Glasgow, Scotland

In the 1881 census for Scotland, a Thomas Stevely shows up in Glasgow for the first time, apparently from Ireland. Thomas married Matilda MONTGOMERY in 1877. It is thought that Thomas' parents may be a Thomas Stevely and Mary Jane SPENCE of Ayrshire.

1881: 82 Cowlair Rd, Glasgow, Scotland

 Thomas STEVELY  Head   M   Male   27  Ireland  Fitters Labourer
 Matilda STEVELY  Wife   M   Female   26  Ireland  
 Thomas STEVELY  Son  U  Male  3  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  
 Joseph STEVELY  Boarder  U  Male  24  Ireland  Fitters Labourer

 

It seems that Joseph is most likely the younger brother of Thomas.

1891: 14 Downs St, Glasgow, Scotland

 Thomas STEVELY  Head   M   Male   36  Ayr, Ayrshire*  Engine Fitters Labourer
 Matilda STEVELY  Wife   M   Female   35  Ireland  
 Thomas STEVELY  Son  U  Male  13  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  Scholar
 Agnes STEVELY  Dau  U  Female  10  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  Scholar
 Mary J. STEVELY  Dau  U  Female  7  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  Scholar
 George STEVELY  Son  U  Male  4  Ireland  
 Margaret STEVELY  Dau  U  Female  2  Ireland  

 

It is interesting to note that the last 2 children born to Thomas and Matilda are reported to have been born back in Ireland, although to date it is unclear which Irish group of Stevelys/Staveleys they descend from.

*Thomas reports his birthplace as Ayr, which is interesting, because there are Stevelys in Ayr, also from Ireland, as early as 1841, although Thomas does not appear to be directly descended from them.

In 1891 we also find Thomas' brother Joseph with his family:

1891: 27 Bright St., Glasgow, Scotland

 Joseph STEVELY  Head   M   Male   31  Ireland  Chemical Labourer
 Mary STEVELY  Wife   M   Female   32  Ireland  
 Thomas STEVELY  Son  U  Male  8  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  Scholar
 John STEVELY  Son  U  Male  7  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  Scholar

 

Thomas Stevely b. 1878 married Margaret MILLIGAN in Glasgow on June 1, 1900, and in 1901 we find them as follows:

1901: 36 Cowlair Rd, Glasgow, Scotland

 Thomas STEVELY  Head   M   Male   23  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  Iron Turner
 Margaret STEVELY  Wife   M   Female   20  Girvan, Ayrshire  

 

 

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