Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby


Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby

Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby (27 September 168922 February 1776), known as Sir Edward Stanley, 5th Baronet, from 1714 to 1736, was a British peer and politician.

Derby was the son of Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Baronet, and Elizabeth Patten, and succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1714. This branch of the Stanley family, known as the "Stanleys of Bickerstaffe", were descended from Sir James Stanley, younger brother of Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby. He was elected to the House of Commons for Lancashire in 1727, a seat he held until 1736, when he succeeded his distant relative James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby, as eleventh Earl of Derby, and took his seat in the House of Lords. He later served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire from 1741 to 1757 and again from 1771 to 1776.

Lord Derby married Elizabeth Hesketh, daughter of Robert Hesketh, in 1714. He died in June 1776, aged 86, and was succeeded in the earldom by his grandson Edward, his son James Stanley, Lord Stanley, having predeceased him. His daughter, Lady Charlotte Stanley, married General John Burgoyne. His great-great-grandson Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, was three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

References

*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/ www.thepeerage.com]


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