Charles Stourton, 17th Baron Stourton

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Charles Philip Stourton, 17th Baron Stourton (1752–1816) was the son of William Stourton and Winifred Howard, a great granddaughter of the 6th Duke of Norfolk and a leading Roman Catholic.

The seventeenth Baron succeeded his father in 1781, and was succeeded by his son William Joseph in 1816. On the 12 July 1775 Charles married Mary Langdale, a daughter of Marmaduke, 5th Baron Langdale and his wife, Constantia Smythe, a sister of Walter Smythe and therefore an aunt of Maria Anne Smythe, who, following her second marriage became known as Mrs. Fitzherbert.[1]

Charles inherited Roundhay Park in Leeds, from his father, whose father, Captain the Hon. Charles Stourton, son of William Stourton, XII Baron Stourton, had acquired the estate by marriage and inheritance but sold it in 1803 before acquiring the Allerton Mauleverer estate in Yorkshire.

They had eight children, including William Stourton, 18th Baron Stourton and Sir Edward Marmaduke Joseph Vavasour, 1st Baronet Vavasour of Hazelwood.

Their third son, Charles, became one of the first Roman Catholics in the House of Commons and was a leading Roman Catholic layman in the 19th century.


  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 6043 § 60422". The Peerage. [unreliable source]


  • Kidd, Charles and Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1995 edition). London: St. Martin's Press, 1995,[page needed]
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Stourton
Baron Stourton
Succeeded by
William Stourton