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I have received the following message about the sale of a family bible
recording the birth of John Steer on July 8 1849. The information in the
message points to John son of James and Hannah born in Tiverton (1851
census). I have no other information about this, apart from Mike Hill's
I was at an auction preview today and noted a family bible relating to
John STEER who was born at 5am on July 8 1849. Further entries refer to
his marriage, the arrival of his children and subsequently his daughter
Kate marriage to Harry Richards BROOM and the arrival of their children
between 1903 and 1914.
John STEER was a grain merchant at The Old Mill, Culmstock (now
converted into flats) and the BROOM's farmed at Ditton Hill Farm,
Surbiton now converted to riding stables.
This is Lot 845 described as a Family Bible Leather bound published by
John Brown 1812, the written entries on on the fly leaf only. The
estimate is £50-£80. Details from
PUMP HOUSE AUCTIONS 01329 836659.
Hope you can find a descendant who might like to retrieve this family
023 9225 4367
A few years ago I had a Y-DNA test by Ancestry which disclosed a very close
link with Roger STEER, also on this list. While my own research is at a
brick wall Roger's line is almost certain to belong to the STEER's of
Bletchingley, Surrey, so I can be reasonably certain my own line connects to
this same branch.
Ancestry recently announced they were discontinuing Y-DNA & Mt-DNA tests and
no longer hosting the results, so I transferred to FTDNA and took an upgrade
My results from FTDNA show that I am related to John STEERE in the USA, a
descendent of John STEERE of Providence, Rhode Island, suspected to be the
John STEERE baptised 1634 in Ockley, Surrey. We have a genetic distance of
two markers on a 37 marker test, which apparently indicates a 99%
probability of a common shared ancestor 500 years ago, and so fits John
STEERE of Providence Island being of the Surrey STEER(E) herd.
Looking on the list archive I see that much has been published about the
Steere's of Ockley. However all good research should work backwards and not
forwards and so I need to prove the link. I am also in touch with Bonnie who
is also on this list.
The Bletchingley STEER family of Roger and myself appear to go back to
Thomas STEER who married Mary and had six children, although more
documentary research is needed.
If there is anyone else connected to the Bletchingley STEER's can they get
in touch, and if you are a male STEER(E)(S) then please consider taking a
Y-DNA test as it can point you in the right direction when the paper trail
I do understand that if you join the STEERS surname project at FTDNA that
tests are cheaper than if bought yourself but please check with the project
group administrator Carole STEERS. See
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Steers/default.aspx or contact Carole
>From the project I see that Carole's STEERS are unrelated to my
STEER/STEERE's having different Haplogroup's. I do not fully understand it
To 'Steer' website members who have over the years had contact with and come
to know Gordon Steer of Adelaide Australia, sadly last week on 18 August
Gordon passed away aged 88 years.
Gordon was a very special person - a creative and positive man who my
husband and I came to know on our own ancestry search and he will be very
much missed. He was passionate about many things in life in particular his
family who I have learned were very special to him and he enjoyed searching
his family history. His funeral service was a wonderful celebration of his
life and the many people who attended were able to attest to this. I feel
very privileged to have known him.
Val Smyth (nee Steer)
John and Val Smyth
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Sent: Sunday, 8 April 2012 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: [STEER] Nicholas John Steer 1830
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You may have found his siblings by now but if not I think I have them mainly
from the Census information. Nicholas John Steer and Charlotte Elizabeth
Roberts were my paternal great-grandparents.Nicholas was the sixth of eight
children. Parents were Nicholas Steer. born c 1797 as was his wife Jane,
both in Newton Abbot, Devon. Jane died in the March qtr 1877 and Nicholas
in March qtr 1844.
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