THE Streeter name is very much researched and posted on the internet – primarily due to the American connection. The
research has pointed to some facts about the name of Streeter.Streeter origins are mainly of 2 counties of England – Sussex
and Kent , possibly the Sussex Streeters being the earlier The Streeter name being a “location” name e.g a man from (the)
street was therefore Streeter families were not actually related. It seems my Streeter line was centred on the area of Worthing
STREETER FAMILY LINE 1800 TO 1911
Michael Streeter born in 1804 in Tarring/ Salvington Worthing
(My great great great grandfather.) On the 23rd of may 1829 Michael married Charlotte Denn born @1806 in Sompting. By the 1841 census Michael and Charlotte had 4 children ., Stephen born @ 1831 , George born @1833 , David born @1835 and Susannah born @1840 . Michael was always on the census as an agricultural worker (farm hand?) though by 1881 at the age of 76 was down as a gardener .. Of the children , it seems George became a bricklayers assistant ,while Susannah stayed with her parents , in the 1881 census Susannah was noted as “ of feeble mind since childhood” . David it seems took to the sea and in 1881 was master of the trawler Isobella .
Stephen Streeter born in 1831
(My great great grandfather) It seems like his uncle David he was a wanderer . He actually got married on the 26th dec 1853 at Findon to Mary Mitchell (born 1833 in Findon ) No record has been found yet beyond that date for Stephen However in 1861 Mary was living with her windowed mother . In the 1871 census however Mary was living with just her children and was marked as a “widow” Stephen never reached 40 years old Their children were David (middle name Binley -unusual ) Born in Worthing in 1858 . By the time David was 23 in 1881 he was a bricklayer living with grandparents , Michael and Charlotte . (He did it seems move to London ) Daughters Sarah was born in Worthing in 1864 and Diana was born in Findon in 1860 . The final offspring was Isaac
Isaac Streeter born in Findon in 1862 .
( my great grandfather) Isaac seems to have had the desire to go wandering like his father and uncle . Not been traced in 1881, he appeared in the north-east in Sunderland and married a local girl Jane Branders (born 1860), Jane and her sister were“fishmongers assistants “ and their father was a pilot probably for the port of Sunderland .In the 1891 census Isaac was down as a mariner ( seaman was written down but crossed out) By the 1901 census they were settled in Sunderland and Isaac was now a miner , a hewer ( the miner chipping away at the coal face) In total they had 4 children Stephen born 1878 , Mary born 1891 , William born 1895 and Robert born 1898
William Coxon Streeter born in Sunderland in 1895
(my grandfather ) By 1911 the family were living in Birtley just south of Gateshead ,however sadly Jane had died , under 50 and Isaac was a widower . Still in the pits as a hewer as was the eldest son Stephen . William ,just being 17 was obviously a junior in the pit and was a putter ( a Putter was a miner who propelled the underground trucks – usually one of the younger crew) By 1922 he was a coal hewer and married to Barbara Powell