A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Fishponds from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
Fishponds is now a outer suburb of Place:Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Fishponds. Wikipedia's article describes the various and numerous industries that existed over the past century and a half in the Fishponds area. Fishponds was also the location of the local workhouse. A local history group in Bristol has a website including a list of all the deaths in the workhouse 1860-1879 with more to be added.
Stapleton was absorbed into Bristol in 1898.