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John Stedman

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  • Name John Stedman  [1
    Born 1704  New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence May 1760  Groton, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court May 1760  New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, Vol. 11, p. 389 (1760)
      Upon the petition of John Packer, Benajah Packer, Mary Stewart, John Stedman and Elizabeth his wife, William Holdridge and Sarah his wife, all of Groton, versus John Dean of Stonington, shewing to this Assemby that said John Dean bro't his action aainst said petitioners demanding partition of about three hundred and acres of land in Groton aforesaid, bounded and described in the plaintiff's declaration, alledging that said petitioners and said Dean were seized of said lands as tenants in common &c., which action came to a final trial at the superior court held at Norwich on the fourth Tuesday of March last, at which trial said Dean obtained judgement for partition of said land as demanded &c.; praying for a new trial in said action at the superior court to be held at New London within and for the county of New London on the fourth Tuesday of September next, by way of review; and that the cost from the beginning follow the said trial in September aforesaid.

      From the "Colonial CT Records" at http://www.colonialct.uconn.edu website.

      Volume 11 1760
      "Upon the petition of John Packer, Benajah Packer, Mary Stewart, John Stedman and Elizabeth, his wife, William Holdridge and Sarah his wife, all of Groton versus John Dean of Stonington, shewing to this Assembly that said John Dean bro't his action against said petitioners demanding partition of about three hundred and eighty acres of land in Groton aforesaid, bounded and described in the plaintiff's declaration, alledging that said petitioners and said Dean were seized of said lands as tenants in common &c., which action came to a final trial at the superior court held at Norwich on the fourth Tuesday of March last, at which trial said Dean obtained judgment for partition of said land as demanded &c.; further shewing, that said petitioners have since said trial found new evidence &c.; praying for a new trial in said action, as per petition on file:  Resolved by this Assembly, that said petitioners have the liberty of another trial in said action at the superior court to be held at New London within and for the county of New London on the fourth Tuesday of September next, by way of review; and that the cost from the beginning follow the said trial in September aforesaid".
    Died Unknown 
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    • Subject: [STEDMAN] John Stedman of New London
      Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 23:03:32 -0400

      To me, one of the mysteries of the Stedman family has been John Stedman, the brother of Thomas Stedman who went to South Kingstown, RI, in the 1720s.

      I have seen various stories about what happened to this John Stedman. I have a reference that he married a Frances Greavey and another where he married an Elizabeth Packer. Others that he went to Pennsylvania.

      I have also heard a story about a (John) Stedman who was a lawyer in New London, and this was always mentioned in context of his father - John Stedman, s/o Thomas Stedman and Hannah Isbell.

      At the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, I found a book titled, "The Diary of Joshua Hempstead of New London - Sept 1711- Nov 1758" (1901). Joshua seems to have documented everything he did, who he saw, and what the weather was for every day for those 47 years. The following items of interest to Stedman researchers were:

      Sunday, 15 March 1719, "Ebe Fox & Jane Stidman published" (p. 86) This is referring to the marriage banns for Jane Stedman, sister of John and Thomas. They are recorded as having married a few weeks later.

      Sunday, 26 September 1725, "Samuel Chapman & Widow Stidman published" (p. 161) After the death of Jane Foster, John Stedman married Mary Beebe who were the parents of more children, notably, Nathan Alexander Stedman in 1709. John Stedman died in 1713. Samuel Chapman is the father of Thomas Chapman who married Mary's daughter (and Nathan's sister) Ann Stedman. After Samuel's wife died, he married Mary (Beebe) Stedman, and this is the publishing of the banns for this. (At some point someone is going to need to track these Chapmans!)

      Friday, 6 December 1728: (He had ridden to Point Judith in what is now Washington Co., RI, the previous day.) "I got to Robert Hassards by night to where was Stephn & Thos Harris. Jno Stidman had left there. I stayed there." (p. 205) This suggests that a John Stedman was in Port Judith. Robert Hassard is likely, Robert, s/o Stephen Hazard (1702-1751) who lived at Point Judith and was a politician and official in the colony.

      Thursday, 1 January 1729/30: "I was at home al day writing Deed Bonds &c. T. Stedman to Mary Darte." (p. 216)

      Thursday, 2 June 1744: "I was in Court al day. I pd Stidman 40s for pleading for Joshua in the Riot Action." (p. 427) (Note: John Stedman, the father, died in 1713 so this cannot be him.)

      Tuesday, 19 March 1744/45: "Called at old Mr Wheelers & Jonat Fannings & John Stidmans & Thos Leeds's & then ..." (p. 439)

      Between then and 1751 he mentions 5 other occasions where he has legal dealings with "Mr. Stidman".

      Monday, 19 Nov 1753: "I was up in the north Parish with Mr Richards laying out after Division Land for Lt. Samll Comstock or his grandson Gideon 5 1/2 Rights, one Lt. Comstock, 1 Jno Terril & 1 John Waterhouse & 1/2 Jacob Waterhouse, 1 John Keeny & 1 Jno Stidmans..." (p. 576) I do not know what he means by North Parish?

      This suggests that there was a lawyer named John Stedman in New London between, at least, 1744 and 1753. This would most likely be the John Stedman, brother of Thomas Stedman of South Kingstown.

      Further research would be warranted in New London, looking for Will or Probate for John Stedman and any deeds for John or Thomas.

      There is a Benjamin Stedman in New London in the 1790 census whom I cannot place. I am wondering if Benjamin may be a son or grandson of this John.

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    Person ID I1000  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 11 May 2010 

    Father John Stedman,   b. 25 Dec 1669, New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1713, Lyme, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Jane Foster,   b. Bef 5 Oct 1670, New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1705, New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Alt. Marriage Bef 1690  New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1695  New London, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Packer,   b. Abt 1709,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 11 May 2010 
    Family ID F543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Grevey,   d. Unknown 
    Last Modified 11 May 2010 
    Family ID F542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Miss [--?--],   d. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sgt. Major John Stedman, Jr.,   d. 6 Sep 1781, Ft. Griswold - Groton, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F18832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1704 - New London, New London Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - May 1760 - Groton, New London Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - May 1760 - New London, New London Co., CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S119] Personal Communication - Thomas Cashman, (April 1999).