The following will is for George Staveley apparently of Thormanby. A christening record has not been located for him, but his parentage is inferred based upon his reference to his sister Rachel in the will:
The Last Will and Testament of George Staveley of Scarbro in the County of York. I give and bequeath unto my undermentioned nephews and nieces Richard Smithson, William Smithson, Thomas Smithson, Samuel Smithson, Christopher Knowlson, George Knowlson, Jane Robinson, Charlotte Knowles, Mary Carlton, and Mary Hardesty ten pounds each of good and lawful money of Great Britain. I give and bequeath to my nephew and niece Ann Sturdy and Josiah Staveley three hundred and fifty pounds each of good and lawful money of Great Britain. I give and bequeath to my niece Margrett Taylor one hundred and fifty pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain. I give and bequeath to my nephew George Staveley twenty pounds per annum for and during the term of his natural life. I give and bequeath to my nephew William Staveley Sixteen pounds per annum for and during the term of his natural life. I give and bequeath to Mary Graham of Scarbro' daughter of Reginal and Ann Graham every thing of ? upon her premises at the time of my demise except any books, book cases, watch and wearing apparel. I give and bequeath to my sister Rachell Smithson thirty pounds per annum for and during the term of her natural life the first payment to be made at the time of my decease. I give and bequeath to Eleanor Doar? of Scarbro' daughter of William and Elizabeth Doar? of Scarbro' five pounds per annum for and during the term of her natural life the first payment to be made at the time of my decease. All the above to be paid in good and lawful money of Great Britain. My books and book case I give and bequeath to my nephew Samuel Staveley the remainder of my property I give and bequeath to my two nephews Samuel and John Staveley whom I herein constitute and appoint my whole and sole executors of the above said will and testament made on the thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord eight hundred and nine. N. B. Mrs Class Margrett Taylor Mary Graham each a mourning ring Elizabeth Nicksolson servant to Mary Graham five pounds for mourning if living in her ? at the time of my decease all the above mentioned legacies and annuities to be paid by the said executors - Geo Staveley - signed sealed published and delivered in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof in the presence of the said testator and at his request. Wm. Harrison, Edwd Johnson.
Proved at York 9th May, 1810 by the oath of Samuel Staveley the nephew and one of the exors (saving any other person's right).
Proved at London 26th June 1910 before the judge by the oath of Samuel Stavely otherwise Staveley one of the exors to whom admon was granted having be first sworn by common duly to administer power reserved to John Staveley the other Exor.
Right Margin Note:
On the eighth day admon with the will ? of ? and singular the goods chattels and credits of George Staveley late of Scarborough in the county of York deceased left un? by Samuel Staveley otherwise Staveley deceased whilst living one of the exors and residuary legatees named in the deceased will was granted to (Jonas?) Staveley and John Taylor ? of the exors named by the said will of the said Samuel Stavely otherwise Staveley they having been first sworn by comon duly to adm.
The following family is that of Robert Staveley who married Honor DANBY in the third quarter of 1854 in the Pocklington registration district. This family previously resided in Yapham, Newton Upon Derwent, Scrayingham, and Wintringham Yorkshire. Robert died in 1884 at the age of 55 years, and by 1891 we find his widow, Honor, residing in Scarborough. Their son Thomas Robert Staveley married Harriet WARD in 1890 in Worksop, and is staying in his mother's household in 1891 in Scarborough:
1891: 9 St. John Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|Honour STAVELEY||Head||W||Female||57||Yapham, Yorkshire, England||Lodging House Keeper|
|James D. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||20||Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England||Tailor's Apprentice|
|Herbert STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||17||Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England||Joiner's Apprentice|
|Edith S. STAVELEY||Gran Daur||Female||4||Scarboro, Yorkshire, England|
|Thomas R. STAVELEY||Visitor||M||Male||34||Newton Upon Derwent, Yorkshire, England||Coachman|
|Harriett STAVELEY||Visitor||M||Female||26||Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England|
|William H. BOWES||Lodger||U||Male||19||Muston, Yorkshire, England||Groom|
Honour Staveley died in Scarborough in 1895 at the age of 62 years. In 1901 Thomas and his wife Harriet have moved to Whorlton in North Yorkshire.
Robert and Honour's son Francis married Sarah Ann GALE in 1887 and is also residing in Scarborough in 1891:
1891: 37 Prospect Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|Francis STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||27||Newton, Yorkshire, England||Grocer's Assistant|
|Annie STAVELEY||Wife||U||Female||30||Muston, Yorkshire, England|
|Mary E. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||3||Scarboro, Yorkshire, England|
|Robert E. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||2||Scarboro, Yorkshire, England|
|Mabel STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||1||Scarboro, Yorkshire, England|
Son William married Laura TUKE in Scarborough in 1886:
1891: Sherwood Street, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|William STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||33||Newton Derwent, Yorkshire, England||? (Groom)|
|Laura STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||32||York, Yorkshire, England|
As for Robert and Honour's other children, son Stephen is living in Bridlington from 1891-1901.
Son James Danby Staveley is found residing in Headingly cum Burley in 1901 with his wife Sarah Jane SHEPHERD.
Herbert married Sarah Elizabeth VASEY in 1898 in Scarborough. In 1901 Herbert is found in Hospital in Scarborough:
1901: Hospital, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|Herbert STAVELEY||M||Male||28||Wintringham, Yorkshire, England||Joiner|
While wife Sarah is home with their young son Harold:
1901: Trafalgar St., Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|Sarah STAVELEY||Head||M||Female||28||Scarborough, Yorkshire, England|
|Harold STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||1||York, Yorkshire, England|
|Alfred VASEY||Brother||U||Male||20||Scarborough, Yorkshire, England||Rope Spinner|
Herbert and Sarah's son, Harold Vasey Staveley, joined the Royal Navy, and was married in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1939.
1901: 130 Victoria Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|Francis STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||37||Newton, Yorkshire, England||Grocer|
|Sarah A. STAVELEY*||Wife||U||Female||41||Muston, Lincolnshire, England|
|Mary E. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||13||Muston, Yorkshire, England|
|Ernest STAVELEY**||Son||U||Male||12||Muston, Yorkshire, England|
|Mabel STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||11||Scarboro, Yorkshire, England|
|George STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||9||Scarboro, Yorkshire, England|
|Frederick W. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||Scarboro, Yorkshire, England|
*Sarah Ann Staveley was recorded as simply "Annie Staveley" in 1891, but her full name is recorded in the 1901 census.
**Note: son Ernest was recorded as "Robert E. Staveley" in 1891.
1901: 46 Murchison St., Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|William STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||42||Newton, Yorkshire, England||Dairy Man (Milk)|
|Laura STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||41||York, Yorkshire, England|
|Gertrude STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||9||Scarborough, Yorkshire, England|
|William A. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||6||Scarborough, Yorkshire, England|
|Agnes YORKE||Boarder||U||Female||25||Thirsk, Yorkshire, England||Dress Maker|
|Fanny R. GILL||Boarder||U||Female||27||Hull, Yorkshire, England||Tailor Machinist|
John Staveley was born in Speeton, Yorkshire, the son of John Staveley and Mary Ann MOODY. In 1891 he is living at home with his father in Reighton, Yorkshire, but by 1901 we find John married with two children, living in Scalby, near Scarborough.
1901: House (Farm), Scalby, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|John STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||31||Speeton, Yorkshire, England||Farm Labourer|
|Margaret Ann STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||28||Hunmanby, Yorkshire, England|
|Nellie STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||7||Speeton, Yorkshire, England|
|Charles STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||4||North Burton, Yorkshire, England|
John Staveley of Muston, Yorkshire married Mary Elizabeth BOYNTON of Filey, in 1895. John and Mary are in Muston in 1891, but by 1901 we find most of their family living in Scarborough:
1901: 1 James Place, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|John STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||37||Muston, Yorkshire, England||Van Man / Mineral Water|
|George W. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||15||Muston, Yorkshire, England||Scholar|
|Eliza STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||13||Kilham, Yorkshire, England||Scholar|
|Ethel M. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||8||Scarborough, Yorkshire, England|
|Walter B. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||5||Scarborough, Yorkshire, England|
In 1901 it appears that John's wife, Mary Elizabeth, is a patient at the North Riding Lunatic Asylum, in Clifton Without:
1901: North Riding Lunatic Asylum, Clifton Without, Clifton, Yorkshire, England
|Mary Elizabeth STAVELEY||Patient||M||Female||35||Scarbro', Yorkshire, England||
John and Mary's daughters, Edith Annie and Hilda, are staying with their grandparents, George and Ann BOYNTON, at 11 Spring Road in Filey in 1901.
John and Mary's son George died on April 5, 1903 at the young age of 17 years.
John's daughter Hilda married Henry John GODFREY in the spring of 1909, and later moved to Cornwall. John Staveley died soon after Hilda was married, on the 5th of October 1909, at 17 Wooler Street, Scarborough at the age of 47 years. HIs cause of death was listed as Tuberculosis. John's daughter Hilda was the witness on the certificate.
John and Mary's Daughter Edith Annie married Charles HALL and moved to Bradford, Yorkshire. Daughter Ethel May emigrated to Australia. Son Walter Boynton Staveley married Ruby Millicent ROWLIN in Leeds on October 24, 1917.
John's widow Mary Elizabeth lived with her daughter Edith Annie for a time, and died in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1944 at the age of 79 years.