The Steeles of Sandbach

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Saxons of SandbachEarwaker compiled an historical sketch of Sandbach in 1890 which gave us a feeling for this rural market town where some early Birchalls and Steeles found home comforts. Nestling east of the salt pits of Middlewich but west of the silk mills of Congleton, Sandbach was a large ancient Parish in the Northwich Hundred which surrounded the mother church of St Mary's supported by two Chapleries at Holmes Chaple & Goostry. 12 towns of note were Arclid, Betchton, Blackdon, Bradwell, Cotton, Cranage, Goostry, Hassall, Holmes Chaple, Lees, Twemlow & Wheelock ... Wheelock where granddad 'Pops' George William Birchall (1875-1960) was born.

Sandbach was an ancient settlement long before the Saxon Crosses of the ninth century celebrated the Anglo Saxon Christians and the town riches made an entry into the Domesday Book. Little was known about the original Norman Lord Richard de Sandbach as the line pettered out. However we do know the Lordship passed to Sir John Radclyffe of Sandbach Old Hall when in 1579 the eminence of the town market was confirmed with the charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I. The accolade gave the right to hold a free & fair market every Thursday and two fairs each year ... Sandbach was on a roll.

 St Mary’s Church, where many of the Steele clan were buried, was bang centre of the old town ... with Hawk Street just off to the left where George Steele, the well respected Shoe Maker, had his premises in the 1800s.

Together with the familiar names of Furnivall, Darlington, Lowdnes & Broome... one of the earliest monument inscription ion the south side on two gravestones read -

'Mary Steele March 15 1686 also here lyeth the body of Richard Steele of Betchton who departed this life May 18th 1769 aged 91 years also Richard Steele his son interred 11 day of April 1760 aged 71 also Richard son of Richard and Eliz Steele who departed this life August 1st 1785 aged 33. Here lieth the body of Sarah dsughter of Elizabth Steele widow of Betchton who departed this life Feb 22nd 1763 in the 7th year of her age' 

The local crack was also recorded, not in stone but in the Lower Chequer Inn on Hawk Street -

'our ale here at Sandbach is no less famous than that of a true nappe!'

We first came across the records of the Steeles of Sandbach around 1600 ...   

SandbachThe Steele Family   

The Steele family were big in Sandbach, Lords of the Manor at Giddy Hall possibly granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 AD ... and in 1685 there was an early reference to the Steeles in Wybunbury where there were many Birchalls ... but it looked like the Steeles were everywhere ...

Thomas Steele (1540-1607) son of Richard, Yeoman of Weston, married Alice Latham (-) and in 1607 left his will and five sons ... Weston, half way between Sandbach and Wybunbury ... both centres of Birchall activity!

The Christian names of his sons cascaded down through the Sandbach records and made family history tortuous -

 

Richard Steele (1580-1645) son of Thomas, Gentleman, married 10 Feb 1601 Cicily Shaw (1583-1618) Daughter of Randulphi Shaw & Isabella & local Sandbach money. He acquired Giddy Hall on the verge of Abbeywood, Sandbach in the early 1600’s which was then sold to Lord Crewe. Richard lived in Fichley, London.
Richard sired a famous son -
William Steele (1610-80/90) son of Richard, MP, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, married (1) Elizabeth Godfrey and married (2) Mary Mellish ...
William's own son Richard Steele (1638-1709) son of William, debt collector in Ireland and the father of -
Sir RichardSir Richard Steele (1670 -1729) famous Irish politician and writer/ publisher; 'The Tatler' & 'The Spectator' (brother to William and Benjamin Steele)
William's second son Lawrence Steele (1616-1697), clerk of the Irish House of Commons and appeared to establish an Irish branch of the family.
William Steele (1610-80/90) had a second wife Mary and issue William & Benjamin who were Londoners

George Steele (-1655) of Church Coppenhall stayed local first married Catherine and had a son Thomas, who married Mary Welch from Whitchurch, with grandsons George, Ralph, Thomas & Lawrence, George second married Bridget with sons John, Richard & George

Robert Steele (-) didn't feature?

Lawrence Steele (-) a benefactor of St Mary's so must have stayed local ... rngraved on the church silverware 'The gift of Lawrence Steele, second son of Richard Steele of Sandbach, for the use of the said parish of Sandbach forever. 1656'

Thomas Steele (-1643) son of Thomas, cheese factor of Nantwich, was shot in 1643 by the Parliamentarians for giving up Beeston Castle to the Royalists without a fight.

Barthomley 8 miles south of Sandbach and just 3 miles from Weston - was the home of another interesting Steele line in Cheshire -
Richard Steele (-) son of ??, born around the year 1550.
Robert Steele (1582-) son of ??, baptised 10 Aug 1582 a local husbandman ... married Margaret Smythe 1607 Barthomley? 
Richard of Barthomly Richard Steele (1629-1692) son of Robert, baptised 10 May 1629 Claycroft Barthomley (1655367). Educated at Northwich Grammar School, Cambridge and Oxford. Puritan preacher who wrote passionate prose in Duties of Husbands & Wives ... ejected from his pulpit by the Act of Uniformity in 1662 and later by The Five Mile Act but he never stopped proclaiming the riches of Christ. Remembered as 'a very valuable and useful man, a good scholar, a hard student, and an excellent preacher'. Google abounds with references to Richard Divine ...  
Three Steele descendants were massacred at the local church on Christmas Eve 1643 by Royalists. Richard Steele was not one of these, moved to London and became a nonconformist minister.
Later Steeles in Barthomley held Buddylee Farm.
Another brach of the Steele farming family in Barthomley were embroiled in debt and emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1795.
George Steele from Cheshire came to Chester County USA in 1795 and his line was covered in Frederick Steele’s 1896 book 'The Descendants of George Steele of Barthomley'.

Delving back revealed a hopeless misty frustrating incomplete trail ... so we started again.

This time we guessed that as good a place to start as any was with a likely couple with unusual Steele names Matthew & Katherine.

Matthew Steele (1688-) son of Thomas,  baptised 4 August 1688 Sandbach ... was this our man?
 married Katherine Porter (-) 7 Dec 1718 Wybunbury (1850126)

Looks like Matthew moved his neck of the woods from Wybunbury to Sandbach both familiar in our story ...

Sarah Steele (1720-22) Daughter of Matthew & Katherine, baptised 28 Dec 1720 Sandbach (1751910)

Elizabeth Steele (1722-) Daughter of Matthew & Katherine, baptised 1 Jan 1722 (1751910)

Thomas Steele (1725-) son of Matthew & Katherine, baptised 4 April 1725 Sandbach (1753910)
married Jane ??

Matthew Steele (1726-) son of Matthew & Katherine, baptised 10 Dec 1726 Sandbach (1751910)
married Mary ??

John Steele, (1729-30) son of Matthew & Katherine, baptised 10 Dec 1729 Sandbach (1751910)

Sarah Steele (1732-) Daughter of Matthew & Katherine, baptised 25 April 1732 (1751910)

Mary Steele (1735-) Daughter of Matthew & Katherine, baptised 4 May 1735 Sandbach (1751910)

We were soon back with Thomases, Johns and Sarahs, Marys and no doubt Richards & Georges ... jeez!

Cousins AllWe were lost in an avalaunch of old cousins with the same names ... we knew were all related, DNA would prove that, and we knew the broad bush strokes of an agricultural revolution and then an industrial revolution which swept along the Steeles and the Birchalls ... why go back into uncertain detail? 

Best to focus on one happening that we knew for certain ... in 1804 John Birchall, a well connected Sandbach Yeoman, married into the Steele family.   

So what do we know about Hannah Steele (1780-1834) who was married John in Sandbach in 1804?

Hannah Steele Sandbach

John Birchall (1779-1850), age 24, married Hannah Steele (1780-1834) 1 May 1804 Sandbach (1751911). Witnesses were Samuel Birchall, John's brother & Thomas Dean ... a 'Dean' from the 'Steele' family?

NB this John & Hannah coupling was fortuitous but they were not the parents of 'our' 3xgreat grandfather James Birchall (1802-63) who was born in 1802 and worked in silk. This was a cousin of the other John Birchall (1780-1857)  ... this John was Yeoman of Sandbach and he left a will which revealved the close binding of the Sandbach families of Birchalls, Steeles and Furnivalls ... paid up members of the bouroirese, they all traded their way into the 'middle class bulge' ... husbandmen, cheesemakers, gracers, joiners, shoemakers, hatters, plumbers, glaziers ...    

Hannah Steele Daughter of ??, baptised ??? ... Hannah was AWOL in the records? ... where & when was the birth of Hannah who married John Birchall (1779-1850) in 1804 in Sandbach (1751911) ... original confirmation ... ?

Looks like Hannah died 16 March 1834 Sandbach (1751912) aged 54 making her birth date 1780.

Three Hannah Steele (1780-1834) clues - 

First who was George Steele (1787-1860)? George Steele (1787-1860) witnessed the will of John Birchall (1779-1850) in 1845, with probate issued 1852 ... but how was George related to Hannah, he may have been just a friend & neighbour in Sandbach?

Second who was cousin Sarah A Steele (1886-)? In the 1871 census John & Hannah's daughter Jane Seaman née Birchall (1812-94) was living on Sandbach Heath with '5 year old cousin Sarah A Steele' ...the daughter of Hannah's brother or nephew? ... this young lady linked the Birchalls to Hannah branch of the Steele family?

Third who was Thomas Dean? Thomas Dean was a witness at Hannah's wedding ... was he a member of the Steele family? ... step brother, uncle or cousin? 

George Steele (1787-1860), son of Joseph, baptised 20 March 1787 Sandbach (1751911) ... original Betchton, Sandbach ... a bit younger than John (1780-1857) an ideal witness for John's will in 1845?

George first married Mary Darlington (1798-1849) 1 August 1814, Sandbach (1751911) George 27 Mary only 17. Witnesses at the wedding were Ann Steele & Thomas Hardern. Ann Steele was George's younger sister born in 1798 ... or cousin?

But who was Thomas Hardern? 

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Enter the Betchton Harderns

Bagshaws 1850 Directory of Cheshire identified the Betchton families - Charles Dickinson a principle land owner, Joseph Steele in boots & shoes, Thomas Colclough at The Horse Shoe Inn, Farmers William Beech, John Colclough & Thomas Steel ... and Thomas Hardern at Roughwood ... 

1841 census identified the Farmer at Roughwood, Betchton, Sandbach - Thomas Hardern (1800-1843) aged 40? and Ann (1805-) aged 35? with John Hardern (1821-) aged 20 Ann Hardern (1826-) aged 15 and Thomas Hardern (1826-) aged 15 -----
and also next door of interest was -
Farmer Thomas Steele (1759-) aged 82, James Steele (1785-) aged 55 Thomas Steele (1790-) aged 50, Sarah (1790-) aged  50, John (1800-) aged 40 and Mary Oxbury (1800-) aged 40 ? ... and 60 year old Shoemaker Thomas Baskervile (1780-) a relative or lodger? -----
and also next next door of interest was -
Shoemaker Joseph Steele (1795-) aged 45, Mary Steele née Davenport (1810-) aged 30 and Ann Steele (1835-) aged 5 and Louisa Steele (1840-) 3 months

1851 census identified Farmer Thomas  Hardern (1826-) aged 24 and wife Ann (1930-) aged 20 and niece Elizabeth Beech (1842-) aged 8 Farmers Daughter ... dad Thomas (1787-1843) had died and young Thomas had taken over at Hardern's Farm, Roughwood.

Thomas Hardern was an interesting name around Betchton not only linking the august  Birchalls, Steeles & Darlingtons but also in 1848 a Thomas Hardern married Ann Colclough the daughter of the pulican at The Horse Shoe Inn the local tavern at Lawton Heath End....

Thomas Hardern (1827-) son of Thomas & Ann, baptised 23 Sept 1827 Alsager ...
married 19 year old Ann Colclough (1830-) 26 July 1848 Sandbach ... licence ... witnesses Thomas Colclough & Ann Massey ... fathers Thomas Hardern Farmer, Thomas Colclough Publican  

 

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Old man Thomas Hardern (1751-1818) left a will when he died in 1818 which the Harderns -
- Yeoman of Betchton , Sandbach
- wife Sarah
- Son John Hardern. Sons Thomas & Richard and daughter Elizabeth.
- grandchildren John & Sarah children of daughter Mary Broadbent.
- grandchildren Thomas & John children of my daughter Sarah Colclough.
- Gentleman William Darlington (-) of Sandbach
- leasehold properties in Betchton occupied by Thomas Hardern and Peter Baskervile. Bostock's Croft in Betchton.
- executors Peter Barratt, farmer of Smallwood, and Thomas Steele, farmer of Betchton 
- witnesses Joseph Steele senior, Joseph Steele junior, James Sherratt  
- testator died March 6th 1818.

Thomas Hardern's will in 1818 was witnessed by both Joseph Steele (1754-) and Joseph Steele (1794-) which confirmed the Steele Hardern family connections nicely.

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Bosley Harderns -

Randulphus (-1612) - William (-1621) - Richard (-1635) - Joseph (-1671) - Edward (-1681)

John Hardern (1741-41) son of William & Mary born April died August

Joseph Hardern (1751-) son of William & Mary

William Hardern (1753-) son of William & Mary

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Joshua Hardern (1744-) son of James & Mary

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Richard Hardern (1758-) son of John & Elizabeth = Ann and children - Joseph Hardern (1784-) - James Hardern (1788-) - Thomas Hardern (1790-) -  Michael Hardern (1802-)

John Hardern (1760-94) son of John & Elizabeth   

Thomas Hardern (1771-) son of John & Elizabeth, baptised 13 Jan 1771 Bosley (1655397) ... 5 miles from Macclesfield ... 6 miles from Congleton

James Hardern (1775-) son of John & Elizabeth = Ann and child John Hardern (1817-)

Joseph Hardern (1777-) son of John & Elizabeth

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William Hardern (1788-) son of Sanuel & Mary, baptised 3 De 1788 Astbury   (1655359)

Thomas Hardern (1793-93) son of Samuel & Mary, baptised 16 June 1793 Astbury (1655389)
Thomas Hardern son of Samuel & Mary, died 29 Nov 1793 Astbury (1655359)       

Samuel Hardern (1791-) son of Samuel & Mary, baptised 3 July 1791 Astbury (1655359)

Thomas Hardern (1809-) son of Samuel & Mary, baptised 12 Nov 1809 Astbury (1655359)

1 Thomas Hardern (1751-1818) son of James, baptised 9 Feb 1751 Sandbach (1751910)
married Sarah Skellern (-) 10 Aug 1784 Sandbach ... licence ... witnesses John Hardern & Sarah Hardern.
died 6 March 1818 Sandbach

Thomas & Sarah's children >1784 Sandbach -

Thomas Hardern (1787-1843) son of Thomas & Sarah, baptised 1787 Sandbach

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Thomas Hardern (1787-1843) son of John ????, baptism confirmed on death age 56 in 1843 (1751913) .. but whereabouts? ... Bosley to Sandbach 12 miles ...
married Ann Massey (1803-70) 1 Feb 1820 Sandbach. Witnesses Elizabeth Hardern and John Massey ... (1751911). Ann Massey (1803-) Daughter of James & Elizabeth, baptised 4 Aug 1803 Church Lawton (1655594). Ann died age 69 in 1870 ... probate ... 24 May 1870 ... widow, formerly of Betchton late of Thurlwood Odd Rode, proved by William Beech Farmer of Chells Hill, Betchton surviving executor 

Thomas & Ann's children -

1.1.1 John Hardern (1821-) son of Thomas & Ann, baptised 4 March 1821 Alsager ... ...
married Elizabeth Colclough (-) 21 July 1846 Sandbach ... licence ... witnesses Thomas Colclough & Ann Colclough.

1851 census John Hardern (1821-) aged 30 Farmer of 130 acres with 4 labourers at Lawton Hall Farm, Church Lawton, was with
Elizabeth Hardern née Colclough (1825-66) aged 26, Thomas Hardern (1848-) aged 4 and Emma Hardern (1851-) aged 8 months.

1.1.2 Sarah Hardern (1822-97) Daughter of Thomas & Ann, baptised  1 Dec 1822 Alsager ... original ...
married William Beech (1812-) 1839 Congleton. Sarah Beech died aged 75 in 1897

1.1.3 Ann Hardern (1825-70) Daughter of Thomas & Ann, baptised 27 Sept 1825 Alsager ...
married James Beech (1818-91) 31 March 1842 Sandbach ... witnesses John Hardern & Ann Massey ... fathers William Beech & Thomas Hardern both Farmers ... they had a daughter Elizabeth (1842-) ... Ann Beech (-) died aged 66 in 1891

1851 census identified the Beech falily at Furnival's Farm Betchton ... James aged 32 Ann aged 26 with 47 year old Ann Hardern née Massey (1803-) widow 'a visitor'    

1851 census identified William Beech (1813-) aged 37 at Chells Hill Farm

1.1.4 Thomas Hardern (1827-) son of Thomas & Ann, baptised 23 Sept 1827 Alsager ...
married 19 year old Ann Colclough (-) 26 July 1848 Sandbach ... licence ... witnesses Thomas Colclough & Ann Massey ... fathers Thomas Hardern Farmer, Thomas Colclough Publican  

1.1.5 Elizabeth Hardern (1828-) Daughter of Thomas & Ann, baptised 26 Sept 1830 Alsager (2 years old)  

Thomas Hardern (1787-1843) died 9 Sept 1843 Sandbach aged 56 (1751913) Sandbach farmer, 

1.2 Elizabeth Hardern (1790-1858)

1.3 John Hardern (1790-) son of John, baptised 28 Nov 1790 Sandbach ??
married Elizabeth Edwards (-) 31 Jan 1815    ... (1751911) ... original ... licence ... both upwards 21 ... witnesses Catherine Edwards and Thomas Hardern.
1851 census identified John Hardern aged 60 born in Betchton and Wife Elizabeth (1790-) aged 60 born in Alsager at Greenfields, Hunterston, Doddington, Wybunbury, Nantwich with grand daughter Emma Hardern (1840-) aged 10
1861 census son William Hardern (1814-) aged 36 had taken over at Greenfields

1.4 Richard Hardern (-)

1.5 Mary Hardern (1786-1854) married Broadbent (-) kids John Broadbent , Sarah Broadbent

or Farmer William BROADHURST (b abt 1781 Chelford) married Mary HARDERN on Tuesday, 10 February 1807 in St. Mary’s Sandbach. William and Mary may have had eight children -
William (b 3 Feb 1810 in Chelford, bap 04 Mar 1810)
John (b 27 Jan 1812 in Chelford, bap 23 Feb 1812) “my” Broadhurst lineage
Thomas (b 17 Apr 1814 in Chelford, bap 17 Apr 1814)
Edward H. (b 21 Apr 1816 in Chelford, bap 21 Apr 1816, married Ann WOOLLEY abt 1845, d 17 Feb 1885 buried in Wilmslow Parish Church Cemetery)
Richard (b 9 Mar 1818 in Chelford, bap 5 Apr 1818, married Mary UNKOWN, d 17 Mar 1884 in Broadwall, Sandbach and buried 21 Mar 1884 in St. Bartholemews, Wilmslow)
Joseph (b 10 Jul 1820 in Chelford, bap 06 Aug 1820)
Elizabeth (b 1824 in Cheshire)
Ann (b 1829 in Sandbach, Cheshire)

1.6 Sarah Hardern (-)
married James Colclough (1791-) kids Thomas Colclough (1818-), John Colclough (-)

 

1841 census Thomas Hardern (1787-1843) aged 40 and wife Ann Hardern née Massey (1805-) aged 35 (confirmed a big age difference) with children John Hardern (1821-) aged 20 Ann Hardern (1826-) aged 15 and Thomas Hardern (1826-) aged 15

 

Elizabeth Hardern (1790-1858) died 1859 Sandbach aged 69 (1751913) Elizabeth was Thomas' sister baptised
Thomas himself also witnessed the marriage of James Colclough & Sarah Hardern in 1814, a year previously.

Elizabeth Hardern (1786-) Daughter of William & Mary baptised 11 June 1786 Astbury (1647852)

Mary Hardern (1786-) Daughter of William & Mary baptised 11 June 1786 Astbury (1647852) Elizabeth & Mary Twins?

Sarah Hardern (1790-) Daughter of James & Elizabeth, baptised 4 July 1790 Congleton, Astbury (1647852) ... (1655359)
married aged 24 James Colclough (1791-) aged 23, 3 July 1814 Sandbach. Witnesses Thomas Hardern & Elizabeth Hardern.

 James Colclough (1791-1828) aged 23, first -- married Sarah Hardern (1790-1818), aged 24, 3 July 1814 Sandbach (1751911) ... original ... witnesses Thomas Hardern & Elizabeth Hardern. Sarah Hardern (1790-1818) Daughter of James & Elizabeth, baptised 4 July 1790 Congleton, Astbury (1655359) (1647852). Thomas Hardern was Sarah;s elder brother Thomas Hardern (1778-) son of James & Elizabeth, baptised 24 June 1778 Congleton. Elizabeth was Sarah's elder sister Elizabeth Hardern (1788-) Daughter of James & Elizabeth, baptised 9 March 1788 Congleton.

James Hardern (~1765-) married Elizabeth Allen (-) 7 Aug 1885 (1751960) ... was this Sarah's mum ?
James Hardern (1775-) baptised 23 April 1775 Bosley ... not on only 15 when Sarah was born?

Thomas Hardern (-) married Ann Colclough (-) 22 July 1848 ... original Farmer Betchton, Sandbach. Ann Spinster of Sandbach

See The Colcloughs

1841 census identified a Farmer at Roughwood, Betchton, Sandbach - Thomas Hardern (1787-1843) aged 40? and Ann (1806-) aged 35 with John Hardern (1821-) aged 20 Ann Hardern (1826-) aged 15 and Thomas Hardern (1826-) aged 15 -----
and also next door of interest was -
Farmer Thomas Steele (1759-) aged 82, James Steele (1785-) aged 55 Thomas Steele (1790-) aged 50, Sarah (1790-) aged  50, John (1800-) aged 40 and Mary Oxbury (1800-) aged 40 ? ... and 60 year old Shoemaker Besterville (-) a lodger? -----
and also next next door of interest was -
Shoemaker Joseph Steele (1795-) aged 45, Mary Steele née Davenport (1810-) aged 30 and Ann Steele (1835-) aged 5 and Louisa Steele (1840-) 3 months

Joseph's dad was Joseph Steele (1754-1826) son of Richard, baptised 16 Jan 1754 Sandbach (1751910) ?
married Lucy Baskerville (1762-1825) 14 June 1785 Sandbach (1751911) ?

Sarah Steele (1785-85)

George Steele (1787-) married Mary Darlington (1798-1849)

Sarah Steele (1789-) married James Roberts (-)

Elizabeth Steele (1792-) married Charles Wharton (-)

Joseph Steele (1794-) married Mary Ann Davenport (-) (or married Ellen Merril (-) 29 Jan 1823 (1751912))

John Steele (1795-)

Ann Steele (1798-) married John Hickson (-)

Mary Lucy (1801-48) married Thomas Barber (1796-1870)


Much later in 1893 Thomas Hardern (-) married Sarah Ann Steele (-) 11 March 1893, St Peter's, Macclesfield. Thomas son of John, Silk Weaver, Sarah Ann Daughter of Joseph deceased Silk Weaver. This guy was father Joseph Steele (1841-88) ... from Macclesfield. Witnesses were Alena Hill (-)? and Ernest Joseph Steele (1876-) Sarah Ann's young brother.
But it looks like this Sarah Ann was born in Macclesfield in 1873 and not Sandbach in 1866 -   

Sarah Ann Steel (1873-)
baptised 24 Aug 1873 Macclesfield, Daughter of Joseph Steele (1841-88) & Charlotte Martin Butterworth (1846/7-) married 29 May 1864 Prestbury, Macclesfield ... and the Banns.
Charlotte was the daughter of William Butterworth (1820-) & Sarah Martin Meadowcroft (1836-) who married 25 May 1840 Gawsworth.  

Dad Joseph Steele (1841-88) baptised ?? Macclesfield
died in 1888 aged 48 - Cheshire Death indexes for the years: 1888 - West Macclesfield, Cheshire East - WMC/48/48
1851 census Joseph son of John & Elizabeth aged 11. John from Flagg, Elizabeth from Sudbury. 26 miles Sudbury to Flagg.

Joseph was a Silk Weaver who moved 16 miles from Flagg Staffordshire to a job in Macclesfield ?
1861 census Elizabeth Widow John died in ???? Joseph 21
1871 census Joseph & Charlotte were married in 1864 living at Fountain Street, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England with Sarah Ann (1866-) aged 6, John Charles (1868-) aged 3 .. so perhaps this was NOT 'cousin' Sarah Ann who in the same 1871 census was with Seamans in Sandbach?   
1881 census Joseph Steele (1841-) Silk Weaver aged 40, wife Charlotte (1846-) Silk aged 35 were at 35 Newton Street, Macclesfield with Sarah Ann (1866-) aged 16, John Charles (1868-) aged 13, William (1873-) aged 8, Ernest Joseph (1876-) aged 5, Emily (1880-) aged 5 months ...
1891 census Charlotte Widow. 26 year old Sarah Ann Single born in Macclesfield

There was a Joseph Steele a Wybunbury Farmer who was eliminated 'cos no sign of a Sarah Ann -
Joseph Steele (1841-) son of George & Jane,  baptised 21 March 1841 Wybunbury.
1841 census Joseph Steele (1841-) just 3 months old @ Walgherton, Wybunbury father George (1786-) Farmer aged 45, wife Jane (1806-) aged 35, children Thomas (1828-) aged 13, George (1831-) aged 10, Mary Ann (1835-) aged 6, John (1837-) aged 4, Jane (!839-) aged 2
1851 Census
1861 census Joseph (1841-) aged 20 unmarried Cows Man on dad's farm ... with 16 year old Martha
1871 census Jane (1805-) age 66 Widower trying to farm 207 acres. George died ? Joseph (1841-) aged 30 unmarried?
1881 census another Joseph Steele family @ The Village Shop, Wybunbury Joseph Steele (1841-) Grocer aged 40, Lucy (1856-) Wife aged 25 with children Gertrude (1879-) aged 2, Lucy Jane (1881-) aged 10 months
1891 census Grocer Joseph family @ Walgherton, Wybunbury Joseph Steele (1841-) Grocer aged 50, Lucy (-) Wife aged 35 with children Gertrude (1879-) aged 12, Lucy Jane (1881-) aged 10, Robet John (1883-) aged 8, Charles H (1887-) aged 4. Alice Maude (1889-) aged 2, and Louis (1891-) aged 10 months

Mary Darlington (1798-1849) baptised Daughter of another Shoemaker, George Darlington in 1796.

Looks like the Shoemakers of Sandbach were a close knit bunch. 

George & Mary Steele's children born in Sandbach were -

Amy Steele (1813-)? born a year too soon?

Martha Steele (1815-) named after grandma?

Ann Steele (1816-91) baptised 12 March 1816 (1751911) married George Furnivall (1814-) son of George Furnivall (1779-1861) 1 Sept 1835 Astbury. Witnesses Ann Furnivall and S Castlidge? In the 1861 census Ann Steele (1816-91), widow, was living with George Furnivall (1777-1861), retired Plumber & Glazier, at Crown Bank, Sandbach. In 1871 Ann (1816-) was living alone in Hawk Street. George Furnivall (1777-1861) died in Sandbach in 1861, aged 81. In 1881 Ann, aged 66, was still in Hawk Street, next door, or living with Charles Furnivall, Painter & Glazier, aged 69, and his wife Mary, aged 68. Ann died in Byley-cum-Lees, Holmes Chapel, aged 72, in 1891?

Elizabeth Steele (1816-) twins?    

Charles Steele (1818-) son of George & Mary, baptised 12 July 1818 Sandbach (1751911

Mary Steele (1819-) married Thomas Allcock   

Fanny Steele (1821-)

Sarah Steele (1826-) married Thomas Elsby

George Steele (1828-) married Mary Lunt

John Steele (1829-) married Ann Wright

Mary Ann Steele (1836-) married Thomas Scragg (1836-)

In 1850 George Steele, now a Gentleman of Hunts Bank, again married 13 Dec 1850 Cath Manchester at the age of 58 and a widower (Mary died in 1849) when he succumbed to the charms of 40 year old Ann Furnivall (1810-) Daughter of George Furnivall (1779-1861) Plumber. Some big intermingling of the families ... George Furnivall (1779-1861) was identified in George's will, see below.

1841 census revealed George Steele (1787-1860) a 50 year old Shoemaker on the High Street with Mary Steele née Darlington (1798-1849) aged 40. 
(John Steele (1776-) Grocer aged 65, with his Assistant was also living on the High Street next door to George & Mary Steele. Where did he fit in? He was the son of George Steele (1725-1811) see below ...?)

1851 census George age 58, born in Betchton, was still on the High Street but now with his new wife Ann Steele née Furnivall (1810-) age 38, from Sandbach.

Mary Steele née Darlington died aged 53 in 1849.

Looks like 73 year old George died 25 March 1860 Sandbach (1751911) ... original confirmed.

George left a will in 1860 identifying -
- George Steele Yeoman of Hawk Street Sandbach
- current wife Ann of Hawk Street 
- late wife and her daughter Ann (1816-) and Son-in-Law George Furnivall (1814-) son of George Furnivall (1779-1861)

Find a Grave ID 164470894 - George Steele (1785-1860) 22 Aug 1860, St Mary's Sandbach  - died aged 75

- family members - Mary Steele née Darlingtom (1798-1849) died 28 Nov 1849 - Ann Steele née Furnivall  (1810-86) died 9 Aug 1886.

Was George's dad Joseph Steele (1754-1826) son of Richard, baptised 16 Jan 1754 Sandbach (1751910) ?
married Lucy Baskerville (1762-1825) 14 June 1785 Sandbach (1751911) ?

Sarah Steele (1785-85)

George Steele (1787-) married Mary Darlington (1798-1849)

Sarah Steele (1789-) married James Roberts (-)

Elizabeth Steele (1792-) married Charles Wharton (-)

Joseph Steele (1794-) married Mary Ann Davenport (-) (or married Ellen Merril (-) 29 Jan 1823 (1751912))

John Steele (1795-)

Ann Steele (1798-) married John Hickson (-)

Mary Lucy (1801-48) married Thomas Barber (1796-1870)

Thomas Hardern's will in 1818 was witnessed by both Joseph 1754 and Joseph 1794 which confirmed the family connections nicely.

George (1787-) had a younger brother Joseph Steele (1795-) son of Joseph, baptised ?? married ??

But no Hannahs and no Deans?

soooo ... maybe there's a better bet? There were othe Georges ...

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George Steele (1745-1811) son of John, baptised 11 Aug 1745 Sandbach ... original ... but dead when John's will was witnessed in 1845?
married Martha Wagg (1751-1778) 30 Jan 1774.
Martha was baptised 1751 Sandbach, Daughter of Jonathan, died 1778. 
Their children were -

Fanny (1774-). baptised 1774 Sandbach married Joseph Bowcock (-) 1805 Sandbach. Witnesses were Samuel Bowcock & brother Thomas Steele.  

John (1776-) 1841 census revealed John Steele (1776-) Grocer aged 65, with his Assistant was also on the High Street next door to George Steele (1787-1860) a 50 year old Shoemaker and his wife Mary Steele née Darlington (1798-1849) aged 40 

Thomas (1777-)

George Steele (1745-1811) 43 year old widower from Sandbach married Dolly Harrison (1745-) 43 year old spinster from Middlewich in 1789

George Steele (1745-1811) died 26 May 1811 Sandbach (1751911)

Shopkeeper George's will identified -
- John Wagg who was Martha's elder brother baptised, son of Jonathan, 1745 Sandbach 
- wife Dolly Steele
- sons John & Thomas and daughter Fanny & son-in-law Joseph Bowcock Shoemaker
- John Sutton of Arclid executor
- witnesses Mary Darlington, John Wagg, Rich Darlington

NB Darlington connection to George Steele (1787-1860) ... cousins perhaps? Did Joseph (1754-) have a brother John (-)

George Steele (1735-1809) son of Thomas, & Jane, baptised 27 April 1735 Sandbach (1751910) ... but dead when John's will was witnessed in 1845?
married ??

George Steele (1735-1809) died 29 Sept 1809 Sandbach (1751911) ? ... dead when John's will was witnessed in 1845?

And there were other Josephs?

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Enter the promising Deans -

Was George's dad Joseph Steele (1763-), son of George, baptised 6 Jan 1763 Sandbach ... original confirmed ... but also baptised 8 July 1764 Sandbach ... both Sons of George ... 22 or 23 when young George was born in 1787?    
married Ann Dean (1758-) 9 April 1787 Over-Peover ... original confirmed.
Witnesses were Thomas Steele & Thomas Bentley.
hmmm ... we like the name Dean, remember Thomas Dean was a witness at John Birchall & Hannah Steele's wedding in 1804?

Was George's mum was Ann Dean (1758-), Daughter of James Dean, Miller, baptised 20 August 1758 Over Peover ...  original confirmed.
James Dean (-) baptised ?? married Hannah Albiston 27 June 1748 Peover ... original confirmed ,,,
James & Hannah had six children - Mary (1748-), Sarah (1749-), Hannah (1753-), John Dean (1754-), Ann (1758-) & James Dean (1763-) ... but no Thomas? ... perhaps John or James had a son Thomas?
John Dean (1754-) baptised 17 Nov 1754 Over Peover married ??
Thomas Dean (~1780?-) baptised ...  ?? but there was another Dean / Steele coupling ... ?
Thomas Dean (1778-) son of Thomas, baptised Nov 1778 Sandbach (1751911)
Thomas Dean (1780-) son of William, baptised 7 May 1780 Sandbach (1751911)
Thomas Dean (1780-) son of William, baptised 10 June 1780 Sandbach (1751911)
Thomas Dean (1781-) son of John, baptised  15 July 1781 Sandbach (1751911)
Thomas Dean of Middlewich married Elizabeth Jones (-) 17 Oct 1808 Sandbach (1751911) ... original ... witnesses James Dean & Ann Hilatin?
In 1841 census 60 year old Thomas Dean (1780-) Ag Lab was living at Malkin's Bank, Betchton, Sandbach with 25 year old Emma Dean (1816-) Publican ...  

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Steele (1739-) son of John & Mary, baptised 20 June 1739 Sandbach (1751910) ...
married Mary Deane (1743-1811) 3 Oct 1773 Sandbach by licence ... Thomas, a Tailor, Batchelor aged 30 up,  Mary, a widow aged 30 up, 2 Oct 1773 Sandbach.
Mary Dean née Edgerton (-) had sons from her previous marriage to Samuel Deane (-) 25 March 1756 Middlewich -

Samuel Dean (-) & grandson John (-), son of Samuel    

John Dean (-) & granddaughter Mary (-), Daughter of John,

Mary Steele (-1811) left a will in 1811 which identified -
- son Samuel & grandson John and son John & granddaughter Mary
- John Mellor Maltster sole executor and James Colclough & Vernon Bloore witnesses. The Colcloughs were related to the Dickinsons and paid up members of the close knit Sandbach gang and he witnesses the will of our Sandbach Yeoman James Birchall (1740-1825) the father-in-law of our Hannah Steele (1780-1834) !  

 

Thomas Steele (1747-) son of Thomas, baptised 11 June 1747 Sandbach (1751910)

Thomas Steele (1758-) son of Richard, baptised 27 Sept 1758 (1751910) 

Thomas Steele (1783-), son of Joseph, baptised Sandbach in 1783 ... original confirmed ... Thomas was George's elder brother. Thomas married Mary Shaw in Sandbach in 1808?

 

 

Richard Steele (1718-) son of Thomas, baptised 17 Feb 1718 (1751910)

Richard Steele (1749-) son of Thomas, baptised 13 Aug 1749 (1751910)

Richard Steele (1728-)

 

Robert 1622

Joseph ?? - Richard 1658-1749

Richard 1689 - Hannah 1697

Joseph 1754 - brothers Richard Steele (1751-) son of Richard, baptised 21 March 1751 (1751910) & Thomas 1758

 

 

Hannah Steele (1778-1815) died 28 July 1815 aged 37 ... original ...

Matthew Steele (~1780-) married Elizabeth Arrowsmith (-) 1802 Sandbach (1751911)

Thomas Steele (-) 1728 son of Thomas & Jane baptised 17 May !728 Sandbach (1751910)

Thomas Steele (-) died 3 Jan 1784 Sandbach (1751911)

Thomas Steele (~1785-) married Mary Shaw (-) 28 March 1808 Sandbach (1751911)

Find a Grave ID 172857496 - Thomas Steele (1828-1899) 27 Nov 1899, St Mary's Sandbach  - died aged 71

- family members - Elizabeth Steele (1815-94) died 17 Jan 1894 - died aged 79

Thomas Steele (~1800-) married Mary Walton 17 Oct 1819 Lower Peover

Thomas Steel (-) widower of Weaverham, married Mary Darlington, of Witton, at Witton in 1794??

 

Hannah Steele (1697-) Daughter of Richard, baptised 1697 Sandbach (2068518) maybe a good place to start?

Hannah Steele (1778-1815) died 28 July 1815 Sandbach aged 37 making birth date 1778 (1751911) ... original Wheelock ... was this Hannah's cousin born around the same time?

George Steele (1756-) son of Thomas, baptised 26 Sept 1756 Sandbach (1751910)   

George Steele (1760-1834) died 16 June 1834 Sandbach aged 74 making birth date 1760 (1751912)
married Anne Motorshaw (-) 29 Dec 1778 Sandbach (1751911)

Samuel Steele (1778-) son of George, baptised Sept 1778 (1751911) ...

George Steele (1779-) son of George baptised 29 Oct 1779 Sandbach (1751911)

Samuel Steele (1781-81) son of George, baptised 26 Jan 1781 (1751911) ... died 1 June 1781 Sandbach (1751911)

George Steele (~1790-) married Mary Sim (-) 21 March 1816 Sandbach (1751911)

 

George Steele (1828-) son of George & Mary, baptised 16 Nov 1828 Sandbach (1751912)

1851 census George Steele (1792-) Joiner Journeyman aged 59 year old & Mary (1794-) aged 57. Also records 23 year old George (1828-) with his mum & dad at 36 Wheelock Street, Sandbach ... and grandsons.
1841 census George Steele (1796-) Wheelright aged 45 and Mary (1792-) aged 45 at Wheelock, Sandbach,
1841 census George Steele (1791-) Shoemaker aged 50 Mary (1801) aged 40 at High Street, Sandbach.  

Mary Steele (~1800-) married Thomas Barber (-) 1826 Sandbach (1751911) ... was this Hannah's cousin born around the same time?

Wills -

Thomas Hardern (-1818) left a will which identified -
- Yeoman of Betchton, Sandbach
- wife Sarah - Son John Hardern. Sons Thomas & Richard and daughter Elizabeth.
- grandchildren John & Sarah children of daughter Mary Broadbent.
- grandchildren Thomas & John children of my daughter Sarah Colclough.
- Gentleman William Darlington (-) of Sandbach
- leasehold properties in Betchton occupied by Thomas Hardern and Peter Baskervile. Bostock's croft in Betchton.
- executors Peter Barratt, farmer of Smallwood, and Thomas Steele, farmer of Betchton 
- witnesses Joseph Steele senior, Joseph Steele junior, James Sherratt  
- testator died March 6th 1818.

Thomas Steele (-1837) left a will which identified -
- Hat Manufacturer
- wife Margaret
- Margaret and Charles Dickinson, Shoes Manufacturer, executors 
- witnesses Jas E Williams, J W G Court, Vernon Bloore.

Thomas Steele (-1840) left a will which identified -
- sister Mary Higgins
- brother Richard Steele   
- sister Fanny Eaton
- Martha, wife of John Dunning, Gardener of Middlewich
- John Dunning, Thomas Leadbeater & Mary Higgins executors

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SandbachCousin Sarah Ann Steel (1866-) appeared in crucial document, the 1871 census. John Birchall & Hannah Steels' daughter Jane Birchall (1812-94) married John Seaman (1806-81) a Sandbach Shoemaker and in 1871 they were living on Sandbach Heath with 5 year old 'cousin' ... Jane's 'cousin' Steele, with or without an 'e', would be the daughter of one of Hannah Steele's (1780-1834) brothers or nephews? (or did a Seaman marry a Steele?!)

Candidate 1 -

1871 census Sarah Ann 'cousin' aged 5 with John & Hannah daughter Jane Seaman née Birchall (1810-94) born in Sandbach?

Sarah Ann Steele (1865-) Crewe, Cheshire Central - CR/28/008 ... promising?

 

Candidates 2, 3 & 4 were eliminated 'cos they appeared in the 1871 census else where with their mum & dad -

Sarah Ann Steel (1873-)
baptised 24 Aug 1873 Macclesfield, Daughter of Joseph Steele (1841-88) & Charlotte Martin Butterworth (1846/7-) married 29 May 1864 Prestbury, Macclesfield ... and the Banns.
Charlotte was the daughter of William Butterworth (1820-) & Sarah Martin Meadowcroft (1836-) who married 25 May 1840 Gawsworth.  

Dad Joseph Steele (1841-88) baptised ?? Macclesfield
died in 1888 aged 48 - Cheshire Death indexes for the years: 1888 - West Macclesfield, Cheshire East - WMC/48/48
1851 census Joseph son of John & Elizabeth aged 11. John from Flagg, Elizabeth from Sudbury. 26 miles Sudbury to Flagg.

Joseph was a Silk Weaver who moved 16 miles from Flagg Staffordshire to a job in Macclesfield ?
1861 census Elizabeth Widow John died in ???? Joseph 21
1871 census Joseph & Charlotte were married in 1864 living at Fountain Street, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England with Sarah Ann (1866-) aged 6, John Charles (1868-) aged 3 .. so this was NOT 'cousin' Sarah Ann who in the same 1871 census was with Seamans in Sandbach.
1881 census Joseph Steele (1841-) Silk Weaver aged 40, wife Charlotte (1846-) Silk aged 35 were at 35 Newton Street, Macclesfield with Sarah Ann (1866-) aged 16, John Charles (1868-) aged 13, William (1873-) aged 8, Ernest Joseph (1876-) aged 5, Emily (1880-) aged 5 months ...
1891 census Charlotte Widow. 26 year old Sarah Ann Single born in Macclesfield
... this was NOT 'cousin' Sarah Ann who in the same 1871 census was with Seamans in Sandbach.   

There was a Joseph Steele a Wybunbury Farmer who was eliminated 'cos no sign of a Sarah Ann -
Joseph Steele (1841-) son of George & Jane,  baptised 21 March 1841 Wybunbury.
1841 census Joseph Steele (1841-) just 3 months old @ Walgherton, Wybunbury father George (1786-) Farmer aged 45, wife Jane (1806-) aged 35, children Thomas (1828-) aged 13, George (1831-) aged 10, Mary Ann (1835-) aged 6, John (1837-) aged 4, Jane (!839-) aged 2
1851 Census
1861 census Joseph (1841-) aged 20 unmarried Cows Man on dad's farm ... with 16 year old Martha
1871 census Jane (1805-) age 66 Widower trying to farm 207 acres. George died ? Joseph (1841-) aged 30 unmarried?
1881 census another Joseph Steele family @ The Village Shop, Wybunbury Joseph Steele (1841-) Grocer aged 40, Lucy (1856-) Wife aged 25 with children Gertrude (1879-) aged 2, Lucy Jane (1881-) aged 10 months
1891 census Grocer Joseph family @ Walgherton, Wybunbury Joseph Steele (1841-) Grocer aged 50, Lucy (-) Wife aged 35 with children Gertrude (1879-) aged 12, Lucy Jane (1881-) aged 10, Robet John (1883-) aged 8, Charles H (1887-) aged 4. Alice Maude (1889-) aged 2, and Louis (1891-) aged 10 months

Sarah Ann Steel (1867-) West Macclesfield, Cheshire East - WMC/32/67  
baptised 29 ? 1867 Macclesfield, Daughter of Thomas Whittaker Steele (1833-) & Anne Smith (1828-), who were married in Sutton, Macclesfield in 1859. Thomas was baptised in Macclesfield in 1833, son of James Steele & Hannah Whitaker, who were married in Prestbury in 1825. Father James and son Thomas were Joiners. 

1841 census James (1806-), Cabinet Maker, & Hannah (1804-) were at Elizabeth Street, Prestbury, with Thomas, aged 7, and siblings James (1828-), Silk Piecer, Ruth (1830-), also a Silk Piecer, Elizabeth (1832-) & Aron (1836-). John Joel (1791-), a Silk Twister, who was a witness at John & Hannah's wedding, was living next door.

1851 cenus the family were at Union Street, Macclesfield now with young Sarah (1842-).
1861 cenus Thomas, a Joiner, & Ann, a Dressmaker, were now married and living at 188 Newton Street, Macclesfield with a young son, John James (1861-).
1871 cenus the family were at Park Lane, Macclesfield, with youngsters John James (1861-), George (1862-) & 3 year old Sarah Ann (1868-)
... this was NOT 'cousin' Sarah Ann who in the same 1871 census was with Seamans in Sandbach.

Sarah Ann Steele (1863-) Church Hulme, Sandbach, Cheshire Central - CH/5/7.
Sarah Ann was baptised  1863 Church Hulme, Sandbach, daughter of Peter Steele (1841-) & widower Martha Dutton (1837-), who were married at Sandbach in 1863. Martha earlier married Peter Dutton in 1861? Peter Steele was baptised in Church Hulme in 1841, son of Henry (1811-) & Ann Brereton (1821-) married in Middlewich in 1839. Henry, son of Elizabeth Steel, was baptised in Over Peover in 1811. Ann was baptised, daughter of John & Mary, in Church Hulme, in 1823. John & Mary Lumb were married in Sandbach in 1816. In 1841 Henry & Ann were at Sandbach Cotton, Church Hulme, Sandbach, with Peter (1841-) just born. In 1851 Henry was a widower living with his father in law John Brereton at Knutsford Road, Cranage, with Peter, Mary (1843-) & Martha (1846-). In 1861 Peter was unmarried working as a Farm Labourer with William Cheatham, farming 130 acres at Sandlow Green, Brereton Cum Smethwick. In 1871 Peter had married Martha and they were at Hermitage Road, Cranage with young Sarah Ann, aged 6, and step brother John Dutton (1858-)
... this was NOT 'cousin' Sarah Ann who in the same 1871 census was with Seamans in Sandbach.

 

Cheshire Birth indexes for the years: 1863/4/5/6/7 -

Sarah Ann Steele (1863-) Crewe, Cheshire Central - CR/24/047 ... 7/8 years old @ 1871 census??

Sarah Ann Steele (1863-) Crewe, Cheshire Central - CR/25/016 ... 7/8 years old @ 1871 census??

Sarah Steele (1863-) Crewe, Cheshire Central - CR/24/080 ... 7/8 years old @ 1871 census??

Sarah Ann,Steele (1864-) West Macclesfield, Cheshire East - WMC/29/72 ... 6/7 ears old @ 1871 census??

Sarah Steel (1866-) Heaton Norris, Stockport - Massey - HEA/35/20 ... Stockport?

Another -

Sarah Ann Steele (1866-) Daughter of James & Dorothy, baptised 22 July 1866 Cath Manchester

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Many other Steeles didn't make our short list -

Rostherne Hannah Steel, age 20 if/when she married John, aged 24, was baptised 15 August 1784 Tabley, daughter of William Steel & Mary Walker who married in Rostherne in 1783. William & Mary had the following children - Hannah (1784-), Nancy (1786-), Thomas (1787-), John (1788-), William (1790-) & Mary (1793-). William married Syliva Frost in Rostherne in 1816, witnesses were Nancy Houltrin, John Steel, Hannah Holford & Richard Coddington. John Steel (1796-) married Hannah Holford in Knutsford in 1817. Richard Coddington married Hannah Steel in Neston in 1813? Looks like the Rostherne Hannah married a Coddington not a Birchall ... wrong Steels?

Knutsford Hannah Steel, age 29 if/when she married John, aged 24, was baptised in Knutsford in 1775, daughter of Peter, shoemaker, & Mary Brierley who were married in Knutsford in 1774. Witnesses were Joseph Steele & James Brierley.

Peter Steel (1747-) was baptised in Lymm in 1747, son of Joseph.

Mary Brierley (1762-) was baptised in Grappenhall in 1762, son of Thomas. James Brierley (1767-) was Mary's young brother who was baptised in Grappenhall in 1767, son of Thomas.

Peter & Mary had three girls - Hannah (1775-), Nancy (1777-), Betty (1781-). Nancy married John Whittaker in Wilmslow in 1812?

Nantwich Hannah Steele, age 32 when she married John, aged 24, was baptised in Nantwich in 1772, daughter of Richard, butcher, & Martha Cratchley married in Nantwich in 1757. Witnesses were Thomas Chidley & Anthony Gilbert. Richard & Martha had five children Richard (1762-), Mary (1766-), Ann (1770-), Hannah (1772-) & Joseph (1775-).

Peover Hannah Steele (aged 34 if she married John, aged 24?) baptised in Peover in 1770, Daughter of William Steele & Mary Grove who were married Lower Peover in 1764. Witnesses Hugh Olsnam & John Hobson.

Church Hulme Hannah Steel(e), age 34 when she married John, aged 24, was baptised in Church Hulme in 1770, daughter of Joseph & Hannah. Hannah Harrop in Astbury in 1768. Hannah Buckley in Sandbach in 1764. Hannah Richardson in Sandbach in 1766. Children - Charlotte 1781 Church Hulme. Hannah 1770 Church Hulme. Ellen 1767 Church Hulme.

Also some in Staffordshire? Burslem, Staffs, Hannah Steel, 1780. Longton, Staffs Hannah Steel, 1785. Nothing exciting ...

((Henry married Mary Ann Griffiths (1838-) from Leeds in Leigh in 1861. Marriage: 4 Aug 1861 St Thomas, Golborne, Lancashire, England. Henry Birchall - 22 Collier Bachelor of Golborne - Mary Ann Griffiths - (X), 22 Spinster of Golborne. Groom's Father: Geoffry Birchall, Blacksmith. Bride's Father: John Griffiths, Glass Maker. Witness: Henry Barrow, (X); Isaac Taylor. Married by Banns by: C T Quirk Rector. Register: Marriages 1849 - 1880, Page 84, Entry 167. Source: From Leigh Archives. ))

((IGI - Hannah Steele - England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 - christening: 08 Apr 1781 residence: Staveley, Derbyshire, England, parents: Peter Steele, Anne.))

((IGI - Hannah Steele - England and Wales, Non-Conformist Record Indexes -
christening: 15 Jul 1780 Kendal, Westmorland, parents: Isaac Steele.))

((IGI - Hannah Steel - England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 - christening: 23 Apr 1780 St John, Burslem, Staffs - parents: Daniel Steel, Jemima.))

((Or George Steele who married Mary Tomlinson in Wybunbury in 1802 again?))(Or did George marry Mary Tomlinson from Keele by licence in Wybunbury in 1802?)

((there was a wheelwright George Steele who married another Mary in 1816?))

((or was Hannah baptised in 1772 in Nantwich Cheshire, daughter of Richard & Martha?))

((There was also a James b1805 baptised at Astbury, son of Thomas & Jane. ))

((There was also an Elizabeth married John Gibson at Astbury in 1835. Witnessed by William Birchall)).

(Thomas & Rebekah's John aged 4 was baptised on the same day as James b1802?)

( Or Thomas married Ann Owen (-) in 1824 in Wybunbury? No Thomas was only 12?  Or married Mary Steele (-) in Prestbury in 1827. No this Thomas was a shoemaker).

((Hannah Birchall (1818-) married William Lightfoot, a tailor from Nantwich, in 1839. Hannah was a cotton spinner from Bean Street, Nantwich and father John a labourer. Both were 21 years of age.))

(A Thomas Birchinall was buried at St Peter's Congleton, in 1811?)

1841 John Steele (-) a card grinder, & Ann were at Waterside, Stockport, Disley with Joseph (1839-) & Cecelia (1840-).

(22068518) early Steeles -
Ricus (1614-) son of Richard 10 April 1614
William (1619-) son of George 29 Aug 1619
John (1637-) son of John 7 Feb 1637
Robert (1660-) son of George 16 Aug 1660
Ralufus (1660-) son of Robert 29 July 1660
John (1664-) son of George 7 Feb 1664
Thamas (1667-) son of Thomas 29 Set 1667
Richard (1689-) son of Richard 9 April 1689
Thomas (1693-) son of Thomas 16 Oct 1693
John (1698-) son of Thomas 26 Nov 1698
Cecilia Daughter of John 3 Feb 1604 - Isabella 1604 - Abita 1607 - Dorothy 1618 - Maria 1620 - Ellena 1630- Sara 1690 - Maria 1695 - Anna 1695 - Elizabeth 1700

 

 

 

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