Steel, Richard (1804-1878)

Family

Richard was born on 13 March 1804 at Culford, Suffolk, to parents Richard and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 9 April 1804 at Culford.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Richard.

  • 1841 minister at Tharston, Depwade, Norfolk
  • 1851 landed proprietor, also houses
  • 1861 United Methodist Free Church minister at Park St Chapel, Worcester
  • 1871 home missionary at Cheadle, Staffordshire

He married Sarah Lamb (1805-1843) on 3 April 1828 at Edwardstone, Suffolk. Census returns identify five children.

  • Richard Samuel (1829-1892) – an accountant (1881)
  • Samuel (1831-1889) – a merchant tailor employing 20 hands (1881)
  • Elizabeth Ann (1836-1914) – married Charles Hewitt, a printer and stationer (1891), in 1866
  • Sarah (b abt1839)
  • Lucy Maria (1842-1921) – married Sibson Blower Bonner, a tailor & newsagent (1891), in 1870         
  • He married Ann Raven, nee Finch (b1803) on 21 October 1845 at Lynn Regis Baptist church, Norfolk.

Richard died in the spring of 1878 at Durham, Co Durham.

Circuits

  • 1830 Brandon
  • 1831 Norwich
  • 1833 Fakenham
  • 1834 Lynn
  • 1837 Upwell
  • 1839 Fakenham
  • 1840 Norwich
  • 1842 N Walsham
  • 1845 Lynn
  • 1846 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Many records are in the surname Steele

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