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Earl of Chesterfield

The Earls of Chesterfield were an aristocratic family from Derbyshire, England. Their ancestral seat is Bretby Hall at Bretby, Derbyshire, and their family name is "Stanhope". Upon the death of the thirteenth Earl, the title became extinct, as no more male descendants of the first Earl were living.

Earls of Chesterfield (1616)

The thirteenth Earl inherited the title late in life and never used it formally. He instead continued to use his existing title Earl Stanhope.

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