Thomas Stonor, 3rd Baron Camoys

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Thomas Stonor, 3rd Baron Camoys (1797–1881) was a British peer, previously a member of Parliament. He was the son of another Thomas Stonor and Kitty Blundell, daughter of the art collector Henry Blundell.[ citation needed ]

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Henry Blundell was an English art collector, who amassed a large collection of art and antiquities at Ince Blundell Hall in Lancashire.



In 1817, he went to study at Paris University.

Thomas Stonor sat as a Member of Parliament for Oxford from 1832–1833 and was High Sheriff of Oxfordshire for 1836.

Oxford was a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom. It comprised the city of Oxford in the county of Oxfordshire, and elected two members of parliament from its creation in 1295 until 1885 when its representation was reduced to one member by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885.

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, in common with other counties, was originally the King's representative on taxation upholding the law in Saxon times. The word Sheriff evolved from 'shire-reeve'.

He succeeded to his title in 1839, after Queen Victoria terminated its abeyance in his favour. He was the appointed Lord-in-Waiting to The Queen from 1846–1852, 1853–1858, 1859–1866, and finally from 1868–1874.

Queen Victoria British monarch who reigned 1837–1901

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.


Thomas married Frances Towneley on 25 July 1821. They had the following issue:

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Francis Robert Stonor, 4th Baron Camoys (1856–1897) was the son of the Hon. Francis Stonor and Eliza Peel.

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They also had three short-lived, unnamed children.


Baron Camoys died on 18 January 1881. As his eldest son, Francis, had died a week before him, he was succeeded by his grandson, another Francis.

Line of descent from earlier Baron de Camoys



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    Parliament of the United Kingdom
    Preceded by
    James Langston
    William Hughes Hughes
    Member of Parliament for Oxford
    With: James Langston
    Succeeded by
    James Langston
    William Hughes Hughes
    Honorary titles
    Preceded by
    John Fane
    High Sheriff of Oxfordshire
    Succeeded by
    Philip Wyndham
    Peerage of England
    Preceded by
    Baron Camoys
    Succeeded by
    Francis Stonor