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Stanley of Alderley, Baron (UK, 1839)

 

Creation: let. pat. 9 May 1839

 

Family name: Stanley

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Arms:

Argent on a Bend Azure three Buck's Heads cabossed Or, a Crescent for difference

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine an Eagle with wings expanded Or preying upon an Infant proper swaddled Gules handed Argent

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Stag Or gorged with a Ducal Coronet line reflexed over the back and charged on the shoulder with a Mullet Azure;  Sinister:  a Lion reguardant proper gorged with a Plain Collar Argent charged with three Escallops Gules

Motto:

Sans Changer (Without changing)

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John Thomas [Stanley], 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley

1st son and heir of Sir John Thomas Stanley, 6th Bt., of Alderley Park, co. Chester, by his wife Margaret Owen, dau. and hrss. of Hugh Owen, of Penrhos, Anglesey

born

26 Nov 1766

mar.

11 Oct 1796 Lady Maria Josepha Holroyd (b. 3 Jan 1771; d. 1 Nov 1863; bur. at Alderley, co. Chester), 1st dau. of John [Holroyd later Baker-Holroyd], 1st Earl of Sheffield, by his first wife Abigail Way, only dau. of Lewis Way, of Old Court, Richmond, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Edward John Stanley, later 1st Baron Eddisbury later 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley

2. Capt Hon William Owen Stanley, of Penrhos, co. Anglesey, Member of Parliament for Anglesey 1837-47, for Chester 1850-57 and for Beaumaris 1857-74 (b. 13 Nov 1802;  d. 24 Feb 1884), mar. 14 Feb 1832 Ellen Williams (d. 24 Nov 1876), dau. of Sir John Williams, 1st Bt., of Bodelwyddan, co. Denbigh

1. Hon Lucy Anne Stanley (d. 15 Mar 1869), mar. 24 Sep 1833 Marcus Theodore Hare RN (d. 30 Jul 1845), and had issue

2. Hon Isabella Louisa Stanley (d. 13 May 1839), mar. 23 Oct 1826 Capt Sir William Edward Parry RN, and had issue

3. Hon Matilda Abigail Stanley (d. 28 Jul 1850), mar. 6 Oct 1828 as his second wife Henry John Adeane MP, of Babraham, co. Cambridge (b. 18 Jun 1789;  d. 11 May 1847), 1st son and heir of Robert jones Adeane, of Babraham, co. Cambridge, by his wife Annabella Blake, dau. of Sir Patrick Blake, 1st Bt., of Langham Hall, co. Suffolk, and had issue

4. Hon Harriet Alethea Stanley (d. 24 Apr 1888), mar. 20 Aug 1835 Gen Thomas William Scott (d. 1868), and had issue

died

23 Oct 1850 (bur. at Alderley, co. Chester)

created

9 May 1839 Baron Stanley of Alderley, of Alderley in the County of Chester

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Wootton Basset 1790-96; Major, Royal Cheshire Militia 1796-98; Sheriff of Anglesey 1809; suc. his father 29 Nov 1807 as 7th Baronet of Alderley

 

Edward John [Stanley], 1st Baron Eddisbury later 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, PC

born

13 Nov 1802

mar.

7 Oct 1826 Hon Henrietta Maria Dillon-Lee (b. 21 Dec 1807; d. 16 Feb 1895; bur. at Alderley, co. Chester), 1st dau. of Henry Augustus [Dillon-Lee], 13th Viscount Dillon, by his wife Henrietta Browne, sister of Dominick [Browne], 1st Baron Oranmore and Browne, and 1st dau. of Dominick Geoffrey Browne MP, of Castle Macgarrett, co. Mayo

children

1. Hon Henry Edward John Stanley, later 3rd Baron Stanley of Alderley and 2nd Baron Eddisbury

2. Col Hon John Constantine Stanley (b. 30 Sep 1837;  dspm. 23 Apr 1878), mar. 15 Aug 1871 Susan Mary Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie DBE (mar. (2) 17 Aug 1881 Francis Henry [Jeune], 1st Baron St Helier;  d. 25 Jan 1931;  bur. at Chievley, co. Berkshire), 1st dau. of Keirh William Stewart-Mackenzie of Seaforth DL (by his first wife Hannah Charlotte Hope-Vere, 1st dau. of James Joseph Hope-Vere of Blackwood and Craigiehall), 1st son and heir of James Alexander Stewart later Stewart-Mackenzie, Governor of Ceylon and Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands (by his wife Hon Mary Elizabeth Frederica Humberston Hood, widow  of Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Bt., and 1st dau. and cohrss. of 1st Baron Seaforth), 1st son and heir of Admiral Hon Keirh Stewart of Glasserton (by his wife Georgiana Elizabeth D'Aguilar, dau. of Simha D'Aguilar), 2nd son by his second wife of Alexander [Stewart], 6th Earl of Galloway, and had issue:

1a. Madeline Cecilia Carlyle Stanley JP (b. 2 Jul 1876;  d. 2 Jun 1966), mar. 5 Jan 1903 William St John Fremantle [Brodrick], 1st Earl of Midleton, and had issue

2a. Mary Dorothy Osma Stanley (b. 1877;  d. 6 Oct 1965), mar. 21 Jul 1896 Augustus Henry Eden Allhusen JP DL MP, of Stoke Court, co. Buckingham (b. 20 Aug 1867;  d. 2 May 1925), 1st son and heir of Henry Christian Allhusen (by his wife Elizabeth Alice Eden, dau. of Thomas Eden, of Norton Hall, co. Gloucester), 1st son and heir ap. of Christian Augustus Henry Allhusen, of Elswick Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Stoke Court, co. Buckingham, and had issue

3. Hon Edward Lyulph Stanley, later 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley and 3rd Baron Eddisbury, and later 4th Baron Sheffield

4. Rt Rev Hon Algernon Charles Stanley, Bishop of Emmaus 1903-28, Assistant to the Pontifical Throne, Canon of St Peter's Basilica, Rome (b. 16  Sep 1843;  d. 23 Apr 1928)

1. Hon Alice Margaret Stanley (d. 19 May 1910), mar. 3 Feb 1853 Lieut Gen Augustus Henry Lane Fox later Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers (b. 14 Apr 1827;  d. 4 May 1900), 2nd son of  James Lane-Fox MP, of Bramham Park, co. York, by his wife Hon Marcia Lucy Pitt, 3rd dau. and in her issue cohrss. of George [Pitt], 1st Baron Rivers, and had issue

2. Hon Henrietta Blanche Stanley (b. 3 Jul 1830;  d. 5 Jan 1921), mar. 23 Sep 1851 David Graham Drummond [Ogilvy], 5th Earl of Airlie, and had issue

3. Hon Katherine Louisa Stanley (b. 3 Apr 1842;  d. 28 Jun 1874), mar. 8 Nov 1864 Hon John Russell MP, styled Viscount Amberley (b. 10 Dec 1842;  dvp. 9 Jan 1876), 1st son and heir ap. of John [Russell], 1st Earl Russell, by his second wife Lady Frances Anna Maria Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 2nd dau. of Gilbert [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 2nd Earl of Minto, and had issue

4. Hon Rosalind Frances Stanley (b. 20 Feb 1845;  d. 12 Aug 1921), mar. 4 Oct 1864 George James [Howard], 9th Earl of Carlisle, and had issue

died

16 Jun 1869 (bur. at Alderley, co. Chester)

created

v.p. 12 May 1848 Baron Eddisbury, of Winnington in the County of Chester

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Hindon 1831-32 and for North Cheshire 1832-41 and 1847-48; Under Secretary of State for the Colonies 1833-34 and for the Home Department 1834; Secretary to the Treasury 1835-41; Privy Councillor 1841; Paymaster-General 1841, 1852 and 1853-55; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1846-52; Vice President of the Board of Trade 1852 and 1853-55; President of the Board of Trade 1855-58; Postmaster-General with a seat in Cabinet 1860-66

 

Henry Edward John [Stanley], 3rd Baron Stanley of Alderley and 2nd Baron Eddisbury

born

11 Jul 1827

died

10 Dec 1903 (bur. at Alderley, co. Chester)

suc. by

brother

note

Attaché to the Embassy at Constantinople 1851; Secretary of Legation at Athens 1854-59; Secretary to the Special Mission to the Danubian Provinces 1856-58

 

Edward Lyulph [Stanley], 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley and 3rd Baron Eddisbury and later 4th Baron Sheffield, PC

born

16 May 1839

mar.

6 Feb 1873 Mary Katharine Bell CBE (b. 19 Nov 1848; d. 4 Jan 1929), 2nd dau. of Sir (Isaac) Lowthian Bell, 1st Bt. JP DL, of Rounton Grange, co. York, and Washington Hall, co. Durham, by his wife Margaret Pattinson, dau. of Hugh Lee Pattinson, of Scots House, co. Durham

children

1. Hon Arthur Lyulph Stanley, later 5th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 4th Baron Eddisbury and 5th Baron Sheffield

2. Hon Edward John Stanley, Resident in Sokoto, West Nigeria (b. 14 May 1878;  d. 14 Nov 1908)

3. Lt Col Hon Oliver Hugh Stanley DSO JP DL, served in the Boer War 1899-1902 and World War I 1914-18 (b. 23 Oct 1879;  d. 13 Feb 1952), mar. 8 Jul 1919 Lady (Alice) Kathleen Violet Thynne (b. 27 Mar 1891;  d. 4 Oct 1977), 1st dau. of Thomas Henry [Thynne], 5th Marquess of Bath, by his wife Violet Caroline Mordaunt, only child of Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Bt., of Massingham, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. John Norman Stanley (b. 24 Jan 1922;  dvp. following an accident 21 Dec 1947)

2a. Martin Oliver Stanley (b. 9 Jan 1924;  dvp. following an accident 21 Dec 1947)

3a. Thomas Henry Oliver Stanley, later 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 7th Baron Eddisbury and 8th Baron Sheffield

4a. Hon Richard Morgan Oliver Stanley, of Sandfield, Breach Lane, Shaftesbury, co. Dorset, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1973 (b. 30 Apr 1931), mar.  27 Jul 1956 Phyllida Mary Katherine Austin, 3rd dau. of Lt Col Clive Grantham Austin, by his wife Lady Lilian Mary Theodora Lumley, sister of Lawrence Roger [Lumley], 11th Earl of Scarbrough, and has issue

1a. Mary Stanley (b. 18 Feb 1921;  dvp. 25 Feb 1921)

1. Hon Henrietta Margaret Stanley OBE (d. 21 Aug 1956), mar. 12 Jun 1901 Admiral Sir William Edmund Goodenough GCB MVO (b. 2 Jun 1867;  d. 30 Jan 1945), 1st son and heir of Cdre James Graham Goodenough CB CMG RN, by his wife Victoria Henrietta Hamilton, sister of Alexander Charles [Hamilton], 10th Lord Belhaven and Stenton, and had issue

2. Katharine Florence Clementine Stanley (dvp. 10 Apr 1884)

3. Hon Sylvia Laura Stanley OBE (d. 1980), mar. 24 Apr 1906 Brig Gen Hon Anthony Morton Henley CMG DSO (b. 4 Aug 1873;  d. 17 May 1925), 1st son of Anthony Henley [Eden later Henley], 3rd Baron Henley, by his second wife Clara Campbell Lucy Jekyll, dau. of Joseph Henry Storie Jekyll, and had issue

4. Hon Blanche Florence Daphne Stanley (d. 17 Jul 1968), mar. 15 Jul 1912 as his second wife Brig Gen Eric Pearce-Serocold CMG (b. 18 Jul 1870;  d. 26 Jun 1926), 2nd son of Charles Pearce-Serocold, of Taplow Hill, co. Buckingham, by his wife Marie Grenfell, dau. of Col George St Leger Grenfell, and had issue

5. Hon (Beatrice) Venetia Stanley (d. 3 Aug 1948), mar. 26 Jul 1915 Rt Hon Edwin Samuel Montagu MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for India 1910-14, Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1914-15 and 1915-16, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1915 and 1916, Minister of Munitions 1916, Secretary of State for India 1917-22 (b. 6 Feb 1879;  d. 15 Nov 1924), 2nd son of Moses later Montagu [Samuel later Samuel-Montagu], 1st Baron Swaythling, by his wife Ellen Cohen, dau. of Louis Cohen, of Townhill Park, Bitterne, co. Hampshire, and had issue

died

18 Mar 1925

suc. by

son

note

Barrister, Inner Temple 1865; Assistant Commissioner of Friendly Societies 1872; Member, London School Board 1876; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Oldham 1880-85; Member of the Royal Commissions on Housing of the Poor 1884 and Elementary Education 1887; Vice-Chairman, London School Board 1897-1904; suc. his first cousin once removed 21 Apr 1909 as 4th Baron Sheffield; Privy Councillor 1910

 

Arthur Lyulph [Stanley], 5th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 4th Baron Eddisbury and 5th Baron Sheffield, KCMG

born

14 Sep 1875

mar.

29 Aug 1905 Margaret Evelyn Gordon OStJ (d. 12 Apr 1954), dau. of Henry Evans Gordon, of Prestons, Ightham, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Edward John Stanley, later 6th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 5th Baron Eddisbury and 6th Baron Sheffield

2. Hon Lyulph Henry Victor Owen Stanley, later 7th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 6th Baron Eddisbury and 7th Baron Sheffield

1. Hon Mary Katharine Adelaide Stanley (b. 30 May 1906;  d. 2 May 1981), mar. 9 Jan 1926 her second cousin Hon Maurice Fox Pitt Lubbock (b. 17 Oct 1900;  d. 26 Apr 1957), 3rd son of John [Lubbock], 1st Baron Avebury, by his second wife Alice Augusta Laurentia Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers, 2nd dau. of Lieut Gen Augustus Henry Lane Fox later Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers, of Rushmore, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Hon Alice Margaret Stanley, 1st dau. of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, and had issue

2. Hon Pamela Margaret Stanley, actress (b. 6 Sep 1909;  d. 1991), mar. 7 Oct 1941 S/Ldr Sir (Henry) David St Leger Brooke Selwyn Cunynghame of Milncraig, 11th Bt., and had issue

3. Hon Victoria Venetia Stanley (b. 29 Jun 1917), mar. 20 Jan 1942 Lt Cdr James  Douglas Woods RCNVR, and had issue

died

22 Aug 1931

suc. by

son

note

served in the South African War as Capt, Anglesey Royal Engineers; Barrister, Inner Temple 1902; Member for Lewisham, London County Council 1904; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Eddisbury 1906-10; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Postmaster General 1906-10; Private Secretary at the Office of Woods and Forests 1912; High Sheriff of Anglesey 1912; KCMG 1914; Governor of Victoria 1914-19; Member, Select Committee on Peerages in Abeyance 1925; Chairman, Council of the Royal Colonial Institute 1925-28, and of the East Africa Joint Committee 1931

 

Edward John [Stanley], 6th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 5th Baron Eddisbury and 6th Baron Sheffield

born

9 Oct 1907

mar. (1)

3 Mar 1932 (div. 1936) Lady (Victoria) Audrey Beatrice Chetwynd-Talbot, granted the style and precedence of an earl's daughter by Royal Warrant 1921 (b. 13 Mar 1910; mar. (2) 20 Dec 1945 Gwyn Rhyse Francis Morris QC, of Holland Park Avenue, London W8), 2nd dau. of Hon Charles John Alton Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot, styled Viscount Ingestre (by his wife Lady Winifred Constance Hester Paget, sister of Charles Henry Alexander [Paget], 6th Marquess of Anglesey, and 1st dau. of Lord Alexander Victor Paget (by his wife and second cousin Hon Hester Alice Stapleton-Cotton, 2nd dau. of Wellington Henry [Stapleton-Cotton], 2nd Viscount Combermere), 2nd son by his second wife of Henry [Paget], 2nd Marquess of Anglesey), 1st son and heir ap. of Charles Henry John [Chetwynd-Talbot], 20th Earl of Shrewsbury

only child by first wife

1. Hon Edwina Maureen Stanley (b. 19 Jan 1933), mar. (1) 5 Jan 1953 (div. 1965) John Dawnay Innes (b. 20 Feb 1930), 2nd son of Lt Col James Archibald Innes DSO, of Horringer Manor, Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk, by his third wife Evelyn Adelaide Dawnay, 1st dau. of Nigel William Dawnay (by his wife Daisy Rosalie Norman Dunnett, only dau. of Henry Norman Dunnett, of Stratford St Mary, co. Suffolk), 1st son and heir of Capt Hon William Frederick Dawnay JP (by his wife Lady Adelaide Helen Parker, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme [Parker], 6th Earl of Macclesfield), 6th son of William Henry [Dawnay], 7th Viscount Downe, and (2) 25 Oct 1968 (Joshua) Philip Epstein, of 146 Benhill Road, London SE5, son of Dr Samuel Hyman Epstein, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and has issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

18 Jan 1944 (div. 1948) Edith Louise Sylvia Fairbanks (former wife of Hon Anthony Ashley-Cooper, styled Lord Ashley, son and heir ap. of Anthony [Ashley-Cooper], 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, and widow of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., of Hollywood, California, USA), dau. of Arthur Hawkes

mar. (3)

6 Apr 1951 (div. 1957) Therese Husson, dau. of Gen Edouard Husson, of Toulon, France

mar. (4)

15 Sep 1961 Kathleen Margaret Crane (widow of Sir Edmund Frank Crane), dau. of Cecil Murray Wright

died

s.p.m. 3 Mar 1971

suc. by

brother

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Lt-Cmdr, RNVR

 

Lyulph Henry Victor Owen [Stanley], 7th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 6th Baron Eddisbury and 7th Baron Sheffield

born

22 Oct 1915

died

s.p. 23 Jun 1971

suc. by

cousin

 

Thomas Henry Oliver [Stanley], 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 7th Baron Eddisbury and 8th Baron Sheffield

born

28 Dec 1927

mar.

30 Apr 1955 Jane Barrett Hartley, dau. of Ernest George Hartley, of Lower Farm, Milton-under-Wychwood, co. Oxford

children

1. Hon Richard Oliver Stanley, later 9th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 8th Baron Eddisbury and 9th Baron Sheffield

2. Hon Charles Ernest Stanley, heir presumptive to the Baronies of Stanley of Alderley, Eddisbury and Sheffield, of 34 Rosaline Road, London SW6 (b. 30 Jun 1960), mar. 26 Aug 1989 Beverley Ann Emmitt, 1st dau. of Michael Emmitt, of Swineshead, co. Lincoln, and has issue:

1a. Venetia Jane Stanley (b. 1992)

2a. Olivia Marie Stanley (b. 1995)

3a. Sophia Kate Stanley (b. 3 Sep 1998)

3. Hon Harry John Stanley (b. 20 Aug 1963), mar. 22 May 1998 Shirin Kassim-Lakha, 1st dau. of Z Kassim-Lakha, of Brussels, Belgium, and has issue

1. Hon Lucinda Maria Stanley (b. 21 Feb 1958), mar. 1 Oct 1983 Peter Brazel, of Lilly Pilly, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, son of Benedict Brazel, of Lyndhurst, South Australia, and has issue

died

19 Nov 2013

suc. by

son

 

Richard Oliver [Stanley], 9th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 8th Baron Eddisbury and 9th Baron Sheffield

born

24 Apr 1956

mar.

12 Feb 1983 Carla Mary Angela McKenzie, 1st dau. of Dr Kenneth Thomas Clyde McKenzie, of Solihull, West Midlands

children

1. Oliver Richard Hugh Stanley (b. 1986; dvp. 1989)

1. Hon Maria Elizabeth Jane Stanley (b. 1988)

2. Hon Imogen Alexandra Ruth Stanley (b. 1990)

3. Hon Hermione Helena Rose Stanley (b. 1992)

 

The heir presumptive to the Baronies of Stanley of Alderley, Eddisbury and Sheffield is Hon Charles Ernest Stanley, second son of the 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley and younger brother of the present Baron.

 

Last updated 13 Jan 2014

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Titles:

9th Baron Sheffield, of Roscommon in the County of Roscommon

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Sep 1783)

9th Baron Stanley of Alderley, of Alderley in the County of Chester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 May 1839)

8th Baron Eddisbury, of Winnington in the County of Chester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 May 1848)

15th Baronet, styled "of Alderley, co. Chester"

(England, let. pat. 25 Jun 1660)

 

Address:

Rectory Farm, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HF

Tel:  01865 351214

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