John Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley
John Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley (26 November 1766 – 23 October 1850), known as Sir John Stanley, 7th Baronet, from 1807 to 1839, was a British
United Kingdom
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 and politician.

Stanley was the son of Sir John Thomas Stanley, 6th Baronet, and succeeded in the baronetcy on his father's death in 1807. This branch of the Stanley family descended from the Hon. Sir John Stanley, third son of Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley
Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley
Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley, titular King of Mann, KG , was an English politician.-Life:Stanley was the son of Sir John Stanley and Isabell Harington, daughter of Robert de Harington and Isabel Loring...

 (whose eldest son Thomas
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, KG was titular King of Mann, an English nobleman and stepfather to King Henry VII of England...

 was created Earl of Derby
Earl of Derby
Earl of Derby is a title in the Peerage of England. The title was first adopted by Robert de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Derby under a creation of 1139. It continued with the Ferrers family until the 6th Earl forfeited his property toward the end of the reign of Henry III and died in 1279...

 in 1485). He was elected to the House of Commons
British House of Commons
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 for Wootton Bassett
Wootton Bassett (UK Parliament constituency)
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 in 1790, a seat he held until 1796. In 1839 Stanley was raised to the peerage as Baron Stanley of Alderley, in the County of Chester. His mother was Margaret Owen, heiress of the Penrhos estate on Anglesey
Anglesey , also known by its Welsh name Ynys Môn , is an island and, as Isle of Anglesey, a county off the north west coast of Wales...


Lord Stanley of Alderley married the Hon. Maria Josepha, daughter of John Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, in 1796. He died in October 1850, aged 83, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Edward
Edward Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley
Edward John Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley PC , known as The Lord Eddisbury between 1848 and 1850, was a British politician.-Background:...

, who had already been elevated to the peerage in his own right as Baron Eddisbury
Baron Eddisbury
Baron Eddisbury, of Winnington in the County Palatine of Chester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1848 for the Whig politician and diplomat Edward Stanley , son of the politician Sir John Stanley, 7th Baronet....

. Lady Stanley of Alderley died in 1863.
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