Person:Edward Stanley (42)

Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby
m. 16 Aug 1688
  1. Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby1689 - 1776
  2. Thomas Stanley1690 -
  3. John Stanley1692 - 1781
  4. William Stanley1694 -
Facts and Events
Name Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby
Gender Male
Birth[2][4] 17 Sep 1689 Knowsley, Lancashire, England
Christening[3] 17 Sep 1689 Colne, Lancashire, EnglandSt Bartholomew
Marriage Sep 1714 to Elizabeth Hesketh
Death[4] 22 Feb 1776 Knowsley, Lancashire, England
Burial[5] 4 Mar 1776 Ormskirk, Lancashire, EnglandSt Peter and St Paul
Alt Burial[4] 11 Mar 1776 Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Reference Number? Q5345406?

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Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby (27 September 1689 – 22 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 appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1723. 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 Smith-Stanley, Lord Strange, 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.

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  1.   Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Brydges, Egerton. Collins's peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical, greatly augmented, and continued to the present time. (London: [T. Bensley], 1812), 3:99.
  3. Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project.

    Baptism: 17 Sep 1689 St Bartholomew, Colne, Lancashire, England
    Edwardus Stanli - fil Thomae Stanli
    Abode: Pricha Barronett
    Notes: baptize at Preston?
    Register: Baptisms 1679 - 1697, Page B23, Entry 20
    Source: LDS Film 1471023

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), 4:217.
  5. Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project.

    Burial: 4 Mar 1776 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
    Edward Stanley, Right Honourable Earl of Derby -
    Abode: Knowsley Hall
    Register: Burials 1771 - 1794, Page 18
    Source: LDS Film 1849663