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]


Stanley had married Ann, daughter of Bernard Granville, Master of the Horse, of Stow, Cornwall; they had no children. Mary Delany was the niece of Ann Granville and lived with them in Whitehall from the ages of 8-15.[3]


  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. ^ 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