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James Stedman

James Stedman

Male Bef 1763 - Bef 1828  (~ 65 years)

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  • Name James Stedman 
    Born Bef 17 Jun 1763 
    Christened 17 Jun 1763  Speldhurst, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • FHL Film #1469267 Speldhurst Parish records.

      Baptised at Speldhurst in the year 1763
      June 7th (might be 17th) James, S. of Nathaniel & Mary Stedman
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      James Stedman, son of Nathaniel Stedman and Mary, was baptized at Speldhurst, according to an IGI submission.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Chemist 
    Died Bef 4 Sep 1828 
    Buried 4 Sep 1828  West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Nicholas Stedman (Nov 2006):

      "James's origin has not yet been proved, but I have some information that he came from Speldhurst near Tunbridge Wells. In his Will he referred to two of his sisters, Mary Mulcock and Susannah Blake, both widows in 1828 when James wrote his Will and the year in which he died.

      James was a 'Chymist and Druggist' of High St, W Malling, Kent. He married Elizabeth Martin of nearby Plaxtol, the daughter of Francis Martin, on 21st Jan 1788 in W Malling. It has been suggested that Elizabeth Martin came from W Malling, the daughter of one Edward Martin. Although there was such an Elizabeth Martin of a similar age, ours was the one from Plaxtol. Her marriage in W Malling was witnessed by her father, Francis Martin who later, in his Will, forgives James Stedman, Chemist of W Malling, 'sums owed'. In the 1851 census Elizabeth Stedman gave her place of birth as Plaxtol so there is no doubt that she is the daughter of Francis Martin of Plaxtol.

      The Chemists was taken over by the youngest son, William. Although William had 4 sons, he died before they were old enough to take the business on, so it passed to one of James's grandsons, Richard Broomfield Stedman. He ran the business until some time after 1891 when he described it as 'pharmaceutical chemist, bookseller and stationer and circulating library'. (An odd mixture but for those readers old enough, remember Boots the Chemists!). He passed the business to his youngest son Arthur who was running it in 1901. It does not seem to exist today, but I have recently met someone who was born in W Malling c 1950 and who remembers the Stedman Chemist shop."
    Person ID I1  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2010 

    Father Nathaniel Stedman,   b. Bef 16 May 1725,   d. Bef 28 Apr 1791  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Parsons,   d. Bef 23 Aug 1811 
    Married 7 Nov 1757  Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • FHL Film 1473693

      Marriages at Sevenoaks, 1757, p. 14
      No. 54
      Nathaniel Stedman of this parish and Mary Parsons of this Parish were married in this church by Banns, Seventh day of November in year One Thousand seven hundred and fifty seven by me John Hughes [Curate].
      They both signed it.
      In Presence of Isaac Pather??? and Richard Ekins
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Dr. James Stedman,   b. 11 Nov 1788, West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1861, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Anne Stedman,   b. 1 Nov 1790,   d. 30 Dec 1813  (Age 23 years)
     3. Dr. Robert Stedman,   b. 5 Aug 1792, West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1862, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Richard Stedman,   b. 30 Sep 1794, West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jul 1852 and 30 Sep 1852, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Dr. Silas Stedman,   b. 15 Jul 1796, West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1863, Durrington, Sussex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Elizabeth Stedman,   b. 3 Apr 1798,   d. Bef 6 Apr 1800  (Age 2 years)
     7. Mary Stedman,   b. 9 Mar 1800,   d. Unknown
     8. Sarah Stedman,   b. 8 Feb 1802,   d. Between 1 Apr 1842 and 30 Jun 1842, Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     9. Francis Stedman,   b. 18 Mar 1806,   d. Bef 25 Nov 1808  (Age 2 years)
     10. William Stedman,   b. 16 Feb 1808, West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1850, Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     11. Eliza Stedman,   b. Bef 17 Mar 1811,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2006 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 17 Jun 1763 - Speldhurst, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1788 - West Malling, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Sep 1828 - West Malling, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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