Coundon, Durham

The Staveleys of Coundon, Durham originate primarily from the family of George Staveley and Mary KNOWLES.  George's parents have not yet been confirmed, but he may descend through the Sedbergh/Dent line of Staveleys.  George was born about 1808, and resided for a time in Hawes and Askrigg.  A number of Staveleys descended from Robert Staveley and Mary LISTER of Ingleton were found residing in Hawes around the that time, but exactly how George may fit in, is unclear.

George Staveley and Mary Knowles were married April 27, 1830 at St. Andrews Church in Aysgarth, North Yorkshire. Prior to moving to Lancashire they raised their sizeable family principally in Askrigg at least until 1841.

In 1851 the family is found residing in Keighley, Yorkshire where their last three daughters were born.

By 1861 George and Mary are found in Coundon, Durham "here on census night only".  They are staying with daughter Ann b.1832 and her husband Robert THORNTON:

1861: 112 Tottenham, Coundon, Durham, England

 Robert THORNTON  Head   M   Male   27   Halifax, Yorkshire, England  Coal Miner
 Ann THORNTON  Wife   M   Female   29   Askerigg, Yorkshire, England  Seamstress
 Grace THORNTON   Daur   U   Female  6  Bp Auckland, Durham, England  Scholar
 Mary A. THORNTON  Daur  U   Female   4  Witton le-Wear, Durham, England  
 George THORNTON  Son  U  Male  2  Framwell Gate Moor, Durham, England  
 Margaret THORNTON  Daur  U  Female  2 mo  Coundon, Durham, England  
 George STAVELEY  Father-in-law  M  Male  53  Gasdell, Westmorland, England  Coal Miner
 Mary STAVELEY  Mother-in-law  M  Female  55  Highaberisin, Yorkshire, England  Seamstress
 George STAVELEY  Brother-in-law  U  Male  23  Askerigg, Yorkshire, England  Coal Miner
 Elijah STAVELEY  Brother-in-law  U  Male  21  Askerigg, Yorkshire, England  Coal Miner
 Mathias STAVELEY  Brother-in-law  U  Male  19  Askerigg, Yorkshire, England  Coal Miner
 Mary STAVELEY  Sister-in-law  U  Female  17  Gale, Yorkshire, England  Seamstress
 Jemima STAVELEY  Sister-in-law  U  Female  15  Morton, Yorkshire, England  Seamstress
 Margaret K. STAVELEY  Sister-in-law  U  Female  10  Morton, Yorkshire, England  Scholar

 

By 1871 George and Mary had relocated to Burnley, Lancashire and daughters Mary and Margaret are residing with them.  However, at this time their sons Anthony and Mathias are found living Coundon, Durham.

In 1861 George and Mary's son Anthony is residing with his wife Jane and daughter Margaret in Habergham Eaves, Burnley, Lancashire. 

1871: New Houses, Coundon, Durham, England

 Anthony STAVELY   Head   M   Male   36   Askrigg, York, England   Coal Miner 
 Jane STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   32   Tow Law, Durham, England    
 Margaret STAVELY   Daur   U   Female  10  Crook, Durham, England   
 George STAVELY   Son  U   Male   9  Crook, Durham, England   
 Mary STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  5  Coundon, Durham, England  
 William STAVELY  Son  U  Male  2  Coundon, Durham, England  

 

Mathias (Mathew) married Jane CLARK of Darlington in 1864, and it appears their first child, Richard George Staveley, was born in Darlington.  Between 1865-1870 the family has relocated to Coundon.

1871: New Houses, Coundon, Durham, England

 Mathew STAVELY   Head   M   Male   29   Askrigg, York, England   Coal Miner 
 Jane STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   34   Darlington, Durham, England    
 Richard George STAVELY   Son   U   Male   6  Darlington, Durham, England   Scholar
 Anthony STAVELY   Son  U   Male   1  Coundon, Durham, England    ***

*** Son Anthony did not survive the year as an entry of death was recorded in the December quarter of 1871.

1881: 439 William St, Coundon, Durham, England

 Anthony STAVLEY   Head   M   Male   44   Askrigg, York, England   Coal Miner 
 Jane STAVLEY   Wife   M   Female   40   Tow Law, Durham, England    
 George STAVLEY   Son   U   Male   18   Crook, Durham, England   Coal Miner 
 Margaret STAVLEY   Daur   U   Female   15   Coundon, Durham, England    
 William STAVLEY   Son      Male   12   Coundon, Durham, England    
 Elisabeth STAVLEY   Daur      Female   10   Cockfield, Durham, England    
 Jemima STAVLEY   Daur      Female   8   Coundon, Durham, England    
 Anthony STAVLEY   Son      Male   6   Coundon, Durham, England    
 Matthew STAVLEY   Son      Male   4   Coundon, Durham, England    
 Miles STAVLEY   Son      Male   1   Coundon, Durham, England    
 William CLOWES   Lodger      Male   43   Lomley, Durham, England   Coal Miner 

 

1881: 512 William St, Coundon, Durham, England

 Matthias STAVLEY   Head   M   Male   39   Askrigg, York, England   Coal Miner 
 Jane STAVLEY   Wife   M   Female   44   Darlington, Durham, England   Coal Miner Wife 
 Richard STAVLEY   Son   U   Male   16   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner 
 William STAVLEY   Son      Male   8   Coundon, Durham, England    
 Margaret H. STAVLEY   Dar      Female   3   Darlington, Durham, England   Scholar 
 Mathew STAVLEY   Son      Male   6   Coundon, Durham, England   Scholar 

 

1891: 513 George St., Coundon, Durham, England

 Matthew STAVLEY   Head   M   Male   52   Askrigg, York, England   Coal Miner 
 Jane STAVLEY   Wife   M   Female   56   Darlington, Durham, England   
 William STAVLEY   Son      Male   18   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner
 Mathew STAVLEY   Son      Male   16   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner
 Mary Deborah STAVLEY  Dau    Female  13  Coundon, Durham, England   

 

Jane died in 1894, and her husband Mathias died shortly thereafter in 1900.

Matthias and Jane's son Matthias (Mathew), enlisted with the 19th Durham Light Infantry on March 3, 1915.  At the time of his enlistment his home address is given as 16 Wye Terrace, Tottenham, Coundon, Durham. A miner by trade, Matthias was 26 years and 3 months old when he enlisted. His record shows that he married Catherine HUDSPETH at the Auckland register office on January 22, 1910, and they have two children. Son Albert, born May 30, 1910 in Bishop Auckland, and daughter Elizabeth born April 11, 1915 in Bishop Auckland. (The GRO index shows two additional children later born to this marriage, a daughter Lilian in 1920, and a son Richard G. Staveley in 1922).

Matthias served with the Expeditionary Force in France between January 31, 1916 and April 29, 1917. His medical record shows that he sustained an injury on September 13, 1916 in France, stated as follows:

Contusion of Back

Injury sustained - 13 Sept 1916 - France

Result of service during present war, thrown from horse and dragged.

 

Matthias was discharged from active duty on December 13, 1917 as a result of being physically unfit. 

There is an entry of marriage for Mathias' son Richard George Staveley to a Lydia (Elizabeth) BANNER in the December quarter of 1885.  In 1890 there is an entry for a second marriage for Richard George Staveley to Sarah A. GREEN in Durham.  In 1891 we find Richard and Sarah living next door to Matthias and Jane, presumably the children were from Richard's first marriage:

1891: 512 George St., Coundon, Durham, England

 Richard STAVLEY   Head   M   Male   26   Darlington, Durham, England   Coal Miner 
 Sarah An STAVLEY   Wife   M   Female   21   Coundon, Durham, England   
 John George STAVLEY   Son      Male   5   Coundon, Durham, England   Scholar
 Mathias STAVLEY   Son      Male   2   Coundon, Durham, England   

 

1891: 514 Railway Terrace, Coundon, Durham, England

 Anthony STAVLEY   Head   M   Male   55   Askrigg, Durham, England   Coal Miner 
 Jane STAVLEY   Wife   M   Female   50   Tow Law, Durham, England    
 George STAVLEY   Son   U   Male   29   Crook, Durham, England   Coal Miner 
 William STAVLEY   Son      Male   23   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner
 Jemima STAVLEY†   Daur      Female   17   Coundon, Durham, England    
 Anthony STAVLEY   Son      Male   15   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner
 Matthew STAVLEY   Son      Male   13   Coundon, Durham, England    ***
 Miles STAVLEY   Son      Male   12   Coundon, Durham, England    

 

  ***Just three years later, in 1894, Mathew Staveley died working at the Black Boy Colliery in Durham.  Mathew was employed as an "Incline Boy".  He was seventeen years old at the time of the accident on March 6, 1894 when he was "severely crushed by a set while running a main"  Mathew died 6 days later on March 12, and is buried in St. James' churchyard in Coundon. 

 

†Anthony and Jane's daughter, Jemima, married John LONGSTAFF and is living in Coundon in 1901.

1901: William St., Coundon, Durham, England

 John LONGSTAFF   Head   M   Male   30   Bishop Auckland, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer 
 Jemima LONGSTAFF   Wife   M   Female   27   Cockfield, Durham, England    
 Thomas LONGSTAFF   Son   U   Male   3   Cockfield, Durham, England   
 Anthony LONGSTAFF   Son   U   Male   1   Coundon, Durham, England   
 James HALL   Border   M   Male   43   Shipley, Durham, England   Retired

 

1901: George St., East, Coundon, Durham, England

 Richard G. STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   36   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer 
 Sarah A. STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   31   Coundon, Durham, England   
 John G. STAVELEY   Son      Male   15   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer
 Mathies STAVELEY   Son      Male   12   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Richard W. STAVELEY  Son    Male   10  Coundon, Durham, England   
 Frank STAVELEY  Son    Male   8  Coundon, Durham, England   
 Lilley STAVELEY  Daur    Female   11m  Coundon, Durham, England   
 Matthew STAVELEY   Bro  U   Male   26   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer
 Thomas STAVELEY   Son    Male   8  Coundon, Durham, England   

 

In the 1901 census Anthony and Jane are still living in Coundon, and their daughter Margaret is visiting with her children.  Margaret married James HALL in Meldon Northumberland on the 9th of September, 1890:

1901: 1 Grange Cottages, Coundon, Durham, England

 Anthony STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   55   Askrigg, Yorks, England   Coal Miner 
 Jane STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   60   Tow Law, Durham, England    
 William STAVELEY   Son   S  Male   30   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner
 Anthony STAVELEY   Son   S  Male   26   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner
 Miles STAVELEY   Son   S  Male   21   Coundon, Durham, England    
 Elijah STAVELEY  Son  S  Male  19  Coundon, Durham, England   Pork Butcher***
 Margaret HALL  Daur  M  Female  41  Bitchburn, Durham  Laundress Wash
 Frances HALL  Grand Daur  S  Female  9  Shildon Park, Northumberland  
 George HALL  Grand Son  S  Male  7  Morpeth Northumberland  

***Note Anthony's son Elijah did not appear with the family in the 1891 census, and has not yet been located in that census.

Anthony's wife Jane however, died the following year, in 1902, aged 63 years.

Anthony Staveley's son George, born in Crook Durham in 1862, married Hannah LONGSTAFF on December 10, 1895.  Their family appears in the 1901 census as follows:

1901: William St, Coundon, Durham, England

 George STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   38   Crook, Durham, England   Coal Miner 
 Hannah STAVELEY   Wife  M   Female   27   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Jane STAVELEY   Daur   M   Female   5   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Elizabeth STAVELEY   Daur   M  Female   3   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Matthew STAVELEY   Son   M   Male   7 Mo   Coundon, Durham, England   

 

1911: 23 Victoria Terrace, Coundon, Durham, England

 Richard STAVELEY, Sen  Head   M 21 Years   Male   46   Darlington, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer 
 Sarah Ann STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   41   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Matthew STAVELEY  Bro  U   Male   36  Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer 
 Thomas STAVELEY   Son  U   Male   18  Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Putter
 Frank STAVELEY  Son  U   Male   12  Coundon, Durham, England   School
 Lily STAVELEY  Daur  U   Female   10  Coundon, Durham, England   School
 Ada STAVELEY   Daur  U   Female   8   Coundon, Durham, England   School
 Frederick STAVELEY   Son  U   Male   6  Coundon, Durham, England   School
 Norman STAVELEY   Son  U   Male   6  Coundon, Durham, England   School
 Jenny STAVELEY   Daur  U   Female   2   Coundon, Durham, England   

 

We find Anthony Staveley of Askrigg, now widowed after the death of his wife Jane, residing with his daughter Jemima in 1911:

1911: 21 George Street West, Coundon, Durham, England

 John LONGSTAFF   Head   M 14 Years  Male   40   Bishop Auckland, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer 
 Jemima LONGSTAFF   Wife   M   Female   38   Cockfield, Durham, England    
 Thomas LONGSTAFF   Son   U   Male   13   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Anthony LONGSTAFF   Son   U   Male   11   Coundon, Durham, England   
 John LONGSTAFF   Son   U   Male   10   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Jinny LONGSTAFF   Daur   U   Female   7   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Elizabeth LONGSTAFF   Daur   U   Female   2   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Anthony STAVELEY    Father in Law   W  Male   76   Askrigg, Yorkshire, England   Retired Miner
 Frederick LONGSTAFF   Son   U   Male   4  Coundon, Durham, England   

 

Anthony's son, Anthony, married Mary Hannah HICKS in 1902.

1911: 33 William Street, Coundon, Durham, England

 Anthony STAVELEY   Head   M 9 Years  Male   35   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer 
 Mary H. STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   32   Witton Park, Durham, England    
 Jane STAVELEY   Daur   U   Female   7   Coundon, Durham, England   
 William STAVELEY   Son   U   Male   4   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Anthony STAVELEY   Son   U   Male   3   Coundon, Durham, England   

 

Anthony and Jane's son, Miles, married Eliza COLLIN in 1904, and is living in Bishop Auckland in 1911.

1911: 10 Rutland St., Leeholme, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

 Miles STAVELEY   Head   M 6 Years  Male   29   Coundon, Durham, England   Coal Miner/Hewer 
 Eliza STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   29   Willington, Durham, England    
 Norman STAVELEY   Son   U   Male   1   Coundon, Durham, England   
 Rachel COLLIN   Visitor   U   Female   50   Langley, Staffordshire, England   

 

 

 

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