Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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John STEEL (1707-1784)

and Elizabeth BARTHOLOMEW (1713-1791)


John Steel and Elizabeth Bartholomew were, I believe, my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their possible place in my pedigree chart.)  The banns for their marriage were published in Pycombe, Sussex on 19 October 1732.  He was then of Newtimber, Sussex and she of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.

John Steel was baptised on 23 March 1706/7 in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex.  He was the son of 5 313 Richard Steel and 5 313 Ann Midhurst (1669-?).  He was buried on 3 April 1784 in Newtimber, Sussex.

Elizabeth Bartholomew was baptised on 8 July 1713 in Hurstpierpoint.  She was the daughter of John Bartholomew (c1687-?) and Dorothy Osborne (1689-1755).  She was buried on 23 August 1791 in Newtimber and the burial register recorded that she was Elizabeth Steele, widow.


John Steel and Elizabeth Bartholomew had 3 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Steel, my 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 13 May 1733 in Hurstpierpoint.  She married William Terry in 1755.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Ann Steel was baptised on 24 April 1737 in Newtimber, Sussex.  She married William Woolven in 1756.  (They have their own page.)  (An Ann Steel married Jonathan Burton by banns on 12 February 1771 in Newtimber.  He was then a sojourner and they were both of Newtimber.  For the moment I'm not sure if or how this Ann may be related.)

  3. John Steel was baptised on 21 June 1747 in Newtimber.  He married Frances Pannett in 1774.  (They have their own page.)


The Sussex marriage index records that a John Steel married Elizabeth Blackmoor on 7 July 1743 in Keymer, Sussex.  Given that Keymer is not far from Newtimber, is it possible that this was John's second marriage?  The Newtimber burial register does not record the burial of any Steels between 1737 and 1747.  However, there was a John Steel baptised on 1 January 1724 in Hurstpierpoint, the son of Thomas Steel and Mary, so he may have been the one who married in 1743.


Could the following be related in any way?

Rebecca Steel of Hurstpierpoint married James Norton of the same place on 22 June 1752 in Newtimber.


Mary Steel married Philip Parker by banns on 11 May 1757 in West Grinstead.  She was a spinster and they were both of West Grinstead. 


William Steale married Sarah Virgoe by banns on 8 November 1779 in Newtimber.  He was then a bachelor of Poynings and she of Newtimber.



This page was updated on 3 July 2012