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Bethia "Anna" Steele (Bishop)

Also Known As: "Anna", "Bethya"
Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: England
Death: January 1676 (42)
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Bishop, of Guilford and Anne Bishop
Wife of James Steele
Mother of Mary Steele; Lt. James Steele; John Steele; Elizabeth Steele; Sarah Steele and 1 other
Sister of Mary Bishop; Anne Bishop; John Bishop, II; Sarah Chatfield; Stephen Bishop, Sr. and 2 others

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About Bethia "Anna" Steele

Bethia Bishop was born in 1634 in England, and died probably in Connecticut.

  • Parents: John Bishop & Anne Stevens.


  1. on 18 Oct 1651, James Steele, son of George Steele and Margery Sorrel. James was born 30 Nov 1622 in Essex, England, and died Jan 1675/76 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut.

Bethia and James had five children:

  1. Sarah Steele was born in 1656 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 23 Sep 1720 in Guilford. A few sources have her married to Samuel Boardman, but most others show that person as a different Sarah Steele.
  2. James Steele was born in 1658 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died in 1712 in Guilford. He married Mary Barnard (some sources place Mary with another James Steele)
  3. John Steele was born in 1660 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died 6 Mar 1697/98 in Hartford (Hartford) Connecticut. He married in 1689, Melatiah Bradford, daughter of William Bradford (1624 MA - 1704 MA) and Alice Richards (1627-1671). Melatiah was born 1 Nov 1664 in Boston (Middlesex) Massachusetts, and died sometime after 1739 in Killingworth (Middlesex) Connecticut. She also married in 1693 to Samuel Stevens. Melatiah is a granddaughter of Governor William Bradford (1590-1657), who came on the Mayflower.
  4. Mary Steele was born in 1662 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut. She married M__ Hall.
  5. Elizabeth Steele was born in 1663 in Guilford (New Haven) Connecticut, and died in 1723 in Guilford.


  1. Durrie, Daniel Steele. Steele Family, 1859.
  2. Barbour, Lucius Barnes. Families of Early Hartford, 1982.
  3. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III.


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Bethia "Anna" Steele's Timeline

Age 24
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Age 24
Guilford, New Haven Colony
Age 26
Guilford, New Haven Colony
Age 29
Guilford, New Haven Colony
January 1676
Age 42
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut