Frederick Stanley
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Frederick Arthur Stanley (1841 - 1908)

Frederick Arthur "16th Earl of Derby" Stanley
Born in London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 31 May 1864 in London, Englandmap
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Died in Kent, England, United Kingdommap
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Preceded by
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice
6th Governor General of Canada
June 11, 1888 - September 18, 1893
Succeeded by
John Hamilton-Gordon


European Aristocracy
Frederick Stanley was a member of the aristocracy in England.

Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, was born 15 Jan. 1841 in London, England,[1][2] second son of Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, and Emma Bootle-Wilbraham;[1] married there 31 May 1864 Lady Constance Villiers, daughter of Lady Katherine Grimston and George William Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon[1]at St. George Hanover Square, London, England,[3] and they had eight sons and two daughters; died 14 June 1908 at Holwood, near Hayes, Kent, England.[1][4]

Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16e comte de Derby, né le 15 janvier 1841 à Londres, deuxième fils d’Edward Smith-Stanley, 14e comte de Derby, et d’Emma Bootle-Wilbraham ; le 31 mai 1864, il épousa au même endroit Constance Villiers, et ils eurent huit fils et deux filles ; décédé le 14 juin 1908 à Holwood, près de Hayes, Kent, Angleterre.[5]

Lord Stanley was appointed Governor General of Canada in 1888 and served until 1893. While in Canada, he and his family became avid hockey fans. In 1892 he donated a large silver cup to be awarded each year to the best ice hockey team in Canada. Today the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy awarded to professional athletes in North America.

Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, is also named after him.


  • 16th Earl of Derby [E., 1485] on 21 April 1893.[1]
  • 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, co. Lancaster [U.K.] on 27 August 1886.[1]
  • 4th Baron Stanley of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancaster [U.K., 1832] on 21 April 1893.[1]
  • 10th Baronet Stanley, of Bickerstaffe, co. Lancs [E., 1627] on 21 April 1893.[1]

Member of Parliament

  • (M.P.) (Conservative) for North Lancashire between 1868 and 1885.[1]
  • (M.P.) (Conservative) for North Lancashire between 1868 and 1885.[1]
  • (M.P.) (Conservative) for Blackpool between 1885 and 1886.[1]


  • Governor-General of Canada between 1888 and 1893.[1]
  • Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1897.[1]
  • Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1878.[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003. volume 1, page 1104.
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, Frederick Arthur Stanley, 15 Jan 1841); citing St. James, Westminster, Middlesex, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,850,976.
  3. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), Frederick Arthur Stanley, 1864; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1864, quarter 2, vol. 1A, p. 527, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  4. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2014), Frederick Arthur Earl Of Derby Stanley, 1908; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Bromley, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  5. P. B. Waite, “STANLEY, FREDERICK ARTHUR, 1st Baron STANLEY and 16th Earl of DERBY,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed February 25, 2017,

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