John de Stanleigh Lord of Stanley and Storeton
(Abt 1285-Abt 1346)
Mabel Hawksket
(Abt 1290-)
William de Stanleigh Lord of Stanleigh and Storeton
(1311-1360)
Cecily Congleton
(Abt 1315-Bef 1353)

William de Stanleigh "The Elder", Lord of Stanley, Storeton & Hooton
(Abt 1337-1398)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margery de Hooton

2. Agnes Beckington
3. Matilda

William de Stanleigh "The Elder", Lord of Stanley, Storeton & Hooton 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1337, Wirral Forest, Cheshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Margery de Hooton in 1376 in Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage (2): Agnes Beckington
  • Marriage (3): Matilda
  • Died: 1398 about age 61

   Other names for William were Sir William [VI] De Stanley Knt. of Hooton, Cheshire, William [VI] de Stanley (II), William de Stanley Forester of Wirral Forest and William de Stanley.

  Research Notes:

Note: The present researcher has been unable as yet to find an authoritative source that would definitively answer questions about William de Stanleigh's wives, children, birth/death dates, parentage of Jonet Stanley, etc. The reader is advised not to rely on this site as its sole source.

For example, Website http://cybergata.com/roots/8444.htm has Margery de Hooton (Margaret de Houghton) married to Sir William de Stanley (1368-1428). In my opinion, that William is her son, and Margery de Hooton was married to an elder William de Stanley (c. 1337-1398). kjf 27 Jun 2013.

That same source (http://cybergata.com/roots/484.htm) does, however, contain the following useful information:
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, (Stanley), 247. calls him Forester of Wirral Forest, which he successfully claimed in 1361/2. In 1355 he was accused of participating in an attack on the Abbey of Burton-upon-Trent.

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Son and heir, lord of Stanley, Storeton, and of Hooton in right of his wife.

Sources that list his children usually include these but not Jonet (Sioned) Stanley:
- Sir William b. 1405 (or abt 1386?)
- Agnes b. 1388
- Edmund b. 1390
- John b. 1392
Possibly also Ellen

http://stanleyroots.co.uk/thenorthwest.htm "The Stanleys of Storeton in Chester":

William de Stanleigh 'The Elder' (1337-1398) probably built Storeton Hall near Bebington (still standing, SJ3084) as his main residence, around 1360, after the death of his father.

In 1376 William de Stanleigh complained to King Edward III about the deforestation of the Wirral, which was blamed on the Black Prince (the late son of the king). The king agreed that William (as hereditary forester) should continue to receive the profits from the forest, and in 1397 he was granted 20 marks a year by the crown in compensation (Patent Rolls). He seems to have been on military service in Ireland shortly before his death (Patent Rolls). When William 'the Elder' died in 1398, it seems his second wife and widow Matilda was not maintained by her step-son Sir William de Stanley, so in 1400 Henry IV granted Matilda "who has come to such poverty that she cannot keep her estate" 2d a day for life.

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From The Baronetage of England, vol. 2, p. 206 :
"William, his son, lord of Stanley, &c. living 26 Edw. III, married Alicia, daughter of Hugh Massey, de Timperly, sister to Sir Hamond Massey, Knt. and had issue by her William de Stanley, lord of Stanley, &c. living 10 Rich. II. Henry, Matildes, and John. Which last William, the son and heir, married Margaret, daughter and sole heir of William de Hooton, lord of Hooton, in Wirehall in Cheshire, where that family have since continued to this day."

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From The History of the House of Stanley from the Conquest to the Death of the Right Honourable Edward, Late Earl of Derby, in 1776, pp. 14-15 :
"Sir William, the elder brother of John, by Mary Massey, was the eighth heir of this house, and succeeded his father Sir William in honour and estate. The tenth of Richard II, he married Margery the only daughter of William de Hooton, of Hooton, in the hundred of Wirral, and county of Chester; and by her had issue a son, named William, who is styled Lord of Stanley, Stourton, and Hooton, and grand ranger in chief of Wirral, in the county of Chester."

  Birth Notes:

Various sources have differing birth, marriage & death dates.
- Birth dates: abt 1328, 1337, abt 1355, abt 1348, abt 1360, abt 1368, abt 1370, abt 1375
- Marriage: 1386, abt 1379
- Death: 1428, bef 1428, 2 Feb 1427 or 1428

Glenda Turcks http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=nanatea&id=I33919 has b. abt 1345.

http://stanleyroots.co.uk has b. 1337, d.1398

  Death Notes:

Glenda Turcks http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=nanatea&id=I33919 has d. 2 Feb 1427 or 1428.

http://stanleyroots.co.uk has b. 1337, d.1398

  Noted events in his life were:

Charter: Grant by William Wilbraham of Thyngwall for lands, etc, 1337, Cheshire, England. Source: www.fintco.demon.co.uk/stanley/ches-hooton.htm.
Charters referring to Sir William De Stanley and Edmund his son - held by the John Rylands Library by Moses Tyson, M.A., Ph.D. Published by Manchester University Press.

Charter: Powers of attorney from the same to John Dogynton to deliver seisin to the same, 1338. Source: www.fintco.demon.co.uk/stanley/ches-hooton.htm.
Charters referring to Sir William De Stanley and Edmund his son - held by the John Rylands Library by Moses Tyson, M.A., Ph.D. Published by Manchester University Press.

Granted manor of Stanley: from his father, 1362.


William married Margery de Hooton, daughter of Sir William de Hooton Lord of Hooton and Katherine de Torond, in 1376 in Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. (Margery de Hooton was born in 1342 in Hooton, Eastham, Wirral, Cheshire, England and died about 1430.)


  Marriage Notes:

Todd Whitesides (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/gen-medieval/2005-06/1119103825) states:
"Support for the identification of all the other wives of the Stanley men of
Hooton can be found in the Ryland Charters housed in the John Rylands
Library at Manchester University, at least as far back as the 1376 agreement for
the marriage of William de Stanley and Margery de Hoton and as late as the 1514
agreement for the marriage of William Stanley and Grace Griffith."


Sam Geer has m. 1404.

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mjr6387&id=I45411 has m. abt 1371 in Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

William next married Agnes Beckington.


William next married Matilda.


Sources


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mjr6387&id=I45411.

2 http://www.familysearch.org, Compact Disc #94 Pin #316914 (submitted by Samuel Taylor "Sam" Geer).

3 Website:, http://stanleyroots.co.uk/thenorthwest.htm.

4 Seacome, John, The History of the House of Stanley From the Conquest to the Death of the Right Honourable Edward, Late Earl of Derby, in 1776. (Manchester: J. Gleave, 1821.), pp. 14-15.

5 Kimber, E. and R. Johnson, The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets Now Existing: with their descents, marriages, and memorable actions both in war and peace. (Vol. 2. London: Printed for G. Woodfall, 1771.), p. 206.


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