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John Stedman

John Stedman

Male Bef 1755 - 1827  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name John Stedman 
    Born Bef 4 Jul 1755 
    Christened 4 Jul 1755  Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Sevenoaks, Kent, England, Parish Record, FHL Film 1473691
      Christenings, 1755
      John, Son of Nathaniel Steadman    4 July 1755
    Gender Male 
    Residence 24 May 1808  Horton Kirby, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John (the jeweller of Peckham/Horton Kirby) also patented some clogs.

      Specification of the Patent granted to John Stedman, of Horton Kirby, in the County of Kent, Farmer; for a Patten and Clog, being of infinite Utility and Ease to such Persons as may wear them.

      Dated May 24, 1808.
      With Engravings

      To all to whom these presents shall come, &c. Now know ye, that in compliance with the said proviso, I the said John Stedman do hereby describe and ascertain...
    John Stedman's 1808 Patent Application
    John Stedman's 1808 Patent Application
    Died 8 Aug 1827  Peckham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Aug 1827  Horton Kirby Church Cemetery, Horton Kirby, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Medway Archive, Burial Records, Horton Kirby, p. 19, #147 (1827)
      John Stedman of Peckham, Surrey, age 72 years, buried  August 16th 1827. John Eveleigh, Off. Minister.
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      from: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsHortonKirby/MIsHortonKirby.htm

      Monumental Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Horton Kirby taken November 1889 & July 1890
      84. John STEDMAN, gent., late of Peckham, Surrey, died 8 August 1827 in his 73rd year. Also Elizabeth his wife died 12 May 1839 aged 82.
    Notes 
    • Jeweller of New Bond Street to the courtly circle of Queen Charlotte among whom he introduced ornaments of Jet. He was afterwards resident of Peckham Surrey, after at Horton Kirby, Co. Kent where he died, after amassing a large fortune.
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      From Nick Stedman, June 2012:

      John (the jeweller)
      He owned Kirby Hall, Kent but lived in Peckham closer to London.

      It was every Victorian's dream to make enough money, buy yourself a country property and call yourself a gentleman farmer. 

      He was buried at Horton Kirby on Aug 16 1827. Reginald Stedman in his 1907 letter says that he 'has seen the grave' in Morton/Horton Kirby churchyard.

      The shop in New Bond St was probably run by his partner, Mr Vardon. It sounds, from the Rochester letters, that John looked after the PR and 'travelled with some lord'. Quite a normal occupation for nobility to spend much of their lives on the European tour circuit.

      The big unanswered question is:

      "How did the 4th son of a yeoman farmer from the back end of Sussex manage to produce children who:

      1. Owned two corn mills

      2. Owned a New Bond St jewellry and was the jeweller to Queen Charlotte

      3. Was a Chemist and Druggist

      4 & 5. Officers in the Royal Navy"

      This requires both connections and money. My thoughts are that Francis Warden and Mary Parsons had a lot to do with it as well as Nath snr weaving a few stories (aided and abetted by Victorians) about his background!
    Person ID I1264  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2012 

    Father Nathaniel Stedman,   b. Bef 16 May 1725,   d. Bef 28 Apr 1791  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Heaver,   d. Bef 8 Mar 1757 
    Married 29 Jan 1745/46  Withyham, Sussex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Nathaniel Stedman and Elizabeth Heaver were married at St. Michaels, Withyham, according to an IGI submission. This is also found as an IGI Parish record.
    Family ID F440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Spooke,   b. Abt 1757,   d. 12 May 1839  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1796 
    Children 
     1. Charlotte Stedman,   b. Abt 1796, London, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1845, South Darenth, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     2. John Stedman,   d. Unknown
     3. Mary Ann Stedman,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Jul 1755 - Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 May 1808 - Horton Kirby, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1827 - Peckham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Aug 1827 - Horton Kirby Church Cemetery, Horton Kirby, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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