1401, Joan born in England, d/o 738742. Sir Robert Gousell & 738743. Elizabeth Fitzalan.
~1403, Thomas born in England, heir & s/o 738740. Sir John Stanley & 738741. Isabel Harrington.
1403, Joan age 2.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
[––Thomas & Joan––]
~1423, Thomas married Joan.
1424, Thomas attacked by Sir Richard Molyneux in his father’s tower at Liverpool. Both men were arrested.
11/7/1427, Commitment of the counties of Warwick and Leicester to Thomas Stanley so that' he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.
1428-29, Thomas knighted.
1429, “Parties to Indenture: Thomas Stanley, kt. Nature of Service: Lieutenant of Ireland.” (S) UKNA. John Sutton, Lord Dudley, was the Viceroy of Ireland. 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) Hist. 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.]
1436, Thomas returned to England.
6/18/1436 at Clifton, Cheshire, letter of attorney by Sir Thomas Stanley Kt., ... (S) UKNA.
2/29/1437, Commitment to Thomas Stanley, knight, and … keeping of the castle of Hawardyn and of the manors and lordships of Hawardyii and Mohaudesdale, which Katharine late queen of England held in dower on the day of her death … (S) CFRs.
3/27/1437, Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 500 marks, by Thomas Stanley and Thomas Rempston knights, for John Hokes of Flynte in Wales 'gentilman,' … in Cheshire … (S) CCRs.
11/27/1437, Thomas’ father died.
1438-39, Thomas appointed steward of Macclesfield. (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P672.
2/27/1439, Commitment to Thomas Stanley, knight, by mainprise of John Troutbek of Chester, esquire, … of the marriage of John Chauntrell, a minor in the king's ward, son and heir of William Chauntrell. (S) CFRs.
5/30/1439, Grantor: Ellen, late wife of Thomas de Mecyulfen, late citizen of Chester, ... before Thomas Stanley, kt, Justice of Chester. (S) UKNA.
2/23/1440, Thomas Stanley, Kt., appointed as a deputy of William Poole, earl of Suffolk, Chief Justice of Chester. (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P673.
4/24/1440, Thomas Stanley and Henry Kyghley, the knights for the palantine of Lancaster in the last Parliament. (S) CFRs.
6/7/1440, Appointment by Thomas Stanley, knight, Nicholas de Standysh, Parson of the church of Brampton ... Duchy of Lancaster. (S) UKNA.
1440-41, Thomas Stanley, Kt., controller of the King’s household, granted an annuity. (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P673.
1441, Thomas and his wife granted a papal indult for plenary remission.
3/30/1442, Grant of wardship and marriage. King Henry [VI] = (1). William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk = (2). John Arundell knight (deceased) held lands ... in chief by knight's service; John Arundell his kinsman and heir is under age, so the wardship of him and his lands comes to (1) through mainprise (manucaptio) of Thomas Stanley knight ... (S) UKNA.
10/22/1443, The King to Sir Thomas Stanley, Controller of the Household. Grant in consideration of good service of all the lands, soil pasture and meadows called "the Severall Pastures" ... To hold to the said Thomas and the heirs male of his body, rendering yearly at the Exchequer of Chester £4. (S) UKNA.
5/16/1444 at Reading, Thomas Stanley, kt, John Norrys, William Tresham and Thomas Browne under commission to concerning treasons, felonies, trespasses, misprisions and concealments in Berks. (S) UKNA.
4/1/1446, Deed of Humphrey Duke of Buckingham, granting the manor of Boseley to Thomas Stanley, of Liverpool, Kt. (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P63.
1447, Thomas represented Lancanshire in the House of Commons.
1449, Grant by Thomas Stanley, Knight, Comptroller of the Household, ... (S) UKNA.
5/20/1450, Commitment to Thomas Stanley, knight, and Hugh at Fenne, … of the keeping of two-thirds of the manor of Swafham, co. Norfolk, … (S) CFRs.
1450-1, The House of Commons demanded Thomas’ removal from the royal presence with others of Suffolk’s party.
6/23/1452, William Stanley, armiger, Peter Stanley, armiger, Thomas Venables, and Thomas Stanley of Chester to Thomas Stanley, kt., recognizance of £300 that Reginald de Elston will keep the peace towards Thomas de Stanley, Kt. (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P675.
11/26/1452, Commitment by mainprise of John lord de Deudeley, knight, and Thomas Stanley, knight, … (S) CFRs.
6/8/1453, Commission to repay taxes to counties and towns to William lord de Haryngton knight, Thomas Stanley knight, Richard Haryngton knight ; £89. 8d. ; in the county of Lancaster. (S) CFRs.
8/1453, King Henry VI had a mental breakdown. [3/27/1454, Richard, Duke of York, appointed Protector of the Realm.]
1454, Sir Thomas Stanley, knight, by fine, received Harwarden, Wales from Richard Nevill, earl of Salisbury and his wife Alice. (S) A Tour of Wales, Pennant, V1, 2014, P94.
1455, Thomas and Joan 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.
2/13/1458, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Thomas Stanley, knight ; Nottingham and Derby. (S) CFRs.
6/13/1459, IPM of Thomas Stanley, of Lyverpoole, Lanc., Kt. … [many properties with dates of deeds] … offices of steward of Macclesfield and master-forester of the forest of Macclesfield … descended to Thomas son and heir male of the said Thomas Stanley, Kt.; … Thomas died on Sunday “in prima septimana quadragesime” last past and that Thomas Stanley his son and heir was age of 26 years. (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P677.
1/8/1460, Joan Stanley, who was the wife of Thomas Stanley, Kt., writ for assignment of dower. (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P677.
1/15/1460, Writ “ouster le main” for Thomas Stanley, Kt. … jointly with Joand his wife and Henry Birom of … (S) Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P677.
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. Earl 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.
5/1/1466, Letter of attorney by Thomas Stanley, knight, Lord Stanley, son and heir of Thomas Stanley, knight, late Lord Stanley ... (S) UKNA.
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.
8/22/1485, Thomas initially aligned with Richard III, turned in favor of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth.
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.