Errington baronets

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The Stanley, later Stanley-Massey-Stanley, later Errington Baronetcy, of Hooton in the County of Chester, was created in the Baronetage of England on 17 June 1661 for William Stanley, the great-grandson of Sir William Stanley, of Hooton and Stourton, a member of the Stanley family headed by the Earl of Derby. The sixth Baronet assumed the surname Stanley-Massey-Stanley. The ninth Baronet married Mary Haggerston, great-niece and heiress of Henry Errington of Sandhoe House, Northumberland. Their eldest son, the tenth Baronet, represented Pontefract in Parliament. Their second son, Rowland Stanley, the eleventh Baronet, inherited the Errington estate in Northumberland and changed his name to Errington. The title became extinct on the death of the twelfth Baronet in 1893.

The Errington Baronetcy, of Lackham Manor in the County of Wiltshire, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 18 July 1885 for George Errington, Member of Parliament for Longford. The title became extinct on his death in 1920.

The Errington Baronetcy, of Ness in the County Palatine of Chester, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 26 June 1963 for the barrister and Conservative politician Eric Errington. As of 2015 the title was held by his son, Colonel Sir Geoffrey Errington Bt OBE, the second Baronet, who succeeded in 1973. Sir Geoffrey died on October 3rd 2015.

Errington baronets, of Ness (1963)[edit]


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.