||Thomas Stanley KG is a descendant of a Magna Carta surety baron.|
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Thomas Stanley is a descendant of Saher de Quincy, a Magna Carta surety baron.
Thomas Stanley, Knight of the Garter, of Lathom and Knowsley, Lancashire, and London, Lieutenant-Governor of Ireland, Constable and Justice of Chester, 1st Lord Stanley, was born about 1405, son and heir of Sir John Stanley and Isabel Harrington, daughter of Sir Nicholas Harington.
He married Joan Goushill, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Robert Goushill, knight, of Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire. The couple had four sons, Thomas, William, John and James, and three daughters, Margaret, Anne (m. Richard Molyneux) and Katherine.
He succeeded his father in Mann and his other estates in 1432. He was knighted before his father's death. He was appointed Lieutenant of Ireland for six years, and afterwards Comptroller of the King's Household. During the first year of his rule in Ireland he called together a Parliament for the redress of grievances; but, being called to England by the King's command soon afterwards, that kingdom fell into great disorder, and he was obliged to return to it in 1435, when he successfully repressed a serious revolt. In 1441 he was appointed one of the Lieutenant justices of Chester, at a salary of £40 per annum. He was one of the Commissioners who treated with the Scottish for a truce in 1448, and, when it was concluded, he became one of its conservators. He also served on a commission for the custody and defence of the town and castle of Calais from 1450 to 1455. During the year 1451 he held the office of sole Judge of Chester, and in 1452 he was commissioned to treat for a new truce with Scotland. In 1456 he was summoned to the House of Peers as Baron Stanley, being made Lord Chamberlain of the King's Household, and, in the following year, one of the Council of Edward, Prince of Wales. He was again appointed one of the Ambassadors to treat with the Scotch in 1460, "but, dying the latter end of the year, the nation was deprived of this very great and valuable person, and the King of one of his best subjects.
Thomas passed away 11 Feb 1458/9, and was buried in Burscough Priory, Lancashire.
Magna Carta ancestry
Father's side is badged to Quincy. Also connects to Bohun and Malet.
Mother's side is all wrong.
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