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William de Stanley

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William de Stanley was born , of Stanley, Staffordshire, England; died Jun 1398.

    Notes:

    Hereditary forester of Wirral, Cheshire. Justice in Eyre for Cheshire.

    William married Alice. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. John Stanley, Titular King of Man  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Stanley, Staffordshire, England; died 6 Jan 1414, Ardee, Louth, Ireland; was buried , Burscough Priory, Lancashire, England.
    2. 3. William de Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point died Abt 1428.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Stanley, Titular King of Man Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born , of Stanley, Staffordshire, England; died 6 Jan 1414, Ardee, Louth, Ireland; was buried , Burscough Priory, Lancashire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 28 Jan 1414, Ardee, Louth, Ireland

    Notes:

    "Deputy in Ireland for Robert de Vere, Marquess of Dublin, 1386-1387/8; Controller of the Household, 4 Mar 1389; Justiciary of Ireland, 1 Aug 1389-before 29 Aug 1391; Justice of Chester, 28 Apr 1394; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 10 Dec 1399-Apr/July 1401; appointed Knight of the Garter, about 1405. In 1405, Henry IV granted the Isle of Man to Sir John Stanley, which he ruled as a petty king until his death, and which passed on to his descendants, each ruling as King of Man and the Isles until the time of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Derby who changed the title to Lord. King's Lieutenant of Ireland, 8 June 1413-6 Jan 1414." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    From Wikipedia:

    Stanley's father was Master-Forester of the Forest of Wirral, notorious for his repressive activities. Both Stanley and his older brother, William (who succeeded their father as Master-Forester), were involved in criminal cases which charged them with a forced entry in 1369 and in the murder of Thomas Clotton in 1376.

    Conviction for the murder of Clotton resulted in Stanley being declared an outlaw. However, he was already distinguishing himself in military service in the French wars, and he was pardoned in 1378 at the insistence of his commander, Sir Thomas Trivet.

    In 1385 he married Isabel Lathom, heir to the extensive lands of Sir Thomas Lathom (great-great-grandson of Humphrey VI de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford) in south-west Lancashire. The marriage took place despite the opposition of John of Gaunt and gave Stanley the sort of wealth and financial security he could never have hoped to have had as the younger son in his own family.[1] Stanley had four sons, John, Henry, Thomas and Ralph as well as two daughters.

    The year 1386 saw his first appointment in Ireland as deputy to Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland. This occurred because of the insurrection created by the friction between Sir Philip de Courtenay, the then English Lieutenant of Ireland, and his appointed governor James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond. Stanley led an expedition to Ireland on behalf of de Vere and King Richard II to quell it. He was accompanied by Bishop Alexander de Balscot of Meath and Sir Robert Crull. Butler joined them upon their arrival in Ireland. Because of the success of the expedition, Stanley was appointed to the position of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Alexander to chancellor, Crull to treasurer, and Butler to his old position as governor. In 1389, Richard II appointed him justiciar of Ireland, a post he held until 1391. He was heavily involved in Richard's first expedition to Ireland in 1394–1395.

    Throughout the 1390s he was involved in placating possible rebellion in Cheshire. Between 1396 and 1398 he served as captain of Roxburgh. Stanley took part in Richard II's expedition to Ireland in 1399. However, on his return to England, Stanley, who had long proved adept at political manoeuvring, turned his back on Richard and submitted to Henry IV of England.

    Stanley's fortunes were equally good under the Lancastrians. He was granted lordships in the Welsh marches, and served a term as lieutenant of Ireland. In 1403 he was made steward of the household of Henry, Prince of Wales (later Henry V). Unlike many of the Cheshire gentry, he took the side of the king in the rebellion of the Percys. He was wounded in the throat at the Battle of Shrewsbury.

    In 1405 he was granted the tenure of the Isle of Man, which had been confiscated from the rebellious Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland. In this period he also became steward of the king's household, and was elected a Knight of the Garter. In 1413 King Henry V of England sent him to serve once more as lieutenant of Ireland. He died at Ardee, County Louth, in 1414, after being satirised by the O'Higgins of Meath for despoiling the lands and raiding the cows of Niall O'Higgins. He lasted but five weeks, according to the Four Masters, before succumbing "to the virulence of the lampoons". His body was returned to Lathom and buried at Burscough Priory near Ormskirk. This was the second such Poet's Miracle performed by the O'Higgins.

    John married Isabel Lathom Bef 1385. Isabel (daughter of Thomas de Lathom and Joan de Venables) died 26 Oct 1414. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Thomas Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Elford, Staffordshire, England; died 13 May 1463; was buried , Elford, Staffordshire, England.
    2. 5. John Stanley, Titular King of Man  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1386, of Lathom, Lancashire, England; died 27 Nov 1437.

  2. 3.  William de Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) died Abt 1428.

    William married Margery de Hooton. Margery (daughter of William de Hoton and Katherine Torond) died Bef 1 Sep 1427. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. William de Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point died Aft 1425.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (2.John2, 1.William1) was born , of Elford, Staffordshire, England; died 13 May 1463; was buried , Elford, Staffordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, 1427-28. Sheriff of Staffordshire, 1433-34, 1438-39. Knight of the shire for Staffordshire.

    Thomas married Maud Arderne Bef 1 May 1413. Maud (daughter of John Arderne and Margaret Pilkington) was born 2 Jul 1396; died Between 1430 and 1432. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Anne Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 5.  John Stanley, Titular King of Man Descendancy chart to this point (2.John2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1386, of Lathom, Lancashire, England; died 27 Nov 1437.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1 Sep 1427

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Lancashire, 1413 and 1414. Justice of Chester. Sheriff of Anglesey. Steward of the household of Henry IV.

    Fought at Agincourt with eight men-at-arms and 24 archers.

    Quoted in Wikipedia, A. W. Moore (1853-1909), Speaker of the House of Keys, the lower house of the Manx legislature, said of him: "He may justly be considered an enlightened and upright ruler, much in advance of his time. He caused the ancient laws and constitutions of his little kingdom to be reduced to writing, he humbled the overbearing ecclesiastical authorities, and, after he had practically concentrated all power into his own hands, he wisely conceded a representative form of government."

    John married Elizabeth Harington Bef 1405. Elizabeth (daughter of Nicholas Harington and Isabel English) died Aft 22 Mar 1445. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Thomas Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 1406, of Lathom, Lancashire, England; died 11 Feb 1459; was buried , Burscough Priory, Lancashire, England.

  3. 6.  William de Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (3.William2, 1.William1) died Aft 1425.

    Notes:

    Fought at Agincourt.

    William married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. William Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Hooton, Cheshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 7.  Anne Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (4.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.William1)

    Anne married John Gresley Bef 1455. John (son of John Gresley and Elizabeth Clarell) was born Abt 1418, of Drakelow, Derbyshire, England; died 30 Jan 1487. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Thomasine Gresley  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 8.  Thomas Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was born Bef 1406, of Lathom, Lancashire, England; died 11 Feb 1459; was buried , Burscough Priory, Lancashire, England.

    Notes:

    Lieutenant-Governor of Ireland. Constable of Chester. Chamberlain of North Wales. Justice of Chester. Chief Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster. Controller of the royal household. Privy concillor.

    Knight of the shire for Lancashire 1427, 1433, 1439, 1442, 1447, 1449, 1450, 1453, 1455. Summoned to Parliament by writ dated 15 Jan 1456.

    Thomas Stanley (d. 1459) = Joan Goushill
    Katherine Stanley = John Savage (1422-1495)
    Margaret Savage = John Honford (1435-1480)
    Katherine Honford (d. 1529) = John Mainwaring (1471-1516)
    Randall Mainwaring (1495-1557) = Elizabeth Brereton
    Margaret Mainwaring (1521-1590) = Arthur Mainwaring (1520-1590)
    Mary Mainwaring (1541-1578) = Richard Cotton (1541-1602)
    Frances Cotton (1573-1646) = George Abell (1561-1630)
    Robert Abell (1605-1663) = Joanna
    Mary Abell (b. 1642) = Samuel Luther (1638-1716)
    Mehitable Luther (1676-1764) = Ebenezer Cole (1671-1719)
    Ebenezer Cole (b. 1715) = Prudence Miller (b. 1721)
    Ruth Cole (b. 1744) = John Thurber (b. 1735)
    John Thurber (1774-1826) = Freelove Thurston (1778-1832)
    Sarah Ann Thurber = Peleg Hull
    Sarah Emeline Hull = Leander Thurber (1832-1867)
    Charles Leander Thurber (1867-1939) = Mary Agnes Fisher (1868-1955)
    James Grover Thurber (1894-1961)

    Thomas married Joan Goushill. Joan (daughter of Robert Goushill and Elizabeth Fitz Alan) was born Bef 1402; died Bef 27 Apr 1466. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Margaret Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point died Abt 1481.
    2. 12. Katherine Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point was buried , Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.
    3. 13. Thomas Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1435; died 29 Jul 1504, Lathom, Cheshire, England.

  3. 9.  William Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1) was born , of Hooton, Cheshire, England.

    William married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Isabel Stanley  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1410.


Generation: 5

  1. 10.  Thomasine Gresley Descendancy chart to this point (7.Anne4, 4.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.William1)

    Thomasine married Thomas Darell. Thomas (son of John Darell and Florence Chichele) was born 1422. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Agnes Darell  Descendancy chart to this point died Aft 1508.

  2. 11.  Margaret Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) died Abt 1481.

    Margaret married William Troutbeck Bef 17 Dec 1444. William (son of John Troutbeck and Margery Hulse) was born Between 1432 and 1435, of Dunham-on-the-Hill, Cheshire, England; died 23 Sep 1459, Blore Heath, Staffordshire, England; was buried , Troutneck chapel, St. Mary's, Chester, Cheshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Adam Troutbeck  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire, England; died Between 1493 and 1510.

  3. 12.  Katherine Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was buried , Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.

    Katherine married John Savage, Mayor of Chester. John (son of John Savage and Eleanor Brereton) was born Abt 1423, of Rocksavage, Cheshire, England; was buried 22 Nov 1495. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. John Savage  Descendancy chart to this point died 18 Oct 1492, Bouteville, Poitou-Charentes, France; was buried , Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.
    2. 18. Thomas Savage, Archbishop of York  Descendancy chart to this point died 3 Sep 1507, Cawood Castle, Yorkshire, England; was buried , York Cathedral, York, Yorkshire, England.

  4. 13.  Thomas Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was born 1435; died 29 Jul 1504, Lathom, Cheshire, England.

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Derby.

    Thomas married Margaret Beaufort. Margaret (daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Beauchamp) was born 31 May 1443, Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England; died 29 Jun 1509, Westminster, Middlesex, England; was buried , Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet]

    Thomas married Eleanor Neville. Eleanor (daughter of Richard Neville and Alice Montacute) was born 1447; died Bef 1471. [Group Sheet]


  5. 14.  Isabel Stanley Descendancy chart to this point (9.William4, 6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1410.

    Isabel married Robert Legh. Robert (son of Robert de Legh and Maud) was born 1410, Adlington, Cheshire, England; died 21 Jan 1479. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Maud Legh  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 20. Isabel Legh  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 6

  1. 15.  Agnes Darell Descendancy chart to this point (10.Thomasine5, 7.Anne4, 4.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.William1) died Aft 1508.

    Agnes married Simon Harcourt. Simon (son of Christopher Harcourt and Joan Stapleton) was born Abt 1473, of Witham, Berkshire, England; died 16 Jan 1547; was buried , Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 21. John Harcourt  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1500; died 19 Feb 1566; was buried , Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.

  2. 16.  Adam Troutbeck Descendancy chart to this point (11.Margaret5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was born , of Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire, England; died Between 1493 and 1510.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Mobberley, Cheshire, England

    Adam married Joan Molyneux Bef 1491. Joan died Aft 1510. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Margaret Troutbeck  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1492; died Aft 11 Jul 1521.

  3. 17.  John Savage Descendancy chart to this point (12.Katherine5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) died 18 Oct 1492, Bouteville, Poitou-Charentes, France; was buried , Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.

    Notes:

    Pallbearer to Edward IV. Said to have had charge of the left wing at Bosworth Field; subsequently made Knight of the Garter by Henry VII.

    Killed at the siege of Boulogne. According to J. D. Mackie, The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558 (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1952), "The siege was not pressed hard, and save that Sir John Savage was killed nothing of note occured."

    "Traditionally, the wife of Sir John Savage is claimed to have been Dorothy Vernon, a descendant of the Vernons of Shipbrook, Cheshire. This claim is based upon the Visitation of Cheshire of 1580 [...T]here is no evidence that Dorothy Vernon even existed." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    John married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Maud Savage  Descendancy chart to this point

  4. 18.  Thomas Savage, Archbishop of York Descendancy chart to this point (12.Katherine5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) died 3 Sep 1507, Cawood Castle, Yorkshire, England; was buried , York Cathedral, York, Yorkshire, England.

  5. 19.  Maud Legh Descendancy chart to this point (14.Isabel5, 9.William4, 6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1)

    Maud married John Mainwaring. John (son of William Mainwaring and Ellen Boteler) was born , of Over Peover, Bucklow, Cheshire, England; died 8 Jul 1495. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 24. Agnes Mainwaring  Descendancy chart to this point died 2 May 1560.

  6. 20.  Isabel Legh Descendancy chart to this point (14.Isabel5, 9.William4, 6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1)

    Isabel married George Holford 1473. George (son of Thomas Holford and Maud Bulkeley) was born , of Holford, Cheshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 25. John Holford  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Holford, Cheshire, England; died Abt 1546.


Generation: 7

  1. 21.  John Harcourt Descendancy chart to this point (15.Agnes6, 10.Thomasine5, 7.Anne4, 4.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1500; died 19 Feb 1566; was buried , Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Staffordshire 1545-46. Knight of the shire for Staffordshire.

    John married Margaret Barantyne Bef 1523. (daughter of William Barantyne and Mary Reade) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 26. Agnes Harcourt  Descendancy chart to this point died 1578.

  2. 22.  Margaret Troutbeck Descendancy chart to this point (16.Adam6, 11.Margaret5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1492; died Aft 11 Jul 1521.

    Margaret married John Talbot Bef 1510. John (son of Gilbert Talbot and Elizabeth Greystoke) was born , of Grafton, Worcestershire, England; died 10 Sep 1549; was buried , Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 27. Anne Talbot  Descendancy chart to this point was born Between 1510 and 1515.

  3. 23.  Maud Savage Descendancy chart to this point (17.John6, 12.Katherine5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1)

    Maud married Robert Needham. Robert (son of Robert Needham) was born , of Cranage, Cheshire, England; died 1448. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 28. Thomas Needham  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Cranage, Cheshire, England.
    2. 29. John Needham  Descendancy chart to this point died 1480.

  4. 24.  Agnes Mainwaring Descendancy chart to this point (19.Maud6, 14.Isabel5, 9.William4, 6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1) died 2 May 1560.

    Agnes married Robert Needham. Robert (son of William Needham and Isabel Bromley) was born , of Shavington in Adderley, Shropshire, England; died 4 Jun 1556. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 30. Thomas Needham  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1510, of Cranage, Cheshire, England; died Bef 1556.

  5. 25.  John Holford Descendancy chart to this point (20.Isabel6, 14.Isabel5, 9.William4, 6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1) was born , of Holford, Cheshire, England; died Abt 1546.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1545

    Notes:

    Also called John Holforde, Holdford. Sheriff of Flintshire; justice of the peace for Cheshire. According to Ormerod he was also sheriff of Cheshire in about 1541.

    John married Margery Brereton Abt 1506. (daughter of Ralph Brereton and Joan) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 31. Thomas Holford  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Holford, Cheshire, England; died 24 Sep 1569.


Generation: 8

  1. 26.  Agnes Harcourt Descendancy chart to this point (21.John7, 15.Agnes6, 10.Thomasine5, 7.Anne4, 4.Thomas3, 2.John2, 1.William1) died 1578.

    Notes:

    Or Anne.

    Agnes married John Knyvet Abt 1538. John (son of Edmund Knyvet and Jane Bourchier) was born Abt 1517, of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, England; died Bef 1556. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 32. Abigail Knyvet  Descendancy chart to this point died 15 Dec 1623; was buried , Wacton, Norfolk, England.

  2. 27.  Anne Talbot Descendancy chart to this point (22.Margaret7, 16.Adam6, 11.Margaret5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was born Between 1510 and 1515.

    Anne married Thomas Needham 1 Feb 1526. Thomas (son of Robert Needham and Agnes Mainwaring) was born 1510, of Cranage, Cheshire, England; died Bef 1556. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 33. Robert Needham  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1535, of Shavington in Adderley, Shropshire, England; died Bef 18 Dec 1603; was buried 18 Dec 1603, Adderley, Shropshire, England.

  3. 28.  Thomas Needham Descendancy chart to this point (23.Maud7, 17.John6, 12.Katherine5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) was born , of Cranage, Cheshire, England.

    Thomas married Maud Brereton. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 34. William Needham  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Cranage, Cheshire, England; died 1505.

  4. 29.  John Needham Descendancy chart to this point (23.Maud7, 17.John6, 12.Katherine5, 8.Thomas4, 5.John3, 2.John2, 1.William1) died 1480.

    Notes:

    Judge of the Common Pleas, 1457; MP for London, 1450; Judge of the King's Bench, 1472.


  5. 30.  Thomas Needham Descendancy chart to this point (24.Agnes7, 19.Maud6, 14.Isabel5, 9.William4, 6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1) was born 1510, of Cranage, Cheshire, England; died Bef 1556.

    Thomas married Anne Talbot 1 Feb 1526. Anne (daughter of John Talbot and Margaret Troutbeck) was born Between 1510 and 1515. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 33. Robert Needham  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1535, of Shavington in Adderley, Shropshire, England; died Bef 18 Dec 1603; was buried 18 Dec 1603, Adderley, Shropshire, England.

  6. 31.  Thomas Holford Descendancy chart to this point (25.John7, 20.Isabel6, 14.Isabel5, 9.William4, 6.William3, 3.William2, 1.William1) was born , of Holford, Cheshire, England; died 24 Sep 1569.

    Notes:

    According to Royal Ancestry (citation details below), Thomas Holford and Jane Booth were married by dispensation, being related in the 3rd equal and 3rd and 4th mixed degrees of affinity. What we can see is that Jane Booth was a G3-granddaughter of Maud Swynnerton (b. 1370) by her third wife John Savage, and Thomas Holford was a G4-grandson of Maud by her second wife William Ipstones.

    Thomas married Joan Booth Aft 28 Jun 1539. Joan (daughter of William Booth and Ellen Montgomery) was born Abt 1500; died Aft 5 Nov 1545. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 35. Dorothy Holford  Descendancy chart to this point