Henry Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield

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Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield, DL JP (8 April 1821 – 21 January 1887)

He was the eldest of four sons of Sir Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope (2nd Baronet). He married Dorothea Hay, daughter of Sir Adam Hay, 7th Baronet Hay of Smithfield, on 6 August 1851 at St. Johns church, Edinburgh, Scotland. Together they had 6 sons including Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope, 10th Earl of Chesterfield and Henry Athole Scudamore-Stanhope, 11th Earl of Chesterfield. In 1883, he succeeded his fourth cousin, once removed George Philip Stanhope, 8th Earl of Chesterfield as 9th Earl. He died 21 January 1887 at the Victoria Hotel, St Leonards on Sea. He was succeeded by his first son, Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope, 10th Earl of Chesterfield.

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1821–1874: Mr Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore-Stanhope
  • 1874–1883: Sir Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore-Stanhope Bt
  • 1883–1887: The Right Honourable The Earl of Chesterfield


Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Stanhope
Earl of Chesterfield
Succeeded by
Edwyn Scudamore-Stanhope