The Streatfield family originate from Chiddingstone, Kent. Our branch is headed by Robert Streatfeild, an Iron Master and Wool Merchant born about 1514. We do not know where he came from. He married a daughter of Richard Rivers of Chafford Place, Penshurst, also sister of Sir John Rivers, Lord Mayor of London 1565.
They had two sons:
Henry Streatfeild of High Street House, Chiddingstone, b ?
m ? to Alice Moody
bur 29.12.1598 Chiddingstone
Richard Streatfeild a Yeoman, born about 1540
m Margery ? (bur 1565)
m 26.11.1566 Chiddingstone to Elizabeth Lawndie.
Robert died in March 1559 and is buried at Chiddingstone.
Henry Streatfeild is the ancestor of the Streatfeilds of Chiddingstone manor. He was also known as Henry of High Street House. His only son, Richard Streatfeild, was baptised on 10th October, 1559 at Chiddingstone. He married Ann Fremlyn. His son Henry born 1586 and Henry's son Richard born 1611, inherited the 'Of High Street House' title. In turn, Richard's son Henry born in 1639, purchased the manor of Chiddingstone Cobham. He had three brothers; Thomas of Sevenoaks, William of Hever (ancestor to the Streatfeilds of Hever and Penshurst) and John.
More details of this branch of the family can be found at http://www.chiddingstone.net/.
Our branch of the family descends from Henry's brother Richard Streatfeild born abt 1540.
I must thank Eric Perry and Lional Cole, both of whom have helped me with many details of this research.
Richard married Margery? and they had a daughter Clemence born abt 1565. She married twice; first to William Luck and then to Richard Streatfeild of Penshurst, son of Thomas Streatfeild of Hever). Margery died in 1565, probably in childbirth. Richard then married Elizabeth Lawndie, widow, on 26th November, 1566 at Chiddingstone.
They had the following children:
Elizabeth Streatfeild b 1567? d infant
Bennett Streatfeild b 1569? d infant
Robert Streatfeild (of Chested) Yeoman bp 29.4.1571
m abt 1595? to Susan Everest
d 1651 (will)
Sarah Streatfeild b 1575?
Elizabeth Streatfeild b abt 1575?
m? to Andrew Combridge of Coldharbour
Richard died on 4th December, 1584 and in his will, he left all his lands to his son Robert. A brass inscription dedicated to Richard of Cransted and his wife Elizabeth is present in the nave of Chiddingstone parish church.
Robert Streatfeild born in 1571 was a yeoman farmer. He married Susan Everest, daughter of William Everest in 1595? They had eight children between 1596 and 1614, all baptised at Penshurst:
Elizabeth Streatfeild bp 18.4.1596 Penshurst
m? to George Children
Susan Streatfeild bp 8.7.1598 Penshurst
m 6.5.1624 Withyam to John Cripps
Anne Streatfeild bp 8.2.1601 Penshurst
Richard Streatfeild of Chested bp 24.7.1603 Penshurst
Maria Streatfeild bp 30.3.1606 Penshurst
Robert Streatfeild of Cransted and Freiden (Yeoman) bp 1.1.1609 Penshurst
m 1636 to Sarah Woodgate
d 1654 (admon)
Sarah Streatfeild bp 22.9.1611 Penshurst
m 26.6.1637 Tonbridge to John Woodgate
m 1648 to John Ashdown of Hever
d 1686 Hever
Obedience Streatfeild bp 4.7.1614 Penshurst
m ? to George Leigh
Susan died in 1637 and was buried on 10th August, 1637. Robert died at the age of 70 in 1651 and was buried at Chiddingstone. In his will, dated 11th March, 1647, he left a gold 10s piece to each of his 29 children and grand children, and all his lands and estate to his eldest son Richard and second son Robert.
Robert Streatfeild born in 1608, and baptised on 1st January, 1609 at Penshurst a yeoman farmer.
He married Sarah Woodgate (daughter of William Woodgate of Chiddingstone) in 1636 at Chiddingstone. They had seven children;
William Streatfeild of Brasted (Yeoman) bp 13.2.1636
m 2.9.1662 Penshurst to Elizabeth Stamford
m 7.6.1676 Hever to Dorothy, widow
bur 8.7.1706 (will 1702)
Robert Streatfeild of Penshurst bp 18.3.1640
Richard Streatfeild of Ford Place (Yeoman) b 1642 ? Penshurst
m 13.11.1683 St James, Dukes Place, London to Elizabeth Carpenter
d 1708 Penshurst
Thomas Streatfeild of Vexour (Penshurst) b abt 1640
Susan Streatfeild b ?
Sarah Streatfeild b abt 1645
m 1697 to Richard Goodhugh of Tonbridge (High Sheriff of Kent)
Joan Streatfeild b abt 1650?
Robert died in 1654 and his wife Sarah died in 1681 and was buried on 6th June. It appears as though the estate had already been bequeathed to the sons by Robert (although as yet we have no copy of the Letter of Administration for 1654). Sarah, however, left her own will, in which she bequeathed all the moneys and linen etc. equally to her children and grand children, leaving a total of £220 in cash.
Richard Streatfeild born about 1642 at Penshurst was a Yeoman farmer and lived at Ford Place, Penshurst. He married Elizabeth Carpenter, daughter of William Carpenter of Frant, Sussex, on 13th November, 1683 at St. James Church, Dukes Place, London. They had at least four sons:
William Streatfeild of Ford Place b abt 1684?
Richard Streatfeild of Oakenden b abt 1686?
Robert Streatfeild (Malster) bp ? b 1689?
m 20.9.1716 Shoreditch, London to Susanna Stringer
bur 15.7.1760 Otford
Henry Streatfeild (ancestor to the Streatfeilds of Otford and Shoreham)
When he died in 1708, Richard left a total of £950 to his sons and his wife, leaving lands as well to his older sons and thus compensating his younger sons with more cash (£300 each). His eldest son William of Ford Place received the bulk of his estate. His wife Elizabeth died in 1719.
Robert Streatfield was the third son of Richard Streatfeild of Ford Place, Penshurst and Elizabeth
Carpenter. He was a Malster. He married Susanna Stringer on 20th September, 1716 at Lamb's Chappel, Monkwell Street, Londoni. They had seven children all baptized at Otford parish church.
Sarah Streatfield bp 15.7.1717 Otford
Susannah Streatfield bp 2.12.1718 Otford
Mary Streatfield bp 6.4.1720 Otford
bur 7.11.1720 Otford
Ann Streatfield bp 24.1.1722 Otford
Elizabeth Streatfield bp 7.7.1724 Otford
Richard Streatfield (Yeoman) bp 27.4.1726 Otford
m 13.10.1754 Ashurst to Isabella Latter
m 20.10.1755 Shoreham to Sarah Townsend
d 2.11.1794 bur 2.11.1794 Leigh
Robert Streatfield (Collar maker) bp 3.6.1730 Otford
m 3.12.1759 Shoreham to Ann Danks
Robert was buried in July 1760 and his wife Susanna in February 1775, both in Otford
Richard Streatfield was the eldest son of Robert Streatfield and Susanna Stringer, born in Otford. He was baptized on 27 April 1726 at Otford Parish Church.
He married Isabella Latter in Ashurst on 13 October 1754. She died the following year, possibly in childbirth, although we have no evidence of any children. She was buried on 16 February 1755 at Otford. Richard then married Sarah Townsend, daughter of Nicholas Townsend and Elizabeth Harman, on 20 October 1755 at Shoreham. They had four children at Otford;
Sarah Streatfield bp 22.8.1756 Otford
m 25.10.1781 Leigh to John Hilder
Richard Streatfield (Yeoman) bp 17.4.1758 Otford,
m 1.11.1789 Leigh to Mary Wicking
William Streatfield (Yeoman) bp 17.10.1759 Otford
m 28.10.1783 Westerham to Jane Worge/Worger
Nicholas Streatfield (Yeoman farmer) bp 15.2.1761 Otford
m 7.5.1795 Leigh to Juliana Stone
d 1820 ? Leigh
Richard was a Yeoman farmer and the tenant of Great Barnetts from 1792. He died in 1794 and in his will, he left all his estate jointly to his wife and his youngest son Nicholas. Nicholas became tenant of Great Barnets from 1796 until his death in 1820.
Sarah died in 1809 and was buried together with Richard in the nave of Leigh parish church. There is a stone in the centre nave of St. Mary's Church, Leigh commemorating Richard Streatfeild and his wife Sarah.
William Streatfield was baptized on 17 October 1759 at Otford parish Church, the second son of Richard Streatfield and Sarah Townsend. He married Jane Worgor or Worger, daughter of Edward Worgor and Ann, on 28 October 1783 at Westerham parish Church. At this time William was yeoman of Leigh and Edward Worgor was yeoman of Westerham. They had the following children;
William Streatfield (School Master/rate Collector) b 1787 Westerham
m ? to Elizabeth (had son Edward Worger Streatfield b 1835)
George Streatfield (Farmer of Syndale Farm, Lenham) bp 1.8.1788 Otford
m 18.4.1811 All Saints, Maidstone to Mary Crayford ?
d 1843 (left will - thanks very much to Michele Morris for info!)
Mary Streatfield bp 24.2.1791 Otford
Sophia Streatfield bp 28.7.1793 Otford
m ? to Voysey
Richard Streatfield (Tailor) bp 10.1.1796 Limpsfield
Robert Streatfield bp 14.7.1799 Limpsfield
m 1821 Knockholt to Hannah Peerless (b 1880)
Edward Streatfield bp 1802 Westerham
m 17.10.1831 Bromley to Mary Philips (b 1812)
Joseph Streatfield (Tailor) bp 20.11.1806 Westerham
m 23.6.1829 Halstead to Ann Tomkin (b abt 1808)
d .12.1891 Bromley
Jane died on 11th July, 1838 aged 72 at Lenham, the widow of the late William Streatfield. It is not know when William died.
Nicholas Streatfield, the son of Richard and Sarah, born in 1761 was a Yeoman farmer and tenant of Great Barnetts from 1796. He married Juliana Stone by licence on 7th May 1795 at Leigh parish church.
They had the following children all baptised at Leigh.
John Streatfield (farmer) bp 26.6.1796 Leigh
m 31.10.1831 Southwark to Martha Grayland
Sarah Streatfield bp 20.12.1797 Leigh
m 19.3.1827 Shipbourne to George Barret
Richard Streatfield (farmer) bp 27.6.1799 Leigh
m ? to Elizabeth Neal
Mary Ann Streatfield bp 7.1.1801 Leigh
m 8.2.1823 Leigh to William Wate
Juliana Streatfield bp 3.5.1802 Leigh
m 16.7.1827 St James Westminster to Jeremiah Barrett
Nicholas Townsend Streatfield bp 26.2.1804 Leigh
bur 17.4.1804 Leigh
Elizabeth Streatfield bp 10.8.1806
Castibulanus Townsend Streatfield bp 6.2.1809
bur 22.3.1826 Shipbourne
Susanna Streatfield bp 9.12.1810 Leigh
m 8.9.1836 St James Westminster to Henry Barrett
Nicholas died in 1820 but Juliana was found to be living at Tan Yard, Tonbridge (Pigots 1840 Directory of Kent). She died in 1853.
Robert Streatfield and his wife Hannah Peerless settled at Westerham and had nine children. Three of their sons emigrated to New South Wales; Richard and John in 1849 and George, later in 1859.
Brad Gorham is descended from John. See his website.
Joseph Streatfield, the youngest son of William and Jane, was born in 1806 and was a tailor. He married Ann Tomkin (parents unknown) on 23rd June, 1829 at Halstead parish church. They settled in Hayes, Kent where they had seven children;
Robert Streatfield (Ostler) b 26.9.1829, bp 25.10.1829 Hayes
m 4.4.1853 St. Luke's, Charlton to Hannah Hanby
William Henry Streatfield (Gardener) b 28.10.1832, bp 9.12.1832 Hayes
m ? to Priscilla ?
m 1876 Wandsworth to Emmaline Welshman
Josiah Streatfield (Coachman) b 31.12.1834, bp 1.2.1835 Hayes
m ? to Mary Ann
Ann Streatfield b 18.11.1836, bp 25.12.1836 Hayes
Charlotte Streatfield bp 8.9.1839 Hayes
James Streatfield b 16.4.1842, bp 15.5.1842 Hayes
d 1854, bur 10.12.1854 Hayes
Albert Streatfield b 4.3.1845, bp 4.5.1845 Hayes
Sophia Streatfield b 1.1.1850, bp 16.1.1851 Hayes
m Mar 1868 West London to John Beckford
It is not yet known when Joseph's wife Ann died, but it was definitely before 1861, as by this time
Joseph was a 59 year old widower, living with his daughter Sophia and son Robert and family at 8 Holland Street, Southwark. By 1871 he was back by himself at Hayes. At the time of the 1881 census, Joseph, a widower and an inmate of Bromley Union workhouse, Farnborough, Kent. He died there in December 1891.
Robert Streatfield was born on 26th September, 1829 and baptised in Hayes, Kent. He married Hannah Hanby, daughter of Matthew Hanby a draper from Charlton in Kent, on 4th April 1853 at St. Luke's parish church, Charlton near Greenwich. They had at least five children;
Robert Henry Streatfield (Carman) b 6.1.1854 Kennington
m 12.1874 Clerkenwell to Eliza Maud Sporton
d 12.4.1923 Clerkenwell bur 23.4.1923 Abney Pk
William Streatfield (Warehouseman) b 1855 St. Saviour
Alfred Streatfield (Ostler/Carman) b 1857 Blackfriars
m ? to Mary ?
Hannah Harriet Streatfield b 4.2.1860 St. Saviour
bp 2.2.1869 St Andrews, Holborn
m 1878 Bethnall Green to Samuel Joseph Collins
Ernest George Streatfield (Glazier) b 1861 St. Saviour
m 1885 Pancras to Maria Elizabeth Fremaux
In 1871 Robert Lived at 83 Strand, London and in 1881 he lived at 12 Pools Buildings, St. Andrews, Holborn. Robert was an Ostler and Hannah, a laundress. In 1891 they were living at 8 John Street, Clerkenwell.
Although no photographs remain of Robert, the
photo opposite is of Hannah Streatfield (nee
Hanby). She died in 1895.
Robert Henry Streatfield was the eldest son of Robert Streatfield
and Hannah Hanby, born at 12 St. Marks Road, Kennington on 6th
He married Eliza Maud Sporton (daughter of Charles Samuel
Sporton and Emily Hart) in December 1874 at St. Marks, Clerkenwell.
At this time they were both living at 59 Whiskin Street, Clerkenwell.
Robert Henry was a builders merchant's packer and also a carter. They had eleven children between 1875 and 1895;
Robert Charles Streatfield (Ship's Clerk) b 19.5.1875 Clerkenwell
m 29.5.1898 Clerkenwell to Louisa Maria Hayes (b 1875)
d 19.10.1930 Tottenham bur 24.10.1930 Abney Pk
Emily Hannah Streatfield (known as Cissie) b 1876 Clerkenwell
m 1897 to Frederick Amos Freeman [emigrated to Canada in 1906/7]
d 1966 Canada
Eliza Maud Streatfield b 20.10.1878 Holborn
m 4.8.1901 to George William Godfrey
Hannah Harriet Streatfield (known as Annie) b 1880 Holborn
m 1901 to Richard Charles Grettan
William Alfred Streatfield b 1882
m 1905 to Emily Sophia Taylor
Ernest Samuel Streatfield b 13.1.1885
m 1906 to Elizabeth Caroline Driver
Elizabeth Norah Streatfield b 20.6.1887
m 1909 to Charles Clarence Marshall
Louisa Florence Streatfield b 1889, d 1901 aged 2
Alfred Albert Streatfield b 1891
m 1915 to Louisa Thompson
Frank Hubert Streatfield b 16.6.1893 Holborn photo of Alf Streatfield
m 1914 to Hannah Louise Jackson
d 1957, bur 12.4.1957 Abney Pk
Archibald Joseph Streatfield b 27.5.1895
m 1916 to Gwendoline Doris Pitts
d 1935, bur 3.9.1936 Abney Pk
From 1875 until at least 1881 the family were living at 33 Clerkenwell Close. By 1891 they were living at 13 Hinden Street, Shoreditch and by 1901 they were at 16 Bastwick Street, St. Lukes.
At the end of the war Robert Henry became caretaker of the Carter Paterson stables, a haulage firm in Seward Street where he now lived. He was helped by his younger son Archibald. Robert and his wife Eliza died in 1923 at 14 Bastwick Street, St. Lukes within four days of each other; Robert on 12th April aged 69 from influenza and bronchopneumonia, and Eliza on 16th April aged 67 from shock and bronchitis. They were buried together on 23rd April, 1923 at Abney Park cemetry.
Robert Henry Streatfield
Eliza Maud Streatfield
(nee Sportan) c 1900
Robert Charles Streatfield was the eldest son of Robert Henry and Eliza Maud, born on 19th May, 1875 at 33 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, where the family were living in 1881. His father was a horse dealer and horse and cart driver and Robert Charles worked as a groom. On 29th January, 1894, when he was 18, he joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry stationed at the Depot in Walmer. On 12th September that year, he was transferred to Plymouth but remained in dock. In February 1895, he bought himself out for the sum of £20 and on 14th November 1895 he joined the 1st Tower Hamlets Volunteer Corps as Corporal 5555.
He married Louis Maria Hayes (daughter of Henry Hayes and Emily Mills) on 29th May, 1898 at St. Peter's church, Clerkenwell. They continued to live at 15 Bastwick Street. They had the following children:
Emily Florence Streatfield (later known as Florrie) b 29.7.1899 Walthamstow
m ? to Alfred Thompson
May Elizabeth Streatfield b 30.7.1901 Walthamstow.
d aged 4 on 28.8.1905
Robert William Streatfield b on 19.7.1907 at 266 Guinness Buildings, Finsbury
m 4.8.1934 Stoke Newingston to Edna Curtis
d 1985 Kinson, Dorset
Henry Richard Streatfield (later known as Harry) b 12.12.1911 Dalston
m 1943 to Grace Barnyard
d 1992 Minehead, Devon
Albert Frank Streatfield (known as Alf) b18.1.1913 Dalston
m 1943 to Lena Newbon
d 1968 Tottenham
Doris May Streatfield b1.6.1920 Ball Pond Road, Dalston
m 1949 to John Spencer
d 1993 Sherborne, Dorset
Photo Opposite: Robert Charles Streatfield c 1895
On 7th October, 1921 Robert Charles was awarded his campaign medal for his duties in World War One. At some point during this time, the family moved to 95 The Roundway, Tottenham and he continued to work as a crane driver until December 1929 when he became ill with angina, although he had always suffered from chronic bronchitis and was asthmatic. He died on 19th October 1930, of angina and chronic bronchitis and was buried at Abney Park cemetry on 24th October, 1930 together with his parents.
His widow Louisa continued living at 95 The Roundway, Tottenham with her son Alf and his family. She died on 2nd May, 1959 from Bronchopneumonia and was cremated at Hackney Crematorium and her ashes were interred in the Garden of Remembrance in Tottenham Cemetery.
Robert William Streatfield was my grandfather and he was born at 266 Guiness Buildings, Finsbury on 19th July, 1907. On 4th August, 1934 he married Edna Irene Violet Curtis, the eldest daughter of Augustus Thomas George Curtis and Louise Gravatt at St. Mark's Church, Stoke Newington.
And See the Streatfield Family Tree on pdf
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LINKS: Great site all about Chiddingstone and it's people:http://www.chiddingstone.net/
Brad Gorham's Streatfield website
Michele Morris' Streatfield website (Edward Streatfield b abt 1781)
The Streatfeild Manuscripts are included on the great Access to Archives site at
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