Sir John de Stanley King & Lord of the Isle of Man and the Isles, K.G.
Elizabeth Harington
(Abt 1390-1437)
Sir Robert Goushill of Hoveringham, Lord of Hault Hucknall Manor
(Abt 1363-Bef 1414)
Elizabeth FitzAlan d'Arundelle
Sir Thomas de Stanley K.G., 1st Baron Stanley, Lord Lt. of Ireland
Joan Goushill
(Abt 1402-After 1460)
Margaret Stanley
(Abt 1433-Abt 1492)


Family Links

1. Sir William Troutbeck of Pyrns Castle in Worrill, Lord of Dunham

2. Sir John Boteler Baron of Warrington
3. Lord < > Grey of Codnor

Margaret Stanley 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1433, Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England 4
  • Marriage (1): Sir William Troutbeck of Pyrns Castle in Worrill, Lord of Dunham in 1449
  • Marriage (2): Sir John Boteler Baron of Warrington in 1460
  • Marriage (3): Lord < > Grey of Codnor on 2 Oct 1465
  • Died: Abt 1492, Lancashire, England about age 59 5

  Research Notes:

Ancestral Roots , Line 20-34 has m. (1) Sir William Troutbeck 1459 [probably should be 1449-see below], (2) Sir John Boteler 1460, (3) Lord Grey of Codnor.
From the book Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, edited by Thomas Allen Glenn (Philadelphia, 1902), provided by, p. 53-56:

"VI. LADY MARGARET STANLEY, eldest daughter of Thomas, Lord Stanley, married Sir William Troutbeck, of Pryns Castle in Worrill, Cheshire, Lord of Dunham. Sir William Troutbeck, Knight, was son and heir of Sir John Troutbeck, Knight, of Dunham, Chamberlain of Chester, and was aged 23 years in 37 Henry VI. (1458), and was therefore born 1434-5. The following Inq. P. M. is proof of his birth and age:

'Inq. P. M. (37, not) 38, H. VI. John Troutbek held (no lands of the King or Prince on his decease) in demesne, as of fee (but by his charter of 22 Feby., 35 Hen. VI., had granted to Johi Comiti Arondel, Johi Beamond, Vicund de Beamond, John Sutton dno de Dudley, Thomas Stanley, Thome Parre, Rico Turnstall, Thome de Convey, Militibz, Petro de Ardern Justic dni Regis de coi Banco, Gilbto Parre, Johi Pulesdon, Rico Pulesdon, Mag'ro Andree Holes, Clico, Hugoni Pembton, Rico Asshawe, Thome Bellamond, Clico, and others)--the manors of Brinstath, Dunham, Troghford, and Budworth, cum pert. with lands in Carnesdale, Barneston, Oxton, Tranmore, Upton, Raby, L. Newton, Hergreave, Newton in Wirrill, Chester, Handbridge, Woodchurch, Christelton, Ledsham, Pickmere, Moberley, Newton Juxta le Midelwich, and the avowson (of the Church) of Moberley for use for life. Ob. die Sabbi px post festum Sci Bartholomei Apli ultimo, Wills Troutbeck filius & heres, aet. 23, ann. in festo Sce Margarete Virginis ultimo).'

Sir William Troutbeck was married in the year 1449, when aged only about fourteen years, to the Lady Margaret Stanley, and was slain at the battle of Blore-Heath on the 23d September, 1459, fighting under the command of Lord Auderley, in the Lancasterian cause. He was buried in the Troutbeck Chapel in St. Mary's, Chester. A tomb was erected there to his memory, and is thus described: 'It was a faire tombe of one of the Troutbecks. The man all in riche armour, with a riche border of pearles, and stones, about his head, on the helmet. On the front of the helmet, over his forehead, was graven Jeshu Nazarenus Rex. All the plates and edges of his armour curiously wrought, as it were imbracery, with a collar of S.S. about his neck, of gold, one gauntlet in his hand, and his wife's hand in the other. Under his feet a lion couchant; under his head, a helmet mantled, having on it a wreath of trouts and a moores head. She hath her head richly attired, with a veil over her head, with a blue gown, and a short surcoat of black. At her feet a lamb, and two angels supporting the cushions under her head.'

"The Troutbeck Aisle of Chapel, which was built in the reign of Henry VI., by William Troutbeck, fell down not many years after the pulication of the 'Vale Royal,' by King, and destroyed the tombs. The third Randal Holmes says, that for the fineness of the work, the monuments of the Troutbecks were thought to exceed anything of that kind in England. (Harl. MS. 2151, fo. 16b.)

"The battle of Blore-Heath was fought on St. Tecla's Day, 23 September, 1459, was fatal to the men of Cheshire. Among those left dead upon the field were Sir Thomas Button, Sir John Done, Sir Hugh Venables, Sir Richard Monineux, Sir William Troutbeck, Sir John Leigh, and Sir John Egerton. (Records Corporation of Macclesfield.)

"The following is proof of the death of the said William Troutbeck, and as it gives the age of his eldest son, fixes the date of his marriage:

'Inq. M. (b. de mand.) 4 Edw. Iv. Sir William Troutbek, knight, held the manors of Great Troughford, Dunham, and Hole from Henry, late King of France, "et non de jure Rege Angliae sexto,' with lands therein, valued at XL marks per annum. Also the manors and advowsons of Moberley, the manors of Brunstath, Raby and Budworth, half of L. Neston, and one-fifth of Hargreave; (the manors of Elton and Oxton, and a moiety of the ville of Pykmere;) with lands in Hargreave, Barneston, Carnesdale, Ledsham, Woodchurch, Eccleston, Chester Hulme, Kinderton, Bereton, Newton, Cogshull, Xtlton, Tattenhall, Bridge Troughford, Elton, Oxton, Pickmere, Thingwall, Tranmere, Upton, and Wirswall. William Troutbek, son and heir, (aet. 15 ann. et maritatus Johanne filie Johis. Botiller Militis, and ward of the latter by grant of the King, 8 Jan. 2 Edw. IV).'

"For evidences of the marriage of Sir William Troutbeck and Margaret Stanley, see Dougdale, vol. II., page 248, (et E. Stemmate) wherein he states that Sir Thomas, Lord Stanley, left 'issue" three sons, Thomas, William and John; and two daughters, Margaret, married to Sir William Troutbeck, Knight, and Elizabeth to Sir Richard Molineux, Knight' See also Collins' Peerage of England, vol. III., page 40, etc. Edition 1779, London, Pedigree of Troutbeck of Dunham, by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, for William Flower, Nortry King-at-arms; visitations of Cheshire, 1580 (Harl. MS. 1424, fo. 1287). Printed Edition, London, 1882, by John Paul Rylands, F.S.A.--Also, Harl. MS. 1424, fo. 136b, Pedigree of Troutbeck of Dunham, by William Beaumont, Esq. of Oxford Hall (see Hist. Cheshire, by George Ormerod, Revised Edition). Also visitations of Wales by Lewis Dwnn, Penrhyn Pedigree. The best evidence, however, is the Dispensation, dated 23 January, 1459 (O. S.) (or 1460, N.S.) to Margaret, widow of William Troutbeck and daughter of Thomas Lord Stanley, deceased, to marry Sir John Botler, Knight, which marriage took place in 1460, and the said Sir John, dying 26 February, 1463, the said Margaret married, thirdly, 2 October, 1465, Lord Grey, of Codnor.

"It should be remembered that the month of January, 1459, is four months after September, and not prior to it, the year not beginning then until March.

"The children of Sir William Troutbeck and the Lady Margaret were:
1. William Troutbeck 'aet. 15 years, 4 Edw. IV., ward of Sir John Botler, alias Butler, by grant of the King, 8 January, 2 Edw. IV.,' married to Johannes, daughter of the said Sir John. No issue.
2. Adam Troutbeck; his heiress married John Talbot, ancestor of the Earls of Shrewsbury.
3. Thomas Troutbeck.
4. Alice Troutbeck.
5. Jane Troutbeck, married 1st, Sir William Botler, of Bewsey, Knight, and 2ndly, Sir William Griffith, of Penrhyn, Knight; of whom presently.
6. Elizabeth Troutbeck, married Sir Alexander Houghton, Knight."

  Noted events in her life were:

Dispensation: to marry Sir John Boteler, 1459.

Margaret married Sir William Troutbeck of Pyrns Castle in Worrill, Lord of Dunham, son of Sir John Troutbeck of Dunham, Chamberlain of Chester and Margaret Hulse, in 1449. (Sir William Troutbeck of Pyrns Castle in Worrill, Lord of Dunham was born 1434 or 1435 in Dunham-on-the-Hill, Chester, Cheshire, England, died on 23 Sep 1459 in Blore Heath, Staffordshire, England and was buried in Troutbeck Chapel in St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester, Cheshire, England.)

Margaret next married Sir John Boteler Baron of Warrington in 1460. (Sir John Boteler Baron of Warrington was born on 24 Aug 1429 in Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England and died on 26 Feb 1463 in Bewsey Hall, Warrington, Lancashire, England.)

Margaret next married Lord < > Grey of Codnor on 2 Oct 1465.


1 Glenn, Thomas Allen, ed, Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry. (Philadelphia: (Privately Printed), 1902.), pp. 53-56.

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3 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), lINE 20-34.

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