Stanley, Thomas Stanley-Massey-,, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Hooton -1841)
Clements attributes the stamp to Sir William Stanley, 1st Baronet, (1628 1673) created a baronet in 1661. But the stamp is clearly of the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. A terminus is set by the succession of Sir Rowland Errington as 11th Baronet in 1863. Sir Thomas Stanley Massey Stanley, 9th Baronet, who died in 1841, married Mary, only daughter and heir of Sir Carnaby Haggerston, 5th Baronet of Haggerston, and granddaughter of Mary Errington, sister of Harry Errington of Sandhoe in Northumberland. His eldest son, Sir William Thomas Stanley Massey Stanley, Member of Parliament for Pontefract from 1837 to 1841, succeeded him as 10th Baronet in 1841. At Sir William's death in 1863 the baronetcy passed to his brother, Rowland Errington who became 11th Baronet. Rowland had taken the name and arms of Errington, in place of those of Stanley, in accordance with the will of Harry Errington in 1820. The stamp is therefore likely to be that of the 9th or the 10th Baronet. For another stamp engraved by the same hand see Owen.