Sedbergh, Yorkshire

The earliest evidence yet found of "Sedbergh Staveleys" are two or three families who lived at Sarthwaite and Dowbiggin, northeast of Sedbergh. There, William Staveley and Margaret had at least three children:

Margrett Staveley b. 1608 Sedbergh, Yorkshire
Female (Isabel?) Staveley b. July 1609 Sedbergh, Yorkshire
Robert Staveley b. March 4, 1612 Sedbergh, Yorkshire

 

William appears to have had a brother, James Staveley, who had a daughter Agnes. In 1632 and 1633 these parents and children were virtually wiped out except for William's son Robert, who appears to have survived and married Margaret FAWCETT in 1636, and had the following children.

Margaret Staveley b. December 13, 1637   Sedbergh, Yorkshire
William Staveley b. September 20, 1640   Sedbergh, Yorkshire
Alice Staveley b. October 10, 1641 d. 1649 Sedbergh, Yorkshire

 

It appears that Robert was still alive when his daughter Alice was buried at Sedbergh in 1649. After 1649 no Staveley events are found registered at Sedbergh until the early 1800's.  In 1808 Jennet "Stable" is baptized to parents Henry and Margaret, then in 1811, George, son of Henry Staveley and Margt. was baptized:

Jennet Stable b. January 3, 1808 Sedbergh, Yorkshire
Henry Staveley b. March 24, 1811 Sedbergh, Yorkshire

 

Even though the keeping of parish registers was prohibited between 1654 and 1670, with no Staveley events found registered at Sedbergh after 1649 until 1808/1811, it's tempting to think that there was a Kendal to Dent trail that bypassed Sedbergh, because between 1558 and 1630 there were many Staveley events registered at Kendal, and some beginning to appear at Dent.


 

William Staveley (b. 1836) is the son of Henry Staveley and Mabel LINDSAY of Dent.  In 1878 William married Ellen OVERSBY November 12, 1873 in Sedbergh, but were residing at Hacrow in Dent in 1881.  By 1891 they are residing with their children at Hebblethwaite Hall in Sedbergh as follows:

1891: Hebblethwaite Hall, Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England

 William STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   54   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer
 Ellen STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   39   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Margaret A. STAVELEY   Daur      Female   17   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Jonathan STAVELEY   Son      Male   15   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son 
 George H. STAVELEY   Son      Male   11   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 Mabel STAVELEY   Daur  U   Female   9   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 John W. STAVELEY   Son  U   Male   7  Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 David STAVELEY  Son  U  Male  5  Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England   Scholar
 James STAVELEY  Son  U  Male  2  Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England   
 Nellie STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  3 mo  Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England   

 

1901: Hebblethwaite Hall, Sedbergh, Yorkshire, England

 William STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   64   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer (Employer)
 Nelly STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   49   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 Jonathan STAVELEY   Son      Male   25   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son 
 George H. STAVELEY   Son      Male   21   Dent, Yorkshire, England   Farmer's Son 
 Mabel STAVELEY   Daur  U   Female   19   Dent, Yorkshire, England   
 John W. STAVELEY   Son  U   Male   17  Cautley, Yorkshire, England   
 David STAVELEY  Son  U  Male  15  Cautley, Yorkshire, England   
 James E. STAVELEY  Son  U  Male  12  Cautley, Yorkshire, England   
 Nellie STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  10  Cautley, Yorkshire, England   
 Mercy STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  7  Cautley, Yorkshire, England  

 

Note: CAUTLEY, a hamlet in the township and parish of Sedbergh, in the West Riding of the county of York.

Author: Gaylord Staveley

 

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