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Derby, Earl of (E, 1485)

 

Creation: let. pat. 27 Oct 1485

 

Family name: Stanley later Stanley-Smith later Stanley

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Garter stall plate of Thomas [Stanley], 1st Earl of Derby, KG

This memorial consists of two separate plates. The lower, which is rectangular, bears within the Garter a quarterly shield:

Stanley, Isle of Man, Warren and Lathom. The upper is a cut-out plate representing a gilded helm with red ermine-lined

mantle, surmounted by the well known Stanley crest, the eagle and child.

 

(Plate LXXXVI from W H St John Hope: The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Garter 1348-1485)

 

Arms:

Argent on a Bend Azure three Buck's Heads cabossed Or

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine an Eagle with wings extended Or preying on a Child proper swaddled Gules in a Cradle laced Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Griffin with wings elevated Or ducally collared and line reflexed over the back Azure;  Sinister:  a Stag Or also ducally collared and line reflexed over the back Azure

Motto:

Sans Changer (Without changing)

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Thomas [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley later 1st Earl of Derby, KG PC

1st son and heir of Thomas [Stanley], 1st Baron Stanley, by his wife Jean Goushill, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Goushill, of Hoveringham, co. Nottingham.

born

c. 1435

mar. (1)

aft. 10 May 1457 Lady Eleanor Nevill, 4th dau. of Richard [Nevill], jure uxoris Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Alice Montacute, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, only dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Thomas [Montacute], 4th Earl of Salisbury

children by first wife

1. Sir George Stanley, jure uxoris Baron Strange of Knokyn (sum. to Parliament v.p. 15 Nov 1482 in his wife's Barony of Strange of Knokyn), Knight of the Bath 1475, Constable of Pontefract Castle and of Knaresborough Castle 1485 and of Wicklow Castle 1485/6, Chief Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster North of Trent 1486-97, Privy Councillor (b. c. 1460; dvp. 5 Dec 1497), mar. bef. 26 Feb 1481/2 Joan le Strange, suo jure Baroness Strange of Knokyn and Baroness Mohun of Dunster, only dau. and hrss. of John [le Strange], 8th Baron Strange of Knokyn and 4th Baron Mohun of Dunster, by his wife Lady Jacquetta Wydville, 5th dau. of Richard [Wydville], 1st Earl Rivers, and had issue:

1a. Hon Thomas Stanley, later 2nd Earl of Derby

2a. Hon John Stanley (d. young)

3a. Hon Sir James Stanley, of Crosshall, co. Lancaster, Marshal of Ireland, mar. Anne Talbot (widow of Edmund Talbot, of Bashall, co. York), dau. of John Hart by his wife Elizabeth Peache, sister and hrss. of Sir John Peache, of Lullingstone Castle, co. Kent, and had issue:

1b. Sir George Stanley, Marshal of Ireland and Captain of the Isle of Man

2b. Henry Stanley, of Aughton (b. 1515; d. 23 Jul 1598), mar. 26 Sep 1563 Mary Stanley, only dau. and hrss. of Peter Stanley, of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster, 3rd son of Sir William Stanley, of Hooton, and had issue:

1c. Sir Edward Stanley, 1st Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (bur. 4 May 1640), mar. (1) Catherine Mainwaring (d. Nov 1613), dau. of Sir Randal Mainwaring, of Over Peover, co. Lancaster, and (2) Isabel Warburton, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Peter Warburton, of Arley, co. Lancaster, and had issue by his second wife:

1d. Sir Thomas Stanley, 2nd Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (bapt. 22 Oct 1616; d. May 1653), mar. Mary Egerton (mar. (2) Henry Hoghton), dau. of Peter Egerton, of Shaw, co. Lancaster, and had issue:

1e. Sir Edward Stanley, 3rd Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (d. 16 Oct 1671), mar. 25 Dec 1663 Elizabeth Bosvile, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Bosvile, of Warmsworth, co. York, and had issue:

1f. Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (b. 27 Sep 1670; d. 7 May 1714), mar. (1) 16 Aug 1688 Elizabeth Patten (d. 1694), only dau. and hrss. of Thomas Patten MP, of Preston, co. Lancaster, and (2) Margaret Standish (widow of Sir Richard Standish, 1st Bt.; d. 14 Oct 1735), dau. of Thomas Holcroft, of Holcroft, co. Lancaster, and had issue by his first wife:

1g. Sir Edward Stanley. 5th Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster, later 11th Earl of Derby

2g. Rev Hon John Stanley, Rector of Liverpool, Bury and Winwick (dsp. 1781), mar. (1) Alice Warren, dau. of Edward Warren, and (2) May 1733 Sarah Earle (d. Feb 1807), dau. of John Earle, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster

1f. Barbara Stanley, mar. Rev Zachary Taylor

2e. Peter Stanley (bur. 27 Jan 1686), mar. 19 Apr 1683 Catherine Rigby (mar. (2) Paul Amyas), dau. of Col Alexander Rigby, and had issue

1e. Mary Stanley, mar. John Bradshaw, of Pennington, co. Lancaster

2d. Henry Stanley (bapt. 3 Sep 1617), mar. (1) Eleanor Dutton, and (2) Mary Cropper, dau. of Hamlet Cropper, of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2c. James Stanley

1a. Hon Jane Stanley, mar. as his first wife Sir Robert Sheffield (d. 15 Nov 1531), son of Sir Robert Sheffield, Recorder of London 1495-1508 and Speaker of the House of Commons 1510 and 1512, and had issue

2. Edward Stanley, later 1st Baron Monteagle

3. James Stanley, Bishop of Ely

mar. (2)

c.1482 Lady Margaret Stafford (b. 31 May 1443; widow of (1) Edmund [Tudor], 1st Earl of Richmond, and (2) Sir Henry Stafford;  d. 29 Jun 1509), only child of John [Beaufort], 1st Duke of Somerset, by his wife Hon Margaret Beauchamp, dau. and eventual hrss. of John [Beauchamp], 3rd Baron Beauchamp of Bletso

died

29 Jul 1504

created

27 Oct 1485 Earl of Derby

suc. by

grandson

note

knighted 1460; Chief Justice of Chester; suc. his father 20 Feb 1458/9 as 2nd Baron Stanley; Privy Councillor and Steward of the Household 1471-85; Knight of the Garter 1483; Constable of England 1483-85 and 1485/6-1504; Chief Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster North of Trent 1485-1504

 

Thomas [Stanley], 2nd Earl of Derby

born

bef. 1485

mar.

bef. 1503 his second cousin Hon Anne Hastings (bur. 17 Nov 1550), sister of George [Hastings], 1st Earl of Huntingdon, and only dau. of Edward [Hastings], 2nd Baron Hastings of Hastings, by his wife Mary Hungerford, suo jure de jure Baroness Hungerford, Botreaux and de Moleyns, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Hungerford, de jure 4th Baron Hungerford

children

1. Hon John Stanley (d. young)

2. Hon Edward Stanley, later 3rd Earl of Derby

1. Lady Margaret Stanley (dspm. aft. Jan 1533/4), mar. 11 May/1 Sep 1532 as his second wife Robert [Ratcliffe], 1st Earl of Sussex, and had issue

died

23 May 1521 (bur. at Syon Abbey, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath 1494; suc. his mother 20 Mar 1513/4 as 10th Baron Strange of Knokyn and 6th Baron Mohun of Dunster; Privy Councillor 1520

 

Edward [Stanley], 3rd Earl of Derby, KG

born

c.1508

mar. (1)

bef. 21 Feb 1529/30 Lady Dorothy Howard, 4th dau. of Thomas [Howard], 2nd Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife Agnes Tilney, dau. of Hugh Tilney, of Boston, co. Lincoln

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Stanley, later 12th Baron Strange of Knokyn later 4th Earl of Derby

2. Hon Sir Thomas Stanley, of Winwick, co. Lancaster (d. 1576), mar. Margaret Vernon, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Vernon, of Haddon Hall, co. Derby, by his wife Margaret Tailboys, sister of Gilbert [Tailboys], 1st Baron Tailboys, and 4th dau. by his second wife of Sir George Tailboys, of Kyme, co. Lincoln, de jure 9th Baron Kyme, and had issue:

1b. Sir Edward Stanley KB, of Tong Castle, co. Salop, and Eynsham, co. Oxford, mar. Lady Lucy Percy, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Blessed Thomas [Percy], 1st Earl of Northumberland, by his wife Lady Anne Somerset, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Henry [Somerset], 2nd Earl of Worcester, and had issue:

1c. Frances Stanley, mar. Sir John Fortescue, 1st Bt., of Salden, co. Buckingham, and had issue

2c. Venetia Stanley, mar. Sir Kenelm Digby, of Gothurst (d. 11 Jun 1665), and had issue

1. Lady Anne Stanley (c. 1531; d. 22 Sep 1602), mar. (1) 10 Feb 1548/9 Charles [Stourton], 8th Baron Stourton, and (2) c. 1560 Sir John Arundell, of Lanherne, co. Cornwall, and had issue by both husbands

2. Lady Jane Stanley (bur. 4 Sep 1569), mar. 1566/7 as his second wife Edward [Dudley], 4th Baron Dudley, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Stanley (d. 3 Sep 1609), mar. bef. 23 Nov 1566 Edward [Stafford], 3rd Baron Stafford, and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Stanley (d. aft. 1589), mar. Henry [Parker], 11th Baron Morley, and had issue

mar. (2)

Margaret Barlow (d. 19 Jan 1558/9), dau. of Ellis Barlow, of Barlow, co. Lancaster, by his wife Anne Reddish, dau. of Oates Reddish, of Reddish, co. Lancaster

mar. (3)

bef. 1 Jan 1561/2 Mary Cotton (mar. (2) Henry [Grey], 6th Earl of Kent;  dsp. 16 Nov 1580), dau. of Sir George Cotton, of Combermere, co. Chester, by his wife Martha Onley, dau. of John Onley, of Catesby, co. Northampton

died

24 Oct 1572

suc. by

son by first marriage

note

Knight of the Bath 1533; Knight of the Garter 1546/7; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1552-72; Privy Councillor 1553 and 1558; Lord High Steward of England at the Coronation of Queen Mary 1553; a Commissioner for the trial of Lady Jane Grey 1553; Vice Admiral of Lancashire and Cheshire 1553-69; Chamberlain of Cheshire1559-65 and Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire 1569-72

 

Henry [Stanley], 12th Baron Strange of Knokyn later 4th Earl of Derby, KG

born

Sep 1531

mar.

7 Feb 1555 Lady Margaret Clifford (d. 29 Sep 1596), 1st dau. of Henry [Clifford], 2nd Earl of Cumberland, by his first wife Lady Eleanor Brandon, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Brandon], 1st Duke of Suffolk, by his third wife Princess Mary of England (widow of King Louis XII of France), 3rd dau. of King Henry VII

children

1. Hon Edward Stanley (d. young)

2. Hon Ferdinando Stanley, later 13th Baron Strange of Knokyn later 5th Earl of Derby

3. Hon William Stanley, later 6th Earl of Derby

4. Hon Francis Stanley (d. unm.)

died

25 Sep 1593

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath 1546/7 at the Coronation of King Edward VI; a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber; sum . to Parliament v.p. 23 Jan 1558/9 in his father's Barony of Strange of Knokyn; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and Cheshire 1572-93; Vice-Admiral of Lancashire and Cheshire 1573-87; Knight of the Garter 1574; Steward of the Household 1588; a Commissioner for the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots 1586; Lord High Steward of England for the trial of the Earl of Arundel 1589; Chamberlain of Chester 1588-93

 

Ferdinando [Stanley], 13th Baron Strange of Knokyn later 5th Earl of Derby

born

c. 1559

mar.

bef. 1580 Alice Spencer (b. c. 1551; mar. (2) 20 Oct 1600 as his third wife Thomas [Egerton], 1st Viscount Brackley;  d. 23 Jan 1636/7; bur. at Harefield, co. Middlesex), 6th dau. of Sir John Spencer, of Wormleighton ,co. warwick, and Althorp, co. Northampton, by his wife Katherine Kitson, dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk

children

1. Lady Anne Stanley (b. 1580; bur. 11 Oct 1647), mar. (1) 28 Feb 1607/8 Grey [Brydges], 5th Baron Chandos, and (2) 22 Jul 1624 as his second wife Mervyn [Tuchet], 2nd Earl of Castlehaven, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Frances Stanley (b. May 1583; d. 11 Mar 1635/6), mar. c. 1601 John [Egerton], 1st Earl of Bridgewater, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Stanley (bapt. 6 Jan 1587/8; d. 20 Jan 1623), mar. 15 Jan 1601 Henry [Hastings], 5th Earl of Huntingdon, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 16 Apr 1594

suc. by

brother

note

sum. to Parliament v.p. 28 Jan 1588/9 in his father's Barony of Strange of Knokyn; Lord Lieutenant and Vice-Admiral of Lancashire and Cheshire 1593-94; on his death the three Baronies of Stanley, Strange of Knokyn and Mohun of Dunster fell into abeyance between his three daughters

 

William [Stanley], 6th Earl of Derby, KG

born

c. 1561

mar.

26 Jun 1594 Lady Elizabeth de Vere (b. 2 Jul 1575; d. 10 Mar 1626/7), half-sister and cohrss. of Henry [de Vere], 18th Earl of Oxford, and 1st dau. of Edward [de Vere], 17th Earl of Oxford, by his first wife Hon Anne Cecil, 1st dau. by his second wife of William [Cecil], 1st Baron Burghley

children

1. Hon James Stanley, later 1st Baron Strange later 7th Earl of Derby

2. Hon Sir Robert Stanley, mar. Elizabeth Gorges, dau. of Sir Arthur Gorges, and had issue; his male descendants were extinct before 1735

1. Lady Anne Stanley (b. c. 1600; bur. 15 Feb 1657/8 in Westminster Abbey), mar. (1) 20 Jul 1615 Sir Henry Portman, 2nd Bt. (dsp. 12 Feb 1620/1), and (2) aft. 6 Nov 1621 Robert [Kerr], 1st Earl of Ancram, and had issue by her second husband

2. Lady ..... Stanley

3. Lady ..... Stanley

4. Lady ..... Stanley

died

29 Sep 1642

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Garter 1601; Chamberlain of Cheshire 1603-20 and jointly with his son 1426-42; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and Cheshire 1607-26 and jointly with his son 1626-42; purchased the Lordship of the Isle of Man from his nieces and confirmed to him 1609; Vice-Admiral of Lancashire and Cheshire 1619-38

 

James [Stanley], 1st Baron Strange later 7th Earl of Derby, KG

born

31 Jan 1607

mar.

26 Jun 1626 Charlotte de la Trémoille (d. 21 Mar 1663/4), 1st dau. of Claude de la Trémoille, 2nd Duke of Thouars, Prince of Taranto, by his wife Charlotte Brabantine of Nassau-Dillenburg, dau. by his third wife of William I the Silent, Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of Holland 1579-1584

children

1. Hon Charles Stanley, later 8th Earl of Derby

1. Lady Charlotte Stanley (d. an infant)

2. Lady Henrietta Mary Stanley (b. 17 Nov 1630; dsp. 27 Dec 1685), mar. 27 Feb 1654/5 as his first wife William [Wentworth], 2nd Earl of Strafford

3. Lady Catherine Stanley, mar. Sep 1652 as his second wife Henry [Pierrepont], 1st Marquess of Dorchester

4. Lady Amelia Stanley (d. 22 Feb 1702/3), mar. 5 May 1659 John [Murray], 1st Marquess of Atholl, and had issue

died

15 Oct 1651

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Liverpool 1625; Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles I 1625/6; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and Cheshire and Joint Chamberlain of Chester, both with his father, 1626-42 and sole Lord Lieutenant and sole Chamberlain 1642-47; sum. to Parliament v.p. 7 Mar 1627/8 in error as Baron Strange, thereby creating a new peerage created by writ; Lord Lieutenant of North Wales 1642; Knight of the Garter 1649/50; taken prisoner after the Battle of Worcester 1651 and beheaded; the ancestry of the Countess of Derby for five generations, showing her close connections with the Houses of Bourbon and Savoy, is given here

 

Charles [Stanley], 8th Earl of Derby

born

19 Jan 1628

mar.

1650 Dorothea Helena van den Kirkhoven, Maid of Honour to Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia (d. 6 Apr 1703), dau. of Jan van den Kirkhoven, Lord of Heenvliet in Zealand, by his wife Hon Catherine Stanhope, suo jure Countess of Chesterfield for life, widow of Hon Henry Stanhope, styled Lord Stanhope (1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Philip [Stanhope], 1st Earl of Chesterfield), and 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Wotton], 2nd Baron Wotton

children

1. Hon William George Richard Stanley, later 9th Earl of Derby

2. Hon James Stanley, later 10th Earl of Derby

1. Lady Charlotte Maria Stanley, mar. bef. 17 Feb 1668/9 Hon Thomas Savage, styled Viscount Colchester (b. c. 1650; dvp. and spm. c. 1680), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Savage], 3rd Earl Rivers, by his first wife Elizabeth Scrope, 3rd illegitimate dau. of Emmanuel [Scrope], 1st Earl of Sunderland, and had issue

died

21 Dec 1672

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and Cheshire 1660-72; Joint Chamberlain of Chester with his son 1660-72; Vice-Admiral of Lancashire and Cheshire 1661-72

 

William George Richard [Stanley], 9th Earl of Derby

born

18 Mar 1656

mar.

10 Jul 1673 Lady Elizabeth Butler (d. 5 Jul 1717), sister of James [Butler], 2nd Duke of Ormonde, and 2nd dau. of Lord Thomas Butler KG, styled Earl of Ossory (by his wife Amelia van Nassau, 1st dau. of Henry de Nassau, Lord of Auverquerque), son and heir ap. of James [Butler], 1st Duke of Ormonde

children

1. Hon James Stanley, styled Lord Strange (b. 25 Jun 1680; dvp. Oct 1699)

1. Lady Henrietta Maria Stanley, suo jure Baroness Strange

2. Lady Elizabeth Stanley (d. 23 Apr 1714)

died

s.p.m.s. 5 Nov 1702

suc. by

brother

note

Vice-Admiral of Lancashire and Cheshire 1673-1702; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and Cheshire 1676-87 and 1688-89, of Lancashire 1702 and of North Wales 1702; Chamberlain of Chester 1677-1702; on his death the Barony of Strange fell into abeyance between his two daughters, Lady Henrietta Annesley and Lady Elizabeth Stanley;  on the death of Lady Elizabeth on 23 Apr 1714 her elder sister suc. as suo jure Baroness Strange

 

James [Stanley], 10th Earl of Derby, PC

born

3 Jul 1664

mar.

Feb 1705 Mary Morley (b. 29 Mar 1752; d. 29 Mar 1752), dau. and sole hrss. of Sir William Morley KB, of Halnaker, co. Sussex, by his second wife Anne Denham, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Denham KB

only child

1. Hon William Stanley, styled Lord Stanley (b. 31 Jan 1709/10; dvp. 4 Mar 1709/10)

died

s.p.s. 1 Feb 1735/6

suc. by

James [Murray], 2nd Duke of Atholl in the Barony of Strange and the Lordship of Man as heir general and by his 6th cousin and heir male in the Earldom of Derby

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Clitheroe 1685-87, for Preston 1689-90 and for Lancashire 1690-1702; a Groom of the Bedchamber 1689-1702; Col of the 16th Foot 1692-1705; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1702-10 and 1714-36; Chamberlain of Chester 1702-36; Major General 1704; Privy Councillor 1706; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1706-10; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1715-23; suc. his great niece 8 Aug 1732 as 6th Baron Strange

 

Edward [Stanley], 11th Earl of Derby

son and heir of Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (by his first wife Elizabeth Patten, only dau. and hrss. of Thomas Patten, of Preston, co. Lancaster), son and heir of Sir Edward Stanley, 3rd Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (by his wife Elizabeth Bosville, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Bosville, of Warmsworth, co. York), son and heir of Sir Thomas Stanley, 2nd Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (by his wife Mary Egerton, dau. of Peter Egerton, of Shaw, co. Lancaster), son and heir of Sir Edward Stanley, 1st Bt., of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (by his second wife Isabel Warburton, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Peter Warburton, of Arley, co. Lancaster), son and heir of Henry Stanley, of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster (by his wife Mary Stanley, dau. and hrss. of Peter Stanley, of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster), 2nd son of Sir James Stanley, of Crosshall, co. Lancaster (by his wife Anne Hart, dau. of John Hart, of Lullingstone Castle, co. Kent), 3rd son of Hon Sir George Stanley KG, jure uxoris Baron Strange of Knockin (by his wife Joan le Strange, suo jure Baroness Strange of Knockin, dau. of John [le Strange], 8th Baron Strange of Knockin), son and heir ap. by his first wife of Thomas [Stanley], 1st Earl of Derby

born

17 Sep 1689

mar.

14 Sep 1714 Elizabeth Hesketh (b. 29 Aug 1894; d. 24 Feb 1776), only dau. and hrss. of Robert Hesketh, of Rufford, co. Lancaster, by his wife Elizabeth Spencer, dau. of Hon William Spencer, of Ashton, co. Lancaster, 3rd son of William [Spencer], 2nd Baron Spencer

children

1. Rt Hon James Stanley later Smith-Stanley, styled Lord Strange, Member of Parliament (Tory) for Lancashire 1741-71, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1757-71, Privy Councillor 1762, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1762-71, took the name of Smith in addition to that of Stanley by Act of Parliament 1748 (b. 7 Jan 1716/7; dvp. 1 Jun 1771), mar. 17 Mar 1746/7 Lucy Smith (d. 5 Feb 1759), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Hugh Smith, of Weald Hall, co. Essex (by his wife Dorothy Barret-Lennard, dau. of Dacre Barret-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex), son of Erasmus Smith, of Edmonthorpe, co. Leicester, by his wife Mary, dau. of Hugh [Hare], 1st Baron Coleraine, and had issue:

1a. Hon Edward Smith-Stanley, later 12th Earl of Derby

2a. Maj Hon Thomas Smith-Stanley (b. 1753; d. 1779)

1a. Lady Elizabeth Smith-Stanley (d. 13 Apr 1796), mar. 28 Jul 1778 Rev Sir Thomas Horton, 3rd Bt., and had issue

2a. Lady Lucy Smith-Stanley (d. 1833), mar. 25 Apr 1772 Col Rev Geoffrey Hornby DL, of Scale Hall, co. Lancaster, High Sheriff of Lancashire 1774, Rector of Winwick, co. Lancaster 1782-1812 (b. 1750; d. 31 Jul 1812), only son of Edmund Hornby, of Poulton-in-Fylde and Scale Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Margaret Winckley, 2nd dau. of John Winckley, of Preston, co. Lancaster, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Stanley (b. c. 1716; d. 2 Sep 1780), mar. 1 Mar 1746 Sir Peter Warburton, 4th Bt., of Arley Hall, co. Chester, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Stanley (d. 1795)

3. Lady Isabella Stanley (d. 15 Jul 1787)

4. Lady Margaret Stanley (dvp. 9 Mar 1767)

5. Lady Jane Stanley (d. unm.)

6. Lady Charlotte Stanley (dsp. 7 Jun 1776), mar. Lt Gen John Burgoyne

died

22 Feb 1776

suc. by

grandson

note

Vice-Admiral of Lancashire 1712-76; suc. his father 7 May 1714 as 5th Baronet of Bickerstaffe; High Sheriff of Lancashire 1723; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Lancashire 1727-36; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1742-57 and 1771-76

 

Edward [Smith-Stanley], 12th Earl of Derby, PC

born

12 Sep 1752

mar. (1)

23 Jun 1774 Lady Elizabeth Hamilton (b. 26 Jan 1753; d. 14 Mar 1797), only dau. and hrss. in her issue of James [Hamilton], 6th Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Elizabeth Gunning, suo jure Baroness Hamilton, 2nd dau. of John Gunning, of Castle Coote, co. Roscommon

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Smith-Stanley, later 1st Baron Stanley of Bickerstaffe later 13th Earl of Derby

1.Lady Charlotte Stanley (d. 25 Nov 1805), mar. 22 Aug 1796 her cousin Edmund Hornby DL MP, of Dalton Hall, co. Westmorland (b. 16 Jun 1773; d. 18 Nov 1857), 1st son and heir of Col Rev Geoffrey Hornby DL, of Scale Hall, co. Lancaster, Rector of Winwick, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lady Lucy Smith-Stanley, sister of Edward [Smith-Stanley], 12th Earl of Derby, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon James Stanley-Smith, styled Lord Strange, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Stanley (d. Nov 1857), mar. 15 Jan 1795 Stephen Thomas Cole, of Twickenham, co. Middlesex (d. 1835), and had issue

mar. (2)

1 May 1797 Elizabeth Farren, an actress (d. 23 Apr 1829), dau. of George Farren, apothecary, of Cork, by his wife ..... Wright, dau. of ..... Wright, publican, of Water Lane, Liverpool

children by second wife

2. Hon James Smith Stanley (b. 9 Mar 1800; dvp. 3 Apr 1817)

3. Lady Lucy Elizabeth Stanley (dvp. 25 Apr 1809)

4. Lady Mary Margaret Stanley (b. 23 Mar 1801; d. 16 Dec 1858), mar. 29 Nov 1821 as his first wife Thomas [Grosvenor later Egerton], 2nd Earl of Wilton, and had issue

died

21 Oct 1834

suc. by

son by first marriage

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Lancashire 1774-76; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1776-1834; Privy Councillor 1783; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1783 and 1806-07; Vice-Admiral of Lancashire 1809-31

 

Edward [Smith-Stanley], 1st Baron Stanley of Bickerstaffe later 13th Earl of Derby, KG

born

21 Apr 1775

mar.

30 Oct 1798 his cousin Charlotte Margaret Hornby (b. 20 Oct 1778; d. 16 Jun 1817), 2nd dau. of Col Rev Geoffrey Hornby DL, of Scale Hall, co. Lancaster, Rector of Winwick, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lady Lucy Stanley-Smith, sister of Edward [Smith-Stanley], 12th Earl of Derby, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon James Stanley-Smith, styled Lord Strange

children

1. Hon Edward Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, later 2nd Baron Stanley of Bickerstaffe later 14th Earl of Derby

2. Hon Henry Thomas Smith-Stanley, Member of Parliament for Preston 1832-37 (b. 9 Mar 1803; d. 2 Apr 1875), mar. 1 Sep 1835 Anne Woolhouse, dau. of Richard Woolhouse, and had issue

3. Lt Col Hon Charles James Fox Stanley (b. 25 Apr 1808; d. 13 Oct 1884), mar. 10 Dec 1836 Frances Augusta Campbell (d. 29 May 1878), dau. of Sir Henry Frederick Campbell KCB, and had issue

1. Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Stanley (d. 15 Feb 1853), mar. 16 Dec 1823 Edward Penrhyn, of East Sheen, co. Surrey (d. 6 Mar 1861), and had issue

2. Lady Louisa Emily Stanley (d. 11 Dec 1825), mar. 18 Apr 1825 Lt Col Samuel Long (d. 31 Aug 1881)

3. Lady Ellinor Mary Stanley (b. c. 1807; d. 11 Dec 1887), mar. 11 Jun 1835 Rev Canon Frank George Hopwood, Rector of Winwick, co. Lancaster (d. 11 Mar 1890), and had issue

died

30 Jun 1851

created

v.p. 22 Dec 1832 Baron Stanley of Bickerstaffe, of Bickerstaffe in the County of Lancaster

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Preston 1796-1812 and for Lancashire 1812-32; Vice-Admiral of Lancashire 1831-51; a Trustee of the British Museum 1834-51; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1834-51; Knight of the Garter 1839

 

Edward Geoffrey [Smith-Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Bickerstaffe later 14th Earl of Derby, KG GCMG PC

born

19 Mar 1799

mar.

31 May 1825 Hon Emma Caroline Bootle-Wilbraham (b. 17 Mar 1805; d. 26 Apr 1876), 2nd dau. of Edward [Bootle-Wilbraham], 1st Baron Skelmersdale, by his wife Mary Elizabeth Taylor, dau. of Rev Edward Taylor, of Bifrons, in Patrixbourne, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Edward Henry Smith-Stanley later Stanley, later 15th Earl of Derby

2. Hon Frederick Arthur Stanley, later 1st Baron Stanley of Preston later 16th Earl of Derby

1. Lady Emma Charlotte Stanley (d. 23 Aug 1928), mar. 11 Oct 1860 Col Hon Sir Wellington Patrick Manvers Chetwynd-Talbot KCB, Serjeant-at-Arms House of Lords 1858-98 (b. 12 Dec 1817; d. 23 Sep 1898), 8th son of Charles Chetwynd [Talbot later Chetwynd-Talbot], 2nd Earl Talbot, and had issue

died

23 Oct 1869

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Stockbridge 1822-26, for Preston 1826-30, for Windsor 1831-32 and for North Lancashire 1932-44; Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies 1827-28; Privy Councillor UK 1830 and I 1831; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1830-33; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1833-34 and 1841-45; Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow 1834-36; Sloane Trustee of the British Museum 1835-66; sum. to Parliament v.p. 4 Nov 1844 in his father's Barony of Stanley of Bickerstaffe; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1852, 1858-59, and 1866-68; Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1852-69; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1852-59; Knight of the Garter 1859; GCMG 1869

 

Edward Henry [Smith-Stanley later Stanley], 15th Earl of Derby, KG PC

born

21 Jul 1826

mar.

5 Jul 1870 Lady Mary Catherine Gascoyne-Cecil (b. 23 Jul 1824; widow of James Brownlow William [Gascoyne-Cecil], 2nd Marquess of Salisbury;  d. 6 Dec 1900), 2nd dau. of George John [West later Sackville-West], 5th Earl De La Warr, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Sackville, suo jure Baroness Buckhurst, sister and cohrss. of George John Frederick [Sackville], 4th Duke of Dorset, and 2nd dau. of John Frederick [Sackville], 3rd Duke of Dorset

died

s.p. 21 Apr 1893

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for King's Lynn 1849-69; Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1852; Privy Councillor 1858; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1858 and 1882-85; President of the Board of Control 1858; Secretary of State for India 1858-59; a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery 1861-93; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1866-68 and 1874-78; Sloane Trustee of the British Museum 1866-93; Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow 1868-71; Lord Rector of the University of Edinburgh 1874-77; Knight of the Garter 1884; Chancellor of the University of London 1891-93

 

Frederick Arthur [Stanley], 1st Baron Stanley of Preston later 16th Earl of Derby, KG GCB GCVO PC

born

15 Jan 1841

mar.

31 May 1864 Lady Constance Villiers (b. 2 Sep 1840; d. 17 Apr 1922), 1st dau. of George William Frederick [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, by his wife Lady Katharine Grimston, 1st dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam

children

1. Hon Edward George Villiers Stanley, later 17th Earl of Derby

2. Admiral Hon Sir Victor Albert Stanley KCB MVO (b. 17 Jan 1867; d. 9 Jun 1934), mar. 25 Nov 1896 Annie Bickerton Pooley (d. 14 Apr 1962), dau. of Hon Charles Edward Pooley, President of the Council of British Columbia, and had issue

3. Hon Sir Arthur Stanley GCVO GBE CB, Member of Parliament for Ormskirk 1898-1918, Treasurer of St Thomas's Hospital 1917-43 (b. 18 Nov 1869; d. 4 Nov 1947)

4. Geoffrey Stanley (b. 18 Nov 1869; dvp. 16 Mar 1871)

5. Brig Gen Hon Ferdinand Charles Stanley CMG DSO (b. 28 Jan 1871; d. 17 Mar 1935), mar. 15 Feb 1904 Hon Alexandra Frances Anne Fellowes (b. 29 Jun 1880; d. 16 Sep 1955), 1st dau. of William Henry [Fellowes], 2nd Baron De Ramsey, by his wife Lady Rosamond Jane Frances Spencer-Churchill 2nd dau. of John Winston [Spencer-Churchill], 7th Duke of Marlborough, and had issue

6. Rt Hon Sir George Frederick Stanley GCSI GCIE CMG, Member of Parliament for Preston 1910-22 and for East Willesden 1924-29, Comptroller of the Household 1919-21, Governor of Madras 1929-34, Viceroy and Acting Governor-General of India 1934 (b. 14 Oct 1872; d. 1 Jul 1938), mar. 26 Nov 1903 Lady Beatrix Taylour CI CBE (d. 3 May 1944), only dau. of Thomas [Taylour], 3rd Marquess of Headfort, by his second wife Emily Constantia Wilson-Patten, widow of Capt Hon Eustace John Wilson-Patten and 1st dau. of Rev Dr Lord John Thynne DD, of Haynes Park, co. Bedford (by his wife Anne Constantia Beresford, 3rd dau. of Rev Charles Cobbe Beresford), 3rd son of Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Marquess of Bath, and had issue

7. Col Hon Algernon Francis Stanley DSO (b. 8 Jan 1874; d. 10 Feb 1962), mar. 18 Apr 1918 Lady Mary Cavendish Crichton (widow of Hon Henry William Crichton MVO DSO, styled Viscount Crichton; d. 14 Jan 1959), 1st dau. of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, by his second wife and second cousin Hon Katherine Caroline Cavendish, 3rd dau. of William George [Cavendish], 2nd Baron Chesham, and had issue

8. Lt Col Hon Frederick William Stanley DSO (b. 27 May 1878; d. 9 Aug 1942), mar. 17 Jun 1905 Lady Alexandra Louise Elizabeth Acheson (d. 21 Jan 1958), 1st dau. of Archibald Brabazon Sparrow [Acheson], 4th Earl of Gosford, by his wife Lady Louisa Augusta Beatrice Montagu, 2nd dau. of William Drogo [Montagu], 7th Duke of Manchester, and had issue

1. Lady Katherine Mary Stanley (dvp. 21 Oct 1871)

2. Lady Isobel Constance Mary Stanley DCVO, a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (b. 2 Sep 1875; d. 30 Dec 1963), mar. 10 Dec 1898 Gen Hon Sir John Francis Gathorne-Hardy GCB GCVO CMG DSO (d. 21 Aug 1949), 2nd son of John Stewart [Hardy later Gathorne-Hardy], 2nd Earl of Cranbrook, by his wife Cicely Margueritte Wilhelmina Ridgway, dau. and hrss. of John Ridgway, of Fairlawn, co. Kent, and Wallsuches, co. Lancaster, and had issue

died

14 Jun 1908

created

v.p. 27 Aug 1886 Baron Stanley of Preston, of Preston in the County of Lancaster

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Preston 1865-68, for North Lancashire 1868-85 and for Blackpool 1885-86; a lord of the Admiralty 1868; Constable of Castle Rising 1870-1908; Financial Secretary to the War Office 1874-77 and to the Treasury 1877-78; Militia ADC to Queen Victoria 1877-1901 and to King Edward VII 1901-08; Privy Councillor 1878; Secretary of State for War 1878-80 and for the Colonies 1885-86; GCB 1886; President of the Board of Trade 1886-88; Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada 1888-93; Sloane Trustee of the British Museum 1893-1908; Lord Mayor of Liverpool 1895-96; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1897-1908; Knight of the Garter 1897; Chancellor of the University of Liverpool 1903-08; GCVO 1905

 

Edward George Villiers [Stanley], 17th Earl of Derby, KG GCB GCVO PC

born

4 Apr 1865

mar.

5 Jan 1889 Lady Alice Maud Olivia Montagu DJStJ, Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra (b. 15 Aug 1862; d. 23 Jul 1957), 3rd dau. of William Drogo [Montagu], 7th Duke of Manchester, by his wife Countess Louise Frederica Augusta von Alten, dau. of  Count Charles Francis Victor von Alten, of Hanover

children

1. Rt Hon Edward Montagu Cavendish Stanley MC, styled Lord Stanley, Member of Parliament for Abercromby 1917-18 and for Fylde 1922-24, MC 1919, a Junior Lord of the Treasury 1924-27, Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty 1931-35 and 1935-37, Privy Councillor 1934, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Dominion Affairs 1935, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for India and Burma 1937-38, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs 1938 (b. 9 Mar 1894; dvp. 16 Oct 1938), mar. 17 Jul 1917 Hon Sybil Louisa Beatrix Cadogan, an Extra Maid-of-Honour to Queen Mary 1914-17 (b. 7 Jan 1893; d. 21 Jun 1969), 1st dau. of Hon Henry Arthur Cadogan, styled Viscount Chelsea (by his wife Hon Mildred Cecilia Harriet Sturt, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Allington), 2nd son by his first wife of George Henry [Cadogan], 5th Earl Cadogan, and had issue:

1a. Hon Edward John Stanley, later 18th Earl of Derby

2a. Capt Hon Richard Oliver Stanley, Member of Parliament for North Fylde 1950-66 (b. 29 Jan 1920; dsp. Nov 1983), mar. (1) 5 Jan 1965 Susan Mary Fynvola Aubrey-Fletcher (d. 29 Feb 1976), only dau. of John Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, and (2) Mary Harrison (widow of (1) W/Cdr P H M Richey DFC, and (2) William Herbert Harrison), dau. of Maj Vyvian Alfred Tylor MC

3a. Hon Hugh Henry Montagu Stanley (b. 26 Oct 1926; d. 8 Dec 1971), mar. 7 Nov 1961 Mary Rose Birch (mar. (2) Jul 1973 A William Spiegelberg MBE, 1st son of F E F Spiegelberg), 2nd dau. of Charles Francis Birch, of Rhodesia, and had issue:

1b. Edward Richard William Stanley, later 19th Earl of Derby

2b. Hon Peter Hugh Charles Stanley (b. 4 Mar 1964), mar. 1990 Hon Francis Caroline Burke Roche, only dau. of Edmund James Burke [Roche], 5th Baron Fermoy, by his wife Lavinia Frances Elizabeth Pitman, only dau. of Capt John Pitman, of Foxley House, Malmesbury, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

2. Rt Hon Oliver Frederick George Stanley MC, Member of Parliament for Westmorland 1924-45 and for Bristol West 1945-50, Minister of Transport 1933-34, Minister of Labour 1934-35, President of the Board of Education 1935-37, President of the Board of Trade 1937-40, Secretary of State for War 1940, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1942-45, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool 1949-50 (b. 4 May 1896; d. 10 Dec 1950), mar. 4 Nov 1920 Lady Maureen Helen Vane-Tempest-Stewart (d. 20 Jun 1942), 1st dau. of Charles Stewart Henry [Vane-Tempest-Stewart], 7th Marquess of Londonderry, by his wife Hon Edith Chaplin, 1st dau. of Henry [Chaplin], 1st Viscount Chaplin, and had issue

1. Lady Victoria Alice Louise Stanley (b. 24 Jun 1892; d. 26 Nov 1927), mar. (1) 7 Apr 1915 Rt Hon Neil James Archibald Primrose MC MP (d. 18 Nov 1917), 2nd son of Archibald Philip [Primrose], 5th Earl of Rosebery, by his wife Baroness Hannah de Rothschild, only dau. and hrss. of Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild, of Mentmore, co. Buckingham; and (2) 10 Jun 1919 Capt Sir Malcolm Bullock, 1st Bt., MBE MP (d. 20 Jun 1966), and had issue by both husbands

died

4 Feb 1948

suc. by

grandson

note

ADC to the Governor-General of Canada 1888-91; Member of Parliament for West Houghton 1892-1906; a Lord of the Treasury 1895-1900; CB 1900; Financial Secretary to the War Office 1900-03; Privy Councillor 1903; Postmaster-General 1903-06; KCVO 1905; GCVO 1908; Chancellor of the University of Liverpool 1909; Lord Mayor of Liverpool 1911-12; Knight of the Garter 1915; Director-General of Recruiting 1915-16; Under-Secretary of State for War 1915-16; Secretary of State for War and President of the Army Council 1916-18; Ambassador to France 1918-20; GCB 1920; President of the Army Council 1922; Secretary of State for War 1922-24; Royal Victorian Chain 1935

 

Edward John [Stanley], 18th Earl of Derby, MC

born

21 Apr 1918

mar.

22 Jul 1948 Lady Isabel Milles-Lade (granted style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 17 Jul 1942;  d. 1990), 3rd dau. of Hon. Henry Augustus Milles later Milles-Lade (by his wife Esther Benyon, only dau. of Col Joseph Spencer Benyon, of Islip House, Thrapston), 4th son of George Watson [Milles], 1st Earl Sondes

died

s.p. 28 Nov 1994

suc. by

nephew

note

MC 1944; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1951-68; Constable of Lancaster Castle 1972-94; CStJ

 

Edward Richard William [Stanley], 19th Earl of Derby, DL

1st son of Hon. Hugh Henry Montague Stanley (by his wife Mary Rose Birch, 2nd dau. of Charles Francis Birch, of Rhodesia), third son of Hon Edward Montagu Cavendish Stanley, styled Lord Stanley

born

10 Oct 1962

mar.

21 Oct 1995 Hon Caroline Neville (b. 28 Dec 1963), 2nd dau. of Robin Henry Charles [Neville], 10th Baron Braybrooke, by his first wife Robin Helen Brockhoff, only dau. of Thomas Adolph Brockhoff, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

children

1. Hon Edward John Robin Stanley, styled Lord Stanley (b. 21 Apr 1998)

2. Hon Oliver Hugh Henry Stanley (b. 26 Apr 2002)

1. Lady Henrietta Mary Rose Stanley (b. 6 Feb 1997)

 

 Last updated 5 Feb 2007

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Titles:

19th Earl of Derby

(England, let. pat. 27 Oct 1485)

7th Baron Stanley of Bickerstaffe, of Bickerstaffe in the County of Lancaster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Dec 1832)

4th Baron Stanley of Preston, of Preston in the County of Lancaster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Aug 1886)

13th Baronet, styled "of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster"

(England, let. pat. 26 Jun 1627)

 

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