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Capt. James Stedman

Capt. James Stedman

Male Bef 1795 - 1841  (~ 45 years)

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  • Name James Stedman 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born Bef 20 Nov 1795  Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20 Nov 1795  Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Name: James Stedman
      Gender: Male
      Baptism/Christening Date: 20 Nov 1795
      Baptism/Christening Place: Sevenoaks, Kent, England
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      Father's Name: Philip Stedman
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      Mother's Name: Susannah
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01915-1
      System Origin: England-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1473692
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      Collection: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Captain of Convict Establishment / Mariner 
    1841 England Census 1841  Deptford, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Kent - St. Nicholas Deptford - District - the Convict Ship, p. 1
      Jas Stedman      45 Chief Mate in Charge  Y
      Mary Stedman    40 Wife                            Y
      Mary Stedman    15 Daughter                     Y
      Emma Stedman   12   "                                Y
      Emaly    "             10   "                                Y
      Susan   "              5    "                                Y
      Helen    "              2    "                                 Y
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    Death Registration Between 1 Jul 1841 and 30 Sep 1841  Greenwich RD, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 5, p. 108 
    • James Stedman died.
    Died 28 Aug 1841  Deptford, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Disease of the Brain 
    • Death Certificate says died of "Disease of the Brain" at the Dockyard at Deptford.
    Notes 
    • James was descended from the STEDMANs of Ardingley, Sussex, many of whom were engaged in the running of Prison Hulks around the south coast of England.
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      Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 17:48:05 EDT
      Subject: Some more STEDMAN info

      James was dead by the 1851 census, having died 28th August 1841 age 46 (good man for having lasted for the 1841 census!!) He died of 'Disease of the Brain' which I have looked into (well, not his brain...) and found out it was probably malaria. This was rife on the river Thames at the time apparently and deaths from it were often described as disease of the brain. A 'R James' was present at the death although I have not managed to connect this person.

      I believe there may be a connection with the EDGCOMBE family. Helen, who was born 'at sea' Plymouth 1839 and her middle name was EDGCUMBE. I have tried at length to find James and Mary Catherine's marriage but still no luck - have been looking for about ten years now. It is very likely the marriage was around the Portsmouth area as he was on prison ships there around the time.

      The male STEDMANs all seem to have been involved in prison hulks from the late 18th century. I have a family tree for the STEDMANs going back to Thomas, b.c.1650 in Ardingly, Sussex.

      Lorraine (aka Lozzie )
    Person ID I68  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2013 

    Father Phillip Stedman,   b. 4 Apr 1768,   d. Bef 25 Sep 1836, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Susannah Tarbut,   d. Bef 26 Jul 1811 
    Married 28 Mar 1791  Cudham, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Groom's Name: Phillip Steadman
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      Bride's Name: Susannah Tarbut
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      Marriage Date: 28 Mar 1791
      Marriage Place: Cudham, Kent, England
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01214-1
      System Origin: England-EASy
      Source Film Number: 2145472
      Reference Number: item 5
      Collection: England, Marriages, 1538\endash 1973
    Family ID F371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Catherine Edgcombe,   b. Abt 1798, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1865, Rotherhithe, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1821  Queenborough, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Groom's Name: James Stedman
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      Bride's Name: Mary Catherine Edgcombe
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      Marriage Date: 12 Aug 1821
      Marriage Place: Queenborough, Kent, England
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01216-2
      System Origin: England-EASy
      Source Film Number: 1835538
      Reference Number: item 4
      Collection: England, Marriages, 1538\endash 1973
    Children 
     1. Mary Stedman,   b. 9 Jun 1823, Sheerness, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jul 1893 and 30 Sep 1893, Dartford, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Emma Susanna Stedman,   b. Bef 8 Apr 1827, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1863 and 1871  (Age ~ 35 years)
     3. Emily Caroline Stedman,   b. Abt 1830, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1908 and 30 Jun 1908, Lewisham RD, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     4. Susan Stedman,   b. 6 Nov 1833, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1876 and 30 Jun 1876, London, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     5. Helen Edgcombe "Ellen" Stedman,   b. Bef 16 Apr 1837, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1884, Cape Town, ____, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2012 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 20 Nov 1795 - Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 20 Nov 1795 - Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Aug 1821 - Queenborough, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1841 England Census - 1841 - Deptford, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Registration - Vol. 5, p. 108 - Between 1 Jul 1841 and 30 Sep 1841 - Greenwich RD, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Disease of the Brain - 28 Aug 1841 - Deptford, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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