Robert Ussher Staveley was born in 1860 in York, Yorkshire*, the son of Robert Butler Staveley and Sophia Louisa GREER of Dublin, Ireland. In 1877 Robert married Alice Elizabeth CARMODY in London, and in 1881 they have two children residing at home:
1881: 71 Frampton Park Rd, West Hackney, Middlesex, England
|Robert U. STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||20||Ireland||Income from Land|
|Alice Eliz. STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||22||Portsmouth, Hampshire, England|
|Arthur P. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||3||Hammersmith, Middlesex, England|
|Robert B. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||1||Shepherd's Bush, Middlesex, England|
|George L. ORME||Boarder||U||Male||20||Fulham, London, England||Income from Houses|
Son Arthur Patrick was born in 1878, and son Robert Butler J. Staveley was born in 1880. Both births were registered in the Fulham district.
A few years later Robert Ussher Staveley joined the Royal Navy on May 26, 1884 for a period of 10 years. His enlistment papers declare that he was a fireman by trade, 5 foot 71/2 inches tall, with light brown hair, and blue eyes. Robert served as a stoker on the Pembroke between May 26, and September 4, 1884. He died on September 4 of "Phthisis" (also known as tuberculosis), at Chelsea Hospital, London.
The story doesn't end here though. Shortly after Robert's death in 1884, Alice Elizabeth Staveley married George Loverock ORME, the same gentleman who is residing in Robert's household in 1881! In 1891 the family has moved to Hammersmith. By 1891 we find Alice with her son Robert residing in Fulham, Middlesex.
* Robert Ussher Staveley's Naval record declares Robert was born in York, Yorkshire on June 20, 1862. In the census however Robert declares he was born in Ireland.