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Edward Stanhope (c. 1469-1511)

Sir Edward Stanhope [m. Avelina Clifford | Elizabeth Bourchier], son of Sir Thomas Stanhope and Mary Jerningham. Sir Edward Stanhope was the father, by his first wife, Avelina Clifford, to Sir Michael Stanhope (c. 1494-1552), executed in 1552 on Tower Hill, London and, by his second wife, Elizabeth Bourchier, to Anne Seymour (nee Stanhope), the Duchess of Somerset (c. 1497-1587).

Edward fought in the Battle of Stoke in 1487, as commander of the Royal army. He fought in the Battle of Blackheath in 1497, was Knighted by Henry VII (14571509) the same year.

Before Edward

The date of Edwards death is uncertain, is found recorded on the Internet as: 1511 and 6 June 1512. He descended from Sir Thomas Stanhope [d. before 1493]. Before Sir Thomas: John Stanhope (d. 1493) and Elizabeth Talbot, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire between 1450 and 1472; Richard Stanhope (d. 1432) [m. Adela or Elizabeth Markham | Maud de Deincourt (uncertain)]; John Stanhope | Sir Richard Stanhope (1377-1436) [m. Elizabeth Staveley | Matilda Maud Cromwell or de Cromwell], Knighted in 1399; Sir John Stanhope (d.c. 1380) [m. Elizabeth Malovell or Maulovel | Elizabeth Cuyly or Culley]; Richard Stanhope (d. 1379).

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Richard Stanhope (1492-1527)

Richard Stanhope [m. Anne Strelley], eldest son of Sir Edward Stanhope (c. 1469-1511), had only one daughter and heir Saunchia (b. 1513), who married John Babington (Derbyshire). It's understood that she inherited the estate of Rampton, and that Rampton Manor passed to the Babington family, having been in the Stanhope dynasty spanning some 150 or so years from 1374 through 1531.

The Manor is thought to have been kept in the Babington family for generations, however conflicting findings suggest that it may have been sold to Sir William Holles, merchant and lord mayor of London, while it is also said that it was passed to Anthony Eyre second husband of John (descendant of Saunchia and John) Babington's widow [unk.], and remains with the Eyre family.

Part of Tuxford which descended with Rampton to Saunchia is said to have been sold to John White esq, grandfather of Sir John White who reportedly purchased much of the remaining land.

Coincidently, Sir William Holles was the great grandfather of John Holles, 1st Earl of Clare (1564-1637), an English nobleman. The Earl, John Holles, married Anne Stanhope, daughter to Sir Thomas Stanhope (eldest son of Sir Michael, executed on Tower Hill, 1552).

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Michael Stanhope (c. 1494-1552)

Michael Stanhope [m. Anne Rawson] was the youngest son, his mother being Avelina, daughter of Sir Gervase Clifton. His elder brother Richard (1492-1527) married Anne, daughter and co-heir of John Strelley of Strelley. Michael's half-sister Anne Stanhope (c.1497-1587) Countess of Hertford, married Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, and Lord Protector of England, temp. Edward VI. Michael was appointed Governor of Hull, Knighted by Henry VIII, and made chief gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Edward VI.

Michael had acquired former monastic lands including Elvaston at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In June 1536 the Crown granted the priory to Sir Michael for 60 years at a rental of £20. He built Shelford Manor on the site, and when he died in 1552, the estate was said to have been passed to his son Sir Thomas Stanhope.

Estates are thought to have been divided between Sir Michael's great grandsons, Philip (created Earl of Chesterfield in 1628) who inherited Shelford in Nottinghamshire and Bretby in Derbyshire, and John who inherited Elvaston which remained a family seat until the mid 20th century.

Sir Michael had naturally benefited by his close relationship to so powerful and influential a nobleman as his brother-in-law, the Lord Protector, but the conspiracy that caused the latter's downfall and subsequent execution also involved him, for he was imprisoned in 1551, and shortly afterwards (25th February, 1552) shared the same fate as his relative on Tower Hill.

He had been implicated in the events that led to the downfall of his brother-in-law Edward Seymour, and was beheaded in 1552 alongside Sir Thomas Arundell who was earlier Knighted at the coronation of Anne Boleyn (d. 1536) in 1533. Anne Boleyn had become Henry VIII's second queen consort (following Katharine of Aragon (1485-1536), mother to Queen Mary I (1516-1558)), but was also to die at the Tower of London on 19 May 1536.


King Henry VIII (1491-1547)

Henry VIII [m. Katharine of Aragon (1485-1536), first queen consort = Queen Mary I (1516-1558) | Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), second queen consort = Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) | Jane Seymour (1508-1537), third queen consort = Edward VI (1537-1553) | Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), forth queen consort | Katharine or Catherine Howard (d. 1542), fifth queen consort | Katharine Parr(e) or Catherine Parr (1512-1548), last queen consort, sixth wife of Henry VIII].


Anne Stanhope (c. 1497-1587)

Anne Stanhope [m. Edward Seymour] was the daughter of Sir Edward Stanhope (c. 1469-1511) and Elizabeth Bourchier, also half-sister to Richard and Sir Michael. As the wife of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset who held the office of Lord Protector during the first part of the reign of his nephew King Edward VI, Anne, Duchess of Somerset, was briefly the most powerful woman in England, claiming precedence over the Dowager Queen Katharine Parr(e).

Anne, through her mother, was a direct descendant of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355-1397), the youngest son of King Edward III of England (1312-1377) and Queen Philippa of Hainault (1314-1369).


Edward Seymour (c. 1506-1552)

Edward Seymour [m. Catharine Fillol | Anne Stanhope] (1st Duke of Somerset), was uncle to Edward VI (1537-1553), and Lord Protector of England (1547-1549) in the period between the death of Henry VIII (1491-1547), in 1547 and his own indictment in 1549. Edward was born in about 1506 to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth, a celebrated beauty immortalised in the works of John Skelton. Edward's first marriage, to Catharine Fillol, was annulled when it was discovered she was having an affair with his father. His second marriage was to Anne Stanhope (d. 1587).

Edward was the eldest brother of Jane Seymour (1508-1537), who would become Henry VIII's third queen consort (following Anne Boleyn mother to Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603)), and mother to Edward VI. When Jane married the King in 1536, Edward was created Viscount Beauchamp on 5 June, and on 15 October 1537 Earl of Hertford. He became Warden of the Scottish Marches and continued in favour after his sister's death in 1537.

Their brother Thomas, also gained power through their sister's advancement, married Henry VIII's sixth wife, Dowager Queen Katharine Parr(e), shortly after the death of the King. Seymour's nephew became Edward VI on the death of Henry VIII. Edward Seymour retained great influence over the boy king, Edward VI, in whose name he ruled the country, and was created 1st Duke of Somerset on 15 February 1547, early on in King Edward's reign.

Following his victory over the Scots at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the Duke's position appeared unassailable. However, the Seymour brothers had accumulated enemies and grudges during their time in royal favour and, shortly after his brother Thomas's downfall in 1548, Edward too fell from power. His position, although not his office of Protector, was taken by John Dudley, 1st Earl of Warwick and later 1st Duke of Northumberland…

…His properties (such as Somerset House, Sleaford Castle and Berry Pomeroy Castle) were confiscated by the crown, and he was executed for treason on Tower Hill on 22 January 1552.


Lady Jane Grey (c. 1537-1554)

During the latter part of Edward VI's reign, Lady Jane Grey, eldest daughter of Henry Grey, Marquess of Dorset, was empowered by her father-in-law John Dudley (1504-1553), 1st Duke of Northumberland and Lord Protector of England (1549-1553), following the death of Edward VI in 1553.

Lady Jane was to briefly reside at the Tower of London (during the shortest reign in English history), but was herself later executed because of her father-in-law John Dudley's part in a bid to displace the rightful heir to the throne, Edward VI's elder half-sister, Queen Mary I. It had been John Dudley that Edward Seymour and Sir Michael Stanhope were accused of attempting to overthrow, leading to their earlier execution at the Tower of London in 1552.

John Dudley's was sentenced and put to death for high treason for his part in the Wyatt's Rebellion, for his endeavour to displace Edward's sister Mary with his own daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey.

The Wyatt's Rebellion was a popular uprising in England following the death of King Edward VI, named after Thomas Wyatt the younger, one of its leaders. The rebellion was intended to overthrow the newly crowned Queen.


Thomas Stanhope (1540-1596)

Sir Thomas [m. Margaret Port] was the son of Sir Michael Stanhope and Ann Rawson. He was 12 years old when his father was executed in 1552. He lived at Shelford Manor Nottinghamshire, became Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire, Tudor England. He reportedly died in debt, thought partly due to the cost of rebuilding Shelford Manor, which had been passed to him following his father's death on Tower Hill.

Thomas had a number of siblings including; Sir Edward (1 (1543-1603)),  John, 1st Baron Stanhope of Harrington (c. 1545-1621), Dr Sir Edward (2 (1547-1608)), and Sir Michael (1549-1621) [m. Anne Read(e)].


John Stanhope (c. 1545-1621)

John Stanhope, 1st Baron Stanhope of Harrington was an English courtier, politician and peer. The third son of Sir Michael Stanhope, after Jane, he was born in Yorkshire, but brought up in Nottinghamshire after his father was held for treason in 1552. Sir John Stanhope was himself Knighted in 1596, and his peerage passed to his son, Charles in 1621.

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John Stanhope (1559-1611)

Sir John Stanhope [m. Cordell Allington | Catherine Trentham] was an English knight and landowner. He was the son of Sir Thomas Stanhope of Shelford Manor in Nottinghamshire, England and the father of the 1st Earl of Chesterfield.

The Stanhope's were staunch to the Royal cause and King Charles I (1600-1649). Sir Philip Stanhope was elevated to the Peerage as Baron Stanhope of Shelford in 1616, and further advanced to the Earldom of Chesterfield in 1628.


James Stanhope (1673-1721)

James Stanhope was born in Paris, the eldest of the seven children of Alexander Stanhope (1638-1707), and his wife Katherine (d. 1718), the daughter and co-heir of Arnold Burghill…


Philip Stanhope (1714-1786)

Philip Stanhope [m. Grizel Hamilton] (2nd Earl of Stanhope) was a British peer and a Fellow of the Royal Society. The son of the 1st Earl of Stanhope and Lucy Pitt, he succeeded to his father's titles in 1721. On 25 July 1745, he married the daughter of Charles Hamilton, Lord Binning. They had two sons, including his heir Charles Stanhope.


Charles Stanhope (1753-1816)

Charles Stanhope (3rd Earl of Stanhope) was an British statesman and scientist. He was born in 1753 at London and died in 1816. Charles was the father of the great traveller and Arabist Lady Hester Stanhope and brother-in-law of William Pitt the Younger. He is sometimes confused with an exact contemporary of his, Charles Stanhope (1753-1829), the 3rd Earl of Harrington.

The son of the 2nd Earl of Stanhope, Charles was educated at Eton, and had an interest in science from an early age. While at the University of Geneva, he devoted himself to the study of mathematics under Georges-Lois Le Sage. He made numerous experiments regarding the application of steam to ships, invented a printing press - known as the Stanhope press, invented a microscopic lens and constructed calculating machines.

Politically he was revolutionary, opposed the slave trade, opposed the war against France, which earned for him the nickname 'Citizen Stanhope', and was a supporter of education and electoral and fiscal reforms. His lean and awkward figure was extensively caricatured by James Sayers and James Gillray, reflecting his political opinions and his relationship with his children.


Hester Lucy Stanhope (1776-1839)

The Lady Hester Stanhope was an English eccentric. She was born in 1776 at Chevening, Kent and died in 1839. The eldest daughter of Charles Stanhope, the 3rd Earl of Stanhope and a niece of William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806). She went in 1803 to keep house for her uncle, William Pitt, over whom she acquired a remarkable ascendancy.

On his death in 1806 Lady Hester received a pension of £1200 a year, but was thought to have found life dull after the position she had held, so left England in 1810 with a small entourage, and by 1813 had settled at Mount Lebanon in Syria. There she lived out the rest of her life in a quasi Oriental style, surrounded by servants and exercising a sort of dominion over neighbouring tribes.


Philip Henry Stanhope (1781-1855)

Philip Henry Stanhope (4th Earl of Stanhope) was an English aristocrat, chiefly remembered for his role in the Kaspar Hauser case during the 1830s. He sat in parliament for Wendover in 1806-1807, Hull in 1807-1812, and Midhurst from 1812 until his succession to the peerage on 15 December 1816. Sharing his father's (the 3rd Earl of Stanhope) scientific interest, he was elected to the Royal Society on 8 January 1807, and was a president of the Medico-Botanical Society. Philip was also a vice-president of the Society of Arts.

Like other members of his gifted family, notably his sister Lady Hester Stanhope, he is thought to have been a somewhat eccentric character. Having studied in Germany, he would travel in Europe, evidently consorting at various princely courts. In contrast to some accounts, which suggest that he may have lived beyond his means, it appears almost certain that he was a rich man, at least after he had succeeded his father in 1816.


Philip Henry Stanhope (1805-1875)

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th Earl of Stanhope) was a British historian. He was born in 1805 and died in 1875. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, he entered parliament in 1830. Until his succession to the title in 1855 he was styled Viscount Mahon, an unwavering opponent of the Reform Bill of 1832. In 1842 he was instrumental in amending the law of copyright. Among his historical works is the 'Life of William Pitt' published in 1862.


Arthur Philip Stanhope (1838-1905)

Arthur Stanhope (6th Earl of Stanhope), was a British politician. From 1855 to 1875 he was styled Viscount Mahon. He sat as a Member of Parliament for Leominster in 1868 and Suffolk East 1870-1875. He was Lord Lieutenant of Kent from 1890 to 1905. He succeeded to the title of Earl of Stanhope on the death of his father 24 December 1875. He was succeeded by his son, James Richard Stanhope (13th Earl of Chesterfield).


James Richard Stanhope (1880-1967)

James Stanhope [m. Eileen Browne] (7th Earl of Stanhope and 13th Earl of Chesterfield, KG, PC), was a British politician in the late 1930s as the Earl of Stanhope. He married Lady Eileen Browne (1889-1940), the eldest daughter of George Ulick Browne 6th Marquess of Sligo and Agatha Stewart Hodgson, granddaughter of William Forsyth QC.

In 1952 he succeeded his kinsman the 12th Earl of Chesterfield as 13th Earl of Chesterfield and 7th Baron Stanhope, but never used the more senior Earldom of Chesterfield, and continued to be known as the Earl of Stanhope. As he had no close heirs, both Earldoms and the Barony of Stanhope ended when he died, but the Viscountcy of Stanhope of Mahon and the Barony of Stanhope of Elvaston passed to his nearest heir, the 11th Earl of Harrington. James Stanhope left his country seat Chevening to the Nation.


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Philip Stanhope (1584-1656)

Philip Stanhope [m. Catherine Hastings | Anne Ferrars, nee Pakington] (1st Earl of Chesterfield), son of Sir John Stanhope (1559-1611), and his wife Cordell Allington. Philip was an English aristocrat, Knighted in 1605 by James I (1566-1625), and in the same year married Catherine Hastings (d. 1636).

In 1616, Philip was created Baron Stanhope of Shelford, and was further elevated as Earl of Chesterfield in 1628. After the death of his first wife, he married Anne Pakington, by whom he had one son: Alexander Stanhope (1638-1707), diplomat, married Catherine Burghill and had issue: Mary (c. 1686-1762) who married Viscount Fane, and James who was the soldier-statesman, 1st Earl of Stanhope (1673-1721).

Phillip was a descendant of the ancient Stanhope family of Rampton [Anglo-Saxon: Ramm-tūn = ram farmstead], Nottinghamshire. His father, Sir John Stanhope, was son of Sir Thomas Stanhope (1540-1596) a Tudor MP of Shelford Manor in Nottinghamshire, and grandson to Sir Michael Stanhope a Nottinghamshire landowner and suspected rebel against the English Crown executed on Tower Hill , London in 1552.


John Stanhope (c. 1584-1638)

Sir John Stanhope half-brother to Philip Stanhope (1st Earl of Chesterfield), son of Sir John and Catherine Stanhope (nee Trentham). He was granted Elvaston Castle and its estate, that had once belonged to the dissolved Shelford Priory, by his father. He was great grandfather of William, created Baron Harrington in 1730 and subsequently in 1752 Viscount Petersham and 1st Earl of Harrington.


Michael Stanhope (1624-1648)

Michael Stanhope (Royalist) was born at Shelford Manor, the third son of Sir Philip Stanhope (1st Earl of Chesterfield) after Henry, Lord Stanhope KB (d. 29 November 1634). A military man, Colonel Michael Stanhope was in charge of the Royalist forces at the battle at Willoughby Field, Nottinghamshire, was sadly killed during the fighting, which took place there in the year 1648.

After the battle he was laid to rest among his men in Willoughby church - a monument to him and his men, can still be seen there today.


Philip Stanhope (1634-1714)

Philip Stanhope [m. Anne Percy | Elizabeth Butler | Elizabeth Dormer] (2nd Earl of Chesterfield, Privy Council), was the son of Henry Stanhope, Lord Stanhope and his wife, Katherine. He inherited the title of Earl of Chesterfield upon his grandfather's death in 1656.

His first marriage was to Lady Anne Percy, daughter of the Earl of Northumberland. Following her death, a marriage had been arranged between him and Mary, daughter of the 3rd Lord Fairfax. Despite the fact that the banns had been read twice, Mary jilted Chesterfield for the 2nd Duke of Buckingham with whom she had fallen in love. Chesterfield subsequently married Elizabeth Butler, daughter of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde and his wife, Elizabeth. They had one daughter, but it is not clear whether Chesterfield was the father.

According to Samuel Pepys, Chesterfield was a ladies' man, and had been one of the many lovers of Barbara Villiers, the most notorious mistress of King Charles II (1630-1685), restored to the throne in 1660. His second wife, tired of his neglect, began flirting with the king's brother, the Duke of York, and also with James Hamilton. Elizabeth died in 1665, Philip then married a third time, to Lady Elizabeth Dormer, who finally provided him with two sons.


Philip Stanhope (1673-1726)

Philip Stanhope [m. Elizabeth Savile] (3rd Earl of Chesterfield), was an English nobleman, the eldest son of Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield, by his third wife, the former Lady Elizabeth Dormer. In 1692, Stanhope married Lady Elizabeth Savile, daughter of the Marquess of Halifax. They had one surviving son, Philip (the 4th Earl). His work as a writer was well known after his death. Many essays to his son were published after his death.


Philip Dormer Stanhope (1694-1773)

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th Earl of Chesterfield), was an English statesman and author. He was born 1694 in London, studied at Cambridge, and died in 1773. On the accession of George I, he became gentleman of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales, and was returned by the borough of St. Germains, in Cornwall, to parliament. He succeeded his father in the title in 1726, sat in the House of Lords, and acquired some distinction as a speaker.

In 1728 Philip was ambassador to Holland, in 1744 Lord-lieutenant of Ireland, a position which he occupied with great credit, and in 1746 secretary of state. He retired from public affairs in 1748. He obtained some reputation as an author by essays and a series of letters to his son. His letters to his godson with a memoir by the Earl of Carnarvon were published in 1889 - writings that combine wit and good sense with great knowledge of society.


Philip Stanhope (1755-1815)

Philip Stanhope [m. Anne Thistlewayte | Henrietta Thynne] (5th Earl of Chesterfield KG, Privy Council), was the son of Arthur Charles Stanhope, of Mansfield Woodhouse and Margaret, daughter and co-heiress of Charles Headlam of Kerby, Yorkshire, and cousin, godson and later, adopted son of Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (whose titles he inherited at his death in 1773). He was a great-great-great-grandson of Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield. He was British Ambassador to Spain, (1784-1786), Master of the Mint, 1789-1790, KG, 1805.

He married firstly, Anne Thistlewayte, on 20 August 1777. He later married secondly, Lady Henrietta Thynne, daughter of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, Viscount of Weymouth since 1751 and Marquess of Bath since 1789, on 2 May 1799 - they had two children.


George Stanhope (1805-1866)

George Stanhope [m. Anne Elizabeth Weld-Forester] (6th Earl of Chesterfield PC), styled Lord Stanhope until 1815, was a British Tory politician, the son of Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl of Chesterfield, and his wife Lady Henrietta, daughter of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath.

Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, George succeeded his father in the Earldom in 1815 at the age of ten. He later took his seat on the Tory benches in the House of Lords. He served briefly in the Tory administration of Sir Robert Peel as Master of the Buckhounds from December 1834 to April 1835. His racing colours of red jacket and cap with blue sleeves were also carried to victory by Tom Oliver in the 1843 Grand National aboard his horse Vanguard.

Lord Chesterfield married the Hon. Anne Elizabeth, daughter of Cecil Weld-Forester, 1st Baron Forester, in 1830. They had one son and one daughter. Their daughter Lady Evelyn (1834-1875) was the first wife of Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon. Lord Chesterfield died in June 1866, aged 61, and was succeeded in the Earldom by his only son George. The Countess of Chesterfield died in July 1885, aged 82.


George Philip Cecil Arthur Stanhope 7th Earl of Chesterfield (1831-1871). George Philip Stanhope, 8th Earl of Chesterfield (1822-1883). Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield (1821-1887). Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope, 10th Earl of Chesterfield (1854-1933). Henry Athole Scudamore-Stanhope, 11th Earl of Chesterfield (1855-1935). Edward Henry Scudamore-Stanhope, 12th Earl of Chesterfield (1889-1952). James Richard Stanhope, 13th Earl of Chesterfield, 7th Earl of Stanhope (1880-1967).


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William Stanhope (1683-1756)

William Stanhope (1st Earl of Harrington 1728 (1st Baron Harrington 1730)), a British statesman and diplomat, was a younger son of John Stanhope of Elvaston, Derbyshire, and a brother of Charles Stanhope (1673-1760), an active politician during the reign of George I.

His ancestor, Sir John Stanhope (c. 1584-1638), was a half-brother of Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield. William was the great-grandson of Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston, younger half-brother of Philip Stanhope (grandfather of James Stanhope (1st Earl of Stanhope).

The Earl of Harrington is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1742 for the former Secretary of State and then Lord President of the Council, William Stanhope, 1st Baron Harrington. William had already been created Baron Harrington, of Harrington in the County of Northampton in 1730, and was made Viscount Petersham at the same time he was given the earldom. These titles were also in the Peerage of Great Britain.


William Stanhope (1719-1779)

William Stanhope [m. Lady Caroline FitzRoy] (2nd Earl of Harrington), was an English politician, soldier and nobleman. The son of William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, he took up a military career and joined the Foot Guards in 1741, and was also returned for Aylesbury. General William Stanhope was wounded at the battle of Fontenoy and shortly thereafter (June 5, 1745) was appointed Colonel of the Second Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards, an appointment he held for the remainder of his life.


Charles Stanhope (1753-1829)

Charles Stanhope [m. Jane Fleming] (3nd Earl of Harrington), is sometimes confused with an exact contemporary of his, Charles Stanhope (1753-1816), the 3rd Earl of Stanhope. Charles, the 3nd Earl of Harrington, was the son of General William Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Harrington and Lady Caroline Fitzroy.

During the Saratoga campaign of the American Revolutionary War as Viscount Petersham, Charles Stanhope commanded the 29th Regiment of Foot's Grenadier company and as an aide-de-camp to Gen. John Burgoyne. Viscount Petersham can be seen in the famous painting 'The Burial of General Fraser at Saratoga' standing above Simon Fraser.


Charles Stanhope (1780-1851)

Charles Stanhope [m. Maria Foote 1831] (4th Earl of Harrington), Viscount Petersham, eldest son of Charles, the 3rd Earl was educated at Eton from 1793 until 1795 when he entered the Coldstream Guards.

Charles became Captain of the Prince of Wales's Light Dragoons in 1799; Major of the Queen's Rangers in 1803; and Lieutenant Colonel 3rd West India Regiment in 1807. In 1812 he was a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George III until 1820 (promoted to Colonel in 1814), then from 1820 through 1829 to King George IV.


Leicester FitzGerald Charles Stanhope, 5th Earl of Harrington (1784-1862). Seymour Sydney Hyde Stanhope, 6th Earl of Harrington (1845-1866). Charles Wyndham Stanhope, 7th Earl of Harrington (1809-1881). Charles Augustus Stanhope, 8th Earl of Harrington (1844-1917). Dudley Henry Eden Stanhope, 9th Earl of Harrington (1859-1928). Charles Joseph Leicester Stanhope, 10th Earl of Harrington (1887-1929). William Henry Leicester Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington (1922-2009). Charles Henry Leicester Stanhope, 12th Earl of Harrington (b. 1945).