Henry Stanley KG
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Henry Stanley KG (1531 - 1593)

Sir Henry "4th Earl of Derby" Stanley KG
Born in Lathom Hall, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 7 Feb 1555 in Whitehall, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 62 in Lathom Hall, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Sir Henry Stanley was a member of the aristocracy in England.
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Henry Stanley KG was born in Lancashire, England.

Henry Stanley was born at Lathom, Lancashire, England in 1531 and baptised on the 14th of October, the eldest son of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby and his second wife, Lady Dorothy Howard, who was the daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and Aunt, to sister's, Anne and Mary Boleyn, who were made famous by their association with Henry VIII of England.

Henry married Margaret Clifford at Whitehall, Middlesex, England on the 7th of February 1555.[1]

They had:

  1. Edward, died young.
  2. Fernando
  3. William
  4. Francis, died young.

He and Margaret later quarrelled, and Henry then lived with Jane Halsall from about 1570.[2]

They had four children:

  1. Henry, for whom provision was made in the form of land at Ormskirk and at Broughton.[2]
  2. Thomas, the younger illegitimate son, received an estate in Kirkby.[2]
  3. Ursula , who married John Salusbury (d. 1613); the son of Sir John Salusbury and Katheryn of Berain. Ursula and John had four sons and three daughters. Ursula and her husband may be the ideal couple celebrated in Shakespeare's poem The Phoenix and the Turtle .[2]
  4. Dorothy , who married Sir Cuthbert Halsall (d.1632), MP for Lancashire in 1614.[2]

Henry died in 1593 and was buried at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England on the 4th of December. The funeral of the Right honerable Henrie late Earle of Derbie in the new chancell [3][4]


  1. [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.>Henry Stanley, Vol III, pg 71-2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Henry Stanley, wikipedia
  3. Register: Burials 1557 - 1625/6, Page 352, Entry 2; Source: LDS Film 1849663
  4. Death: Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 Note: GenealogieOnline.
    Ancestry Record 9289 #6883968 (accessed before 18 August 2022).

See Also:

  • Find a Grave, database and images  : accessed 03 June 2021), memorial page for Sir Henry Stanley (Sep 1531–25 Sep 1593), Find A Grave: Memorial #81537799, citing St Peter and St Paul Churchyard, Ormskirk, West Lancashire District, Lancashire, England ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .
  • TudorPlace, HenryStanley
  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I p. 510

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Stanley Earl van Derby-2 and Stanley-293 appear to represent the same person because: Same wife, and seems to be the same son. Birth and death dates are similar. Stanley is the preferred Last Name at Birth. Thanks for reviewing.
posted by Gillian Thomas
Stanley Earl van Derby-2 and Stanley-293 are not ready to be merged because: One is apparently Dutch, the other an Earl of Derby (England). They appear to have the same spouse, but that may be a coincidence of name or confusion. Please check.
posted by CJ Livingston
Stanley Earl van Derby-2 and Stanley-293 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person, with the same spouse and a duplicated child. Obvious error with LNAB on profile creation.
posted by David Urquhart
Henry was also father to at least four illegitimate children by Jane Halsall of Knowsley: Henry, Thomas, Ursula and Dorothy. I see Ursula is already attached so I attached Dorothy too given that I was working on her (formerly unattached) profile. Any questions - please ask. See Wikipedia for further details. :-)

Rejected matches › Henry Stanley Esq (abt.1515-1598)