Settle, Yorkshire

Thomas Staveley is the son of William Staveley and Mary BOLLAND of Dent. Thomas married Ellen WOLFENDEN in Clapham, Yorkshire in 1806.  Thomas and Ellen had the following children baptized at Houghton by Settle:

William Staveley b. April 19, 1812 Houghton by Settle
Elizabeth Staveley b. June 11, 1815 Houghton by Settle
James Staveler b. March 21, 1819 Houghton by Settle


In 1841 Thomas's wife Ellen appears to be absent from the household:

1841: Gruskham, Bentham, Yorkshire, England

 Thomas STAVELY    60   Yorkshire, England   General Dealer  
 Elizabeth STAVELY   25   Yorkshire, England   
 James STAVELY  20  Yorkshire, England  Farrier
 Crissy STAVELY   9  Yorkshire, England  
 John ELLERSHAW  30  Yorkshire, England  Shoe M
 Richard Hodgson  25  Yorkshire, England  Shoe M


Thomas and Ellen's son William has not been located in any census.

It seems that Ellen is in Slaidburn during the 1841 census:

1841: Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England

 Edward TURNER    37  Yorkshire, England   Publican  
 Ann TURNER   37   Yorkshire, England   
 Thomas TURNER  8  Yorkshire, England  
 Ellen STAVELEY   60  Not Born in Census County  F.S.


The notation "F.S." as Ellen's occupation implies that she is a female servant working in the Turner household.

By 1851, Thomas's daughter Elizabeth appears to have married John ELLERSHAW who was residing in the household in 1841:

1851: Green Smith, Bentham, Yorkshire, England

 John ELLERSHAW    Head   M   Male   40   Bentham, Yorkshire, England   Shoemaker (Master)  
 Elizabeth ELLERSHAW   Wife   M   Female   35   Bowland*, Yorkshire, England   
 Robert ELLERSHAW  Nephew  U  Male  8  Windermere, Westmorland, England  Scholar
 Ellen STAVLEY   Mother in Law  W   Female  69  Gisburn, Yorkshire, England  Lodger


*Elizabeth's birthplace is more like to be Bolland (Bolton by Bolland), approximately 10 miles from Settle.

Ellen's son James has not been found after the 1841 census.

Ellen Staveley died in 1858 in Settle.


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