'Stanley06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Stanley of Elford, Stanley of Horburne, Stanley of Pype, Stanley of West Bromwich

Sir Thomas Stanley of Elford, Staffordshire
m1. Maud Arderne (dau of Sir John Arderne of Elford)
1. Sir John Stanley of Elford, Sheriff of Staffordshire (d 1476)
Some sites identify Sir John's first wife as Matilda, dau of Sir Richard Vernon, but, as we are concerned that there may have been some confusion with his second wife, we provisionally follow the Visitations in just identifying her as Matilda/Maud. We note that, as reported below, VCH has identified Humphrey, shown by the Visitations as John's 2nd son by his 1st wife, as son of a (3rd) wife called Elizabeth who is not mentioned by the Visitations. Some further research is needed on the wives and the allocation of children between them.
  m1. Matilda (Maud)
  A. John Stanley of Elford (d 1509)
  m. Elizabeth
i. Maud Stanley
  m. Sir John (not Henry or William) Ferrers, younger of Tamworth (dvp c1485)
  ii. Anne Stanley
  m. Christopher Savage of Worcestershire
  iii. Margery Stanley
  m. William Stanton or Staunton
a. Anne Stanton
  m. Sir William Smith of Elford (d 1526, m2. Isabell Nevill, dau of John, Marquess of Montagu)
  (1) Margery or Margaret Smith
  m. Richard Huddleston
  B. Sir Humphrey Stanley of the Pype or Pipe, Sheriff of Staffordshire (b c1455, d 1504)
  VCH (Staffordshire vol 14, Burntwood) identifies Humphrey as son of Sir John by his 3rd wife Elizabeth.
  m. Ellen Lee (dau of Sir James Lee of Stone)
i. Sir John Stanley of the Pype or Pipe Hall (d 1514)
  m. Margaret Gerard (dau of Sir Thomas Gerard)
  a. Isabel Stanley
  m. Walter Moyle of Buckwell (d 1558)
  b. Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Sir John Hercy of Grove (dsp 1570-1)
ii. William Stanley
  m. Margaret Comberford (dau of Thomas Comberford)
  a. Dorothy Stanley
  m. Christopher Heveningham
  Christopher was son of Erasmus by Mary Moyle, dau of Walter Moyle of Buckwell by Isabel Stanley (above). Visitation (Grazebrook 1865, Staffordshire, 1614, Heveningham of Aston) specifically notes that Christopher married the daughter of his great-grandfather's brother!
  iii. Humphrey Stanley (parson of Clyfton)
  iv. Maud Stanley
  m. Thomas Wolverton (b 1494, d 1576)
  v. Alice Stanley
  m. Thomas Swinnerton (d 1542-3)
  vi. Ellen Stanley probably of this generation
  m. Robert Whitgreave of Burton (a 1502)
m2. Isabella Vernon (dau of Sir Richard Vernon)
  C. Alice Stanley (bur 1493) presumably the Alice who married ...
  m. Sir John Melton (b 1455, d 11.07.1510)
  D. Isabel Stanley possibly the Isabella who married ...
  m. Sir Hugh Peshall of Knightly (d 1484)
  E. Catherine Stanley
  m3. Dulcia or Dowce Legh or Ligh (dau of ?? Ligh of Baguley)
  F. Roger Stanley
  m. Jane Clark (dau of John Clark of Yorkshire)
  i. John Stanley of Alderley, Cheshire
  m. Margery Marbury
a.+ issue - Sir Edward (d 1597), Thomas
  Assuming that it is not Visitation at fault, it appears that some web sites confuse the Thomas shown here with the Sir Thomas shown on Stanley05.
2. Anne Stanley apparently of this generation
  m. Sir John Gresley of Drakelow (b 1418, d 31.01.1486/7)
m2. Elizabeth Walter name found on a web site
3. George Stanley 'of West Bromwich'
  m. Elynor (dau of Lord Dudley, widow of Sir Henry Beamont)
  A. John Stanley of West Bromwich
  m. Cecilie Freebody (dau of William Freebody)
  i. Francis Stanley of West Bromwich
  m. Winifred Middlemore (dau of Thomas Middlemore of Edgbaston)
  a. Walter Stanley of West Bromwich (b 1546-7, bur 10.04.1615)
  m. Gertrude Hollys (dau of Sir William Hollys)
  (1) William Stanley (b c1585, a 1614)
  m. Mary Grey (bur 29.01.1623-4, dau of George Grey of Envile)
(A)+ issue - Francis (b 04.02.1614-5), Mary (b c1610), 2 others (d infant)
  b. Anne or Jane Stanley
  m. John Allcock
  c. Barbara Stanley
  m. John Shelton of Bermingham
  d. Elizabeth or Christian(a) Stanley
  m. Sabell or Sabinus Staresmore of Frolesworth
  e. Frances Stanley
  m. John Wolverston
  ii. Leonard Stanley of Horburne, Staffordshire
  m. Catherine Ensore of Cumberford
  a. Roger Stanley of Horburne (d 04.1638)
  m. Anne Atwood (dau of Thomas Atwood of Rowington)
(1) Charles Stanley of Handsworth (b 1600-1, a 03.1663)
  m1. Elizabeth Harrington (dau of William Harrington of Bishton)
  (A)+ issue - Roger (d young), Charles (d young), William (b 1633-4, a 03.1663), Walter, Michael, Anne, Alice
  m2. Jane Russell (dau of Thomas Russell of Redmerley)
  (2) Anne Stanley
  m. Robert Rotton of Horburne
  iii. Symon Stanley
  iv. Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Roger Littleton of Groveley (son of John of Frankley)
  B. Elizabeth Stanley
  m. John Wolseley
4. Elizabeth Stanley mentioned on a web site as of this family, of this generation
  m. Sir Robert Sutton of Averam (Aram)

Main source(s): Visitation (Staffordshire, 1583, Bowes of Elford, etc.) which has useful notes provided by the Harleian editor, Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Pro Stanley de Hooton), Visitation (Staffordshire, 1614+1663-4, Stanley of Handsworth and West Bromwich)
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