Is your surname Stevens?

Research the Stevens family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Alice Stevens (Atkins)

Birthplace: Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
Death: July 17, 1650 (69-78)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of NN Atkins and NN Atkins
Wife of John Stevens
Mother of Jane Atkins Stevens; John Stevens of Andover; Humphrey Stevens; Barbara Ilsley; Henry Stevens and 19 others

Managed by: Virginia Lee Hill
Last Updated:

About Alice Stevens


  • John Stevens was born about 1575 at Caversham, Oxfordshire, England.
  • He may have been the son of either John STEVENS or William STEVENS of Caversham, Oxford, England.
  • married Alice ATKINS on 27 February (1596-1597)(1597-1598) at Caversham, Oxford, England
  • Alice's parents are not recorded
  • Three of their five children traveled to New England in 1638 on the ship Confidence


George A Moriarty FASG. "Stevens of Newbury and Andovre, Mass." in NEHGR (1931) 85:396-401 provides the primary research on this family even today. Nothing has been discovered since the publication of this article except for the connection to the Ilsley family. It states that John Stevens of Caversham, Oxfordshire, England married 27 Feb 1597 in Caversham, Oxfordshire, England to Alice Atwood. There were two men of the name Stevens recorded in that town, John who died 11 Jan 1517/8 and William whose wife named Cecily died 20 Feb 1601. There is no indication that either was his father but perhaps one of these men was his father - it can't be proven or disproved. No evidence was found for the parents of Alice Atwood. Based on these data perhaps John Stevens was born about 1575 at Caversham, Oxfordshire, England. John was taxed in Caversham in subsidies of 1576-77, 1580-81, 1593-94, and 1598-99. He is presumably the John Stevens who was buried on 21 September 1627 at Caversham, Oxfordshire, England. John's wife Alice survived her husband and accompanied her sons, John and William and her daughter Barbara (Stevens) Ilsey and Barbara's husband William Isley, when they emigrated to New England on the ship Confidence in April 1638, and was perhaps identical with the Anne Stevens, widow, who was buried on 17 July 1650 at Newbury, Massachusetts, where her son William had settled.



  1. Jane STEVENS
  2. John STEVENS of Andover
  3. Barbara STEVENS married William Isley
  4. William STEVENS of Newbury
  5. Susan STEVENS


This ancestor John STEVENS is often confused with another ancestor John STEVENS, who settled in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts. The Andover STEVENS families are completely separate from the Salisbury STEVENS families.


  1. John Insley Coddington FASG, "The Search for WIlliam Isley of Newbury, Massachusetts," in The American Genealogist (1985) 34:164-68
  2. John Insley Coddington in "William Ilsley and his wife Barbara Stevens," in The American Genealogist (1974) 50:61-2
  3. George A Moriarty FASG. "Stevens of Newbury and Andovre, Mass." in NEHGR (1931) 85:396-401
  4. Passenger List for the Confidence 1638, Version 1 Captain John Gibson – April 11


view all 31

Alice Stevens's Timeline

October 14, 1576
Cardington, Bedford, England
Caversham, Oxfordshire, England
Stepney, Middlesex, England
December 26, 1592
Bishops Canning, Wiltshire, England
Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England
Bishops Canning, Wiltshire, England
Bishop Cannings, Wiltshire, England
November 6, 1600
Caversham, Oxfordshire, , England