The History of the Staley Family in Australia
William Joseph STALEY

William Joseph STALEY

Male 1898 - 1961  (63 years)    Has 16 ancestors and 48 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Joseph STALEY 
    Relationshipwith Sidney Ernest MARTIN
    Born 12 Jan 1898  Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried Mar 1961  Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 7 Mar 1961  Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings
    1. Jonathan (Jack) STALEY
              b. 13 Aug 1884, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Feb 1944, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    2. Annie Jane STALEY
              b. 18 Apr 1886, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 1889, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    3. Margaret (Margretta) STALEY
              b. 6 Sep 1888, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 May 1962, White Hills, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    4. Elizabeth STALEY
              b. 20 Sep 1890, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jan 1971, Boronia, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    5. Robert Gustav STALEY
              b. 1 May 1893, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Oct 1976, Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    6. Henry Sylvester (Sport) STALEY
              b. 29 Mar 1896, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Mar 1978, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Person ID I488  Staley
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2014 

    Father Jonathan STALEY
              b. 9 Dec 1851, Greenburn, Parish Of Whitburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Dec 1897, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Annie STAGG
              b. 1862, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Aug 1927, Jersey Hill Via Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1883  Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gladys Victoria TOY
              b. 1905, Long Gully, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Apr 1993  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1930  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Evelyn May STALEY
     2. Edwin Joseph STALEY
              b. 2 Jun 1933
              d. 10 Dec 2008, Perth, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Graham John STALEY
     4. Ann Elizabeth STALEY
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1898 - Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1930 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1961 - Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1961 - Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Staley lived in Inglewood, Victoria, Australia. The following is an extract from a booklet titled " A Brief History of Inglewood" by Ian J Wemyss. It was published for a back to Inglewood function. "...The South Gordon. The last mine to be operated on a grand scale was the South Gordon. In October 1936 this company acquired a working option over a mine called the "Trivalve" on the Old Inglewood, or Jersey line of reef which had been worked intermittently from 1927 to 1936 by the late W J Staley. Various partners over the period, lacking faith in his enterprise, tired of it, but Mr Staley's belief never wavered. He disposed of a profitable boot-repair business and invested his own money in sinking the shaft to 200 feet. With the assistance of one of his brothers, the late John Staley, stone studded with gold was exposed. Altogether, the brothers recovered about 1000 ozs of gold and only the fact that expensive machinery was now necessary for efficient operation of the ground, influenced them to part with their interest to the South Gordon Company. In its first three months of operation the company crushed 240 tons for a yield of 939 ozs. Further good crushings were obtained from easily won stone, but the all too familiar evil soon took over. Squabbles between the directors and shareholders contributed towards a stoppage of operations in June 1939, then finally a liquidation order was issued upon the company in February 1940....". Bill saw out his later years looking after the greens at the local lawn bowls club. He and Gladys lived in a large house in Grant St Inglewood. The property has since been sold.

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Federation Index, Victoria. BDM 1889-1901 on CD, 4076 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3] Cemetery Records of Inglewood 1862-2000, Arthur T Treble, (Printed in Bendigo, Vic 2000), Pres. 1971 (Reliability: 3), 14 May 2012.

    3. [S40] Victorian Probate Index 1970-92, 568/406, 959/849 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S66] Victorian Marriages Index 1921-42 on CD, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 2041 (Reliability: 3).