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Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby AnnieD » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:09 pm

First post; my GG Grandfather was a Samuel Stevenson/Stephenson. A huge brick wall, on his daughters marriage certificate in 1868 in Australia he was listed as father and a Surgeon, mother listed as Mary Ann Devine, they are mysteries. Louisa also stated she was born in Evandale TasmaniaAus in 1846, we’ve found no evidence, the only Samuel we have found was a convict who was assigned to a Dr DeSailly on his arrival in Tasmania. They appear to have vanished, we have no evidence of either parent...in Tasmania or in Victoria where Louisa ended up. My DNA links me to an Enoch Stevenson bn Stone, Staffordshire in 1819 and died in Kansas USA 1890 as well as a Elizabeth Stevenson married to a William Parkes, Elizabeth was born in 1844 Stone, Staffordshire and her father was Phillip Stevenson born 1804 and married Harriet Allman. It appears there is a link between Enoch, Phillip and Samuel; any suggestions would be most valuable. BTW Samuel was sentenced in Newcastle under Lyme 4th January 1831, travelled to Australia on the Elizabeth arriving 14 February 1832; he stated he was a widower and his wife had been dead for 5 years? Thanks for allowing me to join the site!
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby peterd » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:00 pm

poss enoch


Enoch Stevenson
Census 1851 Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Residence Note: Furnace Road
Age: 28 Married Occupation: Tailor
Birth Year (Estimated): 1823
Birthplace: Parish Stone, Staffordshire

Household
Enoch Stevenson Head Male 28 Parish Stone, Staffordshire
Harriett Stevenson Wife Female 28 Longton, Staffordshire
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby peterd » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:10 pm

poss samuel born stone

Samuel Stevenson
Residence Place: Fulford, Staffordshire,
Christening Date (Original): 12 MAR 1798 ST. MICHAEL'S, STONE, STAFFORD,
Birth Date:1798
Father's James Stevenson
Mother's Mary
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby peterd » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:19 pm

Phillip Stevenson

Census 1881 Stone, Staffordshire,
Age: 76: Married Occupation:Tailor

Phillip Stevenson Head Male 76 Stone, Staffordshire,
Harriet Stevenson Wife Female 77 Preston, Lancashire,


1851 Stone, Staffordshire

Phillip Stevevenson Head 47 Stone, Staffordshire
Harriet Stevevenson Wife 46 Stone, Staffordshire
William Stevevenson 19 Stone, Staffordshire
Phillip Stevevenson 11 Stone, Staffordshire
Joseph Stevevenson 9 Stone, Staffordshire
Harriet Stevevenson 9 Stone, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Stevevenson 6 Stone, Staffordshire
Lucy Stevevenson 2 Stone, Staffordshire



Philip Stevenson Stone, Staffordshire,
Christening Date (Original):13 JUL 1804 ST. MICHAEL'S, STONE, STAFFORD,
Birth Date: 1804
Father's Philip Stevenson
Mother's Maria
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby kdwoodie » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:25 pm

Trove Newspaper report states he was native of Cornwall
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/arti ... 1832-12-31
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby peterd » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:36 pm

kdwoodie wrote:Trove Newspaper report states he was native of Cornwall
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/arti ... 1832-12-31


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so is the dna link to the stevenson? or the print wrong ?
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby AnnieD » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:52 am

Thank you for all the follow up
With regard to the Trove article I have my doubts about that accuracy....as I think he was great at covering his trail.....my father, uncle and several cousins all match the descendants of Enoch Stevenson who migrated to USA and I’ve also discovered the connection to Elizabeth Stevenson’s descendants???
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby Northern Lass » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:21 am

As this is out of the Black Country area moving to general discussion
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby peterd » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:38 pm

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is this your post annie
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby AnnieD » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:15 am

No not mine, Louisa first married William Trevillian in 1868 and then John Bassett in 1880
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby peterd » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:16 pm

AnnieD wrote:No not mine, Louisa first married William Trevillian in 1868 and then John Bassett in 1880


i will see if i can find out who it is she married 3 times according to the tree
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby AnnieD » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:57 pm

I think this is one of those old records from Family Search that someone was “fishing” and then couldn’t remove.
Louisa was only my Great Grandmother and lived in the same town we live now from before she married her first husband William Trevillian......the house is still standing today and it was next door to my grandparents.....I think over the years people have tried everything to search for the family, Trevillian descendants have written a short history of their family and I do have a copy....what a mystery
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby gardener » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Interesting that it brings in a Cornish-sounding name though
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby gardener » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:14 pm

peterd wrote:
kdwoodie wrote:Trove Newspaper report states he was native of Cornwall
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/arti ... 1832-12-31


samuel stevenson.jpg




There is this on BNA site (I don't have full access)

NEWCASTLE QUARTER SESSIONS
... been passed. To be imprisoned for the of three months in the House of Correction at Stafford, and kept to hard labour. Samuel Stevenson ami George Swettenham, alias Swf.ttmore, charged with stealing coal, the property of Edward Barker. John and Thomas 1 ...

Published: Saturday 08 January 1831

and also

... she was great impostor, the magistrates committed her to the House Correction at Stafford, for the term of one month. Samuel Stevenson, alias George Taylor, and Geo. Swettenham, (apprehended by Thomas Davis and John Tagg,) have been committed to Newcastle ...

Published: Saturday 01 January 1831


George Swettenham is easier to find. Where to he get to in Australia? At least they were kept together in prison and transportation!
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Re: Samuel Stevenson -who was he?

Postby AnnieD » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:48 pm

Yes I believe this is our correct Samuel; it doesn’t appear that George Swettenham ever left Tasmania, think he passed away around 1870 from memory, I was hoping George May have led us to Samuel too. I sent to UK for more information on the court appearances they sent copies of about 3 appearances in court but there are no records of where he lived, his age or his family, it appears all the records were destroyed. Thank you for your interest in trying to find this elusive ancestor!
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