Lucy Staples

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 09/07/2020
© Christine Gambles

Lucy Staples


Lucy Lea was born on the 20th February 1817 in Wiltshire, she was baptised on the 9th November 1818 in Swindon and was the daughter of Edmund and Anna Lea (nee Long) who married at Christchurch with St Mary Swindon on the 30th April 1809.

Lucy’s siblings were:


Ann 1812

Thomas 1814

Samuel 1819

Jesse 1821

Lucy married Joseph Staples (born c1817 Stonehouse Plymouth Devon) on the 11th July 1843 at Christchurch with St Mary Swindon Wiltshire. Joseph was from Witney Oxfordshire and was an Ironmonger.

Joseph and Lucy had the following children:

John Edward 1844

Mary Anna 1846

Elizabeth 1848

Lucy Ann 1850

Joseph Lea 1852

Edmund Lea 1856

Martha 1858

In 1851 the family were living in Church Green Witney Oxfordshire, Joseph was an Ironmonger/Iron Founder employing 7 men and 1 apprentice. By 1852 the family had moved to Newbury, Joseph had an Ironmonger’s shop in Bartholomew Street and employed 5 men and 2 boys in 1861.

Lucy died aged 45 on the 5th November 1862 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Cemetery on the 11th November.


Her husband remarried in 1865 in Newbury his 2nd wife was Sarah Furnell Fielder. They were living in Bridge Street (1871, 1881) and Bartholomew Street (1891).


Joseph died aged 77 on the 23rd January 1895 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Cemetery on the30th January.

Sources: as above

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