Fixby, Yorkshire

Benjamin Staveley was born January 7, 1844 the son of Thomas Staveley and Maria SCOTT of St. Mary Bishophill Senior, York.  Benjamin married Harriet ARMITAGE on December 18, 1864 in Huddersfield, and settled in Fixby:

1871: Branch Cottage, Fixby, Yorkshire, England

 Bengeman STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   27   Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England   Farmer of 10 Acres
 Harriet STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   25   Lindley, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Wife
 Ann M. STAVELEY   Daur      Female   4   Lindley, Yorkshire, England   
 Christiana STAVELEY   Daur      Female   3   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   
 Bengeman A. STAVELEY   Son      Male   2   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   
 Joseph STAVELEY   Son      Male   6 Mo.   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   

 

1881: Branch Road, Fixby, Yorkshire, England

 Benjimin STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   37   York, Yorkshire, England   Farmer & Milk Dealer 18 Arc 
 Harriet STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   35   Lindley, Yorkshire, England    
 Ann M. STAVELEY   Daur      Female   14   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   Asistant (AL) 
 Christeana STAVELEY   Daur      Female   13   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   Asistant (AL) 
 Ben A. STAVELEY   Son      Male   12   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   Scholar 
 Joseph STAVELEY   Son      Male   10   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   Scholar 
 Mark STAVELEY   Son      Male   9   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   Scholar 
 Thomas STAVELEY   Son      Male   7   Fixby, Yorkshire, England   Scholar 
 Robert STAVELEY   Son      Male   5   Fixby, Yorkshire, England    
 Henry STAVELEY   Son      Male   4   Fixby, Yorkshire, England    
 Arther STAVELEY   Son      Male   2   Fixby, Yorkshire, England    
 Scott STAVELEY   Son      Male   1   Fixby, Yorkshire, England    

 

Benjamin and Harriet have not been located on the 1891 census records.  It is known that sometime after 1881 this family began to emigrate to America.  Benjamin and Harriet are found living in Tewksbury, Massachusetts in 1900.  Benjamin's wife Harriet died in Lowell Massachusetts on March 15, 1927.  Benjamin Staveley himself died in Lowell, MA on June 7, 1931.

Benjamin b. 1844 and his wife Harriet appear to have had at least three more children prior to emigrating to the US.  The 1900 US Federal Census for Tewksbury, MA shows three daughters, Edith, Agnes and Eva living at home with their parents.

Some passenger records for this family have been found.  Daughter Christiana is found sailing to Boston, Massachusetts August 25, 1895 on board the Scythia.  Her brother, Benjamin Armitage Staveley, married Elizabeth THORNTON in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.  On September 3, 1914 Benjamin, a Wheelwright by trade, and his wife Elizabeth arrive in Boston on board the Arabic (see Immigration Records), and initially settled in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

 

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