Sarah? Cocksedge

(September 1851 - )
     Sarah? Cocksedge's birth was registered in the quarter ending in September 1851 in Rougham, Suffolk. She was the daughter of Abraham Cocksedge and Maria Lock. Emma, George, Isaac, John, Henry and Sarah? were listed as the children of Abraham Cocksedge in the 1861 census in Kings Hall Green, Rougham, Suffolk.

Col Charles Steer

(before 1780 - )
     Col Charles Steer was born before 1780. He was the son of Patriarch Steer.
     Col Charles Steer married Elizabeth Ewbank in 1799 in St Ann parish, Jamaica, West Indies.
     William Highley wrote: The Steer family seemed to have settled in Jamaica in the middle of the 18th century. Col. Charles of Trafalgar Plantation married the eldest daughter of William Ewbank Esq. a wealthy plantation owner. Col. Charles had a younger sister called Sarah Cole Steer born 1789 and a daughter Sarah Melmoth Steer born 1803. The Cole name is especially interesting as you may remember 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.
The Steer family seemed to acquire Bradfield plantation by the marriage of Col. Charles Steer to Miss Ewbank eldest daughter of William Ewbank Esq. He originally owned it. William Ewbank's family originally came from Yorkshire. William's wife's first name was Ann but no more is known about her.
On the 1851 census of Wiltshire there was a pupil Charles William Steer at Marlborough College aged 16 born Jamaica 1835. He is the son of John Thomas Steer of Bradfield and Trafalgar Plantation and Grandson of Col. Charles Steer. Charles William was born in St Ann. By 1878 he had inherited Bradfield Plantation & leasing and managing others. He died in 1896.
Your article, the relevant bit I have copied below, is very interesting. I knew Charles William Steer married Mary Wood of Jamaica but did not know that he had resided at Bradfield in St Ann. Who was Mary Wood the daughter of and was Elizabeth Alice Conran of Jamaica daughter of Charles William and Mary Wood? I had no knowledge of Charles and Mary having a daughter Elizabeth. If so presumably she married a Conran. All the other children I have recorded were born in Spitalfields, Christ Church, Stepney, London. 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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     Col. Charles Steer of Trafalgar Plantation, had a younger sister called Sarah Cole Steer born 1789 and a daughter Sarah Melmoth Steer born 1803.
The Steer family seemed to acquire Bradfield plantation by the marriage of Col. Charles Steer to Miss. Ewbank eldest daughter of William Ewbank Esq. He originally owned it.
He was Colonel of the St. Ann Regiment of Foot Militia in Jamaica.

Children of Col Charles Steer and Elizabeth Ewbank

Elizabeth Ewbank

     Elizabeth Ewbank was born. W Highley states: She was the eldest daughter of William Ewbank Esq. a wealthy plantation owner. William Ewbank's family originally came from Yorkshire. William's wife's first name was Ann. Robin Ewbank has provided further information on the links between the Ewbanks, Steers and the Ashmeades.
     Elizabeth Ewbank married Col Charles Steer, son of Patriarch Steer, in 1799 in St Ann parish, Jamaica, West Indies.

Children of Elizabeth Ewbank and Col Charles Steer