Rookes Crompton Stansfield, William, Sir
|Sir William Rookes Crompton Stansfield
William was born in 1790, the son of Joshua Crompton and Anna Maria Rookes.
He was educated at Harrow where he became Head Boy and then Cambridge
This was followed by a fleeting career as a politician and MP for
In 1824 he married Emma Markham, the couple had no children.
He was most unhappy about the intrusion of the Leeds to Bradford
railway as it crossed the Esholt estate in 1846 and again in 1860 when it the
Otley/Ilkley line was proposed, the case was taken to Parliament but the
decision was not in William's favour, the Midland Railway Company proceeded to
build the line.
Frustrated by the noise and disturbance he purchased the Frimley
Park estate in Surrey and went to live there.
He died at Frimley Park in 1871, a nephew Major General William Henry
Crompton Stansfield inherited the Esholt estate.
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