Person:John Stanley (159)

John Stanley
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Stanley
Gender Male
Marriage to Elizabeth Harrington
  1. Ormerod, George; Peter Leycester; William Smith; William Webb; and Thomas Helsby. The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county, incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. (London: G. Routledge, 1882), Volume 2 page 577.

    eldest son

  2.   Melling, in Farrer, William, and John Brownbill. The Victoria history of the county of Lancaster. (London: A. Constable, 1906-1914), Volume 3.
  3.   Benalt, Thomas, and William Langton. The visitation of Lancashire and a part of Cheshire: made in the twenty-fourth year of the reign of King Henry the eighth, A.D. 1533, by special commission of Thomas Benalt, Clarencieux. (Manchester: Chetham Society, 1876, 1882), page 166.
  4.   Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica, Volume 3 New Series, page 272.
  5.   Earwaker, J. P. (John Parsons). East Cheshire, past and present, or, A history of the hundred of Macclesfield in the county Palatine of Chester - from original records. (London: Printed for the Author, 1878-1880), 2:597.

    "[Thomas Stanley] had an elder brother, John Stanley, who died without issue. He is said to have been of age in 1476, but this is not probable. He is also thought by some to be identified with John Stanley, of Melling, who married the daughter and heiress of Harrington, of North Lancashire, but this appears to be by no means certain."

  6.   Sources disagree as to whether the John who married Elizabeth Harrington was the legitimate or illegitimate son of his father. (See footnote 30 in Farrer, the 1533 Visitation, and the Misc. Gen. volume cited above.)