Preston, Lancashire

There appear to have been three Staveley lineages in Preston over the years.   The first family is believed to have originated from the Ingleton line (derived from the Sedbergh/Dent group of Staveleys), but as yet this connection has not been resolved.

1841: High Street, Preston, Lancashire

STAVELY  Elizabeth  25  Ind  Born Outside Census County
STAVELY  James  14    Born Outside Census County

 

James Staveley has given his place of birth in the census records as Black Burton, or Burton Yorkshire, which is approximately 0.8 miles from Ingleton.  James married Ellen MC KIE on September 13, 1849 at St. John's Church in Preston.  In 1861 James' mother Elizabeth is residing with him in Preston:

1851: 49 Mount Street, Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   24   Burton, Westmorland, England   Joiner 
 Ellen STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   25   Blackburn, Lancashire, England    
 James STAVELEY   Son  U   Male   1   Preston, Lancashire, England   
 Elizabeth STAVELEY   Mother   W   Female   63   Bentham, Lancashire, England   

 

James and Ellen are missing from the 1861 census, however we find them again in 1871 as follows:

1871: 172 Havelock St., Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   44   Burton, York, England   Joiner 
 Ellen STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   42   Blackburn, Lancashire, England    
 James STAVELEY   Son  U   Male   21   Preston, Lancashire, England   Commerical Clerk
 Mary A. STAVELEY   Daur   U   Female   12   Preston, Lancashire, England   
 Sarah STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female 10  Preston, Lancashire, England  

 

Recently in Blackburn, Lancashire a piano "Made by James Staveley, Preston Est. 1869" came up for auction. James the younger is listed as a commercial clerk in 1871, but by 1881 is a "music seller". It is unclear at this time if it was James or his father that was the piano maker, but is presumed it was the younger James.

1881: Ripon St 2 Richmond Terrace, Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELY   Head   M   Male   54   Black Burton, York, England   Joiner 
 Ellen STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   54   Blackburn, Lancashire, England    
 Mary Ann STAVELY   Daur   U   Female   22   Preston, Lancashire, England   Cotton Winder 
 Sarah STAVELY   Daur   U   Female   20   Preston, Lancashire, England   Cotton Winder 

 

James and Ellen's son James married Margaret Jump in Preston in 1874 and is found in 1891 as follows:

1881: 172 Havelock St., Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   30   Preston, Lancashire, England   Music Seller 
 Margaret STAVELEY  Wife  M  Female 34  Preston, Lancashire, England  
 Walter H. STAVELEY   Son   U  Male  4  Preston, Lancashire, England   

 

James and Margaret's first son, Charles Frederick Staveley, was born in 1875, but died aged 5 years in 1880, just a few months before the census.

1891: 19 Addison Road, Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   64   Burton, Westmorland, England   Joiner 
 Ellen STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female  66  Blackburn, Lancashire, England   
 Mary Ann MOFFAT   Daur   M   Female   33   Preston, Lancashire, England   
 Emily STAVELEY   Niece   U   Female   9   Preston, Lancashire, England   Scholar

 

Mary Ann married James Moffat in Preston in 1888.  Emily here is listed as James and Ellen's niece, but in 1901 is actually revealed to be their grand-daughter, as she is the daughter of James and Ellen's son James (b. 1849).  Emily's mother Margaret (nee Jump) had died, and her father James is found a widower living with Emily's two brothers:

1891: 14 & 15 ? St., Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELEY   Head   W   Male   41   Preston, Lancashire, England   Music Seller 
 William H. STAVELEY**   Son   U  Male  14  Preston, Lancashire, England   
 Sidney STAVELEY   Son  U  Male 6  Preston, Lancashire, England   
 Mary LIGHT  Serv  U   Female  24  Oakengate, Lancashire, England   Gen. Dom. Serv.

 

**William H. appears to have mis-recorded in the enumerator's record.  Although the name is clearly written as 'William', it is believed this is actually Walter (listed in the 1881 census above).

1901: 21 Addison Road, Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELEY   Head   W   Male   74   Bentham, Lancashire, England   Living on own means 
 Mary Ann MOFFAT   Daur   W   Female  42  Blackburn, Lancashire, England  Housekeeper

 

Ellen died in 1894 aged 70.  James died in 1902 aged 75.  His son James (b. 1849) is found still living in Preston in 1901:

1901: 15 Lune St., Preston, Lancashire

 James STAVELEY   Head   W   Male   41   Preston, Lancashire, England   Musical Instrument Dealer
 Walter H. STAVELEY   Son   U  Male  24  Preston, Lancashire, England   Professor of Music
 Emily F. STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female 19  Preston, Lancashire, England  
 Sydney STAVELEY   Son  U  Male 16  Preston, Lancashire, England   Music Dealer's Assist.
 Sarah A. MARTIN  Serv  W  Female  48  Preston, Lancashire, England   Housekeeper

 

Piano presumably built by James Staveley of PrestonIt is interesting to note that recently a piano came up for auction that was made by James Staveley of Preston (image at right).  The maker's mark on the piano clearly read "Established 1869, James Staveley, 15 Lune Street, Preston".  This is obviously James Staveley, the instrument dealer, listed in the 1901 census above.  It is not absolutely clear if James crafted the piano himself, or if he was purely a dealer in instruments.  However, no additional manufacturing marks appeared on the piano's cabinet.

In December 1906, Walter Haydn Staveley married Emily Poole in Blackpool, at Holy Trinity, South Shore, Lancashire.


 

John Staveley b. December 20, 1801 is the son of John Staveley and Elizabeth WOOD of Disley, Cheshire.  He married Margaret WOODWARD in Manchester on October 16, 1825.  They are known to have had one daughter Elizabeth Margaret Staveley b. February 18, 1827 in Manchester.

1851: 75 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, England

 John STAVELEY   Head   M   Male  49  Disley, Cheshire, England  Manager of Packing Concern
 Margaret STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female  45  Manchester, Lancashire, England  Manager's Wife
 Margaret WOLAY  Serv  U  Female 41  Winstanley, Lancashire, England  Servant
 Jane HOUGH Visitor  U  Female 34  Ardwick, Lancashire, England  Drape Maker
 E. Ann HOUGH Visitor  U  Female 16  Manchester, Lancashire, England  Milliner

 

In 1861, John is living with his wife Margaret in Barton Upon Irwell.


 

There is a third, unrelated Staveley family, found in Preston in the 1920's.  There is a branch of the Staveley family that originated in Aysgarth, but had first lived in Pendlebury, and then in Burnley, Lancashire for some time prior to relocating to Preston.  Frederick T. Staveley was the son of John Staveley and Elizabeth SEDDON, and after his wife Minnie died he moved to Preston until his death in 1926.  His son Alfred Edlestone Staveley was married in Preston and died there in 1949.

 

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