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Born: 3 February 1833, Devizes
IGI 7207712 (individual submission) gives date of birth, father's name & mother's given name. These are consistent with census returns. The same individual submission gives the date of birth of Joseph's apparent brother James as 26 October 1835.

Baptised: 25 December 1840, Southbroom St James
IGI 7402221 (individual submission) gives the date of baptism. There are similar individual submissions for Joseph's siblings Ruth, Martha, and James, all with a baptismal date of 25 December 1840. But there are no corresponding entries in the Indexed IGI for Southbrook St James, batch C059151

Father: Reuben Stevens

Mother: Ann Waylen

5-generation pedigree


  1. Catherine Waylen [1824 - ] (stepsibling) married 3rd qtr 1843 Devizes RD Thomas May
    1. Frederick Waylen [1840 -]
    2. Mary Ann May [1850 -]
    3. Thomas May [1855 -]
    4. Elizabeth May [1857 -]
    5. Warrick May [1859 -]
      (The Green, Southbroom WIL: HO107/1839 f599 p29 {1851}
      Monks Cottages, Chapelry of Saint James, Devizes: RG9/1293 f142 p28 {1861}
  2. Elizabeth Stevens [1826 - ]
  3. William Stevens [8 June 1828 - ]
  4. Thomas Stevens [7 November 1830 - ]
  5.   Joseph Stevens [1833 - 1877]
  6. James Stevens [25 October 1835 - ]
  7. Martha Stevens [1838 - ] married 1st qtr 1887 Devizes RD Joseph Johnson Jeffery
    The widowed Martha Jefferies was living with her nephew Joseph John Stevens in 1901: RG13/1927 f99 p22
  8. Ruth Stevens [25 December 1840 - ]
  9. Diana Stevens [1844 - ]

Married: Mary Simmonds 3 July 1854

Marriage Certificate:

Registration DistrictHungerford
Solemnized atThe Parish Church
in the Parish ofShalbourne
in the County ofBerkshire and Wiltshire
When Married3 July 1854
Name and Surname Joseph Stevens
Rank or ProfessionPlumber
ResidenceSouth Broom, Devizes
Father's NameReuben Stevens
Father's ProfessionShoemaker
WitnessesThomas, Sarah Middleton
bride's stepbrother and stepsister


  1. Mary Stevens
  2. Sarah Elizabeth Stevens
  3. Ruth Stevens
  4. Joseph John Stevens
  5. Martha Ann Stevens
  6. William Stevens
  7. Thomas Stevens
  8. Kate Stevens

None of the children were baptised in Shrewton Parish Church. May have been in a Nonconformist church.

Died: 31 March 1877, Shrewton

Death Certificate:

Registration DistrictAmesbury
in the Sub-District ofOrcheston
in the County ofWilts
When and where died31 March 1877, Shrewton
Name and SurnameJoseph Stevens
Age44 years
Cause of deathPhthisis, certified
InformantAlbert Millard, Police Sergt, Present at the death, Shrewton
When Registered4 April 1877


OfJoseph Stevens of Shrewton Wiltshire plumber and glazier
Dated15 February 1876
ExecutorsMary Stevens (wife)
WitnessesWilliam Miles, John Lovelock
LegaciesBook debts to be collected, his debts paid. His wife inherited the remainder, which included an house occupied by Frank Pretty, a cottage used as a workshop, and a cottage occupied by William Long.

Probate: 12 August 1882


1841 - 1851The Green, Southbroom WIL
1861 - 1871Shrewton WILL
18821 Stampford Terrace, Maygrove Rd, Kilburn MDX (Booth Map)

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