First research into Staverton has led to an Elizabeth Darby who bequeathed a fire engine to the village in 1720 following a fire which destroyed 22 houses, haystacks, stables and grain stores from the original village behind the church. Who was Elizabeth? and why a fire engine?
I found this image of a fire engine within the Information & History section of the Staverton Parish Website. Allegedly the fire engine was kept in the village until recently when it was moved to Daventry museum.