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Thomas Kitchingman Staveley (also known as Thomas Kitchingman Hutchinson, Thomas Kitchingman Hutchinson)

Thomas Kitchingman Hutchinson Staveley, Member of Parliament and magistrate for Ripon, was born in 1791.

His mother was in the ancestral line of the Staveleys who had owned Old Sleningford Hall since the 15th century. On his inheritance of the hall and estate in 1814, Thomas Kitchingman Hutchinson adopted the familial name 'Staveley' into his own title. After his inheritance he began to develop the designed landscape and formal gardens surrounding the hall.

He married Mary Claridge at St James, Westminster on 6 April 1820, although it is likely that she died at some stage in the next 30 years. Thomas Staveley was elected as the MP for Ripon in 1832 and is believed to have stood for the Whigs.

His second marriage took place in June 1852, when he married Anne Elizabeth Burnester in Bath, Somerset. She was the only daughter of M.A. Burnster Esq, M. B., surgeon to the forces. They had a number of children, of whom only the girls survived.

Roseberry Mary Staveley inherited Old Sleningford on her father's death in February 1860. Thomas Staveley's monument can be found in the south wall of the nave at St Mary the Virgin, North Stainley, Ripon.

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