The History of Leith

July 15, 2004

Descendants of Benjamin Steed

This has been included because of the many Leith and Edinburgh places mentioned in the genealogy. The genealogy below is taken from “Bermudian Genealogy” with permission and shows in detail how a family can move from one part of the world to the other. It is a very fine piece of genealogical research and well worth reading.

Generation No. 1

1. BENJAMIN1 STEED was born Bef. 1830 in Bermuda, and died Aft. 1867 in probably, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. He married (1) SARAH ANN Bef. 1852. She was born Abt. 1830 in Bermuda, and died Bef. 1858 in probably, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. He married (2) RACHEL SEYMOUR Bet. 1853 – 1857 in Bermuda. She was born Abt. 1835 in Bermuda.

More About BENJAMIN STEED:

Occupation: labourer, farmer, “coloured”

Child of BENJAMIN STEED and SARAH ANN is:

2. i. CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2 STEED, b. September 20, 1852, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda; d. August 02, 1897, West Cromwell St, Leith, Scotland.

Children of BENJAMIN STEED and RACHEL SEYMOUR are:

3.ii. ALMANZA MEDORA2 STEED, b. 1858, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda.

iii. BENJAMIN SEYMOUR STEED, b. June 1862, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda; d. February 1864, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda.

More About BENJAMIN SEYMOUR STEED:

Baptism: October 19, 1862, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Burial: February 19, 1864, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

iv. ELLIS AUSTIN STEED, b. 1864, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda.

More About ELLIS AUSTIN STEED:

Baptism: August 07, 1864, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

v. EDITH FRANCES STEED, b. August 16, 1867, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda.

More About EDITH FRANCES STEED:

Baptism: October 18, 1868, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Generation No. 2

2. CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2 STEED (BENJAMIN1) was born September 20, 1852 in Hamilton Parish, Bermuda, and died August 02, 1897 in West Cromwell St, Leith, Scotland. He married ISABELLA CUNNINGHAM December 23, 1881 in Wesleyan Methodist Church, Leith, Scotland, daughter of JAMES CUNNINGHAM and ALEXANDRIA DOIG. She was born February 27, 1864 in Lochend Road Cottage, Leith, Scotland, and died June 04, 1906 in Leith, Scotland.

More About CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING STEED:

Baptism: March 23, 1852, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Children of CHARLES STEED and ISABELLA CUNNINGHAM are:

4. i. BENJAMIN LOUIS3 STEED, b. May 22, 1882, 2 Hope St, Leith, Scotland; d. May 23, 1945, Leith, Scotland.

ii. JAMES STEED, b. December 21, 1883, 2 Hope St, Leith, Scotland; d. February 14, 1885, Leith, Scotland.

iii. AMELIA BURGESS STEED, b. August 06, 1885, 2 Hope St, Leith, Scotland; d. December 17, 1975.

5. iv. CHARLOTTE STEED, b. January 07, 1888, 2 Hope St, Leith, Scotland; d. December 27, 1980, Leith, Scotland.

v. ALEXANDER STEED, b. July 09, 1889, 2 Hope St, Leith, Scotland; d. May 25, 1890, Leith, Scotland.

6. vi. WILLIAM THOMAS STEED, b. November 08, 1890, Leith, Scotland; d. January 03, 1976, 15 Ransome Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland.

vii. ISABELLA STEED, b. March 08, 1893, 7 Admiralty St, Leith, Scotland; d. March 27, 1984; m. DAVID MARSHALL LAW, October 06, 1922, Manse, South Leith Church, Leith, Scotland.

7.viii. FREDERICK STEED, b. May 22, 1895, 7 Admiralty St, Leith, Scotland; d. December 29, 1969.

ix. BETSY CUNNINGHAM STEED, b. July 21, 1896, 7 Admiralty St, Leith, Scotland; d. May 23, 1897, 7 Admiralty St, Leith, Scotland.

8. x. MARION CUNNINGHAM STEED, b. July 21, 1896, 7 Admiralty St, Leith, Scotland; d. April 15, 1984, 80 Easter Drylaw Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland.

3. ALMANZA MEDORA2 STEED (BENJAMIN1) was born 1858 in Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. She married SOMERS JAMES TUZO January 02, 1879 in Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. He was born in Bermuda, and died in Bermuda.

More About ALMANZA MEDORA STEED:

Baptism: October 10, 1858, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Child of ALMANZA STEED and SOMERS TUZO is:

i. SOPHIA ELIZABETH3 TUZO, b. August 14, 1881, Bermuda.

Generation No. 3

4. BENJAMIN LOUIS3 STEED (CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born May 22, 1882 in 2 Hope St, Leith, Scotland, and died May 23, 1945 in Leith, Scotland. He married ANNIE MONAGHAN April 30, 1909, daughter of BERNARD MONAGHAN and MARY QUINN. She was born 1887, and died April 15, 1955.

Children of BENJAMIN STEED and ANNIE MONAGHAN are:

9. i. ANNIE4 STEED, b. February 18, 1910, Leith, Scotland; d. June 22, 1985, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland.

10. ii. CHARLES STEED, b. August 03, 1911, 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland; d. June 17, 1956, 226 Leith Walk, Leith, Scotland.

11. iii. MARY STEED, b. January 05, 1914, 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland.

iv. FREDERICK STEED, b. March 27, 1919, 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland; d. June 09, 1940, at sea- WWII.

12. v. THOMAS STEED, b. November 21, 1920, 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland; d. December 03, 1966, Leith, Scotland.

13. vi. ELLEN STEED, b. June 27, 1923, 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland.

14. vii. ISABELLA STEED, b. January 10, 1926, 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland.

5. CHARLOTTE3 STEED (CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born January 07, 1888 in 2 Hope St, Leith, Scotland, and died December 27, 1980 in Leith, Scotland. She married GEORGE BUGLASS BLACK June 28, 1907, son of GEORGE BLACK and MARGARET.

Children of CHARLOTTE STEED and GEORGE BLACK are:

i. CHARLOTTE STEED4 BLACK, b. November 09, 1909, ?2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland; m. ROBERT SMITH, February 29, 1940, Harper Memorial Church, Coburg St, Leith, Scotland.

ii. ISABELLA BLACK, b. ?2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland.

15.iii. GEORGINA BLACK, b. May 03, 1922, 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland.

iv. AMELIA STEED BLACK, b. May 04, 1915, 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland; d. September 16, 1959, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland.

16.v. MALCOLM ALEXANDER BLACK, b. March 09, 1927, 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland.

6. WILLIAM THOMAS3 STEED (CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born November 08, 1890 in Leith, Scotland, and died January 03, 1976 in 15 Ransome Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland. He married BARBARA CASTLE February 26, 1921, daughter of WILLIAM CASTLE and BARBARA HALLEY. She was born August 22, 1900, and died May 11, 1978.

Children of WILLIAM STEED and BARBARA CASTLE are:

17. i. BARBARA HALLEY4 STEED, b. September 11, 1921, 10 Rossie Place, Leith, Scotland; d. January 03, 1999, Western General Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland.

18. ii. CHARLES WILLIAM STEED, b. August 01, 1926, 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland; d. January 04, 1996, Stirling Royal Infirmary, Stirling, Scotland.

19. iii. CONSTANCE STEED, b. September 30, 1928, 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland.

7. FREDERICK STEED (CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born May 22, 1895 in 7 Admiralty St, Leith, Scotland, and died December 29, 1969. He married WILDA MAY ANDERSON TAIT November 09, 1923, daughter of THOMAS TAIT and MARGARET ANDERSON. She was born 1894, and died October 23, 1981.

Children of FREDERICK STEED and WILDA TAIT are:

1 WILDA MAY TAIT4 STEED, b. July 15, 1924, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. August 06, 1924, Sick Childrens Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland.

ii. FREDERICK STEED, b. December 08, 1926, Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. September 30, 1993, 117/3 Rankin Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland.

iii.JOYCE STEED, b. October 13, 1930, Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland; m. THOMAS WILLIAM MURRAY, June 27, 1953.

iv. WILDA MAY TAIT STEED, b. October 31, 1936, Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. December 31, 1936, Primrose St, Leith, Scotland.

8. MARION CUNNINGHAM3 STEED (CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born July 21, 1896 in 7 Admiralty St, Leith, Scotland, and died April 15, 1984 in 80 Easter Drylaw Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland. She married ALBERT RENZ February 25, 1927 in North Leith Church, Leith, Scotland, son of FREDERICK RENZ and EUPHEMIA LINDSAY. He was born 1898.

Children of MARION STEED and ALBERT RENZ are:

i.LENA4 RENZ, b. February 18, 1929, 16 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland.

iiMARION CUNNINGHAM STEED RENZ, b. September 26, 1933, 16 Sandport St, Leith, .

iiiELIZABETH ANN TAYLOR RENZ, b. September 26, 1933, 16 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland; d. June 03, 1951, 16 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland.

Generation No. 4

9. ANNIE4 STEED (BENJAMIN LOUIS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born February 18, 1910 in Leith, Scotland, and died June 22, 1985 in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland. She married WILLIAM JOSEPH DALGLEISH January 17, 1936 in St Ninians + St Friedmans RC Church, ?, Scotland.

10. CHARLES4 STEED (BENJAMIN LOUIS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born August 03, 1911 in 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland, and died June 17, 1956 in 226 Leith Walk, Leith, Scotland. He married MARION DICKSON AINSLIE June 10, 1938 in St Ninians + St Friedmans RC Church, ?, Scotland, daughter of WALTER AINSLIE and ANN DICK.

11. MARY4 STEED (BENJAMIN LOUIS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born January 05, 1914 in 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland. She married JAMES WALKER WALLACE June 06, 1936.

12. THOMAS4 STEED (BENJAMIN LOUIS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born November 21, 1920 in 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland, and died December 03, 1966 in Leith, Scotland. He married MARGARET GRAY YOUNG January 22, 1943.

13. ELLEN4 STEED (BENJAMIN LOUIS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born June 27, 1923 in 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland. She married SYDNEY MUNRO March 01, 1947.

14. ISABELLA4 STEED (BENJAMIN LOUIS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born January 10, 1926 in 47 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland. She married ROBERT KERR October 09, 1948 in Canongate & Portobello, Edinburg, Scotland.

15. GEORGINA4 BLACK (CHARLOTTE3 STEED, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born May 03, 1922 in 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland. She married HARRY LIDDLE March 09, 1946 in St Thomas Church (of Scotland), Sheriff Brae, Leith, Scotland, son of HARRY LIDDLE and MARGARET MCLACHLAN.

16. MALCOLM ALEXANDER4 BLACK (CHARLOTTE3 STEED, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born March 09, 1927 in 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland. He married HAZEL JEANETTE WATT December 23, 1949, daughter of GEORGE WATT and JANET ORR.

17. BARBARA HALLEY4 STEED (WILLIAM THOMAS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born September 11, 1921 in 10 Rossie Place, Leith, Scotland, and died January 03, 1999 in Western General Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland. She married ROBERT LAIDLAW January 31, 1944 in South Leith Church, Leith, Scotland, son of ROBERT LAIDLAW and CHARLOTTE HENDERSON.

18. CHARLES WILLIAM4 STEED (WILLIAM THOMAS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born August 01, 1926 in 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland, and died January 04, 1996 in Stirling Royal Infirmary, Stirling, Scotland. He married GWYNNETH HELENA WATT March 12, 1954 in London Road Church, Edinburgh, Scotland, daughter of GEORGE WATT and JANET ORR.

19. CONSTANCE4 STEED (WILLIAM THOMAS3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born September 30, 1928 in 2 Bridge St, Leith, Scotland. She married WILLIAM STRACHAN March 26, 1949 in South Leith Church, Leith, Scotland, son of GEORGE STRACHAN and JANE SPROUL.

20. FREDERICK4 STEED (FREDERICK3, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born December 08, 1926 in Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, and died September 30, 1993 in 117/3 Rankin Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland. He married DORIS JOHNSTONE August 04, 1951.

21. MARION CUNNINGHAM STEED4 RENZ (MARION CUNNINGHAM3 STEED, CHARLES WILLIAM DOWDING2, BENJAMIN1) was born September 26, 1933 in 16 Sandport St, Leith, Scotland. She married JOHN CLARK HARDIE February 14, 1953 in South Leith Church, Leith, Scotland.

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