Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bell 369370 & 369371

369370. Lord Thomas Stanley & 369371. Joan Goushill {Bell}

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1401, Joan born in England, d/o 738742. Sir Robert Gousell & 738743. Elizabeth Fitzalan.

~1404, Thomas born in England, heir & s/o 738740. Sir John Stanley & 738741. Isabel Harrington.

1403, Joan age 2.

1424, Thomas attacked by Sir Richard Molyneux in his father’s tower at Liverpool. Both men were arrested.

1428, Thomas Sheriff of Warwick. (S) UKNA.

1429, “Parties to Indenture: Thomas Stanley, kt. Nature of Service: Lieutenant of Ireland.” (S) UKNA.

Thomas arrived to find hostile armed factions headed by the Earl of Ormonde on one side, and Richard Talbot, Archbishop of Dublin, on the other. Sir Thomas maintained his primary residence at the Castle of Dublin.

1431, the Viceroyalty of Ireland was committed to Sir Thomas Stanley, grandson of the former Governor, Sir John Stanley. (S) History of the Viceroys of Ireland, Gilbert, 1865, P328.

1432, Thomas called a parliament in Ireland.

1435, through Viceroy Thomas, the Colonial Privy Council at Dublin addressed a letter to the King, “… how that his land of Ireland is well-nigh destroyed and inhabited with his enemies and rebels …”. [Thomas delivered the letter personally.]

1441, Thomas and his wife granted a papal indult for plenary remission.

1446, Thomas received a grant of the manor of Bosley.

1447, Thomas represented Lancanshire in the House of Commons.

1450-1, The House of Commons demanded Thomas’ removal from the royal presence with others of Suffolk’s party.

1455, Thomas and his wife granted a papal indult for a portable altar.

1/20/1456, Baron Thomas Stanley summoned to the House of Lords.

1457, Thomas made a Knight of the Garter.

2/11/1458, Thomas, Privy Councillor died; buried at Burscough Priory, Lancashire.

Bef. 4/27/1466, Joan died; buried with Thomas.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P771.

Children of Thomas and Joan: [4 sons, 3 daughters.]

i. Margaret Stanley (184685), baptized 1426 in England.

ii. Thomas Stanley, born 1432 in England. [Heir]
1459, Thomas inherited his father’s titles.
9/23/1459, At the battle of Blore Heath in western England [Shropshire], serving under Lord Audley [James Touchet], Thomas, upset because he was not assigned the vanguard position, but instead held the reserves 6 miles away, failed to engage in the battle. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P225.
6/1472, Thomas married 2nd Lady Margaret Beaufort [her 4th], d/o John, Duke of Somerset, s/o John (369356). Thomas’ new stepson would become King Henry VII in 1485.
10/27/1485, after the Battle of Bosworth, Thomas created Earl of Derby by King Henry VII.
1504, Thomas died.

iii. Anne Stanley, born ? in England.
Anne married Sir Richard Molyneux.
Anne married Sir Thomas Strange.

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