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John STEVENS
(1681-1760)
Elizabeth HAMMOND
(1698-1733)
James PAINE
(1686-1765)
Sarah WELLER
(1704-1774)
James STEVENS
(1731-1800)
Elizabeth PAINE
(1739-1814)
James STEVENS
(1773-1850)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Eliza Watts WILKINSON

James STEVENS 2

  • Born: 11 May 1773 3
  • Christened: 8 Jun 1773, St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 4
  • Marriage: Eliza Watts WILKINSON on 30 Apr 1804 in St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex 1
  • Died: 31 Mar 1850, Farnham, Surrey 4 5
  • Buried: 9 Apr 1850, St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 4 5
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bullet  Notes:

The younger of the two surviving sons, James learnt the farming business with his uncle James Paine in Tongham. He became a significant figure in Farnham, as a landowner and hop grower, wool and hop merchant, and founder of the town's first bank. The banking business developed from his practice of taking an armed servant with him to Weyhill Fair near Andover, which led to him carrying money for other farmers - the Bank was sold after 24 years to George Knight and Sons of Castle Street. James' two eldest sons were the first in the Stevens line to be educated at University.

James married Eliza Wilkinson (qv), daughter of a Clergyman in the City of London, and had at least eight children, four of whom survived to adulthood. The family lived in Castle Street. The eldest son James was educated at St John's College Oxford and became Rector of Chesham Bois in Buckinghamshire, but died from TB when he was 35. He had married his cousin Charlotta Goudge, who remarried and moved to Brighton. James snr's only daughter Louisa did not marry, and lived in Castle Street. The second son William was educated at Worcester College Oxford, and was appointed Curate of Stoke next Guildford. He married three times, had seven children, but also died from TB when he was 40. His surviving wife Sarah retired with her daughter in Bristol. James' youngest son was Alfred (qv).

PCC: James Stevens PROB11/2113 dated 6-5-1850

Additional sources:
Foster J (1888) Alumni Oxoniensis
Clergy List

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James married Eliza Watts WILKINSON, daughter of Rev Watts WILKINSON and Elizabeth MARLOW, on 30 Apr 1804 in St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex.1 (Eliza Watts WILKINSON was born on 9 Mar 1781 in Hoxton, Middlesex 6, christened on 5 Apr 1781 in St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex,7 died on 10 Aug 1845 in Farnham, Surrey 4 5 and was buried on 19 Aug 1845 in St Andrew, Farnham, Surrey 4.)

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Sources


1 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/063.

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

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

6 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/034 (baptism).

7 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/034.


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