Thomas Stanley Esq was the 3rd son of his parents, Sir John Stanley of Knowsley, KG, and Isabel Lathom, the heiress.
So, as 3rd son, he didn't inherit much from his very wealthy folks, but he did snag an heiress of his own. Before 1 May 1413 he married Maud Arderne, daughter and heiress of Sir John Arderne of Elford, Staffs. He thus became lord of Elford, and other properties in Cheshire, all belonging to his wife.
The couple has 1 son (Sir John Stanley KB) and 1 daughter (Anne, wife of Sir John Gresley of Drakelow).
Maud died 1430-2 and Thomas then married (before 1434) Elizabeth Langton, "evidently" daughter of Sir Ralph Langton of Walton-le-Dale.
They had one son (George Stanley Esq).
The inhabitants of Lichfield, Staffs, rioted against Thomas in 1442, but he survived the experience and eventually died 13 May 1463, being buried at Elford with his 2nd wife.
All three of his children became ancestors of 17th-century Colonial Gateways: John of Amy Wyllys; Anne of Henry Corbin, Gov. Thomas Greene and Muriel Gurdon; and George of Dannett Abney, Thomas Rudyard and Mary Wolseley.
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