Stapleton baronets

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There have been two baronetcies created for familied called Stapleton:

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Arms of Stapleton of Carlton: Argent, a lion rampant sable Miles Stapleton of Bedale Arms.svg
Arms of Stapleton of Carlton: Argent, a lion rampant sable

The Stapleton baronetcy, of Carlton, Yorkshire, was created on 20 March 1661/2 for Miles Stapleton (1626-1707), the son of Gilbert Stapleton of Carlton. He was heir in his issue to the ancient title Baron Beaumont, in abeyance from the death of William Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Beaumont, 7th Baron Beaumont (bef. 1441–1507). Carlton had been a possession of the Stapletons since about 1300. The 1st Baronet was descended from Sir Bryan Stapleton (c.1322-1394), KG, of Carlton, Warden of Calais. He married twice but died without issue, when the baronetcy became extinct. His heir was his nephew Nicholas Errington (d.1716) of Pont-Eland, Northumberland, who adopted the surname and arms of Stapleton. In the Victorian era his descendants rebuilt their house as Carlton Towers which in 1971 was inherited by the 17th Duke of Norfolk from his mother Mona Stapleton, 11th Baroness Beaumont. [1] [2]

The Stapleton Baronetcy, of The Leeward Islands, is a dormant title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 20 December 1679 for William Stapleton [3] , who followed Charles II into exile in France, and after the Restoration was appointed deputy-governor of Montserrat and captain-general of the Leeward Islands. [4] The earlier background was well put by John Brooke, who wrote: The Stapletons, of Irish extraction, emigrated to the West Indies temp. Charles II, and settled in Oxfordshire in the early 18th century. [5] The fourth Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire. The fifth Baronet represented Oxford in the House of Commons. In 1788 the abeyance of the ancient barony le Despencer was terminated in favour of the sixth Baronet, who became the twelfth Baron le Despencer. On his death the barony passed to his granddaughter Frances Elizabeth (the daughter of his eldest son the Hon. Thomas Stapleton), wife of Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth (see Baron le Despencer for further history of this title). The baronetcy was inherited by the late Baronet's youngest son Francis Joseph, the seventh Baronet. The 1679 creation became extinct upon the death of Sir Henry Alfred Stapleton, 10th Baronet, in 1995.

Stapleton baronets, of Carlton (1661/2)

Stapleton baronets, of The Leeward Islands (1679)

  • Hon. Thomas (1792-1829), married Maria Wynne Bankes, daughter of Henry Bankes, of Kingston House, Dorset;

Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys

James Paul, the son of William Paul the bishop of Oxford (1663–5), a Fishmonger and Linen Draper, of St. Michael Cornhill, [13] London and Bray in Berkshire, bought Greys Court in 1688. By his second wife Martha, fourth daughter of Sir Thomas Duppa, usher of the black rod from 1683–1694, he had a son William, whose daughter Catherine married Sir William Stapleton, 4th Bt., to whom it passed in 1711 on her father's death. It then remained with the Stapletons until 1937.

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References

  1. Lodge, Edmund, The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage, 8th ed., 1842
  2. https://carltontowers.co.uk/home/the-family/
  3. Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1904), Complete Baronetage volume 4 (1665-1707), 4, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, retrieved 9 October 2018
  4. Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. III, pp.102-103 'Stapleton Family'.
  5. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, edited by L. Namier, and J. Brooke., 1964.
  6. married Frances, daughter and coheiress of Sir James Russell, governor of Nevis.
  7. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, edited by L. Namier, and J. Brooke., 1964.
  8. Peerage, Edmund Lodge, London, 1831
  9. He had a small sugar operation at Nevis 16 (Mont Pellier), (UCL, 'Legacies of Slave Ownership').
  10. Two of his brothers-in-law were: William Hay, 17th Earl of Erroll and Lt.-general Sir Henry Augustus Montague Cosby (1743 - 1822);
  11. Debrett's Baronetage of England, edited by William Courthope, London, 1835
  12. His sisters: Emma Stapleton (d. 1879), married Charles Brodrick 6th Viscount Midleton (1797-1863); Maria married Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden; Emily married Hercules Robert Pakenham; and Anna married Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham.
  13. The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, edited by D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, and S. Handley, 2002.