Named after Granville William Chetwynd Stapylton.
Stapylton came to Australia in 1828 as assistant surveyor in New South Wales. While engaged in surveying the coast south of Brisbane, aborigines attacked his camp, and he was killed on the 31st May 1840. His body was brought to Brisbane.
Stapylton has left behind him the name of his Paternal grandfather in our Chetwrnd Street, North Melbourne.(1)
Source. (1) Northern Advertiser, 18/3/1971. Blanchard collection, “What’s in a Name” at North Melbourne Library.