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Ralph Standish

Also Known As: "de standish"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Standish, Lancashire, England
Death: circa 1460 (28-44)
Standish, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander de Standish, Lord of the Manor, and Constance Standish
Husband of Margery Standish
Father of Alexander Standish Of Standish Hall; Thomas Standish; Brian Standish; Gilbert Standish; Lawrence Standish and 2 others
Brother of Lawrence Standish; Oliver de Standish; Robert de Standish; Hugh de Standish; Cecily Standish and 3 others

Occupation: Lord Of The Manor
Managed by: Kyle Dane
Last Updated:

About Ralph Standish

http://wiki.standish.org.uk/index.php/Ralph_Standish_%28Lord_of_the_Manor_1445-1468%29

Parents - Alexander de Standish and Constance Gerard

Ralph Standish married Margery, daughter and co-heir of Richard Radcliffe of Chadderton. His wife brought him land in Chadderton, Witton and Glodyth. This was no doubt an advantageous marriage. Landed families deliberately sought to enlarge their estates by the marriage of the heir with an heiress, and land was still the main form of property. Marriages were frequently arranged while the parties were still children. Ralph himself, later, when his son and heir, Alexander, was still very young, arranged for the boy to be betrothed to Sybilla, the daughter of Henry Bold, an equally young girl. He also instituted a trust to safeguard the settlements to be made on the marriage of Alexander. This he did, in about 1452, by conveying certain estates in Lancashire, Cheshire, Warwickshire and Essex to trustees - Roger Standish, Rector of Standish Church, John Kirk, Parson at Burnhill (Brindle), John Eccleston and Henry Berkheud. A further indenture exists among the Standish papers whereby these trustees granted the lands they held from Ralph Standish to Sybil, wife of Alexander Standish, showing that they carried out and completed the trust.

Ralph seems to have had about eight brothers, and one sister, Joan, who married into the Bradshaigh family of Haigh, near Wigan. A further item of information about him is that in 1452 he obtained a general pardon from Henry VI, possibly on account of taking part in the Wars of the Roses. He died in 1468 and Alexander, who was about sixteen, succeeded him. [1]

1.↑ Eleanor Johnson, The Standish Family 1189-1920 (Published by the Standish Local History Group, 1972)

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  • I. ROBERT, of Radclyffe Tower, who m. first, Mary de Bury, by whom he had a son, RALPH, who d. s.p. He m. secondly, Margery, Lady of the Booths, and had by her two sons, viz.
    • William, of Smithills, in Lancashire, living 4 EDWARD III. m. Katherine, dau. of Sir Thurstan Morley, knt. and was ancestor of the Radclyffe of Smithills, Tingrave, &c.
    • John, in holy orders, rector of Bury, living 16 EDWARD III. His illegitimate son, John Radclyffe, marrying Mary, daughter of William de Catherton, of Catherton, in Lancashire, acquired that estate, and was father of JOHN RADCLYFFE, of Catherton, whose son, SIR JOHN RADCLYFFE, Knt. of Catherton, married twice: by his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Knyvett, of Thirling, he had a son EDMUND, ancestor of the Radclyffes of Broad Clist, in Devonshire; and by his first wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Tunstal, Knt. of Tunstal, he had a son, JOHN, who m. Katherine, daughter of Richard Molyneux, of Sefton, and left three daughters his co-heirs, namely, JOAN, m. to Edmund Ashton, esq. second son of Sir Thomas Ashton, knt. of Ashton-under-Line; MARGARET, m. to Ralph Standish, esq. of Standish; and ELIZABETH, m. to Robert Radclyffe, second son of Alexander Radclyffe, esq. of Ordsall.

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  • LAWRENCE DE STANDISH, of Standish, who m. in 1398, Lora, dau. of Sir Roger de Pilkington, and had (with a dau., contracted, & HENRY V., 1419, to mary John de Birkenhead) a son, his successor at his decease, in 1432,
  • SIR ALEXANDER DE STANDISH, Knt. of Standish. This gentleman, 2 HENRY VI., had a grant of twenty marks per annum for his good services, to be paid out of the duchy of Lancaster. In the previous reign, 9 HEN. V., 1421, he contracted to marry Constance, dau. of John Gerard, of Bryn. He d. in 1445, and was s. by his eldest son,
  • RALPH DE STANDISH, of Standish, who, having probably taken part with the house of York, had two general pardons from HENRY VI., in the thirty-first year of that monarch's reign. He m. Margaret, dau. and co-heir of Sir Richard Radcliffe, of Chadderton, by the dau. and heir of Chadderton, of Chadderton, co. Lancaster, and he made a division of that manor, in 1404, with Robert Radcliffe. Ralph Standish d. in 1460, about which time the "De" is omitted before the family name. He was s. by his eldest son,
  • SIR ALEXANDER STANDISH, of Standish, not then a knight, but raised to that honour for his services at the battle of Hutton-Field, Scotland, in 1482. he m. 1 Jan. 1461, Sibilla, dau. of Henry Bold, of Bold, and had one son and three daus. Sir Alexander d. in 1507, and was s. by his son, ....
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  • Margery RADCLIFFE
  • Born: ABT 1426, Chadderton, Lancashire, England
  • Died: 9 May 1476, Standish, Lancashire, England
  • Father: Richard RADCLIFFE
  • Mother: Catherine MOLYNEAUX
  • Married 1: Ralph STANDISH (b. ABT 1424) (son of Alexander Standish and Constance Gerard)
  • Children:
    • 1. Alexander STANDISH (b. 1438 - d. 1507) (m. Sybil De Bold)
    • 2. Thomas STANDISH (b. ABT 1454)
    • 3. Brian STANDISH (b. ABT 1456)
    • 4. Gilbert STANDISH (b. ABT 1458)
    • 5. Lawrence STANDISH (b. ABT 1460)
    • 6. Hugh STANDISH (Esq.) (b. ABT 1462)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/RADCLIFFE4.htm#Margery RADCLIFFE1

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Ralph Standish's Timeline

1424
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1452
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