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).
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. They had one daughter, Margery Stanley, wife of Peter Gerard, Esq. of Bryn, Lancashire.
Margaret (Bromley) Stanley died in 1469. Sir William married (second) Agnes Grosvenor, by license dated 26 July 1470. Agnes was the daughter and co-heiress of Robert Grosvenor, Esq., of Holme, Cheshire, by his wife Joan, daughter of Sir Lawrence Fitton. There was at least one son from this marriage: Sir William Stanley, Knt.
William Stanley was one of the king's carvers, and on 16 January 1461/2 was appointed sheriff of Cheshire. He was reappointed to this office 26 February 1464/5 and continued to serve as sheriff until 1494. In 1487 he was granted a license to build a stone tower at his manor of Hooton, Cheshire.
Sir William Stanley died in 1512. His widow, Agnes (Grosvener) Stanley, died in 1520-21.
↑ 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 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.
↑ 2.02.12.22.126.96.36.199.72.82.9 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.
↑ 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.
↑ 5.05.1 Seacome, John. History of the House of Stanley. Preston: E. Sergent (1793), pp. 20-21 available online.
↑ Omerod, George. A History of the County Palatine and City of Chester. London: Harding, Mavor and Jones (1819), vol. 3, p. 88 available online.
↑ Glover, Robert, et. al. Visitation of Cheshire 1580, 1566, 1533, 1591. London: Harlian Soc. Pub. (1882), pp.214-215 Stanley pedigree.
↑ 8.08.18.2 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.
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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