STANLEY FAMILY

III. BROMWICH LINE

Thomas STANLEY

Born: ABT 1392, probably Elford, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1463

Buried: St. Peter's Church, Elford, England

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

Mother: Isabel LATHOM

Married 1: Matilda De ARDERNE (dau. of John De Arderne and Margaret Pilkington) 1413

1. John STANLEY (Sir)

2. Anne STANLEY

Married 2: Elizabeth (WALLER) De BAR (b. ABT 1400) AFT 1423

Children:

3. George STANLEY (Bishop)

4. Elizabeth STANLEY


Anne STANLEY

Born: ABT 1420, Elford, Staffordshire, England

Died: 31 Jan 1487

Father: Thomas STANLEY

Mother: Matilda De ARDERNE

Married: John GRESLEY (Sir) (b. 31 Jan 1418 - d. 31 Jan 1486) (son of John Gresley and Elizabeth (Margaret) Clarell) (m.2 Emma Hastings) 1453, Colton, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Thomas GRESLEY (m. Anne Ferrers)

2. Dau. GRESLEY (m. Simon Montford)

3. Alice GRESLEY (m. John Egerton)

4. Thomasine GRESLEY (m. Thomas Darrell)


Elizabeth STANLEY

Father: Thomas STANLEY

Mother: Elizabeth (WALLER) De BAR

Married: Robert SUTTON

Children:

1. Henry SUTTON


George STANLEY (Bishop)

Born: ABT 1435, West Bromwich, Warwick, Staffordshire, England

Died: BET 1508/9

Buried: Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

Father: Thomas STANLEY

Mother: Elizabeth (WALLER) De BAR

Married: Eleanor SUTTON 1469/ AFT 1471, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Anne STANLEY

2. John STANLEY

3. Elizabeth STANLEY


Anne STANLEY

Born: AFT 1472

Died: AFT 1532

Father: George STANLEY (Bishop)

Mother: Eleanor SUTTON

Married: John WOLSELEY (b. ABT 1475 - d. ABT 1553)

Children:

1. Anthony WOLSELEY (b. ABT 1510)

2. Ellen WOLSELEY


John STANLEY

Born: ABT 1470, Lichfield, Stafford, England

Died: 7 Oct 1534, Bromwich Hall, Stafford, England

Father: George STANLEY (Bishop)

Mother: Eleanor SUTTON

Married: Cecily FREEBODY West Bromwich, Warwick, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Francis STANLEY

2. Leonard STANLEY

3. Simon STANLEY

4. Elizabeth STANLEY


Elizabeth STANLEY

Born: ABT 1513, West Bromwich, Warwick, Staffordshire, England

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: Cecily FREEBODY

Married: Robert Roger LITTLETON 1534, Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Children:

1. Amphelice LITTLETON

2. Anne LITTLETON

3. Alice LITTLETON

4. George LITTLETON

5. Bridget LITTLETON

6. Humphrey LITTELTON

7. Francis LITTLETON


Simon STANLEY

Born: ABT 1511, West Bromwich, Warwick, Staffordshire, England

Buried: 10 Oct 1603

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: Cecily FREEBODY


Francis STANLEY

Born: 1507, West Bromwich, Warwick, Staffordshire, England

Died: 15 Jun 1557

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: Cecily FREEBODY

Married: Winifred MIDLEMORE (dau. of Thomas Middlemore of Edgbaston) Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Barbara STANLEY

2. Walter STANLEY


Barbara STANLEY

Father: Francis STANLEY

Mother: Winifred MIDLEMORE

Married: John SHELTON

Children:

1. Robert SHELTON

2. Richard SHELTON (Sir)

3. Frances SHELTON

4. Anne SHELTON

5. Alice SHELTON


Walter STANLEY

Birth: 1546, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Death: 10 Apr 1615, Bromwich Hall, Staffordshire, England

Father: Francis STANLEY

Mother: Winifred MIDLEMORE

Married: Gertrude HOLLIS (dau. of William Hollis and Anne Densill)

Children:

1. William STANLEY


William STANLEY

Birth: 1585, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Death: 1624, Bromwich Hall, Staffordshire, England

Father: Walter STANLEY

Mother: Gertrude HOLLIS

Married: Mary GREY ABT 1604


Leonard STANLEY

Born: ABT 1509, West Bromwich, Warwick, Staffordshire, England

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: Cecily FREEBODY

Married: Catherine ENDORE Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Roger STANLEY


Roger STANLEY

Born: ABT 1550, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1638, Harbone, Staffordshire, England

Father: Leonard STANLEY

Mother: Catherine ENDORE

Married: Anne ATWOOD

Children:

1. Anne STANLEY

2. Charles STANLEY


Anne STANLEY

Born: 1600, Harborne, Staffordshire, England

Died: AFT 1624

Father: Roger STANLEY

Mother: Anne ATWOOD

Married: Robert ROTTON (son of Ambrose Rotton and Bridget Smallbrooke) 8 May 1620, Harborne, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Thomas ROTTON (b. ABT 1621)

2. Roger ROTTON

3. Jane ROTTON

4. Robert ROTTON


Charles STANLEY

Born: 1601, Staffordshire, England

Father: Roger STANLEY

Mother: Anne ATWOOD

Married 1: Elizabeth HARRINGTON 22 Feb 1623/4

Children:

1. Roger STANLEY

2. Charles STANLEY

3. William STANLEY

4. Anne STANLEY

5. Anne STANLEY

6. Walter STANLEY

7. Alice STANLEY

8. Michael STANLEY

Married 2: Jane RUSSELL


John STANLEY (Sir)

Born: 1423, Elford, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1474

Buried: St. Peter's Church, Elford

Notes: His first marriage was by special dispensation when he was aged just 5 years. He Finished Chantry and added South aisle to Elford Church. A Member of Parliament in 1446 and Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1460. He was created a Knight Banneret on the field at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471

Father: Thomas STANLEY

Mother: Matilda De ARDERNE

Married 1: Cecilia De ARDERNE 1428, by dispensation

Children:

1. John STANLEY (Sir)

Married 2: Matilda VERNON AFT 1447

Children:

2. Humphrey STANLEY (Sir Knight)

3. Alice STANLEY

4. Catherine STANLEY

5. Isabel STANLEY

Married 3: Anne HANSACRE AFT 1447 (m.2 Sir William Norreys)

Married 4: Dorothy LEGH BEF 1476

Children:

6. Roger STANLEY


Alice STANLEY

Died: ABT 1493

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Matilda VERNON

Married: John MELTON (d. 11 Jul 1510) (son of John Melton and Margery Fitzhugh)

Children:

1. John MELTON of Aston (b. ABT 1470 - d. 26 Feb 1545) (m.1 Isabel Savile - m.2 Catherine Hastings)

Isabel STANLEY

Born: ABT 1464, Knightley, Staffordshire, England

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Matilda VERNON

Married: Hugh PERSHALL (b. ABT 1459) ABT 1472, Knightly, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Catherine PERSHALL (b. ABT 1475) (m. Sir John Blount)

2. Joyce PERSHALL (b. ABT 1477) (m. Humphrey Wolrech)

3. Isabella PERSHALL (b. ABT 1480) (m. Richard Vane)


John STANLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1447, Elford, Staffordshire, England

Died: 22 Nov 1508

Notes: his son, John, was killed by a wooden Tennis ball hitting his jugular vein.

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Cecilia De ARDERNE

Married: Anne HANFORD

Children:

1. Margery STANLEY

2. Anne STANLEY

3. Maud (Elizabeth) STANLEY

4. John STANLEY


Margery STANLEY

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Anne HANFORD

Married: William STAUNTON (Esq.)

Children:

1. Anne STAUNTON (m. Sir William Smythe)


Anne STANLEY

Born: ABT 1452

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Anne HANFORD

Married: Roger CHENEY (Esq.) ABT 1480, the Pype, Knowsley, Lancashire, England

Children:

1. John CHENEY


Maud (Elizabeth) STANLEY

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Anne HANFORD

Married: John FERRERS (Sir)

Children:

1. John FERRERS (Sir)


Roger STANLEY

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Dorothy LEGH

Married: Jane CLARKE

Children:

1. John STANLEY


John STANLEY

Father: Roger STANLEY

Mother: Jane CLARKE

Married: Margaret MOWBRAY 1535

Children:

1. Edward STANLEY (Sir)

2. Thomas STANLEY


Edward STANLEY (Sir)

Died: 1577, Slain in Ireland

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: Margaret MOWBRAY


Humphrey STANLEY (Sir Knight)

Born: of the Pype

Died: 19 Mar 1504

Buried: 1505, Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: 1494, Sheriff of Stafford. Master Forrester of Needwood, Staffs. Was one of the King's Bodyguards.

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Matilda VERNON

Married 1: ? BEF 1481

Children:

1. Isabella (Alice) STANLEY

Married 2: Ellen LEIGH AFT 1481

Children:

2. John STANLEY (Sir)

3. Humphrey STANLEY

4. George STANLEY

5. William STANLEY

6. Maud STANLEY


Isabella ( Alice) STANLEY

Father: Humphrey STANLEY (Sir Knight)

Mother:

Married: Thomas SWINNERTON


Humphrey STANLEY

Died: BET 1557 - 1561

Notes: Canon of the Cathedral Church of Oxford. 1514, Parson of Clifton Campville. 1535, Parson of Elford. Will Proved 1561, at Lichfield. Died without male heir.

Father: Humphrey STANLEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ellen LEIGH


Maud STANLEY

Died: ABT 1559

Father: Humphrey STANLEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ellen LEIGH

Married: Thomas WOLVERSTON

Children:

1. Robert WOLVERSTON


John STANLEY (Sir)

Born: 1481, Pipe, Staffordshire, England

Died: 23 Jun 1514

Father: Humphrey STANLEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ellen LEIGH 

Married: Margaret GERARD

Children:

1. Elizabeth STANLEY

2. Isabella STANLEY

3. John STANLEY


Elizabeth STANLEY

Born: 1503

Died: 1530

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret GERARD

Married: John HERCY (Sir) 1527


Isabella STANLEY

Born: 1505

Died: 1558, Boughton Aluph?

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret GERARD

Married: Walter MOYLE (son of John Moyle and Anne Darcy) ABT 1515

Children:

1. Mary MOYLE (b. ABT 1520 - d. ABT 1550) (m. Erasmus Heveningham)

John STANLEY

Died: 1528

Father: John STANLEY (Sir)

Mother: Margaret GERARD

Married: Jane LASCELLES

Children:

1. Catherine STANLEY


Catherine STANLEY

Born: 1517

Died: 1545

Father: John STANLEY

Mother: Jane LASCELLES

Married: Humphrey WOLVESTONE


William STANLEY

Father: Humphrey STANLEY (Sir Knight)

Mother: Ellen LEIGH

Married: Margaret COMBERFORD (b. ABT 1470)  (dau. of Thomas Comberford and Dorothy Fitzherbert)

Children:

1. Isiod STANLEY

2. Dorothy STANLEY


Isiod STANLEY

Born: ABT 1490

Died: 13 Sep 1524, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Father: William STANLEY

Mother: Margaret COMBERFORD

Married: Edward READ (b. ABT 1480) (son of John Read and Joan Ludlow)

Children:

1. William READ (b. ABT 1500 - d. 1542)

2. John READ (b. ABT 1510)

3. Peter READ (b. ABT 1510 - d. 29 Dec 1568) (m. Anne Bleagrehassett)

4. Elizabeth READ (b. ABT 1525) (m. Geoffey Loveday)

5. Bartholomew READ

6. Ursula READ (m. Thomas Browne)

7. Margaret READ

8. Francis READ


Dorothy STANLEY

Born: ABT 1493, Aston Juxta Stone, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1587, Stone, Staffordshire, England

Buried: Jun 1587, Stone, Staffordshire, England

Notes: a Staffordshire Recusant. According to "The Antiquitees of Staffordshire " there is evidence that Christopher Heveningham and Dorothy were, at least, so near in blood, as to be married by dispensation from Rome. Was included in Bishop Bentham's list of Feb 1577/8, "of all such persons, gentlemen and others within the countye of Stafford which come not to the church to heare Divine Service". The Bishop estimates her yearly income from land at 40 and her total income at 433. We also learn that her son was taught by a certain Thomas Whistons and that she had a private chaplain, John Bradbury, and a servant Thomas Lawnder. All these, like herself, were doubtless papists. Christopher Heveningham died in 1573-4 and the date of his death was fortunate for his family, seeing that in 1575 Queen Elizabeth made her progress through the Midland Counties, and a few days after she had passed through Staffordshire, John Gifford of Chillington, Brian Fowler of St. Thomas, John Draycote, Erasmus Wolesley, two Erdeswicks and other "notorious papists" were summoned to appear before his Council at Worcester. In almost every case the results were disastrous to those summoned, and Christopher, had he survived, would certainly have been of the number. In 1581 the Privy Council mention her as one of "the most obstinate and daungerous Recusants" of Staffordshire, against whom tru bills should have been found by the Grand Jury; the jurors it is added are ordered to appear at the next Assizes and purge themselves of their contempt and offence done unto her Majesty failing which they are to be brought before their lordships of the Privy Council in the Star Chamber. In 1585, a letter from the Privy Council to the Commissioners of Recusancy at Elmenwych (27 Apr1585) orderd the confiscation of recusants' armour, including "Dorothee Heningham of Stone, wydowe". In 1586, Dorothy was in the grip of the Law. She states that her yearly income is 30, and offers to pay 10 a year for herself and her servant Catherine Comberford so that she and her land may be discharged of the penal statues present and to come againt Recusancy. Catherine Comberford was evidently a relation, for Dorothy's mother, Margaret, a daughter of Thomas Comberford of Comberford (near Tamworth).

Father: William STANLEY

Mother: Margaret COMBERFORD

Married: Christopher HEVENINGHAM (Esq.) (son of Erasmus Heveningham and Mary Moyle)

Children:

1. Walter HEVENINGHAM (Sir Knight) (m. Anne Fitzherbert)

2. William HEVENINGHAM

3. Erasmus HEVENINGHAM

4. Mary HEVENINGHAM

5. Dorothy HEVENINGHAM


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