William Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby

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William Stanley
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William Stanley, the 9th Earl of Derby
Born 1655
Died 5 November 1702
Title Earl of Derby
Tenure 1672–1702
Nationality English
Locality Lancashire, Cheshire

William Richard George Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby (c. 1655 – 5 November 1702), styled Lord Strange from 1655 to 1672, was an English peer.

Derby was the eldest son of Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, and Dorotha Helena Kirkhoven. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1672 and later served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire from 1676 to 1687 and again from 1688 to 1701 and of Cheshire from 1676 to 1687. Lord Derby married Lady Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, in 1673. His only son James Stanley, Lord Strange, predeceased him. On his death in November 1702 his junior title of Baron Strange fell into abeyance between his two daughters (it was later called out abeyance in favour of the eldest daughter, Henrietta). He was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby. Lady Derby died in 1717.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Bridgewater
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
1676–1687
Succeeded by
The Viscount Molyneux
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
1676–1687
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Powis
Preceded by
Henry Booth
Custos Rotulorum of Cheshire
1682–1687
Vacant
Title last held by
William Bankes
Vice-Admiral of Cheshire and Lancashire
1684–1691
Succeeded by
Viscount Brandon
Vacant
Title last held by
The Earl of Derby
Preceded by
The Viscount Molyneux
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
1688–1689
Preceded by
The Marquess of Powis
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire
1688 – 1689
Succeeded by
The Lord Delamer
Preceded by
The Earl Rivers
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
1702
Succeeded by
The Earl of Derby
Preceded by
The Earl of Macclesfield
Lord Lieutenant of North Wales
(Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire,
Flintshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire)

1702
Succeeded by
The Viscount Cholmondeley
Head of State of the Isle of Man
Preceded by
Charles Stanley
Lord of Mann
1672–1702
Succeeded by
James Stanley
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Stanley
Earl of Derby
1672–1702
Succeeded by
James Stanley
Baron Strange
1672–1702
In abeyance
Title next held by
Henrietta Stanley