Down, Ireland

The exact origins of the Staveleys of Down, Ireland, are not clear.  David Stavely and Esther McADAM had the following children:

Anne Stavely b. June 28, 1821 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
Samuel Stavely b. February 14, 1823 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
Willie Stavely b. 1824 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
William Stavely b. November 7, 1826 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
David Stavely b. September 6, 1831 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
Sarah Stavely b. September 27, 1834 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
Esther Stavely b. December 4, 1836 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
John McRobert Stavely b. 1837/8 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
Elizabeth Stavely b. February 4, 1839 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
Robert Stavely b. July 17, 1842 Rureagh, Down, Ireland
Mary Jane Stavely b. July 17, 1842 Rureagh, Down, Ireland


In 1834 the Tithe applotment books for County Down show a David Stevely of Down, Inishargy, Glastry and Rowreagh, presumably one and the same.

David and Esther are both buried on Ards Peninsula, in County Down, Ireland.

Daugher Esther married Henry KEAG and had at least two children, Sarah Elizabeth b. 1868, and Annie b. 1871.

Sarah married William MCNAMARA and had a female child b. June 8, 1868, and a son Robert Marland b. October 13, 1870.

Son William Staveley married Helen CONEY in Dunedin, New Zealand.

In the 1830's there is a record of a Samuel Staveley marrying a Jane MOORE on July 14, 1830, at the Presbyterian Church in Kircubbin, County Down. It is possible this Samuel could be a brother to David above, as Samuel also appears in the 1834 Tithe applotment books for Rowreagh.  It is unknown at the present if Samuel and Jane had any children.

On January 28, 1837, a Sarah Staveley married a Charles McMASTER at the Presbyterian Church in Kircubbin, County Down.

An Aaron Staveley of Magheradrool, County Down, appears in Griffith's Valuation, 1848-1864.  The name Aaron is not unusual in the family of Rev. William J. Staveley of Antrim, suggesting this Aaron may have a possible connection with that family. 


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