Walsoken, Norfolk

Eastland Staveley b. September 23, 1809 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire is the son of Miles Staveley and Eleanor GOSNEY.  Eastland's father Miles died in St. Pancras, London in 1850.  Eastland married Ann in 1843 in London, and by 1851 Eastland is found residing with his wife and children in Walsoken, Norfolk:

1851: Marshland Terrace, Walsoken, Norfolk, England

 Eastland STAVELY   Head   M   Male   41   Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England  Teacher of Lang. and Math.
 Ann STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   27  Gravesend, Kent, England  Wife
 Eastland STAVELY   Son  U  Male  6  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 William Kn. STAVELEY   Son  U  Male  1  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 Hannah BELLEMY  Serv  U  Female   19  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  House Servant
 Mary BELLEMY  Serv  U  Female  18  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Nurse


1861: Marshland Road, Walsoken, Norfolk, England

 Eastland STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   51   Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England  Schoolmaster
 Ann STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   37  Gravesend, Kent, England   
 Eastland STAVELEY   Son  U  Male  16  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Com Clerk Grocer & Draper
 William Knaith STAVELEY   Son  U  Male  11  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar 
 Ann Ellen STAVELEY  Daur   U  Female   8  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 Laura STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  7  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 Isabel Reynoldson STAVELEY   Daur  U   Female   5   Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 Alwin Walter STAVELEY   Son  U  Male  2  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  
 Ella Knaithia STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  1  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  


Eastland and Ann also had a daughter Ann Mabel b. 1851, but she died soon after she was born.  Daughter Ella Knaithia shown above died in 1861.  Eastland and Ann's son William Knaith Staveley died in 1868.

In 1871 daughter Ann Ellen Staveley is visiting with Christopher Staveley of Knaith (b. 1786) at his home in Orston, Nottinghamshire.

In 1871 Eastland's wife Ann is found residing at Marshland Road, but her husband, Eastland, was not present in the household on census night:

1871: 21 Marshland Road, Walsoken, Norfolk, England

 Ann STAVELEY   Wife  M   Female  47  Gravesend, Kent, England  Schoolmasters Wife
 Eastland STAVELEY   Son  U  Male  26  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  General Merchants Clerk (Unemploy)
 Laura STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  17  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 Isabel R. STAVELEY   Daur  U   Female   15   Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 Alwyn Walter STAVELEY   Son  U  Male  12  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 May C. STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  7  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Scholar
 Amy D. STAVELEY  Daur  U  Female  4  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  


Eastland was located, aged 61 years, visiting Bristol, Gloucestershire on census night in 1871, staying in a local Bristol hotel.  He died early the following year in the March quarter of 1872 in Cambridge.  In 1881 we find his widow Ann residing in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Eastland and Ann's son Eastland is not located in the 1881 census, but married Jane BARKER in 1883, and by 1891 he is found residing in Formby, Lancashire.

Eastland's daughter, Isabella Reynoldson Staveley, is residing at Silloth Farm in Low Holme, Cumberland in 1881, employed as a Governess in the CARR household.  By 1891 Isabella is located residing in Denbigh, Wales, again employed as a Governess, this time in the employ of John BRISCOE, the Justice of the Peace of Denbigh.  In 1901 Isabella is visiting the WHITE household in Dunoon and Kilmun, in Scotland. Isabella Reynoldson Staveley died, unmarried, in Wisbech in 1922 at the age of 86 years.

Alwyn Walter Staveley became an electrical engineer, and is found residing as a boarder at 87 Hinckley Rd, Leicester in 1891.  Alwyn married Hester COCKETT in Norfolk in 1893, and they are found living in Knighton, Leicester in 1901.

Eastland's wife Ann died in 1891 at the age of 67 years.  Their daughters Laura, May Christophera, and Amy Dawes are living in Walsoken in 1891:

1891: 97 Norwich Road, Walsoken, Norfolk, England

 Laura STAVELEY   Sister  U  Female  37  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Living on Own Means
 May C. STAVELEY  Sister  U  Female  27  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Living on Own Means
 Amy D. STAVELEY  Sister  U  Female  24  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Living on Own Means
 Elizabeth DUDLESTON Visitor W  Female  70  Severington, Cambridgeshire, England  Living on Own Means
 Sarah H. WHITE  Serv  U  Female  21  Emneth, Norfolk, England  General Servant Domestic


Laura and Amy are living with their sister Ann Ellen in 1901:

1901: 114 Norwich Road, Walsoken, Norfolk, England

 Ann E. STAVELEY  Head  U  Female  48  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Housekeeper Living on Own Means
 Laura STAVELEY   Sister  U  Female  47  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Living on Own Means
 May C. STAVELEY  Sister  U  Female  33  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Living on Own Means
 Amy D. STAVELEY  Sister  U  Female  24  Walsoken, Norfolk, England  Living on Own Means
 Sarah DAWBARN Visitor  U  Female  74  Gravesend, London, England  Living on Own Means
 Eliza HICKINBOTTON Visitor  U  Female  77  London, England  Living on Own Means
 Emily SQUIRREL  Serv  U  Female  17  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England  General Servant Domestic


Ann Ellen Staveley died in 1929 in Wisbech at the age of 76 years.  Her sister Laura died in Wisbech in 1942 at the age of 88 years.


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