Jack Steer asked me to post an E mail explaning who is who in the book
Beesands & Hallsands of yesteryear. This is the reply to the previous query
which will aid this explanation.
Alfie 'Rishun' Steer is Alfred Shepherd Steer b 15/4/1888 d 4/2/1970 son of
1859 William Steer & Jane Randall. Alfie married Edith Goodman of Plymouth
at Stokenham on 4/2/1920. No children. Alfie comitted suicide by walking
into the sea exactly 50 years to the day that he was married.
Edith died in 1968 aged 83.
'Johno' Steer is John Ambrose Steer b 1900 the son of John Steer b 1875 &
Mary Jane Weeks b 1873.
He married Mabel Courtney (widower) in 1933 at Stokenham. No Children.
Ned is Edward Steer one of the six sons of George Henry Steer 18/2/1866 and
Mary Elizabeth Stone 1865. Ned used to own the only petrol station in
Beesands (now closed) and was a carrier who transported the local crabs to
the railway station. The other sons were Robert, William, Samuel, Fred and
George (my grandfather).
Den is the son of George, Ken is the son of Fred and Peter is the son of
Robert. Dave is a misprint, it should have read Den.
Page 7. Johno & Fred Steer (as above). Freda Steer (nee Courtney) is Freds
Page 9. Glad Steer (nee Courtney, sister of Freda) who is married to William
Steer (Freds brother)
Babe in arms Colin Steer is child of Fred and Freda as are the
other 2 children Tony & Audrey.
Fred & Freda's other son Robin is pictured on page 32 wearing
the dads army uniform)
Page 9. Graham Lynn great great grandson of William James Lynn & Mary
John Henry (Jack) Crispin, son of William Crispin & Edith Steer
(dau of John Steer & Elizabeth)
(Jacks brother Bert is pictured on page 15 with his son George)
William Moore, grandson of Albie Gillard & Emma Mary Steer (dau
of Thomas Roper Steer and
Page 12 Carrying the kissogram girl is Andrew Steer, son of Den. Dens wife
(nee Marr) is pictured on page 32 sitting on the bar.
Page 13 William Steer & nephew Den.
Page 15 Reg Lynn grandson of William James Lynn & Mary Elizabeth Steer.
William Stone my father who married Betty Steer, the daughter
of George Steer (on the right)
and Blanche Lynn (dau of William James Lynn & Mary Elizabeth
Page 16 Robert Steer (nickname Bob Summers, son of Charles Steer & Mary Jane
Roper) is the father of
Isabella Steer. Isabella is pictured on page 22 standing at
the front in the glasses, with her second
husbamd Frank Crocker). Previously Isabella was married to
Franks brother John who was
killed in WWII. John Cocker the son of John & Isabella is
pictured on page 15(top) taking a
crab out of a pot. Lewis Crocker page 10 is Franks' younger
Frank, John & Lewis are grandsons of Peter Crocker & Jane
Louisa Steer b 18/2/1864
Page 19 The woman sitting next to Robert Steer is Jane Steer or married Mr
Perring from Strete.
Page 25 Frank (Dubby) Steer is the son of George Steer b 17/3/1867 and Ann
John (Uncle) Steer is the father of Johno Steer and the
brother of Robert Steer.
Hope thats reasonably clear. Any queries I'll be glad to answer