'Staunton03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Staunton of Clydagh, Stanton of Smewens, Stanton of Woburne

John Staunton or Stanton (a 1475)
Visitation shows John as younger brother of Thomas Stanton of Stanton, both being sons of Thomas of "Stanton neer Belvoyr (Com) Lei(cester)". The connection is to the family of Staunton of Staunton Park which is in Nottinghamshire (which may have had a 12th century connection to the Lord de Belvoir) but that seems reasonable given that BLGI1912 identifies the arms of the following family, quartered with those of Lynch, as "Arg. two chevronels, sa." which is the same as those shown for the connected family. We are not concerned about Visitation spelling the family name throughout as Stanton rather than Staunton.
1. Edward Stanton of Woburne in Bedfordshire, 1st of Smewens in Buckinghamshire
A. Edward (Edmond) Stanton of Smewens
  m. Elizabeth Gray (dau of Reginald Gray, brother of Edmund, Lord Grey)
  i. Reginald Stanton of Smewens (a 1634)
  m. Elizabeth Shuckborough (dau of Anthony Shuckborough of Shuckborough)
  a. Anthony Stanton 'of Great Brickhill' (a 1634)
  m. Anne Furtho (dau/coheir of Edward Furtho of Furtho)
  (1)+ issue (a 1634) - Sandys, Anthony, Reginald, Anne, Elizabeth, Susan
  b. George Stanton or Staunton (to Ireland) - continued below
  c. Elizabeth Stanton
  m1. Robert Brown
  m2. Ralph How of London
  d. Frances Stanton
  m. Richard Sanders of Wanden
  e. Mary Stanton
  m. William Stanton @@ just below
  f.+ other issue - John, Edward
  ii. Elizabeth Stanton
  m. Sir Francis Stanton of Woburn (d 1635/9)
  We think it very likely that Sir Francis Stanton or Staunton of Woburn was a close relation of Elizabeth but we have not yet ascertained how that was.
  a. William Stanton
  m. Mary Stanton (dau of Reginald Stanton of Smewen) @@ just above
  b. Edmond Stanton (b 20.10.1600, d 14.07.1671) had issue
  Edmond (named Edward in some web sites), not mentioned by Visitation, is identified in Wikisource ("Edmond Staunton") as "an eminent divine among the Puritans".
  iii. Anne Stanton
  m. Thomas Chamberlain of Stratton Audley



George Stanton or Staunton (to Ireland) - continued above
1. George Staunton of Clydagh, co. Galway (2nd son)
  m. Eliza Martyn (dau of James Martyn of Tillyra)
  A. son
  B. George Staunton of Cargin & Clydagh
m. Anne Lynch (dau of Nicholas Lynch of Galway)
  i. George Staunton (Colonel)
  m. Margaret Leonard (dau of John Leonard of Carra)
  a. Sir George Leonard Staunton, 1st Bart (b 1737, d 14.01.1801, diplomat in China, FRS)
  m. (1771) Jane Collins (dau of Benjamin Collins of Wilford)
  (1) Sir George Thomas Staunton, 2nd Bart (b 26.05.1781, d unm 10.08.1859, MP, oriental scholar)
  b. Lucy Barbara Staunton apparently of this generation
  m. Richard Wolsey Cormick of Wolsey Park
  (1) Victoire Cormick
  m. (1792) Mark Lynch of Renmore & Duras Park
  2 of their sons inherited property from the 2nd Bart and assumed the name Staunton.
  ii.+ 4 sons + 2 daughters
2.+ 2 sons

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, 'Stanton of Smewnes in Great Brickhill')
(2) For lower section : BLGI1912 ('Lynch-Staunton of Clydagh') with support from Wikipedia ("Sir George Staunton")
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