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Elizabeth MARLOW


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1. Eliza Osmond NICHOLS

Alfred STEVENS 2

  • Born: 17 Dec 1816, Farnham, Surrey 3
  • Christened: 7 Mar 1817, St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 1
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Osmond NICHOLS on 16 Jan 1844 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 1
  • Died: 1 Jun 1855, Farnham, Surrey 4
  • Buried: 9 Jun 1855, St John, Hale, Surrey 5

bullet  Notes:

The youngest surviving son, Alfred did not follow his two brothers to University but was instead apprenticed to a farmer in Kingsclere. He took over the family business as a landowner and hop farmer, living in Castle Street in Farnham, initially at no 62, then at no 45 after his marriage in 1844. He died after a fall from his horse when he was 38.

Alfred married Eliza Nichols (qv), the daughter of a wine merchant who lived at 4 Castle St, and had six children. After his death the five surviving children were brought up with the help of their maternal uncles. The eldest daughter Eliza (known as Amy) became the third wife of Rev John Bailey, who was a Vicar in Yorkshire and the Isle of Wight - she outlived her husband and retired to Shamley Green in Surrey. Alfred's eldest son James was educated at Corpus Christi College Cambridge and became a solicitor, first joining his uncle Ben Nichol's firm in Farnham, then setting up his own firm Stevens and Stevens, which subsequently became Stevens and Bolton. His wife Florence Julius was a family historian, and the author of unpublished notes on the Stevens family which have been extensively used in this research. Alfred's second son was Alfred (qv), and the third was Marlow who was also educated at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, and became a Vicar in Weston-super-Mare. The youngest daughter was Dora (qv).

PCC: Alfred Stevens PROB11/2228 dated 25-2-1856

Additional sources:
Graduati Cantabrigiensis 1800-1884
Heather, P. (2019). The Town of Farnham. Vol 1 A History of The Borough and Castle Street. Farnham and District Museum Society.


Alfred married Eliza Osmond NICHOLS, daughter of Henry NICHOLS and Elizabeth OSMOND, on 16 Jan 1844 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey.1 (Eliza Osmond NICHOLS was born on 13 Nov 1815 in Farnham, Surrey 6, christened on 13 Dec 1815 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey,1 died on 27 May 1876 in Farnham, Surrey 7 and was buried on 1 Jun 1876 in St John, Hale, Surrey 5.)



1 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc.

2 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc (baptism).

3 Florence Stevens, et al (1909 et seq), "Stevens Family History", Unpublished compilation.

4 Monumental Inscription, W Lightbody (1930), MIs of St Andrew's Parish Church, Surrey County RO ref 7093/1/3/7.

5 Church Register, St John Hale, Surrey County RO Mfc.

6 Charles H Chase et al, Chase Family History (Unpublished compilation).

7 Probate, National Probate Calendars.

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