John Staples

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John Staples (1 March 1734 – 22 December 1820) was an Irish Member of Parliament.

He sat in the Irish House of Commons for Newtown Limavady from 1765 to 1768, for Clogher from 1768 to 1776, for Ballyshannon from 1776 to 1783, for Newtown Limavady again from 1783 to 1795 and for County Antrim from 1796 to 1800, and then for Antrim in the new United Kingdom House of Commons from 1801 to 1802. He was made a member of the Irish Privy Council on 12 May 1801.

He was one of thirteen children of the Rev. Thomas Staples of Lissan House, and a grandson of Sir Robert Staples, 4th Baronet; his sister Alicia was the wife of Sir Robert Staples, 7th Baronet. John Staples married twice and also had thirteen children.

By his first wife Harriet (d.1771),[1] daughter of William James Conolly and sister of Thomas Conolly of Castletown House, his children included

By his second wife Henrietta, daughter of Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, his children included