Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown
James Patrick Montagu Burgoyne Winthrop Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown (called Patrick Courtown; born 19 March 1954), styled Viscount Stopford between 1957 and 1975, is an Irish peer and politician. He is one of the 92 hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the House of Lords Act 1999 and sits for the Conservatives.
The son of the 8th Earl of Courtown and Patricia Winthrop, he was educated at Eton and the Berkshire College of Agriculture. He was further educated at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He succeeded to his father's titles in 1975.
Lord Courtown has been married to Elisabeth Dunnett, daughter of I. R. Dunnett since 1985. They have two daughters and one son, James Richard Stopford, Viscount Stopford, Lady Rosie Stopford and Lady Poppy Stopford.
- "DodOnline". Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Courtown
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