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STEVENS Family

First Generation

1. Isaac Paul1 Stevens (#42) was born 1806.

He married Caroline Hudson. (Caroline Hudson is #126.)

Isaac's occupation: Baker. At 26 years of age Isaac became the father of Francis Stevens in Tatworth, Somerset, 1832. At 30 years of age Isaac became the father of Charles Stevens in Tatworth, Somerset, 1836. At 32 years of age Isaac became the father of Elizabeth Stevens in Tatworth, Somerset, 1838. Isaac's occupation: Baker 1839. At 33 years of age Isaac became the father of Ann Stevens in Chard, Somerset, 20 DEC 1839.(1080) At 35 years of age Isaac became the father of Stevens in Tatworth, Somerset, 1841.

Isaac Paul Stevens and Caroline Hudson had the following children:

  • 2 i. Francis2 Stevens (#129) was born in Tatworth, Somerset 1832.

  • 3 ii. Charles Stevens (#128) was born in Tatworth, Somerset 1836.

  • 4 iii. Elizabeth Stevens (#127) was born in Tatworth, Somerset 1838.

  • 5 iv. Ann Stevens (#43) was born in Chard, Somerset 20 DEC 1839.(1081) Ann died 25 OCT 1930 in Winsham, Somerset, at 90 years of age. She married Robert Peadon in Chard, Somerset, 16 NOV 1865. (Robert Peadon is #41.) Robert was born in Tatworth, Somerset 1833. Robert was the son of John Peadon. Robert died 26 MAR 1872 in Winsham, Somerset, at 38 years of age. (See Robert Peadon for the continuation of this line.)

    Ann's occupation: Inn Keeper in Winsham, Somerset. "The top pub, as it was always known, but its rightful name was The George, was run by a very dear old lady named Ann Peadon, and it is of interest to record that she served in that house completely unassisted until she was in her middle Nineties. I once saw in the trade paper that she was the oldest licence holder in the whole of the country, and I well remember the occasion when the brewers made her a special presentation after she had held the licence for a certain number of years. I also remember when the Great war started, a recruiting meeting was held in the Jubilee Hall, and volunteers were called for, to serve in the Somerset Light Infantry. Men and boys came readily forward, the youngest being my own cousin who was barely sixteen, but gave his age as eighteen,and served all through the whole war. The reason for recalling this incident is the fact that the very next morning, all those who had registered, paraded at the village cross, outside of The George, where after the roll call, the transport arrived, but before they left the old lady presented each and everyone with a pint of beer, and a silver sixpence, which of course had a much greater value in those days when a pint of beer cost twopence and a packet of woodbines a penny. The George Inn was mostly patronised by the older men, and cider drinkers, but all three pubs had their regulars, who rarely moved from their house of choice." From "The Winsham I Remember" by W. H. Paull.

    At 27 years of age Ann became the mother of Elizabeth A Peadon in Winsham, Somerset, 1867.(1082) At 30 years of age Ann became the mother of George Henry Peadon in Winsham, Somerset, August 4, 1870.(1083) At 32 years of age Ann became the mother of William Stevens Peadon in Winsham, Somerset, 1872.(1084) She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Winsham, Somerset. Inn Keeper at the George Hotel, Chard for approximately 40 years

  • 6 v. Stevens (#130) was born in Tatworth, Somerset 1841.


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