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Dr. Savignac Bell Stedman

Dr. Savignac Bell Stedman

Male 1871 - 1935  (64 years)

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  • Name Savignac Bell Stedman 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 27 Feb 1871  Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The birth of Savignac Bell Stedman was registered at Epsom District, Vol. 2a, p. 27, in the March Quarter 1871.
    Christened 26 Mar 1871  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to the IGI, Savignae Bell Stedman, son of Arthur Stedman and Sarah, was baptized in Great Bookham.
    Gender Male 
    1891 England Census 1891  Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1901 England Census 1901  Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Savignac B Stedman Head Mar 30 Physician and Surgeon.  Gt Bookham, Surrey.
      Jane G  "                    Wife         29                                         Nuneaton
    Died 22 Jun 1935  Colombo, ____, ____, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 22 Jun 1935  St. Nicolas Churchyard, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Gravestone -- More likely Memorial Stone

      " In Memory of Savignac Bell Stedman MRCS
      son of Arthur and Sarah Stedman
      Feb 27th 1871 - June 22nd 1935
      Died at Colombo

      Theodosia Mary Savignac
      daughter of Arthur and Sarah Stedman
      widow of Charles Havelock Mowell of Dover
      and wife of Garforth Drury of Newcastle-on-Tyne

      Eustace Arthur
      son of Arthur and Sarah Stedman
      Nov 26th 1865 - June 22nd 1942
      Died at Tisbury Wilts"
    Notes 
    • From Nick Stedman (Nov 2006) :

      "Savignac Bell seemed to have been called by both his names (Uncle Bell and Savignac by his mother). He qualified as a physician and surgeon sometime in the early 1890s.

      He married Jane Grace Wheway in Mile End on 8th May 1900. The marriage was witnessed by Joseph Arthur, her uncle and Francis Robert Stedman. Jane Grace was orphaned at the age of 6. The Wheways were from Nuneaton where her father, George, was an organist and professional musician and her mother, Grace, was a schoolteacher.

      By 1900 Savignac was already in practice in Binbrook, Lincolnshire. Savignac and Grace lived in Binbrook and the parish archives of Binbrook record that Savignac left in 1909. They had two daughters, Doris Grace Savignac and Joan. I have not yet tracked down Joan but she does not feature in any of the later Wills of the family so I assume she must have died.

      At some point Savignac emigrated to Ceylon where he died in 1935 and is buried in Colombo. He became a tea planter in Ceylon and Gren Le Mesurier (Lilian's nephew) went out there and was apprenticed to him. It is not known if Savignac practised medicine in Ceylon or what took him there in the first place.

      There is possibly a photo of Doris in the collection. She is remembered in FOS's Will as well as Eustace's Will. She took over the house in Tisbury and died on the 18th Nov 1980 in Christchurch, Dorset. She had one son, Arthur Hugh Savignac Montgomerie, who lived in the Watford area. He died on 10th Aug 1986 in Radlett and was survived by his wife, Beryl Elaine. It is not known if they had any children but none are mentioned in his Will.
      A small puzzle surrounds the memorial stones in St Nicholas, Bookham. There are two stones (photos below) on which are recorded Arthur, Sarah and all their children, birth and death dates. Who created them? It was not Nigel Stedman or Noel Stedman. They were completed some time after 1942 since Eustace's death is recorded. My best guess is Francis Robert Stedman who lived nearby in Oxshott, died some 10 years after Eustace and would have known everyone recorded on the memorial stones."
    Person ID I519  Stedman Families of the United Kingdom
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2009 

    Father Dr. Arthur Stedman,   b. 6 Jan 1834, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1894, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother 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.
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Grace Wheway,   b. 15 Sep 1876, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 8 May 1900  Mile End, Essex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage of Savignac Bell Stedman and Jane Grace Wheway was registered at the Mile End District, Vol. 1c, p. 726, in the June Quarter 1900.

      According to Nick Stedman, they were married at St. Thomas' Church, Stepney, London.
    Children 
     1. Doris Grace Savignac Stedman,   b. Between 1 Jul 1901 and 30 Sep 1901, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1980, Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. Joan Stedman,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1871 - Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Mar 1871 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1891 England Census - 1891 - Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 May 1900 - Mile End, Essex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1901 England Census - 1901 - Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1935 - Colombo, ____, ____, Ceylon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 22 Jun 1935 - St. Nicolas Churchyard, Great Bookham, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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