11 Jun 1795 - 6 Jul 1840
Date added: 2 May 2015
The Hon. Edward Stopford was born, at Courtown House, Gorey, Wexford, Ireland on 11 June 1795. He was the 4th son of Viscount Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown.
He joined the 2nd Battalion 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards Officers in 1811:
Ensign 7 November 1811.
Lieutenant & Captain 3 July 1815.
Captain & Lt. Colonel 14 December 1826.
From February to April 1814 he served in the Peninsula.
Ensign Hon. Edward Stopford was on the guest list to the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball, held on 15 June, in Brussels.
He was present at Waterloo and the Capture of Paris; ADC to Major General John Byng.
On 5th July, 1830 Lt. Colonel Hon. Edward Stopford married Horatia Charlotte Lockwood (widow of Richard Tibbits Esq, of Barton Seagrave), at St Mary's, Bryanston Square Marylebone; She died on 9 July 1839, leaving 3 children.
Lt.Colonel Hon. Edward Stopford died on 6 July 1840 and his memorial, in the Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks London, was among those destroyed in 1944 by a flying bomb. This memorial was inscribed:
“Lieut. Colonel Hon.Edward Stopford. 2nd Battalion 3rd Guards, 1811-32, Served at the passage of the Adour, and siege of Bayonne; Aide-de-Camp to Major General Sir E. Stopford, 1814. Present at the Battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo; Aide-de-Camp to Major General Sir John Byng at the taking of Paris, 1815; Adjutant of the Battalion, 1822-25. Born 11th June, 1795; Died 6 July 1840. Placed by members of the family, 1880”
There is a memorial, at St Sinchell Church of Ireland Memorial Chapel, in memory of the Hon Lieut. Colonel Edward Stopford, Scots Fusileer Guards and he was buried in Prospect Churchyard.