Stapleton baronets of Carlton (1662)

The Stapleton baronetcy, of Carlton, Yorkshire, was created on 20 March 1661/2 Old Style for Miles Stapleton (1626–1707), the son of Gilbert Stapleton of Carlton.

Stapleton baronets
Miles Stapleton of Bedale Arms.svg
Escutcheon of the Stapleton baronets of Carlton
Creation date1662[1]
Extinction date1707[1]
ArmsArgent, a lion rampant sable[1]


Miles Stapleton or Stapylton was the nephew of the writer Robert Stapylton.[2]

The Stapletons were recusants. Stapleton was tried in Yorkshire at the time of the Popish Plot fabrication, and acquitted by the jury.[3]

He was heir in his issue to the ancient title Baron Beaumont, in abeyance from the death of William Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Beaumont, 7th Baron Beaumont (bef. 1441–1507). Carlton had been a possession of the Stapletons since about 1300. The 1st Baronet was descended from Sir Bryan Stapleton (c.1322–1394).[4]

Stapleton baronets, of Carlton (1662)Edit

  • Miles Stapleton, 1st Baronet (1626–1707)

He married twice but died without issue, when the baronetcy became extinct.[1]

Extended familyEdit

His heir was his nephew Nicholas Errington (d.1716) of Ponteland, Northumberland, who adopted the surname and arms of Stapleton.[4] The Stapleton residence, Carlton Hall (now Carlton Towers) was improved in the 18th century by Thomas Atkinson. It became the seat of Miles Stapleton, 8th Baron Beaumont.[5][6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Burke, John (1838). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England. Scott, Webster & Geary. p. 505.
  2. ^ Kelly, L. G. "Stapylton [Stapleton], Sir Robert". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26305. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ "Papers of the Stapleton (incorporating Errington and Tempest) Family, Lords Beaumont, of Carlton Towers - Hull History Centre Catalogue".
  4. ^ a b Lodge, Edmund (1842). The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage: With Sketches of the Family Histories of the Nobility. Saunders. pp. v–vi.
  5. ^ Sheahan, James Joseph; Whellan, T. (1857). History and Topography of the City of York, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and a Portion of the West Riding: Embracing a General Review of the Early History of Great Britain, and a General History and Description of the County of York. p. 706.
  6. ^ Howard Colvin (1978). A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600–1840. John Murray. p. 54. ISBN 0-7195-3328-7.