Joseph Staples

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 03/03/2021

Joseph Staples



Joseph was born in Devon, he was baptised on the 14th December 1817 in East Stonehouse the son on John and Mary Staples (nee Davis) who married in 1802 at St Charles the Martyr Plymouth.

Joseph married Lucy Lea (born 1817 in Swindon Wiltshire) 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, employing 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.

Joseph remarried in 1865 in Newbury his 2nd wife was Sarah Furnell Fielder. They were living in Bridge Street in 1871 and 1881. The 1891 census records them living in Bartholomew Street.

Joseph died aged 77 on the 23rd January 1895 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 30th January.

In 1901 Sarah (77) was living on her own means at Auckland House Craven Road Newbury with two servants. She died aged 83 on the 13th January 1907 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 18th January



STAPLES Joseph of Newbury Berks ironmonger died 23rd January 1895. Probate Oxford 23rd March to Thomas Waters Fielder gentleman and John Webb grocer Effects: £27959 0s 4d

Sources: as above

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