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John Stanley of Elford (abt. 1446 - 1508)

Sir John "of Elford" Stanley of Elford
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Brother of [half], [half] and [half]
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Died at about age 62 [location unknown]
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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.


  • 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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Stanley-1000 and Stanley-4362 appear to represent the same person because: Reading these 2 profiles they appear to be the same person. Profile managers should research and document disproof or have G2G discussions for collaboration.
posted by Jonathon Myers
They are attached to two different sets of parents. That will need to be investigated.
They are different people and the merge has been rejected.
posted by Michael Cayley

Rejected matches › John Stanley (bef.1439-bef.1485)

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