James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby

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The 10th Earl of Derby.

James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby PC (3 July 1664 – 1 February 1736), styled The Honourable until 1702, was a British peer and politician.

Derby was the second son of Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, and Dorothea Helena Kirkhoven. He was elected to the House of Commons for Clitheroe in 1685, a seat he held until 1689, and then represented Preston from 1689 to 1690 and Lancashire from 1695 to 1702. The latter year he succeeded his elder brother as tenth Earl of Derby and entered the House of Lords. In 1706 Derby was admitted to the Privy Council and appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, a position he retained until 1710, and was later Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1715 to 1723. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire between 1702 and 1710 and 1714 and 1736. In 1732 he succeeded his great-niece as sixth Baron Strange.

Lord Derby married Mary Morley. He died in February 1736, aged 68, without surviving male issue. The barony of Strange was passed on to his first cousin once removed James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl. He was succeeded in the earldom by his distant relative Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby. Lady Derby died in 1752.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Stringer
Henry Marsden
Member of Parliament for Clitheroe
1685 – 1689
With: Edmund Assheton
Succeeded by
Christopher Wilkinson
Anthony Parker
Preceded by
Edward Fleetwood
Hon. Andrew Newport
Member of Parliament for Preston
1689 – 1690
With: Thomas Patten
Succeeded by
Lord Willoughby de Eresby
Christopher Greenfield
Preceded by
Viscount Brandon
Sir Charles Hoghton
Member of Parliament for Lancashire
1690 – 1702
With: Viscount Brandon 1690–1694
Sir Ralph Assheton 1694–1698
Fitton Gerard 1698–1701
Richard Bold 1701–1702
Succeeded by
Richard Bold
Richard Assheton
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Gower
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1706 – 1710
Succeeded by
The Lord Berkeley of Stratton
Preceded by
The Lord Paget
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1715 – 1723
Succeeded by
Lord Stanhope
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl Rivers
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
1702 – 1710
Succeeded by
The Duke of Hamilton
Vice-Admiral of Lancashire
1702 – 1712
Vacant
Title last held by
The Duke of Hamilton
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
1714 – 1736
Vacant
Title next held by
The Earl of Derby
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Richard George Stanley
Earl of Derby
1702 – 1736
Succeeded by
Edward Stanley
Preceded by
Henrietta Ashburnham
Baron Strange
1732 – 1736
Succeeded by
James Murray
Head of State of the Isle of Man
Preceded by
William Stanley
Lord of Mann
1702 – 1736
Succeeded by
James Murray