Anne Stanley (c.1542 - 1602)

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Birthplace: of, Lathom, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Lathom, Lancashire, England
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About Anne Stanley

Anne Stanley was the daughter of Edward Stanley, 3rd earl of Derby (May 10, 1508-October 24, 1572) and Dorothy Howard (d. before 1547). On February 10, 1549, she married Charles, 8th baron Stourton (c.1521-x.March 6, 1556/7). Early in her marriage, she was thrust into her husband's feud with his neighbors, the Hartgills, and with his father's mistress, Agnes Rhys. Agnes, who was in possession of Stourton House, also took possession of some of the livestock at Stourton. Anne tried to stop her, but was unsuccessful. Anne and Charles were the parents of John, 9th baron (c.1552-October 13, 1588), Edward, 10th baron (c.1555-May 7, 1633), Charles, Mary (d.1622+), Anne, and Catherine. After a little more than eight years of marriage, Stourton was executed for murdering two of the Hartgills. Anne may have been the Lady Stourton at court in 1558/9, although this seems unlikely. Not only was she a prominent recusant, but with her husband's conviction the family was stripped of both lands and title. The other possibility, perhaps more likely even at age seventy, is her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Dudley. Two months after Charles's execution, Anne was allowed to purchase back the goods the Crown had confiscated. The wardship of the four-year-old heir was sold to Sir Hugh Paulet for £340. Anne petitioned Queen Mary, asking that she be allowed to supervise her son's education and keep him with her until he was ten, and also choose his wife. She told the queen that she had lost a loving, true, and faithful husband, her greatest comfort in the world. The queen granted her request and also an annuity of £40 from the Stourton lands. Shortly after Queen Elizabeth succeeded her sister, Anne remarried, taking as her second husband Sir John Arundell of Lanherne (c. 1530-November 17, 1590). The wardship and marriage of John Stourton were then granted to the earl of Derby. Anne's children by Arundell were Dorothy (c.1560-1613), Elizabeth, Cecily, Margaret, Gertrude (b.1574), and John (d.1633). She continued to be known as Lady Stourton after her second marriage. Sir John was in prison in 1581 for recusancy. From 1583, Father John Cornelius was the Arundell family priest. In March 1588, Anne was living at Muswell Hill, London. Arundell's will left her £100 and all the plate and household stuff he received from her on their marriage. Anne lived at Chideock Castle in Dorset after her second husband’s death, but maintained contact with Catholics in London, including Father Cornelius. In 1594, an informant’s report led to Cornelius’s arrest and that of all those who had harbored him. The men were executed, but Lady Stourton was only detained briefly and then released. Roland Connelly, in Women of the Catholic Resistance in England 1540-1680, confuses Lady Stourton with her daughter, Dorothy, incorrectly gives the date of Sir John Arundell's death as January 17, 1591, and does not seem to know that Sir John's wife had previously been married to Lord Stourton, even though his book also includes a chapter on her daughter, Mary Stourton. I believe it is Dorothy Arundell who spoke up in court for Father Cornelius and the others, not her mother, especially since she apparently made reference in the speech to having a mother still living. Whoever spoke on the prisoners' behalf, it was to no avail. They were all executed on July 4, 1594. In 1601, Lady Stourton was indicted at the Dorset assizes. She petitioned the queen and Elizabeth Tudor ordered the case against her dismissed. Two of her daughters, meanwhile, Dorothy and Gertrude Arundell, went abroad to become nuns and were co-founders of the English Benedictine convent in Brussels. --------------------

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Anne STANLEY (AFN: 15CF-XT9) Pedigree

Sex:  F  Family  

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Event(s)

Birth:   1527     Of, Lathom, Lancashire, England   
Death:   22 Sep 1602     Lathom, Lancashire, Engl   
Burial:   2 Oct 1602     Church, Saint Colomb Major, Cornwall, England   

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Parents

Father:  Edward STANLEY (AFN: FBZZ-FC)  Family  
Mother:  Dorothy HOWARD (AFN: 95KW-NK) 

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Marriage(s)

Spouse:  John ARUNDELL (AFN: 95KW-QW)  Family  
Marriage:  1560    Of, Stourton, Chestershire, England  
   
Spouse:  Charles STOURTON (AFN: 15CF-X6C)  Family  
Marriage:  10 Feb 1548/1549    , , Derbyshire, England          

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Husband's Name

John ARUNDELL (AFN:95KW-QW)  Pedigree  

Born:  1530  Place:  Of Lanherne, Cornwall, England, England   
Died:  17 Nov 1590  Place:     
Buried:  6 Dec 1590  Place:  Church, St Columb, Cornwall, England   
Married:  1560  Place:  Of, Stourton, Chestershire, England   

Father:  John ARUNDELL (AFN:95KX-7G)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth DANET (AFN:95KX-69)   

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Wife's Name

Anne STANLEY (AFN:15CF-XT9)  Pedigree  

Born:  1527  Place:  Of, Lathom, Lancashire, England   
Died:  22 Sep 1602  Place:  Lathom, Lancashire, Engl   
Buried:  2 Oct 1602  Place:  Church, Saint Colomb Major, Cornwall, England   
Married:  1560  Place:  Of, Stourton, Chestershire, England   

Father:  Edward STANLEY (AFN:FBZZ-FC)  Family  
Mother:  Dorothy HOWARD (AFN:95KW-NK)   

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1.  Sex  Name    
 F Dorothy ARUNDELL (AFN:95KW-R3)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1566   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England   

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2.  Sex  Name    
 F Margaret ARUNDELL (AFN:95KW-TF)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1569   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England   

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3.  Sex  Name    
 M Thomas ARUNDELL (AFN:95KW-VL)  Pedigree  
   Born:  Abt 1570   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England   

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4.  Sex  Name    
 F Cecelia ARUNDELL (AFN:95KW-WR)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1572   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England   

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5.  Sex  Name    
 F Gertrude ARUNDELL (AFN:95KW-XX)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1574   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England   

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6.  Sex  Name    
 M George ARUNDELL (AFN:95KM-NG)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1559?   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England   
   Died:  Nov 1636   Place:    

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7.  Sex  Name    
 M John ARUNDELL (AFN:95KV-RX)  Pedigree 
   Born:  1564   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England   
   Died:  22 Jul 1633   Place:    
   Buried:    Place:  , St Columb Major, Cornwall, England   

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8.  Sex  Name    
 F Elizabeth ARUNDELL (AFN:95KW-S8)  Pedigree   
   Born:  1568   Place:  Of, Lanherne, Cornwall, England  

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Husband's Name

Charles STOURTON (AFN:15CF-X6C)  Pedigree  

Born:  Abt 1521  Place:  Of, Stourton, Wiltshire, England   
Died:  6 Mar 1557  Place:  Market-Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England   
Buried:    Place:  Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England   
Married:  10 Feb 1548/1549  Place:  , , Derbyshire, England   

Father:  William STOURTON (AFN:9GW4-80)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth DUDLEY (AFN:97B1-75)   

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Wife's Name

Anne STANLEY (AFN:15CF-XT9)  Pedigree  

Born:  1527  Place:  Of, Lathom, Lancashire, England   
Died:  22 Sep 1602  Place:  Lathom, Lancashire, Engl   
Buried:  2 Oct 1602  Place:  Church, Saint Colomb Major, Cornwall, England   
Married:  10 Feb 1548/1549  Place:  , , Derbyshire, England   

Father:  Edward STANLEY (AFN:FBZZ-FC)  Family  
Mother:  Dorothy HOWARD (AFN:95KW-NK)   

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Children

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1.  Sex  Name    
 F Mary STOURTON (AFN:15CF-XM2)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1549   Place:  Of, Stourton, Wiltshire, England   
   Died:  1608   Place:  (sp)   

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2.  Sex  Name    
 M Charles STOURTON (AFN:15CF-W8L)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1551   Place:  Of, Stourton, Wiltshire, England   

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3.  Sex  Name    
 F Ann STOURTON (AFN:15CF-WC7)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1557   Place:  Of, Stourton, Wiltshire, England   

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4.  Sex  Name    
 F Catherine STOURTON (AFN:15CF-XRV)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1559   Place:  Of, Stourton, Wiltshire, England   

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5.  Sex  Name    
 M Son STOURTON (AFN:15CF-WFM)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1559   Place:  Of, Stourton, Wiltshire, England   

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6.  Sex  Name    
 M Edward STOURTON (AFN:V9LB-N6)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Abt 1580   Place:  Of, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England   
   Died:  7 May 1632/1633   Place:  , London, Middlesex, England   
   Buried:  25 May 1632/1633   Place:  , Stourton, Wiltshire, England   

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7.  Sex  Name    
 M John STOURTON (AFN:9G6R-R1)  Pedigree   
   Born:  Jan 1552/1553 (   Place:  , Stourton, Wiltshire, England   
   Died:  13 Oct 1588   Place:  Stourton, Wiltshire, England   
   Buried:  25 Nov 1588   Place:  , Stourton, Wiltshire, England  

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Anne Stanley's Timeline

1542
1542
of, Lathom, Lancashire, England
1548
February 10, 1548
Age 6
1553
1553
Age 11
1559
1559
Age 17
Lanherne, Cornwall, England
1560
1560
Age 18
1560
Age 18
of, Stourton, Chestershire, England
1564
1564
Age 22
Lanherne, Cornwall, England
1574
1574
Age 32
1602
September 22, 1602
Age 60
Lathom, Lancashire, England
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