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Thomas Stanley
Birth: 1400
Lancashire, England
Death: Feb. 20, 1459
Lancashire, England

Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley KG was the son of Sir John Stanley and Isabell Harington, daughter of Robert de Harington and Isabel Loring. 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. A year later he was further honoured when he was made a Knight of the Garter.
Lord Stanley married Joan Goushill ,the daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Goushill and Elizabeth FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel. They had six children, three sons, Thomas, William, and John and three daughters. He died in February 1459 and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Thomas, who was created Earl of Derby in 1485; his senior line died out in 1736. His second son William Stanley was executed for treason by King Henry VII in 1495.
Sir Thomas Stanley and Joan Goushill had six children:
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby ,who married first Eleanor de Neville, and second Margaret Beaufort.
Sir William Stanley, invested as Knight of the Garter in 1487. He was beheaded for his alleged part in the Perkin Warbeck conspiracy in 1495.
Sir John Stanley, ancestor of the Barons Stanley of Alderley
Elizabeth Stanley, who married Thomas le Stange, and Sir Richard Molyneux.
Margaret Stanley, who married Sir William Troutbeck, who was killed in the Battle of Blore Heath on September 23, 1459, and married John le Boteler (Butler) as her second husband, and Henry Grey as her third husband.
Katherine Stanley married Sir John Savage of Clifton, England. Sir John Savage was the commander of the left wing of Henry Tudor's army at Bosworth.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John II Stanley (1386 - 1437)
  Isabell de Harington (1387 - 1429)
 
 Spouse:
  Joan Goushill (1401 - 1460)
 
 Children:
  Katherine Stanley (1430 - 1498)*
  Thomas Stanley (1435 - 1504)*
  Margaret Stanley Troutbeck (1436 - 1481)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: A special Thank you to Matt Pryber for the sponsorship of my 15th great grandfather
 
Burial:
Burscough Priory
Burscough
West Lancashire District
Lancashire, England
 
Created by: Mad
Record added: Dec 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63242214
Thomas Stanley
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To My 16th Great Grandfather, May You Forever Rest in Peace
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
In loving memory of my 16th GGF May He RIP
- Marjorie Sweerus Bell
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014

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