Ferdinando Stanley
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Ferdinando Stanley (1558 - 1594)

Ferdinando "5th Earl of Derby" Stanley
Born in Stanley House, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1579 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Knowsley Hall, Lancashire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2010 | Last significant change: 14 Jan 2022
18:43: Keith Cook edited the Biography for Ferdinando Stanley (1558-1594). (Minor corrections. ) [Thank Keith for this]
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Ferdinando Stanley was born in Middlesex, England.

Ferdinando was born in about 1558 in London. His date is birth is assumed from his matriculation in 1572, at St. John's College, Oxford.

According to the Dictionary of National Biography:

He married, in 1579, Alice, daughter of Sir John Spencer of Althorp, Northampton-shire, and left three daughters : Anne, who married in succession Grey, baron Chandos, and the notorious Earl of Castlehaven; Frances, countess of Bridgewater; and Elizabeth, countess of Huntingdon. In default of male issue he was succeeded in the earldom by his brother William.

Stanley died on 16 April 1594 at Lathom House, Lancashire, and was buried at the neighbouring church of Ormskirk. He had been ill for sixteen days. He appears to have died from natural causes, though there were rumours afloat that he met his end by witchcraft.[1]


Burial: 28 May 1594 St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Fardnand [Stanley], Right Honorable Earle of Derbie -
Notes: Full entry reads - the funeral of the Right honorable Fardnand late Earle of Derbie[2]


  1. https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofnati54stepuoft/page/66/mode/2up Dictionary of National Biography, entry for Ferdinando Stanley
  2. http://www.lan-opc.org.uk Register: Burials 1557 - 1625/6, Page 353, Entry 16; Source: LDS Film 1849663
  • [Cokayne, George Edward], 1825-1911. [From Old Catalog] : The Complete Peerage (Edition 1, Volume 2) : Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant : Free Download, Borrow, And Streaming : Internet Archive". 2021. Internet Archive.>Fernando Stanley, Vol III, pg 72

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