Stubley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stubley family

The surname Stubley was first found in Essex where the Feet of Fine listed: William de Stublegh for 1239-1240; William de Stubleye in 1313 and later, John Stubliegh in 1385. [1]

Richard Stubbe was a Knights Templar in 1185 in Yorkshire and William Stob was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1332. Geoffrey de Stubbes was found in the Pipe Rolls for Norfolk in 1199, Robert del Stobbes was found in the Assize Rolls for Cheshire in 1288 and Thomas de la Stubbe was found in the Sybsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. [1]

Early History of the Stubley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stubley research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Stubley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stubley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stubbey, Stubley, Stubbley, Subblie and others.

Early Notables of the Stubley family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include the Stubbey family of Norfolk. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum...
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Australia Stubley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stubley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • W. Stubley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849 [2]
  • Mr. William Stubley who was convicted in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Clara" on 19th March 1857, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Edward Stubley (Stribley), Cornish blacksmith who immigrated to New South Wales, Australia in 1858 convicted at Goulburn Gaol on 2nd February 1860, he was sent to the lunatic asylum [4]

New Zealand Stubley migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stubley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Maria Stubley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th October 1863 [5]
  • Miss Sarah Stubley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th October 1863 [5]
  • Mr. Thomas Stubley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 17th October 1863 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stubley (post 1700) +

  • Trevor Stubley RP RBA RSW RWS (1932-2010), British painter and illustrator born in Leeds, known for his portraits of HM the Queen, Alan Ayckbourn, Dame Judi Dench, J B Priestley and Dame Janet Baker
  • Francis Horace Stubley (1833-1886), Australian politician in Queensland, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Kennedy (1878-1883)


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SPARTAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Spartan.htm
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 11th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clara)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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