Saundby, Nottinghamshire

The Staveleys of Saundby can be traced back to William Staveley and Barbara HOULE of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. 

William and Barbara's son Benjamin was married twice.  His first marriage to Hellenae produced two children:

Katherine Staveley b. September 7, 1665   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Mary Staveley b. October 9, 1669 d. March 15, 1671 Saundby, Nottinghamshire

 

Benjamin's wife Hellenae died and was buried in Saundby on February 15, 1672. 

Benjamin's second wife was Sarah SMITH, a widow from East Retford (according to the marriage license).  They were married in Harworth parish on September 26, 1672 and had the following children in Saundby:

William Staveley b. July 27, 1673 d. October 8, 1673 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Benjamin Staveley b. October 5, 1674   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Francis Staveley b. January 10, 1676   Saundby, Nottinghamshire

 

Benjamin b. 1636 was listed as Church Warden for Saundby parish during 1693, 1694 and 1700.  He transcribed the original parish records into the Bishop's Transcripts, which are currently held by the Nottinghamshire Archives Office.  Note that no grandchildren for Benjamin Staveley and Sarah Smith have been located in the Saundby registers.

William and Barbara's son John Staveley b. 1630 married Elizabeth.  They had at least 6 children, all born in Saundby:

Benjamin Staveley   d. November 08, 1712 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
John Staveley   d. February 27, 1705/06 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Joseph Staveley b. October 01, 1666 d. February 27, 1706/07 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Hannah Staveley b. July 08, 1668   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Elizabeth Staveley b. 1675 d. April 11, 1677 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Mary Staveley b. February 07, 1681/82 d. February 17, 1682/83 Saundby, Nottinghamshire

 

John's wife Elizabeth died November 4, 1691.  John left in his will £469 10s 0d + 1/16 shares in 7 sea vessels and a 1/8 share in another vessel.  In today's money, the amount is equivalent to £58,000.

John Staveley was listed as being the Church Warden for Saundby during 1663, 1664, 1665, 1674 and 1689. He transcribed the original parish records into the Bishops Transcripts, which are currently held by the Nottinghamshire Archive Office.  (Select image at left to enlarge view).

1674 Saundby Register - John Stavley, Churchwarden

 

John and Elizabeth's daughter Hannah married John RUDD.

Son John married Gertrude WRIGHT of Bole, in Harworth, Nottinghamshire on July 30, 1691.

John and Elizabeth's son Joseph b. 1666 married Ann TODD in Brigsely, Lincolnshire on June 28, 1693, and they had the following children:

Elizabeth Staveley     Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Mary Staveley     Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Thomas Staveley     Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Benjamin Staveley     Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Ann Staveley b. 1695    
William Staveley b. July 08, 1696 d. October 16, 1724  
John Staveley b. April 20, 1699    
Joseph Staveley b. May 11, 1702    

 

Joseph and Anne's daughter Anne married Edward OTTER on May 21, 1716 in Saundby.  They had at least one child, a daughter Mary, who was buried in Saundby on September 14, 1721.

Joseph left in his will £303 15s 0d + 1/16 shares in 7 sea vessels and a 1/8 share in another vessel. In today's money, the above is equivalent to around £37,000.

Joseph Staveley was listed as being the Church Warden for Saundby during 1701.

Joseph and Ann's son William married Elizabeth SLATER in Sturton-Le-Steeple, Nottinghamshire on June 29, 1716.  The marriage license shows that William was 24 years old, and Elizabeth was 22 and from Gringley-on-the-Hill.  They had the following children:

Joseph Staveley b. February 20, 1717   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Sarah Staveley b. April 9, 1718 d. April 9, 1718 Saundby, Nottinghamshire

 

During 1712 William Staveley was apprentice butcher to Thomas Turner of Bawtry, Yorks.  William died on October 16th 1724 at just 28 years of age.

William and Elizabeth's son Joseph married Sarah SNOWDEN in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire on May 24, 1743.  They first had three children in Swinderby, Lincolnshire, and later had four additional children in Fledborough, Nottinghamshire.  Their 4 surviving children, Eastland, William, John and Joseph went their separate ways and each started new Staveley settlements which still have surviving descendants today:

Joseph and Sarah's son Eastland Staveley b. 1745 married Mary THOMPSON in 1767 in Newton On Trent, Lincolnshire.

Son William Staveley b. May 11, 1749 was born in Fledborough, Nottinghamshire, and went to Knaith in Lincolnshire where he married Frances COX and introduced children's names such as Miles, Knathia and Eastland to the family, and became a family of wealthy farmers.

Son John Staveley b. February 25, 1750 was born in Fledborough, and married Sarah TRAVIS on November 21, 1782 in Lea Lincolnshire (just north of Knaith).  They had children in Corringham, and Spalding Lincolnshire, and eventually settled in North Clifton in Nottinghamshire and selected farming as the family profession.  Three of their descendants John, Adam, and Jean Staveley were born in Darlington, Yorkshire as recent as the 1960’s.

Son Joseph Staveley b. January 7, 1753 was born in Fledborough and went to Newark in Nottinghamshire.  He married Millicent HALLAM on May 16, 1785 in Newark Upon Trent, and created a successful family brick making and plaster mining businesses. Some streets and dwelling places around Newark have been named after this Staveley family.

It is important to note that Sarah SNOWDEN's father was Eastland SNOWDEN of Knaith, Lincolnshire, who was apparently rather fond of the Staveley family, and according to Eastland's will, he left the entire contents of his estate to his Staveley in-laws.  The name Eastland first appears in the Staveley family with the birth of Joseph and Sarah's son Eastland born in 1745 in Swinderby.  The Eastland forename then persists in the Staveley family, from one generation to the next, through at least the early 20th Century.

Joseph and Ann Todd's son John Staveley b. 1699 married Ann STACY in Saundby on July 13, 1732.  Ann died October 20, 1739.  There are no known children from this marriage.

William and Barbara Houle of Gainsborough had a son Benjamin b. 1636 who married Sarah SMITH in Harworth on September 26, 1672.  They had the following children in Saundby:

William Staveley b. July 27, 1673 d. October 08, 1673 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Benjamin Staveley b. October 05, 1674   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Francis Staveley b. January 10, 1675/76   Saundby, Nottinghamshire

 

Son Benjamin b. 1674 married Ann, and they proceeded to have eight children in Saundby:

Hannah Staveley b. April 13, 1691 d. May 28, 1691 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
John Staveley b. March 15, 1692/93   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Benjamin Staveley b. November 19, 1695 d. November 9, 1736 Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Elizabeth Staveley b. March 2, 1697/98   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Mary Staveley b. February 27, 1699/00   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Joseph Stavley b. March 11, 1701/02   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Thomas Staveley b. September 5, 1706   Saundby, Nottinghamshire
Sarah Staveley b. December 12, 1708 d. November 17, 1708 Saundby, Nottinghamshire

 

Benjamin's son John married Martha and had at least one child, a daughter Ann, who was buried in Saundby on October 7, 1727.

Three wills have been discovered from the Saundby Staveley families, those of John Staveley b. 1630, his son Joseph Staveley b. 1666, and Joseph’s wife Ann (nee TODD) d.1724

Partial Will Extract: John Staveley of Saundby 1702

The following people were mentioned in John’s will. Sons Joseph Staveley, Benjamin Staveley and John Staveley. Grandsons William Staveley, Joseph Staveley and John Staveley – sons of Joseph Staveley. Grandsons John Staveley and Benjamin Staveley – sons of Benjamin Staveley.

Will dated December 4, 1701 and proved 1702

Total effects worth £469 10s 0d

Inventory:    

Purse & Apparell £40
Kitchen Chamber – Beds & Bedding

£04

Chamber over house – Beds & Bedding

£01

20 Cheeses £01
Hall – 8 pewter dishes, 2 pewter candlesticks, 1 table, fire irons & pots  £02
Parlour – Bedstead, Seeing Glass, Clock, 6 Chairs £03
12 Cow Boards     £04
Horse & Mare £08
320 Sheep £170
Swine   £02
1/16 share in 5 vessels £60
Debts owing  £120
Old Hay £15
Malt £10
Corn on the Ground £04 10s
Coals & Wood    £02

 

It appears that the families were quite well off, as in his will John Staveley is worth an estimated £469 10s 0d (not including buildings), which in today’s money is equivalent to approximately £58,500.

There is also mention of a 1/16 share in 7 sea vessels and a 1/8 share in another sea vessel.

John’s son Joseph died very shortly after his father, and he too left a large amount of money and shares in sea vessels in his will.  £303 15s 0d is equivalent to around £37,000.

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Partial Will Extract: Joseph Staveley of Saundby 1703

The following people are mentioned in Joseph’s will. Sons William Staveley, Joseph Staveley and John Staveley. Brothers John Staveley and Benjamin Staveley. Brother in Law Thomas Tennison. Sisters Gertrude Staveley and Ann Staveley. Nephew Joseph Staveley, and Aunt Sarah Staveley. Wife Ann Staveley.

Will dated October 24, 1703 and proved 1705

Total effects worth £303 15s 0d

Inventory:

Purse & Apparell  £40
Kitchen Chamber – 2 beds, bedding £05 10s

Chamber over the House – 2 beds, bedding, 2 chests

£02 10s
Chest Chamber – Chests and shelves £02 10s
Kitching – 4 pots, 6 pans, 4 tubs  £04

Hall -  2 pewter plates, 3 tables, 6 chairs, and small iron things

£02 10s

Parlour – 2 tables, 1 clock, 1 chest, 12 chairs

£03
12 Cows, 1 Bull, 2 Calves £32
2 Horses  £9
30 Sacks of Malt £24 10s
Corn £06 10s
250 Sheep £90
1/16 share of “The Loyal Resolution” vessel £06
1/16 share of William Draytons Keel £06
1/16 share of Thomas Hanwithers Keel   £06
1/16 share of Roger Dawsons Keel £05
1/16 share of “Auckland” vessel £09
Hay  £35
2 Swines £03
Pullen £00 10s
Debts owing  £100

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Partial Will Extract: Ann Staveley of Saundby 1724

Ann Staveley widow leaves to her daughter Elizabeth Smith 1 shilling, and to her daughter Mary Staveley the sum of £50 to be paid 12 months after her death. Also her daughter Ann Otter she left 1s & furnishings etc. Son called Thomas, and elder son called Benjamin.

Will dated 13/12/1723 and proved 17/8/1724.

Total effects £332 1s 0d

Inventory:

Purse & Apparell  £10
Hall – Pewter, Tables & Chairs £02 10s
Pewter & Plate £04 10s
Loft – Furniture £07
Parlour – Bed, Bedding & Furniture

£10

Kitchen Chamber items £22
Lodging Chamber – Bed etc £13
Chamber – items £05
Dairy – Bowls £03 10s
Wood yard – Hay & Coal £15
Wood yard – Hoggs £17
Hop yard – Sheep £05 05s
Hay yard – Hay £26 10s
Great Close – Sheep £60
Fifth Close – 9 Sheep £61
Yearlings £40
Coal & Wood £32 10s
Barley in Field £13
Wheat in Field £12
Oats in Field £11
Plows £07 10s
Corn on the Ground £04 10s
Wood in Yard £02
Trough & Coal £01 10s
Pulling in the Yard £00 05s

 

 

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