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Lady Charlotte de La Trémoille, Countess of Derby

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Thouars, Deux Sevres, France
Death: Died in Knowsley, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, II. duc de Thouars and Charlotte Brabantine van Nassau
Wife of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
Mother of Charlotte Stanley; Edward Stanley; Henrietta Mary Stanley; Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby; Amelia Anna Sophia Stanley, Marchioness of Atholl and 3 others
Sister of Henri III de la Trémoïlle, 3rd Duke of Thouars; Elisabeth de La Trémoille and Frédéric de La Trémoille, comte de Laval
Half sister of Hannibal de La Trémoille, vicomte de Marcilly

Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Lady Charlotte de La Trémoille, Countess of Derby

Charlotte Stanley, Countess of Derby (1599–1664), born Charlotte de La Trémoille, was the daughter of the French nobleman Claude de La Trémoille, Duke of Thouars, and his wife Charlotte Brabantina of Nassau. Her maternal grandparents were William the Silent and Charlotte de Bourbon.

On 26 June 1626, Charlotte married the English nobleman James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, who was taken prisoner at Worcester in 1651, and was beheaded at Bolton. Lady Derby was famous for her defence of Lathom House in the Siege of Lathom House by Parliamentary forces during the First English Civil War in 1644. Her husband was also Lord of Mann, and her attempt to barter the Isle of Man for her husband's freedom provoked an anti-English revolt on the island led by Illiam Dhone.

Charlotte and Derby were parents of four daughters and five sons. Only four of their children appear to have survived to a marriageable age:

  • Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby (19 January 1628 – 21 December 1672).
  • Lady Henriette Mary Stanley (17 November 1630 – 27 December 1685). Married William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford.
  • Lady Amelia Ann Sophia Stanley. Married John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl.
  • Lady Catherine Stanley. Married Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester.

Charles's two sons, William, the 9th Earl (c. 1655–1702), and James, the 10th Earl (1664–1736), both died without sons, and consequently, when James died in February 1736, his titles and estates passed to Sir Edward Stanley (1689–1776), a descendant of the 1st earl. From him the later Earls of Derby are descended.

External links

  • History of the Countess of Derby
  • This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopædia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:,_Countess_of_Derby

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  • 'Charlotte de la Trémoille1
  • 'F, #13886, d. 21 March 1663/64
  • Last Edited=20 Feb 2010
  • ' Charlotte de la Trémoille was the daughter of Claude de la Trémoille, Duc de Thouars and Charlotte von Nassau-Dillenburg.1,3 She married James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, son of William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby and Lady Elizabeth de Vere, on 26 June 1626.3 She died on 21 March 1663/64.3
  • ' Her married name became Stanley. As a result of her marriage, Charlotte de la Trémoille was styled as Countess of Derby on 29 September 1642. In 1644 she defended Lathom House against Parliamentary troops.3 In 1646 she again defended Lathom House.3
  • 'Children of Charlotte de la Trémoille and James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
    • 1.Lady Amelia Anne Sophia Stanley+1 d. 22 Feb 1702/3
    • 2.Lady Henrietta Maria Stanley4
    • 3.Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby+3 b. 19 Jan 1628, d. 21 Dec 1672
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 316. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1102. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 4.[S22] Sir Bernard Burke, C.B. LL.D., A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, new edition (1883; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1978), page 577. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Extinct Peerage.
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  • 'Charlotte Tremoille1
  • 'F, d. 21 March 1663
  • 'Charlotte Tremoille married James Stanley, son of William Stanley and Elizabeth Vere, on 26 June 1626. Charlotte Tremoille died on 21 March 1663.
  • 'Child of Charlotte Tremoille and James Stanley
    • ◦Amelia Sophia Stanley+2 b. 1633, d. 22 Feb 1702/3
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  • 1.[S126] , 519.
  • 2.[S137] Timothy Field Beard J. Orton Buck Jr, Charlemagne's Descendants-III, vII p14.
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Lady Charlotte de La Trémoille, Countess of Derby's Timeline

Thouars, Deux Sevres, France
January 19, 1628
Age 29
Lathom, Lancashire, England
Age 29
Age 30
November 17, 1630
Age 31
July 17, 1633
Age 34
Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Age 35
November 18, 1640
Age 41
Lathom Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
April 6, 1644
Age 45
Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom