Sir John Stapleton

Male 1399 - 1455  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name John Stapleton 
    Title Sir 
    Born ~ 1399  Bedale, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 1399  Wighill, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 9 Jun 1455  Clementhorpe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Convent Church, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I37262  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 18 May 2018 

    Father Bryan Stapleton, Knight,   b. 0___ 1379, Ingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1438, Ingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Cecily Bardolf,   b. Abt 1371, Birling, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1432, Bedale, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Y  [5, 6
    Family ID F13763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Norton,   b. 0___ 1403, North Conyers, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1464, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. William Stapleton, of Wighill,   b. ~1432, Wighill, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1503, Wighill, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     2. Mary Stapleton,   b. ~ 1434, Bedale, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Staffordshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F13762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1399 - Bedale, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1399 - Wighill, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jun 1455 - Clementhorpe, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Convent Church, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sir John Stapleton
      BIRTH 1399
      Wighill, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England
      DEATH 9 Jun 1455 (aged 5556)
      York, York Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England
      BURIAL
      St Clement Priory Churchyard (Defunct)
      York, York Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England
      MEMORIAL ID 144662613 View Source

      Sir John Stapleton was born in 1399 at of Wighill, Yorkshire, England; Age 32 weeks on 6 February 1400. He was the son of Miles Stapleton and Johanna Ufflete (Ufford)
      He married Margaret Norton, daughter of Sir Richard Norton, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Elizabeth Tempest, before 1424; They had 6 sons (William, Brian, Miles,Thomas, John, & Christopher) and 4 daughters (Elizageth, Isabel, Katherine, & Agnes).
      Sir John Stapleton left a will on 21 February 1455; Buried in the Convent Church of Clementhorp Priory, York, Yorkshire.

      Family Members
      Spouse
      Margaret Norton Stapleton*
      14031464

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    • The surname of STAPLETON was a locational name 'of Stapleton' a village in the parish of Darrington, near Pontefract, County Yorkshire. Early records of the name mention William de Stapleton, 1273 County Oxford. Robertus de Stapulton was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Originally the coat of arms identified the wearer, either in battle or in tournaments. Completely covered in body and facial armour the knight could be spotted and known by the insignia painted on his shield, and embroidered on his surcoat, the draped garment which enveloped him. Between the 11th and 15th centuries it became customary for surnames to be assumed in Europe, but were not commonplace in England or Scotland before the Norman Conquest of 1066. They are to be found in the Domesday Book of 1086. Those of gentler blood assumed surnames at this time, but it was not until the reign of Edward II (1307-1327) that second names became general practice for all people. The names introduced into Britain by the Normans during and in the wake of the Invasion of 1066, are nearly all territorial in origin. The followers of William the Conqueror were a pretty mixed lot, and while some of them brought the names of their castles and villages in Normandy with them, many were adventurers of different nationalities attached to William's standard by the hope of plunder, and possessing no family or territorial names of their own. Those of them who acquired lands in England were called by their manors, while others took the name of the offices they held or the military titles given to them, and sometimes, a younger son of a Norman landowner, on receiving a grant of land in his new home dropped his paternal name and adopted that of his newly acquired property. The name was taken to Ireland by settlers where they lived in counties Kilkenny and Tipperary. In Gaelic Mac an Ghaill (the son of the foreigner), which has in turn been re-Anglicized as Gall. The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. The lion depicted in the arms is the noblest of all wild beasts which is made to be the emblem of strength and valour, and is on that account the most frequently borne in Coat-Armour.

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      "Alan Horde, Esq., Bencher of the Middle Temple, son of John Hord and grandson of Thomas Hord of Bridgnorth, co. Salop, by Joyce, d. and coh. of Sir John Stapleton of Stapleton, Knt. Will d. 1553."

      Source: Arnold Harris Hord, The Hord Family of Virginia, re-printed from William Smith Ellis, "Hoard or Howard of Ewell and Guilford, Co. Surrey", as printed in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, new series, vol. IV, 1884, edited by Dr. Joseph Jackson Howard

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  • Sources 
    1. [S8891] "Sir John Stapleton (1399-1455)" biography, http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-John-Stapleton/6000000003036855585?through=60.

    2. [S12811] "William Stapleton, of Wighill (1432-1503)", Profile & Registry, https://www.geni.com/people/William-Stapleton-of-Wighil.

    3. [S12821] "Sir John Stapleton", Cemetery Profile, Biography & Registry, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144662613/john-staplet.

    4. [S51531] http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Palmer-146/9.

    5. [S8892] "Sir Bryan of Ingham Stapleton, Knight (1370-1438)" biography,.

    6. [S9015] "William Bardolf, 4th Baron Bardolf and 3rd Baron Damory (21 October 1349 - 29 January 1386)" biography, https://en.wiki.