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Dr. Arthur Stedman

Dr. Arthur Stedman

Male 1834 - 1894  (60 years)

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  • Name Arthur Stedman 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 6 Jan 1834  Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1861 England Census 1861  Cullompton, Devonshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 2, p. 8
      High Street
      Arthur Stedman  Head  Mar  27  General Practitioner, Surgeon  Kent Sevenoaks
      Sarah     "           Wife   Mar  35                                                    Wilton Marlborough
      Jane Brion?        Serv Un     20  House Serv                              Devon Willard?
    1871 England Census 1871  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 9, p. 21
      Private House
      Arthur Stedman     Head  Mar 37  Surgeon Genl Practr MRCSE  Kent Seven Oakes
      Sarah      "             Wife   Mar 45                                                 Malbrough Wilts
      Theodosia M S "    Dau    Unm  9                                                 Devonshire Cullompton
      Frederic O R  "      Son    Unm  8                                                        "               "
      Eustace A      "      Son    Unm  5                                                 Surrey Bookham
      Ernest A         "     Son     Unm  3                                                      "         "
      Savignac B    "      Son     Unm  1 month                                           "         "
      Sarah B Sellwood Boarder Unm 43 Gentlewoman                     Devonshire Cullompton Imbecile
      Mary Carter  Sister-in-Law Unm 62 Gentlewoman Visitor          Wilts Malbrough
      Emily A Flint   Governess  Unm 26  Governess                                    Clapham
      Ann Barnes          Serv     Mar  54  Housemaid                           Buckingham
      Sarah Evans         Serv    Unm 20    Cook                                   Surrey Effingham
      Ellen Bright            Serv    Unm 15   Nurse                                   Hampshire Remsey
      George Simmons   Serv   Mar  44   Laborer (general)                 Surrey Bookham
    1881 England Census 1881  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 9, p. 3
      The Crofts
      Auther Stedman     Head Mar 47  General Practitioner MRCS Sevenoaks Kent
      Sarah Stedman      Wife  Mar 55?                                            Malbrough Wilts
      Theodosia M S "     Dau  Unm 19                                              Cullompton Devon
      Savignac   "            Son  Unm 10                                              Great Bookham
      Francis      "         Nephew Unm 8                                            Sharnbrook Bedford
      Sarah Sellwood  Boarder Unm 54                                           Cullompton Devon  Imbecile
      Maria Spyoessee? Governess Unm 30 Governess                Stuttgart Germany
      Emma Twiner       Serv Unm    42  Housemaid                          Reading Berts
      Annie Maria Smat? Serv  Unm 20   Cook                                  Oxfordshire
      Rosa Longhurst     Serv  Unm 14   Kitchen maid                       Risley ?
      Thomas Humois?   Serv   Unm 20   Servant                              Great Bookham
    Died 28 Jan 1894  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 28 Jan 1894  St. Nicolas Churchyard, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Nick Stedman (Nov 2006) :

      "Arthur Stedman married Sarah Carter of Marlborough. Sarah's father William was from Cricklade and described himself as a Herald Painter (ie a designer of Coats of Arms). Presumably there was not much work in this line around Wiltshire as he became the landlord of The Ailesbury Arms in Marlborough, a substantial coaching inn by the Town Hall. Sarah was one of 14 children, 8 girls and 6 boys. One of the boys, James, took over the innkeepers job and became Mayor of Marlborough in 1891/2. One of his sons, Herbert, graduated from Jesus, Cambridge, was Assistant Master of Sydney Grammar School and President of the Linnean Society NSW. He wrote a number of books and discovered a number of new species. Sarah was a religious person and belonged to the Plymouth Brethren. She worked in the Poor House in Marlborough looking after orphaned children. At the age of 25 Arthur married Sarah aged 33 in 1859.

      How did Arthur meet Sarah as there seems to be no previous connection with Marlborough? Arthur can barely have finished his training when he married. After marrying, they lived for a short while in Cookham. There seemed to be a preponderance of Carters in Cookham, and maybe Arthur was there before he married so perhaps he had met a relation?

      They had 5 boys and 1 girl. The first boy died in infancy or at birth. He was born at Cookham. The next two, Theodosia and FOS, were born in Cullompton, Devon (Devon again?) although FOS, who was born on the last day of 1862, was christened on 27th Mar 1863 in Gt Bookham. As Robert Stedman (senior) had only just died, it is likely that Arthur was already in the process of taking over the practice in Bookham.

      Stories have been passed down about the strict upbringing of the Stedman children due to Sarah's strongly held religious beliefs. However, the evidence from coroner's reports in connection with the Poor House in Marlborough and the way she writes her Will seem to point to a very sincere but gentle person. Arthur, though, appears to be the pedant as his Will is dry and very prescriptive. All the children except Eustace had (or were pushed into) medical interests. Theodosia (Vigny) became a nurse, FOS and Savignac Bell became doctors, and Ernest Alan died at 19 whilst a medical student.

      After Arthur died in 1894, Sarah and Eustace moved to Wallington near Carshalton where Sarah died in 1905. In her Will written in 1900 she remembered all her children Vigny, Osmund, Eustace and Savignac, and also Robert (Francis Robert) and her grandchildren Harold and Alan Mowll. She wishes them present at her funeral and their travelling expenses to be paid from her estate except for Osmund who 'needs nothing in this way'. She wished to be buried near where she lived."
    Person ID I510  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2009 

    Father Dr. Robert Stedman,   b. 5 Aug 1792, West Malling, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1862, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Theodosia Mary Savignac,   b. 11 Jul 1803, Penmayne, Glamorgan, Wales, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1889, Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1826  Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Carter,   b. 6 Nov 1825, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1905, Croydon, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1859  Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage of Arthur Stedman and Sarah Carter was registered at Marlbro, Vol. 5a, p. 103, in the March Quarter 1859. According to the IGI, they were married at Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Church, Marlborough.
    Children 
     1. Savignac Frederic Stedman,   b. 6 Dec 1859, Cookham, Berkshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Oct 1859 and 31 Dec 1859, Cookham, Berkshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Theodosia Mary Savignac "Vigny" Stedman,   b. 3 Jun 1861, Cullompton, Devonshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1935, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Dr. Frederic Osmund Robert Stedman,   b. 31 Dec 1862, Tiverton, Devon, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1927, Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Eustace Arthur Stedman,   b. 26 Nov 1865, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1942, Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Ernest Allen Stedman,   b. Bef 30 Jun 1867, Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1886, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     6. Dr. Savignac Bell Stedman,   b. 27 Feb 1871, Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1935, Colombo, ____, ____, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jan 1834 - Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Mar 1859 - Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1861 England Census - 1861 - Cullompton, Devonshire, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1871 England Census - 1871 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1881 England Census - 1881 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1894 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 28 Jan 1894 - St. Nicolas Churchyard, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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