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John Stanley (bef. 1439 - bef. 1485)

John Stanley
Born before in Lancashire, Englandmap
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John Stanley, Esquire (in right of his wife) of Weever and Over Alderly, Cheshire, was the third son of Sir Thomas Stanley and Joan Goushill, daughter of Robert Goushill, Knight of Hoveringham.[1]

He married Elizabeth Weever after 1445/6. They had three sons, John (ob.sp of age before 1476), Thomas (m. Dowce Leversedge of Whelock in 1505, d. 1527) and George, and five daughters, Cecily (m. Thomas Venables), Margery(m. William Troutbeck), Anne (m. Ralph Ravenscroft), Jane (m. Thomas Hawarden, esq.) and Cecily (again) (m. Hugh Davenport).[1][2]

He was still living in 1476, but died by 1485.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Magna Carta Ancestry
  2. Ormerod, George The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss. v.3 p. 306

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His Illegitimate son John discussed here

Vis. Lancs.

The bastard John married Elizabeth Harrington, daughter of Sir John Harrington-4299. This novelist's blog discusses her and her sister

Elizabeth Ashworth.

posted by RJ Horace
Stanley-1000 and Stanley-1086 appear to represent the same person because: 1000 is an orphan that needs a new home. He was intended to be the same as 1086 but had some unsourced data problems that are now removed. He has a lower numbered LNAB so the PPP should be moved from 1086 to 1000 but all info from 1086 retained. Thanks.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Actually, I think the merge should go ahead. Stanley-1000 appears to be an "orphan," subject to many merges, without any decent sources, now unattached to any other relations. He should be merged away. 1086 is the most likely candidate; it's well sourced and its data should be retained. I'll do a pre merge cleanup and re-propose the merge.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Stanley-1086 and Stanley-1000 are not ready to be merged because: Too little data on Stanley -1000 to make reasonable comparison, needs more information.
posted by Tim Perry
Stanley-1086 and Stanley-1000 appear to represent the same person because: Thomas Stanley and Joan Goushill only had one son named John. Other than the unsourced date of death for Stanley-1000, these two profiles match.
posted by Tyler Bindon

Rejected matches › James Stanley (abt.1441-bef.1485)

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