I am back! I was looking for my notes, not at this place. However, this is what I recall: few years back I did some research on Virginian families, around 1800s, originally from England.
One family was STAPLETON, land owners, one daughter married to a F.W., a naval officer, they lived in London.
The information I had it seemed to imply that the Stapleton family had moved to the colony for religious reasons, i.e. not Church of England?
Later F.W. had many important postings in the Navy, and in govt. Was never knighted, and it was implied that it was due to his connections in Virginia. Religion? the problem? Wife American?
I remember that in one of your posts the name Stapleton appeared , and then the mention of all the boys baptized F.W. And nothing more.
Is it possible to connect the dots? A Stapleton relation?
May just be nothing, but it is the sort of puzzle I love to play with. I had planned to tell you - but then I thought it would have been more fun for you to find out, and play with it!
I engage in a lot of strenuous and boring research, and need some playing around !