- Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys
(Ralph) Thomas Campion George Sherman Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys GCVO DL (born
16 April 1940) was Lord Chamberlainof the United Kingdomfrom 1998 to 2000, when he retired due to ill health. He followed David George Patrick Coke Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlieand was succeeded by Baron Luce. He became the 7th Baron Camoys on 8 March 1976.
Lord Camoys was made a
GCVO 1998, and a Privy Counsellor in the same year. He was a Deputy Lieutenantof Oxfordshirefrom 1993. He received the Order of Gorkha Dadshina Baku1st Class (of Nepal) in 1981.
He was a
Lord in Waiting1992–97, and has been a Permanent Lord in Waiting since 2000.
The Honourable Thomas Stonor was educated at
Eton Collegeand Balliol College University of Oxford(MA). He was later to have an active role in banking. He was General Managerand a director of National Provincial and Rothschild (London) Ltd 1968, and Managing Director of Rothschild Intercontinental Bank Ltd 1969. He was Chief Executive Officerand Managing Director of Amex Bank Ltd1975–77, and Chairman1977–78. He was Deputy Chairman of Barclay de Zoete Wedd( BZW) from 1987, having been its Chief Executive1986–88. Since 1993, he has been Deputy Chairman of Sotheby's, and was Chairman of Jackson of Piccadilly1968–85. He was associated with Barclays Merchant Bank, serving as its Managing Director from 1978–84, and as executive Vice-Chairman1984–86. He was also a director of Barclays Bank International Ltd 1980–94, Mercantile Credit Co Ltd1980–84, National Provident Institutionfrom 1982, the Administrative Staff Collegefrom 1989, and 3iGroup from 1991.
Presidentof the Mail Users' Association from 1977–84, and a member of the Court of Assistants of the Fishmongers Company from 1980. He served the latter livery companyas Prime Warden1992–93.
Lord Camoys was a member of the
House of Lordsselect committee on the European Economic Community(EEC) 1979–81, and a member of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England1985–87 and the Royal Commission on Historic Manuscripts1987–94.
He was a
consultorof the Extraordinary Session of the Administration of Patrimony of the Holy Seefrom 1991. He was the first Roman Catholic Lord Chamberlainsince the Reformation.
Lord Camoys' ancestral home is
Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
The seventh Baron married Elisabeth Mary Hyde Parker, daughter of Sir William Stephen Hyde Parker, Bt, in 1966. The couple has the following issue:
*Honorable Alina Mary Stonor (b. 1967). She married Simon Barrowcliff in 1994, and has three children.
*Honorable Emily Mary Julia Stonor (b. 1969). She married in 2006 the John David James Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair (b.
1961), himself eldest son of the late Earl by his wife Davina Bowes-Lyon, of the family of the earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is now styled The Countess of Stair.
*Hon. Sophie Ulla Stonor (b. 29 Sep 1971). She married the Honorable James Stourton, the youngest son of the 26th Baron Mowbray, in 1993. They divorced in 1997 (annulled), and she remarried in 2001 a Bavarian nobleman Moritz Florian Maria Freiherr von Hirsch. They have a son together. [http://www.thepeerage.com/p7558.htm#i75571]
*Honorable (Ralph) William Robert Thomas Stonor (b.
10 September 1974), heir apparent to the barony. He married in 2004 Lady Ailsa Fiona Mackay, younger daughter of Peter Mackay, 4th Earl of Inchcape, and has a son
** Ralph Thomas William Peter Stonor (b. 1 Jun 2007) [http://www.thepeerage.com/p7557.htm#i75568]
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