Roseann Steele

about 1780–
Holywood, County Down, Ireland

The Life of Roseann

When Roseann Steele was born about 1780, in Holywood, County Down, Ireland, her father, Arthur Steele, was 48 and her mother, Elizabeth Greenfield, was 45. She married James Withers about 1808, in County Antrim, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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David Bolton
Roseann Steele
Marriage: about 1826
John Steele Bolton

Spouse and Children

about 1826
Dromore, County Down, Ireland


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (4)


Age 18

Battle of Antrim.

Age 18

The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.

Age 59

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Rosanna in entry for Jno Withers and Margaret Mills, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Rosanne Steele in entry for John Steele Bolton, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

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