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Edmond Stanley (Sir), Death 28 April 1843, Surrey

The Gentleman's Magazine Volume XX (20) New Series 
MDCCCXLIII (1843) July to December Inclusive. 
Page 206.

Sir Edmond Stanley.

April 28. At Richmond, Surrey, aged 82, Sir Edmond Stanley, Knt. formerly Prime Serjeant of Ireland, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras.

Sir Edmond was the eldest son of James Stanley, esq. of Low Park, co. Roscomon, by a daughter of Edmond Kelly, esq. of Mount Gray. He ontained a scholarship in Trinity college, Dublin; and was called to the Irish bar in 1782. In 1786 he was counsel to George R. Fitzgerald, at Castlebar. In 1789 he was made a King's Counsel in Ireland; and in the same year a bencher of the King's inns, Dublin. In 1790 he was returned to the parliament of Ireland for the borough of Augher; and from1797 to 1800 he was member for Lanesborough. In 1794 he was appointed the King's Third Serjeant-at-Law. In 1798 he was sent under a special commission to Cork, to preside at the trials there, and received the thanks of the county, and of the Government, for his conduct on that occasion. In 1800 he was made King's Prime Serjeant, and afterwards appointed one of the Commissioners of Public Accounts.

In 1807 he was appointed the first Recorder of Prince of Wales' Island, and received the honour of knighthood on the 11th March.

In 1815 he was appointed one of the judges at Madras, where he introduced many useful reforms into the registrar's office, and in 1820 was promoted to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He retired in 1825 with the usual pension after twenty years' service.

Sir Edmond Stanley married in 1786 a daughter of the Rev. John Talbot, and niece to the late William Talbot, esq. of Mount Talbot, co. Roscommon. Lady Stanley died at Richmond Jan. 17, 1836.

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