Richard Steele

1580–2 June 1645 (Age 65)
Sandbach, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Steele was born in 1580, in Sandbach, Cheshire, England, his father, Thomas Steele, was 29 and his mother, Alicia Latham, was 20. He married Cicelia Shaw on 10 February 1603, in Sandbach, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 2 June 1645, in Sandbach, Cheshire, England, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cheshire, England.

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Family Time Line

Richard Steele
1580–1645
Cicelia Shaw
1583–1618
Marriage: 10 February 1603
Anna Steele
1603–1603
Issabella Steele
1604–1608
Edward Steele
1605–1631
Lady Isabel Lowe Steele
1607–1675
Alice Steele
1607–
William Steele
1610–1680
Cicelia Steele
1612–1613
Richard Steele
1614–
Lawrence Steele
1616–
george steele
1618–
Dorothy Steele
1618–
Maria Steele
1620–1687

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 February 1603
Sandbach, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(12)

    Anna Steele

    Female1603–1603Female

    Issabella Steele

    Female1604–1608Female

    Edward Steele

    Male1605–1631Male

    Female1607–1675Female

    Alice Steele

    Female1607–Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    George Steele

    Male1576–1655Male

    Male1580–1645Male

    Thomas Steele

    Male1583–1645Male

    Robert Steele

    Male1585–1694Male

    Ann Steele

    Female1587–1624Female

+4 More Children

World Events (5)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 5

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 7

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 20

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

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 (3)

  • Rici Steel in entry for Issabella Steele, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Rici Steele in entry for Dorothea Steele, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Richardi Steele in entry for Aloita Steele, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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