STANLEY FAMILY

I. DERBY LINE

Thomas STANLEY

Born: ABT 1045, Hooton, Cheshire, England

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Joan STANLEY

Joan STANLEY

Born: ABT 1071, Hooton, Cheshire, England

Father: Thomas STANLEY
Mother: ¿?

Married: William De ALDITHELEY (b. 1082, Hooton, Cheshire)

Children:

1. William STANLEY of Stoneley

William STANLEY of Stoneley

Born: 1124, Hooton, Cheshire, England

Father: William De ALDITHELEY
Mother: Joan STANLEY
Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William De STANLEY

William De STANLEY

Born: 1166, Hooton, Cheshire, England

Father: William STANLEY of Stoneley

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Adam De STANLEY

Adam De STANLEY

Born: ABT 1125, Leek, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1200

Notes: Adam de Stanley was born circa 1125, and he possibly was the brother (or brother in law) of Lydulph de Aldithley, who was born circa 1115. They were both thanes (the early equivalent to knights) and they held the freehold tenancies of their respective estates in Staffordshire from the Norman De Verdun family by socage, i.e. military service, which required them to defend their Overlord and his possessions. Lydulph held Aldithley and Balterley, whereas Adam held Talk on the Hill. It is unlikely that either held a surname during their actual lifetime. Surnames were introduced into England by the Normans, but they were still rare at the time of the Great Survey in 1086, when only the more important barons used them. These surnames were generally derived from their Normandy estates. The minor barons and knightly families began adopting surnames during the 12th century and these were generally derived from their new English estates.

Father: William De STANLEY
Mother: ¿?
Married: ¿? 1160
Children:
1. William De STANLEY
2. Adam De STANLEY
3. Thomas De STANLEY
4. Richard De STANLEY

William De STANLEY

Born: ABT 1170, Hootton, Cheshire, England
Died: 1236
Father: Adam De STANLEY
Mother: ¿?
Married: ¿?
Children:
1. Walter De STANLEY
2. John De STANLEY

Walter De STANLEY

Born: 1215 / ABT 1220, Hooten, England

Died: 1285

Notes: Succeeded to his fathers estates. He first appeared in official records in 1256. In 1270 he is shown as the tenant of the Manor of Stanleigh, paying a rent of 12 pence per year to the Audleys.

Father: William De STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William De STANLEY

2. Benedict De STANLEY


William De STANLEY

Born: BET 1250 / 1265

Died: ABT 1311 /1324

Notes: The marriage of William to Joan has become one of Cheshire's legends. The story relates that Sir Phillip and his wife Lettice, were being entertained at a banquet given at Stourton in Cheshire. A marriage had been arranged for Joan (who was her father's heir) with the son of his wife (who was Joan's stepmother). She had no liking for that marriage, and while the festivities were at their height, she slipped out of the Hall to where William De Stanley was waiting with saddled horses. Together they galloped to Astbury where they were wed in the Church by William's uncle, John De Stanley, William saying: "Joan, I plight thee my troth to take and hold thee as my lawful wife until my life's end", and she replying, "I, Joan, take thee William, as my lawful husband". In 1284, on the death of his wife's father, William De Stanley acquired the hereditary office of Master Forester of Wirral together with the Manor of Stourton and the bailiwick of Wirral. In 1306 and 1307, he is mentioned as Hereditary Forester of Wirral. In the year 1316, by grant of Edward II, he assumed the Armorial Bearings, viz. 'Arg, on a bend asure, three Stags Head, cabossed, Or', in place of those previously borne by his ancestors. These arms are carried by his descendants to this day.

Father: Walter De STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Joan De BAUMVILLE (b. ABT 1261 - d. ABT 1326)

Children:

1. Sarah De STANLEY

2. John De STANLEY

3. Adam De STANLEY

4. Thomas De STANLEY


Sarah De STANLEY

Born: ABT 1285, Wirral Forest, Cheshire, Enfland

Father: William De STANLEY

Mother: Joan De BAUMVILE

Married: Richard (Roger) HAWKSET ABT 1305, Wirral Forest, Cheshire, England


Adam De STANLEY

Died: 1349

Father: William De STANLEY

Mother: Joan De BAUMVILE

Married: ¿?


Thomas DE STANLEY

Born: Stourton, Wirral, Cheshire, England

Died: 1346, Slain during the French Wars

Father: William De STANLEY

Mother: Joan De BAUMVILE


John De STANLEY

Born: ABT 1292
Father: William De STANLEY
Mother: Joan De BAUMVILLE
Married: Mabel HAWKSET (b. ABT 1290) ABT 1311
Children:
1. William De STANLEY (Sir)

William De STANLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1319, Storeton, Cheshire, England

Died: ABT 1398

Father: John De STANLEY

Mother: Mabel HAWKSKET

Married: Alice MASSEY (b. ABT 1329) ABT 1357, Timperley, Cheshire, England

Children:

1. John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)

2. Maud De STANLEY (b. ABT 1358)

3. William De STANLEY

4. Henry De STANLEY (b. ABT 1364)

5. Alice De STANLEY

6. Ellen De STANLEY


John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)

Born: ABT 1350 /BET 1357/62

Died: 6 Jan 1413/14, Ardee, Ireland

Buried: Jan 1413, Burscough Priory

Notes: AFT the dissulution in 1536 his remains, together with his wife's were removed to the Derby Chapel at Ormskirk.

Father: William De STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Alice MASSEY

Married 1: Jane LASCELLES ABT 1360

Children:

1. Robert De STANLEY

Married 2: Isabel LATHOM (b. ABT 1364 - d. 26 Oct 1414) Oct 1385

Children:

2. John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)

3. Isabel STANLEY

4. Thomas STANLEY

5. Margaret STANLEY

6. Henry STANLEY

7. Ralph STANLEY


Margaret STANLEY

Father: John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)

Mother: Isabel LATHOM

Married: Adam IRELAND


John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)

Born: ABT 1386, probably Lathom, Lancashire, England

Died: 27 Nov 1437, Anslesey, Wales

Notes: Knight of the Garter. Constable of Carnarvon, Justice of Chester. Steward of Macclesfield; Lord of Man. The house of Stanley came into possession of the Island in 1406, and as it appears to us essential to give a summary account of this little kingdom from the period of their accession, we shall proceed to do so in as concise a manner as the subject demands. In the year 1493, the Earl of Salisbury, then King of the Island, sold it, with his crown and title of King, to Sir William Le Scrope. rfhe deed of sale runs thus :— "Sir William Le Scroop bought of William Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, the Isle of Man, with the title of King, and the right of being crowned with a golden crown" Sir Wm. Le Scrope, afterwards Earl of Wiltshire, was found guilty of high treason and beheaded, when Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, was granted the Island by King Henry IV, and he also having been attainted, was deprived of it by act of Parliament, and the Island was ordered to be seized for the King’s use; but seven years afterwards it was granted by the King to Sir John Stanley, his heirs and successors, under the title of King.

Father: John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)

Mother: Isabel LATHOM

Married: Elizabeth HARRINGTON ABT 1408

Children:

1. Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)

2. Isabel STANLEY

3. Richard STANLEY (Archdeacon of Chester) (b. ABT 1412 - d. ABT 1467)

4. Edward STANLEY (Archdeacon of Chester) (b. ABT 1414 - d. ABT 1485)

5. Alice STANLEY

6. Edward STANLEY

7. William STANLEY

8. John (James) STANLEY (Archdeacon of Chester)

9. Nicholas STANLEY


Isabel STANLEY

Born: ABT 1410, Cheshire, England

Died: ABT 1431

Father: John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)

Mother: Elizabeth HARRINGTON

Married: John WARREN (b. ABT 1408) 10 Mar 1421/22, Knowlesley, Lancashire, England

Children:

1. Lawrence WARREN (Sir) (b. BET 1425/35 - d. BEF 1474)


Alice STANLEY

Born: ABT 1416

Died: 26 Nov 1477, Dutton, Cheshire, England

Father: John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)

Mother: Elizabeth HARRINGTON

Married 1: John WALTON

Married 2: John DUTTON (son of Piers Dutton and Elizabeth Butler) ABT 1440, Knowlesley, Lancashire, England


Nicholas STANLEY

Born: ABT 1420, Cheshire, England

Notes: son and heir; he had by his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas Asthwaite of Asthwaite, the manor of Awsthwaite, now called Dalegarth.

Father: John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)

Mother: Elizabeth HARRINGTON

Married: Constance ASTHWAITE

Children:

1. Thomas STANLEY of Asthwaite (Esq.)


Thomas STANLEY of Asthwaite (Esq.)

Notes: son and heir; he lived in the 10th of Henry VI.

Father: Nicholas STANLEY

Mother: Constance ASTHWAITE

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John STANLEY


John STANLEY

Notes: gentleman, second son of Hall Thwaite, the county of Cumberland.

Father: Thomas STANLEY of Asthwaite (Esq.)

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William STANLEY


William STANLEY

Notes: gentleman, third son.

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Nicholas STANLEY


Nicholas STANLEY

Notes: son and heir of Asthwaite, he lived in the 38th of Henry VI.

Father: William STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas STANLEY of Hall Thwaite


Thomas STANLEY of Hall Thwaite

Father: Nicholas STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)


Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)

Father: Thomas STANLEY of Hall Thwaite

Mother: ¿?

Married: Anne HUDDLESTON (dau. of Sir Richard Huddleston)

Children:

1. John STANLEY


John STANLEY

Father: Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)

Mother: Anne HUDDLESTON

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. William STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)


William STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Alice DUCKET (dau. of Sir Robert Ducket, Knt.)

Children:

1. William STANLEY


William STANLEY

Father: William STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)

Mother: Alice DUCKET

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)


Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)

Father: William STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret FLEMING (dau. of John Fleming of Rydal, Esq.)

Children:

1. Roger STANLEY

2. Son STANLEY

3. Thomas STANLEY


Thomas STANLEY

Born: 1512, Standon, Hertfordshire, England

Died: 15 Dec 1571

Notes: third son. A goldsmith, Stanley was appointed as one of the Assay Masters of the Mint in Mar 1545, following a restructuring and expansion of the Royal Mint under Henry VIII associated with a major effort to prop up the economy by debasing the currency. The policy of debasement was continued by Lord Protector Somerset early in the reign of Henry's son, Edward VI, but after Somerset's fall the Earl of Warwick implemented a plan to reform the currency in an attempt to control rampant inflation. Stanley was one of a consortium of Mint officials appointed in 1551 to advise the government on new standards for the coinage. Another general restructuring of the Mint in the spring of 1552 resulted in the appointment of Thomas Egerton as Under-Treasurer and Stanley's promotion to Comptroller. Egerton was dismissed from office by Mary I's government in 1555, and from that time until 1571 control of the Tower Mint was essentially in the hands of Thomas Stanley. On the accession of Elizabeth he was confirmed as Comptroller of the Mint (Aug 1559) and he was formally appointed Under-Treasurer of the Mint on 14 Jul 1561, an office he held until his death. As head officer of the Tower Mint, Stanley supervised the great Elizabethan recoinage which was planned from the beginning of the reign and was carried out between Dec 1560 and Oct 1561.

Disputes between Stanley and his fellow officers, Comptroller John Bull and assay-master William Humfrey, broke out in a series of accusations and cross-accusations over the next few years that escalated to a 1565 attempt by the two men to discredit Stanley by stealing money under his control. The plot was discovered and Bull confessed, but questions about Stanley's management of the Mint continued. His inability to properly account for his funds during the reign of Queen Mary lead to confiscation of his properties on 2 Oct 1571, and he died two months later, on 15 Dec 1571.

Medal of Thomas Stanley

by Steven van Herwijck

Father: Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)

Mother: Margaret FLEMING

Married: Joyce AINGLEY BARRET (b. ABT 1520 - d. 15 Sep 1580) (dau. of John Barrett of Aveley and Phillippa Bardfelde) (w. of Sir James Wilford) ABT 1550, Aveley, Orsett, Essex, England

Children:

1. Mary STANLEY


Mary STANLEY

Born: ABT 1550

Died: 23 Mar 1593/4

Notes: some sources says her mother was Margaret Fleming.

Father: Thomas STANLEY

Mother: Joyce AINGLEY BARRET

Married: Edward HERBERT (Sir)

Children:

1. William HERBERT (1° B. Powis)

2. George HERBERT

3. Edward HERBERT

4. Elizabeth HERBERT

5. Anne HERBERT

6. Joyce HERBERT

7. Catherine HERBERT

8. Frances HERBERT

9. Jane HERBERT

10. Maria HERBERT

11. Winifred HERBERT

12. Eleanor HERBERT


Roger STANLEY

Father: Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)

Mother: Margaret FLEMING

Married: ¿?

Children:

1. John STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)


John STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)

Father: Roger STANLEY

Mother: ¿?

Married: Margaret SENHOUSE (dau. of Thomas Senhouse, Esq.)

Children:

1. Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)


Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)

Father: John STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)

Mother: Margaret SENHOUSE

Married: Isabel LEAKE (dau. of John Leak of Edmonton)

Children:

1. Edward STANLEY


Edward STANLEY

Notes: his wife was one of the two daughters, and coheirs of Thomas Briggs of Cowmire, in the county of Westmoreland, Esq.

Father: Thomas STANLEY of Dalegarth ( Esq.)

Mother: Isabel LEAKE

Married: Anne BRIGGS (dau. of Thomas Briggs of Cowmire, Esq.)

Children:

1. John STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)


John STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.)

Father: Edward STANLEY

Mother: Anne BRIGGS

Married: Mercy STANLEY (chr. 1 Oct 1609, Bignor, Sussex, England) (dau. of Thomas Stanley of Lee, Esq.) 1 Apr 1630, St. Peter The Great, Chichester, Sussex, England

Children:

1. Edward STANLEY of Dalegarth (Esq.) (m. Isabel Curwen)


Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)

Born: BEF 1405/6, probably Knowlesley, Lancashire, England

Died: 11/20 Feb 1458/59, Knowlesley, Lancashire, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter. Succeeded his father in Mann and his other estates in 1432. He had been knighted some years before his father's death. In the same year he was appointed Lieutenant of Ireland for six years, and shortly afterwards Comptroller of the King's Household. During the first year of his rule in Ireland he called together a Parliament for the redress of grievances; but, being called to England by the King's command soon afterwards, that kingdom fell into great disorder, and he was obliged to return to it in 1435, when he successfully repressed a serious revolt. In 1441 he was appointed one of the Lieutenant justices of Chester, at a salary of £40 per annum. He was one of the Commissioners who treated with the Scotch for a truce in 1448, and, when it was concluded, he became one of its conservators. He also served on a commission for the custody and defence of the town and castle of Calais from 1450 to 1455. During the year 1451 he held the office of sole Judge of Chester, and in 1452 he was commissioned to treat for a new truce with Scotland. In 1456 he was summoned to the House of Peers as Baron Stanley, being made Lord Chamberlain of the King's Household, and, in the following year, one of the Council of Edward, Prince of Wales. He was again appointed one of the Ambassadors to treat with the Scotch in 1460, "but, dying the latter end of the year, the nation was deprived of this very great and valuable person, and the King of one of his best subjects... He was brave in the field, wise in the Senate, just to his Prince, an honour to his country, and an ornament to his family". He married Joan, daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Goushill, by whom he had issue three sons, Thomas, William, and John; and three daughters.

Father: John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)

Mother: Elizabeth HARRINGTON

Married: Joan GOUSHILL (b. ABT 1401 - d. AFT 1460) (dau. of Sir Robert Goushill of Haveringham and Elizabeth Fitzalan)

Children:

1. Thomas STANLEY (1° E. Derby)

2. John STANLEY (Sir)

3. Catherine STANLEY

4. Margaret STANLEY (B. Grey of Codnor)

5. William STANLEY (Sir)

6. Elizabeth STANLEY

7. Edward STANLEY (Sir)

Catherine STANLEY

Born: ABT 1430, Stanley, Derbyshire, England

Died: ABT 1498, Clifton, Cheshire, England

Father: Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)

Mother: Joan GOUSHILL

Married: John SAVAGE (Sir Knight) BEF 1447, Clinton, Cheshire, England

Children:

1. Eleanor SAVAGE

2. John SAVAGE (Sir Knight)

3. Margaret SAVAGE

4. Christopher SAVAGE (Sir)

5. Edward SAVAGE

6. Thomas SAVAGE (Archbishop of York)

7. Humphrey SAVAGE (Sir)

8. William SAVAGE

9. George SAVAGE

10. Richard SAVAGE

11. Catherine SAVAGE

12. Alice SAVAGE

13. Elizabeth SAVAGE


Margaret STANLEY (B. Grey of Codnor)

Born: ABT 1436, Lathom, Lancashire, England

Died: ABT 1481

Father: Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)

Mother: Joan GOUSHILL

Married 1: William TROUTBECK of Dunham (Sir Knight) 23 Jan 1457, Mobberly Cheshire, England  

Children:

1. Adam TROUTBECK (Esq.)

2. Robert TROUTBECK of Dunham

3. Elizabeth TROUTBECK

4. Joan (Jane) TROUTBECK

5. Dau. TROUTBECK

Married 2: John BUTLER of Warrington (Sir Knight) AFT 23 Jan 1459/60, Bewsey, Lancashire, England

Children:

6. Thomas BUTLER of Warrington (Sir Knight)

7. Dorothy BUTLER

Married 3: Henry GREY (7° B. Grey of Codnor) AFT 26 Feb 1462/63

Children:

8. Anne GREY


William STANLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1436, Holt, Denbighshire, England

Died: 16 Feb 1494/5, executed

Notes: Knight of the Garter. The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.206,note c. Second son, Sir William supported the house of York in the Battle of Blore Heath in 1459. In 1461, Edward IV made Sir William Stanley the Chamberlain of Chester and Sheriff of Flintshire. He fought for the Yorkists at Hexham in 1466 and was given the Lordship and Castle of Skipton in Yorkshire which he subsequently exchanged for Chirk. He obtained additional land following the battle of Towton. After the battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 he took the news to Queen Margaret of her son's death and then took her to Coventry.

Edward IV's successor, Richard III, courted Sir William's support by various grants of manors and by appointing him Chief Justice for North Wales and Chief Commissioner for Shropshire. Sir William was suspicious of Richard because of the disappearance of the two princes and changed his allegiance to Henry Tudor. At the Battle of Bosworth Field, Stanley rescued Henry at a critical moment in the battle, struck down the King and is said to have found his crown in a thorn bush. He handed the crown to his elder brother Thomas who put it on the head of Henry Tudor. Henry VII appointed Sir William Stanley the Lord Chamberlain and Knight of the Garter and granted him additional lands that made him the richest commoner in England. Sir William's wealth and power inevitably attracted enemies and he was disappointed that his services had not led to a peerage. In 1489 he became Constable of Caernarvon and Beaumaris, and in 1490 Henry VII gave him the Lordships of Bromfield, Chirk and the castles of Dinas Bran, Holt and Chirk in confirmation ofearlier grants of the latter two by Richard III.

Sir William as Lord Chancellor was arbitrator in the dispute between Sir John Stanley of Elford and his half-brother Sir Humphrey, mentioned above. He then bought the manors of Aldford and Nether Alderley in Cheshire from Sir John. Sir William was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1494, on suspicion of being involved in the rebellion of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be the younger of the "princes in the tower" and therefore heir to Edward IV. At that time it was not known that the sons of Edward IV had both been murdered. Although Sir William had helped put Henry VII on the throne he was known to have been a strong supporter of Edward IV. He was quoted as saying that if Perkin Warbeck was the son of Edward IV he would not fight against him. This, and his unwillingness to confirm or deny his guilt, was sufficient to see him executed at the Tower on 16 Feb 1495.

Father: Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)

Mother: Joan GOUSHILL

Married 1: Joan BEAUMONT (dau. of Sir John de Beaumont, 1º V. Beaumont and Elizabeth Phelip) 1465

Married 2: Elizabeth HOPTON (C. Worcester) (dau. of Thomas Hopton and Eleanor Lucy) (w.1 of Roger Corbet - w.2 of John Tiptoft, E. Worcester) 1471, Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England

Children:

1. Jane STANLEY

2. William STANLEY (b. 1470 - d. 1498)

Married 3: Joyce CHARLTON


Jane STANLEY

Born: ABT 1463, Holt, Denbighshire

Father: William STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth HOPTON (C. Worcester)

Married: John WARBURTON (b. 1459) (son of Sir Piers Warburton and Ellen Savage)

Children:

1. Blanche WARBURTON

2. Piers WARBURTON

3. Margaret WARBURTON

4. Ellen WARBURTON


Elizabeth STANLEY

Born: ABT 1423

Father: Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)

Mother: Joan GOUSHILL

Married 1: Richard MOLYNEUX (b. ABT 1422 - d. 23 Sep 1459)

Married 2: Thomas Le STRANGE (Sir)


Thomas STANLEY (1° E. Derby)

Born: ABT 1435

Acceded: 27 Oct 1485

Died: 29 Jul 1504, Lathom, Lancashire, England

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.IV,pp.205-207.

Father: Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)

Mother: Joan GOUSHILL

Married: Eleanor NEVILLE AFT 10 May 1457

Children:

1. George STANLEY (B. Strange of Knockin)

2. John STANLEY (b. ABT 1460)

3. Thomas STANLEY (b. ABT 1462)

4. William STANLEY (b. ABT 1462)

5. Edward STANLEY (1° B. Mounteagle)

6. Richard STANLEY (b. ABT 1464)

7. Jane STANLEY (b. ABT 1465)

8. Catherine STANLEY (b. ABT 1467)

9. Anne STANLEY (b. ABT 1469)

10. James STANLEY (Bishop of Ely)

11. Margaret STANLEY

12. Alice STANLEY (b. ABT 1475)

13. Agnes STANLEY (b. ABT 1477)

Married: Margaret BEAUFORT (C. Richmond/ C. Derby) BEF Nov 1482


Margaret STANLEY

Born: ABT 1473

Father: Thomas STANLEY (1° E. Derby)

Mother: Eleanor NEVILLE

¿Married: Peter GERARD 21 Aug 1481

Children:

1. Thomas GERARD (b. ABT 1488)?


James STANLEY (Bishop of Ely)

Born: ABT 1471

Died: 22 Mar 1514/5, Manchester

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas STANLEY (1° E. Derby)

Mother: Eleanor NEVILLE

Associated with: Margaret ? (m.2 Sir Urian Brereton)

Children:

1. John STANLEY of Honford (Sir)


George STANLEY (B. Strange of Knockin)

Born: ABT 1460

Died: 5 Dec 1497 / 4 Dec 1503, Derby House, St. Paul's Wharf, London, England

Notes: Knight of the Garter.

Father: Thomas STANLEY (1° E. Derby)

Mother: Eleanor NEVILLE

Married: Joan STRANGE (10° B. Strange of Knockin) BEF 26 Feb 1481/82

Children:

1. John STANLEY

2. Thomas STANLEY (2° Earl of Derby)

3. James STANLEY of Crosshall (Esq. Marshall of Ireland)

4. Mary STANLEY

5. Jane STANLEY

6. Elizabeth STANLEY

7. Eleanor STANLEY


Jane STANLEY

Born: ABT 1483

Father: George STANLEY (B. Strange of Knockin)

Mother: Joan STRANGE (10° B. Strange of Knockin)

Married: Robert SHEFFIELD (Sir)

Children:

1. Edmund SHEFFIELD (1° B. Sheffield of Butterwick)


Mary STANLEY

Born: BEF 1498, York, England

Father: George STANLEY (B. Strange of Knockin)

Mother: Joan STRANGE (10° B. Strange of Knockin)

Married: John De HARDY (Sir Lord Mayor of London) (b. BEF 1510 - d. ABT 1543/1546) (Wurts. Vol 1--11, pp. 68, 121,231;Vol.III, pp.389--395;Vol VIII, p.2859.) ABT 1525, England

Children:

1. Michael De HARDY (Sir) (b. ABT 1530 - d. 17 Jan 1617/18) (m. Alice (Allison) Shelton)

2. John De HARDY (d. ABT 1641)

3. William De HARDY


Elizabeth STANLEY

Born: ABT 1485, Lathom, Lancashire

Father: George STANLEY (B. Strange of Knockin)

Mother: Joan STRANGE (10° B. Strange of Knockin)

Married: Edward STANLEY

Thomas STANLEY (2° E. Derby)

Born: BEF 1484/5

Died: 23 May 1521, Colham Green, Middlesex, England

Buried: Syon Monastery, Middlesex, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: George STANLEY (B. Strange of Knockin)

Mother: Joan STRANGE (10° B. Strange of Knockin)

Married: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby) 1502/07, Leicestershire, England

Children:

1. Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

2. John STANLEY

3. Anne STANLEY

4. Margaret STANLEY (C. Sussex)

5. Henry STANLEY

6. James STANLEY (Sir)

7. George STANLEY

8. Thomas STANLEY


Henry STANLEY

Died: 29 Jun 1528

Notes: Buried at Hillingdon, where in the chancel under the south window there is a fine brass to his memory. This is the effigy of a man in armour with a chain round his neck, supporting a tall cross, with the Arms and Quartering of Stanley. The inscription now lost from the brass is recorded as follows: "Here lies Henry Stanley, esquire, son of Thomas, late Earl of Derby and Anne, Countess of Derby, brother to Edward, Earl of Derby, which Henry deceased 29th day of Jun AD 1528".

Father: Thomas STANLEY (2° E. Derby)

Mother: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby)


James STANLEY (Sir)

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.209.note c.

Father: Thomas STANLEY (2° E. Derby)

Mother: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby)



John STANLEY

Born: BEF 1503

Died: 1503

Buried: St. James, Garlickhithe, London

Father: Thomas STANLEY (2° E. Derby)

Mother: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby)


Anne STANLEY

Born: ABT 1504, Colham Green, Middlesex, England

Father: Thomas STANLEY (2° E. Derby)

Mother: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby)

Married: Robert CHARLTON ( b. ABT 1503) (son of William Charlton and Alice Horne) ABT 1520, Apley, Shropshire, England

Children:

1. Francis CHARLTON ( b. ABT 1521) (m. Cicely Fitton)

Margaret STANLEY (C. Sussex)

Born: ABT 1505

Died: AFT Jan 1533/34

Buried: St. Laurence Pountney, London, England

Father: Thomas STANLEY (2° E. Derby)

Mother: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby)

Married: Robert RADCLIFFE (1° E. Sussex) BEF 1 Sep 1532

Children:

1. Jane RADCLIFFE

2. Son RADCLIFFE

3. Anne RADCLIFFE


Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Born: 10 May 1508/9, Lathom House, Omskirk, Lancanshire, England

Acceded: 1521

Died: 24 Oct 1572, Lathom House, Omskirk, Lancanshire, England

Buried: 4 Dec 1572, Ormskirk, Lancanshire, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas STANLEY (2° E. Derby)

Mother: Anne HASTINGS (C. Derby)

Married 1: Catherine HOWARD (C. Derby) 1529

Married 2: Dorothy HOWARD (C. Derby) 21 Feb 1530

Children:

1. Henry STANLEY (4° E. Derby)

2. Maria STANLEY (B. Stafford)

3. Thomas STANLEY (Sir)

4. Jane STANLEY (B. Sutton of Dudley)

5. Anne STANLEY (B. Stourton of Stourton)

6. Catherine STANLEY

Married 3: ¿?

Children:

7. Elizabeth STANLEY (B. Morley)

8. Margaret STANLEY

9. Edward STANLEY (Sir) (d. 1609)

Married 4: Margaret BARLOW (C. Derby) (d. 19 Jan 1558 - bur. 24 Feb 1558, Ormskirk) (dau. of Ellis Barlow and Anne Redish) 1547, Lathom, Lancashire, England

Married 5: Mary COTTON (C. Derby / C. Kent) (d. 16 Nov 1580) (dau. of Sir George Cotton and Mary Onley) (m.2 Henry Grey, 6° E. Kent) BEF 1 Jan 1561/2


Maria STANLEY (B. Stafford)

Died: 3 Sep 1609

Buried: 4 Sep 1609, Thornbury, Gloucester

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: Dorothy HOWARD (C. Derby)

Married: Edward STAFFORD (3º B. Stafford) BEF 23 Nov 1566

Children:

1. Edward STAFFORD (d. 27 Jan 1568 - bur. 1 Feb 1568 St Mary's Church, Stafford)

2. Edward STAFFORD (4° B. Stafford)

3. Dorothy STAFFORD (b. ABT 1572)


Jane STANLEY (B. Sutton of Dudley)

Born: 1540, Lathom, Lancashire, England

Died: Sep 1569, Dudley, Staffordshire, England

Buried: 4 Sep 1569, St Edmund's, Dudley, Staffordshire, England

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.210,note e.

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: Dorothy HOWARD (C. Derby)

Married: Edward SUTTON (4° B. Sutton of Dudley) ABT 1566/1567

Children:

1. Edward SUTTON (5º B. Sutton of Dudley)

2. John SUTTON of Compton


Anne STANLEY (B. Stourton of Stourton)

Born: ABT 1542

Died: 22 Sep 1602

Buried: St. Colomb Major

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.210,note e. On 10 Feb 1549, she married Charles, 8th baron Stourton. She was probably the Lady Stourton at court in 1558/9, although she was a prominent recusant, as were all her children. Her second husband was Sir John Arundell of Lanherne. Although Lady Stourton lived a Chideock Castle in Dorset after her second husband’s death, she maintained contact with Catholics in London, including Father John Cornelius, who had been the Arundells’ family priest since 1583. In 1594, an informant’s report led to Cornelius’s arrest and that of all those who had harbored him. The men were executed, but Lady Stourton was only detained briefly and then released. In 1601, she was indicted at the Dorset assizes. She petitioned the Queen, and Elizabeth ordered the case against Lady Stourton dismissed. Two of her daughters, Dorothy and Gertrude Arundell, were co-founders of the English Benedictine convent in Brussels.

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: Dorothy HOWARD (C. Derby)

Married 1: Charles STOURTON (8° B. Stourton of Stourton) 10 Feb 1548/9, Derbyshire, England

Children:

1. John STOURTON (9º B. Stourton of Stourton)

2. Edward STOURTON (10º B. Stourton of Stourton)

3. Charles STOURTON

4. Mary STOURTON

5. Anne STOURTON

6. Catherine STOURTON

Married 2: John ARUNDELL of Lanherne

Children:

7.  John ARUNDELL


Catherine STANLEY

Born: ABT 1543

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: Dorothy HOWARD (C. Derby)

Married: Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir) 4 Mar 1565, settlement

Children:

1. Thomas KNYVETT of Buckenham (Sir)

2. Son KNYVETT


Elizabeth STANLEY (B. Morley)

Died: 1590

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.210,note e. She married Henry Parker, Baron Morley, before 1555. She was a lady of honor in 1558/9 and Queen Elizabeth visited her house in Allington Morley, Great Hallighbury, in 1561. But Lady Morley was also a recusant. In 1570, her husband left England in secret and went into exile. He wanted his wife and children to join him abroad, but the English government refused permission for them to leave. On Palm Sunday 1574, she and her son Edward were two of those taken into custody when fifty-three people were rounded up at illegal Catholic services in London. Twenty-three of them had been meeting in her house near Aldgate. In 1576, Lady Morley was reunited with her husband in Maestricht.

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: ¿?

Married: Henry PARKER (2° B. Morley) BEF 1555

Children:

1. Alice PARKER

2. Mary PARKER

3. Edward PARKER (3º B. Morley)

4. Anne PARKER


Margaret STANLEY

Born: ABT 1548

Died: AFT 1567

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: ¿?

Married 1: John JERMYN

Married 2: Nicholas POYNTZ (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Edward POYNTZ (d. AFT 1618)

2. Anne POYNTZ

3. Hugh POYNTZ

4. Robert POYNTZ


Thomas STANLEY (Sir)

Died: 1576

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: Dorothy HOWARD (C. Derby)

Married: Margaret VERNON

Children:

1. Edward STANLEY (Sir)


Edward STANLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1563

Died: 1632

Notes: of Tong Castle. The Vernons held Stackpole until the death of Sir George Vernon in 1565. He too left two daughters, one of whom, Margaret, married Thomas Stanley, second son of Edward, Earl of Derby. After Thomas' death in 1576, Stackpole was divided between their son Edward and the widowed Margaret, who took a second husband, William Mather. It is doubtful whether Edward, whose main residence was Tong Castle in Shropshire, ever resided at Stackpole for any considerable period of time. In 1597 he demised his lands in Stackpole to William Ingleby, and there is every possibility that he was leasing them out before then. A family arrangement was made whereby Edward was to inherit half of the joint property of William and Margaret Mather upon his mother's death, and the other half after the death of his step-father, which occurred on 30 Nov 1607. As an outlying property situated far from his other estates Stackpole was of little interest to him, so a year later he disposed of it to Roger Lort, who had for some time been both an agent and a tenant of his mother in the Stackpole district.

Father: Thomas STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret VERNON

Married: Lucy PERCY 

Children:

1. Venetia Anastasia STANLEY

2. Frances STANLEY

3. Petronella STANLEY


Venetia Anastasia STANLEY

Father: Edward STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Lucy PERCY

Married: Kenelm DIGBY 

Children:

1. Kenelm DIGBY (b. 1621)

2. John DIGBY (b. ABT 1623)

3. George DIGBY (b. 1626)

4. Edward DIGBY (b. 1628)


Frances STANLEY

Father: Edward STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Lucy PERCY

Married: John FORTESCUE of Salden (Bt)

Children:

1. Edward FORTESCUE


Henry STANLEY (4° E. Derby)

Born: ABT Sep 1531

Christened: 4 Oct 1531

Acceded: 1572

Died: 25 Sep 1593, Lathon

Buried: 4 Dec 1593, Ormskirk

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Edward STANLEY (3° E. Derby)

Mother: Dorothy HOWARD (C. Derby)

Married: Margaret CLIFFORD (C. Derby) 7 Feb 1554/55, Royal Chapel, Whitehall, London

Children:

1. Edward STANLEY

2. Ferdinando STANLEY (5º E. Derby)

3. William STANLEY (6° E. Derby)

4. Francis STANLEY

Associated with: Jane HALSALL

5. Ursula STANLEY

6. Dorothy STANLEY

7. Son STANLEY

8. Son STANLEY


Ursula STANLEY

Born: ABT 1568

Died: 1636

Notes: her husband was through his mother, Catherine Tudor of Berain, a great-grandson of Sir Roland de Velleville, bastard son of King Henry VII, by a young Breton woman (possible a Mlle de Velleville?). Salusbury was Knight of Llewenni, Denbighshire, and Esquire of the Body to Queen Elizabeth I. Sir John Salusbury  and his wife Ursula Stanley, are said to have been friends and patrons of the young William Shakespeare. Her happy marriage was the subject of a book of poems, “The Phoenix and the Turtle”, commissioned by her husband in 1601. Contributors included Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare. One story, without much foundation, has the Earl of Derby hiring Shakespeare as a tutor for his two illegitimate daughters, Ursula and her sister Dorothy. Although he was at one time a wealthy man, Salusbury died deeply in debt. (Thanks to Dale Caragata for this information!)

Father: Henry STANLEY (4° E. Derby)

Mother: Jane HALSALL

Married: John SALUSBURY (Sir) (d. 24 Jul 1612) (son of John Salusbury and Catherine Tudor of Berain) ABT 1586, Swansea, Wales

Children:

1. John SALUSBURY

2. Henry SALUSBURY (1° Bt.)(d. 1632)

3. Arabella SALUSBURY


Edward STANLEY

Died: young

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.212,note a.

Father: Henry STANLEY (4° E. Derby)

Mother: Margaret CLIFFORD (C. Derby)


Francis STANLEY

Born: ABT 1562

Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.IV,p.212,note b.

Father: Henry STANLEY (4° E. Derby)

Mother: Margaret CLIFFORD (C. Derby)


Ferninando STANLEY (5° E. Derby)

Born: ABT 1559, London, England

Died: 16 Apr 1594, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

Buried: Ormskirk

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry STANLEY (4° E. Derby)

Mother: Margaret CLIFFORD (C. Derby)

Married: Alice SPENCER (C. Derby) BEF 1580

Children:

1. Elizabeth STANLEY (C. Huntingdon)

2. Anne STANLEY (B. Chandos of Sudeley / C. Castleheaven)

3. Frances STANLEY


Elizabeth STANLEY (C. Huntingdon)

Christened: 6 Jan 1588, Knowsley

Died: 20 Jan 1633, London

Notes: patron of the arts, she was also a writer herself, and a series of devotions is still extant. She married Henry Hastings, later Earl of Huntingdon.

Father: Ferdinando STANLEY (5º E. Derby)

Mother: Alice SPENCER (C. Derby)

Married: Henry HASTINGS (5° E. Huntingdon) 15 Jan 1601, Stonely, Stafford

Children:

1. Ferdinando HASTINGS (6° E. Huntingdon) (b. 18 Jan 1608 - d. 1655) (m. Lucy Davies)

2. Alice HASTINGS (d. 1667) (m. Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton Hall)

3. Elizabeth HASTINGS (m. Sir Hugh Calveley of Lea)

4. Henry HASTINGS (1º B. Hastings of Loughborough) (b. 1610 – d. 1666)

5. Mary HASTINGS (b. 1612 – d. 1660) (m. Sir John Gerrard)

Elizabeth Stanley (C. Huntingdon)

Miniature by Nicholas Hilliard

c. 1601-10


Anne STANLEY (B. Chandos of Sudeley / C. Castleheaven)

Born: 1580

Buried: 11 Oct 1647, Harefield

Notes: her second husband, Mervyn Touchet, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven, created a scandal by inducing one Giles Brodway to rape Anne while he held her hands and one foot. Castlehaven was tried for rape and sodomy and executed. Even though Anne’s participation in a criminal act had been unwilling, she required to be pardoned for it.

Father: Ferdinando STANLEY (5º E. Derby)

Mother: Alice SPENCER (C. Derby)

Married 1: Grey BRYDGES (5° B. Chandos of Sudeley) 28 Feb 1608

Children:

1. Elizabeth BRYDGES (C. Castleheaven)

2. George BRYDGES (6° B. Chandos of Sudeley)

3. William BRYDGES (7° B. Chandos of Sudeley)

4. Robert BRYDGES

Married 2: Mervyn TOUCHET (2° E. Castleheaven) 22 Jul 1624, Harefield, Middlesex


Frances STANLEY

Born: May 1583

Died: 11 Mar 1636

Buried: Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

Notes: married her stepbrother, John Egerton. In 1617, Egerton was created Earl of Bridgewater. They had fifteen children, eleven daughters and four sons, many of whom died in childhood. Like her mother and sisters, Frances was a patron of the arts. She was also a book collector.

Father: Ferdinando STANLEY (5º E. Derby)

Mother: Alice SPENCER (C. Derby)

Married: John EGERTON (1° E. Bridgewater) (b. 1579 - d. 4 Dec 1649) (son of Thomas Egerton, 1° V. Brackley) ABT 1601

Children:

1. Frances EGERTON (b. 1603 - d. 1664)

2. Arabella EGERTON (d. 1669)

3. Elizabeth EGERTON (d. 1688)

4. Mary EGERTON (d. 1659)

5. Penelope EGERTON

6. Catherine EGERTON

7. Magdalen EGERTON

8. Alice EGERTON (d. 1689)

9. John EGERTON (b. 1623 - d. 26 Oct 1696)


William STANLEY (6° E. Derby)

Born: ABT 1561, Westminster

Died: 29 Sep 1642

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Henry STANLEY (4° E. Derby)

Mother: Margaret CLIFFORD (C. Derby)

Married: Elizabeth De VERE (C. Derby) 26 Jun 1594, Court at Greenwich

Children:

1. James STANLEY (7° E. Derby)

2. Elizabeth STANLEY (d. young)

3. Robert STANLEY

4. Anne STANLEY

5. Elizabeth STANLEY (d. young)


Robert STANLEY

Born: ABT 1600, Hackney, Middlesex

Died: 1632

Notes: Knight of the Bath.

Father: William STANLEY (6° E. Derby)

Mother: Elizabeth De VERE (C. Derby)

Married 1: Dau. WITHERINGTON (dau. of Lord Witherington)

Children:

1. Son STANLEY

Married 2: Elizabeth GORGES (C. Lincoln)

Children:

1. Charles STANLEY (b. 1633)


Anne STANLEY

Born: ABT 1600, Hackney, Middlesex

Buried: 15 Feb 1657, Westminster Abbey

Father: William STANLEY (6° E. Derby)

Mother: Elizabeth De VERE (C. Derby)

Married 1: Henry PORTMAN of Orchard (Sir) 20 Jul 1615, St. Margaret's, Westminster

Married 2: Robert CARR (E. Ancram) 6 Nov 1621


James STANLEY (7° E. Derby)

Born: 31 Jan 1606/7, Knowsley, Lancaster

Died: 15 Oct 1651, Bolton, Lancaster

Notes: Member of Parliament. Beheaded.

Father: William STANLEY (6° E. Derby)

Mother: Elizabeth De VERE (C. Derby)

Married: Charlotte De La TREMOUILLE 26 Jun 1626, 's-Gravenhage, The Netherlands

Children:

1. Charles STANLEY (8° E. Derby) (b. 1628 - d. 1672)

2. Anna Sophia STANLEY (M. Atholl) (d. 1703)


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