St. Thomas, Lancashire

Francis Staveley b. July 11, 1819 is the son of William Wright Staveley and Jane BOWER of North Anston, Yorkshire.  Francis married Ellen JONES in Wrexham, Denbighshire in Wales in 1844.  By 1851 Francis and his wife are found living in St. Thomas, Liverpool:

1851: 2 and 4 Hanover Street, St. Thomas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

 Francis STAVELY  Head   M   Male   32  Anston, Yorkshire, England    Chemist & Druggist
 Ellen STAVELY  Wife  M  Female   33  Hope, Flintshire, Wales   
 Elizabeth Jane STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  3  Liverpool, Lancashire, England  
 Ellen Ann STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  1  Liverpool, Lancashire, England  
 Francis STAVELY  Son  U  Male  8 mo  Liverpool, Lancashire, England  
 Elizabeth JONES  Mother-in-Law  W  Female  64  Llandegla, Denbighshire, Wales  Annuitant
 William Law STEVENSON  Apprentice  U  Male  16  Sheffield, Yorkshire, England  Druggists Apprentice
 Betsy JONES  Serv  U  Female  25  Penllech, Carnarvonshire, Wales  General Servant
 Jane GIBBONS  Serv  U  Female 15  Hope, Flintshire, Wales  General Servant

1861: 14 Great George Square, St. Thomas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

 Francis STAVELEY  Head   M   Male   42  Anston, Yorkshire, England    Chemist & Druggist
 Ellen STAVELEY  Wife  M  Female   43  Hope, North Wales  Chemist & Druggist Wife
 John STAVELY  Son  U  Male  3  Liverpool, Lancashire, England  
 Robert CATH  Apprentice  U  Male  18  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England  Druggist
 Thomas DILLOCK  Assistant  U  Male  31  Liverpool, Lancashire, England  Druggist
 Margaret CARAVAN  Serv  U  Female  25  Holywell, North Wales  Domestic Servant

Francis and Ellen are missing from the 1871 census.  Francis' wife Ellen died in 1873 at the age of 55 years.  Francis remarried in 1877 to Margaret BARTON, and is living in West Derby in 1881.

It is of interest to note that Robert Staveley III of Ireland (an avid genealogist) wrote about Francis Staveley of Anston in during a visit to Liverpool in 1842:

Liverpool, 24 March 1842:

I called today on a young man named Francis Staveley (son of William Wright Bower Staveley), he carries on business as a druggist at Price Street, Liverpool. He served his time in Cork, on the Parade, where I heard of him. He tells me that he is from Sheffield.

He had an uncle killed at the storming of Badajoz, and another who was a Lieutenant in the Army. His uncle John Staveley (John Staveley-Shirt) of Wales, near Sheffield, entered the Army at the age of 17. He got his first commission in the Rifles; afterwards the Lieut Colonel commanding the 4th, or King's Own, in which his brother was serving. John had offered to get his brother Francis into the Regiment, he accepted his kindness and was soon afterwards transferred. John however was in the 2nd Battalion and was not at Badajoz when his brother fell in the assault. The latter had passed thro the breach, amid awful carnage, and was shot just as he entered the town. John served in the Expedition to the Isle of Walcheren, and was afterwards sent to Spain, where he was in retreat under Sir John Moore, which taking place in the midst of a most severe winter, the hardships endured were terrible, terminating in the Battle of Corunna, There was much confusion at the embarkation of the troops and John Staveley, not finding the proper transport for his own regiment, got into one with the 42nd Highlanders. He was in several engagements afterwards in the Peninsula, at the Battle from 9th - 12th December near Bayonne, when he had the command of the Light Company of his Regiment, his Captain having command of 4 Companies in another part of the field. Lieut John Staveley was afterwards ordered to the West Indies, and was in the Army that attacked New Orleans. Having fought throughout the War, and peace having been everywhere established, he did not care for an idle military career and went on half pay. He was wounded 3 times and suffers much from a ball which he still has in his body. He has been often quartered in Ireland. He knew the late General Sir William Staveley. He now lives in the enjoyment of pleasing quiet society in a secluded village, but within short drives of many of his own and his wife's relations. He is also agreeably occupied in farming a portion of his property, of which he holds about 80 acres in his own hand. John Staveley (died 1796) recovered a good property at Holderness, near Hull, which was settled in tale male. He had a large fortune but spent it profusely to the injury of his family.

There is a William Staveley, a coach builder of 91 Rathbone St., Liverpool. In July 1916, Henry Purssord Walker of 59 Chardmor Rd, Clapton Common London N, wrote that he carried on business in Devonshire St, London W under the name of Henry Staveley, that his father was named Henry Staveley Walker and died in 1873 and that his father's mother was a Miss Staveley of Hull."



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