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Hello Irene, I have emailed you direct so I can post you William's certificate.
Apologies to list for double spacing of my previous message I do not know why it does it as I used single line spacing, so this sent without them.
There appear to be a lack of Directories available online covering Brighton in the 1880's so if anyone has them could they assist with looking up William Steer's especially fly drivers please.
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:47:56 +0800
From: Irene Collins <icol(a)westnet.com.au>
Subject: [STEER] Re: Steer Mailing List
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The death certificate details for William STEER died 2/12/1885, was my husbands gg grandfather. Thomas STEER was his G Grandfather. Thomas married Lucy Ann BOXALL, they all lived at Richmond Buildings for some time,
their daughter Charlotte Emma STEER (husbands grandmother) married Alan STONER. (In Brighton) Thomas and Lucy also had 3 sons. I do have more information if anyone is interested.
I’m in Australia so don’t expect you to post the certificate, but you have given me a date of death instead of the Qtr.
Thank you for taking up the post and sorry I cannot assist but I am
Secretary & Treasurer of an international hobby society and cannot take on
I have got nowhere with my Steer/Steere family other than finding another
child using the new online birth (and death) indexes provided by the General
Register Office web site, on the page you use for ordering certificates
online. You had to register before searching but doesn't cost anything, but
is unfriendly to use. However as all births have mother's maiden names and
all deaths show age at death it is a vital aid until that information gets
released to others like FreeBMD. Transcription errors are common so if an
exact name search first followed by similar and then phonetic. As ever the
less you put in the better the result.
I do have two death certificates ordered some years ago for two William
Steer's who died in Brighton, this one is definitely unwanted and willing to
William STEER died 2/12/1885 29a Richmond Buildings age 62 Sale Porter heart
disease, informant Thomas STEER 23 Richmond Buildings, Brighton.
The other seems to fit William STEERS but may be my William who was a Fly
Driver though the age is 2 years out and my William is not known living in
William STEER died 28/9/1888 Workhouse age 70 Cab Driver of 6 Richmond
Buildings senile decay, informant Master of Workhouse.
Regards to all fellow Steer researchers,
You may or may not have noticed that Steer list was no longer functioning. When I contacted RootsWeb about it, they told me that it had been deactivated because there was no registered list administrator. I think they had a mass clear out of lists which had not been active for sometime. They said they would reactivate the list if somebody was willing to take on the role, and I have agreed to do so, in the short term preferably, mainly so that I could get a message sent to you all. Why the powers that be couldn't send a message to the list before closing it down is beyond me, simple enough thing to do.
My main interest and knowledge is regarding the Steer families of Surrey and Kent, descended from two branches, William Steer/Elizabeth Haswell and John Steer/Elizabeth Frith. Others of you have wider knowledge.
I think it might be preferable if someone younger takes on the role, but am prepared to stay as administrator for the time being if nobody else wants to take over. I can't be as active as either John or Jack were.
Hoping that you will all think about this, and/or start the ball rolling with a new topic.
Or do you think the list has outgrown it's usefulness and should remain closed?
Please let me know what you think.