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Stawell, Baron (E, 1683 - 1755)


Creation: let.pat. 15 Jan 1682/3


Extinct: 7 Apr 1775


Family name: Stawell




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Ralph [Stawell], 1st Baron Stawell

3rd surv. son of Sir John Stawell KB, of Cothelstone and Somerton, co. Somerset, by his wife Elizabeth Killigrew, widow of Sir Joseph Killigrew, dau. of Sir Edward Hext, of Ham, co. Somerset


c. 1640

mar. (1)

after 8 Apr 1667 Anne Ryves (d. 3 Dec 1670; bur. at Lower Ham, co. Somerset), dau. of John Ryves, of Ranston, in Shroton, co. Dorset

children by first wife

1. Hon John Stawell, later 2nd Baron Stawell

1. Hon Anne Stawell (bur. sp. at Gilling, co. York), mar. as his second wife James Darcy MP, later 1st Baron Darcy of Navan

mar. (2)

before 13 Nov 1679 Abigail Pitt (d. 27 Sep 1692; bur. at Hartley Wespall, co. Hampshire), dau. and hrss. of William Pitt, of Hartley Wespall, co. Hampshire, by his wife Abigail Wake, only dau. by his first wife of Sir Baldwin Wake, 1st Bt., of Clevedon, co. Somerset

children by second wife

2. Hon William Stawell, later 3rd Baron Stawell

3. Hon Edward Stawell, later 4th Baron Stawell

2. Hon Elizabeth Stawell, mar. William Bromley, of Bagenton

3. Hon Catherine Stawell, mar. Rev Dr William Higden DD

4. Hon Lucy Stawell

5. Hon Diana Stawell


8 Aug 1689 (bur. at Low Ham, co. Somerset)


15 Jan 1682/3 Baron Stawell, of Somerton in the County of Somerset

suc. by

son by first wife


Deputy Lieutenant for Somerset and Wiltshire 1672; Col of the Bridgwater Regt in the Somerset Militia 1672; Commissioner for Recusants in Somerset 1674/5; High Sheriff of Somerset 1676-77; Member of Parliament for Bridgwater 1679-81 ; Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1688-89; in arms for the Prince of Orange 1688


Ralph [Stawell], 2nd Baron Stawell


c. 1669


after 7 Mar and shortly before May 1691 Lady Margaret Cecil (bapt. 18 Apr 1672; mar. (2) 9 Jan 1695/6 as his second wife Richard [Jones], 1st Earl of Ranelagh; d. 21 Feb 1727/8; bur. at Chiswick, co. Middlesex), 4th dau. of James [Cecil], 3rd Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Margaret Manners, 3rd dau. of Francis [Manners], 8th Earl of Rutland

only child

1. Hon Anne Stawell (d. 3 Aug 1727; bur. at Sunninghill, co. Berkshire), mar. after 26 Apr 1710 John Baber, of Sunninghill Park, co. Berkshire (d. 26 Mar 1765; bur. at Sunninghill, co. Berkshire)


s.p.m.s. 30 Nov 1692 (bur. at Low Ham, co. Somerset)

suc. by




William [Stawell], 3rd Baron Stawell


c. 1683


16 Mar 1707 Elizabeth Forster (bapt. 30 Jun 1677; widow of William Forster, of Bamborough Castle, co. Northumberland; d. 18 Aug 1748; bur. at Aldermaston, co. Berkshire), dau. and hrss. of William Pert, of Arnolds Hall, in Mountnessing, co. Essex, by his wife Elizabeth Forster, sister and hrss. of Sir Humphrey Forster, 2nd Bt., of Aldermaston, co. Berkshire, and only dau. of William Forster (by his wife Elizabeth Tyrell, dau. of Sir John Tyrell, of Heron, co. Essex), son and heir ap. of Sir Humphrey Forster, 1st Bt., of Aldermaston, co. Berkshire


1. Hon William Stawell (bapt. 7 Oct 1712;  dvp. Feb 1739/40;  bur. at Aldermaston, co. Berkshire)

1. Hon Charlotte Stawell (dsp. 24 Jul 1762;  bur. at Aldermaston, co. Berkshire), mar. (1) Maj Ruishe Hassell, and (2) Ralph Congreve MP (dsp. 1775)


s.p.m.s. 23 Jan 1741/2 (bur. at Hartley Wespall, co. Hampshire)

suc. by



Gentleman of the Bedchamber to George, Prince of Denmark 1704-06


Edward [Stawell], 4th Baron Stawell


c. 1685


20 Apr 1719 Mary Stewkley (b. c. 1683; d. 20 Jul 1740; bur. at Hinton Ampner, cp. Hampshire), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Hugh Stewkley, 2nd Bt., of Hinton Ampner, co. Hampshire, by his second wife Mary Young, dau. of John Young, of Exton, co. Rutland


1. Stewkley Stawell (b. 1720; dvp. 15 Aug 1731; bur. at Westminster)

1. Hon Mary Stawell, later suo jure Baroness Stawel


s.p.m.s. 7 Apr 1755 (bur. at Hinton Ampner, co. Hampshire)


entered Middle Temple 1705; Comptroller of the 1,800,000 Lottery for 1712


On the death of the 4th Baron Stawell the Barony of Stawell became extinct.  On 21 May 1760 his only dau., Mary, having inherited the estates of her family, was created in her own right Baroness Stawel.


First written 22 Jan 2013



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