Stedman, Rowland, a Nonconformist minister, was born at Corston, Shropshire, in 1630. He was admitted commoner of Baliol College, Oxford, in 1647, and removed to University College in 1648, taking his degree of A.M. in 1655. He soon after became minister of Hanwell, Middlesex, and vicar of Ockingham, Berkshire, in 1660. In 1662 he was ejected for nonconformity, and afterwards became chaplain to Philip, lord Wharton. He died in 1673. Stedman wrote, The Mystical Union of Believers with Christ (Lond. 1668, 8vo): — Sober Singularity (ibid. 1668, 8vo).