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Camoys, Baron (E, 1383)



Stonor Park, co. Oxford, home of Lord Camoys


Creation: writ sum. 20 Aug 1383


Family name: Camoys later Stonor




Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Azure two Bars dancetty Or a Chief Argent  (Stonor); 2nd and 3rd, Or on a Chief Gules three Bezants (Camoys)


On a Rock Argent charged with Spots Gules and Azure a Dove proper pecking thereat with a Stone Gules in its beak


On either side a Lion, the dexter Or and the sinister Sable



Thomas [de Camoys], 1st Baron Camoys, KG

son and heir of Sir John de Camoys, of Broadwater, co. Surrey, by his wife Margaret Foliot, dau. of Richard Foliot


mar. (1)

Elizabeth Louches, dau. of William Louches, of Milton, co. Oxford

children by first wife

1. Sir Richard de Camoys (dvp.), mar. Joan Poynings, dau. of Richard [Poynings], 4th Baron Poynings, by his wife Isabel FitzPayne, dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Grey later FitzPayne, of Charlton Grey, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1a. Hugh de Camoys, later 2nd Baron Camoys

1a. Margaret de Camoys, mar. Ralph Radmylde, of co. Sussex (d. 3 Aug 1443), and had issue

2a. Alianora de Camoys (d. bef. 1485), mar. Sir Roger Lewknor, of Horsted Keynes, and had issue

1. Maud de Camoys, mar. Edward [de Courtenay], 3rd Earl of Devon, and had issue

2. Alice de Camoys, mar. Sir Leonard Hastings, of Kirby, co. Leicester (b. 1396; d. 20 Oct 1455), 1st son of Ralph Hastings, of Kirby, co. Leicester, by his second wife Maud Sutton, dau. of Thomas Sutton, Sheriff of Yorkshire, and had issue

mar. (2)

Lady Elizabeth Percy (widow of Sir Henry Percy KG, 1st son and heir ap. by his 1st wife of Henry [de Percy], 1st Earl of Northumberland; d. 20 Apr 1417), 1st dau. of Edmund [de Mortimer], 3rd Earl of March, by his wife Lady Philippa Plantagenet, suo jure Countess of Ulster, only child of Lionel "of Antwerp", 1st Duke of Clarence (3rd son of King Edward III)


28 Mar 1420/1 (bur. at Trotton, co. Sussex)


by writ of summons 20 Aug 1383 Baron Camoys

suc. by



commanded the left wing of the English army at the Battle of Agincourt 1415; Knight of the Garter 1415


Hugh [de Camoys], 2nd Baron Camoys




s.p. 12 Aug 1426 (bur. at Camberwell)


On the death of the 2nd Baron Camoys the Barony of Camoys fell into abeyance between his two sisters, Margaret Radmylde and Alianora, Lady Lewknor.  On 14 Sep 1839 the abeyance was terminated after 413 years in favour of


Thomas [Stonor], 3rd Baron Camoys

1st son of Thomas Stonor, of Stonor Park, co. Oxford (by his wife Catherine Blundell, dau. of Henry Blundell, of Ince Blundell, co. Lancaster), 1st son of Charles Stonor, of Stonor Park, co. Oxford (by his wife Mary Eugenia Blount, dau. of Michael Blount, of Mapledurham), 1st son of Thomas Stonor, of Stonor Park, co. Oxford, by his wife Mary Biddulph, elder dau. of John Biddulph, of Biddulph Castle, co. Stafford (by his wife Mary Arundell, dau. of Charles Arundell, of Horsingsham), 1st son of Richard Biddulph, of Biddulph Castle, co. Stafford, by his wife Ann Goring, dau. and hrss. in her issue of Sir Henry Goring, 2nd Bt., of Burton, co. Sussex (by his wife Mary Chamberlaine, dau. and cohrss. of John Chamberlaine, of Sherborne Castle, co. Oxford), 1st son of Sir William Goring, 1st Bt., of Burton, co. Sussex (by his wife Eleanor Francis, dau. and hrss. of Sir Edward Francis), 1st son of Sir Henry Goring, of Burton, co. Sussex (by his first wife Eleanor Kingsmill, dau. of Sir William Kingsmill), 1st son of William Goring, of Burton, co. Sussex (by his first wife Ann Burbridge, dau. and hrss. of Robert Burbridge, of Hayes, co. Middlesex), 1st son of Sir Henry Goring, of Burton, co. Sussex (by his wife Dorothy Everard, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of William Everard, of Alborne, co. Sussex), 1st son of Sir William Goring, of Burton, co. Sussex (by his wife Elizabeth Covert, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Covert, of Slaugham, co. Sussex), 1st son of John Goring, of Burton, co. Sussex (by his wife Constance Dyke, dau. and eventual hrss. of Henry Dyke), son of John Goring, of Burton or Bodecton in the Rape of Arundell, co. Sussex (by his wife Joan Hewster, dau. and hrss. of Humphrey Hewster, of London), 1st son of John Goring, of Lancing, co. Sussex, by his first wife Margaret Radmylde, dau. of Ralph Radmylde, by his wife Margaret Camoys, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Richard de Camoys (by his wife Joan Poynings, dau. of Richard [Poynings], 4th Baron Poynings), 1st son of Thomas [de Camoys], 1st Baron Camoys


22 Oct 1797


25 Jul 1821 Frances Towneley (b. 1801; d. 5 Apr 1880), dau. of Peregrine Edward Towneley, of Towneley Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Charlotte Teresa Drummond, 4th dau. of Hon Robert Drummond, of Cadland House, co. Hampshire (by his wife Winifred Thompson, dau. of William Thompson, of Ipstone, co. Oxford), 6th son of William [Drummond], 4th Viscount of Strathallan


1. Hon Thomas Edward Stonor (b. 29 Oct 1824; dvp. and sp. 28 May 1865), mar. 22 Apr 1863 Catherine Coulthurst (mar. (2) 25 Nov 1869 Sir Archibald Keppel Macdonald, 3rd Bt.; d. 27 Nov 1894), 1st dau. of John Nicholas Coulthurst JP, of Gargrave Hall, co. York, by his wife Catherine Mary Tempest, 4th dau. of Stephen Tempest, of Broughton, co. York

2. Hon Francis Stonor JP DL, Senior Clerk of the House of Lords (b. 5 Jan 1829; dvp. 10 Jan 1881), mar. 25 Sep 1855 Eliza Peel (d. Apr 1883), 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt. MP, of Drayton Manor, co. Stafford, by his wife Julia Floyd, 2nd dau. of Gen Sir John Floyd, 1st Bt., and had issue:

1a. Francis Robert Stonor, later 4th Baron Camoys

2a. Hon Sir Harry Julian Stonor GCVO, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1881, Gentleman Usher and Quarterly Waiter to Queen Victoria 1883-1901, Gentleman Usher and Groom-in-Waiting to King Edward VII 1901-10 and to King George V 1910-36, Deputy Master of the Royal Household 1918-21, Secretary and Registrar of the Order of Merit 1924-39, Extra Groom-in-Waiting to King Edward VIII 1936 and to King George VI 1937 (b. 17 Nov 1859; d. 5 May 1939)

3a. Maj Hon Edward Alexander Stonor, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1881, Principal Clerk and Taxing Master for Private Bills in the House of Lords (b. 16 Oct 1867; d. 12 May 1940), mar. 16 Jan 1899 Christine Alexandra Ralli (widow of Ambrose Ralli; d. 9 Dec 1958), dau. of Richard Ralli, and had issue

1a. Hon Julia Caroline Stonor, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1881 (b. 1862; dsps. 4 Feb 1950), mar. 18 Jul 1891 Marquis d'Hautpoul de Seyre (d. 11 Mar 1934)

3. Most Rev Edmund Stonor, Canon of St John Lateran, titular Archbishop of Trebizond (b. 2 Apr 1831; d. 28 Feb 1912)

1. Hon Charlotte Stonor, a nun (b. 15 May 1822; dvp. 28 Feb 1875)

2. Hon Catherine Frances Stonor (b. 29 Aug 1823; d. 25 Mar 1907)

3. Hon Eliza Stonor (b. 23 Jul 1830; dvp. 24 Jul 1860), mar. 24 Aug 1852 as his first wife Henry Charles Englefield later Silvertop, of Minsteracres, co. Northumberland (b. 12 Oct 1826; d. 3 Dec 1887), 1st son and heir of Henry Englefield by his wife Catherine Witham, 1st dau. of Henry Thomas Maire Silvertop later Witham, of Lartington Hall, co. York, and had issue

4. Hon Maria Stonor (b. 2 Apr 1832 d. 20 Jan 1914), mar. 17 Oct 1855 Sir Charles Frederick Smythe, 7th Bt., of Acton Burnell Park, co. Shrewsbury, and had issue

5. Hon Agnes Stonor, Prioress of St Mary's Priory, Rugby (b. 8 Oct 1833; d. 6 Sep 1887)

6. Hon Harriet Stonor (b. 5 Apr 1836; d. 17 May 1914), mar. 8 Feb 1864 Leopold George Frederick [Agar-Ellis], 5th Viscount Clifden, and had issue

7. Hon Caroline Stonor, a nun (b. 24 May 1837)

8. Hon Margaret Ann Stonor (b. 8 Aug 1839; d. 7 Jul 1894), mar. 29 Jul 1862 Edward Pereira, of 30 Grosvenor Square, London (d. 5 Nov 1872), 5th son of Antonio Vincente Pereira, and had issue

9. Hon Eleanor Lucy Stonor, a nun (b. 16 Jan 1842; d. Jun 1886)


18 Jan 1881

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Oxford 1832-33; a Lord-in-Waiting 1846-52, 1853-58, 1859-66 and 1868-74


Francis Robert [Stonor], 4th Baron Camoys


9 Dec 1856


14 Sep 1881 Jessie Philippa Carew (b. 26 Dec 1857; mar. (2) 3 Sep 1914 Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise KCB;  d. 29 Nov 1928), 2nd dau. of Robert Russell Carew, of Carpenders Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Jessie King Lade, dau. of Daniel Lade, of Dalblair, co. Ayr


1. Hon Ralph Francis Julian Stonor, later 5th Baron Camoys

2. Maj Hon Edward Maurice Stonor (b. 2 May 1885; d. 20 Jun 1931), mar. (1) 1909 (div. 1921) Bertha Oliver, dau. of John Oliver, of Manchester, and (2) 1 Dec 1925 Florence Hilda Rothschild (d. 10 Oct 1965), 3rd dau. of Thomas William Rothschild, of Pretoria, South Africa, and had issue by his first wife

3. Hon Hugo Robert William Stonor (b. 5 Oct 1887; dsp. 8 Aug 1941), mar. 13 Dec 1917 Esther Gilbert (b. c. 1879; d. 11 Jul 1971), dau. of Mark Gilbert, of Hammersmith, London

4. Lt Hon Howard Carew Stonor, killed in action (b. 2 Apr 1893


14 Jul 1897

suc. by



a Lord-in-Waiting (Liberal) 1886 and 1892-95


Ralph Francis Julian [Stonor], 5th Baron Camoys


28 Jan 1884


25 Nov 1911 Mildred Sherman (d. 21 Nov 1961), dau. of William Watts Sherman, of New York and Rhode Island, USA


1. Hon (Ralph Robert Watts) Sherman Stonor, later 6th Baron Camoys

1. Hon (Pamela Sophia) Nadine Stonor (b. 12 Jan 1917), mar. 3 Feb 1941 Lt Col Charles Donald Leslie Pepys (b. 25 Sep 1909; dsp. 29 Oct 1999), 1st son of Col Gerald Leslie Pepys CB DSO, of 1 Hurlingham Gardens, London SW6, by his wife Charlotte Helen Forbes, yst. dau. of Charles William Lambe Forbes, of Auchrannie, co. Forfar

2. Hon (Mildred Sophia) Noreen Stonor (b. 26 Oct 1922;  d. 6 Nov 2012), mar. 11 Jan 1941 John R Drexel III, of Stonor Lodge, Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, son of John R Drexel, Jr., of New York City and Philadelphia, USA, and had issue


3 Aug 1968

suc. by



Capt, Buckinghamshire Home Guard 1940-45


(Ralph Robert Watts) Sherman [Stonor], 6th Baron Camoys, DL


5 Jul 1913


14 Jul 1938 Mary Jeanne Stourton (d. 1987), 4th dau. of Maj Herbert Marmaduke Joseph Stourton OBE (by his wife Hon Frances Mary Winifred Southwell, only dau. of Thomas Arthur Joseph [Southwell], 4th Viscount Southwell), 2nd son of Hon Albert Joseph Stourton (by his wife Elizabeth Laura Caroline Throckmorton, 3rd dau. of Sir Robert George Throckmorton, 8th Bt., of Coughton Court, co. Warwick), 3rd son of Charles [Stourton], 19th Baron Stourton


1. Hon (Ralph) Thomas Campion Sherman Stonor, later 7th Baron Camoys

2. Hon (John Edmund) Robert Stonor, of Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield, co. Warwick (b. 8 May 1946; dsp. 8 Mar 1994), mar. 19... ..... .....

1. Hon Julia Maria Christina Mildred Stonor (b. 19 Apr 1939), mar. 4 May 1963 (div. 1977; annulled 1978) Donald Robin Slomnicki Saunders (d. 7 Oct 1996), 1st son of Joseph George Slomnicki Saunders, of 38 Brunswick Gardens, London W8, and has issue

2. Hon Georgina Mary Hope Stonor (b. 8 Nov 1941)

3. Hon Harriet Pauline Sophia Stonor (b. 6 Jan 1943), mar. 24 Jul 1965 (Jonathan) Julian Cotterell, of Steeple Manor, Steeple, Wareham, co. Dorset, son of Maj Leonard Evelyn Cotterell, and has issue


9 Mar 1976

suc. by



served in World War II as Maj, 43rd Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TA); Member, Thames Conservancy Board and Victoria & Albert Museum Advisory Council


(Ralph) Thomas Campion Sherman [Stonor], 7th Baron Camoys, GCVO PC DL


16 Apr 1940


11 Jun 1966 Elizabeth Mary Hyde Parker (b. 3 Sep 1939), only dau. of Sir William Hyde Parker, 11th Bt., of Melford Hall, Long Melford, co. Suffolk, by his wife Ulla Ditlef Nielsen, only dau. of Prof Christian Ditlef Nielsen, of Copenhagen, Denmark


1. Hon (Ralph) William Robert Thomas Stonor (b. 10 Sep 1974), mar. 20 Mar 2004 Lady Ailsa Fiona Mackay (b. 1 Apr 1977), 2nd dau. of Kenneth Peter Lyle [Mackay], 4th Earl of Inchcape, by his wife Georgina Nisbet, dau. of Sydney Cresswell Nisbet, of Dumfries, and has issue:

1a. Ralph Thomas William Peter Stonor (b. 1 Jun 2007)

2a. Henry William Robert Stonor (b. 29 Jul 2009)

1a. Cecily Isla Mary Stonor (b. 7 Sep 2013)

1. Hon Alina Mary Stonor (b. 15 May 1967), mar. 1994 Simon Derek Barrowcliff, of Home Farm, Britwell Salome, co. Oxford, yst son of Dr Derek Barrowcliff, and has issue

2. Hon Emily Mary Julia Stonor (b. 6 Oct 1969), mar. 17 Jun 2006 John David James [Dalrymple], 14th Earl of Stair

3. Hon Sophia Ulla Stonor (b. 29 Sep 1971), mar. (1) 1993 (div. 1997) Hon James Alastair Stourton, 2nd son of Charles Edward [Stourton], 26th or 10th Baron Mowbray, and (2) 2001 Baron Moritz Florian Maria von Hirsch, of Chateau Brusson, 72370 Soulitre, France, and has issue by her second husband


Prime Warden, Fishmongers' Company 1992-93; a Lord in Waiting 1992-98; Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire 1994; Privy Councillor 1997; Lord Chamberlain and Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order 1998-2000; GCVO 1998; a Permanent Lord-in-Waiting 2000


 Last updated 20 Nov 2013




7th Baron Camoys

(England, writ sum. 20 Aug 1383)



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