Ayr, Scotland

There appear to be at least two distinct Staveley family occupations in Ayrshire, one from Ireland, and one from England.  Beginning with the Staveleys from Ireland, in 1841 we find the following family:

1841: Cross Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

 James STEVELAY  Head   M   Male   25   Ireland  Coal M.
 Marcy STEVELAY  Wife   M   Female   30  Ireland  
 Hugh STEVELAY  Son  U  Male  3    
 James STEVELAY  Son  U  Male  5 Mo    

 

In the same census, living on the same street in the HANNAH/DINON household is a Sally STEVELY aged 2 years.  James's parentage is unclear, but at present it is thought that he is likely the son of Hugh Stevely of Antrim, Ireland. James is believed to have possibly married a Mary LAW prior to his arrival in Scotland. James and his family are missing from the 1851 Scottish census, but in 1861 we find them in Stevenston.

 


 

John Staveley's ancestry is unknown at this time. John Staveley married Mary CALDWELL in Ayr on August 16, 1875.

1881: 176 High Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

 John STAVELEY  Head   M   Male   43   England  Mechanical Labourer
 Mary STAVELEY  Wife   M   Female   47  Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland    

 

1891: 134 High Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

 John STAVELEY  Head   M   Male   59   England  Engine Keeper
 Mary STAVELEY  Wife   M   Female   64  Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland    

 

1901: 134 High Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

 John STAVELEY  Head   M   Male   65   England  Mason's Labourer
 Mary STAVELEY  Wife   M   Female   70  Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland    

 

 

 

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