Sir Robert Stapleton

Birth
Wighill, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England
Death 3 Oct 1606 (aged 57–58)
Wighill, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England
Burial Wighill, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England
Memorial ID 106516670 · View Source
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Knight of Wighill, Yorkshire, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire, Burgess of Wells.

Eldest surviving son of Sir Robert Stapleton and Elizabeth Mallory, grandson of Christopher Stapleton and Alice Aske, Sir William Mallory and Jane Conyers.

Husband of Katherine Constable, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Constable of Everingham and Jane Conyers, descendant of King Edward III. They had two sons and two daughters; Henry, Philip, Jane (wife of Christopher Wyvill) and Dorothy. Katherine died about 1580.

Secondly, husband of Olive Sharington, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Henry Sharington and Ann Paget, widow of John Talbot of Salwarpe. They had four sons and four daughters; Brian, Robert, Edward, William, Olive (wife of Sir Robert Dinely), Ursula (wife of Sir Robert Baynard), May and Grace.

Robert commanded a garrison in York against the northern rebels. Robert's career at court was destroyed by a large quarrel with Edwin Sandys, the Archbishop of York. The arguments led to a Star Chamber hearing where the Archbishop was vindicated and Stapleton was sentenced to three years imprisonment and a £300 fine.

Sir Robert was buried Oct 3rd at Wighill, Olive was living at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire in 1634.


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  • Maintained by: Paula Towne McRonald
  • Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
  • Added: 11 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 106516670
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Robert Stapleton (1548–3 Oct 1606), Find a Grave Memorial no. 106516670, citing All Saints Churchyard, Wighill, Harrogate Borough, North Yorkshire, England ; Maintained by Paula Towne McRonald (contributor 47690860) .