John William Staveley was born in Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, in 1857 to parents Joseph Staveley and Ellen. John married Betsy in 1877 and is living in Leven by 1881:
1881: North Street, Leven, Yorkshire, England
|John W. STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||24||Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England||Blacksmith's Labourer|
|Betsy A. STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||22||Leven, Yorkshire, England||Blacksmith Labourer's Wife|
|Joseph H. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||3||Leven, Yorkshire, England|
|Sarah E. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||1||Leven, Yorkshire, England|
|John J. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||3 mo.||Leven, Yorkshire, England|
By 1891, this family has moved to Sculcoates.