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Charles James Fox Stanley (1808 - 1884)

Col Hon Charles James Fox Stanley aka Smith-Stanley
Born in Grosvenor Square, Westminster, London, Englandmap
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Died in Kendal, Westmorland, Englandmap
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Charles Stanley was a member of aristocracy in England.


Charles James Fox Smith Stanley was born on the 25th April 1808 at Grosvenor Square, Westminster, London, England, the son of Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby and Charlotte Margaret Hornby.

Charles married Frances Augusta Campbell on the 10th December 1836, at Bickerstaffe, Lancashire, England.[1]
Over the next twenty years Charles and Frances had nine known children:

  1. Evelyn Emma Stanley (22 April 1840—4 Jan 1925)
  2. Frances Augusta Charlotte (28 April 1841—29 April 1843)
  3. Charles Edward Henry Stanley (28 Apr 1843 16 Dec 1909)
  4. Margaret Alice Stanley (24 Sep1844—24 Sep 1935)
  5. Mary Louise Stanley (5 Jan 1846—18 Mar 1921)
  6. Douglas James George Stanley (8 Mar 1847—10 Jul 1877)
  7. Albert Hamilton Stanley (9 Jul 1849—3 Jan 1900)
  8. Constance Emily Stanley (4 Feb 1853—16 Apr 1933)
  9. Edmund Phipps Stanley (13 Oct 1855—6 Sep 1929)

Charles attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Grenadier Guards, and by 1851 was a Magistrate and a Colonel in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Lancashire Militia.

On the 30th March 1851 he was at the family home at Knowsley, Lancashire, England, his occupation listed as Magistrate Col(Onel) R(Oyal) Lancashire Militia. Being the family seat, the occupation at that time was very large, listing family, what must have seemd like an army of servants, and the wives and children of the servants.
Those present were his father, Edward Earl Of Derby (75), Charles himself (46), his wife Frances (40), his children: Evelyn Charles Margaret Mary Douglas and Albert, cousins Edmund Hornby (51), Sarah Hornby (46), Elizabeth Hornby (22), Lucy Hornby (21), William Hornby (38), Robert Hornby (31), his maternal uncle Charles Hornby (66), Edward Marston (38) of Jamaica, and James Myatt (62), a visitor. Also residing at Knowsley that night were the servants (30 of them male, the rest female): William Newberry (47), David Dyson (29), George Garner (38), Thomas Ellison (20), Lawrance Hewith (32), Frank Axtell (31), Lewis Price (33), Henry Potters (27), Thomas Smith (25), John Wilding (31), Charles Latson (29), Alfred Williams (20), Edward Henretta (26), William Smith (18), Robert Lizzall (22), Thomas Derby (16), William Cleyton (46), Williams Lathom (32), Thomas Watson (22), George B Mackham (21), Daniel Even (21), Daniel Cop?Ee (13), John Rylonie (19), John Harris (28), William Hutchinson (37), John Field (46), Williams Bucroft (15), Williams Potters (13), Thomas Orton (22), William Wilson (32), Jassel Turnor (31), his wife Jane (31), and their daughter Jane (3), and Eliza Wilson 32, and her daughters, Eliza (4), and Sarah (0), and son Joseph (3).[2]

In 1851 he was named, with other family members, in the newspaper notice of the death of Edward Smith Stanley, Right Hon Earl Of Derby Baron Stanley Lord Lieutenant—his father.[3]

On the 7th April 1861, now aged 52 years, Charles and his family are at Thrybergh, West Riding Yorkshire, with quite a large household. In addition to his wife, Fanny (50), and their seven children, Evelyn (20), Margaret (16), Mary (15), Douglas (14), Albert (11), Constance (8), and Edmund (5), there is listed a boarder, Willelmine C Bochlke (31), Edward D Brothers (13), a visitor, as well as three male and seven female servants: John Rose (44), Henry Mott (41),James Wild (22), Ann Martin (25), Mary Latham (37), Elizabeth Townend (29), Ann Peterson (28), Rebecca Sperving (19), and Elizabeth Burton (19).[4]

Colonel the Hon. Charles James Fox Smith Stanley passed away on the 13th October 1884 at Kendal, Westmorland, England, aged 76 years. [5]

The year following his death, in September 1885, Charles was named as the father of the groom, when his son, the Reverend Edmund Phipps Stanley married Australian-born Catherine Stewart Browne.[6]


  1. "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 April 2019), Charles Stanley, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing United Kingdom, 16 Dec 1836, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 September 2019), Charles J Fox Stanley in household of Edward Earl Of Derby, Knowsley, Lancashire, England; citing Knowsley, Lancashire, England, p. 6, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 October 2019), Charles James Fox in entry for Edward Smith Stanley, Right Hon Earl Of Derby Baron Stanley Lord Lieutenant, 04 Jul 1851; citing Obituary, Cork, County Cork, Ireland, page , Records extracted by FindMyPast and images digitized by FamilySearch. The British Library, London; FHL microfilm 102,001,179.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 October 2019), Charles J E Stanley, Thrybergh, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  5. England & Wales births, deaths and marriages registrations, General Register Office United Kingdom, Southport, England, HM Passport Office online search Deaths: Name: Stanley Charles James F. Age at Death (in years): 76, GRO Reference:1884 D Quarter in KENDAL Volume 10B Page 435
  6. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Charles James Fox Stanley in entry for Edmund Phipps Stanley and Catherine Stewart Browne, 09 Sep 1885; citing Crosthwaite, Cumberland, England, reference item 5 p 226, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,472,290.
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