The Descendants of Samuel Bedells, circa 1785.


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11. Albert Bruce BEDELLS [95375] (William2, Samuel1) was born 3Qtr 1858 in Beeston Nottingham Nottinghamshire England and died after 1891.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: a Clerk in a Gas Company Office.

• Residence: 20 Brynland Avenue, Horfield, 1891, Bristol Gloucestershire England.

Albert married Carline Bertha [95376] [MRIN: 31847]. Carline was born circa 1869 in Nottingham Nottinghamshire England.

Children from this marriage were:

   18 M    i. Arthur BEDELLS [95377] was born circa 1890 and died after 1891.

+ 19 F    ii. Ethel Phyllis BEDELLS [95351] was born on 9 Aug 1893 in Knowle Somerset England and died on 2 May 1985 at age 91.

13. Alfred Jugg BEDELLS [95355] (Samuel3, Samuel1) was born 3Qtr 1842 in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk England.

Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: a Clergyman.

• Residence: at Vine House, 1881, Hampton Wick Middlesex England.

Alfred married Emilie OAKES [95359] [MRIN: 31843], daughter of Henry OAKES [95360] and Unknown, on 13 Aug 1870. Emilie was born circa 1842.

Children from this marriage were:

   20 F    i. Ethel M BEDELLS [95361] was born circa 1872 and died after 1881.

   21 F    ii. Dorothea K BEDELLS [95362] was born circa 1873 and died after 1881.

   22 F    iii. Violet E BEDELLS [95363] was born circa 1881 in .

15. Emma M BEDELLS [3815] (Samuel3, Samuel1) was born 4Qtr 1845 in Bury-St Edmunds Suffolk England and died 2 Qtr 1908 in Eccleshall-Bierlow Registration District West Yorkshire England at age 62.

Emma married William CHESTERMAN [3810] [MRIN: 2400], son of James CHESTERMAN [3806] and Harriett M HEWITT [3807], on 7 Dec 1870 in Presbyterian Church Clapham Surrey England. William was born on 22 Dec 1837 in Sheffield Yorkshire England and died on 6 Jan 1930 in Howard Street Independent, Sheffield, Yorkshire UK at age 92.

Marriage Notes: In an e-Mail received from Caspar {who] in September 2011, he included a Copy of a B.M.D. Section of the Bury & Norwich Post, that stated:
On the 7th inst., at the Presbyterian Church, Clapham, by the Rev. J. Baldwin Browne, B.A., Minister of the Congregational Chirch, Brixton, and the Rev. A.J.Beddells, Minister of the Cemetery Road Congregational Church, Sheffield, Brother of the Bride, Emma, eldest Daughter of Mr. Samuel Beddells, Cleveland House, Herne Hill, to William Chesterman, Exq., "Broomgrove", Sheffield. No Cards.

General Notes: William was twice Master Cutler of SHEFFIELD. He built and lived in Eastwood Grange, at Ashover in DERBYSHIRE. He also owned a house (Belmayne) in Clarkehouse Road, SHEFFIELD. ... H.U.Smith. July 1987.
He was an excellent golfer. J.A.L.Currie. August 1987.

1. Search Census Records for Clarkehouse Road, SHEFFIELD; and Ashover, DERBYSHIRE.2. Copies of I.G.I. records for Chesterman in Sheffield, ordered. Await receipt before further investigation; and possible further letter to Betty Spender. H.U.Smith, May 3, 88. Checked IGI, [LDS FamilySearch Website] Printout shows Bapt. Date. HUS. 11/3/00.

In an Attachment to an email received June 19, 2003, Scott Chesterman included the following 1881 Census information:-

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
William CHESTERMAN Head M Male 43 Sheffield, York, England Master Of The Cutler Company Merchant Measure Maker Master Employing 85 Men 22 W
Emma CHESTERMAN Wife M Female 34 Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, England
Gerald W. CHESTERMAN Son Male 8 Sheffield, York, England Scholar
Mabel CHESTERMAN Daur Female 7 Sheffield, York, England Scholar
Maud M. CHESTERMAN Daur Female 5 Sheffield, York, England Scholar
Winifred E. CHESTERMAN Daur Female 2 Sheffield, York, England Scholar
Ida M. CHESTERMAN Daur Female 11 m Sheffield, York, England
Harriet CHESTERMAN Mother W Female 80 Sheffield, York, England
Mary LAW Serv U Female 25 Charlton, Wiltshire, England Nursemaid Serv
Annie E.N. HAIGH Serv U Female 25 Sheffield, York, England Cook Serv
Mary BARKER Serv U Female 35 Ridgeway, Derby, England Housemaid Serv
Mary A. ATKIN Serv U Female 23 Kiveton Park, York, England Housemaid Serv
Amelia F. ELLIS Serv U Female 16 Handsworth Woodhouse, York, England Housemaid Serv
Martha A. MURLEY Serv U Female 22 Sheffield, York, England Governess (Teacher)

Source Information:
Dwelling 27 & 29 Broomgrove Rd
Census Place Ecclesall Bierlow, York, England
Family History Library Film 1342119
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 4634 / 13
Page Number 20

In an email received from Harold Chesterman, on July 9th, 2003, was the following Obituary:-

Obituary from a Sheffield paper, provided by Ann Verney.

William Chesterman


Death of Oldest Survivor
Of the Office.


The oldest surviving ex-Master Cutler, Mr. William Chesterman, J.P., died suddenly yesterday at his residence, “Belmayne”, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, following a heart seizure in the morning. Although he was 92 years of age, Mr. Chesterman was at his place of business only a few days ago.
Mr Chesterman attained his 92nd birthday just over a fortnight ago. He held the office of Master Cutler as far back as 1880. He had outlived not only his predecessors, but also many of his successors, and, now that he has gone, the senior ex-Master is Mr. James Dixon, who presided over the Company seven years after Mr. Chesterman. The deceased gentleman was a member of the Company about thirty-four years, having been elected seven years before he held the Mastership, and retained his membership until 1907, when he retired. In 1919 he gave a generous benefaction of ¤2,000, which was invested and used for the carrying on of the Company's work. Mr Chesterman was a Church Burgess about twenty years. He was elected in 1901, at the same time as Mr. W.B. Esam when vacancies were caused by the deaths of Mr. Walter Brown and Alderman William Smith. With Mr. S.G. Richardson, Mr. Chesterman had the distinction of being the oldest city magistrate. He and Mr. Richardson were appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the city in 1890.

A Vigorous Work

In the early years of this century Mr. Chesterman was one of the most active members of the Sheffield Ratepayers' Association - a body which was formed to combat extravagant municipal expenditure, and which, among its other work, strongly opposed the Works Construction Department of the City Council and kept a watchful eye on increases in salary. For several years the Association carried on a vigorous work, which extended to the running of candidates for municipal honours, but, like most bodies of this kind, it eventually died a natural death. Mr. Chesterman was its president for some years, and took an energetic share in its work.
Mr. Chesterman was the principal partner in the firm of James Chesterman and Co., Ltd., manufacturers of measuring instruments, Bow Works, Pomona Street, Sheffield, and having spent the whole of his life in the city he was well known and highly respected in business, public, and social circles. Beyond filling the position of Master Cutler, however, and attending the Magisterial Bench assiduously for some years, he never took much part in public affairs. In fact the needs of an important and progressive business kept him fully occupied.

Old Standing Firm

The name of Chesterman in connection with measuring rules is known in all parts of the world where such instruments are used as standing for high quality and accuracy, and the business has enjoyed a high degree of prosperity for more than half a century. Its foundations were laid by Mr. Chesterman's father, Mr. James Chesterman, who possessed an amount of inventive genius which was rare in his day. He was born in London and served an apprenticeship to the making of powder flasks, and in 1820 he came to Sheffield to work at the Cornish Works of James Dixon and Sons. He started in business as the result of an invention for the automatic winding up of tape measures by means of a spring. It was a time-saving device which quickly "caught on." Having no capital he secured a Mr. Hounsfield as partner and started to manufacture his patent tape. At a later period he was joined by Mr. Samuel Fox, of Deepcar, but their works in Nursery Street were nearly washed away by the Sheffield flood. The firm then moved to Bow Works. The next important invention was the steel tape, which has ever since been recognised as the only accurate article for lineal measurement. The late Mr. James Chesterman was constantly bringing out inventions for use in his factory. He died in 1867, and was succeeded by his son, William, who continued in partnership with Mr. Fox until 1895, and afterwards carried on the business alone. The deceased inherited a good deal of his father's inventive faculty, but he also gave more attention to the commercial side of the business and made a point of obtaining the most modern mechanical appliances. So far as plant is concerned the works are almost self-contained. A big business was developed in the United States.
In 1892 the concern was converted into a private limited company.
In 1903 Mr. Chesterman was one of the Sheffield delegates to the Imperial Commercial Congress at Montreal.
The bereaved family consists of two sons and five daughters.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 23 M    i. Samuel Ernest CHESTERMAN [3819] was born 4 Qtr 1871 in Eccleshall-Bierlow Registration District West Yorkshire England and died on 21 Apr 1941 at age 70.

   24 M    ii. Gerald William CHESTERMAN [3816] was born about 1873 in Sheffield Yorkshire England and died on 16 Apr 1974 aged about 101.

Gerald married Aileen CARSON [3820] [MRIN: 2406], daughter of Unknown and Unknown,.

+ 25 F    iii. Mabel CHESTERMAN [9489] was born about 1874 in Sheffield Yorkshire England.

   26 F    iv. Maud Mary CHESTERMAN [3817] was born in 1875 in Sheffield Yorkshire England and died on 11 Oct 1951 at age 76. Another name for Maud was Aunt Maria.

+ 27 F    v. Winifred E CHESTERMAN [3818] was born about 1879 in Sheffield Yorkshire England.

+ 28 F    vi. Ida Muriel CHESTERMAN [9490] was born in 1880 in Sheffield Yorkshire England.

   29 F    vii. Phyllis CHESTERMAN

Phyllis married BROOK [9612] [MRIN: 4536].

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