Thomas Stanley of Grangegorman

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Sir Thomas Stanley (1626 – 27 August 1674) was an English politician who sat in the Parliament of Ireland MP for County Tipperary and Waterford and Louth in the Restoration Parliament, 1661–62. [1] He joined the Privy Council of Ireland in March 1674. [2]

He acquired the manor of Grangegorman, Dublin. Stanley was knighted by Henry Cromwell on 24 January 1659 at Dublin Castle. [3] [4] [5]

Along with another parliamentarian Sir Anthony Morgan, Sir Thomas was implicated in the notorious Blood plot of 1663, in which Thomas Blood had planned to kidnap the Duke of Ormond, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from Dublin Castle. Sir Thomas and Sir Anthony wrote "obsequious letters" to Ormond proclaiming their innocence and devotion to him. [1]

Stanely married Jane Borrowes. They had several children including Thomas Stanley's son and heir Sir John Stanley, 1st Baronet. [6] He was buried at St. Michans, Dublin, 2 September 1674.


  1. 1 2 Elmer, Peter (2013). The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain. OUP Oxford. pp. 56–57. ISBN   9780199663965 . Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  2. Office, Great Britain Public Record; Bickley, Francis Lawrance (1904). Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of Charles II. Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts. p. 206. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  3. Burke 1884, p. 963.
  4. Old Dublin Society 1945, p. 67.
  5. Shaw 1906, p. 224.
  6. RS staff & NA3785.

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