Stanley, Edward, Bishop of Norwich (1779 -1849)

Edward Stanley was the second son of Sir John Stanley, 6th Baronet, and the younger brother of the John Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1802, and three years later became rector of Alderley, Cheshire, a position he held for the next thirty-two years. In 1837 he married Catherine, eldest daughter of Oswald Leycester. The same year he was consecrated Bishop of Norwich, and set about reforming the diocese. He was tolerant towards Dissenters and supported all missionary undertakings regardless of their sectarian associations. In politics he was a Liberal and devoted himself especially to educational questions. He died in 1849, and is buried in the nave of Norwich cathedral. He left five children, including the Royal Navy officer and surveyor Owen Stanley.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Stanley, Edward, Bishop of Norwich (1779 - 1849) (Stamp 1) Title: Stanley, Edward, Bishop of Norwich (1779 - 1849) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Azure three bishop’s mitres (see of Norwich) impaling On a bend azure three stags heads caboshed (Stanley)
Dimensions (height x width): 37mm x 25mm
Impalement: On a bend azure 3 stags heads caboshed (Stanley)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: mitres (3), Heraldic Charges: stags heads caboshed (3)