Beverley, Yorkshire

The Staveley name has long been associated with Beverley in Yorkshire.  The following is an early reference to Lord William de Stavelay from the 14th Century:

Deeds & Estate Papers - Beverley, Yorkshire

Date: 12 March 1315/6

(1) To (2) 1 messuage in B. in Walkergat, in breadth between land lately Martin de Galineton's on S., and land lately Geoffrey de Northwod's on N., and in length from the stream called Walkerbek on E. to lands of (1) on W. To hold from Whit 1316 for 4 yrs. (2) to pay 18d. (p.a.) to heirs of Lord Wm. de Stavelay and 1d. (p.a.) to fabric of St. Mary's church. If (2) erects any other building on premises, he can take it down or away at end of term.


 

Michael Staveley was born in 1712, the son of Michael Staveley of Bessingby.  He married Sarah LOFTUS September 14, 1735 in Walkington, Yorkshire and had the following children in Beverley:

 Francis Staveley  b. October 14, 1740 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire
 Walter Staveley b. November 23, 1742 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire
 Thomas Staveley b. June 25, 1747 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire
 John Staveley b. September 12, 1748 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire

 

Michael's son Walter Staveley (b. 1742) married Sarah MOXON April 1, 1779 at St. Giles, Pontefract, Yorkshire and had the following child in Beverley:

 Richard Moxon Staveley  b. September 7, 1780 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire

 

Son Francis married Catherine OVEREND October 18, 1763 in Londesborough, Yorkshire and had the following children in Beverley:

 William Staveley  b. November 20, 1764 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire
 Frances Staveley b. March 18, 1766 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire
 Alice Staveley b. July 29, 1767 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire
 Hugh Staveley* b. April 10, 1770 St. Mary & St. Nicholas, Beverley, Yorkshire

 

Francis and Catherine's son William married Martha CLAYTON August 12, 1790 in Pocklington, Yorkshire, and settled in St. Mary Castlegate, York.  Note that son Hugh was buried at St. Mary Castlegate in 1805.


 

William Staveley was born in St. Mary Castlegate, York in 1799.  He married Amelia ABRAHAM and briefly lived in Cambridgeshire shortly after they married in 1825, and in 1828 appear to have moved to Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire.  By 1841 we find this family residing in Beverley:

1841: St. John, Woodmansey, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

STAVELEY  William  40  Farmer  Yorkshire
STAVELEY  Amelia  35    Born Outside Census County
STAVELEY  Amelia  14    Born Outside Census County
STAVELEY  Margarett  10    Born Outside Census County
STAVELEY  Charles  8    Born Outside Census County
STAVELEY  Abraham  6    Born Outside Census County
STAVELEY  Walter  5    Born Outside Census County
STAVELEY  Emma  3    Born Outside Census County
STAVELEY  Frederick  1    Born Outside Census County

 

Their stay in Beverley was brief however, and by 1851 we find this family living in Barton Upon Humber, Lincolnshire.  Daughter Margaret was buried at Barton Upon Humber on October 15, 1843.  Son Walter Paul Staveley, and daughter Emma were both buried at Barton on April 22, 1844.


 

George Staveley is the son of John Staveley and Mary DALE of Wetwang, Yorkshire.  In 1881 his parents are residing in Hutton Cranswick, and his two brothers, Richard and Robert, are lodging in Bridlington.

1881: New Walk, Beverley St Mary, Yorkshire, England 

 Benjamin E. NAYLOR   Head   M   Male   59   Winteringham, Lincoln, England   Supt Of Police 
 Annie NAYLOR   Wife   M   Female   49   Brantingham, York, England    
 Annie NAYLOR   Daur      Female   18   Escrick, York, England   Scholar 
 Edward NAYLOR   Son      Male   17   Escrick, York, England   General Clerk (Malster) 
 Ada NAYLOR   Daur      Female   14   Bridlington, York, England   Scholar 
 George STAVELEY   Boarder ((Lodger))      Male   19   Wetwang, York, England   Police Constable 

 

George has not been located on any subsequent census records.


 

The following family is that of William Robert Staveley of Falmer Sussex, and Mary Gertrude JACKSON. In 1891 this family is found residing in Seaton Carew, Durham:

1901: 4 Nolpark Terrace, St. Mary, Beverley, Yorkshire

 William R. STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   62   Falmer, Sussex, England   Collector of HM Customs - Civ. C.
 Mary G. STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   61   Bath, Somersetshire, England   
 Dorinda B. STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  28  Runcorn, Cheshire, England  
 Harriet J. STRICKLAND  Serv  U  Female  31  Reighington, Durham, England  
 Ameila A. DICK  Serv  U  Female  21  Hartlepool, Durham, England  Cook Domestic

 

William and Mary's daughter, Eleanor M. Staveley, is visiting Springfield Lodge, in Coxton, Northumberland in 1901.

William Robert Staveley died in 1926 at the age of 88, in Harrogate.  His daughter, Margaret Amelia, died a spinster in 1946 at the age of 71 years.

 

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