Dent, Yorkshire

By 1620, a John Staveley was at Dent, where he married Alice LINZEY and, after her death, he married her sister Elizabeth LINZEY in Dent in 1623.  It is unknown who John's parents were.  If a Kendal to Dent theory holds true, he may be the son, baptized in 1595/6 at Kendal, of Henry Staveley and Elizabeth SHEPHERD.  (If that's so, it would link him to the Staveleys who emigrated to Delaware, North America, in the 1600s).


 

George Staveley married Margaret HANLEY October 3, 1743 in Dent, Yorkshire and are believed to have had the following children:

Thomas Staveley b. abt. 1744 Dent, Yorkshire
William Staveley b. abt. 1746 Dent, Yorkshire
Eleanor Staveley b. abt, 1748 Dent, Yorkshire
Margaret Staveley b. abt. 1750 Dent, Yorkshire
George Staveley b. abt. 1752 Dent, Yorkshire
Edward Staveley b. abt. 1754 Dent, Yorkshire

 

George and Margaret's son George (b. 1752) married Margaret METCALFE January 1, 1777 at Horton in Ribblesdale. Three months later Margaret died and George then married Ellen ROBINSON at Clapham, Yorkshire December 28, 1778.  A number of George and Ellen's children were baptized in Horton in Ribblesdale.

Son William (b. 1746) married Mary BOLLAND in 1772 in Ingleton Fells.  William Staveley and Mary BOLLAND had the following children baptized in Dent:

George Staveley b. February 13, 1773 Dent, Yorkshire
George Staveley b. February 12, 1774 Dent, Yorkshire
Anthony Staveley b. April 28, 1776 Dent, Yorkshire
Margaret Staveley b. June 12, 1778 Dent, Yorkshire
Ellen Staveley b. May 19, 1780 Dent, Yorkshire
Thomas Staveley b. October 18, 1782 Dent, Yorkshire
John Staveley b. March 25, 1785 Dent, Yorkshire

 

William Staveley and Mary Bolland's son, John Staveley (b. 1785), married Ann HOWSON on January 8, 1813 in Dent and had the following children:

Mary Staveley b. September 8, 1815 Dent, Yorkshire
William Stavley b. February 1817 Dent, Yorkshire
Betty Stavley b. December 1822 Dent, Yorkshire
George Stavley b. September 15, 1824 Dent, Yorkshire
Fanny Stavley b. August 1826 Dent, Yorkshire
Margret Stavely b. August 1828 Dent, Yorkshire
Ann Stavley b. March 21, 1830 Dent, Yorkshire
Anthony Stavley b. September 4, 1832 Dent, Yorkshire
John Stavley b. January 13, 1835 Dent, Yorkshire

 

Daughter Mary married William BRUNSKILL in Dent on June 28, 1838.

John and Ann are living at Rivling in 1841:

1841: Rivling, Dent, Yorkshire, England

STAVELEY  John  55  Farmer  Yorkshire
STAVELEY  George  60    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  Ann  45    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  William  20    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  Elizabeth  15    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  George  15    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  Margaret  13    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  Anthony  9    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  John  6    Yorkshire
STAVELEY  Ann  4    Yorkshire

 

By 1851 John b. 1785 has died.  His brother George is found living with his sister-in-law in 1851:

1851: Ravlin, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Ann STAVLEY   Head   W  Female  55  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer of 82 Acres
 William STAVLEY  Son  U   Male  33  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Employed at Farm
 Elizabeth STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  29  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Employed at House
 George STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  27  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Employed at Farm
 Ann STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  14  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 George STAVLEY  Brother in Law  U  Male  77    Lodger Formerly Shepherd

 

John and Ann's sons Anthony (b. 1832) and John (b. 1835) both emigrated to Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada in 1857.

In 1861 Ann is presumed deceased, and her son William is now running the farm:

1861: Ravlin, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Wm STAVLEY   Head   U  Female  38  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer of 128 Acres
 George STAVLEY  Brother  U   Male  34  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Margaret STAVLEY  Sister  U  Female  28  Dent, Yorkshire, England   House Servant
 Ann STAVLEY  Sister  U  Female  24  Dent, Yorkshire, England   House Servant
 Betty STAVLEY  Niece  U  Female  2  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Fanny STAVLEY  Niece  U  Female  1 Mo.  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 George STAVLEY  Uncle  U  Male  90  Dent, Yorkshire, England  Retired Farmer

 

By 1871 William's brother George takes over the farm.

1871: Ravling, Kirthwaite, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 George STAVLEY   Head   U  Male  40  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Betty STAVLEY  Niece  U  Female  13  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Agnes ATKINSON  Serv  U  Female  21  Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England  Farm Servant

 

In 1872 George Staveley was married.  His wife, Jane Staveley, interestingly enough is the daughter of Henry Staveley and Ann HARPER. 

1881: Rivaling, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 George STAVELEY   Head   U  Male  50  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer of 30 Acres
 Jane STAVELEY  Wife  U  Female  36  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 John H. STAVELEY  Son  U  Male  8  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Ann STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  6  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Betsy STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  3  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Thomas STAVELEY  Son  U  Male  9 Mo  Dent, Yorkshire, England   

 

George and Jane are only found in the 1881 census together.  By 1891 both have disappeared, and no registrations of their death have been found.  Their son John Henry Staveley aged 8 above is found residing with his Uncle John Staveley at Colt Park in Ingleton in 1891, the brother of John Henry's mother Jane. Jane's sister, Betsy BOWNESS (nee STAVELEY), is also living in the household, a widow, with her 2 children, William and John, who were both born in Lancaster, Lancashire. 

In 1901 George and Jane's son, John Henry Staveley, is found residing in Morecambe, Lancashire, along with his new wife and children.

William Staveley and Mary BOLLAND'S son Anthony married Hannah MOORE in Dent on September 12, 1827, and is found living in Dent in 1851:

1851: Allan Haw, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Anthony STAVLEY   Head   M  Male   74  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Owner of 16 Acres Occupys Himself
 Hannah STAVLEY   Wife  M   Female  72  Ingleton Fells , Yorkshire, England   Wife
 Jane ARMISTEAD  Sister in Law  W  Female  80  Ingleton Fells , Yorkshire, England   Grocer's Widow

 

Anthony and Hannah both died in Dent in 1856.


 

Another Dent Staveley lineage is that of Henry Staveley (b. 1797) who married Mabel LINDSAY in Dent June 6, 1818 and had the following children in Dent.

John Staveley b. May 2, 1819 Dent, Yorkshire
Nancy Staveley b. July 16, 1820 Dent, Yorkshire
Judith Staveley b. December 25, 1822 Dent, Yorkshire
Henry Staveley b. February 20, 1825 Dent, Yorkshire
John Staveley b. June 9, 1827 Dent, Yorkshire
David Staveley b. February 20, 1830 Dent, Yorkshire
Thomas William Staveley b. July 15, 1832 Dent, Yorkshire
William Staveley b. September 9, 1836 Dent, Yorkshire
Jonathan Staveley b. February 10, 1839 Dent, Yorkshire

 

1851: Kiddscroft, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVLEY   Head   M  Male  54  Lofrigg, Westmorland, England  Farmer of 50 Acres
 Mabel STAVLEY   Wife  M  Female  52  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Wife
 David STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  21  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Thomas STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  18  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Jonathan STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  12  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Mabel HARPER  Grand Daur  U  Female  3  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Elinor NELSON  Serv  U  Female 15  Settle, Yorkshire, England  General Servant

 

Henry and Mabel's grand daughter, Mabel HARPER, is staying with the family in 1851.  Mabel is the daughter of Judith Staveley who married Richard HARPER on October 11, 1845.

Henry's and Mable's son William (b. 1836) is a Tailor's Apprentice in the MORPHET household in Dent at the time of the census.

Henry and Mabel's son John (1827-1860) married Ann WHARTON of Ravenstonedale in the September quarter of 1850, and appears in the Dent section of the 1855 Directory:

Slater's Durham, Northumberland, and Yorkshire Royal National Commercial Directory, 1855

Shopkeepers & Traders - Dent

Staveley John, Shoe maker

 

John died in 1860, and his wife Ann is found widowed in the 1861 census:

1861: Deepdale Road, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Ann STAVLEY   Head   W  Female  34  Ravenstonedale, Westmorland, England  Farmer of 3 Acres of Land and Dressmaker
 Henry STAVLEY   Son  U   Male 8  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar

 

Son Thomas William Staveley (b. 1832) married Jane MIDDLETON before 1851, and is found residing in Darcy Lever Lancashire in 1861.

Henry and Mabel are found residing at Hacraw in 1861 with their two youngest sons:

1861: Hacraw, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVLEY   Head   M   Male   64  Lofrigg, Westmorland, England   Farmer 160 Acres
 Mabel STAVLEY   Wife   M   Female   63   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 William STAVLEY   Son  U  Male  24  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Taylor
 Jonathan STAVLEY   Son   U   Male   22  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer Son
 John GREENWOOD  Grandson  U  Male  13  Dent, Yorkshire, England  Scholar
 Mabel HARPER  Grandaur  U  Female  13  Dent, Yorkshire, England  Scholar

 

Henry and Mabel's son David (b. 1830) married Alice SEDGWICK in 1853, and is residing near his parents in 1861 at Lunds, Dent:

1861: Lunds, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 David STAVELEY   Head   M  Male   32   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer 190 Acres
 Alice STAVELEY   Wife   M  Female   37   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Agnes STAVELEY   Daur   U  Female  7   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Edmund STAVELEY   Son   U  Male   6   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Henry S. STAVELEY  Son    Male  3  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 John STAVELEY  Son    Male  8 mo.  Dent, Yorkshire, England   

 

Henry and Mabel's son, Henry Staveley (b. 1825), married Ann HARPER November 15, 1845 in Dent, this family is also found residing nearby in 1851 as follows:

1851: Mason Bank, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVLEY   Head   M  Male   26   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer of 15 Acres
 Ann STAVLEY   Wife   M  Female   25   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Wife
 Mabel STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  5  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Daur
 Jane STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  4  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Henry STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  3  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Thomas STAVLEY   Son   U  Male  1   Dent, Yorkshire, England   

 

Henry and Ann's daughter, Mabel, was missing from the household in 1861.  A search of the GRO death indexes revealed that Mabel died in the September quarter of 1857. Recently another birth and death certificate were uncovered that show that Henry and Ann, a year after daughter Mabel's death, gave birth to another daughter on August 4, 1858.  Sadly, she too died, just a day after she was born, on August 5.  The cause of her death was listed simply as fits - no medical attendant.

1861: Raw Ridding, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVLEY   Head   M  Male   37   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer 167 Acres
 Ann STAVLEY   Wife   M  Female   36   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Jane STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  13  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Henry STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  12  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Thomas STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  11  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Judith STAVLEY   Daur   U  Female  9   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 John STAVLEY   Son   U  Male   7   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Elizabeth STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  6  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Richard STAVLEY  Son    Male  4  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Lindsay STAVLEY  Son    Male  1  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son

 

By 1871 Mabel is widowed.  Her husband Henry died in 1867 at the age of 71 years.

1871: Hacra, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Mabel STAVLEY   Wife  W   Female   73   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer 160 Acres   
 Jonathan STAVLEY   Son  U   Male   32  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son 12 Years Lu.
 John OVERSBY  Serv  U  Male  24  Dent, Yorkshire, England  General Servant  
 James OVERSBY    U  Male  13  Dent, Yorkshire, England  Scholar  
 Elizabeth SWAINBANK    U  Female  11  Dent, Yorkshire, England  Scholar  

 

Note that no relationship is given for Elizabeth Swainbank in the 1861 census.  Mabel's son Jonathan has a notation in the last column of the enumerator's sheet (disability column), and it is presumed this notation means '12 years lunatic'.  Jonathan died in 1872 at the age of 34 years.  Mabel died in 1877 at the age of 79 years. 

Mabel's son William is staying with his brother John's widow Ann in 1871, perhaps to help out Ann and his nephew Henry with the farm duties:

1871: Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Ann STAVLEY   Head   W  Female 44  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 William STAVLEY  Brother in Law  U  Male 35  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Henry STAVLEY   Son  U   Male 18  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmers Son

 

1871: Lunds, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 David STAVELEY   Head   M Male   42   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer 180 Acres 
 Alice STAVELEY   Wife   M  Female   48   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Agnes STAVELEY   Daur   U  Female  17   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Dressmaker's Apprentice
 Edmond STAVELEY   Son   U  Male   16   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Henry Sedgwick STAVELEY  Son    Male  13  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 John STAVELEY  Son    Male  10  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 R. Sedgwick STAVELEY  Son    Male  9  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar

 

1871: Raw Ridding, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVLEY   Head   M  Male   46   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer 153 Acres 
 Ann STAVLEY   Wife   M  Female   45   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Juda STAVLEY   Daur   U  Female  19   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Daughter 
 John STAVLEY   Son   U  Male   17   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Betty STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  15  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Daughter
 Lindsey STAVLEY  Son    Male  11  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Richard STAVLEY  Son    Male  14  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Matthew STAVLEY  Son    Male  7  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Nancy STAVLEY  Daur    Female  1  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Henry STAVLEY  Gran Son    Male  1  Dent, Yorkshire, England 

 

In 1871, Henry and Ann's eldest surviving daughter, Jane b. 1847, is missing from the household.  Jane, now aged 23, is found residing as a house maid at Westmorland House near Kendal, Westmorland, in the employ of Thomas Head.  Thomas is a partner in the Drapery firm of Parker and Head according to the 1871 census.

Jane marries the following year, and with this marriage we appear to merge two of the Dent Staveley families.   Jane, daughter of Henry Staveley and Ann HARPER, marries George, son of John Stavely and Ann HOWSON in Dent in 1872.  In 1881 they are residing at Rivling, George's childhood home (see above for the 1881 census transcript for George and Jane's household).

Henry's brother, David Staveley, moves from Lunds and  is found residing in Hawes in 1881 with sons Edmond and John.

Henry is still residing at Raw Ridding in 1881:

1881: Raw Ridding, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   56   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer 40 Acres 
 Ann STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   55   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Richard STAVELEY  Son    Male  24  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Lindsey STAVELEY  Son  Male  21  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Thomas STAVELEY  Son    Male  11  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar

 

Henry Staveley and Ann HARPER's son Henry (b. 1848) is found residing in Burrow with Burrow (near Kirkby Lonsdale), Lancashire with the remainder of his siblings in 1881.

Daughter Jane married George Stavely, son of John Staveley and Ann HOWSON, in 1872.

Henry and Mabel's son William (b. 1836) married Ellen OVERSBY November 12, 1873 in Sedbergh.  William's mother Mabel had died in 1877, and William and his wife Ellen have assumed possession of Hacraw by 1881: 

1881: Hacrow, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 William STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   45   Dent, York, England   Farmer Of 84 Acres 
 Ellenar STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   28   Dent, York, England   Farmers Wife 
 Margaret Alice Oversby STAVELEY   Illegitimate Daughter      Female   7   Dent, York, England   Scholar 
 Jonathan STAVELEY   Son      Male   5   Dent, York, England   Scholar 
 George Henry STAVELEY   Son      Male   1   Dent, York, England    
 Henry STAVELEY   Visitor   U   Male   22   Dent, York, England   Agricultural Labourer 
 Christopher IVISON   Servant   U   Male   18   Dent, York, England   Farm Servant Indoor 

 

William moves his entire family to Hebblethwaite Hall, Sedbergh by the 1891 census, and his nephew John takes up residence at Hacrow by the next census (see below).  William's sister-in-law Ann, widow of his brother John, is still residing in Dent with her son Henry in 1881

1881: Main Street, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Ann STAVELEY   Head   W  Female 44  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Grocer
 Henry STAVELEY  Son  U  Male 35  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer of (135 Acres)
 Allick ROBINSON  Serv  U   Male 45  Kirkby Lonsdale, Yorkshire, England   Farm Servant

 

Ann's son Henry married Sarah Mary GREENBANK in 1882 in Settle, and is living at High Hall, Dent in 1891:

1891: High Hall, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVELEY   Head   M  Male   38  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Sarah STAVELEY   Wife   M  Female   31  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Agness A. STAVELEY  Daur    Female   7  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Elizabeth A. STAVELEY  Daur    Female   6  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Mary H. STAVELEY  Daur    Female   4  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Sarah M. STAVELEY  Daur    Female  3  Dent, Yorkshire, England  
 Rosa E. STAVELEY  Daur    Female  10 mo  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Ann STAVELEY  Mother  W  Female  64  Ravenstonedale, Westmorland, England  
 Thomas RATCLIFF  Serv  U  Male  32  Ingleton, Yorkshire, England  Farm Servant

 

Henry and Ann (nee HARPER) are still residing at Raw Ridding by 1891:

1891: Raw Ridding, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   66   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Ann STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   65   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 William MASON  Serv    Male  16  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Servant

 

Henry and Ann's son John is living in Ingleton, with his sister Betsy, and his nephew John Henry Staveley.

1891: Hole House, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 David STAVELEY   Head   M  Male   61   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Alice STAVELEY  Wife  M  Female  67  Dent, Yorkshire, England  
 Edmund STAVELEY   Son   U  Male   36   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son
 Betsey STAVELEY  Granddaur    Female  17  Dent, Yorkshire, England  Scholar

 

David and Alice's son John married Mary Ann GOAD in 1885 and is residing nearby at the house previously inhabited by his Uncle William in 1881 (b. 1836):

1891: Hacrow, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 John STAVELEY   Head   M  Male   30   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Mary A. STAVELEY   Wife   M  Female   26   Orton, Westmorland, England   
 David STAVELEY**  Son  U  Male  6  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Thomas STAVELEY  Son  U  Male  2  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 John Edgar GOAD  Serv  U  Male  22  Orton, Westmorland, England   Farm Servant

 

Note: John's son David (b. 1885) appears to have joined the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on May 13, 1915.  David gives his date of birth as March 29, 1885, and "Dent" as his place of birth.  He declares himself to be a Farmer by trade.  On the reverse of his attestation paper is a note stating that he has a scar on this left arm, and an "operation scar right kidney".

Henry's wife Ann (nee HARPER) is deceased by 1901, and we find that Henry's son Richard is now head of the farm.

1901: Raw Ridding, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Richard STAVELEY   Head   U   Male   48   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Henry STAVELEY   Father   W   Male   76   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Retired Farmer
 Betsy M. BOWNAN*  Sister  W  Female  46  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 William H. BOWNAN*  Nephew  U  Male  13  Lancaster, Lancashire, England  

 

*Betsy and William were enumerated as Bownan in 1901.  However, the record of Betsy's marriage from 1887 shows that she married a John BOWNESS, and her son William was registered as William Henry BOWNESS. As such the census transcript for 1901 is in error.  Betsy's husband John died in Lancaster a mere two years after they were married, at age 26, in 1889.  The cause of John's death is unknown. In 1891 Betsy and her children were staying with Betsy's brother John in Ingleton. Betsy's youngest son John (b. 1889) is missing from the household in 1901, but was found staying with his aunt and uncle, William and Nancy Bowness at Keer Holme, Dalton, Westmorland, near Kendal, in 1901.

Henry Staveley and Sarah (nee GREENBANK) have two additional children by 1901:

1901: High Hall, Dent, Yorkshire, England

 Henry STAVELEY   Head   M  Male   48  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Sarah M. STAVELEY   Wife   M  Female   41  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Agnes A. STAVELEY  Daur    Female   17  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Dressmaker's Apprentice
 Elizabeth A. STAVELEY  Daur    Female   16  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Mary H. STAVELEY  Daur    Female   14  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Sarah M. STAVELEY  Daur    Female  13  Dent, Yorkshire, England  
 Rosa E. STAVELEY  Daur    Female  10  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 John STAVELEY  Son    Male  8  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 William STAVELEY  Son    Male  4  Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Thomas G. BAINES  Serv  S  Male  24  Dent, Yorkshire, England   Agricultural Labourer

 


 

Henry Staveley was born July 4, 1785 in Horton in Ribblesdale, the son of George Staveley and Ellen ROBINSON.  Henry is believed to have had a total of three marriages.  The first marriage was to Mary HARRISON in 1806.  He then married Nanny MIDDLETON in Dent on October 2, 1819.  Henry and Nanny had the following two children baptized in Dent:

Jude Stepley b. May 27, 1820 Dent, Yorkshire
Edward Stepley b. October 19, 1823 Dent, Yorkshire

 

Edward married Isabella and firstly moved to Horton in Ribblesdale.  Edward and Isabella are later found residing in South Shields, Durham during the 1861 census.

On November 11, 1830 Henry married his third wife Betty GOTH, and they are found residing in Ingleton in 1841.  Henry and Betty had a son George b. 1832 in Dent:

George Stepley b. August 1, 1832 Dent, Yorkshire

 

George (b. 1832) first married Ellen WAINMAN in Ulverston on April 24, 1853. A daughter Elizabeth was born later that year, but died in infancy.  George's wife Ellen died the following year in 1854.  George remarried in Kendal in 1856 to a Barbara REDMAYNE, and briefly resided in South Shields, Durham prior to the 1861 census, but the family eventually settled in Ambleside, Westmorland.


There's nothing yet to indicate a re-joining, at Hawes about 1846, of related lines from the Dent-Sedbergh area. But there was at Hawes at that time also a George Staveley and Mary KNOWLES family. They had moved there about 1838 from Askrigg. George Staveley was born in 1808 at Grisedale, a few miles east of Sedbergh; he was a miner who eventually moved on to Darlington and then Coundon, both in Durham. George and Mary later removed to the Burnley district of Lancashire. Several of their children remained in Durham.

 

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