Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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Richard STEDMAN (c1705-1764)
and Ann TASKER (?-1747)
and Ann Tasker may have been my 6x Great Grandparents. (Click
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their place in my pedigree chart.) They married by licence on 24 June 1728
at St. Anne's, Lewes, Sussex. Their marriage licence was issued on the same day by
the Archdeaconry of Lewes which noted Richard was a carpenter of Cuckfield
and Ann a spinster of Barcombe.
Richard Stedman may have been baptised on 12 October
1698 the son of
Richard Stedman and
or on 16 May 1701 the son of
Both baptisms took place in Slaugham, Sussex. A Richard Stedman of
Cuckfield left a will in 1764. I am inclined to think
that Richard was the one born in 1701, as father John was also a carpenter.
Ann Tasker may have been baptised on 23 April 1700 or on 26
August 1703 in Balcombe,
Sussex, and have been the daughter of
George Tasker and
Jane Geer or Ann Vincent. One of the George's may have been a blacksmith.
She was buried on 29 April 1747 in Slaugham and it was noted in the
burial register that she was from Cuckfield.
It would appear there were 2 Richards who had children baptised in Slaugham at
the same time. The other
Richard Stedman married
Ann Simmonds in
1733. I am assuming the baptisms in 1698 and 1701 relate to the 2
Richards, but which was which?
Richard Stedman and Ann Tasker may have had the following children:
was baptised on 8 November 1728 in Cuckfield. Both her parents were
named in the baptism register. She was buried on 10 June
1730 in Slaugham and it was noted that she was the daughter of Richard.
Stedman was baptised on 25 March 1731 in Cuckfield. Both her
parents were named in the baptism register. Ann was mentioned in her
brother's will as the wife of William Marshall a
wheelwright of Smallfield in Burstow.
William Marshal by licence on 7 February 1758 in Cuckfield.
He was then from Burstow, Surrey.
William and Ann had the following child:
Richard Marshall was mentioned in his uncle Richard
Stedman was baptised on 18 June 1733 in Cuckfield. Both his
parents were named in the baptism register. He left a will dated 3
July 1769 and proved by his wife Mary on 30 May 1780 in Lewes. In his
will he left the freehold of a messuage/tenement, farm and lands called
Northlands in Cuckfield in his own occupation to his wife for her life, and
after her death to his sister Ann for the remainder of her life and then to her son
Mary Burt by licence on 21 April 1768 in Cuckfield.
They were both of Cuckfield.
Mary have been baptised on 21 July
1728 in Balcombe the daughter of Walter Burt or on 7
December 1736 in Keymer, the daughter of William Burt and
was baptised on 2 November 1735 in Slaugham.
Only his fatherís name was recorded in the baptism register and he was from
Cuckfield. He was buried in Slaugham on 14 March 1735/6 and it was
again noted that his father was from Cuckfield.
Steadman was baptised on 29 April 1737 in Cuckfield. Both his
parents were named in the burial register. He was buried on 10 November 1737 in Slaugham. It was
noted in the burial register that his father Richard was from Cuckfield.
Sarah Stedman, my 5x Great Grandmother,
was baptised on 30 September 1739 in Slaugham. She married
in 1765. (They have
their own page.) The baptism register only recorded her father's name
was from Cuckfield. William and Sarah named their children:
Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth, Nanny, William, Martha and Jenny, who were all
baptised in Slaugham.
Stedman was baptised on 3 October 1742 in Cuckfield. Both his
parents were named in the baptism register. He was buried on 28 October 1744 in Slaugham and it was noted
in the burial register that his father Richard was from Cuckfield.
This page was updated on 3 July 2012