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Old 06-05-11, 12:51
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Default William Steel(e) MMFFF

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
William Steel(e)

Date and place of birth
c1803, Iping, Sussex

Names of parents
not known
Probably William & Mary Steel who had daughters at Iping called Lucy and Frances (a Lucy Steel was a witness at William's marriage). William had daughters and granddaughters called Lucy and Frances.

Date and place of baptism - if applicable
Not known

Link to wife Mary Collins
Link to son William Steel

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
02 Mar 1829 Terwick, Sussex to Mary Collins, witnesses Thomas Collins & Lucy Steel

Occupation(s) - if any
1841: Ag lab
1851: Pauper Agricultural labourer (blind)
1857: Postman (son’s William’s marriage cert)
1861: Sub postmaster (blind)
1863: Miller (son George’s marriage cert)
1866: postmaster (son James’s marriage cert)
1870: death cert “Formerly a Miller’s labourer”
1900: widow’s death cert has him as a postman (she took over as sub-postmistress for a while)
I think that "blind" must have referred to some form of visual handicap rather than full blindness.

Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK)
1841-1870 Stedham, Sussex

Date, place and cause of death
09 Nov 1870 Stedham, Sussex of bronchitis. Informant Sarah Steel (his daughter)

Date and place of burial.
13th Nov 1870, Stedham

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable

Memorial inscription - if any

Last edited by Jill; 01-11-14 at 10:44. Reason: added links/speculation on parentage
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Old 02-06-21, 18:14
Jill Jill is offline
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I have today had a message from a new member descended from William's son Stephen ten years after I first posted this information, which proves the value of this forum's "Take one" initiative

I also have DNA matches with four descendants of his son William, one via his son George, one via daughter Lucy, and two via son James.
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