Sir John Stanhope

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Sir John Stanhope (1559 – 1611) was an English knight and landowner, and father of Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield.

John Stanhope was the son of Sir Thomas Stanhope (d.1596) of Shelford Manor, Nottinghamshire, by Margaret Port, the daughter of Sir John Port of Etwall, Derbyshire, and Elizabeth Gifford.

He was appointed Postmaster General to Queen Elizabeth on 20 June 1590.[1]


Stanhope married firstly, Cordelia Alington, with whom he had his eldest son and heir, Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield (d.1656).[2]

Stanhope married secondly, Catherine Trentham (1566–1621), with whom he had:


  1. ^ New-England's memorial. Nathaniel Morton, William Bradford, Thomas Prince, Edward Winslow. Edition 6. 1855
  2. ^ Cokayne 1953, p. 230.
  3. ^ The History and Gazetteer of the County of Derby Vol 1 (1831) Stephen Glover. Appendix p 11 Charles I. Google Books


  • Brown, Cornelius (1882). Lives of Nottinghamshire Worthies. London: H. Sotheran & Co. pp. 108–9. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  • Cokayne, George Edward (1953). The Complete Peerage, edited by Geoffrey H. White. XII, Part I. London: St Catherine Press. p. 230. 

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