Seaton Carew, Durham

William Robert Staveley is the son of William Brown Staveley (1810-1890) and Eleanor ELWIN.  He was born in Falmer, Sussex.  He married Mary Gertrude JACKSON on October 8, 1862 in Brighton, and resided in Newhaven, Sussex, where there children were born.  In 1881, William is visiting his parents in High Halden Kent with his son.  His wife, Mary Gertrude, is visiting with her brother-in-law, Frederick Winbolt Staveley, in Litherland, Lancashire.  By 1891 we find the family residing in Seaton Carew:

1891: North Road, Seaton Carew, West Hartlepool, Durham, England

 William R. STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   52   Falmer, Sussex, England   H M Customs Clerk
 Mary G. STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   51   Bath, Somersetshire, England   
 Eleanor M. STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female 25  Newhaven, Sussex, England  
 Margaret A. STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female 15  Runcorn, Cheshire, England  
 Agnes E. STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female 15  Runcorn, Cheshire, England  
 Ann GOODHALL  Serv  U  Female 23  Doncaster, Yorkshire, England  Housemaid Domestic
 Annie PAGETER  Serv  U  Female 20  (illegible)  Cook Domestic


Prior to living in Seaton Carew, this family was residing in Runcorn, Cheshire where they had three daughters.  The twins, Margaret Amelia and Agnes Elwin, listed above, and a daughter Dorinda Barbara Staveley.  Dorinda is visiting her Uncle Frederick in Litherland in 1881, but is missing from this household in 1891, and has not been located in the 1891 census.  However, she reappears in the 1901 census living with her parents in Beverley, Yorkshire.

The photograph below is believed to be of this Staveley family, and that William Robert's son, William Edwin Staveley, is pictured to the far left:

Family of William Robert Staveley

This picture is thought to have been taken between 1885-1890

William Robert Staveley appears in Kelly's Directory of Durham, 1890 as follows:

Public Establishments and Public Officers

Collector of Customs & Surveyor, William R. Staveley, Custom house, Victoria Terrace


William and Mary's son, William Edwin Staveley, married Mary BELL in Hartlepool in 1898, but unfortunately they have not been located in the 1901 census.


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