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Edward Stopford (British Army officer)

Sir Edward Stopford GCB (28 September 1766 – 14 September 1837), was an Anglo-Irish soldier and politician.

Stopford was the second son of James Stopford, 2nd Earl of Courtown, and his wife Mary (née Powys). James Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown, was his elder brother and Admiral the Hon. Sir Robert Stopford his younger brother. He served in the British Army and achieved the rank of Lieutenant-General. In 1810 he succeeded his elder brother as Member of Parliament for Marlborough, a seat he held until 1818. He was honoured when he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath.

Stopford died in September 1837, aged 70. He never married, but he had an affair with a French actress, Mademoiselle Anaïs, with whom he had a son Edward Stopford Claremont who also became a British Army general.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Bruce
Viscount Stopford
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
1810–1818
With: Lord Bruce 1810–1814
William Noel-Hill 1814–1818
Succeeded by
John Wodehouse
Lord Brudenell
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