Bootle & Litherland, Lancashire
This Staveley line is believed to originate from the Bridlington line. Listed below is the family of Frederick Winbolt Staveley (1843-1915) of Liverpool. Frederick was born in West Derby toward the end of 1843, the son of Richard Staveley (b. 1807-1870) of St. Albans Wood St, London, and Agnes Jane CARTER (b.1811-?). Richard and Agnes had three children, Frederic, Henry and Marianne.
Frederick's sister is Marianne Fyfe Staveley, who married a minister, Matthew GALBRAITH, on May 18 1869, and relocated her family to Aberdeen, Scotland. Marianne was doubtless named after her Grandmother Mary Ann FYFE who married Richard Henry Thomas Staveley (1781-1822) in 1805.
Frederick was a Shipping Agent based in Liverpool, and in 1870 Slater's Directory shows his place of business as "Staveley & Co. Shipping Forward Agents, The Temple, 24 Dale St. Liverpool". Frederic's brother Henry was also a Shipping Agent, but conducted his business in Hornsey, Middlesex.
The London Gazette, published December 18, 1868:
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Richard Staveley, Frederic Winbolt Staveley, and James Campbell Duff, carrying on business at No. 32, Dale-street, Liverpool in the county of Lancaster; as Shipping, Express, and Commission Agents, under tho style or firm of Staveley and Company, is, so far as James Campbell Duff is concerned, this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing to and from the said partnership will be respectively received and paid by the said Richard Staveley, and Frederic Winbolt Staveley.
— As witness our hands this 16th-day of December,1868.
Here Richard is presumed to be Frederic's father, as his son Richard was not yet born.
Although Marianne moved to Aberdeen, Frederic remained in Liverpool. He married his first wife, Harriet SCHOLEFIELD, in 1867. They had been married for less than a year when Harriet suddenly died the following year in 1868, aged 26. Just over a year later, toward the end of 1869, Frederic married his second wife, Mary BRICE.
1871: 24 Richmond Vale, Bootle, Lancashire, England
|Fred. W. STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||27||Liverpool, Lancashire, England||Commission Merchant|
|Mary STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||32||Liverpool, Lancashire, England|
|Ethel Eliz. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||10 m||Bootle, Lancashire, England|
|Edith Amy Lloyd||Niece||U||Female||12||Hartford, Cheshire, England|
|Sarah Ann Roberts||Serv||U||Female||19||Liverpool, Lancashire, England||Housemaid Domestic Servant|
|Margaret Hannah Cragg||Serv||U||Female||19||Bootle, Lancashire, England||Cook Domestic Servant|
|Caroline Walker||Serv||U||Female||22||Ireland||Nurse Domestic Servant|
The following article appears in the London Gazette, published April 9, 1878:
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership formerly subsisting between us the undersigned, Henry Starr, Frederic Winbolt Staveley, and Thomas Shea, carrying on business at No. 22, Moorgate-street, in the city of London, as Commission, Express, Railroad, and Steamship Agents, under the firm of H. Starr and Co., and the American European Express Co., was dissolved as from the 31st day of December, 1874, by mutual consent.
All debts owing to or from the said partnership will be received and paid by the said Frederic Winbolt Staveley and Thomas Shea, who carry nn business as above, under the firm of H. Starr and Co. and the American European Express, 19, Australian-avenue, Barbican, London
—As witness our hands this 28th day of March, 1878.
1881: 7 Crescent Road, Litherland, Lancashire, England
|Fred. W. STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||37||Liverpool, Lancashire, England||Shipping Agent|
|Mary STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||41||Liverpool, Lancashire, England|
|Ethel Eliz. STAVELEY||Daur||Female||10||Bootle, Lancashire, England||Scholar|
|Susannah Sharp B. STAVELEY||Daur||Female||9||Bootle, Lancashire, England||Scholar|
|Richd. STAVELEY||Son||Male||8||Bootle, Lancashire, England||Scholar|
|Winifred C. H. STAVELEY||Daur||Female||6||Bootle, Lancashire, England||Scholar|
|Mary Gertrude STAVELEY||Visitor||M||Female||40||Bath, Somerset, England||Wife Of Coll Of Customs**|
|Gertrude Jane STAVELEY||Visitor||U||Female||18||Newhaven, Sussex, England||***|
|Dorinda Barbara STAVELEY||Visitor||U||Female||8||Runcorn, Cheshire, England||Scholar|
|Margt.Amelia STAVELEY||Visitor||Female||5||Runcorn, Cheshire, England||Scholar|
|Agnes E. STAVELEY||Visitor||Female||5||Runcorn, Cheshire, England||Scholar|
|Jessie A. FITZSIMONS||Serv||U||Female||19||Scotland||Housemaid|
**Mary Gertrude, her husband William Robert Staveley and their children are residing in Seaton Carew Durham in 1891. William R. Staveley's occupation is that of "Collector of H. M. Customs" and he gives his birthplace in the county of Sussex.
***Gertrude Jane Staveley is in the 1871 census visiting her grandparents William B. and Eleanor Staveley, in High Halden Canterbury, Kent. Her grandfather William B. is living in the Rectory House, and listed as "Rector of Halden", born in St. Albans Wood, Middlesex. Her grandmother Eleanor was born in St. Pancras, London. As Frederick here only lists this family as "Visitor" the exact nature of their relationship is not clear from this census entry.
Frederic and Mary cannot be located in the 1891 census.
The London Gazette, on August 21, 1891 has the following article:
The Liverpool Grain Elevator Company Limited
AT an Extraordinary General Meeting of the above Company, duly convened, and held at the registered office of the Company, 53, Talbot-street, Bootle, on the 30th day of July, 1891, the following Special Resolution was duly passed; and at a subsequent Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members of the said Company, also duly convened, and held at the same place, on the 18th day of August, 1891 the following Resolution was duly confirmed :—
That the Company be wound up voluntarily, under the provisions of the Companies Acts, 1862 and 1867; and that Frederic Winbolt Staveley, Hugh Kerr, Alexander Bicket, and Charles Kerr be and they are hereby appointed Liquidators for the purpose of such winding up."
Dated this 19th day of August, 1891.
F. W. STAVELEY, Chairman.
Despite the resolution to dissolve the company, on August 26, 1899 Frederic was awarded a patent (GB189818671) for Improvements in or relating to Apparatus for Elevating and Transporting Grain, Salt, Small Coal, or other Granular Materials. At the time this patent is awarded he states that he is Chairman of the Board of United Grain Elevators, Ltd., of 53 Talbot Street, Bootle, located at the same address as the Liverpool Grain Elevator Company mentioned above.
Staveley, F. W.
Elevators.-Relates to improvements in the apparatus described in Specifications No. 3429, A.D. 1876, No. 3506, A.D. 1879, and No. 1122, A.D 1880. For unloading ships, a casing is suspended in the hold from the lower end of which depend adjustable trunks A<1>, B<1>, and C', in each of which an elevator works. Each trunk swings about an axis c<1>, which can be raised and lowered in vertical guides by a chain b<1> from an overhead winch. The endless bucket chain for each trunk passes over two drums at the top of the casing, thence to a compensating guide-pulley C', and then down to and around a sprocket b<2> from which it passes back again to the winding-drum. The three winding-drums may be geared together, so as to be operated simultaneously.
On October 28, 1898, the following two articles appeared in the London Gazette regarding Frederick's deceased brother Henry:
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Frederic Winbolt Staveley, Thomas Shea, and Jessie Thomson Staveley (the said Jessie Thomson Staveley as administratrix with the will annexed of Henry Staveley, deceased), carrying on business as Shipping Express Forwarding and Commission Agents, at No. 45A, Jewin-street,and at No. 7, Paper-street, both in the city of London, under the style or firm of Staveley and Starr, has been dissolved by mutual consent as far as the said Jessie Thomson Staveley is concerned but not further or otherwise as from the 30th day of June, 1898. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Frederic Winbolt Staveley and Thomas Shea.
—Dated this eighteenth day of October, 1898.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Frederic Winbolt Staveley, Richard Staveley, and Jessie Thomson Staveley (the said Jessie Thomson Staveley as administratrix with the will annexed of Henry Staveley, deceased), carrying on business as Shipping Express Forwarding and Commission Agents, at No. 1, the Temple, Dale-street, in the city of Liverpool, and at No. 102, Shaftesbury-avenue, in the county of London, under the style or firm of Staveley and Co., has been dissolved by mutual consent so far as the said Jessie Thomson Staveley is concerned but not further or otherwise as and from the 30th day of June, 1898. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Frederic Winbolt Staveley and Richard Staveley.
—Dated this eighteenth day of October, 1898.
In 1901 Frederic and his family are found residing in Seaforth, Lancashire. The Staveley's Seaforth home is referred to in some passages of Amanda Smith's Diary, published in Chicago in 1893. There is no reference however in her diary to Mary Staveley's mental disability that is recorded in the 1901 census, and the exact nature of what her illness was is unknown.
1901: 7 Crescent Road, Seaforth, Lancaster
|Fred. W. STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||57||Liverpool, Lancashire, England||Shipping Agent|
|Mary STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||61||Liverpool, Lancashire, England||Lunatic|
|Ethel E. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||30||Bootle, Lancashire, England|
|Winifred C. H. STAVELEY *||Daur||U||Female||26||Bootle, Lancashire, England|
|Margaret FULLER||Serv||M||Female||46||Admaston, Salop||Invalid's Companion|
|Rhoda Wilkinson||Serv||U||Female||30||West Kinnerton, Cheshire||Domestic Servant|
Frederic undoubtedly hired Margaret Fuller to assist him with the care of his ill wife. Mary eventually died in 1904. Note that according to Amanda Smith's diary, the address of Frederic's office in Liverpool was "The Temple, Dale St.". This places his office in what has been the heart of the commercial center of Liverpool for centuries. The office building in which he worked still stands, and is presently a Grade II listed building. It was designed by Sir James Picton for Sir William Brown in an Italianate style, and constructed in 1864-1865.
*Note: Winifred C H Staveley served in the French Red Cross during World War I, and appears in the WWI Medal Card index (select link above to view index).
The following appeared in the London Gazette on January 20, 1911:
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership hitherto subsisting between us the undersigned, Frederick Winbolt Staveley, Richard Staveley, and Gerald Parker, carrying on business as Shipping and Forwarding Agents and General Merchants, at 26, The Temple, Dale-street, Liverpool, and 45A, Jewin-street, London, E.C. under the style or firm of "STAVELEY AND CO.," and at 69, George-street, Manchester, under the style or firm of "STAVELEY, PARKER AND CO.," has been dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 31st day of December, 1910. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Frederick Winbolt Staveley and Richard "Staveley, who will continue the business under the style or firm of "Staveley and Co."
—Dated this 10th day of January, 1911.
F. W. STAVELEY.
His son Richard married Ethel Letitia Henderson in 1897, and is found living in Walton-on-the-Hill in 1901.
1901: 5 Higher Lane, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire.
|Richard STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||28||Liverpool, Lancashire, England||Shipping Forwarding agent|
|Ethel L. STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||28||Southport, Lancashire, England|
|Selwyn STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||3||Liverpool, Lancashire, England|
|Mary J. ASHTON||Serv||U||Female||21||Liverpool, Lancashire||Domestic Servant|
|Gertrude ATKINSON||Serv||U||Female||17||Castleford, Yorkshire||Domestic Servant|
Richard and Ethel's first son, Selwyn Carter Staveley, was born in 1898.
On November 12, 1920, the following article appeared in the London Gazette
RICHARD STAVELEY, Deceased.
Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22 and 23 Vict., cap. 35.
NOTICE is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of Richard Staveley, late of 54, Kimberley-drive, Crosby, in the county of Lancaster who carried on business under the style of Staveley and Co., as Shipping, and Forwarding Agents, at The Temple, Dale-street, Liverpool, and as Merchants and Shipping and Forwarding Agents at 14. Golden-lane and at 60, Wilson-street, both in the city of London, and who died on the 13th day of June, 1920, and whose will was proved in the District Probate Registry, at Liverpool, on the 1st day of October. 1920, by Ethel Letitia Staveley and Harold Stuart Henderson, two of the executors named in the said will, are hereby required to send particulars, in writing, of such claims and demands to us, the undersigned, the Solicitors for the said executors, on or before the 31st day of December next, after which date the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which they shall then have had notice; and they will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person of whose claim or demand they shall not then have had notice.
—Dated this 10th day of November, 1920.
ANTHONY and IMLACH, 14. Dale-street, Liverpool, Solicitors for the said Executors.
Frederic Winbolt Staveley eventually died in 1915, aged 71. Richard died five years after his father in 1920, aged 47.
In 1901 Frederic's nephew Harry S. Galbraith, the son of Frederic's sister Marianne, is found living in a boarding house in Bootle, and is employed as a commercial clerk. It is unknown if Harry was working as a clerk for his Uncle, but it seems quite likely that he was.
|Lucy LOWE GALBRAITH (Rev.)||Head||W||Female||46||Dublin, Ireland||Boarding House Keeper|
|Margaret LOWE||Daur||U||Female||15||Bootle, Lancashire|
|Henry LOWE||Son||U||Male||13||Bootle, Lancashire|
|Harry S. GALBRAITH||Boarder||U||Male||23||Aberdeen, Scotland||Commerical Clerk|