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John I Stanley of the Isle of ManKnight of the Garter,  born about 1350 and died about 1414, was the second son of Sir William de Stanley of Stourton and Alice Massey of Timperley, Cheshire and grandson of John de Stanley and Emma Lathom of Lathom, Lancashire1. Stanley's father was Master-Forrester of the Forest of Wirral. John Stanley distinguished himself in military service in the French wars, and he was pardoned in 1378 for earlier criminal convictions, at the insistence of his commander, Sir Thomas Trivet. In 1385 he married Isabel Lathom, heir to the extensive lands of Sir Thomas Lathom in south-west Lancashire. The marriage took place despite the opposition of John of Gaunt and gave Stanley the sort of wealth and financial security he could never have hoped to have had as the younger son in his own family. Stanley had four sons, John, Henry, Thomas and Ralph, and two daughters.He was granted the Isle, Castle, peel and Lordship of Mann, by King Henry IV of England.

Sir John II Stanley was born  circa. 1386 and died in  1437. He was Knight, Sheriff of Anglesey, Constable of Carnarvon, Justice of Chester, Steward of Macclesfield and titular King of Mann, the second of that name1.  He married Isabell Harington, daughter of Robert de Harington. One of their sons was Sir Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley, and a grandson was Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby.

Sir Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley and titular King of Mann, and Knight of the Garter, was born circa 1405 and died 20 February 1459. He was the son of  Sir John II Stanley and Isabell Harington.  He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1431 to 1436 and also represented Lancashire in the House of Commons between 1447 and 1451 and 1453 and 1454. In 1456 he was summoned to the House of Lords as Lord Stanley.  Lord Stanley married Joan Goushill, the daughter and co heiress of Sir Robert Goushill and Elizabeth FitzAlan, daughter of, Richard Fitzalan,11th Earl of Arundel. They had six children, three sons: Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, who married first Eleanor de Neville, and second Margaret Beaufort, William Stanley was executed for treason by King Henry VII in 1495, and Sir John Stanley, ancestor of the Barons Stanley of Alderley,  and three daughters; Elizabeth Stanley, who married Thomas le Stange, and Sir Richard Molyneux, Margaret Stanley, who married Sir William Troutbeck, who 1459, secondly, John le Boteler and thirdly, Henry Grey, and Katherine Stanley, who married Sir John Savage of Clifton, England. Sir John Savage was a commander in Henry Tudor's army at Bosworth. Sir Thomas died in February 1459 and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Thomas, who was created Earl of Derby in 1485.

Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, and Knight of the Garter,was born in 1435 and  died 29 July 1504. He was titular King of Mann, an English nobleman and stepfather to King Henry VII of England. He was the eldest son of Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley and Joan Goushill, and through his mother a lineal descendant of King Edward I of England by Elizabeth Plantagenet, Countess of Hereford and the FitzAlan family of Arundel .

Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby
was born before 1484. He married Anne Hastings, Countess of Derby. The couple had a son, Edward Stanley, born 10 May 1508.

Edward Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley  and Anne Hastings , Countess of Derby, on 10 May 1508. Edward married Dorothy Howard on 21 February 1530. Dorothy Howard was a daughter of  Lord Thomas Howard3 (born 1443 in Stoke Neyland... and Elizabeth Agnes Tilney (died 4 April 1497 in Norfolk....  Edward and Dorothy Howard Stanley had a son, Henry Stanley, born 10 May 1508 and died 24 October 1572.  

Henry Stanley, son of Edward Stanley and Elizabeth Hastings, was born 10 May 1508. He died 24 October 1572.  Henry was married but had a mistress, Jane Halsall with whom he had a daughter, Dorothy Stanley, born 1594 in Halsall, Lancashire, England.

Dorothy Stanley was born to Henry  Stanley and Jane Halsall (not married to Henry), in 1594 in Halsall, Lancashire, England.  Dorothy married Sir Cuthbert Halsall, born 1594 in Ribchester, Lancashire, England in 16412.
See: Halsall for more information. Also, follow the linkage to Molyneux and finally, to Clifton.

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At the moment, we have two Stanley lines.  I have no doubt I will get this straightened out, eventually. The Stanley names at the top of the page have (or will have links going to other lines I have been working on; notably, FizAlan, Howard, Molyneux, Plantagenet, Normandy, etc.). Also, the Halsall/Stanley line has a link to Clifton.  The Stanley family in the lower section of the page are names eventually linking to to the Clay and Farley surnames, which eventually link to this writer in the Clifton surname. I don't  usually put up a page like this; it just worked out this way for now. I hope to have this rectified momentarily. 
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St. Andrews Church in Skegby
St. Andrews Church in Skegby9
Thomas Stanley and Joanne Woods were married in this church.
Thomas Stanley was born about 1620 in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England.  He married Joanne Woods, born about 1620 in Sutton6 in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England5
Children of Thomas Stanley and Joanne Woods were:
  • Ellen Stanley  born about 1638 in Sutton in Ashfield7, Nottinghamshire, England.
  • Thomas Stanley born about  1639 in Sutton in Ashfield8, Nottinghamshire, England. Married  Judith Thompson  24 July 1662  in Nottinghamshire, England.
  • Joseph Stanley  born about 1642 in Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. For more  
  • Jonathan Stanley  born 1645 in Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.  Married Theodosia in 1668.
  • Hannah Stanley was born 1647 in Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. Married Robert Porter on 20 April 1672 in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England.
  • Daniel Stanley  born about 1650 in Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.
  • Nathaniel Stanley  born about 1653 in Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.  Married Clare Thomas 26 November 1678 in Nottinghamshire, England.

Joseph Stanley was
born about 1642 in Sutton in Ashfield, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, and he died in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.  He married4 Anne Watson 24 June 1669 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. Anne Watson, born 13 December 1645 in Nottingham,, England, was a daughter of Richard Watson and Sara ___.  Anne died in 1681 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Children of Joseph Stanley and Anne Watson were:
  • Thomas Stanley, Christening 29 April 1670 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England4
  • Ruth Stanley, Christening 22 Aug. 1673 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England.  Marriage  John Denton 1697 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England4
  • John Stanley, Christening 21 January 1675 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England4
  • Jonathan Stanley, born 1678 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England10
  • Robert Stanley, born 1681 Mansfield, Nottingham, England10
Please see: Watson10

John Stanley was born in 1675 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, a son of Joseph Stanley and Anne Watson. John Standley is shown on the first United States Census as living in Mecklenburg, County, Virginia: 11 white, 6 black, on Lewis Parham's list 1782.  He died in Henrico County, Virginia.  John married Elizabeth Lockett, born in 1677 in Henrico, County, Virginia and died in 1708, in Henrico County, Virginia.  Elizabeth's parents were Thomas Lockett and wife, Margaret Osborne. Margaret's father was Thomas Osborne.  John and Margaret Standley had a son, William Stanley, born in 1709 in  North Carolina.

William Stanley Sr.,was born in 1709, in North Carolina, the son of John Stanley and his wife, Elizabeth Lockett. William died in 1784 in Franklin County, Virginia.  William Standley Sr. married Elizabeth Wise in Virginia. They had a son, William Stanley Jr., born in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia. Elizabeth died in Bristol?, Virginia on an unknown date; possibly Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia.
William married Elizabeth Walker on 28 November 1758.

William Stanley was born in 1729 the son of William Standley and Judith Hannah.   He died in Henry County, Virginia 28 October 1784. He married Judith Hannah 
in July 1742. She born in Orange County, Virginia and died  1790 in Franklin County, Virginia, John Hannah and Mary Erwin.
Children of William Stanley and Judith Hannah were:
  • William Stanley  born 1746 in Orange County, Virginia  Took Oath of Allegiance; Revolutionary War Rolls  1775-1783 Private (William Standley) ; Spouse: Judith; Residence, Henry County.          
  • John  Stanley  born  1748 in Orange County, Virginia
  • Richard Stanley  born 5 December 1750 in Orange County, Virginia, died  after 20 July 1838 in  Scott County, Virginia.  Sgt. in Rvolutionary War. Served under Capt. Thomas Henderson and Major Charles Rose.
  • Moses Stanley  born 1752 in Orange County, Virginia
  • Mary Stanley  born 1754 in Orange County, Virginia
  • Joseph Stanley  born 1753 in Orange County, Virginia
  • Judith Stanley  born 1758 in Orange County, Virginia
  • Jane Stanley  born 1756 in Orange County, Virginia; married William Mullins Jr
  • Hanna Robert Stanley  born 1760 in Orange County, Virginia
  • Anne Stanley  born 1764 in Orange County, Virginia
For more information about Jane Stanley married William Mullins Jr. on 23 March 1803 in Floyd, Kentucky and died in Pike County Kentucky in 1831 see Mullins.
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Sources and Notes:
1Wickimedia (Internet)
2A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7 (Internet)
3the (Internet)
4Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints Records (Internet)
5Nottinghamshire Extracted Parish Records, LDS Church
6Domesday Book reference as "Sutone"- shows Gerard, son of Walter de Sutton
7First settled by Saxon
8Sutton in Ashfield is a part of  Mansfield urban area-to the north is Skegby (Internet)

9Skegby - Church (Dave Bevis) / CC BY-SA 2.0
10Jenny by e-mail (Watson information coming soon)

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