1850 born Stirling
1881 census William (b 1850) is listed as the minister at Eaglesham Manse, Renfrewshire in the 1881 census, unmarried living with his brother John (b1858) and sister Katherine (b 1860)
1881 Jun 23 Marries Elizabeth Steel in Glasgow
1882 A son John Steedman was born. Some of his descendents are living in the USA
1888 Catherine Kinross Steedman (nee Kerr) death cert gives her death at Eaglesham Manse, Renfrewshire (6 miles south of Glasgow) at 5.30pm on 6th August 1888, death of Catherine Kinross Steedman, age 62.5 years widow of Rev John Steedman of United Presbyterian Church, Stirling and daughter of James Kerr (solicitor, deceased) and Margaret Kerr (nee Graham, deceased). Reported by son William Steedman, who was present. William Steedman was the Minister at this church from 1875 to 1901.
1891 The census shows him living in Eaglesham Manse with wife Elizabeth (b1862) and children John age 8, Robert age 6, William F age 5, Anabella F aged 3, Thomas S aged 1.
Eaglesham Carswell. Source - United Presbyterian Church - Burgher. Located in Montgomery Street, Eaglesham. The original church building was replaced in 1868 with a building in Montgomery Street, erected during the ministry (and to some extent through the generosity) of the second minister, Mr William Carswell. By this time the cause had become Eaglesham United Presbyterian Church, to change in 1900 to Eaglesham United Free Church. Ministers - William Steedman 1875-1901.
1901 Dead at time of census. Probably his wife was dead as well, as the census records the children being looked after by guardians, 3 Kerr sisters. Isabella, Jane and Mary age 73, 68 and 64. Annabella Steedman 13, Elizabeth Steel Steedman 3, Thomas Steedman 11, William Frew Steedman 13
John Steedman 1814