George Steel (senior) seemed to begin the family dairy business at 1 Northcote Road, Walton on the Hill ( 1881 census). He had 3 sons: Thomas, George (junior) and Lancelot. By 1901 he was living on his own means, back home in Kirkby Stephen
Thomas Steel: by 1884 Thomas is married and working as a cowkeeper at 14 Morpeth Street. In the 1891 Census he is at 12 Stuart Road, Walton on the Hill, with a milk shop and sweet shop as well. By 1901, he is living on his own means in Windermere.
George Steel (junior): in the 1891 Census he is at 1 Newcombe Street and by 1901 is back in Kirkby Stephen as a retired cowkeeper.
Lancelot Steel: the 1891 Census and 1911 censuses show Lancelot at 31 Westcott Road, Anfield, where there was also a shop for provisions. In 1901 he is at 22 Rugby Road, Netherton, as a cowkeeper. His daughter Clara managed a dairy at 131 Buck Road. His son, Thomas Wharton Steel, worked with Clara at Buck Road in 1901 and by 1911 was back at the Westcott Road dairy.