~1240, Nicholas born in England, s/o §§Sir Nicholas de Stapleton.
~1245, Margaret born in England, heiress & d/o 243381026. Milo Basset.
~1263, Nicholas married Margaret.
1268, Nicholas de Stapleton claimed 5 acres of marsh in Kirkby against Agnes (121690821) of Bedale, widow.
1271, Margery identified as the wife of Nicholas in a Plea Roll. (S) Stapletons of Yorkshire, Chetwynd-Stapylton, 1897, P30. [That Margaret is d/o Miles is known from a “Quo warranto” of son Miles.]
1272, Nicholas de Stapleton and his heirs obtained a grant of free warren in Stapleton.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.
Aft. 1273, Margaret’s father died.
6/26/1274, Letters patent to Nicholas de Stapleton and Elias de Bekyngham for an IPM of Henry de Percy. (S) CIsPM.
5/28/1275, Order to the sheriff of York, to whom Geoffrey de Nevill and Nicholas de Stapelton, justices, have committed the town of Scartheburg and the liberties thereof to keep in the king's hand on account of a trespass committed by the burgesses thereof. (S) CFRs.
11/14/1275, Grant to Nicholas de Stapelton, his heirs or assigns, for a fine of 40 marks, of the marriage of the heirs of William de Windesore, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
11/12/1276, Nicholas de Stapelton constable of Tykchull castle and keeper of the manor of Gringeley, which castle and manor ths king has committed to him during pleasure. (S) CFRs.
8/14/1278, John de Staingreve to go in peace from his imprisonment, he having satisfied the king for a trespass of redisseisin committed by him on Nicholas de Stapelton of the latter's common pasture in John's park. (S) CFRs.
1279, Nicholas, a judge of the king’s bench, holding North Moreton, acquired through his marriage to Margaret. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V3, 1923, North Moreton.
By 1279, Margaret’s father died.
11/12/1279, The account of Nicholas de Stapleton, lately rendered at the Exchequer, of the issues of the castle and honor of Tickhill and the manor of Gringgeley while he had the custody. (S) CPRs.
12/9/1280, Grant to Nicholas de Stapelton and his heirs of a messuage and 5 bovates of land in Westhalsey, Yorkshire, which he recovered against Robert de Crepping before the justices of the Bench. (S) CFRs. [See son Miles, 10/1/1310.]
11/17/1281, Commission to Nicholas de Stapleton and Alan de Walkingham to further examine a certain roll exhibited before the king and council. (S) CPRs.
5/9/1283, Order to the slieriff of York … after taking security from John de Bella Aqua for paying the said sum at the next eyre of the justices in those parts … amerced before William de Burneton and Nicholas de Stapelton, appointed to hear and determine certain trespasses in the county of York … (S) CFRs. [John’s daughter would marry Nicholas’ son.]
1284–85, John de Stonegrave held 5 oxgangs in Beadlam, the other tenants being Nicholas de Stapleton and James de Holme.
1/18/1286, … Nicholas de Stapelton and Ellis de Bekingham, justices appointed hereto, by recognisance of an assize of novel disseisin. (S) CFRs.
8/4/1288, Writ to Nicholas de Stapleton and John de Lithegrayns, to enquire whether the said Henry, who was born at Grimeston and baptized in the church of Kirkeby on Wherf, is of full age [York]. (S) CIsPM.
10/15/1290, Pardon to Nicholas de Stapelton, knight, for a fine of 300 marks of every action which the king had or could have against him on account of any trespasses so that he answer all who complain of him. (S) CFRs.
1290, Nicholas died.
(S) Hist. of York North Riding, V1, 1914, Croft & Kirkdale & Middleham.
· 1208, Nicholas de Stapleton was returned with a Benedict as one of the pledges of Roald the Constable.
· 1216, §§Nicholas was appointed keeper of Middleham Castle by King John.
Child of Nicholas and Margaret:
i. Miles de Stapleton (60845256), born ~1265 in England.