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John de Stanley, I

Also Known As: "Lord Lieutenant of Ireland", "King of Mann"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newton, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Louth, County Louth, Leinster, Ireland
Place of Burial: Burscough Priory, Burscough, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Stanley and Alice Stanley
Husband of Isabel Lathom
Father of Sir John II Stanley, titular King of Mann; Henry Stanley; Thomas Stanley; Ralph Stanley; Margaret Ravenscroft and 2 others
Brother of Ellen Orrell; Sir William de Stanley, of Hooton and Jane Stanley

Occupation: Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
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About Sir John I Stanley, Lord Lt. of Ireland, titular King of Mann

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."

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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

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  • Sir John I Stanley, KG (c. 1350–1414) was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and titular King of Mann, the first of that name. The Stanley family later became the Earls of Derby and remained prominent in English history into modern times.
  • 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]
  • In 1385 he married Isabel Lathom, heir to the extensive lands of Sir Thomas Lathom (great grandson of Humphrey VI De Bohun) 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 expedition 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 Lord 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]
  • 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,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]
  • During his career Stanley held the following offices:-
    • Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1386 and 1388.
    • Justiciary Ireland between 1389 and 1391.
    • Justice of Chester in 1394
    • Controller of the Royal Household in 1399
    • Lieutenant of Ireland between 1399 and 1401
    • Steward of the Household to the Prince of Wales circa 1403, later King Henry V
    • Surveyor of the Forests of Macclesfield, Mare and Mondrem, Cheshire in 1403
    • Governor of the City and County of Cheshire in 1403
    • He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) circa 1405
    • Steward of Macclesfield in 1406
  • He was granted the Isle, Castle, peel and Lordship of Mann, by King Henry IV of England
    • Sovereign Lord of the Isle of Man in 1406
    • Constable of Windsor Castle in 1409
    • Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (second term) from 1413 until his death in 1414.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_I_Stanley_of_the_Isle_of_Man

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  • Sir John Stanley, Lord Lieutenant & Justiciary of Ireland, Justice of Chester, Governor of the City & County of Chester, Constable of Windsor Castle1,2,3,4
  • M, #10924, b. 1350, d. 6 January 1414
  • Father Sir William Stanley, Lord Stanley and Hooton2,3,4 d. Jun 1398
  • Mother Alice Massey2,3,4
  • Sir John Stanley, Lord Lieutenant & Justiciary of Ireland, Justice of Chester, Governor of the City & County of Chester, Constable of Windsor Castle was born in 1350 at of Latham & Knowsley, Derbyshire, Stanley, Staffordshire, England. He married Isabel Lathom, daughter of Sir Thomas de Lathom and Joan Venables, before December 1385; They had 4 sons (Sir John; Henry; Thomas, a cleric; & Sir Ralph) and 2 daughters (Margaret, wife of Adam Ireland; & Isabel).2,3,4 Sir John Stanley, Lord Lieutenant & Justiciary of Ireland, Justice of Chester, Governor of the City & County of Chester, Constable of Windsor Castle and Isabel Lathom obtained a marriage license in 1398; Date of Dispensation to remain married, they being related in the 3rd and 4th degrees.2 Sir John Stanley, Lord Lieutenant & Justiciary of Ireland, Justice of Chester, Governor of the City & County of Chester, Constable of Windsor Castle died on 6 January 1414 at Ardee, Ireland; Buried at Burscough Priory, Lancashire.2,3,4
  • Family Isabel Lathom b. c 1365, d. 26 Oct 1414
  • Children
    • Henry Stanley2
    • Sir Ralph Stanley
    • Sir John de Stanley, Justice of Chester, Sheriff of Anglesey, Lord of the Isle of Man+2,3,4 b. c 1386, d. 27 Nov 1437
    • Sir Thomas Stanley, Sheriff of Warwickshire, Leicestershire, & Staffordshire+5,3,6,4 b. c 1392, d. 13 May 1463
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2763] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 248/9; Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th Ed., by F. L. Weis, p. 116; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 784; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 55.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 677-678.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 88.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 25.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 104.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 486.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p364.htm#i10924

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  • Sir John de Stanley1
  • M, #247484, d. before 28 January 1413/14
  • Last Edited=16 Oct 2007
  • Sir John de Stanley was the son of William de Stanley and Alice Massey.1 He married Isabel Lathom, daughter of Sir Thomas Lathom, before 1385.1 He died before 28 January 1413/14.1
  • He 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
  • Children of Sir John de Stanley and Isabel Lathom
    • 1.John de Stanley+1 d. 27 Nov 1437
    • 2.Henry Stanley1
    • 3.Sir Thomas Stanley1
    • 4.Sir Ralph Stanley1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1101. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p24749.htm#i247484

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  • John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)
  • Born: ABT 1350 /BET 1357/62
  • Died: 6 Jan 1413/14, Ardee, Ireland
  • Buried: Jan 1413, Burscough Priory
  • Notes: AFT the dissulution in 1536 his remains, together with his wife's were removed to the Derby Chapel at Ormskirk.
  • Father: William De STANLEY (Sir)
  • Mother: Alice MASSEY
  • Married 1: Jane LASCELLES ABT 1360
  • Children:
    • 1. Robert De STANLEY
  • Married 2: Isabel LATHOM (b. ABT 1364 - d. 26 Oct 1414) Oct 1385
  • Children:
    • 2. John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)
    • 3. Isabel STANLEY
    • 4. Thomas STANLEY
    • 5. Margaret STANLEY
    • 6. Henry STANLEY
    • 7. Ralph STANLEY
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STANLEY1.htm#John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)

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  • STANLEY, John (d.1437), of Knowsley and Lathom, Lancs., lord of the Isle of Man.
  • s. and h. of Sir John Stanley (d. 18 Jan. 1414) KG, lord of the Isle of Man, by Isabel (d. 26 Oct. 1414), da. of Sir Thomas Lathom (d.1382) of Lathom and Knowsley. m. by 1405, Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Haryngton of Hornby, at least 1s. Sir Thomas†, 1da. Kntd. c. Oct. 1415.1
  • .... etc. The story of Sir John Stanley, the father of this MP and founder of a baronial dynasty, is one of a remarkable rise from comparative poverty to a position of dominance in the councils of three successive English kings. As the younger son of an obscure Cheshire landowner Sir John’s early prospects appeared somewhat bleak, especially as his share of the family property was confined to a modest estate in Macclesfield. His fortunes improved dramatically, however, with his marriage to Isabel Lathom, who became heir on the sudden death of her niece to the two manors of Lathom and Knowsley with extensive appurtenances in the hundred of West Derby. But it was chiefly to his own military and administrative skills that Stanley owed his remarkable success. First singled out by Richard II for the difficult task of imposing royal authority in Ireland, he none the less managed to effect a smooth and convincing change of allegiance in 1399; and from then on his public career went from strength to strength. Besides serving two further terms as lieutenant of Ireland (where he incurred the undying hatred of the native population), he held office steward of the prince of Wales’s household until 1405, when he assumed the same rank in the household of the King himself. Although his expenses in Ireland caused him serious financial problems, Stanley died a wealthy man thanks to Henry IV’s generosity where grants of land and offices were concerned. Not only was Sir John able to leave his descendants the Flintshire estates confiscated in 1400 from the rebel earl of Salisbury, but he also acquired through a combination of exchange and purchase the manors of Bideston in Cheshire and Weeton in Lancashire. Vituperative attacks made upon Sir John by contemporary Irish polemicists claimed that he had grown rich through venality and extortion. Whatever the truth of these lampoons—whose venom was said (at least by their authors) to have brought about his death—there can be little doubt that his income from official quarters alone more than sufficed to finance an ambitious programme of territorial expansion. A virtual monopoly of posts in the lordship of Macclesfield, for example, brought him fees of 100 marks p.a. as well as impressive reserves of patronage through which he was able to extend and strengthen the power base of the Stanleys in the surrounding area. Most important of all was the grant to him and his heirs in perpetuity of the lordship of the Isle of Man, since this gave them quasi-regal status and also increased their revenues by upwards of £400 a year. Unmistakable evidence of Sir John’s meteoric rise from the ranks of the lesser gentry to political dominance in the north-west is to be found in the marriage contracts which he negotiated for his two elder sons. Thomas took as his wife an heiress to the Arderne estates in Cheshire and Staffordshire, while John, the subject of this biography, married into one of the most influential families in Lancashire. His connexion with the Haryngtons of Hornby was to prove useful throughout his life, although the Stanleys were already a force to be reckoned with when he came of age at the beginning of the 15th century.11 .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/stanley-john-1437

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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
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
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