Andreas, Isle of Man

Margaret Staveley was born in 1815 to parents Robert Staveley and Maria BUTLER of Dublin, Ireland.

"Margaret (Staveley) born 13 Dec 1815; she seems to have been a head-strong girl and ran away with one James John Wood of Ramsey, Isle of Man and married him. Wood subsequently took the name of Staveley, he was groom at Croyden Park, used to go out riding with Margaret, who was looked upon as a proud, stand-off girl and great was the consternation when she ran away. There were two daughters by this marriage: (1) Maria Butler Staveley who married in 1844 Henry Shaw of Corber Hall and Whitehall, Buxton, England (2) Jemima Staveley, who married Robert Shortt of Dublin." -- Robert Staveley V.


John and Margaret appear to have had the following children christened on the Isle of Man:

John James Woods Staveley b. August 1, 1847 d. December 22, 1847 Braddan, Isle of Man
Jemima Woods Staveley b. November 7, 1848   Andreas, Isle of Man


Maria was born abt. 1845, and appears to have been born in Ireland.

Note that John and Margaret retained the Staveley name, rather than using John's surname WOOD:

1851: Ballaseyr House, Andreas, Isle of Man

 John James STAVELEY  Head   M   Male   40   Ireland  Gentleman Fund Holder
 Margaret STAVELEY  Wife  M  Female  33  Ireland  Gentleman's Wife
 Maria STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  5  Ireland  Gentleman's Daughter
 Jemima STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  2  Isle of Man  Gentleman's Daughter
 Hannah STEVENS  Nurse  W  Female  66  Essex, England  Nurse and Housekeeper
 Keith KINCADE  Servant  U  Male    Isle of Man  House Servant


By 1861 John appears to have remarried, and is living in Douglas.


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