Thanks John: Much appreciated. I'll place them on the STEER List and also
send the message to the DEVON and South Hams Lists. It's very good of Kirsty
to have sent the rescords on. Thanks again, Mike.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Steer" <jdsteer(a)btopenworld.com>
To: "Michael Steer" <msteer(a)ozemail.com.au>
Cc: "Kirsty Maunder" <khmaunder(a)genealogy.fsbusiness.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:10 AM
Subject: Fw: Steers all over the place!
Attached below are some Devon Steer entries that were collected in Exeter
today by Kirsty Maunder while she researched her own surname interest.
Kirsty knows of your interest from the Devon list and has asked me to pass
this information on to you in case it should be new information. I've not
sieved through this myself yet - and it will take a while yet before I'm
properly up to speed with the Devon Steers - but if there's something to
shared with the others, on or off the list, then please do so.
From an immediate inspection I can see that some can be matched to the GRO
> 19 September 1854
> John Steer, of full age, widower, farmer of St Pauls
> Parish, Bedminster, Bristol, son of Joseph Steer,
> And Ann Down Bishop, of full age, spinster of
> Ashburton, daughter of Thomas Bishop, labourer. Both
> used their mark on the register and witnesses were
> Mary Bowden and Selena Wadge
> Baptism of Geoffrey Steer, son of John and Eliza
> Steer, blacksmith of Bickington 6 June 1858
> ZEAL MONACHORUM
> 19 May 1872
> William Steer, 28, bachelor, labourer, of Zeal
> Monachorum, son of William Steer, labourer
> And Ann Lang, 28, widow, of Zeal Monachorum, daughter
> of Giles Tozer, labourer. Both used their mark on the
> register and witnesses were Henry Burridge and Henry
> Rosina Ann Palmer Steer baptised 18 May 1873 to
> William and Ann Steer, of the village, labourer
> Charles baptised 5 October 1882, of the above.
> Then a quick census one which I am sure you have
> already - 1901 census of Ashburton:
> West Street, RG13/2053/21/7
> William H Steer, 40, coachman, domestic (worker), b.
> Eliza Steer, 36, laundress, (own account), b.
> Yalmpton, Devon
> Edith M Steer, dau, 19, laundress (worker), b.
> Brixham, Devon
> Then, in 1861 in Ashburton:
> 1 Church Houses RG9/1405/92/4
> Charles Steer, 50, blacksmith, b. Bovey Tracey
> Elizabeth, 51, b. Bovey Tracey
> Elizabeth, dau, 14, scholar, b. Bickington
> George Farr, apprentice, unm, 20, apprentice, b.
> William Certon (?), apprentice, unm, 14, apprentice,
> b. Bickington
> Eliza Coleman, serv, unm, 14, general house servant,
> b. Bickington
> Beaston, Broadhempston RG9/1406/5/3
> Joseph Steer, widr, 45, ag lab, b. Ashburton
> Elizabeth Ann Steer, dau, 9, b. Broadhempston
> William Steer, son, 7, b. Broadhempston
> Frederick Steer, son, 4, b. Broadhempston