West Riding of Yorkshire

The West Riding of Yorkshire has ancient ties to the Staveley name.  Adam de Staveley, the grandson of Swain de Staveley owned numerous estates all across this region as Lord of the Manors of Sedbergh, Dent & Garsdale to name a few.  However, there is not a clear direct connection between Adam and later Staveley occupants of this region, as Adam's direct line was terminated through a lack of male succession.

The primary focus of the West Riding Staveley groups is divided between Pontefract, and the more extensive Sedbergh line.  The Sedbergh lineage of Staveleys had an extensive occupation of Dent, and part of the line was responsible for establishing Staveleys in Hawes, Askrigg, and another occupation of Aysgarth at the end of the 1800's.  Subsequently the Hawes Staveleys moved on to both Durham and Lancashire.

  Lineage Connections Research Contacts
Bawtry Fledborough, Newark, Orston, Saundby Nottinghamshire; Gainsborough, Knaith, Grantham Lincolnshire Phil Staveley
Braithwell Conisbrough, Stainton by Tickhill ?
Fixby St. Mary Bishophill Senior York, Stockton on the Forest, Linthwaite Yorkshire; Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Lowell Massachusetts John T. Staveley
Halifax Skirlaugh Yorkshire; New Sleaford Lincolnshire; Iowa USA Chris Kirwan
St. Margaret Moses London; Lambeth Surrey; Canwell Staffordshire; Birmingham Warwickshire  
Keighley Askrigg Yorkshire; Coundon Durham John Thornton
Linthwaite St. Mary Bishophill Senior York; Stockton on the Forest Yorkshire John T. Staveley
North Anston Wales Yorkshire; West Derby, Islington, St. Thomas Lancashire; Tranmere Cheshire ?
Pontefract Ripon, Yorkshire? ?
Pendleton in Salford Lancashire; West Bromwich Staffordshire Clare M. Staveley
Ripon Pateley Bridge, Kirkby Malzeard, North Stainley, Old Sleningford, Pontefract?; Market Harborough Leicestershire; Bicester Oxfordshire Christopher Staveley
Sedbergh Chapel le Dale, Dent, Giggleswick, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ingleton, Askrigg, Hawes, Scosthrop, Clapham Yorkshire; Ambleside Westmorland; Coundon, South Shields Durham; Burrow with Burrow, Darcy Lever, Lancaster, Morecambe, Preston, Burnley Lancashire Dennis Staveley, Gaylord Staveley, Ken Staveley
Sheffield Dore, Norton Chesterfield Derbyshire; Blackrod, Birkenhead Lancashire Graham Holland, Raymond Berke
Unknown Janet Morgan
Tideswell, Winster, Elton Derbyshire Colin Briggs
Old Map of the West Riding of Yorkshire


Parish map of the West Riding is available from the GENUKI website.


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