Stanley, Charles, 8th Earl of Derby (1628 -1672)
Charles Stanley was the only son of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, and Charlotte, daughter of Claude de la Trémouille, Duc de Thouars. He was known as Lord Strange during his father's lifetime. He married, in 1650, Dorothea Helena Kirkhoven, daughter of Jan van der Kirkhoven, Lord of Heenvliet in Zealand, and Maid of Honour to the Queen of Bohemia. He succeeded to the title when his father, captured after the battle of Worcester, was beheaded by the Parliamentary forces at Bolton in Lancashire 15 October 1651. He joined in Booth's rising in August 1659 on behalf of the King. He was Lord Lieutenant and Admiral of Lancashire and Cheshire 1660 1672, and joint Chamberlain of Chester for life with his son William in survivorship. The library of the Earls of Derby at Knowsley was largely sold by auction at Christies in four sales on 19 and 20th October and 17th and 18th December 1953 and 23rd and 24th March and 3rd and 4th May 1954.