Isle of Man
Thus far Staveleys have been located living in the Isle of Man as early as the 1851 census in Andreas, originating from Ireland. By the 1861 census these Staveleys are found residing in the Douglas area.
It is believed that George Staveley (b 1818) of Aysgarth ,Yorkshire, may have worked on the some aspect of the construction of the Laxey Wheel between 1854-64. The Wheel itself was cast in Liverpool, but one of the large steam engines used to drive the ore dressing machinery was manufactured in Wigan, where George and his wife Ellen resided.