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William Charles "W. C." Steadman, M. P.

William Charles "W. C." Steadman, M. P.

Male 1851 - 1911  (60 years)

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  • Name William Charles "W. C." Steadman 
    Suffix M. P. 
    Nickname W. C. 
    Birth Registration Between 1 Jul 1851 and 30 Sep 1851  Poplar RD, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 2, p. 374 
    • William Charles Steadman was born.
    Born 12 Jul 1851  Poplar, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Nov 1859  Poplar, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, Tower Hamlets, Poplar All Saints, p. 98-99 (1859).
      The following children of William Daniel & Jane Ruth Eltham Steadman of Poplar, Shipwright, were baptized 21 Nov 1859 by T. T. Bayely:

      #784 William Charles,son, born July 12 1851.
      #785 Jane Sabina, daughter, born May 7 1853.
      #786 Charles Emmanuel, born March 3 1858.
    Gender Male 
    1871 England Census 1871  Bromley, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bromley St. Leonard, District 35, p. 10
      1 Barefester St.
      Wm. Steadman     Head  Mar   44   Shipwright                           Hants  Portsmouth
      Jane      "               Wife  Mar   41                                               Blackwall  Middx
      Wm. Chas  "           Son  Unm  19   Apprentice Barge Builder    Poplar           "
      Chas. Eml.   "          Son  Unm  13   At home                               Portsmouth  Hampshire
      Alfd. Jno.     "         Son             8   Scholar                                Poplar  Middx
      Alice Martha  "       Dau             6        "                                            "             "
      Thos George   "      Son            4         "                                      Bromley  Middx
      Fk. Jas.            "     Son             2                                                     "            "
      Baby                       Son            14 days                                          "             "
      Ann Hanson  Mother-i-L  Wid   84                                               Limehouse  "
    1881 England Census 1881  Limehouse, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 21, p. 39
      96 Stainsby Rd
      Wm. C Steadman     Head  Mar  29   Barge Builder    Middx  Poplar
      Jessie          "            Wife  Mar  28                                "       B Green
      Mabel           "            Dau             2                                "       Limehouse
    1891 England Census 1891  Mile End Old Town, London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 18, p. 34
      47 Rectory Road
      William Wall    Head  Widr  71  Ret. Butchers Porter       London  Finsbury
      Sophia   "        Dau    S      43   Unable to work                     "      Bethnal Green
      Walter    "        Son    S      41   Cabinet Maker                       "             "
      Arthur    "        Son    S      40   Cab?                                      "             "
      Clara       "       Dau    S      36   Book Folder                           "             "
      Emily       "       Dau     S     29   Envelope Folder                      "             "

      William C Steadman   Head  M  39   Barge Builder Ship      London  Poplar
      Jessie S     "               Wife  M  38                                            "        Bethnal Green
      Mabel J       "               Dau   S  11   Scholar                             "        Limehouse
      Maria E       "                Dau   S   9        "                                    "              "
      Lillian A       "               Dau    S  7         "                                    "              "
      Elsie C         "               Dau    S   5                                             "               "
    Newspaper Article 19 Mar 1898  London, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Illustrated London News 
    • STEPNEY'S NEW M.P.

      Mr. W. C. Steadman has been returned as the Parliamentary representative of Stepney, in the Liberal interest, by a small majority of twenty, as against the late Mr. Wootten-Isaacson's last Conservative majority of 470. Mr. Steadman, who is 46 years of age, has for more than a dozen years past held the office of Secretary to the Bargebuilders' Union, and is, besides, a member of the London County Council, and one of its representatives on the Thames Conservancy Board, and a former Mile-End vestryman and guardian. He was returned to the County Council for Stepney the other day for the third time, his rival in the election, Major Evans-Gordon, being also his rival in the fight for the Parliamentary vacancy. Mr. Steadman has twice been an unsucessful candidate for Parliament.
    William Charles Steadman (1851-1911)
    William Charles Steadman (1851-1911)
    Picture from The Illustrated London News article announcing his election to Parliament.
    1901 England Census 1901  Mile End Old Town, London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 36, p. 2
      49 Rectory St.
      W. C. Steadman    Head  M  49   Member of London County Council   London  Poplar
      Jessie     "              Wife  M  47                                                                "          Bethnal Green
      Mabel      "               Dau   S  21   Drapers Shop Asst                              "          Limehouse
      Maud       "               Dau   S  19                                                                "             "
      Lilly          "               Dau   S  17   Drapers Shop Asst                              "             "
      Elsie         "              Dau    S  15                                                                "          Stepney
    1911 England Census 1911  Barking, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 02 - Barking
      Istradeny, 29 Wilmington Gardens, Barking                  
      William C Steadman     Head  59   Married                     Secretary (late) to P. C.   Poplar  London
      Jessie         "                Wife   58   Married  36  6  4  2                                            Mile End   "
      Maude          "                Dau   29   Single                                                                Limehouse  "
      Lillian            "                Dau   27   Single                       Drapery                                    "          "
      Ann Jefferies             Widow  82   Widow                     Companion                       Goose Green Herts
    Death Registration Between 1 Jul 1911 and 30 Sep 1911  Romford RD, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 4a, p. 600 
    • William C Steadman, age 60, died.
    Died 20 Jul 1911  Romford RD, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 13 Nov 1911  London, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
      Steadman, William Charles of 29 Wilmington Gardens, New Barking, Essex, died 20 July 1911. Probate London 13 November [1911] to Jessie Steadman, widow. Effects £1014 12s. 5d.
    Notes 
    • William Charles Steadman, usually known as W. C. Steadman (12 July 1851 \endash  20 July 1911), was a prominent trade unionist and politician.

      Born in Poplar, London, Steadman began work at the age of eight, and in 1866 became a barge builder. In 1873, he joined the River Thames Barge Builders Trades Union, becoming its general secretary in 1879 and holding the post until 1908. In 1890, he led a successful eighteen week strike, raising his profile.

      In 1892, Steadman was elected as a Progressive Party member of London County Council, and in the 1892 general election he unsuccessfully stood as the Liberal Party candidate for Mid Kent; he lost again in the 1895 election in Hammersmith. He also joined the Fabian Society.

      Steadman was finally elected as a Lib\endash Lab Member of Parliament (MP) for Stepney at a by-election in 1898. In 1899, he was elected to the Parliamentary Committee (later the General Council) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), and in 1902 he was its President.

      Steadman lost his seat at the 1900 general election, and went on to chair the first conference of the Labour Representation Committee, but left the organisation when asked to leave the Liberal Party. In 1904, he was elected as the Parliamentary Secretary of the TUC, the post which later became the General Secretary.

      In 1906, Steadman again stood for the Liberal Party, and won Finsbury Central, although he lost the seat in the January 1910 general election. In 1911, he announced his intention to stand down from his TUC post, but died before this could take effect.
    Person ID I9671  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2014 

    Father William Daniel Steadman,   b. Bef 20 Sep 1826, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jan 1883 and 31 Mar 1883, Poplar RD, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Jane Ruth Eltham Anson,   b. 20 Mar 1830, Blackwall, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jan 1910 and 31 Mar 1910, West Ham RD, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage Registration Between 1 Jul 1850 and 30 Sep 1850  Poplar RD, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 2, p. 341 
    • William Daniel Steadman and Jane Ruth Eltham Anson were married.
    Married 19 Aug 1850  Poplar, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, Tower Hamlets, Poplar All Saints, p. 246, #491 (1850).
      The Marriage of William David Steadman and Jane Ruth Eltham Anson was solemnized August 19th 1850 at the Church in the Parish of Poplar in the County of Middlesex after Banns by R Maugham in the Presence of George Philip and Elizabeth Pearl.

      William, Bachelor of full age of Poplar, Shipwright, was a son of William David Steadman, Gunner R. N.

      Jane, Spinster Minor of Poplar, was a daughter of John Anson, Lighterman.
    Family ID F4730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie Wall,   b. 14 Dec 1852, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1916, Romford RD, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 9 May 1875  Poplar, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, Tower Hamlets, Poplar All Saints, p. 233, #466 (1875).
      The Marriage of William Charles Steadman and Jessie Wall was solemnized May 9th 1875 at the Church in the Parish of Poplar in the County of Middlesex after Banns by Joseph Cooper in the presence of Arthur Wall and Clara Wall.

      William, Bachelor of full age of Poplar, Barge Builder, was a son of William Daniel Steadman, shipwright.

      Jessie, Spinster of full age of Poplar, was a daughter of William Walter Wall, Butcher.
    Children 
     1. Archibald Louis Steadman,   b. 26 Mar 1877, Poplar RD, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Oct 1881 and 31 Dec 1881, Bethnal Green RD, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     2. Mabel Jessie Steadman,   b. 25 May 1879, Limehouse, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr 1961 and 30 Jun 1961, Surrey Mid Eastern RD, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Maud Emmeline Steadman,   b. 8 Jul 1881, Limehouse, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jul 1975 and 30 Sep 1975, Southend on Sea RD, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Lilian Annie Alice Steadman,   b. 28 Jun 1883, Limehouse, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Oct 1934 and 31 Dec 1934, Portsmouth RD, Hampshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     5. Elsie Constance Steadman,   b. 23 Jun 1885, Mile End Old Town, London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1944, Southend on Sea RD, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F4737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth Registration - Vol. 2, p. 374 - Between 1 Jul 1851 and 30 Sep 1851 - Poplar RD, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jul 1851 - Poplar, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Nov 1859 - Poplar, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1871 England Census - 1871 - Bromley, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1875 - Poplar, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1881 England Census - 1881 - Limehouse, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1891 England Census - 1891 - Mile End Old Town, London, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Article - The Illustrated London News - 19 Mar 1898 - London, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1901 England Census - 1901 - Mile End Old Town, London, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1911 England Census - 1911 - Barking, Essex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Registration - Vol. 4a, p. 600 - Between 1 Jul 1911 and 30 Sep 1911 - Romford RD, Essex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jul 1911 - Romford RD, Essex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 13 Nov 1911 - London, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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    William Charles Steadman (1851-1911)
    William Charles Steadman (1851-1911)
    Picture from The Illustrated London News article announcing his election to Parliament.