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Amanda Taylor
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I am researching my STALEY / STEALEY / STELEY Family History.  My 6x great grandfather Jonah STALEY was a shoemaker at Bishop's Castle.  His son, Adam STALEY / STEALEY married Elizabeth WESTON in 1785 at Smethcote Common and they had 9 children, all born in Smethcote.  Their eldest surviving son, Adam STEALEY moved to Wales and married Mary Ann DANKS.  However, their other children and families mostly all remained in Shropshire.  The only known son of Adam STEALEY and Mary Ann (DANKS) STELEY, Abel STELEY was born in Wales, he married Leah BEVAN and they had 12 children, all born in Wales.  The family moved to Australia in 1864.  Their son John Bevan STELEY is my 2x great grandfather.  I would love to hear from anyone who is researching this family.  I am hoping to travel to England / Wales later this year, so I would also be keen to hear any advice on how to further my research while I am there.  Thank-you.