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Nicknames: "John Stanleigh", "Justice of Chester", "Sheriff of Anglesey"
Birthplace: Lathom, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Anglesey, Wales
Occupation: Knight Sheriff of Anglesey, Constable of Carnarvon, Justice of Chester, Steward of Macclesfield and titular King of Mann, Sheriff of Anglesey, Knight, K. G., , Lord Lt. of Ireland, Sheriff, Steward of the household of King Henry V of England.
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About John Stanley, II

3. John Stanley (II), of Lathom and Knowsley, co. Lancaster, Lord of the Isle of Man, Knight of the Shire of Lancashire (1415), Justice of Cheshire (1426-27), Sheriff of Anglesey, Lieutenant of Ireland, Chamberlain of North Wales, b. ca. 1386, succeeded father in 1414, d. in early December of 1437.[4] He m. by 1405,[5] Isabel Haryngton, sister of Sir William Haryngton, of Hornby, co. Lancaster, and daughter of Nicholas Haryngton, of Farleton, co. Lancaster, by Isabel, daughter of Sir William English.[6]

Sir John II Stanley (c. 1386 – 1437) was Knight, Sheriff of Anglesey, Constable of Carnarvon, Justice of Chester, Steward of Macclesfield and titular King of Mann, the second of that name.


His father Sir John Stanley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, had been granted the tenure of the Isle of Man, to him and his heirs, by Henry IV, and the younger Sir John succeeded to the Kingdom in 1414. He also held the office of Steward of Macclesfield, Cheshire.


He twice visited the Island to put down rebellions (1417 and 1422) and was also responsible for putting the laws of the Island into writing. A brief description is given in Manx Notebook (vol iii p1-4).


A. W. Moore, a Manx antiquary and Speaker of the House of Keys,[1] appraised him as follows:


“ He may justly be considered an enlightened and upright ruler, much in advance of his time. He caused the ancient laws and constitutions of his little kingdom to be reduced to writing, he humbled the overbearing ecclesiastical authorities, and, after he had practically concentrated all power into his own hands, he wisely conceded a representative form of government.[citation needed]”


He purchased the Advowson of Rectory of Winwick, Cheshire from the Nostell Priory, Wakefield in 1433 - from this time onwards, this church, adjacent to his property, was to have close links with the Stanley family.


He married Isabell Harington, daughter of Robert de Harington. One of his sons was Sir Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley, and a grandson was Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby.


References

  • 1.^ A.W. Moore

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II_Stanley_of_the_Isle_of_Man

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  • 'Sir John de Stanley, Justice of Chester, Sheriff of Anglesey, Lord of the Isle of Man1,2
  • 'M, b. circa 1386, d. 27 November 1437
  • Father Sir John Stanley, Lord Lieutenant & Justiciary of Ireland, Justice of Chester, Governor of the City & County of Chester, Constable of Windsor Castle3,4 b. 1350, d. 6 Jan 1414
  • Mother Isabel Lathom3,4 b. c 1365, d. 26 Oct 1414
  • ' Sir John de Stanley, Justice of Chester, Sheriff of Anglesey, Lord of the Isle of Man was born circa 1386 at of Lathom & Knowsley, Lancashire, England; Age 28 in 1414.5,2 He married Elizabeth Harington, daughter of Sir Nicholas Harrington and Isabel English, before 1405; They had 3 sons (Sir Thomas, 1st Lord Stanley; Richard, Archdeacon of Chester; & Edward, Archdeacon of Chester) and 2 daughters (Alice, wife of Thomas Dutton, Esq. & of John Wolton; & Isabel, wife of John Warren, Esq.).5,2 Sir John de Stanley, Justice of Chester, Sheriff of Anglesey, Lord of the Isle of Man died on 27 November 1437.5,2
  • 'Family Elizabeth Harington b. c 1387, d. a 22 Mar 1445
  • Children
    • ◦Isabel Stanley+5
    • ◦Richard Stanley, Archdeacon of Chester5
    • ◦Edward Stanley, Archdeacon of Chester5
    • ◦Alice Stanley5
    • ◦Sir Thomas Stanley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord of Latham and Knowsley, 1st Lord Stanley, Constable & Justice of Chester+6,2 b. c 1405, d. 11 Feb 1459
    • ◦(Miss) Stanley+ b. c 1408
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2761] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. XII/1, p. 249/50; 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. 41.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 89.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 677-678.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 88.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 678.
  • 6.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 678-679.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p364.htm#i10922
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  • 'John de Stanley1
  • 'M, #247483, d. 27 November 1437
  • Last Edited=16 Oct 2007
  • ' John de Stanley was the son of Sir John de Stanley and Isabel Lathom.1 He married Isabel Harington, daughter of Sir John Harington.1 He died on 27 November 1437.1
  • ' He held the office of Sovereign Lord of the Isle of Man.1 He held the office of Steward of Macclesfield in February 1413/14.1 He also had two daughters.1
  • 'Children of John de Stanley and Isabel Harington
    • 1.Sir Thomas Stanley, 1st Lord Stanley+1 d. 20 Feb 1458/59
    • 2.Richard Stanley1
    • 3.Edward Stanley1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1101. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p24749.htm#i247483
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  • 'John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)
  • 'Born: ABT 1386, probably Lathom, Lancashire, England
  • 'Died: 27 Nov 1437, Anslesey, Wales
  • 'Notes: Knight of the Garter. Constable of Carnarvon, Justice of Chester. Steward of Macclesfield; Lord of Man. The house of Stanley came into possession of the Island in 1406, and as it appears to us essential to give a summary account of this little kingdom from the period of their accession, we shall proceed to do so in as concise a manner as the subject demands. In the year 1493, the Earl of Salisbury, then King of the Island, sold it, with his crown and title of King, to Sir William Le Scrope. rfhe deed of sale runs thus :— "Sir William Le Scroop bought of William Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, the Isle of Man, with the title of King, and the right of being crowned with a golden crown" Sir Wm. Le Scrope, afterwards Earl of Wiltshire, was found guilty of high treason and beheaded, when Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, was granted the Island by King Henry IV, and he also having been attainted, was deprived of it by act of Parliament, and the Island was ordered to be seized for the King’s use; but seven years afterwards it was granted by the King to Sir John Stanley, his heirs and successors, under the title of King.
  • Father: John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)
  • Mother: Isabel LATHOM
  • 'Married: Elizabeth HARRINGTON ABT 1408
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)
    • 2. Isabel STANLEY
    • 3. Richard STANLEY (Archdeacon of Chester) (b. ABT 1412 - d. ABT 1467)
    • 4. Edward STANLEY (Archdeacon of Chester) (b. ABT 1414 - d. ABT 1485)
    • 5. Alice STANLEY
    • 6. Edward STANLEY
    • 7. William STANLEY
    • 8. John (James) STANLEY (Archdeacon of Chester)
    • 9. Nicholas STANLEY
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STANLEY1.htm#John STANLEY (Knight Sheriff of Anglesey)
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Born c.1386 in Lathom Lancashire, Children were: Sir Thomas STANLEY Knight Lord of Lathom, Richard STANLEY, Edward STANLEY, Alice STANLEY, Isabel STANLEY, William STANLEY, John STANLEY, James STANLEY Archdeacon of Chester , Nicholas STANLEY.

He was a Knight Sheriff of Anglesey in 1406, became Lord of Man in 1414 on death of father. Twice visited the Island to put down rebellions (1417 and 1422); was also responsible for putting the laws of the Island into writing. A brief description is given in Manx Note Book (vol iii p1-4).

A.W.Moore sums him up as :

   "He may justly be considered an enlightened and upright ruler, much in advance of his time. He caused the ancient laws and constitutions of his little kingdom to be reduced to writing, he humbled the overbearing ecclesiastical authorities, and, after he had practically concentrated all power into his own hands, he wisely conceded a representative form of government.

Bought advowson of Rectory of Winwick from priory of Nostel in 1433 - from now on this church, adjacent to his property, was to have close links with the Stanley family."

http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/people/lords/john2.htm

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Isle of man Justice\Constabl Stanley Sheriff/Steward 

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Knight of the Garter. Constable of Carnarvon, Justice of Chester. Steward of Macclesfield; Lord of Man. The house of Stanley came into possession of the Island in 1406, and as it appears to us essential to give a summary account of this little kingdom from the period of their accession, we shall proceed to do so in as concise a manner as the subject demands. In the year 1493, the Earl of Salisbury, then King of the Island, sold it, with his crown and title of King, to Sir William Le Scrope. rfhe deed of sale runs thus :— "Sir William Le Scroop bought of William Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, the Isle of Man, with the title of King, and the right of being crowned with a golden crown" Sir Wm. Le Scrope, afterwards Earl of Wiltshire, was found guilty of high treason and beheaded, when Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, was granted the Island by King Henry IV, and he also having been attainted, was deprived of it by act of Parliament, and the Island was ordered to be seized for the King’s use; but seven years afterwards it was granted by the King to Sir John Stanley, his heirs and successors, under the title of King.

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John de Stanley held the office of Sovereign Lord of the Isle of Man. He held the office of Steward of Macclesfield in February 1413/14.

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-He was a knight

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Justice of Chester, Sheriff of Anglesey

-------------------- Sir John Stanley, Knight of the Garter was born in Of Lathom. Sir John married Unknown MNU and had a child: Isabel Stanley. Sir John was Steward of the household of King Henry V of England.

Sir John Stanley, Knight of the Garter is my 19th great grandfather.

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Sir John II Stanley, titular King of Mann's Timeline

1386
1386
Lathom, Lancashire, England
1406
1406
Age 20
Lathom,Knowsley,Lancashire,England
1406
Age 20
1408
1408
Age 22
Of, Lathom, Lancashire, England
1410
1410
Age 24
Of, Lathom, Lancashire, England
1412
1412
Age 26
Clifton, Lancashire, , England
1414
1414
Age 28
Clifton, Chesshire, England
1415
1415
Age 29
Lathom, Cheshire, England
1418
1418
Age 32
Clifton, Chesshire, England
1420
1420
Age 34
Clifton, Chesshire, England