Edwin Wilfrid Stanyforth, 1893

Edwin Wilfrid Stanyforth was born Edwin Wilfrid Greenwood in 1861. He was the son of John Greenwood and Louisa Elizabeth Barnardiston. His Grandmother was Sarah Staniforth, the daughter of Samuel Staniforth, Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

Edwin was born at Swarcliffe Hall in Birstwith, Harrogate, the hall that his father built.

In 1887, Edwins uncle Rev. Thomas Staniforth of Storrs Hall, Windermere passed away. In order to inherit his father's estate, he changed his name by Royal License to Edwin Wilfrid Stanyforth. He then assumed the arms and estates of his uncle.

Edwin was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Yorkshire Hussars in the 1890s, and went on to command the regiment during World War I.

Edwin purchased Kirk Hammerton Hall at the end of the 19th Century, and was well known in the village. He organized building work on the local church and village hall, and was known for his collection of old paintings and porcelain.

On March 12th, 1888 Edwin married Mary Evelyn Barnardiston in Rome Italy, a cousin through his mothers side of the family.

The couple had a son on the 30 May 1892, Ronald Thomas Stanyforth, notable for captaining the English Cricket team.

Edwin died in 1939 at his home at Kirk Hammerton Hall