Edward Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby

Edward Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby

Edward John Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby (21 April 1918 - 28 November 1994), known as Lord Stanley from 1938 to 1948, was a British peer.

Derby was the eldest son of Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley, and the Hon. Sibyl Louise Beatrix Cadogan. Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, was his grandfather. His father died when he was twenty and in 1948 he succeeded his grandfather in the earldom. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire from 1951 to 1968 and also established the Knowsley Safari Park on his Knowsley Hall estate in 1971. Lord Derby married Isabel Milles-Lade, daughter of the Hon. Henry Augustus Milles, in 1948. The marriage was childless. Lady Derby died in 1990. Lord Derby survived her by four years and died in November 1994, aged 76. He was succeeded in his titles by his nephew Edward.

Thoroughbred horse racing

In the family tradition, the 18th Earl owned Thoroughbred racehorses. His colt Teleprompter won the 1984 Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Chicago, Illinois.


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* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
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