Sir Thomas de Stanley K.G., 1st Baron Stanley, Lord Lt. of Ireland
Joan Goushill
(Abt 1402-After 1460)
Richard Neville Earl of Salisbury
Alice de Montagu Countess of Salisbury
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby
Eleanor Neville
(Bef 1447-Bef 1482)
Sir George Stanley 9th Lord Strange of Knockyn
(Abt 1460-1503)


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Sir George Stanley 9th Lord Strange of Knockyn 1

  • Born: Abt 1460, Knowsley, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage (1): Joan L'Estrange in 1482
  • Died: 5 Dec 1503, Derby House, St Paul's Wharf, London, England about age 43
  • Buried: Church of St James Garlickhythe, London, England

  Research Notes:

Eldest son of Thomas Stanley and Eleanor Neville. Stepbrother of Henry Tudor, later King Henry VII. &

Excerpt from The House of Stanley from the 12th Century by Peter Stanley as published in

"Both the Earl's sons were prominent soldiers: George Stanley fought in the Battle of Stoke in 1487, and Edward Stanley was created 1st Baron Monteagle for his bravery against the Scots at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513."
From Wikipedia - George Stanley, 9th Baron Strange :

George Stanley, 9th Lord Strange of Knockyn (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 Counsellor .

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.

Their children were: John Stanley, (d. 1503); Thomas Stanley, who following the premature death of his father, succeeded his grandfather as Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby (1485-1521); James Stanley, Knight (1486-1562), who founded the branch of the family known as the 'Stanleys of Bickerstaffe', from which the 11th Earl of Derby and all subsequent Earls descend; George Stanley; Jane Stanley; Elizabeth Stanley and Margaret Stanley.

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.

  Death Notes:

Allegedly died of poison following a banquet.

  Noted events in his life were:

Invested: as a Knight of the Order of the Bath, 1475. by King Edward IV.

Constable: of Pontefract Castle, 1485.

Constable: of Knaresborough Castle, 1485.

Constable: of Wicklow Castle, 1486.

Chief Justice: of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1486.

Fought: in Battle of Stoke, 1487.

Invested: with the Order of the Garter, 1487.

Privy Councillor, 1487.

Lord Strange, 1482. in right of his wife.

George married Joan L'Estrange, daughter of John L'Estrange and Jacquetta Woodville, in 1482.


1, George Stanley, 9th Baron Strange.

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