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William Stedman

Male Bef 1752 - Unknown

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  1. 1.  William StedmanWilliam Stedman was born Bef 8 Dec 1752; was christened 8 Dec 1752, Cuckfield, Sussex, England, UK; died Unknown.


    From the Cuckfield Parish Register of Baptisms held in the Chichester archives:
    8th Dec 1752 Steadman,  William son of Nathanael and Elisabeth

    From Nick Stedman, September 2011:

    This is the register that has the gap between 10 Mar 1749 and 22 Sep 1749, and between 22 Sep 1749 and 28 Jan 1750, there being one entry at this dividing point.  Note the 'a' appears in the next two Stedmans in the Register but not for any of the others. Nathanael is spelt the same way for the baptism of Elizabeth on 11th May 1748.  I have not found any burial records for William and Elizabeth in Sussex or North West Kent.  All we have is the deliberate tearing out of the two Christian names from the William Heaver Will leaving only Nathaniel Stedman, implying that something had happened to two of the children.  As John was born later in Sevenoaks, it is probable that old man William Heaver was unaware of his existence when he wrote his Will.