Sir John de Stanley Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Lord of Man
(Abt 1340-1414)
Isabella de Lathom
(Abt 1364-1414)
Sir Nicholas Harington of Farleton
(1346-After 1397)
Isabel English
Sir John de Stanley King & Lord of the Isle of Man and the Isles, K.G.
Elizabeth Harington
(Abt 1390-1437)

Sir Thomas de Stanley K.G., 1st Baron Stanley, Lord Lt. of Ireland


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1. Joan Goushill

Sir Thomas de Stanley K.G., 1st Baron Stanley, Lord Lt. of Ireland 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 1406, Lathom, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage (1): Joan Goushill about 1427 1
  • Died: 11 Feb 1459, Knowsley, Lancashire, England at age 53
  • Buried: 18 Mar 1459, Burscough Priory near Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

   Other names for Thomas were Thomas Stanley Baron Stanley and Thomas de Stanley Lord Stanley.

  Research Notes:

Knight of the Garter, Lord of Lathom and Knowsley, 1st Baron Stanley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, King's Chamberlain, Justice of the Counties of chester, Flint and North Wales.
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. 229:
"Sir Thomas Stanley, Knt. Comptroller of the Household to King Henry VI, who created him the first Baron Stanley. Of this Thomas are the Earls of Derby, the Lord Monteagle, and the Stanleys of Lancashire."
Per Wikipedia (Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby), d. 1459. Per Wikipedia, was a maternal ancestor of John Lennon.

From Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, pp. 52-53:

"V. LADY JOAN GOUSHILL, daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Goushill, by Elizabeth Fitz Alan, married Sir Thomas Stanley, 1st Lord Stanley, Knight of the Garter, who died 37 Henry VI. [Dugdale II. p. 248]. [E. Stemmate,--Ece. 37. H. 6]. 'Who being a Knight in 9 Henry 6 was constituted Lieutenant of Ireland, for the term of six years, and in 27 Henry 6 (with John Viscount Beaumont and others) was one of the Commissioners appointed to treat with the Scots for a truce between both Relms. In 28 Henry 6 (with James Earl of Wiltshire and others) he was put in commission for the defence of the Town and Castle of Calais; and also of the meedes adjacent, and Toure of Kirfbank, for the term of five years. He was likewise Chamberlain to the King; and in 30 Henry 6 was again constituted a Commissioner, to treat with James Earl of Douglass upon those articles which had been formerly signed by him.'

"He had issue by Joan Goushill, his wife:
1. Thomas Stanley, Earl of Derby.
2. Sir William Stanley, of Holt, who crowned Henry VII. on Boxworth field; Chamberlain to the King. Beheaded 1494.
3. John Stanley, of Weever, Cheshire.
4. James Stanley, Archdeacon of Chester.
5. Margaret, married Sir William Troutbeck, of whom presently.
6. Elizabeth, married Sir Richard Molineux, Knt.
7. Katherine, married Sir John Savage."

From Wikipedia - Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley :

Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley KG (c. 1405 -20 February 1459 ), was an English politician.

Stanley was the son of Sir John Stanley and Isabell Harington , daughter of Robert de Harington and Isabel Loring . He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1431 to 1436 and also represented Lancashire in the House of Commons between 1447 and 1451 and 1453 and 1454. In 1456 he was summoned to the House of Lords as Lord Stanley. A year later he was further honoured when he was made a Knight of the Garter .

Lord Stanley married Joan Goushill , the only daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Goushill and Elizabeth FitzAlan , daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel . They had six children, three sons, Thomas, William, and John and three daughters. He died in February 1459 and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Thomas , who was created Earl of Derby in 1485. His third son the Hon. Sir John Stanley was the ancestor of the Barons Stanley of Alderley .

  Birth Notes:

Glenda Turcks has b. abt 1388. has b. 1405

  Death Notes:

Glenda Turcks has d. 11 Feb 1458 or 1459

According to, he died on 11 Feb 1459 in Knowlesley, Lancashire, England.

Ancestral Roots (Line 57-36) has 20 Feb 1459 - Burial date? Was his body then moved on 18 Mar 1459?

  Noted events in his life were:

Created: Baron, 1456.

Thomas married Joan Goushill, daughter of Sir Robert Goushill of Hoveringham, Lord of Hault Hucknall Manor and Elizabeth FitzAlan d'Arundelle, about 1427.1 (Joan Goushill was born about 1402 in <Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire>, England and died after 1460.)


1 Website:,

2 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 57-36, 20-33.

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. 229.

4 Lloyd, Jacob Youde William, The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd. (Vol. 4. London: Whiting & Co., 1884.), p. 342.

5 Glenn, Thomas Allen, ed, Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry. (Philadelphia: (Privately Printed), 1902.), pp. 52-53.

6, Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley.

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