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William Stanley (abt. 1445 - 1512)

Sir William Stanley
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Husband of — married about 1464 in Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 26 Jul 1470 in Englandmap
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Died in Englandmap [uncertain]
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Biography

William Stanley, Knt., of Hooton, Roveacre and Storeton, Cheshire, and Stanley, Staffordshire, was born about 1445, the son and heir of William Stanley, Esq., of Hooton, Cheshire, and his wife Alice Hoghton (or Houghton).[1][2]

He married (first) Margaret Bromley, daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Bromley of Badington, Cheshire, by his wife Joan Hexstall, daughter and co-heiress of Sir William Hexstall.[1][2] They had one daughter, Margery Stanley, wife of Peter Gerard, Esq. of Bryn, Lancashire.[2][3][4][5]

Margaret (Bromley) Stanley died in 1469.[1][2] Sir William married (second) Agnes Grosvenor, by license dated 26 July 1470.[1][2] Agnes was the daughter and co-heiress of Robert Grosvenor, Esq., of Holme, Cheshire, by his wife Joan, daughter of Sir Lawrence Fitton.[2][6] There was at least one son from this marriage: Sir William Stanley, Knt.[2][7][5]

William Stanley was one of the king's carvers, and on 16 January 1461/2 was appointed sheriff of Cheshire.[8] He was reappointed to this office 26 February 1464/5 and continued to serve as sheriff until 1494.[8] In 1487 he was granted a license to build a stone tower at his manor of Hooton, Cheshire.[2][8]

Sir William Stanley died in 1512.[1][2] His widow, Agnes (Grosvener) Stanley, died in 1520-21.[1][2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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, pp. 119-120 ELTONHEAD 12. William Stanley.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), vol. 2, pp. 501-502 ELTONHEAD 17. William Stanley.
  3. Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), vol. 2, p. 249 GERARD 10. Peter Gerard.
  4. Glover, Robert, et. al. Visitation of Cheshire 1580, 1566, 1533, 1591. London: Harlian Soc. Pub. (1882), pp. 49-50 Bromley pedigree
  5. 5.0 5.1 Seacome, John. History of the House of Stanley. Preston: E. Sergent (1793), pp. 20-21 available online.
  6. Omerod, George. A History of the County Palatine and City of Chester. London: Harding, Mavor and Jones (1819), vol. 3, p. 88 available online.
  7. Glover, Robert, et. al. Visitation of Cheshire 1580, 1566, 1533, 1591. London: Harlian Soc. Pub. (1882), pp.214-215 Stanley pedigree.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 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.
See also:
  • Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records. (1875), vol. 37, pp. 681-684 available online.
  • Tresswell, Robert and Augustine Vincent. Visitation of Shropshire 1623, 1569, & 1584. London: Harleian Soc. Pub (1889), p. 75 Bromley pedigree.
  • Webber, Samuel. A Genealogy of the Southworths. Boston: Fort Hill Press (1905), p. 433 available online.

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Magna Carta Project

This profile was reviewed and approved for the Magna Carta Project by Thiessen-117 9 July 2020.
William Stanley 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, is currently under development by Jen Hutton for the Magna Carta project. ~ Thiessen-117 18:12, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
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 have finished updating this profile. If anyone spots a typo, please either correct or message me. Thanks,

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posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
I am going to be updating this profile on behalf of the Magna Carta Project. If anyone knows of additional information or sources which should be added, please either send me a message or post here. Thanks!

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posted 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 by Robin Anderson
Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. II. page 501.

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