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Dr. Robert Stedman

Dr. Robert Stedman

Male 1792 - 1862  (70 years)

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  • Name Robert Stedman 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 5 Aug 1792  West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 29 Sep 1792  West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1826  Exmouth, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Littleham 
    Residence 1829  Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to Nick Stedman, by 1829 he had moved to Sevenoaks, Kent where he practised as a surgeon and was Medical Referee to the General Annuity Endowment Association.  By 1841 he had moved to Gt Bookham, Surrey.
    1841 England Census 1841  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 4, p. 7
      Bookham Street
      Robt Stedman        45   Surgeon   N
      Theodosia "           35                    N
      Sarah Smith           50   F S           Y
      Emily     "                15  F S            N
      George Duncombe 35 Ind m         N
      Ann Parrath            19  F S           Y
      Martha Collins         22  F S           Y
      Jacob Hughes        19  M S           N
      George Richardson  23  M S         N
    1851 England Census 1851  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 3, p. 25
      22 Upperstreet
      Robert Steadman   Head Mar  56  Surgeon London Royal Hospital  Kent Malling
      Theodosia M  "       Wife  Mar  46                                                      Glamorgan Fenmane
      Frederick S    "       Son   U      22  Pupil University College M S        Kent Sevenoaks
      Mary Savignae  Mother-in-Law W  71                                              Surry Dorking
      Edmund Cooper  Visitor   U      39   Gentleman                                 Sussex Seaford
      George Duncombe Chancery Patient U 47  Gentleman Insane           N K
      Thomas Letts      Servant U      25  Attendant on Patient 5;2            Surry Coulsdon
      James Clarke      Servant  U     19  Groom                                            "    Little Bookham
      Harriet Dale         Servant  U     21  Cook                                           Sussex Horsham
      Ann Allen?          Servant  U     23  Housemaid                                  Surrey Offingham
    1861 England Census 1861  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 8, p. 2
      9 Upper Street
      Robert Stedman    Head Mar 68   General Practice Surgeon   Kent Town Malling
      Theodosia  "          Wife Mar  57                                               Wales
      Warneford S "       Son  U      31   Chemist                               Kent Sevenoakes
      Mary Hall       "   Sister-in-Law Mar 55                                     Surry Lambeth
      George Duncombe Patient Un 56  Insane                                Yorks Borobridge
      Mark Boswell       Serv Un     23  Attendt on Insane                Surry Gt Bookham
      Luke    "                Serv Un    18   Groom                                    "           "
      Mary Ann Giles     Serv  U     24   Housemaid                            "          U K
      Ann Hooker            "       U     19   Cook                                           U K
    Died 24 Oct 1862  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The death of Robert Stedman was registered at Epsom District, Vol. 2a, p. 1?, in the December Quarter 1862.
    Notes 
    • From Nick Stedman (Nov 2006):

      "Robert married Theodosia Mary Savignac. The Savignac family were originally Huguenots from Niort coming to England in 1701 as a result of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. They settled in St Olaves, Southwark and were 'oyle leather dressers'. Whether due to their trade or some other factor, the Savignac name died out as they seemed to die fairly young and often childless. One of the last ones was Emma Savignac who was witness to Robert's marriage on 1st Aug 1826 in Carshalton. Emma died in 1841. I am not sure who she was as she does not feature in the Savignac family tree.

      Theodosia's father, James Savignac (who 'led a wandering life') died in 1847. For some reason, the Stedman family seems to have made a special effort to preserve the name by using it as a first or middle name and for females as well as males. There is an active branch of the Savignac family in the USA with records kept by one David Savignac of Crofton, Maryland.

      Robert gave his parish as Littleham, Exmouth in his marriage record implying that that was where he lived. His first son, Robert Savignac, was born in 1827 in Exeter, but by the time his second, Frederick, was born in 1829 he had already moved to Sevenoaks.

      What took Robert to Devon? Presumably something to do with his medical career and possibly to do with Exeter as that has one of the oldest medical schools in the country.

      In Sevenoaks, Robert Stedman is listed in Pigot's Directory in 1840 as a Surgeon and medical referee to the General Annuity Endowment Association. At some point he moved to Gt Bookham, Surrey. This could have been as early as 1840 as the Stedman family does not feature in the 1841 census for Sevenoaks. It does, however, feature in the 1851 census for Gt Bookham. Robert and Theodosia both died in Gt Bookham, but I have not found their headstones in St Nicholas, the parish church. However, the headstone of Mary Savignac, Theodosia's mother, is there.

      One presumes Robert moved to Sevenoaks to practise because of family connections in the locality, but what took Robert to the Leatherhead district? One answer could be that his elder brother James was a successful surgeon in Guildford. Also Sevenoaks was not a wealthy place in those days but the Guildford-Leatherhead stretch of country was very fashionable with back-to-back mini country estates of London businessmen - a good place to establish a practice. In the 1851 Gt Bookham census, however, he described himself as Surgeon, London Royal Hospital. On the other hand it could have something to do with the education of their 4 boys who ranged in age in 1840 from 6 to 13."
    Person ID I430  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2010 

    Father James Stedman,   b. Bef 17 Jun 1763,   d. Bef 4 Sep 1828  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Martin,   b. Bef 23 Jun 1764, Plaxtol, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Oct 1854 and 31 Dec 1854, Malling RD, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1788  West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theodosia Mary Savignac,   b. 11 Jul 1803, Penmayne, Glamorgan, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1889, Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1826  Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Robert Savignac Stedman,   b. 29 May 1827, Exmouth, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1874, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Dr. Frederick Savignac Stedman,   b. 31 Dec 1828, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1909, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Warneford Savignac Stedman,   b. Bef 1 Sep 1830, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1873, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     4. Dr. Arthur Stedman,   b. 6 Jan 1834, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1894, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2006 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1792 - West Malling, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 29 Sep 1792 - West Malling, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Littleham - 1826 - Exmouth, Devon, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Aug 1826 - Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1829 - Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1841 England Census - 1841 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1851 England Census - 1851 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1861 England Census - 1861 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1862 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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