The Lord Camoys
1 January 1998 –31 May 2000
|Preceded by||The Earl of Arlie|
|Succeeded by||Lord Luce|
Ralph Thomas Campion George Sherman Stonor
16 April 1940
|Spouse(s)||Elisabeth Mary Hyde Parker|
|Parents|| Sherman Stonor, 6th Baron Camoys |
Mary Jeanne Stourton
|Residence||Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England|
|Education||MA (Oxford), DLitt (Sheffield)|
Ralph Thomas Campion George Sherman Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys GCVO PC DL (born 16 April 1940), is a British peer and banker who served as Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom from 1998 to 2000, and the first Roman Catholic Lord Chamberlain since the Reformation.
Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council of the United Kingdom or just the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Its membership mainly comprises senior politicians who are current or former members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.
The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is the most senior officer of the Royal Household of the United Kingdom, supervising the departments which support and provide advice to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom while also acting as the main channel of communication between the Sovereign and the House of Lords. The office organises all ceremonial activity such as garden parties, state visits, royal weddings, and the State Opening of Parliament. They also handle the Royal Mews and Royal Travel, as well as the ceremony around the awarding of honours.
The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th-century England by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. These events were, in part, associated with the wider European Protestant Reformation, a religious and political movement that affected the practice of Christianity across western and central Europe. Causes included the decline of feudalism and the rise of nationalism, the rise of the common law, the invention of the printing press and increased circulation of the Bible, and the transmission of new knowledge and ideas among scholars, the upper and middle classes and readers in general. However, the various phases of the English Reformation, which also covered Wales and Ireland, were largely driven by changes in government policy, to which public opinion gradually accommodated itself.
The 7th Baron Camoys is the son of Sherman Stonor, 6th Baron Camoys and Mary Jeanne, daughter of Herbert Marmaduke Stourton. On his father's side, he is a descendant of the Talbot Earls of Shrewsbury, the Nevills of Abergavenny and, through an illegitimate line, the de la Pole Dukes of Suffolk. Also through his father's side he is a descendant of the family that founded Brown University in Rhode Island in the United States. On his mother's side, he is descended from Charles II of England and Scotland through that monarch's illegitimate daughter, Charlotte Lee, Countess of Lichfield. [ citation needed ]
Ralph Robert Watts Sherman Stonor, 6th Baron Camoys, DL, JP was an English aristocrat and Justice of the Peace.
Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shrewsbury, 11th Earl of Waterford, was an English peer who was a Royalist officer in the English Civil War. He survived the war only to be mortally wounded in a duel with the Duke of Buckingham who was having an affair with his wife.
Henry Nevill, de facto 9th Baron Bergavenny was an English iron founder, soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601 and 1622 when he inherited the Baron Bergavenny peerage.
Lord Camoys was educated at Eton College and Balliol College of the University of Oxford finishing with an MA degree.
Eton College is a 13–18 independent boarding school and sixth form for boys in the parish of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore , as a sister institution to King's College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference school.
The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two ancient universities are frequently jointly called Oxbridge. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Lord Camoys' main career was in banking. He was General Manager/Director of National Provincial and Rothschild (London) Ltd. in 1968, and Managing Director of Rothschild Intercontinental Bank Ltd. in 1969. After the purchase of Rothschild Intercontinental Bank by American Express in 1975, he was named CEO and Managing Director of Amex Bank Ltd, 1975–77, and Chairman between 1977–78. Lord Camoys was Managing Director of Barclays Merchant Bank from 1978–84, and Executive Vice-Chairman from 1984–86.
National Provincial Bank was a British retail bank which operated in England and Wales from 1833 until 1970 when it was merged into the National Westminster Bank. It continued to exist as a dormant non-trading company until 2016 when it was voluntarily struck off the register and dissolved.
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City. The company was founded in 1850 and is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its charge card, credit card, and traveler's cheque businesses.
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After the widespread reforms of the City of London's financial structures in 1986 (Big Bang). Barclays Merchant Bank became Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW), of which Lord Camoys was the first Chief Executive from 1986 to 1988, and Deputy Chairman from 1988 to 1998. BZW later became Barclays Capital. He was a Director of Barclays Bank International Ltd between 1980–84, and Barclays Bank Plc between 1984–94. [ citation needed ]
The phrase Big Bang, used in reference to the sudden deregulation of financial markets, was coined to describe measures, including abolition of fixed commission charges and of the distinction between stockjobbers and stockbrokers on the London Stock Exchange and change from open-outcry to electronic, screen-based trading, effected by Margaret Thatcher in 1986.
Lord Camoys was Chairman of Jacksons of Piccadilly from 1968 to 1985. He was Deputy Chairman of Sotheby's from 1993–97. He was a director of Mercantile Credit Co Ltd from 1980–84, National Provident Institution from 1982–93, the Administrative Staff College from 1989 – 2000, 3i Group Plc from 1991–2002, and Perpetual from 1994–2000. He was President of the Mail Users Association from 1977 to 1984. He has been a member of the Court of Assistants of the Fishmongers Company since 1980. He served the latter livery company as Prime Warden from 1992–93. He has been a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta since 1978, and President of The River and Rowing Museum since 1997. [ citation needed ]
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3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company based in London, United Kingdom. 3i is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Following the death of his father, he became the 7th Lord Camoys as well as a member of the House of Lords on 8 March 1976. He was a select committee on the European Economic Community (EEC) between 1979 and 1981, and a member of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England from 1985 to 1987 (now English Heritage) and the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts from 1987 to 1994.
He was a Lord in Waiting from 1992–97 to Queen Elizabeth II, and has been a Permanent Lord in Waiting since 2000. He was Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom from 1998 to 2000, when he retired due to ill health. He followed David George Patrick Coke Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie and was succeeded by Baron Luce. He was the first Roman Catholic Lord Chamberlain since the Reformation.
He was a consultor of the Extraordinary Session of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See from 1991 until 2006. Lord Camoys was appointed Chairman of The Tablet Trust in June 2009.
The seventh Baron married Elisabeth Mary Hyde Parker, daughter of Sir William Hyde Parker, 11th Bt. of Melford Hall, Suffolk, in 1966. The couple has the following issue:
Lord Camoys' ancestral home is Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
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Julia Maria Cristina Mildred Camoys Stonor is the eldest daughter of Sherman Stonor, 6th Baron Camoys by his wife Jeanne Stourton, and an author of books about her family claiming to expose long-suppressed family scandals and putting forward her claims to be the rightful heir to the Camoys barony.
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The Earl of Airlie
| Lord Chamberlain |
The Lord Luce
|Peerage of England|
| Baron Camoys |