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William Stanley Esq. (abt. 1425 - 1466)

William Stanley Esq.
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17:28: Traci Thiessen edited the Biography for William Stanley Esq. (abt.1425-1466). (mcps) [Thank Traci for this]
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William Stanley is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Baron Saher de Quincy (see text below).

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Biography

William Stanley was born about 1425 (date estimated based on the date of his parent's marriage) at Hooton (in the Wirral), Cheshire, England, the eldest son of William Stanley, Esq. and Mary Savage.[1][2][3] He married Alicia Houghton, daughter of Sir Richard Houghton and his wife Margaret.[1][2][4] They had one son and one daughter:

William Stanley supported the Yorkist cause at the battle of Blore Heath in 1459 and the battle of Towton in 1461.[6] Following the battle of Towton he was knighted by Edward IV,[6] and on 1 May of that year William Stanley, armiger, received a life time appointment as chamberlain of the county of Chester, constable of the castle of Flint, and sheriff of the county.[7][6][8]

William Stanley, Esq. predeceased his wife Alicia on 17 February 1466.[1][2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. II, p 501, ELTONHEAD #16. William Stanley.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd ed. (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), vol. 2, p. 119 ELTONHEAD 11. William Stanley.
  3. Seacome, John. History of the House of Stanley. Preston: E. Sergent (1793), p. 20. available online.
  4. Glover, Robert, et. al. Visitation of Cheshire 1580, 1566, 1533, 1591. London: Harlian Soc. Pub. (1882), pp.214-215 Stanley pedigree.
  5. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. II, pp. 501-502, ELTONHEAD #17. William Stanley.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Jones, Michael K. Sir William Stanley of Holt: Politics and Family Allegiance in the Late Fifteenth Century. Welsh Historical Review, vol 14 (1988-89), p. 2 available here.
  7. Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records. (1875), vol. 37, pp. 678, 680 available online.
  8. Lists of Sheriffs for England and Wales. New York: Kraus (1963), p. 17B available online.
See also:
  • Omerod, George. A History of the County Palatine and City of Chester. London: Harding, Mavor and Jones (1819), vol 2, p. 229 available online.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011). See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013). See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.

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Magna Carta Project

This profile was reviewed/approved for the Magna Carta Project by Michael Cayley on 16 July 2020.
William Stanley Esq. is in a Richardson-documented trail between the Eltonhead Gateway Ancestors (Jane, Agatha, Eleanor, Martha and Alice) and Magna Carta Surety Baron Saher de Quincy (Magna Carta Ancestry, vol. II, pages 118-123 ELTONHEAD). This trail, which can be viewed in the Magna Carta Trails section of Eleanor Eltonhead's profile, was developed by Jen Hutton for the Magna Carta project, finishing July 2020. It was badged for the project by Michael Cayley on 16 July 2020.
See Base Camp for more information about identified Magna Carta trails and their status. See the project's glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".


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I will be updating this profile on behalf of the Magna Carta Project. If anyone knows of additional information and sources which should be included, please message me or post here. Thanks!

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posted on De Stanley-3 (merged) by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi! The Magna Carta Project has identified this profile as on a 'trail' from Gateway Ancestor Eleanor Eltonhead to Surety Baron Saher de Quincy. We will be developing it in line with project guidelines. Contact person Anderson-35092
posted on De Stanley-3 (merged) by Robin Anderson
Did Wm marry himself?
posted on De Stanley-3 (merged) by Renee Malloy Esq

William is 20 degrees from Laurie Giffin, 32 degrees from Toni Morrison and 8 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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