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  • ID: I13731
  • Name: 1st Earl of Derby Sir Thomas Stanley 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1434 in Wirrel Forest, Staffordshire, England 1 2 3
  • Death: 05 JUL 1509 in Knowesley, Lancashire, England 1 2 3
  • Name: 1st Earl of Warwick Thomas Stanley 1 2 3
  • Note:
    Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, KG (1435 - July 29, 1504), an English nobleman, inherited his father's titles, including that of king of the Isle of Man, in 1459. Stanley was a shrewd man, who managed to remain in favour with successive kings throughout the Wars of the Roses, right up until his death in 1504. His marriage to Eleanor, sister of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, did him no harm, even after Warwick was toppled from power, and he proceeded to take as his second wife Margaret Beaufort, whose son, Henry Tudor, was the leading Lancastrian claimant to the throne.

    Richard III of England unwisely continued to trust Thomas Stanley and his brother, William, even after he had briefly imprisoned Thomas in 1483 on suspicion of conspiracy. At the Battle of Bosworth Field, the Stanleys betrayed him, coming in on the side of the Lancastrians at a crucial moment. It is Thomas who is alleged to have retrieved Richard's lost crown from the battlefield and placed it on the head of his own stepson. In gratitude, he was created Earl of Derby on October 27, 1485, and never looked back. His brother, William, did not fare so well. In 1495, William made the mistake of supporting the pretender Perkin Warbeck, and was executed for treason.

    Descendents of Thomas Stanley and Eleanor (or Alainor) Neville included George Stanley, Edward Stanley, and James Stanley, all of whom were also descended from the same Beauforts and John of Gaunt as the step-son who became Henry Tudor.




    Father: 1st Baron Stanley Sir Thomas Stanley b: ABT 1386 in Wirrel Forest, Staffordshire, England
    Mother: Joan Goushill b: ABT 1402 in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England

    Marriage 1 Eleanor De Neville b: 1430 in Raby Castle, Keverstone, Durham, England
      Children
      1. Has Children 1st Lord Monteagle Sir Edward Stanley b: 1454 in Knowesley, Lancashire, England
      2. Has Children Janet Stanley b: 1456 in Knowsley, Lancashire, England
      3. Has Children Baron Strange George Stanley b: 1460 in Knowesley, Lancashire, England
      4. Has Children Margaret Stanley b: 12 MAY 1462 in Knowsley, Lancashire, England
      5. Has Children Bishop of Ely James Stanley b: ABT 1465 in Knowsley, Lancashire, England

      Marriage 2 Countess of Richmond Margaret Beaufort b: 31 MAY 1443 in Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England
      • Married: 1482

      Sources:
      1. Title: John de Montague.ged
        Note:
        Source Medium: Other

        Text: Date of Import: 19 Feb 2005
      2. Title: Margaret Mainwaring.ged
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        Source Medium: Other

        Text: Date of Import: 28 Feb 2005
      3. Title: robert de harington.ged
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        Source Medium: Other

        Text: Date of Import: 19 Mar 2005
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