Darcy Lever, Lancashire

Thomas William Staveley was born in Dent, Yorkshire in 1832, the son of Henry Staveley and Mabel LINDSAY.  Thomas married Jane MIDDLETON and is living in Darcy Lever in 1861:

1861: Lever's Houses, Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England

 Thomas STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   28   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Clerk at Coal Office
 Jane STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female  33  Dent, Yorkshire, England   House Work
 Mabel STAVELEY   Daur   U   Female  9   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Dorothy STAVELEY   Daur  U   Female 7  Upholland, Lancashire, England   
 Henry Middleton STAVELEY  Son  U  Male 3  Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England  


Thomas William Staveley died in Darcy Lever in 1867 at the age of 34.  His widow Jane and their children are still residing in Darcy Lever in 1871:

1871: Alexandra Villa, Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England

 Jane STAVELY   Wife   W   Female  43  Dent, Yorkshire, England   House Keeper
 Mabel STAVELY   Daur   U   Female  19   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Cotton Weaver
 Dorothy STAVELY   Daur  U   Female 17  Upholland, Lancashire, England   Cotton Weaver
 Henry Middleton STAVELY  Son  U  Male 13  Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England  Cotton Weaver


Jane's daughter Mabel Staveley was married the following year in 1872, but her husband is as yet unknown.

1881: 199 Alexandra Villas, Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England

 Jane STAVELEY   Head   W   Female   52   Dent, York, England    
 Dorothy STAVELEY   Daur   U   Female   27   Upholland, Lancashire, England   Cotton Weaver 


Thomas' widow Jane died in 1885 in Darcy Lever, aged 57 years.  Jane's son Henry Middleton Staveley is visiting Strand, Middlesex during the 1881 census.  Henry was married in 1884 to Elizabeth BULLOUGH.  Henry and Elizabeth had three children, but Elizabeth died in the winter of 1890 aged 35 years, possibly during or shortly after the birth of their son Harold, who is only six months old in the 1891 census (Harold's birth was registered the same quarter as Elizabeth's death).

1891: 384 Manchester Road, Great Lever, Lancashire, England

 Henry Middleton STAVELEY   Head   W  Male   33   Darcy Lever, Yorkshire, England   Coal Merchant
 Mabel Jane STAVELEY   Daur  U  Female  5  Great Lever, Lancashire, England   
 Thomas William STAVELEY   Son  U   Male 2  Great Lever, Lancashire, England   
 Harold Bullough STAVELEY  Son  U  Male 6 mo  Great Lever, Lancashire, England  
 Dorothy STAVELEY   Sister  U   Female 37  Upholland, Lancashire, England   Housekeeper Domestic
 Margaret Ann RICHARDS  Serv  U  Female 22  Cefn Mawr, North Wales  General Servant Domestic


Henry Middleton Staveley died in 1899, aged 41, in Darcy Lever. The remainder of this family has not been located in the 1901 census.

The following was published in the London Gazette after Henry's death:

April 7, 1899


Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Victoria cap. 35 intitled "An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees."

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having claims against the estate of Henry Middleton Staveley late of 384 Manchester Road Great Lever Bolton in the county of Lancaster Colliery Agent who died on the fourteenth day of January 1899 and whose will was proved in the District Probate Registry of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice at Manchester on the twenty-second day of March last by Edwin Morris of Swan-lane Hindley near Wigan in the county of Lancaster Colliery Manager and Dorothy Staveley of Number 384 Manchester road Great Lever near Bolton aforesaid Spinster the executors therein named are required to send the particulars in writing of their claims or demands to me the undersigned on or before the fifteenth day of May 1899 after which date the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst 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 or persons of whose claims or demands they shall not then have had notice.

—Dated this fifth day of April 1899.


Bolton Solicitor for the said Executors.



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