He was mentioned in his uncle, Edward Howis’s will dated 1807.
He was mentioned in the 1812 will of his brother, William Howis Castle.
He proved his father's will in 1823.
In the Northbourne poll for the election of 1837, there were two Stephen Castles living in Northbourne, one of whom also held property in Whitfield. The other Stephen Castle was this Stephen’s second cousin.
He may have married Hannah Hawkins 14 December 1817 at Folkestone. Stephen was of Northbourne.
There is a burial of a Stephen Castle in 1840 with an age indicating a year of birth of 1777 at Eythorne Baptist Church. He left a will dated 1839 with probate 1840 at the Archdeaconry Court, Canterbury (PRC17/110/387b and original copy will PRC16/547/C/1).
NOTE: The executors of a Stephen Castle owned and occupied the following items (tithe apportionment schedule) in Northbourne parish: 427,428,429,439,440,430a,441,442 and 443. This is very probably this Stephen or could be his father or the father of the Stephen Castle living at Ashley.
In 1841 (Index) in Northbourne were living Hannah Castle aged 50 with Stephen Castle aged 20 and William Castle aged 15 and no other Castles. In 1851 (Index) she was still living in Northbourne aged 65 with her two sons. Her death was registered in the Eastry district in the December quarter 1857.
The children of Stephen and Hannah Castle were:
1. Stephen Castle, born 10 January 1819 and registered at Eythorne Baptist Church. In 1841 he was aged 20 and living with his mother, in 1851 he was aged 32 and living with his mother. In 1861 he, Stephen H., was aged 42 and living in Northbourne.
2. William Howes Castle (1821 – 1860), born 13 June 1821 and registered at Eythorne Baptist Church. In 1841 he was aged 15 and living with his mother, in 1851 he was aged 29 and living with his mother and was absent from the 1861 census. His death was registered in the March quarter 1860 in the Eastry district.
Posted February 2014