William Staveley (circa 1640 - 1748) born in Yorkshire, England, perhaps near Ripon, lived Kells, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Married Sarah Cox. Occupation: Tailor
Their son: Joseph Staveley (1675 - 1765) married Janet Edmiston. Lived Kells, Co Antrim, Ireland.
Their son: Robert Stevelly (1716 - 1795) married Sarah Jones. Lived Cork, Ireland. Occupation:Merchant.
Their son: George Stevelly (1761 - 1837) married Anne Knapp. Lived Cork. Occupation: Merchant.
Their son: Robert George Stevelly (1789 - 1869) married Anne Hodder. Lived Cork. Occupation: Sea Captain.
Their son: Robert Stavelly (1819 - 1892) married his cousin Catherine Staveley. Lived Bristol, England and Cork, Ireland. Occupation: Sea Captain, merchant marine.
Their son: Robert Jones Staveley (1857 -1931) Born Bristol, England, grew up in Cork, immigrated to Otaki, New Zealand in 1884. Married Helen Hammond. Occupation: Solicitor.
He was the great grandfather of Kae Lewis (a New Zealander). Note the change of spelling over the years.
Official confirmation of Staveley Arms by The Chief Herald of Ireland in 1840. These arms are identical to those of the Bridlington Staveley family with Motto: Fidelis Ad Urnam.