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Thomas Stonor, 3rd Baron Camoys

Thomas Stonor, 3rd Baron Camoys (1797–1881) was a British peer, previously a member of Parliament. He was the son of another Thomas Stonor and Kitty Blundell, daughter of the art collector Henry Blundell.[citation needed]


In 1817, he went to study at Paris University.

Thomas Stonor sat as a Member of Parliament for Oxford from 1832–1833 and was High Sheriff of Oxfordshire for 1836.

He succeeded to his title in 1839, after Queen Victoria terminated its abeyance in his favour. He was the appointed Lord-in-Waiting to The Queen from 1846–1852, 1853–1858, 1859–1866, and finally from 1868–1874.


Thomas married Frances Towneley on 25 July 1821. They had the following issue:

  • Charlotte (1822–1875), nun;
  • Catherine (1823–1907), unmarried;
  • Thomas (1824–1865), married Catherine Coulthurst, no issue;
  • Francis (1829–1881), married Eliza Peel (a daughter of British Prime Minister Robert Peel), their eldest son was Francis Stonor, 4th Baron Camoys;
  • Eliza (1830–1860), married Henry Silvertop;
  • Edmund, a Catholic archbishop;
  • Maria (1832–1914), married Charles Smythe, 7th Baronet;
  • Agnes (1833–1887);
  • Harriet (1836–1914), married Leopold Agar-Ellis, 5th Viscount Clifden, had issue;
  • Caroline (1837–?), nun;
  • Margaret (1839–1894), married Edward Pereira, had issue;
  • Eleanor (1842–1886), nun;

They also had three short-lived, unnamed children.


Baron Camoys died on 18 January 1881. As his eldest son, Francis, had died a week before him, he was succeeded by his grandson, another Francis.

Line of descent from earlier Baron de Camoys




  • Kidd, Charles and Williamson, David. "Camoys, Baron (Stonor) (Baron E 1383)." Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 1995. London: Debrett's Peerage Limited, 1995. p. 208,[page needed]
  • Bence-Jones, Mark. The Catholic Families. London: Constable, 1992

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Langston
William Hughes Hughes
Member of Parliament for Oxford
With: James Langston
Succeeded by
James Langston
William Hughes Hughes
Honorary titles
Preceded by
John Fane
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire
Succeeded by
Philip Wyndham
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Baron Camoys
Succeeded by
Francis Stonor