Benjamin Steer

(18 April 1694 - 3 January 1746/47)
     Benjamin Steer was christened on 18 April 1694 in Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was christened on 18 April 1694 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Steer and Sarah Ludlam.
Benjamin Steer was apprenticed to Joseph Steer on 15 February 1714 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Joseph Steer of Sheffield mercer & draper; Ben, son of William Steer of Darnall, Nov 19. He paid the indenture tax on Wm Swift 31 Mar 1712.
     Benjamin Steer married Alice Walker in 1717 in Yorkshire. Benjamin was a mercer in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
     In William Steer's will dated 27 August 1725 in Darnall, Sheffield, Benjamin Steer was named as heir; In the name of God Amen, I William Steer of Darnall in the parish of Sheffield and county of York, chapman, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following ... all my estates both real and personal with the payment of my just debts, legacies and funeral expenses
All my messuages lands and tenements whatsoever lying in the several parishes of Sheffield Rotherham Aston and Hansworth als Handsworth in the county of York I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Sarah Steer for and during the term of her natural life if she continues a widow in my name I also give and bequeath unto my loving wife all my ready money and all my mortgage bonds in bills and other securities whatsoever and all my personal estate whatsoever if she continues a widow in my .... but if she marries then I will that my several children hereafter mentioned to whom I devise the several parts of my real estate shall immediately after her marriage enter upon the several shares and parts of my real estate to them hereby devised and receive and take the rents and profits of the same to their own use and benefit And I also will if my said wife shall marry she shall be accountable to my children for all my personal estate that she shall have possessed herself of and after her marriage I give and devise all my personal estate whatsoever to my eight children William George Joseph John Benjamin Charles Elizabeth the wife of Edmund Swift of Darnall and Ann the wife of William Binks of Darnall to be equally divided among them
And whereas in 1706 I purchased of the most noble Thomas Duke of Norfolk the first and next presentation and nomination and free disposition to the rectory of parochial church of Hansworth als Handsworth when the same should first and next happen to be vacant now I do herby give and devise the same to unto my said loving wife upon this trust and consideration that she present my son Charles to the same when it shall happen to be vacant or if my son Charles should die before the said rectory happens to be vacant then that she present to the same when it shall happen to be vacant my grandson William Steer son of my eldest son William Steer of Ecclesfield in the county of York, clerk, or such one of my grandchildren are at that time when a vacancy shall happen shall be capable of taking the said presentation but I give my said loving wife full power and authority with the consent of my son Charles to dispose of the said dispensation in what manner my said son Charles and she shall think fit for his benefit and advantage.
I give to my said eight children five pounds a piece to buy them mourning my dwelling house at Darnall together with the orchard and croft thereunto belonging... and the close called the Lock Close lying at Darnall afsd and a piece of land abutting upon the place called .... in Darnall afsd containing 34 yards thereabouts in length and about 14 yards in breadth now in the occupation of Benjamin Hoyland I give and devise and bequeath after the death or second marriage of my wife unto my eldest son William Steer afsd his heirs and assigns for ever and also all my lands called the Falcons or Falconers Wood lying the parish of Aston afsd now held ... for 10 years by John Brinsworth of Staley als Stavely in the county of Derby, butcher I give .. to my said son William his heirs and assigns for ever the close called the Wear Close lying in the parish of Aston afsd near the said lands called the Falconers containing 5 acres
I give ... to my son Joseph Steer of Sheffield, mercer, 200 pounds the close called the Mill Close containing 3 acres and the close called Chappel Bank containing one acre in Aston afsd
And also all those six closes called the Strattens? in Handsworth ... 18 acres to my son Charles Steer of Bradfield, Yks, clerk ...
my son John shall have receive and take to his own use the profits of the coal pits that are now wrought in the closes called High Hassells in Rotherham and shall have full liberty to sink pits and get coal in any part of the closes called High Haswell and shall have free leave for passage of Horses and carriages to the same thought the farm called Savage Bushes lying in the parish of Handsworth afsd ... and those five closes called High Hassell lying in the parish of Rotherham and the farm called Savage Bushes in the parish of Handsworth which I hold in lease from Thomas Duke of Norfolk
I give to my daughter Ann wife of William Binks of Darnall the dwelling house at Darnall he now lives in for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease I give and devise the same to Steer Binks son of the said William and Ann Binks his heirs and assigns for ever ... but I will that during his minority the rents received by his father William Binks to him the said William Binks own use and benefit ...
I desire my son William Steer to be aiding and assisting to his mother in the performing of this my will ... to be kind to such of my children as have had the least portion from me in my lifetime and of this my last will and testament ... my said wife my sole executrix I now put my hand 27 August 1725. William Steer his mark. ... Witnessed by Mary Twigg, Jonathan White, Ro: Chappell.

     Direction to surrender a copyhold estate in Butterthwaite by Joseph Banks to William Jessop to the use of Benjamin Steeer and his heirs. Benjamin was elected town trustee, on 26 May 1737 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
     Benjamin was registered as Benjamin Stear in Sheffield on the electoral roll dated 1741. He voted for G Fox, esq. at 1741 poll for Yorkshire at Sheffield.
     Benjamin Steer was mentioned in the will of Rev William Steer dated 17 May 1745.
     Benjamin died on 3 January 1746/47 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, aged 52.

Children of Benjamin Steer and Alice Walker

Benjamin Steer

(18 January 1723/24 - 29 July 1724)
     Benjamin Steer was christened on 18 January 1723/24 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Benjamin Steer and Alice Walker.
     Benjamin died on 29 July 1724 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
     He possibly had a son Henry Steen(?) baptised 30 April 1735 at Sheffield.

Benjamin Steer

(7 December 1706 - )
     Benjamin Steer was christened on 7 December 1706 in All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Benjamin, son of William Steer. He was the son of William Steer.

Benjamin Steer

(11 January 1722/23 - before 20 January 1722/23)
     Benjamin Steer was christened on 11 January 1722/23 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Benjamin, son of Benjamin Steer, mercer. He was the son of Benjamin Steer and Alice Walker.
     Benjamin died before 20 January 1722/23 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He was buried on 20 January 1722/23 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Betty Steer

(4 June 1715 - )
     Betty Steer was christened on 4 June 1715 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of George Steer and Jane Clough.

Betty Steer

(4 June 1731 - )
     Betty Steer was christened on 4 June 1731 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of George Steer.

Calvert Dunbar Steer

(circa 1841 - 13 February 1864)
     Calvert Dunbar Steer was born circa 1841 in Bengal, India. This parentage is only a guess based on his middle name and another child with Calvert as a middle name. He was the son of Charles Steer and Caroline Thompson.
     Calvert Dunbar Steer was employed applied for a cdetship in the East India Company armies circa 1858. He was listed as the nephew of George John Steer in the1861 census in 24 Queen Ann St, London, Marylebone. George J Steer 61 , Member of the Stock Exchange, born Spitalfields; Charles Horneworth 42 Susannah Underwood 61 Emma Tudor 35, servants; Calvert D Steer 19, nephew, scholar, born Bengal, India.
     Calvert died on 13 February 1864 in Bombay, India. He was buried on 14 February 1864 in Poona, Bombay, India.

Catherine Steer

(11 June 1765 - before 2 October 1849)
     Catherine Steer was christened on 11 June 1765 in All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Catherine, daughter of Mr Charles Steer. She was the daughter of Charles Steer and Sarah Allott.
     Catherine Steer married Benjamin Kennet before 1793.
     Catherine died before 2 October 1849 in Sidmouth, Devon.
     Her will was proved on 2 October 1849 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Catherine Steer and Benjamin Kennet

Catherine Steer

(27 July 1623 - )
     Catherine Steer was christened on 27 July 1623 in Darley, Derbyshire. She was the daughter of Robert Steer and Elizabeth Senior?
     Catherine Steer married John Redfern on 31 October 1643 in Darley, Derbyshire, England. She was still living in 1661.
     In Robert Steer's will dated 13 June 1661 in Darley, Derbyshire, Catherine Steer was named as heir; Robert Steer of Stancliffe in the parish of Darley, co. Derby, yeoman. Revoking all former wills. To be buried in the parish church of Darley.
To my son Richard Steere 12d.
To my sister Dorothy Shore an annuity of 40/- to be paid to her by my executor at Whitsuntide and Martinmas.
To Thomas Millward 20/-.
To Margrett Smith 40/-.
To my daughter Katherne Redferne and to my son-in-law William Hardye, each 12d.
To each of my grandchildren 12d.
To the minister who shall officiate at my funeral 10/-.
Residue of my goods and chattels and all my messuages, cottages, lands and tenements to my eldest son John Steere, his heirs and assigns forever and I make him sole executor.
Witnesses: Peter Barker, John Wheeldon, Thomas Dawes, Katerne Redferne, William Supper, Rc. Caulton.

Charles Steer

(16 January 1722/23 - before 10 July 1724)
     Charles Steer was christened on 16 January 1722/23 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of George Steer and Jane Clough.
     Charles died before 10 July 1724 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was buried on 10 July 1724 in St Peter's, Sheffield. Chas, son of George Steer, mercer.

Charles Steer

(25 October 1716 - )
     Charles Steer was christened on 25 October 1716 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Joseph Steer and Maria Morewood. Charles was a silk merchant in Aldermanbury, London.
     Charles Steer made a will dated 5 April 1784 in Basinghall St, London. He mentions Joseph his father; Brothers Joseph and William; Nephews William Steer the Younger of Broad Street (Broker) and Charles Steer of Spitafields(Weaver); Nieces Martha Maria Andrews* wife of William Andrews of Basinghall Street
Harriet Cole* wife of Benjamin Cole; .and payable into the proper hands of my niece Frances Popplewell Steer wife of Richard Popplewell Steer of Sandoft Grove in the Isle of Axholme Lincolnshire....; Ann Drury wife of William Drury(Ribbon Weaver); Mary Steer; Jane Steer; Sister in law Ann Steer wife of his brother William Steer.

Charles Steer

(11 March 1724/25 - 6 October 1786)
     Charles Steer was christened on 11 March 1724/25 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He was the third and youngest son, 9th child of William & Ann. He was the son of Rev William Steer and Ann Banks. Charles was a merchant in Wakefield.
     Charles Steer married Elizabeth Fretwell, daughter of Robert Fretwell and Bridget Gilby, on 16 August 1748 in St Nicholas, Bawtry, Blyth, Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire. Their daughter's marriage settlement makes reference to their settlement dated 13 August 1748. Charles Steer was widowed on 4 November 1749 on the death of his wife Elizabeth Fretwell.
     Charles Steer married secondly Sarah Allott on 2 July 1753 in South Kirkby, Yorkshire. Mr Charles Steer of Wakefield & Mrs Sarah Allot of South Kirkby.
     In Rev William Steer's will dated 1 May 1756 in Wath upon Dearne, Charles Steer was named as executor of the estate.
Charles Steer was mentioned in the register of duties paid for apprentices' indentures on 14 July 1757 in Wakefield. Charles Steer of Wakefield, merchant paid the indenture duty for his apprentice Michael Downs.
     In Charles Steer's will dated 8 August 1771 in Sandtoft, Belton, Lincolnshire, Charles Steer was named as executor of the estate.
     Charles Steer lived at Painthorpe, near Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was listed in a directory dated 1784 as Charles Steer & Son, merchants at Wakefield. In 1780 there were a Charles & William Steer, mercers listed in Kent's London directory at 6 Aldermanbury.
     Charles Steer lived at Painthorp, Sandall Magna, Yorkshire, 1785.
     Charles Steer made a will dated 1 February 1786. A copy will of Charles Steer of Painthrope, Yks was presented to the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland in 1788.
     Charles died on 6 October 1786 in Wakefield?, Yorkshire, aged 61. He was buried on 29 October 1786 in Sandal Magna, Yorkshire. Mr Charles Steer of Painthorpe, merchant.

Child of Charles Steer and Elizabeth Fretwell

Children of Charles Steer and Sarah Allott

Charles Steer

(12 May 1796 - )
     Charles Steer was christened on 12 May 1796 in St John's, Wakefield, Yorkshire. He died without issue. He was the son of William Steer and Dolly Wilson (Monkhouse).

Charles Steer

(16 December 1731 - 22 October 1807)
     Charles Steer was christened on 16 December 1731 in Bradfield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Rev Charles Steer and Mary Bacon.
     Charles Steer married Jane Gott on 4 June 1772 in St Peter, Birstall, Yorkshire.
     Charles was buried on 22 October 1807 in Birstall, Yorkshire. Steer, Charles, esquire, of Upper Batley, aged 76.

Charles Steer

(15 April 1781 - )
     Charles Steer was born illegitimate before 15 April 1781 in Attercliffe, Sheffield. Charles, son of Alice Steer. He was christened on 15 April 1781 in Attercliffe, Sheffield . It may have been 1st April. He was the son of Alice Steer.

Charles Steer

(4 February 1811 - September 1888?)
     Charles Steer was born on 4 February 1811 in Dinapore, Bengal, India. He was the son of Charles William Steer and Jane Woodburn Watson. Charles Steer was christened on 14 February 1812 in Dinapore. Charles was in the Bengal Civil service. He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court, Bengal in 1862, Bengal, India.
     Charles Steer married Caroline Thompson on 18 September 1833 in the Cathedral, Calcutta, India.
     Charles Steer married secondly Janet Anne Unknown circa 1853.
     Charles Steer and Janet Anne Unknown appeared on the 1881 census in 5 Redcliffe Square, Kensington, London. Charles Steer, 70, born India, Bengal Civil Serv Retired; Janet Steer, 59, born Parsons Town, Ireland, wife; Alice C D Steer, unmarried, 25 born Calcutta, India, daughter; Janet G T Steer, unmarried, 17, born Calcutta, India, daughter; John McEwen Mackintosh, 37, born Inverness, Scotland, Son In Law, Retired Stockbroker; Sophy M. Mackintosh, U! 26, born Calcutta, India, daughter, wife of above; with a cook, 2 housemaids, parlour maid, Man servant; a French childs servant; and Angas Charles Mackintosh, 4, born London, Middlesex, grandson.
     Charles's death was possibly registered in the quarter ending in September 1888? In England.

Children of Charles Steer and Caroline Thompson

Children of Charles Steer and Janet Anne Unknown

Col Charles Steer

(before 1780 - )
     Col Charles Steer was born before 1780. He was the son of Patriarch Steer.
     Col Charles Steer married Elizabeth Ewbank in 1799 in St Ann's, Jamaica, West Indies.
     William Highley wrote: The Steer family seemed to have settled in Jamaica in the middle of the 18th century. Col. Charles of Trafalgar Plantation married the eldest daughter of William Ewbank Esq. a wealthy plantation owner. Col. Charles had a younger sister called Sarah Cole Steer born 1789 and a daughter Sarah Melmoth Steer born 1803. The Cole name is especially interesting as you may remember Benjamin Cole who married Harriet Steer is mentioned in the wills of Charles Steer of Basinghall Street who died in 1784 and also in the will of Charles Steer (husband of Mary Wood of Jamaica) of Devonshire Sq. who died in 1810.
The Steer family seemed to acquire Bradfield plantation by the marriage of Col. Charles Steer to Miss Ewbank eldest daughter of William Ewbank Esq. He originally owned it. William Ewbank's family originally came from Yorkshire. William's wife's first name was Ann but no more is known about her.
On the 1851 census of Wiltshire there was a pupil Charles William Steer at Marlborough College aged 16 born Jamaica 1835. He is the son of John Thomas Steer of Bradfield and Trafalgar Plantation and Grandson of Col. Charles Steer. Charles William was born in St Ann. By 1878 he had inherited Bradfield Plantation & leasing and managing others. He died in 1896.
Your article, the relevant bit I have copied below, is very interesting. I knew Charles William Steer married Mary Wood of Jamaica but did not know that he had resided at Bradfield in St Ann. Who was Mary Wood the daughter of and was Elizabeth Alice Conran of Jamaica daughter of Charles William and Mary Wood? I had no knowledge of Charles and Mary having a daughter Elizabeth. If so presumably she married a Conran. All the other children I have recorded were born in Spitalfields, Christ Church, Stepney, London. There must be some close connection somewhere between Charles William Steer who married Mary Wood and Col. Charles Steer who married Miss Ewbank
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     Col. Charles Steer of Trafalgar Plantation, had a younger sister called Sarah Cole Steer born 1789 and a daughter Sarah Melmoth Steer born 1803.
The Steer family seemed to acquire Bradfield plantation by the marriage of Col. Charles Steer to Miss. Ewbank eldest daughter of William Ewbank Esq. He originally owned it.
He was Colonel of the St. Ann Regiment of Foot Militia in Jamaica.

Children of Col Charles Steer and Elizabeth Ewbank

Rev Charles Steer

(23 February 1698/99 - 2 February 1752)
     See the account of his family in Burke's Commoners. Foljambe mss pends J N Ince: Edward eldest son & heir 1760; also many other children. Rev Charles Steer was christened on 23 February 1698/99 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Steer and Sarah Ludlam.
     Charles matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge University, from 1718 to 1722. He was admitted Sizar at St Johns, Sep 10 1718. 6th son of William, cutler of Sheffield. School Beighton (Mr Drake), B.A. 1722-3. Ordained deacon York June 9 1723, priest June 4 1732. Curate/Vicar of Bradfield 1725-41. Rector of Handsworth 1741-52. Charles was a clergyman at Yorkshire from 1723. He was ordained deacon at York June 9 1723, priest June 4 1732. Charles was curate then vicar at Bradfield, Yorkshire, from 1725 to 1741. Rector of Handsworth 1741-52.
1725 Charles Steer who was born at Darnall near Sheffield - his elder brother being the Vicar of Ecclesfield placed him here. He removed in 1741 to the rectory of Hansworth at the death of Dr Folyer - his father having bought the next term?? & died there. [Curates of Bradfield, Ronksley Collection #1905].
     Rev Charles Steer married Mary Bacon on 9 December 1725 in Yorkshire. Charles was the rector at Hansworth, Yorkshire, from 1741 to 1752. A transcript of his return for Archbishop Herring's visitation dated 3 June 1743 is held. He ministers to 169 families including 12 Dissenters, 10 Quakers, 1 Papist and 1 Presbyterian without a curate. [Y.A.S. v.71 p.179].
     Rev Charles Steer was mentioned in the will of Rev William Steer dated 17 May 1745.
     Rev Charles Steer made a will dated 1749 in Hansworth.
     Charles died on 2 February 1752 in Hansworth, Yorkshire, aged 52.
     His will was proved on 30 July 1752 in the Court of the Chancellor of York with Laughton, Yorkshire. Rev Charles Steer, Handsworth, will & codicil.

Children of Rev Charles Steer and Mary Bacon

Rev Charles Steer

(28 June 1756 - 12 November 1835)
     Rev Charles Steer was born on 28 June 1756 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Charles Steer and Sarah Allott. Rev Charles Steer was christened on 27 July 1757 in All Saints, Wakefield.
     Charles matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge University, from 1777 to 1781. He was admitted pensioner St John's 16 Apr 1777, of Yorkshire [son of Charles, merchant of Wakefield]. Born there 28 June 1756. School - Manchester, matric. Mich 1777, scholar 1777, B.A. 1781, Deacon 9 Mar 1781, Priest 22 July 1781. Curate of Sth Kirkby 1781. Rector of Axminster with Membury & Kilmington, Devon 1782-1835. "A great walker and a great talker". Twice married. Died 12 Nov 1835 at Axminster [Manchester School register, St John College Admissions, iv, 492; Gents Mag. 1836 i, 209; F.M.G. ii, 818].
     Rev Charles Steer married Jane Unknown. Charles was a clergyman between 1781 and 1835.
     Charles died on 12 November 1835 in Axminster, Devon, aged 79. He was twice married but died without surviving issue. His niece married Captain Edward Townsend.
     His will was proved on 1 February 1836 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Child of Rev Charles Steer and Jane Unknown

Charles Boyes Steer

(27 March 1836 - June 1901)
     Charles Boyes Steer was born on 27 March 1836 in Bhaugulpore, Bengal, India. He was the son of Charles Steer and Caroline Thompson. Charles Boyes Steer was christened on 5 March 1837 in Bhaugulpore.
     The marriage of Charles Boyes Steer and Emilie Hume F Harrison was registered in the in September 1879 quarter in Kensington RD, Middlesex. Her sister Lady Arthur Hill was in the music business and wrote the famous Victorian Parlour song "In the Gloaming". She may be the Emilie Steer who married in 1911 in the Chelmsford district. Charles was a Stock Broker.
     Charles Boyes Steer and Emilie Hume F Harrison appeared on the 1881 census in 19 Hobart Place, London, St George Hanover Square. Charles Boyes STEER, 45, born East Indies, Member GSH Stock Exchange; Emilie Hume STEER, 27, East Indies, Wife; Valentin STEER, 1, St Georges, London, Middlesex, Son; Lidia Mary BROMWELL     Widow, 32,     Guildford, Surrey, Servant, Nurse Monthly; Clara SHAW, unmarried, 28, Kingsland , London, Mdx, Cook; Laura Daines, unmarried, 25, Gt Baddon, Essex, General Servant; Ralph RANDALL, unmarried, 20, Isleworth, Middlesex, General Servant; Elizabeth Ann DOLLIMORE, unmarried, 28, London Marylebone , general servant.
     Charles Boyes Steer appeared on the 1901 census in Elmbank West Hill. Charles Boyes Steer was living at Elmbank West Hill with a doctor's family. He was living on his own means but under Infirmity he is described as a lunatic. No trace of his wife Emilie. Charles and Caroline I believe also had Clara Alicia Steer 1843.
     Charles's death was registered in the quarter ending in June 1901 in Wandsworth RD, Surrey.

Child of Charles Boyes Steer and Emilie Hume F Harrison

Charles Rattray Hall Steer

(8 October 1815 - )
     Charles Rattray Hall Steer was born on 8 October 1815 in Calcutta, Bengal, India. He was the son of Charles William Steer and Jane Woodburn Watson. Charles Rattray Hall Steer was christened on 15 December 1815 in Calcutta.

Charles William Steer

(15 December 1750 - before 20 September 1810)
      Charles William Steer was born on 15 December 1750 in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire. He was the son of William Steer and Ann Rastall. Charles William Steer was christened on 26 December 1750 in Burton Latimer.
     Charles William Steer lived at Bradfield, St Anne, Jamaica.
     William Highley wrote: ... Benjamin Cole who married Harriet Steer is mentioned in the wills of Charles Steer of Basinghall Street who died in 1784 and also in the will of Charles Steer (husband of Mary Wood of Jamaica) of Devonshire Sq. who died in 1810.
I knew Charles William Steer married Mary Wood of Jamaica but did not know that he had resided at Bradfield in St Ann. There must be some close connection somewhere between Charles William Steer who married Mary Wood and Col. Charles Steer who married Miss Ewbank
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     Charles William Steer lived at Church Street, London, between 1782 and 1799.
     Charles William Steer married Mary Wood on 10 October 1782 in St George Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England. Charles William Steer of Devonshire Square, London married Mary Wood of Jamaica, daughter of ... and had Elizabeth Alice Conran of Jamaica JNL pedigree of Conran. Pallot's marriage index states: Charles Steer (of Christ Church) & Mary Wood (minor) with consent of her father William Wood, by licence, St George Hanover Square.      
Charles William Steer in 1784 in Christ Church, Spitalfields, Stepney, Middlesex. Charles was a weaver was a weaver between 1784 and 1788. Charles was a merchant from ___ 1789.
     Charles William Steer lived at Devonshire Square, London, between 1803 and 1810.
     Charles William Steer made a will dated 2 August 1810 in London. This is the last will and testament of me Charles Steer of Devonshire Square in the City of London esquire ... I give to my dear wife Mary Steer ... my beloved Mother, brother William Steer and my sister in law his wife, his son Charles William Steer... his two younger sons William Henry & George John
he mentions his six children Harriott, Sophia, Frances, William Henry, George John & Ann who are minors, his son-in-law James Vine, son William Frederick who had already cost his father for his improper conduct, and his son Charles William.

     Charles died before 20 September 1810 in London. He was buried on 20 September 1810 in St Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. Charles Steer, Esquire, aged 59.
     His will was proved on 4 October 1810 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Charles William Steer and Mary Wood

Charles William Steer

(12 November 1784 - 27 September 1864)
      Charles William Steer was also known as Charles Wright in records. He was christened on 12 November 1784 in Christ Church, Spitalfields, Stepney, London. The India Office states Christ Church, Southwark, aged 29 days, son of Charles, weaver & Mary. The parish register states: Charles William Steer [son] of Charles, weaver, Church Street, by Mary, 29 days old. He was the son of Charles William Steer and Mary Wood.
     Charles William Steer married Jane Woodburn Watson on 23 March 1808 in Fatehgarh or Chunar, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, India. Charles was a civil servant in the East India Company, Bengal, India.
     In Charles William Steer's will dated 13 October 1832 in Bengal, Charles William Steer was named as executor of the estate.
     He was dismissed for corruption from his job as Writer in the Bengal Civil Service. He was a writer in 1802.
     Charles William Steer lived at 'Spring Lawn', Heavitree, Devon, 1846. William Highley wrote that Charles William also moved to Devon/Somerset. Charles William who was a judge in Bengal, India is a bit of a mystery. However he and his wife Jane retired to Devon/Somerset living at a place called Springlawn, Heavitree*, Exeter and they also lived in Bath. Spring Lawn was the home of Sir Henry Maturin Farrington a Major in the Army who died in 1834, the Steers were there at the time of their daughters Jane & Sophia' marriage. Charles was a beneficiary in Lt William Watson Steer's will proved December 1850.
     Charles William Steer was recorded on the 1851 census in 3b Gay St, Walcot Trinity, Somerset. Charles Willm Steer 65, fund holder, born Bishopsgate, London, daughter Eliza Steer 24 , born East Indies; Susan Mainwaring Steer 18, born East Indies, Georgiana Larkins 23 , visitor, independent, born Lewisham, Kent; James Levatt 33, Priscilla Gibbs 26, servants. He was an executor of William Henry Steer's estate on 27 April 1855 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     Charles died on 27 September 1864 in 4 Wyndham Place, Bryanston Square, London, Middlesex, aged 79.
     His will was proved on 15 November 1864 in the Principal Probate Registry. The will of Charles William Steer, formerly In the Civil Service of the East India Company, Bengal Establishment, afterwards of Sussex Villa, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but late of 4 Wyndham Place, Bryanston Square, Mdx, deceased Esquire, who died 27 Sep 1864 at 4 Wyndham Place afsd, was proved at the Principal Registry by oath of George John Steer of 24 Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, Mdx, esquire the brother & Charles Richard Harford, the younger of Lloyds Coffee House, in the City of London, two of the executors. Effects under £20,000.

Children of Charles William Steer and Jane Woodburn Watson

Charles William Steer

(circa 1835 - 1896)
      Charles was nick-named Busha. He was born circa 1835 in St Anne, Jamaica. He was the son of John Thomas Steer of Bradfield and Trafalgar Plantation. He was the son of John Thomas Steer.
     Charles William Steer was recorded on the 1851 census in Marlborough College, Wiltshire. Charles William Steer, pupil aged 16 born Jamaica.
     By 1878 he had inherited Bradfield Plantation & was leasing and managing others.
     Charles died in 1896.

Child of Charles William Steer

Charles William Steer

(24 April 1789 - 2 May 1789)
     Charles William Steer was christened on 24 April 1789 in Axminster, Devon. He was the son of Rev Charles Steer and Jane Unknown.
     Charles died on 2 May 1789.

Christopher Cluff? Steer

(14 July 1727 - before 23 January 1741/42)
     Christopher Cluff? Steer was christened on 14 July 1727 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Christopher, son of George Steer, mercer. He was the son of George Steer and Jane Clough. Christopher Cluff? Steer was buried on 23 January 1741/42 in Sheffield.
     Christopher died before 23 January 1741/42 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Clara Alicia Steer

(8 November 1843 - )
     Clara Alicia Steer was born on 8 November 1843 in Calcutta, Bengal, India. At Dejapoor, the lady of C. Steer, Esq., C.S., of a daughter. She was the daughter of Charles Steer and Caroline Thompson. Clara Alicia Steer was christened on 14 September 1844 in the Old church, Calcutta.
     Clara Alicia Steer married John George Dartnell on 27 July 1865 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

daughter Steer

(circa 1753 - )
     Daughter Steer married Unknown Deane. Daughter Steer was born circa 1753. She was the daughter of William Steer and Ann Rastall.

daughter Steer

(1 September 1576 - )
     Daughter Steer was christened on 1 September 1576 in Darley, Derbyshire. She was the daughter of Richard Steer.

David Steer

(before 26 March 1701 - before 10 February 1701/2)
     David Steer was born before 26 March 1701 in Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was christened on 26 March 1701 in St Peter's, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Steer and Sarah Ludlam.
     David died before 10 February 1701/2 in Darnall, Sheffield Yorkshire. He was buried on 10 February 1701/2 in St Peter's, Sheffield.