Stacpoole

Stacpoole 29.4.1800 at theatre
George Stacpoole born 26.8.1736 died 25.3.1824 see Burke's Irish Families, De Stacpoole. Heir to large estates in County Clare, Ireland. He was a man of fashion in London noted for the painting of his coach and was active in the Society for General Inoculation and the Society of Ancient Britons. He was later made duc de Stacpoole by Louis XVIII of France. Some of his relatives were also prominent in London, his second cousin Joseph Stacpoole, admitted Middle Temple 1767 became a money scrivener and went bankrupt in 1782, then acted as secretary to the Benevolent Society of St Patrick until 1784 after which I have no further information on him. Another second cousin William 1743-1796 stood as candidate in Maldon, Essex in 1796 in favour of the renewal of the Maldon charter, he was said to have been a friend of Horne Tooke (Hist of Parl probably quoting Strutt Mss at Essex Record Office) and he was supported by his son George William 1774-1822 admitted Middle Temple 1792, but since his property was in dispute in chancery (Nat Arch c12/204/20 cockshutt v Stacpoole) he was objected to as unqualified by property, and stood down (Evening Mail 25.5.1796). William's brother George Hogan 1745-1812 was admitted Middle Temple 1766 and his nephew William d.1817 son of his brother Massy 1746-1813 was admitted Lincolns Inn 1790 and on 24.4.1794 married at St Mary Battersea Louisa, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Thomas Blackett-Wentworth. Other members of the family who were not lawyers were in the army and navy and the whole clan seems to have had a propensity to fight duels