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  • Royal Ancestry by D. Richardson Vol. IV. p. 212
  • Lewis, M. (n.d.).[1].
  • GEDCOM, (2010, Nov 16). Mary Brewster; Hunt. FamilySearch. Call Book British 929.242, A1, No. 171; Fische British 6035740; CC No. 0281381. p. 3 "... Sir Robert Stapleton (d. 1557)" Wife Elizabeth Mallory; son Sir Robert Stapleton (d. 1606).
  • Surtees Society, (1867). The Publications of the Surtees Society, Volume 67, pp. 320 - 321. Ripon: William Harrison. Google Books

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Christopher Stapleton[1][2]

Robert Stapleton, Knt., of Wighill, Yorkshire, was the eldest surviving son and heir of Christopher Stapleton, Esq., and his first wife Alice Ask. He was born about 1515 in Yorkshire; this is estimated due to his marriage in 1537.[2]
Robert Stapleton married Elizabeth Mallory, daughter of William Mallory, Knt., of Studley, Yorkshire, and his wife Jane, daughter of John Norton, Knt. [1]
Robert died on June 6, 1557 at the age of 40.[1] He was buried at Wighill, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England[3]
The widow Elizabeth married as her second husband, Marmaduke Slingsby.[4]


Father Robert Stapleton, Knt., died 1557
Mother Elizabeth Mallory
Robert Stapleton and his wife Katherine Constable had two sons and two daughters:[1]
  • Henry Stapleton, Esq., of Wighill.
  • Philip Stapleton, Gent., of Bilton.
  • Jane Stapleton, married Christopher Wyvill, Esq., who died before his father, eldest son of Sir Marmaduke Wyvill of Constable Burton, the first baronet. She was living with her mother-in-law, Lady Anne Wyvill, at Massam in 1604, a Catholic.
  • Dorothy Stapleton.


"The family of Stapleton possessed their estate upwards of 500 years"[2].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol IV, p 95 STAPLETON; Vol IV, p 100 STAPLETON #15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2989.htm#90566 "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 3 Apr 2020)
  3. Richardson, D. Plantagenet Ancestry: "A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families", 2ed, 2011. Vol I, Page 274. Google Books.
  4. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol IV, page 20, MALLORY 16. John Mallory, Knt.


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Magna Carta Project

Magna Carta trail
A trail between Gateway Ancestor Capt. Philip Nelson and Surety Baron Roger le Bigod, identified by the Magna Carta Project, is being developed (see Base Camp).
Proposed Magna Carta Trail
This trail returned by Wikitree relationship finder is under development by Gateway Guardian, Katherine Patterson. This trail is currently proposed and has not as yet been reviewed and approved by the Magna Carta Project. This trail is supported by documentation found in Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry. [1]
1. Capt. Philip Nelson is the son of Dorothy Stapleton
2. Dorothy Stapleton is the daughter of Philip Stapleton
3. Philip Stapleton is the son of Robert Stapleton
4. Robert Stapleton is the son of Robert Stapleton
5. Robert Stapleton is the son of Christopher Stapleton
6. Christopher Stapleton is the son of Jane Threlkeld
7. Jane Threlkeld is the daughter of Margaret Bromflete
8. Margaret Bromflete is the daughter of Henry Bromflete
9. Henry Bromflete is the son of Margaret St John
10. Margaret St John is the daughter of Anastasia de Aton
11. Anastasia de Aton is the daughter of Isabel de Percy
12. Isabel de Percy is the daughter of Idoine de Cllifford
13. Idoine de Clifford is the daughter of Robert de Clifford
14. Robert de Clifford is the son of Isabel de Vipont
15. Isabel de Vipont is the daughter of Isabel FitzJohn
16. Isabel FitzJohn is the daughter of Isabel le Bigod
17. Isabel le Bigod is the daughter of Hugh le Bigod
18. Hugh le Bigod is the son of Roger le Bigod


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