Name: William STAPLETON 1 2
Birth: ABT 1360 in Edenhall, Cumberland, England
Father: William STAPLETON b: ABT 1320 in Edenhall, Cumberland, England
Mother: Mary RITSON b: ABT 1336 in Thurstonfield, Cumbria, England
Unknown ? WHYTELAWE b: ABT 1365 in Alston, Cumberland, England
- William STAPLETON b: ABT 1385 in Edenhall, Cumberland, England
MARY b: ABT 1370 in Cumberland, England
- Author: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood
Title: Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archeological Society, Volume 5
Publication: Name: Printed by T. Wilson and sons., 1908;
Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood, Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archeological Society, Volume 5 (Printed by T. Wilson and sons., 1908).
- Author: David Edwards Thomas.
Title: Alston Moor
David Edwards Thomas., Alston Moor, http://www.vieuxpont.co.uk/id19.html.
Text: For a few years after the death of yet another Nicholas de Veteripont in 1414, and for reasons unknown, the Manor of Alston Moor had been in the over lordship of John de Clifford, a distant relative who died in war in 1421or 1422. Following de Clifford’s death there were several years of legal wrangling in the Court of Chancery, by William and Mary Stapleton, claiming that they should have the rights enjoyed by de Clifford, rather than them being passed to the de Clifford Family, and, in February 1426, they succeeded.
The claim of William and Mary needs some explaining. William Stapleton had made two very astute marriages. His first wife, whose name is unknown, and who was the mother of his son, William the younger, was a direct defendant and heiress of the de Veteriponts, being the daughter of either Elizabeth or Joan, Roberts granddaughters, and his second wife was a de Veteripont heiress for life by her first mirage to Nicholas de Veteripont, the last male of the line. William had also married his son off to the daughter and heiress of that same Nicholas de Veteripont. All the strands of inheritance of Alston Moor had been brought together by William Stapleton for the benefit of his own family. This is the end of the Veteriponts as Lord’s of the Manor of Alston Moor.