STAPYLTON (STAPLETON), Sir Brian, 2nd Bt. (c.1657-1727), of Myton-upon-Swale, nr. Aldborough, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Oct. 1679
18 Nov. 1690
Feb. 1701
Dec. 1701

Family and Education

b. c.1657, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of (Sir) Henry Stapleton, 1st Bt. educ. Christ Church, Oxf. matric. 3. Nov. 1674, aged 17, BA 1677. m. 15 Apr. 1680, Anne, da. and coh. of Sir John Kaye, 2nd Bt., of Woodsome, Yorks., 5s. (4 d.v.p.) 2da. suc. fa. 26 Mar. 1679.1

Offices Held

J.p. Yorks. (W. Riding) 1683-Sept. 1688, 1698-?1715, (N. Riding) 1698-1711; sheriff, Yorks. 1683-4, dep. lt. (N. Riding) 1685-Feb. 1688, Oct. 1688-?1715, commr. for assessment 1689-90.2


Stapylton was recommended by his father-in-law as court candidate for Aldborough, two miles from his principal seat at Myton, and returned on the Wentworth interest at the second general election of 1679. He was named in a report to the House on 1 Nov. 1680 as an Abhorrer, and on 11 Dec. he was given leave to go into the country. He had been totally inactive in the second Exclusion Parliament, and did not stand again until after the Revolution. He was removed from local office in 1688, though his answers on the repeal of the Test Act and Penal Laws have not been recorded. After 1690 he usually voted with the Tories and under Anne he became a member of the October Club. He died on 13 Nov. 1727. His grandson, the fourth baronet, was returned for the county as a Tory in 1734.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Manning and Bray, Surr. i. 260.
  • 2. Add. 29674, f. 101.
  • 3. Reresby Mems. 189.