The Welsh STAPLEYs of Clan FThe first STAPLEY (of clan F) to go to Wales was Alfred (son of Alfred & Ann) born at Sedlescombe in 1856.
Alfred was the grandson of my GGG grandfather Charles STAPLEY 1787-1875, and descends from my 7XG grandfather Wiliam 1662-1697
Alfred married Louisa BRYANT of Rolvenden Kent, at Hastings Church of Emmanuel in 1879.
In the 1881 census he is shown as"Alfd." with wife Susanah (sic. which must be an error) and baby (Annie) Louise
They were living at 7 Alpine Road Hastings;
By the 1891 census, 4 more children were born in Hastings: Alfred, Edith, Flo', & Harry.
The family had moved to 1 Earl Street.
Three more children: (Violet, William & Lottie) were born in hastings, before Leonard was born at Croydon.
By the 1901 census the family was living at Vale Villa FFrith, next to the Ffrith Post Office, Hope Parish, near LLanfynydd in Wales
1901: Alfred was working at the Brymbo Steel Works, and probably son Harry also.
1901: Daughter Annie was a single domestic servant in Chester.
1901: Son (Al) Fred was living with Aunt Adelaide nee BRYANT at Battersea London.
1901: daughter Minnie was born in Wales
Alfred died in 1906 at the age of 49 and is buried at Llanfynydd Go to page 2 for more on his descendants
Alfred STAPLEY, photo courtesy of descendant Harry PARKER