Sir Thomas Stapleton 6th Bart., 22nd Baron Le Despencer

10th Nov 1766 - 1st Oct 1831


  1. Will of the Right Honourable Thomas Baron Le Despencer proved 19/03/1832. Under the will, Le Despencer entailed his estates in Great Britain, first to his surviving son Francis Jarvis Stapleton (q.v.). He left an annuity of £300 p.a. to his daughter Frances secured on his [unnamed] estates in the West Indies, and left the estates themselves to Francis Jarvis Stapleton.

  2. Memorial inscription in St. Nicholas's, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire: Sacred to the memory of Sir Thomas Stapleton Baronet. Baron Le Despencer who died OCtober the 3rd 1831 in the 65th year of his age... This monument is erected by his affectionate and afflicated mother Mary, Lady Stapleton.

  3. Le Despencer's grand-daughter Mary Frances Elizabeth Stapleton, the daughter of Thomas Stapleton (d. 1829), married Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Earl of Falmouth.


  1. PROB 11/1797/208.

  2. [accessed 09/12/2021].

  3. Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. III pp.102-103 'Stapleton Family.'

We are grateful to John Hinshelwood for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Eliot
Frances, Thomas, William, Miles John, Francis Jarvis

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1829 [LA] → Not known

The son of Sir Thomas Stapleton 6th bart. claimed under Nevis no. 16 for some of the enslaved people on Montpellier as his father's executor. This estate must have been the estate referred to by J.R.V. Johnston as the estate in St John Figtree leased by Sir Thomas Stapleton bart. in 1750: Johnston thereafter lost track of the estate and assumed it had been continuously leased, not being able to find Sir Thomas Stapleton 6th bart in the compensation lists. It appears to have been Stapleton's, coupled with Montpelier in the Slave Registers.

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Notes →
Miles J. Stapleton predeceased his...
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Father → Son
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Greys Court, Rocky Lane, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, Central England, England