Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Melton Mowbray is located just a few miles east of Loughborough in Leicestershire.  Christopher Staveley was born in Melton Mowbray Mar 25, 1726 to Stephen Staveley and Anne.  Christopher was a sculptor and architect, and married Sarah HILL.

Ann Staveley b. Jan 1, 1752 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Sarah Staveley b. Aug 25, 1753 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Mary Staveley b. Aug 11, 1755 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Bridgett Staveley b. Apr 11, 1757 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Christopher Staveley b. Apr 16, 1759 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Mary Staveley b. May 14, 1761 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Robert Staveley b. Apr 7, 1763 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Mary Hill Staveley b. Jun 22, 1765 Melton Mowbray, Leicester
Edward Staveley b. Sep 8, 1767 Melton Mowbray, Leicester(**Architect of Nottingham Park)
Elizabeth Staveley b. Sep 25, 1770 Melton Mowbray, Leicester

Daughter Ann married William DUNSMORE in Melton Mowbray on May 9, 1776.  Sarah married John DRAPER on May 16, 1791.  Bridget married William ADCOCK June 26, 1776.  Son Christopher first married Lucy SMITH December 23, 1784, and later married Ruth ?.  Elizabeth married John HICKSON on August 4, 1799.

Christopher Staveley (b. 1726) was a notable local architect and sculptor and tutored another well noted architect, James Wallis, in architectural design and monumental masonry when James was apprenticed to him at the young of age of 13 years.

Christopher's son Christopher (b. 1759) was an engineer and surveyor, and resided in Leicester with his wife Ruth and their children.

Their son Edward (b. 1767) was the notable architect of Nottingham Park, Nottinghamshire.

 

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