Mary STANLEY was born either before 1498 in York, England  or 1511 in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England to George STANLEY (B. Strange of Knockin) and Joan STRANGE (10° B. Strange of Knockin).
She married John De HARDY (b. BEF 1510 - d. ABT 1543/1546) about 1525 in England.
"Lady Mary de Stanley married Sir John de Hardy, Lord Mayor of London. Mary's ancestry included lords, ladies, the Dukes of Earl and of Westmorland, princes, barons, and seven kings of Scotland (from the years 942 to 1214). Her son: Micheal de Hardy.
One of these sovereigns was King Duncan I MacCrinin, murdered by Macbeth on 14 August 1040. Other of Lady Mary's ancestors were John de Lacie, Magna Carta Baron, and William Malet, twenty-fourth in descent from Clovis, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, and also a Magna Carta Baron. Yet another of her family was Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Magna Carta Baron, fifth in line of descent from King Malcolm III of Scotland, and who died on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1220.
Lady Mary was also lineally descended from Humphrey de Bohun VIII, Earl of Hereford and of Essex, Constable of England, born 1276 and slain 1332, and who married Isabel Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile. through their parentage on the distaff side, the Hardys could thus trace their lineage to King Edward. Through her descent from Lady Joan, daughter of John of Gaunt (son of King Edward III), they were likewise doubly lineal descendants of that monarch. Sir John de Hardy, Lord Mayor of London, by his marriage alliance to the de Stanleys, thus gave the future Hardys of this union claim to royal blood, no matter how distant and diluted, for seven Scottish sovereigns and the two King Edwards were no mean ancestral boasts..."
One Link to the The Lineage of the Royal Families of Europe through Mary de Stanley:
. William I, The Conqueror, King of England [1027 - 1087] **
. +Matilda of Flanders [abt. 1031 - 1083] m. ?
. . Henry I, King of England [1068 - 1135] **
. . +Matilda, Princess of Scotland m. 1100
. . . Matilda, Princess of England, Empress of Germany [1101/02 - 1167]
. . . +Geoffrey Plantagenet V, Count of Anjou [1113 - 1151] m. ?
. . . . Henry II, Curt Mantel, King of England [1132/33 - 1189]
. . . . +Eleanor of Poitou & Aquitane [ ? - 1202] m. 1152
. . . . . John, Lackland, King of England [1167 - 1216]
. . . . . +Isabelle of Angouleme [ ? - 1246] m. 1200
. . . . . . Henry III, King of England [1207 - 1272]
. . . . . . +Eleanor, Berenger of Provence [1217 - 1291] m. 1234/35
. . . . . . . Edward I, Longshanks, King of England [1239 - 1307]
. . . . . . . +Eleanor of Castile [ ? - 1290] m. 1254
. . . . . . . . Edward II, King of England [1284 - 1327]
. . . . . . . . +Isabella of France [1292 - 1358] m. 1306/07
. . . . . . . . . Edward III, King of England [1312 - 1377]
. . . . . . . . . +Philippa of Hainault and Holland [1313 - 1369] m. 1327/28
. . . . . . . . . . John of Gaunt, King of England [1340 - 1398/99]
. . . . . . . . . . +Katherine Roelt m.1396
. . . . . . . . . . . Joan de Beaufort [ ? - 1440]
. . . . . . . . . . . +Sir Ralph de Neville, K.G., Earl of Westmoreland [? - 1425)
. . . . . . . . . . . . Richard de Nevelle/Neville, K. G. [ ? ]
Famous Kings & Queens of England & Scotland, by Joyce Marlow & Royal Ancestors of Some L.D.S. Families Compiled by Michel L. Call Family Group Sheet for Hugh Lusignan, Count of Lemarche, page 349 Page 121, #17, Chart 201 Page 128, #1, Chart 302 Page 141, #9, Chart 329
↑ Famous Kings & Queens of England & Scotland, by Joyce Marlow & Royal Ancestors of Some L.D.S. Families Compiled by Michel L. Call Family Group Sheet for Hugh Lusignan, Count of Lemarche, page 349 Page 121, #17, Chart 201 Page 128, #1, Chart 302 Page 141, #9, Chart 329