Golborne, Lancashire

Thomas Staveley (b. 1816) in Aysgarth to George Staveley and Dorothy Wray, chose to make Golborne his new home.  Thomas' brother George lived nearby in Haigh

Thomas' first wife was Ann PENDLEBURY, and they were married in 1844 in Wigan.  In 1851 the family was living in Hindley prior to moving to Golborne.  Hindley is located just a few miles south of Wigan:

1861: Budge St., Golborne, Lancashire, England

 Thomas STAVLEY   Head   M   Male   45   Yorkshire, England   Joiner (Foreman) 
 Ann STAVLEY  Wife  M  Female  36  Hindley, Lancashire, England  
 Mary STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  16  Hindley, Lancashire, England  Cotton Weaver in Factory
 Ann STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  13  Golborne, Lancashire, England  Cotton Reeler
 Dorothy STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  6  Golborne, Lancashire, England   Scholar
 Rachel STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  4  Golborne, Lancashire, England   Scholar


Ann is present in the 1861 census, residing with the family in Golborne, but by 1871 Thomas has taken a new wife.  A record of death for Ann has not yet been located.  Thomas married Sarah BATTERSBY in 1870, and Sarah had apparently been married before.  There is evidence of at least 3 Battersby children living in the Staveley household between 1871-1881:

1871: 16 School Street, Golborne, Lancashire, England

 Thomas STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   48   Aisgarth, York, England   Carpenter 
 Sarah STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   41   Golborne, Lancashire, England    
 Dorothy STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  15  Golborne, Lancashire, England   Cotton Winder
 Rachell STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  14  Golborne, Lancashire, England   Cotton Winder
 Jane STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  10  Golborne, Lancashire, England   Scholar
 Mary J. BATTERSBY  Step Daur  U  Female  12  Golborne, Lancashire, England   Cotton Operative
 Ann BATTERSBY   Step Daur   U   Female   7   Golborne, Lancashire, England   Scholar
 Ellen BATTERSBY  Step Daur  U  Female  6  Golborne, Lancashire, England  Scholar
 Sarah STAVELEY   Daur      Female   5 months   Golborne, Lancashire, England   Scholar 


In 1871 Thomas' daughter Ann, listed in the 1851-1861 census, has been committed to the Leigh Union Workhouse, in Wigan, and is listed as an "imbecile from birth".

1881: 16 School Street, Golborne, Lancashire, England

 Thomas STAVELEY  Head   M   Male   63   York, England   Joiner 
 Sarah STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   49   Golborne, Lancashire, England    
 Ann BATTERSBY   Step Daur   U   Female   19   Golborne, Lancashire, England   Cotton Mill Spinner 
 Sarah STAVELEY   Daur      Female   10   Golborne, Lancashire, England   Scholar 
 Elizth. STAVELEY   Daur      Female    6   Golborne, Lancashire, England   Scholar 


Thomas died in Golborne in 1882 at the age of 67 years. Sarah has not been located in the either the 1891 or the 1901 census.

Thomas' daughter Dorothy married John JACKSON at Golborne St. Thomas in 1875.  Dorothy and John have not been located on the 1881 census, however it is of interest to note that by 1891 Dorothy's sister Rachel has an "adopted son", aged 14 years, named Thomas Jackson residing in her household.  This is presumably a child of Dorothy Staveley and John Jackson.  Dorothy's sister Rachel had married James DUNN in 1882, and remained in Golborne.

In 1881 Thomas' daughter Ann is still an inmate at the Leigh Union Workhouse, in Wigan.  Ann remained an inmate at the Leigh Union Workhouse for more than 30 years, until her death in 1902 at the age of 54 years.

Thomas and Sarah's youngest daughter, Elizabeth, married James SCHOLES in 1892 at the Leigh Register Office, and is residing in Golborne, with four children, in 1901.


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