Biography of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby

Timeline

In 1435 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley and Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley.

In 1451 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley were married at Chapel.

On 20 Feb 1459 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby succeeded as King Mann, 2nd Baron Stanley. Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley by marriage Baroness Stanley.

In 1460 George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley at Knowsley.

In 1462 Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley at Knowsley.

In 1465 James Stanley Bishop Ely was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

Around 12 Jun 1472 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond were married. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond by marriage King Mann, Baron Stanley.

In 1483 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby was appointed 224th Knight Garter: Richard III.

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

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 Richard III King England was crowned III King England: Plantagenet York by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier at Westminster Abbey. Anne Neville Queen Consort England by marriage Queen Consort England. See Coronation of Richard III.
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk was appointed as Lord High Steward. William Brandon, Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, Thomas St Leger, Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England, Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland attended.
Robert Dymoke attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby was appointed as Knight of the Bath.
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

Buckingham's Rebellion

In Oct 1483 Buckingham's Rebellion was an attempt to replace Richard III King England with Henry Tudor. Richard Haute took part. He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion.
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger was executed at Exeter Castle.
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde escaped to Henry VII in Brittany. Walter Hungerford, Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon took part. !The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke.
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne was beheaded at Tower Hill.
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement. Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby.
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond.
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 Aug 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth those supporting Henry Tudor included:
John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne
Richard Guildford
Walter Hungerford
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby
John Wingfield
Edward Woodville
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon
Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney
William Stanley Lord Chamberlain
Roger Kynaston
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney
William Brandon
James Harrington
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk
John Sacheverell, and
Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath.
William Norreys, Gilbert Talbot, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford and John Savage commanded.
Robert Poyntz was knighted.

Richard III King England was killed at Ambion Hill during the Battle of Bosworth. Those who fought for Richard III included:
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby
John Conyers
Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley
Richard Fitzhugh 5th Baron Fitzhugh
John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton
Thomas Scrope 6th Baron Scrope Masham
Henry Grey 7th Baron Grey Codnor
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent
Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln
Humphrey Stafford
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford
Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk was wounded.
Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell fought and escaped.
John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth was captured.
John Babington, William Brandon, James Harrington, John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk, John Sacheverell, William Alington, Robert Mortimer, Robert Brackenbury, Richard Ratclyffe, Richard Bagot and Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley were killed.
William Catesby was executed at Leicester after the battle.
George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster held as a hostage by Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth.
Henry Percy 4th Earl Northumberland betrayed Richard III King England by not committing his forces at the Battle of Bosworth.

Coronation of Henry VII

On 29 Oct 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland processed from Tower of London to Westminster Abbey. 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, John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford and William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley. Following behind were the only two Dukes: Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford, created the day before, and John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk. .

Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales

On 24 Sep 1486 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales was christened at Winchester Cathedral. Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York held held the child. His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby, William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel, John Vere 13th Earl Oxford, Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel, Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England and Cecily York Viscountess Welles. Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers was present. ( Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales ).

On 29 Jul 1504 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby died.

Katherine Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

Agnes Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

Anne Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

On 17 Apr 1483, the coffin of Edward IV was carried to Westminster Abbey by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle, John Savage, Thomas Wortley, Thomas Molyneux, probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne, Walter Hungerford, Guy Wolston, John Sapcote, Thomas Tyrrell, John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland, John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch.
Those in the procession included:
Thomas St Leger, widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr
John Astley
William Stonor
Henry Ferrers
James Radclyffe
George Browne
Gilbert Debenham
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.
John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells
Edward Story Bishop Chichester
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich
William Dudley Bishop Durham
John Russell Bishop Rochester, Bishop Lincoln
Cardinal John Morton (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Audley Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury (as Bishop Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester, and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier, then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby
Thomas Bourchier
Thomas Bourchier.

Richard Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

John Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

William Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

Alice Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

Henry VII Rewards his Supporters

On 28 Oct 1485, the day before Henry VII's coronation:
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford was created 1st Duke Bedford (5C 1485) by his nephew Henry VII for having supported Henry's claim to the throne. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford by marriage Duchess Bedford (5C 1485)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby was created 1st Earl Derby (3C 1485)Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon was created 1st Earl Devon (3C 1485)Reginald Bray John Fitzwalter, Thomas Cokesge, Roger Lewkenor, Henry Haydon and John Verney were appointed as Knight of the Bath. .

Thomas Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Stanley

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Louis "Lion" VIII King France

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley

GrandFather: John Stanley

Great GrandFather: John Stanley

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Stanley

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Stanley

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mabel Hawkset

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alice Massey

Great GrandMother: Isabel Lathom

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Lathom

GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington

Great GrandFather: Robert Harrington 3rd Baron Harington

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Harrington 2nd Baron Harington

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Harrington

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Multon

Great GrandMother: Isabel Loring Baroness Harington

Great x 2 GrandFather: Neil Loring

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

GrandFather: Robert Goushill

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

Great GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey, 11th Earl Arundel Great x 2 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey Great Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey Great Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex

Great x 3 GrandMother: Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Plantagenet Countess Essex, Countess Hereford, Count Holland Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere Great x 3 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England