William de Stanley Hereditary Forester of Wirral
(Abt 1250-1324)
Joan de Baumville
(Abt 1261-After 1326)
James Hawksket
(Abt 1273-)
John de Stanleigh Lord of Stanley and Storeton
(Abt 1285-Abt 1346)
Mabel Hawksket
(Abt 1290-)

William de Stanleigh Lord of Stanleigh and Storeton


Family Links

1. Cecily Congleton

2. Alice Massey of Timperley

William de Stanleigh Lord of Stanleigh and Storeton 1 2 3

  • Born: 1311, Storeton, Wirral Forest, Cheshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Cecily Congleton before 1336
  • Marriage (2): Alice Massey of Timperley about 1353 in Timperley, Bowden, Cheshire, England
  • Died: 1360, Hooton, Eastham, Wirral, Cheshire, England at age 49

   Other names for William were William [V] de Stanleigh Lord of Stanleigh and Storeton, William Stanley of Storeton, Wirral and Lord of Stanley and Hooten 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 Stanlegh's wives, children, birth/death dates, etc. The reader is advised not to rely on this site as its sole source.


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, p. 14,
"Sir William, the son of John, and seventh heir male of this spreading house, is styled William de Stanley, senior, Lord of Stanley and Stourton. The twenty-sixth of King Edward III. [1353?] he married Mary the daughter of Hugh Massey, of Timperley, in the county of Chester, and sister to Sir Hamon Massey, of Dunham Massey, by whom he had issue two sons, William and John."

From http://cybergata.com/roots/484.htm :
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol II, Stanley of Hooton pedigree, p. 415, William Stanlegh, lord of Stanlegh and Storeton, grantee of 20 marks per annum in lieu of the forestership, 35 Edward 3, occurs 1 and 11 Richard II, post mortem inquisition, 21 Ricahrd II

  Birth Notes:

Various sources have differing birth, marriage & death dates.
- Birth dates: 1310, abt 1311, 1312, 1319
- Marriage: 1329 (too early)
- Death: 1360, aft 1362, 1398 (unlikely)

http://stanleyroots.co.uk/thenorthwest.htm has b.1311, d. 1360

  Death Notes:

Glenda Turcks http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=nanatea&id=I33919 gives d. abt 1398. Did he really live that long?

  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Master Forester of Wirral.

Pardoned: for a violent raid on Liverpool "with banners displayed in a warlike manner," 1346. by Edward III.

William married Cecily Congleton before 1336. (Cecily Congleton was born about 1315 and died before 1353.)

William next married Alice Massey of Timperley, daughter of Hugh de Massey of Timperley and Matilda Timperley, about 1353 in Timperley, Bowden, Cheshire, England. (Alice Massey of Timperley was born about 1339 in Timperley, Bowden, Cheshire, England and died about 1364 in Storeton, Cheshire, England.)

  Marriage Notes:

Sources have varying dates of marriage: abt 1353 is most likely (26th year of Edward III). 1329 would be too early (before suggested birthdates).

Date of marriage has bearing on birthdate and parentage of Sir William De Stanley.


1 http://www.familysearch.org, Compact Disc #94 Pin #167352 (submitted by Samuel Taylor "Sam" Geer).

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mjr6387&id=I45150.

3 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.), p. 14.

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