Biography of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby

Timeline

On Sep 1531 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby was born to Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby and Dorothy Howard Countess Derby at Lathom.

On 07 Feb 1555 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Margaret Clifford Countess Derby were married.

In 1559 Ferdinando Stanley 5th Earl Derby was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Margaret Clifford Countess Derby.

Around 1561 William Stanley 6th Earl Derby was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Margaret Clifford Countess Derby.

In 1562 Francis Stanley was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Margaret Clifford Countess Derby.

1562 News Years Day Gift Giving

On 01 Jan 1562 the New Years Gift Giving was held. Those who gave gifts provide an interesting who's who of the Elizabethan Court soon after Elizabeth I's Coronation. Queen Elizabeth was present since a number are described as "With the Qene her Majestie. ".
For 'dimy' read 'demi' ie half-sovereigns.
Neweeyeur's Gyftes gevon to the Quene her Majestie by those Parsons whose Names hereafter ensue, the first of January, the Yere above wrytten.
By the Lady Margaret Strainge, a little round mounte of golde to conteyne a pomaunder in it. With the Qene her Majestie. Note. Lady Margaret Strange married Henry Stanley Lord Strange on 07 Feb 1555. In 1561 he had not succeeded to Earldom of Derby and was known by the courtesy title Lord Strange. She is listed first since she was one of the few remaining direct descendants of Henry VII, being a great-granddaughter by his daughter Mary Tudor. Margaret Clifford was first in line to succeed in 1568 but died in 1596 before Elizabeth I.
Dukes, Marquises and Earls
By the Duke of Norfolke, in a purse of purple silke and golde knit, in sundry coynes of golde £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Winchester, High Threasourer of Englande, in a purse of crymsen satten, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Marquis of Northampton, in a purse of crymsen silke and gold knit, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Arundell, Lord Steward, in a paper, in angels, £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Shrewesburye, in a red silke purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Darbye, in a purse of crymsen satten, embraudered with golde, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Pembroke, in a purse of black silk and silver knit, in new angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Bedforde, in a purse of black silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Rutlande, in a purse of red silk and golde knytt, in dimy soveraigns and angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Huntingdon, in a red silk purse, in angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Westmerlande, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Earle of Oxforde, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £10 0s 0d.
By the Thomas Percy 7th Earl NorthumberlandEarle of Northumberlande, in a purse of black silke and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d. With the Quene her Highness.
By the Earle of Warwike, a smocke wrought with black silk, a peire of slevis, and a partelett wrought with gold, silver, and black silke. Delivered to the Lady Cobham.
By the Viscounte Mountague, in a purse of cloth of golde, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Bishops. The list of Bishops ends with "With her said Majestie"; unclear whether this refers to all the Bishops listed.
By the Archbusshop of Caunterbury, in a red silk purse, in dimy soveraigns £40 0s 0d.
By the Archbusshop of York, in soveraigns £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Duresme, in a purse of crymson silk and gold knytt, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Ely, in a red vellat purse, in angells £30 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Wynchester, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt and set with pearles, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of London, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Salisbury, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Worcester, in a black vellat purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lyncoln, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chychester, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Norwich, in a blew silk purse £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Hereforde, in a green silk purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Lychfield and Coventry, in a red satten purse, in angells £13 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Rochester, in a red purse, in gold £13 6s 8d.
By the Busshop of Saint Davies, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Bathe, in a purse of red silk, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Exetour, in a blew silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Peterborowe, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Busshop of Chester, in a red purse, in angells and soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Duchesses and Countesses
By the Duchess of Norfolke, in a prse of crymsen silk and gold knyt, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Duchess of Somerset, in a purse of silver and black silk, in royalls and ducketts £14 0s 0d. Proably the Dowager Duchess of Somerset since her husband Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset had been executed in 1552, and their children disinherited as a result.
By the Frances Vere, in a purse of tawny silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Dowager since her husband Henry Howard 1516-1547, by courtesy Earl Surrey, had been executed in 1547.
By the Anne Talbot Countess Pembroke, in a cherry bag of crymsen satten, in new angells £15 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Bedford, in a purse of crymsen silk and silver knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Dorothy Howard Countess Derby, in a purse of crymson sattin embrodred with gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Oxford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Shrewisbury, Dowager, in a purse of black silk knytt, in dimy soveraignes £12 0s 0d.
By the Gertrude Manners Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford, in a red silk purse knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Huntingdon, Dowager, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon, in a red purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Anne Somerset Countess Northumberland, in a purse of black silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Countess of Rutland, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
Viscountesses
By the Vicountess Hereford, Dowager, six hankercheffes edged with gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Vicountess Mountague, in a purse of cloth of gold, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
Lordes
By the Lorde Keeper of the Great Seale, Bacon, in a purse of silver knytt, in angells £13 6s 8d.
By the William Howard 1st Baron Howard, in a purse of crymsen silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d
By the Lorde Pagett, in a greene purse in dimy soveraignes £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Clynton, Lord Admyrall, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Riche, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde North, in a purse of purple silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £20 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Lumley, in a paper, in angells £20 0s 0d.
By the Edward Hastings 1st Baron Hastings Loughborough, in a red silk purse, in French crowns £13 0s 0d.
By the Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Windsor, in a purse of crymsn silk and gold knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By John Grey, a haunce pott of allabaster garnished with silver gilt. Delivered in charge to John Asteley, Esq. Master and Threasourer of her Highnes Jewels and Plate. Lord John Grey assumed to be a courtesy title his father being Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset.
By the Henry Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley, in a red purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Mountejoye, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d.
By the Edward Neville 7th Baron Bergavenny, in a purse of red silke, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Scrowpe, in a purse of blak silk and silver knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon, in a purse of crymsen silk, in double ducketts £13 6s 8d.
By the Lorde Strainge, in a purse of red silk and gold, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d. Lord Strange being the courtesy title for the Earldom of Derby. He wouldn't inherit until 1572.
By the Lorde Darcey of Chichey, in a red purse, in dimy soveraignes, £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shefild, in a red silk purse, in gold £10 0s 0d.
By the Lorde Shandowes, in a blak silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
Ladyes
By the Lady Howarde, in a purse of crymsen silk and knytt, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Clinton, a peire of sleevis of gold, pulled out with lawne. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Pagett, in gold £6 13s 4d.
By the Katherine Howard Baroness Berkeley, Lord Barkeley's wife, in gold £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Mountejoye, in a red silk purse, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Abergavenny, in a red satten purse, in dimy soveraignes £5 0s 0d.
By the Lady Caree of Hundesdon, in a blak purse knytt, in angells £10 0s 0d.
By the Lady Taylboyes, Sir Peter Carewe's wyfe, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in dimy soveraignes £10 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Cobham, a partelett and a peire of sleeves of sypers wrought with silver and blak silke. Re-delivered to herself.
By the Lady Dakers, a warming ball of gold, per oz. 3 oz. dim. With her said Majestie.
By the Douglas Howard Baroness Sheffield, a paire of sleeves wrought with fringe of blak silk and lozeng of gold. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.
By the Lady Scrope, in a purse of blak silk and silver, in angells £7 0s 0d. With her said Majestie.
By the Lady Shandowes, a peire of sleeves and a partlett of gold and silver knytt, cawle fashion. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham
By the Catherine Carey, a feyne carpett of needleworke, theverende frienged and buttoned with gold and silk. Delivered to John Torneworth, Groom of the Privy Chamber.
By the Lady Butler, in a little white purse, in French crowns £6 0s 0d. With her said Majestie. Unclear as to who Lady Butler refers to.
By the Lady Raclyef, a peire of sleeves of cameryk, all over sett with purle, and two sweet bags. Delivered to the said Lady Cobham.

On 24 Oct 1572 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby succeeded 4th Earl Derby (3C 1485), 12th Baron Strange Knockin (2C 1299), 8th Baron Mohun Dunster, 5th Baron Stanley. Margaret Clifford Countess Derby by marriage Earl Derby (3C 1485).

In 1574 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby was appointed 359th Knight Garter: Elizabeth I.

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby.

Around 1575 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593.

On 14 Oct 1586 Henry Compton 1st Baron Compton, Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt, Henry Wentworth 3rd Baron Wentworth, Christopher Wray, John Stourton 9th Baron Stourton and Edward Zouche 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth sat in judgement at Presence Chamber [Trial of Mary Queen of Scots]
Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague, George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland, Henry Clinton 2nd Earl Lincoln, Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent, Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland, Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby, Ambrose Dudley 3rd Earl Warwick, George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford, Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford, William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester, William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley, Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke and Thomas Bromley Lord Chancellor were present on the side of the Presence Chamber [Trial of Mary Queen of Scots]
John St John 2nd Baron St John Bletso was present on the left side of the Presence Chamber [Trial of Mary Queen of Scots].

In 1589 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby was appointed as Lord High Steward.

Trial of Philip Earl of Arundel

On 14 Apr 1589 Philip Howard 20th Earl Arundel was condemned to death. Elizbeth I never signed the death warrant; Howard was never told.
Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby was present during the Trial of Philip Earl of Arundel.

Around 1590 Isaac Oliver 1565-1617. Portrait of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby.

Around 1590 Isaac Oliver 1565-1617. Portrait of Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593.

On 25 Sep 1593 Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby died at Lathom.

Dorothy Stanley was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Jane Halsall.

Henry Stanley was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Jane Halsall.

Ursula Stanley was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Jane Halsall.

Thomas Stanley was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Jane Halsall.

Edward Stanley was born to Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby and Margaret Clifford Countess Derby.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stanley

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 18 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 13 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby Great x 5 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Thomas Stanley 2nd Earl Derby Great x 4 Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Joan Strange 9th Baroness Strange Knockin, 5th Baroness Mohun Dunster Great x 7 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Strange 8th Baron Strange Knockin, 4th Baron Mohun Dunster Great x 8 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Strange 3rd Baron Mohun Dunster, 7th Baron Strange Knockin Great x 7 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cobham Baroness Strange Knockin, Baroness Mohun Dunster Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jacquetta Woodville Baroness Strange Knockin, Baroness Mohun Dunster Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandMother: Anne Hastings Countess Derby Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Edward Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings Great x 9 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Leonard Hastings

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Camoys Great x 8 Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville, Baroness Hastings Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Mary Hungerford Baroness Hastings, 4th Baroness Hungerford Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Hungerford Great x 7 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford Great x 6 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Moleyns 1st Baroness Hungerford

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Percy Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Percy 3rd Earl Northumberland Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Poynings Countess Northumberland Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Mother: Dorothy Howard Countess Derby Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandFather: John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Howard Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Howard Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Tendring

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Mowbray Baroness Grey Ruthyn Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns

GrandMother: Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk

Great GrandFather: Hugh Tilney

Great x 2 GrandFather: Philip Tilney