Sir Edmond Stanley, 1761-1843

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Sir Edmond was baptized 1761.  Died April 1843, aged 82 years at Richmond, Surrey.   Member of Parliament for Ireland & Chief Justice of Madras in India. He was the son of James of Low Park, Roscommon & Jane, daughter of Edmond Kelly of Mt. Gray.  His estates & residence at Sackville St. Dublin & Richmond.

Edmond qualified as a Barrister & in 1786 married Jane, daughter of Rev. John Talbot.  However she spent most of her youth with her grandmother at Mt. Talbot, Roscommon.  Mt. Talbot was still standing in 1974 but without a roof. The Church at the gate was locked & the church yard with Talbot graves was derelict.

In 1798 Edmond was under a special commission to Cork to preside at the trials there & received the thanks of the country of the Gov. for his conduct on that occasion. At Madras he introduced many useful reforms into the Registrars Office & in 1820 was promoted to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Edmond’s successful career in the Irish Parliament came to an end with the Union of Ireland with England & the resulting end of home rule. He sold Low Park & bought property at Roscrowther in Pembroke which included a coal mine. They went to live in London where he would seek another job. It was in 1807 that he received an appointment to the East India Company.  He rose to the post of Chief Justice of Madras & retired in 1825 at the age of 64.

Edmond & Lucy had only one child, Mary Ann, born in 1801.  There is much more to his life story but too long to continue.

Further information on their daughter Mary Ann Stanley can be found at: http://www.thebrassbuddha.net/stanley/?p=415″


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