|Born||29 July 1784|
|Died||4 April 1854 (aged 69)|
Commander and Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Staveley was born in York, the son of William Staveley and Henrietta Henderson. He entered the British Army in 1798 as an ensign. Staveley fought in several conflicts in the Peninsular War (Battle of Talavera, Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, Battle of Vittoria, Battle of the Pyrenees, Battle of Toulouse, Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo and Battle of Badajoz and many other minor actions).
After leaving Hong Kong in 1851, he was given command of the Bombay Army. In 1853, he was made Colonel of the 24th Regiment of Foot and appointed commander-in-chief of the Madras Army (with local rank of lieutenant-general). He died in the Nilgiri Hills, and was buried at Ootacamund.
He married Sarah Mather in 1817. Their children included Charles William Dunbar Staveley, Harriet Frances Staveley, and Caroline Octavia Emma Staveley, who in 1847 married Talavera Vernon Anson RN.
- Dalton, Charles (1904). The Waterloo roll call. With biographical notes and anecdotes. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. p. 206.
- 'General Sir George Anson, G.C.B', obituary in The Gentleman's Magazine, January 1850, pp. 87–88
Sir George D'Aguilar
| Commander and Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong
John Francis Davis
| Administrator of Hong Kong
Sir George Bonham
Sir Richard Armstrong
| C-in-C, Madras Army
Sir William Warre
| Colonel of the 94th Regiment of Foot