Hon. Arthur Stanhope M.P. was born 1627 in Shelford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom to Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield (1584-1656) and Catherine Hastings (-1636) and died 26 March 1694 of unspecified causes. He married Anne Salusbury (1638-1687) 1650 .

Arthur Stanhope (1627 – 26 March 1694) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1660 and 1679.


Stanhope was born at Shelford, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, the son of Philip Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield and his wife Catherine Hastings, daughter of Francis Hastings, Lord Hastings and was baptised on 10 April 1627. He entered Gray's Inn in 1642. Three older brothers were killed on the Royalist side in the English Civil War but he tended to support the parliamentary party. He lived at Shelford Manor which was badly damaged in 1660 when the disintegrating Commonwealth army attacked Nottingham.[1]

In 1660, with his uncle and friend Colonel John Hutchinson, Stanhope was elected Member of Parliament for Nottingham in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Nottingham in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament.[1]

Stanhope died at the age of about 66 and was buried at Shelford.[1]


Stanhope married Anne Salusbury, daughter of Sir Henry Salusbury, 1st Baronet, the first of the Salusbury Baronets of Lleweni (1619) with whom he had four children.[2]


Offspring of Hon. Arthur Stanhope M.P. and Anne Salusbury (1638-1687)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Philip Stanhope (1653-1670)
Henry Stanhope (1654-1665)
Charles Stanhope (1655-1712) 1655 6 March 1712 Frances Topp (1674-1722)
Catherine Stanhope (1657-1705)


  1. ^ a b c History of Parliament Online - Stanhope, Arthur
  2. ^ Collin's Peerage of England by Sir Egerton Brydges, K.J.: in nine volumes: VOL. III 1812: Earl of Chesterfield p. 432

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