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John Stanley of Elford (abt. 1446 - 1508)

Sir John "of Elford" Stanley of Elford
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Biography

Son and heir by his father's first wife. Said to be aged 30 and more at his father's death in 1476. A descendant of Geoffrey Plantagenet and the de Warrene Earls of Surrey, he married twice. In 1475 he went to France in place of his father, with a man-at-arms and six archers.

Had very substantial landed holdings, manors etc., in Staffordshire and Cheshire, and Aston-sub-Edge & Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire.

Before 1470 he married Elizabeth (surname unknown). They had:

  • John
  • Anne, wife of Sir Christopher Savage, Knt.
  • Margery, wife of William Staunton Esq
  • Elizabeth, wife of William Ferrers.

Sir John died on 22 Nov 1508 and was buried at Northenden, Cheshire.


Sources

  • Richardson, Douglas: Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edn. (2011), 4 vols, Volume 2, page 107, ELFORD 11.
  • Richardson, Douglas: Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd edn. (2011), 3 vols, Volume 1, page 682, ELFORD 14.
  • The Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623 by Henry Chitty & John Phillipot, deputies to William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms, edited by Sir John MacLean, FSA., and W.C. Heane, MRCS., London, 1885, p.144.
  • The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., London, 1888, p124.


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