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James Steedman

James Steedman

Male 1790 - 1865  (74 years)

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  • Name James Steedman 
    Born 22 Dec 1790  Cullen, Banff, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 26 Dec 1790  Cullen, Banff, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Name: James Steedman
      Gender: Male
      Baptism/Christening Date: 26 Dec 1790
      Baptism/Christening Place: CULLEN,BANFF,SCOTLAND
      Birth Date: 22 Dec 1790
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      Father's Name: John Steedman
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      Mother's Name: Sophia Simpson
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11150-2
      System Origin: Scotland-ODM
      Source Film Number: 990822
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      Collection: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
    Gender Male 
    1841 Scotland Census 1841  Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 3, p. 28
      Seagate Street
      James Steedman     45   Cabinet M I     Scotland
      Sophia      "              11                          Ayrshire, Scotland
      Robert       "                9                              "             "
      Mary          "               6                               "             "
    1851 England Census 1851  Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 3, p. 36
      Seagate Street
      James Steedman        Head      60   Cabinet Maker (Journeyman)   Cullen Banffshire
      Sophea     "                 Dau        20   Muslin Flowerer                       Irvine, Ayrshire
      Mary          "                Dau        16           "                                              "        "
    Book Article 1858  Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Who Invented the Screw Propeller" by James Nicol 
    'Who Invented the Screw Propeller' by James Nicol
    "Who Invented the Screw Propeller" by James Nicol
    1861 Scotland Census 1861  Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 1, p. 27
      Seagate
      James Steedman        Head  Mar  71   Cabinet Maker     Cullen Banfshire
      Jean        "                   Wife  Mar  60                               Kilwinning  Ayrshire
    Died 1865  Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 1865  Irvine Old Parish Church Cemetery, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone for James Steedman (1790-1865)
    Headstone for James Steedman (1790-1865)
    In Irvine (Ayr, Scotland) Old Parish Church Cemetery. Steedman was inventor of the Screw Propeller.
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    • http://www.irvineayrshire.org/propeller.htm

      James Steadman
      1790-1865
      championed by Irvine
      on Scotland's west coast

      Steedman (the spelling on his gravestone) or Steadman, a carpenter and cabinetmaker, had an interest in natural history, and his study of fish gave him the idea of rear propulsion; watching a spinning wheel in 1816 suggested the method. He and gunsmith McCririck made models, one of which was taken by an Irvine leading light and fellow inventor, Maxwell Dick, to London in 1830, where - it was alleged - the idea was pirated, and patented without credit to James Steadman.

      His gravestone at Irvine Old Parish Church bears the carving of a screw propeller.

      Source: Strawhorn, "The History of Irvine" (1982), p.120
    Person ID I8711  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2012 

    Father John Steedman,   d. Bef 1841 
    Mother Sophia Simpson,   b. Abt 1771, ____, ____, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 6 Feb 1790  Cullen, Banff, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Groom's Name: John Steedman
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      Bride's Name: Sophia Simpson
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      Marriage Date: 06 Feb 1790
      Marriage Place: Cullen,Banff,Scotland
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11150-2
      System Origin: Scotland-ODM
      Source Film Number: 0990821, 0990822
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      Collection: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910
    Family ID F4401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Murphy,   d. Bef 1841 
    Married 27 Jun 1818  Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Groom's Name: James Steedman
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      Bride's Name: Margaret Murphy
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      Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1818
      Marriage Place: Irvine,Ayr,Scotland
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11595-2
      System Origin: Scotland-ODM
      Source Film Number: 1041383
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      Collection: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910
    Alt. Marriage 9 Jul 1818  Kilbride, Bute, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Groom's Name: James Steedman
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      Bride's Name: Margaret Murphy
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      Marriage Date: 09 Jul 1818
      Marriage Place: Kilbride,Bute,Scotland
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11553-2
      System Origin: Scotland-ODM
      Source Film Number: 1041083
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      Collection: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910
    Children 
     1. John Steedman,   b. 25 Nov 1818,   d. Unknown
     2. Adam Steedman,   b. 15 Sep 1820, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Sophia Steedman,   b. 15 Nov 1822, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830  (Age 7 years)
     4. James Steedman,   b. 6 Dec 1824, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Sophia Steedman,   b. Abt 1830, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     6. Robert Steedman,   b. Abt 1832, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     7. Mary Steedman,   b. Abt 1835, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F4400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jean Murray,   d. Unknown 
    Married 3 Apr 1842  Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Marriage Date: 03 Apr 1842
      Marriage Place: Irvine,Ayr,Scotland
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11595-4
      System Origin: Scotland-ODM
      Source Film Number: 1041384
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      Collection: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F4407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jean [--?--],   b. Abt 1801, Kilwinning, Ayr, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married Between 1851 and 1861 
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F4399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1790 - Cullen, Banff, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Dec 1790 - Cullen, Banff, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1818 - Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Marriage - 9 Jul 1818 - Kilbride, Bute, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1841 Scotland Census - 1841 - Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1842 - Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1851 England Census - 1851 - Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBook Article - "Who Invented the Screw Propeller" by James Nicol - 1858 - Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1861 Scotland Census - 1861 - Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1865 - Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 1865 - Irvine Old Parish Church Cemetery, Irvine, Ayr, Scotland, UK Link to Google Earth
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