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Henry Stanley Esq (abt. 1515 - 1598)

Henry Stanley Esq
Born about in Crosshall, Lathom, Lancashire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 Sep 1563 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 83 in Bickerstaffe, Lancashire, Englandmap
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10:42: Maryann (Thompson) Hurt edited the Biography and Prefix for Henry Stanley Esq (abt.1515-1598). (Minor corrections - he wasn't a Sir.) [Thank Maryann for this]
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Henry Stanley Esq was born in Lancashire, England.

Henry was born about 1515 at Cross Hall, Aughton, Lancashire, England, son of James Stanley and Anne Hart.[3][4]

Henry inherited the large estates of his father.[1]

He married Mary Stanley[4] (Margaret Stanley[1][3]), Sep 26 1563, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England[4].[1]

Mary, daughter of Peter Stanley & Elizabeth Scarisbrick, was born 1536, Bickerstaffe, Lancashire, England.[3] Mary was from another branch of the Stanley family.[1]


  1. Alice Stanley, born May 18 1565, Bickerstaff.
  2. William Stanley, born May 18 1565, Bickerstaff.
  3. Margaret Stanley, born 1566, Bickerstaff; married Richard Houghton.
  4. Jane Stanley, born 1572, Bickerstaff; married Gabriel Hesketh.
  5. Edward Stanley, born Dec 14 1576; died May 2 1640; married 1) Catherine Mainwaring, 2) Isabel Warburton.
  6. James Stanley, born 1580, Bickerstaff.
  7. Anne Stanley, born Jan 19 1585, Bickerstaff.
  8. Dorothy Stanley, born Jul 21 1587, Bickerstaff; married Henry Boteler(Butler).

Henry Stanley, of Aughton died Jul 23 1598, Bickerstaffe, Lancashire, England.[3][4]

Mary died about 1613, Aughton, Lancashire, England.[3]

Research Notes

Cokayne's Complete Baronetage and some other sources give his wife's first name as Margaret rather than Mary.[2]


  1. G E Cokayne, Complete Baronetage, Vol. II, William Pollard, 1902, p. 27. Entry for son Edward. Internet Archive
  2. See for instance Lancashire Funeral Certificates, Chetham Society, 1869, pp. 31-32, including footnote 14, Hathi Trust

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