Staples baronets

The Staples Baronetcy, of Lissan in the County of Tyrone, was a title in the Baronetage of Ireland. It was created on 18 July 1628 for Thomas Staples, who later served as High Sheriff of County Tyrone.

The long-serving MP John Staples was grandson of the fourth Baronet, brother-in-law of the seventh Baronet, father of the ninth Baronet and great great grandfather of the author CS Lewis. The lines of the Marquesses of Ormonde, Earls of Clancarty, and Barons Ponsonby and Clermont can be traced back to his daughters. The ninth Baronet was a prominent lawyer. Thomas Staples, younger brother of the tenth Baronet, was a Major-General in the British Army. The twelfth Baronet, Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples was a well-known artist, good friend of King Edward VII and member of the Café Royal set.

Following the death of the seventeenth Baronet in November 2013, the title become extinct.

The family seat is Lissan House, near Cookstown, County Tyrone.

This page was last edited on 30 May 2018, at 21:14.
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Robert_Staples,_4th_Baronet under CC BY-SA license.

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