John Maple was born 28 February 1815 in Thakeham, West Sussex, England to William Maple (1788-1816) and Hannah Slater (1792-1883) and died 4 March 1900 of unspecified causes. He married Emily Blundell (1819-1904) 14 August 1841 .
John Maple had a small furniture shop at 145 Tottenham Court Road, London, and his business began to develop about the time that his son (who had been born above the shop) joined it around 1862. It was eventually employing hundreds of staff and became a limited liability company with a capital of two million pounds in 1890, with son John as chairman.
|Offspring of Emily Blundell and John Maple (1815-1900)|
|Ellen Maria Maple (1842-1848)|
|John Blundell Maple (1845-1903)||1 March 1845 145 Tottenham Court Road, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom||24 November 1903 Childwickbury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom||Emily Harriet Merryweather (1856-)|
|Emily Blundell Maple (1847-)||March 1847 St Pancras, Greater London, England, United Kingdom||John Mann Taylor (1845-)|
|Harry Maple (1850-1879)|
|Clara Blundell Maple (1853-1924)||June 1853 St Pancras, Greater London, England, United Kingdom||1924||James Wharton (1839-)|
|Annie Maple (c1861-)||7 May 1861 Hampstead, Greater London, England, United Kingdom||Jeremiah Colman (1853-)|