Looking again at the source of my Edenbridge information I note that the
child Edward baptised Brasted 1832 buried Edenbridge 1833 aged 16 months has
not been placed with Edward & Ann but alone. The age at burial indicates an
There was another family 'of Brasted' using Edenbridge.
A George STEER c1790-1800 married Mary CREASY 16 August 1827 in Brasted,
Kent. Bachelor & Spinster both Otp. Both made their mark before witnesses
Richard STEER & Sarah STEER who also made their mark.
He was a labourer/plumber and was balloted for the Militia in 1820 aged 20
but a substitute was found. Lived in Medhurst Row a tenant of Henry
Streatfield in 1838.
Children are George STEER baptised 2 Dec 1827 Brasted. Anne STEER baptised 4
Nov 1832 Hever, Kent. Hannah STEER baptised 28 Dec 1834 Hever, Kent. Reuben
STEER baptised 15 Jan 1837 Edenbridge buried 1840 Brasted, Kent. Lastly John
STEER baptised 3 Mar 1839 Edenbridge.
The child Edward born 1831 Brasted buried Edenbridge 1833 aged 16 months
could therefore belong to George & Mary and not Edward & Ann.
The family are back in Brasted in 1841 with their surviving children and
David SKINNER age 65 & John HODGE age 30, both born Kent, no connection
I cannot yet find who George's parents are or find the family after 1841. I
suspect he is a son of George STEER c1765 parents unknown who married Mary
MITCHELL in Crowhurst, Surrey, and I've now established Mary is the 1833
Edenbridge burial, and they had a son Richard who married a Sarah SKINNER
and are possibly the witnesses to George's marriage to Mary CREASY. I have
two John STEER's one baptised Lingfield 1790 and the other Lingfield 1801.
Which belongs to George & Mary MITCHELL I do not know.
Anyway this does indicate that Edward who emigrated to Canada could have had
a son Edward in 1832.
I've searched for emigrants but the 1830's are not known for passenger
lists. I did find that the Vessel 'Nereid' sailed from London to Quebec
arrived on or between week ending August 25 1838, carrying some passengers
sent by the parish of Edenbridge, Kent. Could Edward had been with them?