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LIGHT I. 2.
Quarterly. I and 4, STAPLETON. 2, BELLEW. 3, BRUS. Impaling Checky or and azure within a bordure of the first, a canton ermine. BRITTANY.
Nicolas Stapletone knight
Stapletone & Gilberte
LIGHT I. 3.
I. and IV. Quarterly. I and 4, STAPLETON. 2, BELLEW.
Encircled with the Garter charged with the motto of the order, and surmounted by a helm (no crest).
LIGHT I. 4.
Miles Stapletone knighet one of
the founders of the order of the garter
& had vllve Nicholas Staple
tone and Gilberte St
I. and IV. Quarterly. I and 4, STAPLETON. 2, BELLEW. 3, BRUS.
II. and III. BRITTANY.
1 and 4, Ermine, a crescent or.
2 and 3, Barry of eight or and gules. FITZALAN OF BEDALE.
Gilbert Stapletone Knight
maryed Agnes one of the doughters
& heires of Brian Fitzallein
1 The bordure is generally blazoned gules, instead of or as here.
2 Isabella, daughter of John of Brittany, earl of Richmond.
3 No son Gilbert appears in either Mr. Chetwynd-Stapylton's or Mr. Clay's pedigrees.
4 Sir Miles's stall plate at Windsor is illustrated in Plate 39 in The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter, 1348-1485, by W. H. St. John Hope, 1901.
5 Light I. 3 should properly come after Light I. 4, unless the central position in the window has intentionally been given to the primus fundator. The sons' names seem to be incorrect.
6 This Sir Gilbert was the second son of Sir Miles Stapleton and Sibill Bellew, and the father of Sir Miles, the primus fundator (Light I. 3), and of Sir Brian, K.G. (Light I. 5). The fine effigy of
Brian Fitzalan is still in Bedale church.
LIGHT I. 5.
I. and IV. Quarterly. 1, STAPLETON. 4, BELLEW.
II. and III. FITZALAN OF BEDALE.
Impaling Bendy of six argent and azure.
Encircled with the Garter charged with the motto of the order, and surmounted by a helm, and crest-On a wreath, a Saracen's head in profile.
Brian Stapleton knight of the garter
in the 3 place at the kinges lyde & maryed
I and 4. Argent, a lion rampant sable, charged with a mullet of five points of the field. STAPLETON.
2 and 3. ST. PHILIBERT.
Impaling Gules, a lion rampant argent charged with a fleur-de-lis azure. ALDBROUGH.
Brian Stapletone knight, maried
one of the doughters and heires of Willm
Stapletone efquire ;
Quarterly. I and 4, STAPLETON. 2, ALDBROUGH. 3, ST. PHILIBert.
I and 4. Ermine, a cross moline sable.
2 and 3. Or, a lion rampant azure debruised by a bend compony argent and gules. SUTTON.
LIGHT II. 3.
Brian Stapletone knight, maried
Agnes the elldeft doughter and one of
Quarterly. 1, Argent, a lion rampant sable charged with a mullet of five points of the field. STAPLETON. 2, GODDARD. 3, ST. PHILIBERT, 4, ALDBROUGH.
1 and 4. Argent, a chevron sable, in the dexter chief a cinquefoil pierced of the last. REMPSTON.
2. Checky argent and gules, a bend sable. BECKERING.'
3. Argent, on a bend azure five crosses crosslet or. LOUDHAM.1 Brian Stapletone knight, maried
1. Barry nebuly of six, or and gules. LOVEL.2
2. Quarterly. (DEINCOURT.)
1. Azure, a fess dancetty between ten billets or.
2. Barry of six argent and azure, a bend gules.
3. Barry of eight or and gules. FITZALAN of Bedale.
4. Argent, a fess dancetty between ten billets sable. DEINCOURT. 3. Quarterly. (HOLLAND.)
1 and 4. Azure, semy of fleurs-de-lis, a lion rampant gardant argent. HOLLAND.
3. Gules, seven mascles joined, three, three, and one, or.
DE QUINCY, EARL OF WINCHester.
4. Quarterly. (BURNELL.)
I and 4. Or, a saltire engrailed sable. BOTETOURT.
2 and 3. Argent, a lion rampant sable crowned or,
1 Sir Thomas Rempston married Alice, daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Beckering by Isabel, sister and coheir of Sir John Loudham. See Longstaffe's note 2, page 2, Tonge's Visitation.
2 Bassett, adopted for Lovel. stall plate of Sir Francis Lovel, viscount Lovel of Tichmarsh and lord Holland has-Quarterly. 1, Lovel. 2, Deincourt. 3, Holland. 4, Grey of Rotherfield, with
Burnell on an escutcheon of pretence (Hope's Stall Plates, pl. 85).
3 The number of billets varies in the different shields.
4 "Monsire de Botetort, port d'or, une salter engrele sable." Roll of Edward III., N. H. Nicolas's ed., p. 29. Quartered with Burnell in the stall plate of Sir Hugh Burnell, lord Burnell (Hope's Stall Plates, pl. 23).
III. Quarterly. (BEAUMONT.)
1. Azure, semy of fleurs-de-lis, a lion rampant or. BEAUMONT. 2. Quarterly. (PHELIP.)
I and 4. Quarterly gules and argent, in the first quarter an eagle displayed or. PHELIP.1
3. Or, an inescucheon in an orle of eight martlets argent. ERPINGHAM.2
3. Quarterly. (BARDOLF.)
I and 4. Azure, three cinquefoils or. BARDOLF.
2. Argent, a bend azure, a chief gules.
3. Checky or and gules, a chief ermine. WARREN.
4. Quarterly. (COMYN, EARL OF BUCHAN.)
1 and 4. Azure, three garbs or. COMYN, EARL OF BUCHAN. 2. Gules, seven mascles joined, three, three, and one, or. DE QUINCY, EARL OF WINCHESTER.
3. Gules, a cinquefoil argent (or ermine).3 BEAUMONT, EARL OF LEICESTER.
IV. Quarterly. (REMPSTON.)
1 and 4. REMPSTON.
LIGHT II. 5.
Brian Stapletone knight, maried
pe & had illuc, Richarde Stapletone knight, &
3 The cinquefoils in this coat have an ermine spot on each petal. Cf. Longstaffe's note I, p. 3, Tonge's Visitation.
4 Chronologically this light, II. 4, should come after II. 5. The Sir Brian Stapleton (d. 1496) who married Joan Lovel (II. 5) was the son of the Sir Brian (d. 1467) who married Isabel Rempston (II. 3), and the father of the Sir Brian (d. 1550) who married Elizabeth Scrope and Joan Bassett (II. 4).
The shield is exactly the same as that in Light II. 4, blazoned above, but here with--over all, a label of three points argent.
LIGHT III. 2.
RICHARD STAPLETONE KNIGHT
MARIED TOMAZIN, ONE OF THE DOV
GHTERS & HEIRES OF THOMAS AMADAS
Quarterly, four grand quarters, of which I. (LOVEL) is the same as II. in Light II. 4; II. (STAPLETON) is the same as I. in that light; III. (BEAUMONT) is the same as III. in that light; and IV. has disappeared (now clear glass). Doubtless this shield was exactly the same as that in Light II. 4, and the first and second grand quarters have been transposed.
Brian Stapletone efquire, maried the
LIGHT III. 3.
The shield is exactly the same as that in Light II. 4. The inscription has disappeared.
1 The Richard Stapleton (d. 1585) of Light III. 1, and his son Brian (d. 1606) of Light III. 2, were the heads of the Carlton family in Sir William Fairfax's time. Brian's first wife, Eleanor (Light
III. 2), was daughter of Ralph Nevill, earl of Westmorland; his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of George, lord Darcy, was sister of Sir William Fairfax's first wife.