The aim of this site is to reach Stanhope's around the world, and to make available and share data - do you perhaps have a 'Stanhope' or a variation of the name on your family tree?

The name originates from Stanhope, Co. Durham, and the earliest known recording is Sweyn de Stanhope of Durham Assizes 1242 AD. Richard de Stanhope inherited his fatherís land in Northumberland and became MP for Newcastle during 1377 and 1379, then Mayor in 1379. Marriages to rich heiresses brought more land and property to the Stanhope's in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Money from wool was exported to Belgium and Russia in their own ship bringing the wealth to build grand houses.

Myself, having researched the Stanhope name for more than thirty years, I have found many colourful, eccentric and fascinating characters - sets of twins; triplets; a film star; some even incarcerated in the tower of London. One beheaded on Tower Hill, and the amazing Lady Hester Stanhope, Queen of the Arabs. There are Barristers, Lawyers, Policemen, Authors, Admirals and Clergy, three lines of Earls and a few Agricultural Labourers; Feuds, Prophecies, and a Curse! Mansions, Castles, Cottages, and Number 10 Downing Street.

Please take some time to browse my website, email if you have any information or questions - many thanks.

Kind regards

Olive Alderman


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Descendants of JOHN STANHOPE (Born Circa 1765), and wife ANNE nee BEET.

Parents of JOHN STANHOPE who farmed at Barkston, Lincolnshire. Died 1848.

Descendants of MARY DAWSON nee STANHOPE, daughter of JOHN and ANNE who married EDWARD DAWSON. Lived at Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire. Children: William, John, Henry, Samuel and Charles (Parents died young).

Descendants of WILLIAM STANHOPE (Born 1846), and wife LOUISA nee WEBSTER. Both born in Lincolnshire, moved to Leicestershire. Children: Caroline Ann, Frederick William, Thomas Webster STANHOPE.

Descendants of SARAH ANN STANHOPE (Born 14 Sept 1850), Barkston.

Daughter of JOHN STANHOPE Junior (Born 1811), and wife SARAH CAMPION or CAMPAIN.

Descendants of WILLIAM STANHOPE (SHOEMAKER, at BARKSTON (Born 1796)), and SARAH possibly DAWSON. Took in CHARLES DAWSON following tragic death of parents.

Descendants of EDWARD STANHOPE son of WILLIAM and SARAH… Baptised in 1829.

Descendants of WILLIAM STANHOPE born 1846 and wife LUCY (Maiden name unknown). Carpenter at Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire. Children Lucy, Edith, Herbert and Walter.

Parents of JOHN STANHOPE (Born 1759/60 (Corporal, Royal Horse Guards)), Leicestershire. Wife HANNAH SUMMERFIELD married in 1787.

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