Stapletonís of Middlesex County, VA

In Cavaliers & Pioneers, by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol. 1 & 3. Vol. I, years 1623-1666[i], There is a listing for a Thomas Stapleton  as being transported to Virginia . In Vol. III, years 1695-1732[ii], there is a Thomas Stapleton is listed as follows (p.70):

Thomas Stapleton , 125 aces, Middlesex County, beg. by marsh of Peanketank River , cor. of 704 aces. Granted George Keible , dec'd by Blakes's S.W., to land formerly More's; 24 Apr 1703, p. 528. Trans. of 3 pers: Mary Walker , Richd Baxter , Richd Burton .

It is believed that the Thomas Stapleton  in both listings is one in the same. According to the Parish Register of Christ Church 1653-1812.

There are four Stapleton families in Middlesex County , they are as follows:

1.       William  & Lucy Stapleton . Lucy Stapleton, d. 23 Apr 1742.
2.      
Thomas  & Mary Stapleton .
3.      
Elizabeth Stapleton .
4.      
Thomas  & ffrances Stapleton .

William Stapleton

1. William Stapleton , m. to Lucy Unknown .

William  & Lucy (Unknown) Stapleton  had (1) one child:

1.1.     Elizabeth Stapleton , b. 25 Oct 1734, Middlesex Co., VA.

Thomas Stapleton

2. Thomas Stapleton , m. to Mary Unknown .

Thomas  & Mary (Unknown) Stapleton  had (2) two children:

2.1.  Jane Stapleton , b. 1 Oct 1704, Middlesex Co., VA.

Elizabeth Stapleton

3. Elizabeth Stapleton  is listed as having an illegitimate daughter:

In a separate listing Elizabeth Stapleton , a spinster, and Walter Keebler  made a bond on 29 Nov 1755. Sur. and Wit. Thomas Hardin  and John Butterworth [iii].

3.1.     Joyce Stapleton , borne Dec ye 1723, Middlesex Co., VA, baptized Janry 17, 1724.

Thomas Stapleton

4.  Thomas Stapleton , d. 1706, Middlesex Co., St. James Parish , VA; m. to Frances Williamson .

Thomas  & ffrances (Williamson) Stapleton , according to christening records, had four (4) children:

4.1.        John Stapleton , b. 10 Aug 1683, Middlesex Co., VA.
4.2.       George Stapleton , b. 26 Nov and Baptized at ye great Church 10th Janry 1685/6, Middlesex Co., VA; d. 8 Janry 1720 and buried 10 Janry 1720, Middlesex Co., VA.
4.3.       Thomas Stapleton , b. c. 1689-1690, Middlesex Co., VA; m. Margaret Williamson .
4.4.      Ann Stapleton , b. 14 Sept 1693, Middlesex Co., VA.

Thomas Stapleton

4.3. Thomas Stapleton , son of Thomas  & ffrances (Unknown) Stapleton, b. c. 1689-1690, Middlesex County, St. James Parish, Virginia; d. will proved 14 Dec 1732, Caroline Co., VA; m 1st 7 Aug 1718, Middlesex County, VA to Margaret Williamson , daughter of Robert  & Katherine (Lewis) Williamson , baptized 5 Aug 1694, Middlesex Co., VA. Following Thomas' death, Margaret (Williamson) Stapleton  m 2nd 1738, Hanover or Caroline Co., VA to John Plant Sr . They raised a large family together.

Thomas  & Margaret (Williamson) Stapleton  had (1) one known child:

4.3.1.  Frances Stapleton [iv], b. 5 Jul 1719, Middlesex Co., VA.


[i] Cavaliers & Pioneers, by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol. I, years 1623-1666
[ii]
Cavaliers & Pioneers, by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol. III, years 1695-1732
[iii]
Marriages of Middlesex County , VA 1740-1852, Virginia Genealogical Society, p. 9
[iv]
11/01 - per Paul Stapleton .