Holford, Richard Stayner (1808 -1892)
Robert Stayner Holford of Westonbirt in Gloucestershire, and Dorchester House, Park Lane, London was the only surviving son of George Peter Holford, of Westonbirt, and Anne, daughter of the Reverend Averell Daniell, of Lifford, County Donegal. He was educated at Harrow and Oriel College, Oxford, where he took his B.A. in 1829. He succeeded his father 18 March 1839. He married, 5 August 1854, Mary Anne, daughter of General James Lindsay, of Balcarres in Fife. He was Member of Parliament for East Gloucestershire 1855 1872, Captain in the Royal North Gloucestershire Hussar Yeomanry, Justice of the Peace for Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Deputy Lieutenant for Gloucestershire, and High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1843. He formed a very fine library, partly by the purchase of Lord Vernon's large collection, which contained many French books in fine bindings, and partly by buying at most of the principal sales. His library was sold in 1927 and 1928 after the death of his son Sir George Lindsay Holford, Lieutenant Colonel 1st Life Guards.