John Stanley, of Handforth

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John Stanley

Birthplace: Handforth, Cheshire East, England
Death: after 1551
of, Handforth, Cheshire East, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Stanley and Margaret Brereton
Husband of Ellen Stanley
Brother of Ann Stanley
Half brother of Urian Brereton and Edward Brereton

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About John Stanley, of Handforth


From East Cheshire: Past and Present: Or, A History of the Hundred of Macclesfield, in the County Palatine of Chester. From Original Records, Volume 1 (Google eBook) John Parsons Earwaker The author, 1877 - Cheshire.  Page 253.  "Handforth-Cum-Bosden"

At the time of the above memorable divorce Sir John Stanley and Dame Margaret had a son and heir, John Stanley, for whom, as we have seen, provision as regards his education, &c, had been made in his father's will. Of him little is now known. He appears to have grown up to manhood, to have married a wife Ellen, and to have died apparently without issue, after the death of his mother, to whose estates he would succeed. By an indenture made in 1547 between him and Sir Urian Brereton, they settled the estates between them, and in the 5th of Edward VI. [1551] an Inquisition was taken by virtue of a writ of Statute Staple, which is as follows :

Inquisition taken at Northwich on October 15, 5 Edward VI. [1551], before Sir John Savage, Knt., Sheriff of Chester, by virtue of a writ of the King, of Statute Staple, by the oaths of Thomas Aston, Esq., John Danyell of Derresbury, Esq., Richard Marbury of Walton, gent, John Sparrowe of Bykley, gent., Hugh Hankey of Churton, gent., Richard Starky of Stretton, sen., gent... John Strynger of Crue, John Crue of Farnedon, William Wrenche of Lostock, Robert Fytton of Carden, John Catrode (?) of Horton, and John Henshawe of Mylnehowse, Jurors, who say upon their oaths that John Stanley was and is seised in right of his wife Ellen, for the term of the life of the said Ellen, of and in six messuages in Assheton-super-Mersey, and some few meadows and lands there and elsewhere, all of which lands, together with his goods and chattels, were worth in the whole £25. 7s. 8d., and are seized into the King's hands.

This is the last notice of John Stanley that has occurred.


  1. [S1506] #560 [1882] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester (1882), Ormerod, George, (2nd edition. 3 volumes. London: G. Routledge, 1882), FHL microfilms 496,910, 547,521 and 824,313-824,31., vol. 3 p. 327;.
  2. [S610] #2142 The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580 ... (1882), Rylands, J. Paul (John Paul), (London: [s.n.], 1882.), FHL microfilm 162,051 item 2., vol. 18 p. 46;.


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John Stanley, of Handforth's Timeline

Handforth, Cheshire East, England
Age 27
Handforth, Cheshire East, England