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Stevenson family Stanton Rowsley & Elton 1600s
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 11:55 GMT (UK) »
I have been researching this family because of a supposed link to my husband's ancestors. I have managed to find a fair amount of information via wills and various pedigrees etc and have some parish records to support these. There are some gaps though, some relatives mentioned in wills I have found nothing or very little so I am asking if anyone can help with the nitty-gritty details :) All contributions welcome and please forgive me if this is rather long winded, i wanted to include all the relevant information.
I have four generations of the family, but no records to definitely link the 3rd/ 4th to the first two :(
We start with
Francis Stevenson born abt 1543, according to his will he is four score & twelve years or thereabouts
Buried 28 Nov 1634 Bakewell
Will signed 20 Nov 1634, proved 5 May 1635 by John Stevenson son, sole executor
   Bequeaths to
   The poor 40/-
   John Manners & his wife (master) a spurrial each (prob 8th Earl Rutland, James 1 gold coin)
   Francis (2nd son) property & land Hasker Matlock parish & £40
   Thomas (3rd son) Property & land in Nottingham & £40
   William (4th son) land & tenements Fearnybotham Hartington parish
   Elizabeth Stevenson (daughter) £200
   Luke Ludlum (Son in law) £5, Francis Ludlum (grandchild) £30
   George Lees (son in law) of Ashourne a spurrial
   Every servant a ewe
   John 1st son property & land Stanton Youlgreave parish, all property & land not already given
   Remaining money to be shared among 3 younger sons & Elizabeth
   all household goods, corn & cattle to John
Children
John steward to Grace Lady Manners, Peacock Hotel date stone John Stevenson 1652 prob no issue
Francis  (burial Franciscus 14 Feb 1642 Bakewell)
Thomas (mar?  Elizabetha Buxton 2 Apr 1632 Bakewell 2 daughters, son John b abt 1635
William burial 13 May 1673 Matlock also a female Stevenson buried May 1673 Matlock ( chn Francis baptism 3 Mar    1639, burial 10 Mar 1644 Matlock; Dorothy baptism Feb 1641 Matlock marriage to William Saville 1 May    1661 Bakewell; Anne burial 24 Jun 1659; John baptism 22 May 1638 Matlock, burial 5 Aug 1657)
Dorothy Dorothea marr George Lees 6 Sep 1624 Bakewell, burial 6 Sep 1633 Bakewell
Elizabeth unmarr in 1634, (Elizabetha bapt 20 Nov 1597 Beeley, dau of Francisci ;  Elizabetha Stevenson & Johes    Tacey marriage 5 Jun 1638 Bakewell)
Maria baptised 1 Apr 1598 Beeley f Francisci ?
??? marr Luke Ludlum, son Francis bef 1634 Franciscus Ludlam bapt 31 Mar 1620 Beeley father Luci  Luke Ludlam burial 19 Jun 1677 Bakewell
John Stevenson of Rowsley
Burial 3 Feb 1654 Bakewell
Will signed 10 Dec 1650 proved 30 Nov 1655
   Bequeaths to
   40 poor families of Bakewell, 12d each
   6/- 8d divided between the beadsmen
   Young Lord Roos £5 in gold
   Elizabeth Tacey (sister) £50 & her husband 20/-
   Thomas (brother late of Nottingham) two daughters £50 each
   Francis Ludlam (nephew) £40 & his wife £10
   William of Matlock (brother), all land & property Dudwood Youlgrave & 40/-, his wife £3, his son John 40/-,    his daughters Anne & Dorothy £50 each
   Sister Stevenson at Nottingham £5
   every servant one ewe
   John Stevenson of Nottingham (nephew) & his heirs, the rest of his lands good and chattels
   William Savile, son of William Saville, 20/- in gold

John Stevenson of Nottingham
Nephew of John Rowsely, probably son of Thomas, no baptism or marriage records found for him or his children   except
John Stevenson son of John baptism 4 May 1662 Bakewell
21 Jan 1679 marriage settlement John Stevenson of Rowsley to Gustavus Hawes & William Whatton, both of Belvoir Lincs, property in Stanton consideration of marriage between John Stevenson & Elizabeth Anderson
No record of this marriage found
4 Oct 1689 Lease of land in Beeley for 21 years, John Stevenson of Rowsley to Joseph Wall of Beeley
John Stevenson, son of John Stevenson Bakewell gent, matric Wadham College Oxford 6 May 1681 aged 17, Inner Temple 1689, lic. 7 Apr 1692,
8 Mar 1691 marriage settlement re lands in Elton, Stanton Lees & Beeley (John Stevenson Annis, Inner Temple, son of John Stevenson of Rowsley & Honoria Brograve, dau of Sir Thomas Brograve, baronet Herts)
Marriage John Stevenson Esq &Honoria Brograve  19 Jul 1692 Newport Essex (licence John, bachelor 27yrs, Honoria spinster 22 years)
10 Aug 1711 lease of land in Beeley, John Stevenson of Whitwell & Honoria to George Savile of Beeley 12 Aug 1711 release of same land
Burial Honour Stevenson 12 Sep 1722 Whitwell, spouse John
Burial John Stevenson 18 Nov 1729 Whitwell
Will signed  5 Oct 1729  probate Nov 1729 sentence 30 July 1731
Bequeaths to
   Samuel Holden, my cousin? All lands tenements & goods etc
   Yearly sum of £20 to Hannah Buxton my servant for her natural life chargable to above
   The remainder to Samuel Holden City of London Esq, Governer Bank of England
   Samuel Holden sole executor
The will was contested by Ann Lovell, a cousin & next of kin of the deceased, wife of Nathaniel Lovell. Ann is probably a daughter of one of Thomasí daughters but I canít find any records on them.
ETA Samuel Holden mentions a wife Jane, and daughters Priscilla, Mary and Jane. I have found a couple of possibilities for Jane, but no connection to Stevensons; Jane may not even be the mother of his daughters
I hope the above is clear enough. Thanks in advance for any input
Christine :)
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Re: Stevenson family Stanton Rowsley & Elton 1600s
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 November 17 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Apparently the Peacock Hotel was formerly Rowsley Hall, and was built for John Stevenson (Steward). I am interested because two branches of my family (Barkers and Travis) both lived there from around 1700. I have done a fair bit of research around there because of this!
Have you looked at the Parish Registers for Darley? There are a number of Stevensons baptised,married and buried there eg Elizabeth bapt 1584 father William. Not sure if you are familiar with the area but Darley was probably the closest church to Rowsley in the 15/1600s. I can look for any specifics if you want.
Ruth
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Re: Stevenson family Stanton Rowsley & Elton 1600s
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 November 17 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ruth, thanks for your reply. I have read that the Peacock was also used as the dower house for Haddon Hall. I have done all research online so far and am only familiar with the area via maps etc. Did your family live at the Peacock, or in that area? There are plenty of Stevenson records in the area, I have looked at Darley, in fact I have searched the whole of Derbyshire, neighbouring counties and London! It is frustrating to find several records for one sibling and their family and zip all for the others! I am especially interested in linking John (died 1655) with the later generations :)
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Re: Stevenson family Stanton Rowsley & Elton 1600s
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 November 17 18:17 GMT (UK) »
The following is one excerpt from a description in Derbyshire RO
"The Peacock Hotel was originally known as Rowsley Hall. Built in the mid 17th century for John Stevenson of Little Rowsley, it was sold early in the 18th century to the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland who used it as a dower house for their Haddon Hall estate. It has been a hotel since the late 19th century and takes its name from the Manners crest over the entrance door."

I know that it was occupied by Jonathan Barker from @ 1705 from his will and childrens' baptism records. His brother John Barker and nephew Thomas Barker both went on to be stewards for the Duke of Rutland, but my ancestor was a joiner and carpenter apparently carrying on his business and living at Rowsley Hall. My other ancestor John Travis also had a business there - he was a tailor and weaver - again from wills of the period. It seems that they used the building as a house of multiple occupants!!
I agree it is very frustrating not being able to find the records you need. I'll keep an eye open for any Stevenson records, but haven't found anything yet which might be useful. I'll have to review some of my later lines - Jonathan had 12 children and I haven't researched them all yet!
My family for that period all come from around that area, and I know it fairly well, I'm only 3/4             hr away!
I wish you luck

Ruth
whyatt/wyatt - chesterfield,de rusett/quigley,crosbie -india, barber, beswick- yorkshire, astridge- portsmouth,
travis, gill, barker, fielding- derbyshire