The Staples Baronetcy, of Lissan in the County of Tyrone and Faughanvale in the County of Londonderry, 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.

Baronet of Lissan and Faughanvale
Crest: A Demi-moor affrontee Proper holding a bolt-staple Or. Escutcheon: Argent, on a fesse engrailed sable between three hurts, as many ermine spots between two dragons’ heads erased or. Motto: Teneo (I Hold)
Creation date18 July 1628
Created byCharles I of England
First holderSir Thomas Staples
Last holderSir Richard Molesworth Staples
StatusExtinct or Dormant
Former seat(s)Lissan House
MottoTeneo ("I Hold")

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 C.S. 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.[1]

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

Staples baronets, of Lissan (1628) edit

Arms edit

Coat of arms of Staples baronets
A demi-negro affrontee Proper holding a bolt-staple Or.
Argent on a fess engrailed Ermine between three hurts a dragon's head erased Or.

See also edit

  • Lissan House (contains significantly more information about the baronets)

References edit

  1. ^ "Official Roll of the Baronetage (as at 31st July 2017)". Archived from the original on 6 March 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1959.
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "S" (part 3)

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