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Lady Anne Stanley (Harrington)

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Of, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1529 (45-53)
Ashford, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir James Harrington, Kt. and Isabella Harrington
Wife of William Stanley, V
Mother of Sir William Stanley, of Hooton; Agnes Stanley; Julia de Stanley; Peter Stanley, Esq., of Bickerstaff; John Stanley and 4 others
Sister of Kathering Hulton; Elizabeth Tresham; William Harrington; Alice Standish; Agnes (Harrington) Assheton and 4 others

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About Lady Anne Stanley

  • Anne Harrington1
  • F, b. circa 1480, d. after 16 August 1528
  • Father Sir James Harington2,1 b. 1448, d. 26 Jun 1497
  • Mother Isabella Radcliffe2,1 d. 20 Jun 1497
  • Anne Harrington was born circa 1480 at of Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England.2 She married Sir William Stanley, Sheriff of Cheshire, son of Sir William Stanley and Agnes Grosvenor, before 18 August 1505; Date of fine for marrying without a license. They had 3 sons (Sir William; Peter, Esq; & John) & 2 daughters (Agnes, wife of Andrew Barton; & Katherine).2,1 Anne Harrington died after 16 August 1528.2,1
  • Family Sir William Stanley, Sheriff of Cheshire b. c 1474, d. a 1529
  • Child
    • Sir William Stanley+2 b. c 1506, d. b 1547
  • Citations
  • 1.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 120.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 291.
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  • Born: 1473, Westleigh, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 1557, Hooton, Chesire, England
  • Father: James HARRINGTON of Wolfege (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Isabella RADCLIFFE
  • Married: William STANLEY (Sir) BEF 1483
  • Children:
    • 1. William STANLEY
    • 2. Peter STANLEY (Esq.)
    • 3. Agnes STANLEY
    • 4. John STANLEY
    • 5. Catherine STANLEY
    • 6. James STANLEY
    • 7. Thomas STANLEY
    • 8. Edmund STANLEY
    • 9. Julia STANLEY
    • 10. Isabel STANLEY
    • 11. Alice STANLEY


  • Lady Anne Harrington Stanley
  • Birth: 1480
  • Death: unknown
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • James Harrington (____ - 1497)
  • Isabel Radcliffe Harrington (____ - 1518)
  • Spouse:
  • William Stanley (1474 - ____)
  • Children:
    • Agnes Stanley Barton*
    • Peter Stanley (____ - 1592)*
    • William Stanley*
  • Siblings:
  • William Harrington (____ - 1491)*
  • Clemence Harrington Norreys (1462 - ____)*
  • Katherine Harrington Barowe (1468 - 1546)*
  • Anne Harrington Stanley (1480 - ____)
  • Burial: Eastham, St Mary's Churchyard, Bromborough, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 135886471
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  • The origin of the tenure by the Bradshagh family of a fourth part of the manor of Westleigh has not been ascertained. Roger de Bradshagh (fn. 55) gave lands here to his son John, about the year 1250, a date suggested by the witnesses' names, one of whom was Adam de Westleigh. (fn. 56) Besides John, afterwards of Westleigh, Roger had issue, William, who married Mabel la Norrise, and had with her the manors of Haigh and Blackrod, (fn. 57) and Adam, perhaps ancestor of the Bradshaghs of Aspull. (fn. 58) John de Bradshagh had issue two sons, Richard (fn. 59) and William. Richard had Westleigh by inheritance from his father and Blackrod under a settlement made in 1337 by Mabel de Bradshagh; William had Haigh under a similar settlement. (fn. 60) Richard had issue Roger, who is named with his wife in the settlement of 1337. (fn. 61) Hugh their son married Margaret daughter and heir of John de Verdon of Brixworth, county Northants, who immediately after her husband's death in August, 1383, (fn. 62) married John son and heir of Roger de Pilkington. (fn. 63) In 1385 William son and heir of Hugh and Margaret, being under age, was committed to the care of Henry de Bradshagh, who was to pay £80 within eight years for wardship of the heir's lands in Westleigh and Blackrod. (fn. 64) At the death of Sir William Bradshagh, chr., in 1415, he and Joan his wife were seised of this manor, and held it of the king in chief as of his duchy of Lancaster by knight's service and 6d. perannum. It was worth £20 beyond reprises. Elizabeth wife of Richard Harrington son of James Harrington, knt., was his daughter and heir, then aged thirteen years. (fn. 65) William Harrington, knt., their son, had a dispensation in 1442 to marry Elizabeth daughter of Edmund Pilkington, esq., being within the degrees of consanguinity. (fn. 66) He died in 1488, James Harrington, knt., his son and heir being then forty years of age. (fn. 67)
  • Sir James Harrington made his will in 1493 and died in 1497, leaving ten daughters his coheirs. (fn. 68) In the partition of his estates made in 1517 the manor of Westleigh fell to the share of Anne, one of his daughters and coheirs, wife of Sir Richard Stanley (fn. 69) of Hooton, county Chester, knt., Alice wife of Richard Hoghton (fn. 70) and daughter of Sir Thomas Assheton, knt., by Agnes, another daughter and coheir, and Isabel, wife of John Tresham, another daughter and coheir. (fn. 71) In 1560 Rowland Stanley,knt., grandson of Sir William, sold his estate here to William Norris of Speke, knt., (fn. 72) whose son Edward ....
  • In 1527, ten years after the partition of the Harrington estates here, John Urmston set up a claim to Westley Heath, which had been assigned by Sir William Harrington, 'to be a sportyng place' to his tenants of Westleigh, to be occupied as common for their cattle, and also to have butts at which to shoot, and 'to have their dysportes wythyn the same Heth,' claiming the heath as parcel of his manor of Westleigh, of which he and his ancestors had been possessed for upwards of 200 years. The claim was resisted by Dame Isabel Tresham, widow, and Sir William Stanley of Hooton, knt., and Dame Anne his wife. The result of the suit is not recorded, but the heath remains common land to this day, in accordance with Sir William Harrington's intention. (fn. 88)
  • From: 'Townships: Westleigh', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3 (1907), pp. 421-426. URL: Date accessed: 01 June 2012.


  • The baronetage of England: containing a genealogical and historical account ... By Thomas Wotton
  • Pg.206
  • Idem Willielmus Stanley, one of the King's carvers, made fheriff for his life, 26 Feb. 5 Edw. IV. he continued fheriff till 10 Hen. VII. for, foon after Edw. IV. had obtained the crown he crated a new fheriff of Chefhire, notwithftanding the patent for lives, granted to Sir Robert Booth, of Dunham-Maffey, and William his fon, by Hen. VI. This appears, by Stanley firft patent, in Sir R. Leyceftyer's Chefhire, p. 181. Sir William married, firft, Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir John Bromley, Knt. by whom he had a daughter, Margaret, married to Gerard de Brinn, in Lancafhire. His fecond wife was Agnes, third daughter and coheir of Robert Grofvenor, of Holme, by whom he had
  • Sir William Stanley, his fon and heir, who married Anne, eldeft daughter and coheir of Sir James Harrington, of Wool-
  • Pg.207
  • ftadge in Northamptonfhire, Knt. by whom he had Catherine, William, Sir Rowland, Peter, John and Agnes.
  • William Stanley, his eldeft fon, made fheriff of Chefhire (durante bene placito), 20 Feb. 17 Hen. VIII. he married Grace, daughter of Sir Willliam Griffiths, Knt. chamberlain of North-Wales.
  • Peter, third fon, married Elizabeth, daughter of James Scarfbrooke, of Bickerftaff in Lancafhire, from whom the family of Stanley of More-hall are defcended.
  • John, fourth fon, married Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Huntington, from whom are derived the Stanleys, of Dalegath in Cumberland.
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Lady Anne Stanley's Timeline

Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 19
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Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Age 26
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Brickenstaff, Lancashire, England
Age 40
Age 49
Ashford, Kent, England