Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Baronet

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Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Baronet (27 September 1670 – 7 May 1714) was a British Member of Parliament.[1]

Stanley was the son of Sir Edward Stanley, 3rd Baronet, and Elizabeth Bosvile, and succeeded his father in the baronetcy at the age of one; this branch of the Stanley family, known as the "Stanleys of Bickerstaffe", were descended from Sir James Stanley, younger brother of Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby. Stanley later represented Preston in the House of Commons from 1695 to 1698, he married Elizabeth Patten in 1688, and died in May 1714, aged 43. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Edward Stanley, who in 1736 succeeded a distant relative in the earldom of Derby.


  1. ^ "Stanley, Sir Thomas, 4th Bt. (1670–1714), of Bickerstaffe, Lancs., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 1 December 2015.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Christopher Greenfield
Sir Edward Chisenhall
Member of Parliament for Preston
With: Thomas Molyneux
Succeeded by
Thomas Molyneux
Henry Ashhurst
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Edward Stanley
(of Bickerstaffe)
Succeeded by
Edward Stanley