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Sir George Stanley
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Birth: 1460
Ladybarn
Lancashire, England
Death: Dec. 5, 1503
St Paul's Cray
Greater London, England

George Stanley, 9th Lord Strange of Knockyn KG (1460-1503) was an English nobleman and heir of Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby. Despite predeceasing his father in 1503, he was nevertheless a considerable soldier and aristocrat in his own right and held a number of senior offices of state.

He was born about 1460 in Knowsley, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Thomas Stanley and his first wife Eleanor, sister of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, known as Warwick the Kingmaker. On his father's second marriage to Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond he became stepbrother to her son, Henry Tudor, later King Henry VII.

He was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Bath in 1475 by King Edward IV. He held the offices of Constable of Pontefract Castle and Constable of Knaresborough Castle in 1485. He was present at the battle of Bosworth Field, but was held captive by Richard III because of his father's actions. He held the office of Constable of Wicklow Castle in 1486 and became Chief Justice of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1486. In 1487 he was invested with the Order of the Garter and made a Privy Counselor.

He was married in 1482 to Joan L'Estrange, daughter of John L'Estrange and Jacquetta Woodville (daughter of Jacquetta of Luxembourg), thereby becoming 9th Baron Strange de jure uxoris (in the right of his wife) and was summoned to Parliament in this role.

He died in Derby House, St Paul's Wharf, London over 4-5 December 1503, allegedly of poison following a banquet. He was buried in the London church of St James Garlickhythe nearby. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Stanley (1435 - 1504)
  Eleanor de Neville Stanley (1438 - 1464)
 
 Spouse:
  Joan Lestrange Stanley (1463 - 1514)*
 
 Children:
  James Stanley*
  Thomas Stanley (____ - 1521)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Stanley (____ - 1515)*
  George Stanley (1460 - 1503)
  Edward Stanley, Lord Monteagle (1464 - 1523)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St James Garlickhythe Churchyard
London
City of London
Greater London, England
 
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Jerry Ferren
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58324860
 


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My 15x G-grandfather from my Salisbury side of my family tree
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