John Stanley is a descendant of many Magna Carta surety barons, including Saher de Quincy.
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.
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).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: