Edward Fitzherbert, 13th Baron Stafford
|Edward Fitzherbert, 13th Baron Stafford|
1918 portrait by Francis Dodd
|Born||17 April 1864|
|Died||28 September 1941 (aged 77)|
|Years of service||1877–1925|
|Commands held||HMS Albemarle
HMS Impregnable, formerly Howe
Cape of Good Hope Station
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Admiral Edward Stafford Fitzherbert, 13th Baron Stafford, KCB (17 April 1864 – 28 September 1941) was an English peer, holding the title Baron Stafford. He was also a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station.
Fitzherbert joined the Royal Navy in 1877. He was promoted to commander on 30 June 1899, and during the summer of 1902 was appointed in command of the protected cruiser HMS Cambrian, senior officer′s ship on the South East Coast of America Station. Promoted to Captain in 1904, he was given command of the battleship HMS Albemarle, of the training ship HMS Impegnable and then of the armoured cruiser HMS Bedford which ran aground during sea trials in 1910.
His father was Basil Thomas Fitzherbert and his mother was Emily Charlotte Stafford-Jerningham. He changed his surname to Fitzherbert-Stafford by Royal Licence. It was through his mother's side of the family that he gained the Stafford barony in 1932; his brother Francis Fitzherbert-Stafford, 12th Baron Stafford had died without issue in 1932. Fitzherbert-Stafford also descended from Genoese nobility as his great grandfather was John Vincent Gandolfi, 12th Marquis Gandolfi.
Fitzherbert did not marry and died without issue, the barony thus passed on to his nephew, Basil Fitzherbert, 14th Baron Stafford. The 13th Baron Stafford died at the family seat of Swynnerton Hall in 1941 at age 77.
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- The Dreadnought Project: Edward Fitzherbert, 13th Baron Stafford
Sir Edward Charlton
|Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
Sir William Goodenough
|Peerage of England|
Francis Fitzherbert-Stafford, 12th Baron Stafford
Basil Fitzherbert, 14th Baron Stafford