John de Stanley, I (c.1350 - 1414) MP

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Nicknames: "Lord Lieutenant of Ireland", "King of Mann"
Birthplace: Newton, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Louth, County Louth, Leinster, Ireland
Occupation: Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
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About John de Stanley, I

2. John Stanley (I), Knt., of Lathom, co. Lancaster, Lieutenant of Ireland, Steward of the Prince of Wales’s household, and in that of the king (1405-), K.G. (1405), King of the Isle of Man, Constable of Windsor Castle (1409-14), b. about 1350, d. 6 Jan. 1413/4 at Ardee, Ireland. The estates inherited by his wife became the new family seat, still in possession of their descendants, the Earls of Derby. 1406 he was granted the kingship of the Isle of Man in perpetuity for the nominal payment of two falcons to the King at his coronation, and it remained with his descendants until the British Crown purchased it from them in 1765.[2] He m. by 1385,[3] Isabel Lathom, eventual heiress of Lathom and Knowsley, daughter of Sir Thomas Lathom, of Lathom and Knowsley.

AFT the dissulution in 1536 his remains, together with his wife's were removed to the Derby Chapel at Ormskirk.

Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. born Newton, Cheshire England. He was buried in BurscoughPriory.

Children were: Sir John STANLEY Knight Sheriff of Anglesey, Isabel STANLEY, Thomas STANLEY, Margaret STANLEY, Henry STANLEY, Ralph STANLEY.

He was also married to Jane LASCELLES . Children were: Robert De STANLEY.

Brother of Matilda, William, Henry, Maud, Alice, Ellen, Sir Wm Stanley of Hooten,

"After the dissulution in 1536 his remains, together with his wife's were removed to the Derby Chapel at Ormskirk.

After a century of disputed ownership between the English and the Scots the Island was 'given', by Henry IV, to Sir John Stanley in 1405 on condition 'of rendering to our heirs the future Kings of England, two falcons on the days of their coronation'.

"The Stanleys were one of the great families of England whose main houses were at Knowsley and Lathom in south-west Lancashire between Liverpool and Ormskirk (see map). These properties came from the marriage of Sir John to Isabel Lathom. At the time of the marriage neither expected to inherit such estates but the death of many closer heirs left them with large landholdings on the Lancashire/Cheshire border.

The Stanleys derive their descent from Adam de Stanley(c.1125-c.1200) to whom his cousin, Adam de Audley, conveyed the Manor of Stanley in Staffordshire close to the Cheshire border."

Sir John de Stanley held the office of Lord Depute of Ireland between 1386 and 1388.1 He held the office of Justiciary [Ireland] between 1389 and 1391.1 He held the office of Justice of Chester in 1394.1 He held the office of Controller of the Royal Household in 1399.1 He held the office of Lieutenant of Ireland between 1399 and 1401.1 He was Steward of the Household to the Prince of Wales circa 1403, later King Henry V.1 He was Surveyor of the Forests of Macclesfield, Mare and Mondrem, Cheshire in 1403.1 He held the office of Governor of the City and County of Cheshire in 1403.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) circa 1405.1 He held the office of Steward of Macclesfield.1 In 1406 he was granted the Isle, Castle, peel and Lordship of Man, by King Henry IV.1 He held the office of Sovereign Lord of the Isle of Man in 1406.1 He held the office of Constable of Windsor Castle in 1409.1 He held the office of Lieutenant of Ireland between 1413 and 1419.1 He also had two daughters.1

Early years

John Stanley was the second son of Sir William de Stanley of Stourton and Alice Massey of Timperley, Cheshire and grandson of John de Stanley and Emma Lathom of Lathom, Lancashire.[1]

Stanley's father was a bailiff of the Forest of Wirral, notorious for his repressive activities. Both Stanley and his older brother, William, were involved in criminal cases which charged them with a forced entry 1369 and in the murder of Thomas Clotton in 1376.[2]

Conviction for the murder of Clotton resulted in Stanley being declared an outlaw. However, he was already distinguishing himself in military service in the French wars, and he was pardoned in 1378 at the insistence of his commander, Sir Thomas Trivet.[3]

[edit] Marriage and rise to prominence

In 1385 he married Isabel Lathom, heir to the extensive lands of Sir Thomas Lathom in south-west Lancashire. The marriage took place despite the opposition of John of Gaunt and gave Stanley the sort of wealth and financial security he could never have hoped to have had as the younger son in his own family.[4] Stanley had four sons, John, Henry, Thomas and Ralph as well as two daughters.[5]

1386 saw his first appointment in Ireland as deputy to Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland. In 1389, Richard II appointed him justiciar of Ireland, a post he held until 1391. He was heavily involved in the Richard's first expedition to Ireland in 1394–1395.[6]

Throughout the 1390s he was involved in placating possible rebellion in Cheshire.[7] Between 1396 and 1398 he served as captain of Roxburgh. Stanley took part in Richard II expedition to Ireland in 1399. However, on his return to England, Stanley, who had long proved adept at political manouevring, turned his back on Richard and submitted to Henry IV of England.[8]

[edit] Under the Lancastrians

Stanley's fortunes were equally good under the Lancastrians. He was granted lordships in the Welsh marches, and served a term as lieutenant of Ireland. In 1403 he was made steward of the household of Henry, prince of Wales, (later Henry V). Unlike many of the Cheshire gentry, he took the side of the king in the rebellion of the Percys. He was wounded in the throat at the Battle of Shrewsbury.[9]

In 1405 he was granted the tenure of the Isle of Man by which had been confiscated from the rebellious Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland.[10] In this period he also became steward of the king's household, and was elected a Knight of the Garter. In 1413 King Henry V of England sent him to serve once more as lieutenant of Ireland. He died at Ardee, County Louth in 1414. His body was returned to Lathom and buried at Burscough Priory near Ormskirk.[11] -------------------- Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Also Constable of Windsor Castle. He was born in 1350 at of Latham & Knowsley, Derbyshire, Stanley, Staffordshire, England. -------------------- Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Lord of Man. -------------------- Lord of Lathom, a favorite of King Henry IV who made him Knight of the Garter, Sovereign Lord of the Isle of Man, and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland -------------------- Early years

John Stanley was the second son of Sir William de Stanley of Stourton and Alice Massey of Timperley, Cheshire, and grandson of John de Stanley and Emma Lathom of Lathom, Lancashire.[1] Stanley's father was Master-Forester of the Forest of Wirral, notorious for his repressive activities. Both Stanley and his older brother, William (who succeeded their father as Master-Forester), were involved in criminal cases which charged them with a forced entry in 1369 and in the murder of Thomas Clotton in 1376.[2] Conviction for the murder of Clotton resulted in Stanley being declared an outlaw. However, he was already distinguishing himself in military service in the French wars, and he was pardoned in 1378 at the insistence of his commander, Sir Thomas Trivet.[3] [edit]Marriage and rise to prominence

In 1385 he married Isabel Lathom, heir to the extensive lands of Sir Thomas Lathom in south-west Lancashire. The marriage took place despite the opposition of John of Gaunt and gave Stanley the sort of wealth and financial security he could never have hoped to have had as the younger son in his own family.[4] Stanley had four sons, John, Henry, Thomas and Ralph as well as two daughters.[5] The year 1386 saw his first appointment in Ireland as deputy to Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland.This occurred because of the insurrection created by the friction between Sir Philip de Courtenay, the then English Lieutenant of Ireland, and his appointed governor James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormond. Stanley led an expedituion to Ireland on behalf of de Vere and King Richard II to quell it. He was accompanied by Bishop Alexander de Balscot of Meath and Sir Robert Crull.[6] Butler joined them upon their arrival in Ireland. Because of the success of the expedition, Stanley was appointed to the position of Lieutenant of Ireland, Alexander to chancellor, Crull to treasurer, and Butler to his old position as governor.[7] In 1389, Richard II appointed him justiciar of Ireland, a post he held until 1391. He was heavily involved in Richard's first expedition to Ireland in 1394–1395.[8] Throughout the 1390s he was involved in placating possible rebellion in Cheshire.[9] Between 1396 and 1398 he served as captain of Roxburgh. Stanley took part in Richard II's expedition to Ireland in 1399. However, on his return to England, Stanley, who had long proved adept at political manouevring, turned his back on Richard and submitted to Henry IV of England.[10] [edit]Under the Lancastrians

Stanley's fortunes were equally good under the Lancastrians. He was granted lordships in the Welsh marches, and served a term as lieutenant of Ireland. In 1403 he was made steward of the household of Henry, prince of Wales, (later Henry V). Unlike many of the Cheshire gentry, he took the side of the king in the rebellion of the Percys. He was wounded in the throat at the Battle of Shrewsbury.[11] In 1405 he was granted the tenure of the Isle of Man by which had been confiscated from the rebellious Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland.[12] In this period he also became steward of the king's household, and was elected a Knight of the Garter. In 1413 King Henry V of England sent him to serve once more as lieutenant of Ireland. He died at Ardee, County Louth, in 1414. His body was returned to Lathom and buried at Burscough Priory near Ormskirk.[13] -------------------- Birth: 1362 Cheshire, England Death: Jan. 6, 1414, Ireland

Knight, Knight of the Garter, Justiciar of Ireland, Justiciar of Chester, Controller of the Household, Steward of the Household, Steward of Macclesfield, Governor of the City and County of Chester, Constable of Windsor Castle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Younger son of William Stanley of Stanley and Alice, daughter of Hamon de Mascy. Second husband of Isabel Lathom, daughter of Thomas de Lathom and Joan Venables. They had four sons and two daughters; Sir John, Henry, Thomas, Sir Ralph, Margaret and Isabel.

In 1405 he was granted the tenure of the Isle of Man that had been confiscated from Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland. Sir John became steward of the king's household, and elected a Knight of the Garter. In 1413 King Henry V sent him to serve again as Lieutenant of Ireland

John died at Ardee, County Louth, Ireland in 1414, and his body was returned to Lathom, originally buried at Burscough Priory, Lancashire. After the dissolution in 1536 his remains, together with his wife's were removed to the Derby Chapel at Ormskirk.

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Sir John I Stanley, Lord Lt. of Ireland, titular King of Mann's Timeline

1350
1350
Newton, Cheshire, England
1385
1385
Age 35
England
1386
1386
Age 36
Lathom, Lancashire, England
1388
1388
Age 38
Of, Stourton, Cheshire, England
1389
1389
Age 39
Lathom, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1391
1391
Age 41
Hooton,,Cheshire,England
1392
1392
Age 42
Elford, Staffordshire, England
1393
1393
Age 43
of,Stourton,Cheshire,England
1394
1394
Age 44
Of, Stourton, Cheshire, England
1414
June 6, 1414
Age 64
Louth, County Louth, Leinster, Ireland