Biography of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Stanley

EVENTS

In 1435 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley 1405-1459 (30) and Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley 1401- (34)

In 1451 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (16) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471 (4) were married at Chapel, Middleham Castle, Middleham, Yorkshire

On 20 Feb 1459 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (24) succeeded as King Mann, 2nd Baron Stanley. Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471 (12) by marriage Baron Stanley.

In 1460 George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (25) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471 (13) at Knowsley, Lancashire

In 1462 Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (27) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471 (15) at Knowsley, Lancashire

In 1465 James Stanley Bishop Ely 1465-1515 was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (30) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471 (18)

Around 12 Jun 1472 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (37) and Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk 1443-1509 (29) were married. Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk 1443-1509 (29) by marriage King Mann, Baron Stanley.

In 1483 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) was appointed 224th Knight Garter: Richard III

On 17 Apr 1483, the coffin of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 was carried to Westminster Abbey, Westminster by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 (21) , John Savage 1444-1544 (39) , Thomas Wortley 1433-1514 (50) , Thomas Molyneux 1445-1483 (38) , probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 (33) who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (41) , Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Guy Wolston 1433-1490 (50) , John Sapcote 1448-1501 (35) , Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512 (30) , John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (15) , John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314.

Above the coffin was a canopy carried by:

Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr 1434-1483
John Astley 1373-1488
William Stonor 1450-1494 (33)

At each corner of the canopy were carried banners:
Banner of the Holy Trinity carried by Henry Ferrers 1443-1500 (40)
Banner of Our Lady carried by James Radclyffe 1440-1484 (43)
Banner of St George carried by George Browne 1440-1483 (43)
Banner of Edward the Confessor carried by Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.

The procession of Lords Spritual was led by John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London 1382-1489
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (83) (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63)
Edward Story Bishop Chichester -1503
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle -1496
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich -1499
William Dudley Bishop Durham 1425-1483 (58)
John Russell Bishop Rochester, Bishop Lincoln -1494
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury -1524 (as Bishop Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester -1492, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484 (36)
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (59) brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) , then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.

The Lords Temporal then followed:
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52)
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28)
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (57)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48)
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (68)
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (82)
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (43)
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (57)
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485 (51)
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 (51)
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley 1476-1489 (6)
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30)
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (35)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (45)
Thomas Bourchier -1492
Thomas Bourchier -1533.

Before 06 Jul 1483 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 was appointed as Lord High Constable

On 06 Jul 1483 John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) was appointed as Lord High Steward. William Brandon 1425-1491 (58) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (33) , Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) , Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 (39) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1424-1508 (59) and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 (59) attended. Robert Dymoke 1461-1544 (22) attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (27) carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (40) carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (13) bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Marchioness Suffolk 1443-1509 (40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527 (5) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 (30) was appointed as Knight of the Bath.

On 22 Aug 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth those supporting Henry Tudor included:
John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy 1450-1485 (35)
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (43)
Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (35)
Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (20)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50)
John Wingfield -1509
Edward Woodville -1488
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509
Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1449-1525 (36)
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53)
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (47)
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1424-1508 (61)
William Stanley Lord Chamberlain 1435-1495 (50)
Roger Kynaston 1433-1495 (52)
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney 1447-1523 (38)
William Brandon 1456-1485 (29)
James Harrington 1430-1485 (55)
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (60)
John Sacheverell 1400-1485 (85) , and
Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath -1486.
William Norreys 1441-1507 (44) , Gilbert Talbot 1452-1517 (33) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (42) and John Savage 1444-1544 (41) commanded.
Robert Poyntz 1450-1520 (35) was knighted.

On 28 Oct 1485, the day before Henry VIII's coronation:
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53) was created 1st Duke Bedford (5C 1485) by his nephew Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (28) for having supported Henry's claim to the throne. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (27) by marriage Duke Bedford (5C 1485) .
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50) was created 1st Earl Derby (3C 1485).
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 was created 1st Earl Devon (3C 1485).
Reginald Bray 1440-1503 (45) John Fitzwalter, Thomas Cokesge, Roger Lewkenor, Henry Haydon and John Verney were appointed as Knight of the Bath.

On 29 Oct 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (28) processed from Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London to Westminster Abbey, Westminster. Ahead of him marched the heralds and serjeants-at-arms, the Esquire of the Body, the King's Secretary Richard Fox, almoner Christopher Urswick, the mayor of London and the Garter King of Arms. Also ahead of him were Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50) , John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (23) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (43) and William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (59) . Following behind were the only two Dukes: Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53) , created the day before, and John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (43) .

On 24 Sep 1486 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502 was christened at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire. Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (71) held held the child. His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (51) , William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (68) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (44) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (36) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (49) and Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 (17) . Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (33) was present. (Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales).

On 29 Jul 1504 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (69) died

John Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

Richard Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

Thomas Stanley -1475 was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

William Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

Anne Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

Alice Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

Katherine Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

Agnes Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471

ANCESTRY

Father: Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley 1405-1459

GrandFather: John Stanley 1386-1437

1G GrandFather: John Stanley 1350-1414

2G GrandFather: William Stanley 1319-1398

3G GrandFather: John Stanley 1292-

4G GrandFather: William Stanley

3G GrandMother: Mabel Hawkset

2G GrandMother: Alice Massey 1329-

1G GrandMother: Isabel Lathom 1364-1414

2G GrandFather: Thomas Lathom 1329-1382

GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington 1386-1485

1G GrandFather: Robert Harrington 3rd Baron Harington 1356-1406

2G GrandFather: John Harrington 2nd Baron Harington 1328-1363

3G GrandFather: Robert Harrington 1305-1334

4G GrandFather: John Harrington 1st Baron Harington 1281-1347

4G GrandMother: Juliana Barlingham -1307

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Multon 1306-

4G GrandFather: Thomas Multon

1G GrandMother: Isabel Loring Baroness Harington -1400

2G GrandFather: Neil Loring 1320-1386

Mother: Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley 1401-

GrandFather: Robert Goushill

GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk 1366-1425

1G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey, 11th Earl Arundel 1346-1397

2G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel 1267-1302

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo Countess Arundel

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

4G GrandFather: William Warenne -1286

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster 1245-1296

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 1248-1302

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth 1282-1322

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth 1250-1283

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp Baroness Monthermer 1263-1306

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1350-1385

2G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex 1249-1298

4G GrandMother: Maud Fiennes Countess Essex, Countess Hereford 1254-1298

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet Countess Essex, Countess Hereford, Count Holland 1282-1316

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton 1313-1356

3G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322

4G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere -1301

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

3G GrandMother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333

4G GrandFather: Thomas Clare 1245-1287

4G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald 1266-1300