STEWARD

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

Geoffrey Steward , Gent .

Geoffrey Steward , Gent .  of Norwich , b. abt 1470; d. will dated 1504 ( Norwich Consistory Court ); m. Cycelle Boyce , daughter of Augustyn Boyce  of Norwich . 

Geoffrey was an alderman.  Geoffrey Steward was in the mercer trade, which was the buying and selling of cloth (a merchant).

Geoffrey & Cycelle (Boyce) Steward  had:

Augustino Steward, Esq.

Augustino Steward, Esq. of Norwich, son of Geoffrey & Cycelle (Boyce) Steward , b. 1491; d. 1571; bur St. Peter Hungate between his two wives; m 1st Elizabeth Reade , daughter of William Read  of Beekles, Suffolk; m 2nd (unknown).

Augustine Steward followed in his father's footsteps and also was in the mercer trade.  However he did seem to turn his ambitions toward public service:

1526    Sheriff of Norwich .
1534       
Mayor of Norwich
1535        Alderman for the City of Norwich
1541    Member of Parliament
1546    Mayor of Norwich
1556       
Mayor of Norwich

Mayor Augustine Steward was active in the movement to obtain possession of the Church of the Black Friars for the City of Norwich .  In Jun 1540 he was able to obtain from King Henry VIII , 233 pounds sterling to pay for the lead which covered the Church and premises.  Prior to this, 1534-35, he had been instrumental in repairing and rebuilding the roof of the Council Chamber at the east end of the Guildhall which had fallen down in 1511.

Augustino & Elizabeth (Read) Steward  had:

Elizabeth Steward

Elizabeth Steward , daughter of Augustino & Elizabeth (Read) Steward , bur 1 Dec 1575, St. Andrew; m. Thomas Sotherton  of Norwich, Gent.

For Further Information See Sotherton