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Rev John Molesworth Staples
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1776
Death: Apr. 4, 1859

Reverend John Molesworth Staples was born on 01 September 1776. He was the son of Rt. Hon. John Staples and Hon. Henrietta Molesworth.

He married Anne Alexander, daughter of Rt. Hon and Rt. Rev. Nathaniel Alexander and Anne Jackson, in September 1813.

The Rev. John Molesworth Staples was Rector of Lissan for 60 years; He lived in Upper Moville in County Derry, Donegal where he was responsible for two other churches as well as Lissan. His sons all served in the Navy or in the Army in India. It was he who commissioned Nash to build a new Rectory for Lissan and paid half the cost; he built a cornmill in 1820, local schools and over 20 years planted 32,000 trees in great variety throughout the Townlands.

He died on 04 April 1859 at age 82.
Family links: 
  Anne Alexander Staples (1793 - 1869)
  Nathaniel Alexander Staples (1817 - 1899)*
  Charlotte Melosina Staples Conyngham (1826 - 1847)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: sandpipertoo
Record added: Aug 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74290064

- sandpipertoo
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011

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