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Elizabeth Molyneux (de Stanley)

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Lathom, Lancashire, England
Death: 1459 (36)
Sefton, Lancashire, England
Place of Burial: Lathom, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas de Stanley, 1st Lord Stanley and Joan Goushill, Baroness of Stanley
Wife of Sir Richard Molyneux, Knight, of Sefton
Mother of Margaret Dutton; Eleanor Molyneux; Katherine Molines; James Molyneux, Rector of Sefton; Johanna Molyneux and 1 other
Sister of Sir John Stanley of Weever & Over Alderly; Joan Stanley; Katherine Savage; Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby; Margaret Stanley and 3 others

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About Elizabeth de Stanley

Elizabeth Stanley was born abt 1423. n.b. She is sometimes named as Anne Stanley.

Parents: Sir Thomas Stanley (born bef 1405 and died 11 Feb 1459), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord of Latham and Knowsley, 1st Lord Stanley, Constable & Justice of Chester; and Joan Goushill (born abt 1401 and died c 27 Apr 1466), who was the daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Goushill.


  1. before 1432 to Richard Molyneux (born abt 1422 and died 23 Sep 1459), Chief Forester of West Derby, who was the son of Sir Richard Molyneux and Joan Haydocke.
  2. Sir Thomas Le Strange b. abt. 1423.

Children of Elizabeth Stanley and Richard Molyneux:

  1. Margaret Molyneux. She married John, son and heir of Sir Thomas Dutton, and then William Bulkeley of Eaton near Davenham; she founded a chantry in Sefton church.
  2. Sir Thomas Molyneux b. c 1445, d. 12 Jul 1483. He married Anne Dutton (d. 22 Oct 1520), daughter of Sir Thomas Dutton and Margaret Touchet.
  3. Eleanor Molyneux b. c 1452. She married William Ireland, son of John Ireland and Margaret Atherton.
  4. James Molyneux, Rector of Sefton


  • Richard, the eldest son and heir, notwithstanding the feud with Stanley, had been married before 1432 to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley, (fn. 35) by whom he had several children. (fn. 36) He is stated to have been killed at the battle of Blore Heath, 23 September, 1459, fighting on the Lancastrian side, (fn. 37) and was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas.



  1. [S2756] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 29.
  2. [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 679.
  • 35. Croxteth D. Genl. i, 51. Richard Molyneux began to acquire lands in Sefton before his father's death; ibid. X. i, 28–31.
  • 36. Thomas, James, and Margaret occur. James became rector of Sefton. Margaret married John, son and heir of Sir Thomas Dutton, and then William Bulkeley of Eaton near Davenham; she founded a chantry in Sefton church; see Trans. Hist. Soc. xxxiv, 130.
  • 37. This statement is perhaps merely a family tradition: it is borne out to some extent by the date of the writ Diem clausit extr. viz. 1462; Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvii, App. p. 176. He is described as 'knight.' There is a notice of him in the Dict. Nat. Biog
  • 'Elizabeth STANLEY
  • 'Born: ABT 1423
  • Father: Thomas STANLEY (Knight Lord of Lathom)
  • Mother: Joan GOUSHILL
  • 'Married 1: Richard MOLYNEUX (b. ABT 1422 - d. 23 Sep 1459)
  • 'Married 2: Thomas Le STRANGE (Sir)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STANLEY1.htm#Elizabeth STANLEY3
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  • Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley, titular King of Mann, KG (c. 1405 – 20 February 1459), was an English politician.
  • Stanley was the son of Sir John Stanley and Elizabeth Harrington, daughter of Sir Nicholas Harrington of Farleton and Isabel English.[1]
  • He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1431 to 1436 and was appointed comptroller of the royal household in 1432. In 1455 he was promoted to Lord Chamberlain. In 1456 he was summoned to the House of Lords as Lord Stanley. A year later he was further honoured when he was made a Knight of the Garter.
  • He represented Lancashire in the House of Commons between 1447 and 1451 and 1453 and 1454.
  • Lord Stanley married Joan Goushill, the daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Goushill and Elizabeth FitzAlan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel. They had six children, three sons, Thomas, William, and John and three daughters. He died in February 1459 and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Thomas, who was created Earl of Derby in 1485; his senior line died out in 1736. His second son William Stanley was executed for treason by King Henry VII in 1495. Sir Thomas Stanley and Joan Goushill had six children:
    • Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, who married first Eleanor de Neville, and second Margaret Beaufort.
    • Sir William Stanley, invested as Knight of the Garter in 1487. He was beheaded for his alleged part in the Perkin Warbeck conspiracy in 1495.
    • Sir John Stanley, ancestor of the Barons Stanley of Alderley
    • ' Elizabeth Stanley, who married Thomas le Stange, and Sir Richard Molyneux.
    • Margaret Stanley, who married Sir William Troutbeck, who was killed in the Battle of Blore Heath on 23 September 1459, and married John le Boteler (Butler) as her second husband, and Henry Grey, 4th (7th) Baron Grey of Codnor as her third husband.
    • Katherine Stanley married Sir John Savage, K.B., of Clifton, Cheshire. Of their many sons, one, also named Sir John Savage, K.G., was the commander of the left wing of Henry Tudor's army at Bosworth; another, Sir Christopher Savage of Aston-sub-Edge, Glos., fell at the battle of Flodden, and another, Thomas Savage (Bishop), was Archbishop of York.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Stanley,_1st_Baron_Stanley
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Lathom, Lancashire, England
Age 19
of Sefton,Lancashire,England
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of Sefton,Lancashire,England
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of Sefton,Lancashire,England
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Lancashire, , England
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Sephton, Lancashire, England
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Sefton, Lancashire, England
Age 36
Lathom, Lancashire, England