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Families covered: Stapleton of Grey's Court, Stapleton of the Leeward Islands

Descended from Sir John Stapleton who settled in Ireland in the time of King Henry II (who r. 1154-1189) was ...
Richard Stapleton (a 1566)
m. Eleanor Butler (dau of James Butler, 9th lord of Dunboyne)
1. John Stapleton
  m. Margaret Bourke
  A. ?? Stapleton
  i. John Stapleton of Thurlesbegg
  m. Sarah McEgan shown by TCB as mother of the 1st Bart
  a. Redmund Sapleton
  m. _ Fogarty (dau of Cornelius Fogarty of Devey)
  (1) Edmund Stapleton, Governor of Montserrat (a 1685)
  (A) Honora Stapleton
(2) Sir William Stapleton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, 1st Bart of the Leeward Islands (d 03.08.1686, 3rd son)
  m. (by 1672) Anne Russell (d 08.07.1722, dau of Col. Randolph Russell, Governor of Nevis, sister of Sir James)
  (A) Sir James Stapleton of London, 2nd Bart of the Leeward Islands (b 24.09.1672, dsp unm bur 29.07.1690)
  (B) Sir William Stapleton, 3rd Bart of the Leeward Islands (b 14.11.1674, d 06-7. 12.1699)
  m. (23.01.1696/7) Frances Russell (dau of Sir James Russell of Nevis by Penelope Tyrell)
  BP1934 suggests that Frances m2. Colonel Walter Hamilton, Governor of the Leeward Islands but TCB confirms that that was her aunt (and mother-in-law), Anne Russell.
  (i) Sir William Stapleton, 4th Bart of the Leeward Islands (b 1698, d 12.01.1739-40)
  m. (28.04.1724) Catherine Paul (d 28.06.1753, dau of William Paul of Braywick)
Catherine's mother was Catherine, dau of Vere Fane, 5th Earl of Westmorland, through whom came a claim for the barony of Le Despenser.
  (a) Sir Thomas Stapleton of Rotherfield Grey, 5th Bart (b 24.02.1727, d 1781, 2nd son)
  m. (27.11.1765) Mary Fane (dau of Henry Fane of Wormsley)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Stapleton of Grey's Court, 6th Bart, Lord Le Despencer (b 10.11.1766, d 03.10.1831)
  Sir Thomas successfully claimed the barony of Le Despenser in 1788.
  m. (01.07.1791) Elizabeth Eliot (d 03.01.1848, dau of Samuel Eliot of Antigua)
  ((A)) Thomas Stapleton of Grey's Court (b 24.04.1792, dvp 01.06.1829)
  m. (02.02.1816) Maria Wynne Banks (d 15.10.1823, dau of Henry Banks of Kiingston House)
  ((i)) Mary Frances Stapleton, Baroness Le Despencer (b 24.03.1822, d 20.11.1891)
m. (29.07.1845) Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth (b 18.03.1819, d 06.11.1889)
  ((B)) Miles John Stapleton (b 21.03.1801, dvp 11.06.1830, rector of Mereworth, 3rd son) had issue (4 daughters)
  m. (29.12.1820) Anne Byam Kerby (d 14.11.1842, dau of T.N. Kerby of Antigua)
  ((C)) Sir Francis Stapleton, 7th Bart (b 06.08.1807, d 11.02.1874, rector of Mereworth) had issue
  m. (17.05.183) Margaret Airey (d 07.02.1880, dau of Sir George Airey)
  ((D)) Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton (b 22.09.1794, d 25.02.1861)
  m. (09.01.1813) Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden (b 27.10.1788, d 20.03.1870)
  ((E)) Emma Stapleton (b 27.02.1796, d 29.12.1879)
m. (05.05.1825) Charles Brodrick, 6th Viscount Midleton (b 1791, d 1863)
  ((F)) Emily Stapleton (d 27.01.1875)
  m. (11.1817) Sir Hercules Robert Pakenham (Lt. Gen.)
  ((G)) Anna Frances Esther Stapleton (b 15.04.1805, dsp 20.08.1861)
  m. (03.12.1828) Henry Maxwell, 7th Lord Farnham (b 09.08.1799, dsp 20.08.1868)
((H))+ other issue (d unm) - William (b 02.12.1797, dvp 26.09.1826), Elizabeth Mary (d 30.12.1823), Frances (d 1835)
  ((2)) William Stapleton (b 06.06.1770, d 1826, Lt. General)
  m. (1790) Anna Maria Keppel (d 1836, dau of Hon. Frederick Keppel, Bishop of Exeter)
  ((A)) John Horace Stapleton (d 07.11.1836)
  m1. (02.06.1814) Georgiana Maria Fitzroy (d 07.11.1836, dau of George Ferdinand FitzRoy, 2nd Lord Southampton)
m2. (08.07.1834) Charlotte Georgiana Ponsonby (dau of Hon. Sir William Ponsonby)
  ((3))+ other issue (d unm) - James Henry (b 29.06.1777, d 1842), Maria (d 20.03.1858), Catherine (d 04.1863)
  (b) Catherine Stapleton
  m. Sir James Wright in Venice
  (c)+ other issue - William (dvp), James (d unm), Frances
  (ii) James Russell Stapleton of Bodrhyddan (Colonel)
  m. Penelope Conway (dau of Sir John Conway, Bart of Bodrythan)
  The following is supported by Griffith's Pedigrees (Bodrhyddan, p261).
  (a) Penelope Stapleton (d 1788)
  m. (10.05.1753) Ellis Yonge of Acton & Bryn Yorcin
  ((1)) Penelope Yonge (b c1768, d 05.11.1789, coheir)
  m. William Davies Shipley (d 1826, Dean of St. Asaph)
(b) Catherine Stapleton Griffith says she was Mary (d unm 1816)
  (c) Elizabeth Stapleton (dsp 1825)
  m. Watkyn Williams of Penbedw
  (d) Frances Stapleton (d 20.04.1825)
  m. (1767) Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, Bart (d 24.08.1809)
  (C) Miles Stapleton
  m. Elizabeth Gerard (dau of Sir Charles Gerard, Bart of Harrow-on-the-Hill)
  (i)+ issue - Miles (d unm), Anna, Frances
  (D) Mary Stapleton (dsp) probably of this generation
  m. Sir James Cotter of Anngrove (d 1705)
  (3)+ other issue (dsp) - son, Edmund/Redmund (Governor of Nevis/Montserrat)

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Stapleton') with some support from TCB (vol 4, 'Stapleton of the Leeward Islands', p111+)
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