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Margaret Stanley (1536 - 1613)

Margaret Stanley
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Wife of — married 26 Sep 1563 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Died in Aughton,Englandmap
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Profile last modified | Created 1 Aug 2015 | Last significant change: 19 Jun 2020
20:50: Michael Cayley edited the Biography for Margaret Stanley (1536-1613). (Amended discussion of children, with sourcing) [Thank Michael for this]
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Margaret Stanley was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.



This profile is not the same as Margaret Stanley, nee Clifford who married Henry Stanley, Earl of Derby.


Margaret Stanley was the only child of Peter Stanley, Esq. and his first wife Elizabeth Scarisbrick. As such she was the heir general of her mother and grandmother in the manor of Bickerstaffe in Ormskirck, Lancashire and other estates.[1]

She married Henry Stanley, Esq.[2]

Margaret Stanley passed away about 1613.[2]

Research Notes

Her children Alice and William, shown here, look like her half-siblings. However, Edward is correct, as are Anne and Dorothy - all three are mentioned in records relating to her husband's funeral.[3]

There were two Edwards - this one was the Baronet. Douglas Richardson appears to misidentify the other Edward with the baronet.[2]


  1. Raines, p. 102
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol. II, p 502, ELTONHEAD #19.
  3. Lancashire Funeral Certificates, Chetham Society, 1869, pp. 31-32, including footnote 14, Hathi Trust

See also:

  • Francis Robert Raines, Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, Chetham Society, Vol. 59.

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Could her LNAB be changed from Clifford to Stanley, please as per the notes on the biography. As it currently stands, she is causing some confusion between this line of Stanleys and the Stanley, Earls of Derby. Thank you.
posted by John Atkinson
Clifford-1456 and Stanley-4507 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates and husband, Clifford as LNAB was a mistake, confusing her with the wife of a different Henry Stanley, LNAB should be Stanley. She is called Mary in Tudor Place website, but Margaret in other sources, such as The Complete Baronetage, volume 2, page 27.
posted by John Atkinson
Trying to merge Clifford-1456 with Stanley-1418. If you could take a look. Thank you.

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