was born say 1540.
Margaret Steggall married William Jacob, son of William Jacob and Elizabeth Unknown (Jacob).

Children of Margaret Steggall and William Jacob

Charlotte STEGGLES

(1836 - )
     Charlotte STEGGLES was born in 1836 in Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk. She was christened on 22 September 1836 in Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk.
Charlotte STEGGLES married Walter Harper, son of Stephen Harper and Ann Sarah HOLLOX HORREX, on 6 January 1860 in Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk.

Marion Stein

Cyril A G Stennett

     Cyril A G Stennett married Vera Catherine Boot, daughter of William Boot and Ada Blanch Dempster, in 1908 in Bega, New South Wales.

Alexander Stephen

(3 March 1751 - )
     Alexander Stephen was born on 3 March 1751 in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was the son of George? Stephen and Euphemia? Drummond?

Ann Stephen

( - 21 July 1889)
     Ann Stephen married Sir William Dunbar 6th Bart, son of Sir Robert Dunbar 5th Bart of Durn and Elizabeth Margaret Fyfe, on 9 February 1836. See Burke, etc. for details of their issue. The birth of a daughter on 7 May 1840 at Upper Clapton, was reported in teh Forres Newspaper.
     Ann died on 21 July 1889.

George Stephen

(21 January 1748 - 28 December 1814?)
     George Stephen was born on 21 January 1748 in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. George Stephen, taylor @ Cauney? End & Euphemia Drummond his spouse had a son who was born 21 of same month [January], baptised by Mrs James H.,… and named George. He was the son of George? Stephen and Euphemia? Drummond? George was a labourer, in Aberdeen.
George Stephen married Elspet Innes before 1798. There was also a marriage between George Stephen & Mary Nichol on 1 July 1797 at Keig.
     George died on 28 December 1814? In Footdee, Aberdeen, aged 66. This matches the 1748 birth; but there was also another who died 3 Nov 1813 but he was a wright.

Children of George Stephen and Elspet Innes

George Stephen

(circa 1800? - 23 March 1842?)
     George Stephen was born circa 1800? In Scotland. He was the son of George Stephen and Elspet Innes. George Stephen was a witness at the christening of Jane Emslie on 3 April 1825 in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
In 1830 a George Stephen, boatbuilder of Catto St, was mentioned in the Kirk Session minutes of St Clement's Footdee.
     George died on 23 March 1842? In the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen.

George? Stephen

(before 1730 - )
     George? Stephen was born before 1730 in Scotland.
George? Stephen married Euphemia? Drummond? on 14 July 1747 in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Jun 24 1747 Compeared George Stephen, Taylor, in this parish of Old Machar & produced a certificate from the parish of Fordoun (signed by James Mackaile ep...) signifyuing his contract of marriage with Euphemia Drummond in said parish. Whereupon they were three several times orderly proclaimed here and married at Fordoung, the 14th day of July, year as above Mr Wiil Thomson, minister of the Gospel at Mary Kirk in the Mearns?.

Children of George? Stephen and Euphemia? Drummond?

James Stephen

(26 September 1749 - )
     James Stephen was born on 26 September 1749 in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was the son of George? Stephen and Euphemia? Drummond?

Jane Stephen

(circa 1798 - 4 March 1864)
     Jane Stephen was also known as Jean in records. She was born circa 1798 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The census entries are vague about her age and birthplace. The naming pattern suggests that her parents were Jane & Peter although her marriage and death clearly state daughter of George Stephen. No suitable record of her baptism has been found as yet. At her marriage proclamation, her father was described as George Stephen, late labourer of Footdee. There is a possible baptism on 26 May 1798 at Keig, Abd, Jean daughter of George Stephen & Mary Nicol; but there is also a Jean daughter of Geo Stephen & Margaret Duncan 27 Sep 1801 at Mortlach. She was the daughter of George Stephen and Elspet Innes.
Jane Stephen married John Emslie, son of Samuel Emslie and Elizabeth Jamieson, after 22 May 1824 in St Nicholas (North church), Aberdeen, Scotland. 22 May 1824: John Emslie, coppersmith in Aberdeen & Jean Stephen in Footdee, daughter of the deceased George Stephen, late labourer in Footdie. Cautioners James Emslie & George Stephen, Householders. Two Sabbaths & Thursday. 10/-. Another copy states George Stephen late labourer in Aberdeen. This marriage does not appear to be recorded in the St Nicholas official parish register.
     Jane Stephen and John Emslie were recorded on the 1841 census in Huntly St, Gilcomston, Old Machar. John Emslie,35, coppersmith; Peter Emslie, 5, Jean Emslie, 12, Jean Stephen, 35, Elizabeth Stephen, 68.
     Jane Stephen and John Emslie were recorded on the 1851 census in 16 Huxter Row, Aberdeen. John Emslie, coppersmith, aged 49, born Old Aberdeen, Jean, wife, aged 50, born Aberdeenshire, Peter, aged 17, son, scholar, born Old Aberdeen. There were 4 households at this address.
     Jane Stephen and John Emslie were recorded on the 1861 census in 9 Diamond Street, Aberdeen. In three windowed rooms: John Emslie, aged 59, coppersmith, born Old Machar, Jane/Jean Stephen, wife, aged 63, coppersmith's wife, born Aberdeen, Samuel Emslie, son, unmarried, coppersmith's son, 31, born Aberdeen.
     Jane died of bronchitis and dropsy on 4 March 1864 in 19 Diamond Street, Aberdeen. It was claimed that she was 69 years old, but this doesn't agree with her age as given in the censuses.

Children of Jane Stephen and John Emslie

Jane Stephen

(circa 1849 - )
     Jane Stephen was born circa 1849 in Gartly, Aberdeenshire.
Jane Stephen married Robert Benzie on 14 December 1872 in Kintore, Aberdeenshire.

Child of Jane Stephen and Robert Benzie

Allan Counsell Stephens

(7 August 1921 - 1998)
     Allan Counsell Stephens was born on 7 August 1921 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He was the son of Aubrey Counsell Stephens and Elsie Aileen Bowker.
     Allan died in 1998 in New Zealand.

Aubrey Counsell Stephens

(1892 - 1967)
     Aubrey Counsell Stephens was born in 1892 in New Zealand. Aubrey was a lawyer in 1915, New Zealand.
Aubrey Counsell Stephens married Elsie Aileen Bowker, daughter of Charles Bowker and Harriet Anne Warrington, in 1916 in New Zealand.
     Aubrey died in 1967 in New Zealand.

Children of Aubrey Counsell Stephens and Elsie Aileen Bowker

Desmond Counsell Stephens

(10 May 1920 - 12 August 1971)
     Desmond Counsell Stephens was born on 10 May 1920 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He was the son of Aubrey Counsell Stephens and Elsie Aileen Bowker.
     Desmond Counsell Stephens was employed was mining engineer.
     Desmond died on 12 August 1971 in Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia, aged 51.

Edgar L Stephens

     Edgar L Stephens married Evelyn Doris Dunbar, daughter of Frederick John Dunbar and Eugenie Beatrice Brightwell, in 1934 in Sydney, New South Wales.

James Stephens

     James Stephens married Florence Ruby, daughter of Samuel Rendell Ruby and Loveday Barter, in November 1895 in Devon. Banns were called at Abbotsbury from 27 Oct 1895. He was from Highweek St Mary.

Patricia Counsell Stephens

(30 September 1917 - 1998)
     Patricia Counsell Stephens was born on 30 September 1917 in Timaru, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Aubrey Counsell Stephens and Elsie Aileen Bowker.
Patricia Counsell Stephens married Michael Royhaba.
     Patricia died in 1998 in New Zealand.

Child of Patricia Counsell Stephens and Michael Royhaba

Elizabeth Stephenson

(circa 1635 - before 16 January 1658/59)
     Elizabeth Stephenson was born circa 1635 in Lincolnshire, England.
Elizabeth Stephenson married David Popplewell, son of David Popplewell and Ann Pettinger, on 18 December 1656 in Thornholme, Belton, Lincolnshire.
Elizabeth Stephenson married David Popplewell, son of David Popplewell and Ann Pettinger, on 23 May 1657 in Belton, Lincolnshire.
     Elizabeth died before 16 January 1658/59 in Belton, LIN. She was buried on 16 January 1658/59 in Belton.

Child of Elizabeth Stephenson and David Popplewell

Mary Stephenson

(before 1755 - )
     Mary Stephenson was born before 1755 in Yorkshire.
Mary Stephenson married John Rich, son of Jonas Rich, on 23 February 1773 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. They were both single and of the parish, Mary made her mark.

Children of Mary Stephenson and John Rich

Richard Stephenson

(circa 1600? - )
      He may be the Richard Steevenson, joiner of Gainsborough mentioned in Isabella Popplewell's will.. Richard Stephenson was born circa 1600?.
Richard Stephenson married Ann Popplewell, daughter of James Popplewell and Elizabeth Broughton, on 9 June 1623 in Belton, Lincolnshire. They witnessed John Popplewell's will dated April 1630 in Belton.

Thomas Stephenson

(circa 1755 - )
     Thomas Stephenson was born circa 1755 in Owston, Lincolnshire, England.
Thomas Stephenson married Susanna Popplewell, daughter of John Popplewell and Ann Glew, on 16 May 1782 in Belton, Lincolnshire.

John Cowell Stepney

(1791 - 15 May 1877)
     John Cowell Stepney was also known as John Stepney Cowell in records. He was born in 1791. Wikipedia states: Sir John Cowell-Stepney, 1st Baronet (1791–1877) was a British soldier, landowner and politician. He was the elder of the two sons of General Andrew Cowell (d. 1821), originally of Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, and his wife Maria Justina (d. 1821), youngest daughter of Sir Thomas Stepney, 7th baronet of Prendergast, Pembrokeshire, and Llanelly House, Carmarthenshire. He was known as [John] Stepney Cowell until he inherited the Stepney family’s estates in 1857 under the terms of the will of his uncle, Sir John Stepney, 8th baronet, when he changed the family’s name to Cowell-Stepney.
John Cowell Stepney married secondly Euphemia Jamima/Jemima Murray (Lady Stepney) on 19 November 1823 in St Giles, Staple Grove, Somerset, England. On Wednesday last at Staple-grove, near Taunton, Euphemia Jemima/Jamima, eldest daughter of General John Murray and sister to Major-General Murray, Lt Governor of Demerara, to Major Stepney Cowell, of the Coldstream Guards.
The New Annual Register
reported: At Staple-grove , near Taunton, Major Stepney Cowell, of the Coldstream Guards, to Euphemia Jemima, eldest daughter of General John Murray, and sister to MAjor-General Murray, Lt Governor of Demerara.
For more on this family see with a possible portrait of Euphemia.
They had 2 sons [James Charles] Murray Cowell (1824–54) and Sir [Emile Algernon] Arthur [Keppel] Cowell-Stepney, 2nd baronet (1834-1909).
John Stepney Cowell and Euphemia Jamima/Jemima Murray (Lady Stepney) witnessed Dr Hugh Chudleigh Standert and Euphemia Searle? Murray's wedding on 9 September 1824 in St George, Hanover Square, London, Middlesex.
     John died on 15 May 1877. He is buried in Kensal Green cemetery with his wife..

Frances Sterne

     Frances Sterne married Jeremiah Rawson, son of Benjamin Rawson and Elizabeth Plumbe, on 13 August 1734 in York, Yorkshire.

Ann Stevens

     Ann Stevens was the daughter of James Stevens and Elizabeth Wallen.