b. 1827, d. 25 July 1864
Anne Steer (Dutnall)
FatherGeorge Dutnall1 b. 1803, d. 1871
MotherMaria Heale b. 1803, d. 1866

Birth, Death, Marriage

Ann Dutnall was born in 1827 in Westerham, Kent, England.2,3 
She married Edward Steer, son of Edward Steer and Ann Field Dalton, on 31 October 1844 in Croydon parish, Surrey county, England.1 
She died on 25 July 1864.4 


Edward Steer b. 1819, d. 5 Jan 1898
ChartsMcDonald, Irene, pedigree chart
Steer, Edward, descendant chart


Within a 13 km radius area just south of London, Ann was born, married Edward Steer, and had the first four of the couple's ten children. The family travelled to South Australia in 1852. They lived near Langhorne Creek where six more children were born. Sadly, Ann and her tenth child died during childbirth in 1864.
In 1841, George and Maria are living in the township of Westerham in Kent with their three children Joseph, Ann and Maria. George is a gardener and Joseph is a grocer.3
Edward and Ann's UK Family
Edward and Ann were both born in Westerham in Kent. They married in nearby Croydon, just south of London in 1844. Four children were born nearby in Surrey, Maria in Reigate, Anna in Leigh, and Caroline and George in Charlwood. Edward was a farm bailiff, someone who collected rent from tenant farmers and inspected their work. Perhaps this occupation explained why the family moved several times within a few years.5,6
From Surrey to South Australia
The couple decided to moved their family to the other side of the world. With George less than a year old, they set sail from Plymouth on the Sultana in June 1852. They arrived in Adelaide 16 weeks later on 7 October 1852.7
Edward and Ann's Aussie Family
The family settled in the Lake Plains area of South Australia near Langhorne Creek and Milang, where six more children were born between 1853 and 1864.

At least Edward (1853), Philip (1855) and Frederick (1859) were born in Langhorne Creek, and probably also Charlotte (1857), Alice (1862) and Robert (1864).

Sadly, Ann died in 1864, almost certainly during the birth of Robert Dalton Steer whose year of birth and death are also 1864. The second name, Dalton, is Ann's mother's maiden name. Ann was 41 years old and is buried in Milang, South Australia.4


  1. [S401] Edward Steer and Ann Dutnall, marriage registration no. 82, 31 October 1844.
  2. [S127] UK Census 1851.
  3. [S197] UK Census 1841, George Dutnall household, Westerham, Kent.
  4. [S99] Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc., May 1986, p. 1539.
  5. [S127] UK Census 1851, parish of Charlwood.
  6. [S309] International Genealogical Index (IGI), batch no. 7724428, sheet 52, viewed 10 June 1999.
  7. [S364] South Australia, passenger lists 1847-1886.