The New Zealand STAPLEYs

The STAPLEY (incl. STAPLEIGH) surname in England dates back to 1199, possibly to 1066.
Consequently there are many STAPLEY descendants scattered around the world, and a number of genealogy researchers.
One researcher grouped the STAPLEYs into clans according to their known origin.

Four different STAPLEY clans have been represented in New Zealand

in N.Z.
1875        F    "The Sedlescombe STAPLEYs"
                            Elizabeth Ann STAPLEY Elizabeth STAPLEY 1849, daughter of Thomas & Sabina of Sedlescombe in Sussex
                            married William John NECKLEN, arrived on the "Merope" landing at Timaru SCY, NZ.
                           Lived in Timaru, 15 children, buried Timaru in 1915.

c. 1875    J    "The Batchelor STAPLEYs" decendants of John Stapley & Ann Batchelor who m. Speldhurst KEN 1796
                        George STAPLEY 1848-1899, son of Richard & Amy of Speldhurst in Kent
                                married twice 1878, 1888 in New Zealand, buried 1899 at Hokitika WLD, NZ

1879        ?    Henry Lewis STAPLEY 1857-1931, son of Robert of London (Army Schoolmaster) & Harriet McKenzie  of Malta
                                arrived on the "Durham" from Australia, married Florence ROSS.
                                Lived in Timaru, died in Christchurch CBY, NZ.  Many descendants in New Zealand.

by 1906    B    The Rotherfield STAPLEYs
                               Walter STAPLEYWalter STAPLEY 1871-1926 4th son of Isaac & Mary Ann,
                                brother of the infamous "Sir" Harry" and brother of Frank, Mayor of Melbourne.
                                qualified 1892 MRCVS (veterinary surgeon), worked in South Africa 1896+,
                                married (1) 1898 Mildred THOMPSON  in Natal, visited USA with wife in 1899, 
                                married (2) 1906 in N.Z. to "Daisy" Sybil CANNON,
                                visited Australia 1910, and practised as an M.D. 1913+ in Cambridge WKT, NZ
                                 died 1926, buried Hautapu Cemetery Cambridge NZ.
                                survived by "Daisy" Sybil who died in 1934 buried at Purewa, and Sybil's daughter Constance.

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