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Bishop George Stanley

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Hammerwich, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
Death: 1508 (68-76)
Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
Place of Burial: Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Eleanor Beaumont
Father of Catherine Stanley; John Stanley; Anne Wolseley; Thomas Stanley and Joan Underhill

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About Sir George Stanley

  • 'George Stanley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • 'M, b. circa 1440, d. circa 1509
  • Father Sir Thomas Stanley, Sheriff of Warwickshire, Leicestershire, & Staffordshire2,3,4,8,7 b. c 1392, d. 13 May 1463
  • Mother Elizabeth Langton2,3,4,8,7 b. c 1400, d. b 13 May 1463
  • ' George Stanley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire was born circa 1440 at of Elford, Staffordshire, England.9,3,7 He married Eleanor Sutton, daughter of Sir John Sutton, 1st Lord Dudley, 4th Baron Dudley and Elizabeth Berkeley, after 16 November 1471; They had 1 son (John, Esq.) and 1 daughter (Anne, wife of John Wolseley, Esq.).2,10,3,4,5,6,7 George Stanley, Esq., Sheriff & Escheator of Staffordshire died circa 1509 at of Hammerwich & Lichfield, Staffordshire, England; Buried in Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire.3,7
  • 'Family Eleanor Sutton b. c 1439, d. c 1513
  • Children
    • ◦Anne Stanley+3,7 b. a 1472, d. a 1532
    • ◦John Stanley, Esq., Lord West Bromwich+3,7 b. c 1476, d. 7 Oct 1534
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5987] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 258; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 284; Family Group Sheet in SLC Library Archives.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 87.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 773.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 163.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 105.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 155.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 362.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 104-105.
  • 9.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 283.
  • 10.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 278.
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  • 'George Stanley1
  • 'M, #216245, b. 1435, d. 1508
  • Last Edited=11 Jun 2007
  • ' George Stanley was born in 1435.2 He married Eleanor de Sutton, daughter of John Sutton, 1st Lord Dudley and Elizabeth Berkeley, in 1469 at Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.1 He died in 1508.2
  • Child of George Stanley and Eleanor de Sutton
    • 1.Joan Stanley2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2064] Susan Franz, "re: Bonville Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 7 January 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Bonville Family."
  • 2.[S2313] Rob Underhill, "re: Stanley Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 9 June 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Stanley Family."
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  • 'George STANLEY (Bishop)
  • 'Born: ABT 1435, West Bromwich, Warwick, Staffordshire, England
  • 'Died: BET 1508/9
  • 'Buried: Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
  • Father: Thomas STANLEY
  • Mother: Elizabeth (WALLER) De BAR
  • 'Married: Eleanor SUTTON 1469/ AFT 1471, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne STANLEY
    • 2. John STANLEY
    • 3. Elizabeth STANLEY
  • From: STANLEY (Bishop)
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Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, KG (1435 – 29 July 1504) was King of Mann, an English nobleman and stepfather to King Henry VII of England.

He was the son of Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley, and Joan Goushill, and a descendant of King Edward I of England. After the death of his father in 1459, Stanley inherited his father's titles, including that of King of Mann and Baron Stanley. Stanley owned what is now Tatton Park in Cheshire. Stanley remained in favour with successive kings throughout the Wars of the Roses until his death in 1504. His marriage to Eleanor, sister of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, did him no harm, even after Warwick was toppled from power. He took as his second wife Margaret Beaufort, whose son, Henry Tudor, was the leading Lancastrian claimant to the throne.

King Richard III had no choice but to continue to rely on Thomas Stanley and his brother, William, even after he had briefly imprisoned Thomas in 1483 on suspicion of conspiracy. At the Battle of Bosworth Field, the Stanleys deliberately hesitated before coming in on the side of the Lancastrians at a crucial moment, despite Richard holding Thomas's eldest son, Lord Strange, hostage for his father's continuing loyalty, and allegedly issuing the order for his execution. Following Richard's death, Thomas is supposedly to have retrieved the crown of England from the battlefield and placed it on the head of his own stepson. In recognition, Henry created him Earl of Derby on 27 October 1485, and his fortunes continued to flourish. His brother, William, made the mistake of supporting the pretender Perkin Warbeck, and was executed for treason in 1495.

He was predeceased by his eldest son and heir, George Stanley (jure uxoris 9th Baron Strange) by a matter of months and was succeeded as Earl by his grandson, Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby. A younger son of Thomas and Eleanor was James Stanley, Bishop of Ely.

Thomas was the last to use the style King of Mann, his successors opting instead for Lord of Mann.

The senior line of the descendants of Thomas Stanley and Eleanor (or Alainor) Neville continued to hold the Earldom of Derby until the 1736 death of James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby, and the title passed to a junior branch, the Baronets Stanley of Bickerstaffe, which still holds the title. John Stanley a younger brother of Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby was the ancestor of the Baron Stanley of Alderley.


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Sir George Stanley's Timeline

Bramwige, Staffordshire, England
March 5, 1435
Hammerwich, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
Age 26
Age 31
Lancashire, England
Age 34
Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
Age 36
Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
Age 72
Lichfield, Staffordshire, England
June 27, 1932
Age 73
June 27, 1932
Age 73