Neil Stapleton is an assistant to the spymaster Hubert Bowles, and sometime guest at Lavender House.

Personal HistoryEdit

Events of the Lord John SeriesEdit

Lord John and the Private MatterEdit

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the BladeEdit

"Lord John and the Haunted Soldier"Edit


Physical AppearanceEdit



  • Neil is from the Gaelic name Niall, which is of disputed origin, possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud".[1]
  • Stapleton is a habitational name from any of various places in England, for example in Cumbria, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Somerset, and North Yorkshire, so named from Old English stapol "post" + tun "enclosure", "‘settlement". [2]


TV SeriesEdit

Main article: Outlander (TV series)


  1. Behind the Name: Neil - accessed 13 July 2016
  2. Ancestry: Stapleton - accessed 13 July 2016

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