Stanley Lees Giffard
Stanley Lees Giffard was founder and first editor of a London newspaper, The Standard
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Stanley Lees Giffard was brought up in Ireland, the son of John Giffard and Sarah Morton of Dromartin Castle. His father, a Captain in the Dublin Militia, became Accountant-General of Customs and High Sheriff of the County of Dublin.

Stanley Giffard was educated at Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
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, and became a barrister. He was later awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D). His first marriage, in 1814, was to Susanna Meares Moran, daughter of Francis Moran, a Justice of the Peace in Ireland. His second marriage, in 1830, was to Mary Ann Giffard, daughter of a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. The children of his first marriage were Sara Lees Giffard, John Walter de Longueville Giffard, Reverend Francis Osbern Giffard, and Hardinge Stanley Giffard the 1st Earl of Halsbury
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. From his second marriage he had one son, Henry Stanley Giffard; and one daughter, Mary Lees Fane Giffard.
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