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William Stanley (abt. 1386 - abt. 1427)

Sir William Stanley
Born about in Wirral Forest, Cheshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1402 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 41 in Hooton, Cheshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
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European Aristocracy
Sir William Stanley was a member of the aristocracy in England.

William was the son of William Stanley and Margery Hooten.[1]

Research Notes

Stanley-488 and Stanley-50 were father and son but have been merged into one.

Disambiguation note on William Stanleys of Hooton, following Richardson (father-to-son succession, 8 generations, earliest first)

  • Wm Stanley, of Storeton, m Alice Massey
  • Sir Wm Stanley-488 of Storeton, d 1427/8, m Margery de Hooton (heiress)
  • Sir Wm Stanley-50, of Hooton, dvp by 1424, m2 Blanche Arderne merge Stanley-1352
  • Wm Stanley-4027 Esq, b abt 1405, d aft 1456, m Mary Savage
  • Wm De_Stanley-3 Esq, b abt 1425, d 1465/6, m Alice Houghton
  • Sir Wm Stanley-417, b abt 1445, d 1512, m2 Agnes Grosvenor
  • Sir Wm Stanley-1404, b abt 1474-5, d aft 1528 m Anne Harrington
  • Sir Wm Stanley-1407..., younger brother Peter Stanley-1406 is father of Anne Stanley-3531 who marries Sutton
  • William (Stanley-50) parents.

On 10 January 1376, when William was only eight years old, his marriage to Margery, daughter and heiress of Sir William Hooton of Hooton, Cheshire was arranged by his father and the father of the bride. The actual ceremony took place ten years later, in 1386. (S6). Recorded in Ryland Charters housed in the John Rylands Library at Manchester University.

  • On the tenth of Richard II or 1386

On the tenth of Richard II, he married Margery the only daughter of William de Hooton, of Hooton, in the hundred of Wirral, and county of Chester; and by her had issue a son, named William, who is styled Lord of Stanley, Stourton, and Hooton, and grand ranger in chief of Wirral, in the county of Chester. (S1b). [2]

Therefore, William's birth date is within the year or after 1368.

Maud DeStanley 1375 -
William STANLEY 1385 - 1465
Catherine Stanley 1403 -
William Stanley 1405 - 1466
Agnes Stanley 1406 - 1445
Elizabeth Stanley 1407 - 1408
Katherine STANLEY 1408 - 1460
Isabel Stanley 1420 -


  1. Rylands, John Paul, ed. "The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580, Made by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, William Flower, Norroy King of Arms, with Numerous Additions and Continuations, Including those from the Visitation of Cheshire made in the Year 1566, by the Same Herald, with an Appendix, Containing the Visitation of a Part of Cheshire in the Year 1533, Made by William Fellows, Lancaster Herald, for Thomas Benolte, Clarenceux King of Arms, and a Fragment to the Visitation of the City of Chester in the Year 1591, made by Thomas Chaloner, Deputy fo the Office of Arms", London: private, 1882,, p. 212
  • "Ancestors/Descendants of Royal Lines" (Contributors: Manuel Abranches de Soveral, Reynaud de Paysac, F.L. J P de Palmas {Aurejac et Tournemire; Frankish line; The Complete Peerage}, Jacquier {Genealogy of Lewis Carroll, Justin Swanstrom, The Royal Families of England Scotland & Wales by Burkes Peerage; Debrett's Peerage & Baronage; Table of descendants French Canadian Genealogical Society; Families of Monfort-sur-Risle & Bertrand de Bricquebec; The Dukes of Normandy, XXXXI, , A. Brabant; "Dynastie Montmorency, Michel d'Herbigny}, Paul Leportier, Claude Barret, H.R. Moser {Burke Peerage}, L. Orlandini, O.Guionneau, L.B. de Rouge, E. Polti, N. Danican {Britain's Royal Families; Buthlaw, Succession of Strathclyde, the Armorial 1961-62} A.Terlinden {Genealogy of the existing British Peerage, 1842}, L. Gustavsson, C. Cheneaux, E. Lodge, S. Bontron {Brian Tompsett}, R. Dewkinandan, H. de la Villarmois, C. Donadello; Scevole de Livonniere, H. de la Villarmois, I. Flatmoen, P. Ract Madoux {History of Morhange; Leon Maujean; Annuaire de Lorraine, 1926; La Galissonniere: Elections d'Arques et Rouen}, Jean de Villoutreys {ref: Georges Poull}, E. Wilkerson-Theaux {Laura Little}, O. Auffray...

"Descendants of Alice Massey" at " Ancestors/Descendants of Randall Brereton", AWTP: "Neuman-Smith-Goodale Family and Ancestors" Michael R. Neuman "Williams Latham Tomlin Charlier" tree, Kenneth Williams willperf (cite: "J. E. Griffith, "Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire Families.")

  • The Baronetage of England: Or The History of the English Baronets ..., Volume 2 p..273, By William Betham

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Father is too young or not born (Stanley-50,Stanley-522)
posted by Eileen Bradley
Update to disambiguation note:

Stanley-488 is now Stanley-5071

His father is Stanley-1402

posted by [Living Horace]
With 5 profile managers and a very good write up, someone needs to fix this profile, please....
posted by Robin Lee
Stanley-1352 and Stanley-50 appear to represent the same person because: Looks like duplicates to me... please merge.
posted by Phillip Rich
Stanley-4666 and Stanley-1352 do not represent the same person because: Should merge to lowest number Stanley-50
posted by Phillip Rich
Stanley-4666 and Stanley-1352 appear to represent the same person because: Oops, looks like we have duplicates, please merge.
posted by Phillip Rich
Stanley-1352 and Stanley-50 do not represent the same person because: Different dates.
Husband of Margaret (Arderne) Stanley — married 1402 in England
posted by [Living Pictet]

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