Origin of name: Comes from the Old English 'ford by the landing place', 'steath' being a landing place.
Name first recorded: 1016 as Staeffordscir.

Broomfield, Harbourne, Smethwick.
Ann Fereday age 65, widow, born Probus, Cornwall.
Elizabeth A. Fereday age 24, occupation-Dressmaker, born Smethwick, Staffs
Charles J. Earthy age 22, occupation-Boarder, Glass Painter, born Liverpool, Lancs.