'Stedman1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Stedman of Cilcennin, Stedman of Strata Florida

(1) Green reports that this family "claims an exceedingly romantic, if somewhat incredible ancestry" and also "The Stedman genealogy as regards the earlier generations is extremely chaotic. In Lewis Dwnn's Visitation there are three pedigrees of the family, but none of these favour us with the realistic account furnished by the Peniarth M.S." and then "A comparison of these three pedigrees shows discrepancies .. and it is impossible to reconcile the variances until towards the end of the 16th century." Accordingly, whilst we show the earlier generations (as reported in 'History of Brecknockshire', we have not bothered with Lewis Dwnn's work), we suggest that the whole of the upper section should be viewed with caution.
(2) Reputed to be son of Calcarbas/Calcarba or Balearbus, a Duke of Arabia who was banished from his homeland (with Stedman and his daughter Clarissa) and was on his way to exile in Jerusalem when he died, was the following Stedman who served Richard I in Jerusalem and was taken prisoner by Archduke Leopold with the King.
Sir 'Stedman' in Jerusalem (a temp Richard I who r. 1189-1199)
m. Joan Tatsal (dau of Sir John Tatsall)
1. John Stedman of Kent
  m. Anne Foster (dau of James Foster)
  A. John Stedman of Berkshire
  m. Anne Chetwynd (dau of Jaems Chetwynd)
  i. William Stedman
m. Frances Marshal (dau of Sir John Marshal of Yorkshire)
  a. Thomas Stedman
  m. Elinor Wille (dau of William Wille of Wille)
  (1) John Stedman of Staffordshire
  m. Margaret Stafford (dau of Sir William Stafford)
  (A) Harry Stedman
  m. Margaret Cotten (dau of Andrew Cotton)
  (i) Humphrey Stedman ancestor of the (later) Stedmans of Staffordshire & Shropshire
  m. Catherine Hill (dau of William Hill of Bickley)
  (a) John Stedman
  m. Joan Lewis (dau of John Lewis of Salop)
  ((1)) John Stedman of Ystradling (aka Strada Florida or Strata Florida), Sheriff Cardiganshire (d 01.12.1607) - continued below
  m. Anne Philips (dau of William Philips of Pant y parc or Pentypark)?



John Stedman of Ystradling (aka Strada Florida or Strata Florida), Sheriff Cardiganshire (d 01.12.1607) - continued above
m. Anne Philips (dau of William Philips of Pant y parc or Pentypark)
1. John Gwyn Stedman of Strata Florida, Sheriff of Cardiganshire then Brecon (d 26.04.1613)
  m. Mary or Margaret Lloyd (dau of David Lloyd ap John Lloyd of Porthyerwys & Towyn)
  A. James Stedman of Strata Florida, Sheriff of Cardiganshire (b c1589, d 19.05.1617
  m. Catherine Pryce (dau of Sir Richard Pryce of Gogerddan, m2. Sir John Pryce, Bart)
  i. John Stedman of Strata Florida, Sheriff of Cardiganshire (b c11.1614, d before 26.10.1649)
m. Jane Vaughan (d by 1670, dau of Edward Vaughan of Trawscoed)
  a. James Stedman of Strata Florida & Glandovan (near Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire), Sheriff of Cardiganshire (d 1672, of the Inner Temple)
  m. Margaret Owen (b c1646, bur 23.02.1717, dau of Richard Owen of Rhiwsaeson, m2. Hector Philipps of the Priory)
  (1) Richard Stedman of Strata Florida, Sheriff of Breconshire (d 1703-4, 2nd son)
m1. (c1700) Jane Gwyn (dau of Rowland Gwyn of Glanbrane)
  (A) Anne Stedman
  m. (1718) Edward Lloyd of Wern newydd
  m2. Jane Stedman (dau of Richard Stedman) @@ below
  (B) Richard Stedman (d before 25.02.1747)
  m. Anne Powell (b c1703, d 02.08.1778, dau of William Powell of Nanteos, m2. Sir Herbert Lloyd of Peterwell)
  (i)+ 2 daughters (d young)
  (C) Mallet Stedman
  m. Edward Burton of Llanddewi (dsp 1774)
  (2) Jane Stedman
  m. William Gower of Ludlow & Boughton St. Johns (d 1723)
(3) other issue - John (dsp 1688), Edward (dsp), James, Margaret
  b. Richard Stedman of Drevor, Montgomeryshire (d 11.10.1675, of the Inner Temple)
  m. Elizabeth Vaughan (dau of David Vaughan of Beguildy, m2. Samuel Edwards of the Pentre)
  (1) Edward Stedman
  m. Elizabeth Lyster (dau of Richard Lyster of Rowton Castle by Sarah, dau of Thomas Hughes of Moynis Court)
  (2) Jane Stedman
  m. Richard Stedman of Strata Florida @@ above
  c.+ other issue - Edward, Mallet
  B. John Stedman of Dolygaer, Sheriff of Carmarthenshire
  m1. Anne Lewis (dau of James Lewis of Harpton Court, widow of David Gwynne of Llanelwedd)
  i. John Stedman
  m. Margaret Phillips (dau of William Phillips of Llettygariad by Blanch)
  a. Miles Stedman (d 1719)
  (1) Miles Stedman (d 1774)
  m. Mary Lloyd (dau of John Lloyd of Llanllawddog)
  (A) Jane Stedman
  m. Richard Davies
  (B) daughter
  m. Thomas Ruthero (vicar of Llywel)
b. John Stedman (dsp 1698)
  ii. Henry (Harry) Stedman of Brecon Priory (d 1685)
  m. Mary Jeffries (dau of Jeffrey Jeffries of Abercynrig)
  a. Lucy Stedman
  m. William Jeffreys
  m2. Blanch Gwynne of Llanwedd (widow of William Phillips of Llettygariad)
  C. Harry Stedman
  m. Lettice Lloyd (dau of Thomas Lloyd, treasurer of St. David's Cathedral)
D. Elizabeth Stedman
  E. Lettice Stedman
  m. Edward Vaughan of Trawscoed (d 1664)
  F. Dorothy Stedman
  m. Thomas Vaughan of Penkelly
  G. Katherine (Catharine) Stedman
  m. John Jones of Llwyngary in Caron
  H. Mary or Margaret Stedman
  m. Sir Marmaduke Lloyd of Mitlfield
  I. Ann Stedman
  m. William Williams of Cnwch y Bo
  J. Jane Stedman
  m. Rees Gwyn of Llwynwermwd (Lwynwormwood)
2. Henry Stedman of Kemeys, Newport, Pembrokeshire (d 1609)
  m. Mary Philips (dau of Einon Philips of Cardigan)
A. Dorothy Stedman
  m. Morgan Bowen of Wolfsdale
3. Rowland Stedman of Cilcennin, Cardinganshire
  m. (1587) Jane Lloyd (dau of Hugh ap Llewelin Lloyd, sister of Morgan Llod of Llanllear)
  A. John Stedman 'of Cilcennin'
  m. Anne Johnes (d before 1624, dau of Sir Thomas Johnes of Abermarlais)
  i. Jane Stedman
  m. (1624-5) Sir John Vaughan (b 1608, d 1674, son/heir of Edward of Trawscoed)
  ii. Mary Stedman
  m. Henry Vaughan of Cilcennin (brother of Sir John)
  B. Elizabeth Stedman
  m. Thomas Wyn of Morva Mawr
  C. Lucy Stedman
4. Elizabeth Stedman
  m. James Lewis of Abernant Bychan
5. Margaret Stedman
  m1. Jenkin Lloyd of Llanfair y Clydogen
  m2. David Gwyn
6. Lettice Stedman
  m. William Gwyn (ap Thomas Gwyn) of Cyngordy
7. Mary Stedman
  m1. Sampson Hawkins
  m2. David Llwyd Watkin of Llwyn Iorwerth

Main source(s): 'History of Brecknockshire' (by Theophilus Jones, vol 2, 1909, p245+) with support/input (particularly for the lower section) from an extract from 'Stedman of Strata Florida' by Francis Green (kindly provided by a contributor, CV (06.09.12))
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