Sir John Stanley, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Stanley, 1st Baronet (1663 – 30 November 1744) of Grangegorman, Co. Dublin was an Irish politician.


Stanley was born in Tickencor, County Waterford, the son of Sir Thomas Stanley of Grangegorman, Dublin and his wife, Jane Borrowes and educated at Trinity College, Dublin.

Stanley was Secretary to various Lords Chamberlains of the Household (1689–1699), Commissioner of Stamp Duties (1698-1700), the Chief Secretary for Ireland 1713-1714, Teller of the Receipt of the Exchequer and MP for Gorey 1713. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1688.[1]

Stanley was made Baronet Stanley in 1699. The baronetage became extinct on his death on 30 November 1744.[2]


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He married Ann Granville (d.1730), a daughter of Bernard Granville (1631-1701) of Birdcage Walk, Westminster, and Apps Court, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, a courtier, Gentleman of the Horse and Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles II,[3] and a Member of Parliament for several Cornish constituences, and younger brother of John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, who played an important role in effecting the Restoration of the Monarchy. They had no children. Mary Delany was the niece of Ann Granville and lived with them at Whitehall from the ages of 8 to 15.[4]


  1. ^ "Library and Archive Catalog". Royal Society. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "S" (part 3 )
  3. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th Edition, ed. Pirie-Gordon, H., London, 1937, p.960, Granville of Wellesbourne
  4. ^ Delany, Mary (1861). Lady Llanover, ed. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany Vol. 1. London: Richard Bentley. pp. 3–8.


Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Southwell, Sr.
Chief Secretary for Ireland
Succeeded by
Joseph Addison