Disley, Cheshire

John Staveley married Elizabeth WOOD on September 6, 1789 at St. Marys, Stockport, Cheshire.  John Staveley's parentage is as yet undetermined.  John and Elizabeth had the following children in Disley, Cheshire:

Martha Staveley b. September 4, 1796 St. Mary, Disley, Cheshire, England
John Staveley b. December 20, 1801 St. Mary, Disley, Cheshire, England


John Staveley seems to have been acquainted with the Bowden family in Disley, and appears as a witness on the following wills:

George BOWDEN of Disley - Obligation issued 1809 to wife Hannah

Signed by: Hannah BOWDEN

John STAVELEY, schoolmaster

Peter BAILEY, farmer


Thomas BOWDEN of Light Alders, Disley: 1807

mentions: Brother George


Witnesses: William MARRIOTT; Peter BAILEY; John STAVELY

There are no Staveleys residing in Disley by the time of the 1841 census.

John and Elizabeth's son John b. 1801 married Margaret WOODWARD.  John and Margaret are  found living in Preston, Lancashire in 1851, and Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire in 1861.

Daughter Martha Staveley married George SWINDELLS, a butcher from Disley, and had the following children in Disley:

John Henry Wood Swindells b. 1815 St. Mary, Disley, Cheshire, England
George Swindells b. November 30, 1816  
Elizabeth Swindells b. November 1, 1818 St. Mary, Disley, Cheshire, England
William Swindells b. November 2, 1823  
James Swindells b. January 3, 1825  
Lewis Swindells b. May 4, 1828  
Robert Swindells b. April 28, 1834*  
Levi Swindells b. June 14, 1834*  


Although baptized within 2 months of each other, in the 1841 census son Robert is aged 7 years and son Levi is aged 11 years.

Martha's son John Wood Swindells married Sarah REDFERN at St. James' Church in Taxal on October 9, 1837.  John, a carter by trade, is later found boarding in Salford, Lancashire  in 1861.  He died in Salford in 1872 at the age of 56 years.

Martha's son Lewis married Elizabeth and had a daughter Martha Staveley Swindells b. June 29, 1854 (she was buried May 31, 1858 at St. Mary's Church, Disley).

Martha Staveley Swindells b. 1796 died in 1858.

A will dated 1823 for John Staveley Sr. states he was a Gentleman of Disley. He appoints his son John Staveley as executor, and lists (amongst others) his daughter Martha Swindells (nee Staveley), and grandson John Wood Swindells as beneficiaries of his estate.


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