The History of the Staley Family in Australia
Allan STALEY

Allan STALEY

Male 1828 - 1884  (55 years)    Has 8 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Allan STALEY 
    Relationshipwith Sidney Ernest MARTIN
    Born 16 May 1828  Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Feb 1884  Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 9 Feb 1884  Melbourne General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings
    1. Agnes STALEY
              b. 28 Feb 1820, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Mar 1882, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    2. Jonathan STALEY
              b. 28 Feb 1820, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 1823
     
    3. Thomas STALEY
              b. 23 Jul 1821, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Mar 1878, Moonlight Flat, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    4. Jonathan STALEY
              b. 12 Jan 1823, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Feb 1890, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    5. Mary Ritchie STALEY
              b. 8 Oct 1824, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Mar 1856, Forest Creek, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    6. Robert STALEY
              b. 29 Jul 1826, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Jul 1882, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    7. James STALEY
              b. 1 Dec 1830, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     
    8. David Gray STALEY
              b. 3 Nov 1832, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Feb 1881, Yandoit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    9. Margaret STALEY
              b. 27 Oct 1834, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Jun 1881, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    10. John STALEY
              b. 2 Jan 1838, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 1840, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    11. John STALEY
              b. 2 Jul 1840, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Sep 1882, Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Person ID I183  Staley
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2009 

    Father Jonathan STALEY
              b. 9 Jul 1794, Parish Of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Feb 1847, Greenburn, Parish Of Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary GOLDIE
              b. 8 Dec 1800, Coltburn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Dec 1854, Kensington (Leopold), Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1820  Coltburn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet (Jessie) Brown DODS
              b. 3 Oct 1832, At Sea On "North Briton" Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Oct 1903, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 14 Jul 1854  Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1828 - Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jul 1854 - Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 1884 - Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Feb 1884 - Melbourne General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Allen Staley
    Allen Staley

  • Notes 
    • Allan arrived in Victoria in 1852, Allan and Jessie had no children. He was the first licensee of the Court House Hotel in Sydney Road, Brunswick, which was built in 1858 on Lobb's Hill opposite Brunswick's first municipal offices and the Courthouse. He owned several properties and land in Brunswick, Staley Street which is off Blyth Street was named after him, he probably owned land in the area. He was heavily involved in community affairs and was a Councillor in Brunswick from 1868-1870 and 1872-1882, and Mayor in 1872/73 and 1876/77, he stood unsuccessfully for a seat in the State Legislative Assembly in 1868, he was also a Justice of the Peace and took his place in the Magistrates Court. Allan's estate operated until at least 1906, he included all of his siblings (or their descendants) in his will, Probate Records describe him as a "Gentleman", on his marriage certificate he was a Miner, the passenger list for the "Cambodia" described him as an agricultural labourer, so he did very well in his 30 or so years in his new country. Allan and Jessie sailed for London on the "Somersetshire" in April 1870, perhaps they went back to their native Scotland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] State of Victoria, Death Certificate, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 403 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S82] Copy of Death Certificate, 403 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S98] Email from Andrew S. Bowman.