William Staveley of County Antrim is believed to have arrived in Ireland from Yorkshire around 1650. He married Sarah COX and had the following child:
|William Staveley||b. abt. 1657||d. 1748||County Antrim, Ireland|
William b. 1657 is believed to have had the following children:
|Joseph Staveley||b. abt. 1675||d. Dec 30, 1767||County Antrim, Ireland|
|William Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
William's son Joseph (1675-1767) married Janet EDMISTON and had the following children:
|Ann Staveley||b.||Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland|
|Joseph Staveley||b. 1714||d. 1745||Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland|
|Robert Staveley||b. 1716||Kells, County Antrim, Ireland|
Joseph's son Joseph married Mary Ann JAMISON on June 23, 1742 in Dublin.
Joseph's son Robert moved to County Cork, where he married Sarah JONES in 1745.
Joseph's daughter Ann married a miller John SHAW.
William's son William married Elizabeth MCWHIRTER, and had the following children:
|Aaron Staveley||b.||d. 1786|
|Margaret Staveley||b. 1743||d. 1842|
Aaron married Elizabeth VANCE and had the following children:
|William Staveley||b. 1743||d.1825||Ferniskey, County Antrim, Ireland|
|Anthony Staveley||b. 1745||Kells, Country Antrim, Ireland|
|Anne Staveley||b. 1748||d.1842||County Antrim, Ireland|
Aaron died in 1786, and is buried in Connor churchyard.
Aaron's son Anthony married a Margaret, and there is speculation that one of their children may have given rise to the Staveleys of County Down. Anthony and Margaret had the following children:
|John Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
|James Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
|David Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
|Hugh Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
Although a record of marriage has not been found, Hugh Staveley is thought to possibly be the progenitor of a line of Stevelys in Stevenston, Scotland. James (b. abt 1813) and his son Hugh Stevely (b. abt 1838) of Ireland settled in Stevenston in the mid 1800's, later of Kilwinning, Scotland.
Anthony's son James Staveley settled Belfast where he was a grocer and wine merchant at 15 Church Street. He constructed a house on Waring St, where he had the following children:
|James Staveley||Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland|
|Margaret Staveley||Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland|
|George Staveley||Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland|
|Sophia Staveley||Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland|
|Mary Staveley||Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland|
Anthony's son David is believed to have had a son Hugh who married Sarah ALLEN in 1869, and settled in Bonhill, Scotland.
Aaron's son William married Mary DONALD in 1776, and had the following child:
|William John Staveley||b. 1780||d. 1864||County Antrim, Ireland|
William John Staveley was a Vicar, and resided at Chequer Hall, Ballyboyland. He married Jane ADAMS, and they had the following children:
|Mary Staveley||b. 1810||d. 1895||County Antrim, Ireland|
|William Staveley||b. Mar 7, 1812||d. Jul 1, 1899||County Antrim, Ireland|
|James Staveley||b. 1814||d. 1867||County Antrim, Ireland|
|Alexander McLeod Staveley||b. 1816||d. 1903||County Antrim, Ireland|
|Elizabeth Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
|Jane Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
|Robert Staveley||b. 1826||d. 1860||County Antrim, Ireland|
|John Staveley||County Antrim, Ireland|
|Anne Adams Staveley||b.||d. 1915||County Antrim, Ireland|
Ann Adams Staveley married Andrew FERGUSON.
Son Alexander McCleod Staveley married Margaret CAMERON, and had a daughter Jane Adams Staveley.
Daughter Mary married Hugh McCurdy HAMILTON of South Carolina. Mary and Hugh had a son Alexander McLeod Hamilton (b. 1846). Alexander HAMILTON in turn married his first cousin, Jane Adams STAVELEY (the daughter of Alexander McCleod Staveley above). Alexander's mother, and Jane's father were siblings.
Son William Staveley married Margaret HIND in 1840 and emigrated to America around 1842. In 1850 we find William with his family residing in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
It is not clear who William's son John married, but there is a reference to John having had a single son who resided in County Armagh:
The Portadown Weekly News and County Armagh Advertiser.
August 6, 1859
August 1, at Armagh, William Stavely, Esq., only son of late John Stavely, Esq., Chequer Hall, County Antrim, aged twenty-five years.