Likely sons of John Stayner (b. Boston, 7 Aug. 1763) and of Mary (Allen) Stayner (b., very likely at Boston, 15 June 1764).

He is the uncle of Mrs. John Allen; and she, the elder sister of Ebenezer Jr., William, and John Allen. John and Mary were m. at Halifax 20 June 1783.

Until 1814, John Stayner and John Allen had been partners in the tannery business of "Stayner and Allen," Stayner conducting a shop at Stayner's Wharf in Halifax (only one or two doors north of the Beamish house) and Allen operating the tannery on the Old Preston Road. In 1814 Stayner sold his half to his partner.

The sons of John and Mary possibly making "inquiries" this day would be Thomas Allen Stayner, aged 27 (b. 16 Dec. 1788); John Stayner Jr., aged 24 (b. 8 July 1791); and Ebenezer Stayner, aged 20 (b. 19 Sept. 1795).

(Thomas was m. 15 May 1817 at Champlain, N.Y., to Louisa Sutherland, dau. of Daniel Sutherland. He became Deputy Postmaster-General of B.N.A. He d. at Toronto 23 June 1868. John Jr. was m. 28 Sept. 1817 at St. Johnís, Nfld., to Leah Ryan, dau. of  John Ryan. He d. 6 Aug. 1867 at Patterson, N.J.  Ebenezer Stayner was m. 24 Dec. 1823 at Halifax to Agnes Hunter, dau. of John and Jane Hunter. He was a merchant at Halifax and moved to Boston on retirement. He d. 6 Aug. 1881 at Boston.)