Hon and Rev. Sir Francis Jarvis Stapleton

1806 - 11th Feb 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Counterclaimed unsuccessfully for the compensation for the enslaved people on Montpellier on Nevis as executor of his father Sir Thomas Stapleton 6th bart. and 22nd Baron le Despencer or Despenser (also confusingly known as the 12th Lord Despenser).

  1. Adm. pens. (age 19) at TRINITY, Dec. 19, 1825. [4th] s. of Sir Thomas, 6th Bart. [and 22nd] Baron le Despencer (and Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Elliot, of Antigua, West Indies). B. [Aug. 6, 1807], in London. School, Harrow. Matric. Michs. 1826; M.A. 1831. Ord. deacon (Norwich) June 5, 1831. Succeeded as 7th Bart., 1831. R. of Mereworth and V. of Tudeley with Capel, Kent, 1832-74. Married, May 17, 1830, Margaret, dau. of Lieut.-Gen. Sir George Airey, and had issue. Died Feb. 11, 1874. Brother of Miles J. (1823), William (1817), and Thomas (1810). (Harrow Sch. Reg.; Boase, VI. 608; G.E.C.; Burke, P. and B.; Walford, County Families; Oliver, History of Antigua, III. 102 (pedigree); Crockford; Records of Rochester

  2. Will of Hon. Sir Francis Jarvis Stapleton late of Mereworth Court and of Greys Oxfordshire proved 17/04/1874, effects under £20,000.


T71/882 Nevis no. 16. The Hon & Rev. Sir Francis Jarvis Stapleton of Mereworth Co Kent, executor and devisee of his late father the Rt Hon Thomas Lord Le Despenser.

  1. Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

  2. National Probate Calendar 1874.

Further Information

Margaret Airey
Wealth at death
Cambridge (Trinity) [1826-1831 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£666 15s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandmother
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Mereworth Court, Mereworth, Kent, South-east England , England