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Rowland Stedman

Rowland Stedman

Male Abt 1630 - 1673  (~ 43 years)

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  • Name Rowland Stedman 
    Born Abt 1630  Corfton, Shropshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 24 Oct 1667 
    Died 14 Sep 1673  Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Sep 1673  Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 8 Oct 1673 
    Book Article 1922  London, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 18, p. 1015 
    • STEDMAN, ROWLAND (1630? - 1673), nonconformist divine, son of Henry and Mary Stedman, was born about 1630 at Corfton, in the parish of Diddlebury in Shropshire (there is a gap in the registers from 1598 until 1683). He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, as 'plebian', on 12 March 1648-9, but migrated to University College on obtaining a scholarship there in 1649. He graduated B.A. on 16 Oct. 1651, and proceeded M.A. on 22 March 1655-6.

      Stedman was appointed to the rectory of Harwell, Middlesex, in 1657, and remained there for three years. In 1660 he was made rector of Wokingham in Berkshire, and held that living until 1662, when he refused episcopal ordination and was ejected for non-conformity. After his ejection Stedman resided at Neasdon in the parish of Willesden in Middlesex, but presently became chaplain at Wooburn in Buckinghamshire to Philip, fourth lord Wharton [q.v.] who, dying on 5 Feb. 1694-5, was described on his monument in Wooburn church as opening his mansions for 'an asylum for the suffering ministers of the word of God.' Stedman remained at Wooburn until his death, on 14 Sept. 1673, and was buried on the 16th at Wooburn church, 'leaving behind him the character of a zealous nonconformist' (Wood). His will, dated 24 Oct. 1667, was proved 8 Oct. 1673 (p.C.C., 132 Pye). He married Margaret, daughter of William and Anne Jemmatt, who survived him.

      His works are:

      1. 'The Sure Way to Salvation; or, a Treatise of the Mystical Uniion of Believers with Christ; wherein that great mystery and privilege of the Saints' unio with the SOn of God is opened in the nature, property, and necessity of it,' 1668.

      2. 'Sober Singularity, or an Antidote against Infection by the example of a multitude; being practical reflections on Exod. xxiii. verse2," 1668.

      [Wood's Athenae Oxon. iii, 998; Calamy's Nonconformist's Memorial, ed. Palmer, i. 294; Burrow's Register of Visitors of the University of Oxford in 1647-8, pp. 480, 558; Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500-1714; and private information.] 

      W. G. D. Fletcher, St. Michael's Vicarage, Shrewsbury.
    Person ID I74412  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2011 

    Father Henry Stedman,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Mary [--?--],   d. Unknown 
    Married Bef 1630 
    Family ID F3868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Jemmatt,   d. Aft 1673 
    Married 5 May 1656  Brent, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
      Name: Mrs Margaret Jemmat
      Marriage Date: 5 May 1656
      Banns: 13, 20, 27 April 1656
      Parish: St Mary, Willesden
      County: Middlesex
      Borough: Brent
      Spouse: Mr Rowland Stedman
      Record Type: Marriage
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F3866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1630 - Corfton, Shropshire, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 May 1656 - Brent, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Sep 1673 - Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Sep 1673 - Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBook Article - Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 18, p. 1015 - 1922 - London, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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