John, I have found somebody with the same roots as myself, a descendant of
Mary Ann Steer who married Alfred Bridgeland.
John Steer, born ? July 1814 married Phillis Humphrey, parents of Mary Ann
Steer and Philip Steer.
She has identified different parentage for John Steer, but the year of
birth doesn't tally (she has him born in 1827, and Mary Ann born in 1844),
but it is nice to know that somebody else is looking into this. Will let you
know what I find out if anything
Merry Christmas, Margaret