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William Stanley, III

French: William Campbell, III
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Cheshire, England
Death: June 1389 (78)
Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John de Stanley, Lord of Stourton and Mabella Stanley
Husband of Alice Stanley
Father of Sir John I Stanley, Lord Lt. of Ireland, titular King of Mann; Ellen Orrell; Sir William de Stanley, of Hooton; Matilda Brome and Jane Stanley
Brother of John Stanley, of Greswithin and Margery Ireland

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About Sir William Stanley

Surname should be de Stanley. It has also been reported to be:

Date and place of marriage to Alice have also been erroneously reported to be 1357 at Timperley, Cheshire, England.

styled "of Stourton and Stanley"

Lord (feudal baron) of the Manor of Stourton

Hereditary Forester of Wirral Forest (1361/62)

1. William Stanley (I), of Storeton, co. Chester, attested in 1346, hereditary forester of Wirral Forest (succ. by 1358), d. 1397.[1] He m. Alice Massey, apparently sister of Sir Hamon Massey, of Dunham Massey, in Bowdon, co. Chester, and daughter of Hugh Massey, of Timperley, co. Chester.

B: 1310 or 1319 or 1330 born in Storeton Cheshire England

father of John De STANLEY Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Maud De STANLEY, William De STANLEY, Henry De STANLEY, Alice De STANLEY, Ellen De STANLEY.

In 1360 the Master Forrester was the notorious William Stanley the 1st who built himself a throne of power in the area, this was known as Storeton Hall.

There was presumably an estate at STANLEY in the late 12th century when there was mention of Adam of Stanley. (fn. 81) There was certainly an estate there c. 1200 when Adam de Audley, lord of Horton, gave Stanley to Adam of Stanley's son William. In 1272 the estate was held by Walter of Stanley, alive in 1282 but dead by 1285. His heir was his son William, who was succeeded probably in the early 1320s by his son John (d. c. 1330). John's heir was his son William, the forester of Wirral forest (Ches.). In 1359 the estate was styled a manor. (fn. 82) WILLIAM WAS SUCCEEDED IN 1360 BY HIS SON, another WILLIAM (d. 1398). HIS HEIR WAS HIS SON WILLIAM, KNIGHTED c. 1400, who took part in the rebellion of Henry Percy in 1403 but was later pardoned. SIR WILLIAM WAS SUCCEEDED IN 1428 by his grandson William Stanley (d. 1466). William's son and heir, another William, knighted c. 1484, died in 1512 and was succeeded by his son William, knighted in 1513. (fn. 83) That Sir William, alive in 1528-9, was succeeded by his son William (d. 1546). William's heir was his brother Roland, knighted in 1553. (fn. 84) Sir Roland was succeeded in 1613 by his great-grandson William Stanley, and William in 1644 or 1645 by his son William. In 1652 William leased the manor, probably as part of an arrangement which led to its sale to Thomas Fernihaugh in 1660. (fn. 85)

William De STANLEY (Sir)

Born: ABT 1319, Storeton, Cheshire, England

Died: ABT 1398

Father: John De STANLEY

Mother: Mabel HAWKSKET

Married: Alice MASSEY (b. ABT 1329) ABT 1357, Timperley, Cheshire, England


1. John De STANLEY (Sir Knight Lord Lieutenant of Ireland)

2. Maud De STANLEY (b. ABT 1358)

3. William De STANLEY

4. Henry De STANLEY (b. ABT 1364)

5. Alice De STANLEY

6. Ellen De STANLEY

JOHN de Stanley, son of WILLIAM de Stanley & his wife Joan de Baumville (-after 1314). m [304][MABEL, daughter of Sir JAMES Hawkset of Stourton Parva & his wife ---].

John & his wife had two children:

1. WILLIAM de Stanley (-after 1362). m [305][ALICE, daughter of HAMON [Hugh] de Mascy of Timperley, Cheshire & his wife ---].

a) WILLIAM de Stanley (-1398). m ---. The name of William´s wife is not known. William & his wife had one child:

i) WILLIAM de Stanley ([1368]-). His lands were forfeited for his participation in the rebellion of Henry Percy "Hotspur" in 1403[306]. Ancestor of the STANLEY family of Wirral[307].

b) ALICE de Stanley . m (1340) RANDLE le Roter of Kingsley, Staffordshire.

c) JOHN de Stanley (-before 28 Jan 1414). He was deputy in Ireland for Robert de Vere Marquess of Dublin 1386-1388, and was Lieutenant of Ireland 1399 to 1401[308]. m (1385 or before, dispensation 24 Dec 1398[309]) ISABEL, daughter of THOMAS de Lathom of Lathom and Knowsley, Lancashire & his first wife ---[310]. John & his wife had two children:

2. JOHN Stanley of Greswithin, Cumberland (-after 1347). Ancestor of the STANLEY family of Ponsonby Hall, Cumberland[312].

Stanley Descendancy

1-William de STANLEY

 bn 1258 in Standleigh, Stafford, England;
 md 27 Sep 1282 in Astbury, Cheshireshire, England 
    to Joan de BAUMVILLE.
 2-X John de STANLEY 
     bn 1292 in Hooten, Cheshire, England; 
     md 1303 in Cheshire County, England to Mabel HAUSKET.
   3-X William de STANLEY 
       bn 1312 in Stourton, Cheshire, England; 
       md 1329 in Lathom, Lancashire, England to Alice MASSEY.
     4-Matilda de STANLEY 
       bn 1366 in Stourton, Cheshire, England.
     4-X William de STANLEY 
         bn 1368 in Stourton, Cheshire, England; 
         md 1386 in Hooten, Cheshire, England 
            to Margaret de HOOTEN.
       5-William de STANLEY 
         bn 1386 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.
       5-Agnes de STANLEY 
         bn 1388 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.
       5-Edmund de STANLEY 
         bn 1390 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.
       5-John de STANLEY 
         bn 1392 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.
       5-X William de STANLEY 
           bn 1405 in Hooten, Cheshire, England; 
           md Alicia de HOUGHTON.
         6-X Sir William STANLEY of Hooten 
             bn 1439 in Hooten, Cheshire, England; 
             md Margaret BROMLEY.
           7-X Margaret STANLEY 
               bn 1458 in Hooten, Cheshire, England; 
               md Thomas WALTHALL.
         6-John STANLEY 
           bn 1441 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.
         6-Richard STANLEY 
           bn 1443 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.
         6-Thomas STANLEY 
           bn 1445 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.
         6-Cristofer STANLEY 
           bn 1447 in Hooten, Cheshire, England. 
     4-John de STANLEY 
       bn 1369 in Stourton, Cheshire, England.
     4-Henry STANLEY 
       bn 1370 in Stourton, Cheshire, England.
   3-John de STANLEY 
     bn 1314 in Grestwithen, Cumberland, England.
 2-Sarah de STANLEY 
   bn 1296 in Hooten, Cheshire, England.


  1. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1101. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.


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Sir William Stanley's Timeline

Cheshire, England
Age 39
Newton, Cheshire, England
Age 44
Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Age 49
Storeton or Stourton, Cheshire (?), England
Age 49
Wirral Forest, Cheshire, England
June 1389
Age 78
Staffordshire, England
October 27, 1966
Age 78
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