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Lord Stanley Ashford, 2nd Earl Ashford was a 19th-century British peer. He was the son of Lady Veronica Ashford, 1st Countess Ashford, and was the father of Lords Thomas and Arthur, the 3rd and 4th Earls, respectively.
Upon his mother's death, Stanley was presented with a teacup by his butler, founding a tradition began in his mother's time when she was herself presented with a golden teacup. Stanley had two sons, Thomas and Arthur, the latter of whom inherited the Earldom upon his death.
Family tree of the Ashford dynasty