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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

King John Stanley & Elizabeth Harrington

738740. King John Stanley & 738741. Elizabeth Harrington

1384, John born in England, heir & s/o 1477480. John Stanley & 1477481. Isabel Lathom.

~1386, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 1477482. Nicholas Harrington & 1477483. Isabel English. [Many genealogies give an incorrect heritage for Elizabeth. This lineage is documented in a 1460 dispensation of the marriage of granddaughter Margaret Stanley.]

9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

~1402, John married Elizabeth.

1404, Sir John Stanley on the invitation list for the Knights of the Garter [not selected.]

1406, John 1st represented his father on the Isle of Man. [Midway between northern England and Ireland. His father, given the Isle of Man by the king, was also Steward of the king’s household.]

1409-11, Account of John Stanley, constable of Windsor castle, of works at Guildford. (S) UKNA.

10/15/1410, John Coby, son and heir of John Coby, ... Witnesses: ..., John Stanley, ... at Berkeley. (S) UKNA.

4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.

John knighted.

10/4/1413, Deed of Grant. Richard Fryday of Croxton ... to John Stanley, knight ... and their heirs and assigns all their legal interest in the Manor of Newton Harcourt ... (S) UKNA.

1/6/1414, John age 28 at the death of his father.

1414, John and Elizabeth received a papal indult to choose their confessor.

1414, John, Lord of Man, elected as a MP.

8/1415, John in King Henry V’s force of 10000 landing at the mouth of the Seine.

9/22/1415, John with Henry V at the siege-conquest of Harfleur.

10/25/1415, John fought at the battle of Agincourt with 8 men-at-arms and 24 archers. The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.

1416, Award by Sir John Stanley to settle disputes and quarrels between John of Macclesfield and John of Kyngeley as to succession to an estate in Macclesfield. (S) UKNA.

11/27/1417, John instituted a dual-commissioner system to fully represent him on the Isle when he was away – signed by Sir John at his castle of Rushen. [The beginnings of his suppression of the power of the papacy on the Isle.]

1/18/1418, John released his 2nd document depriving the papal barons on the Isle of their power of sanctuary. [This openly exposed his hostility towards the papacy.]

1/19/1419, John at the capture of Rouen, France. A major event in the Hundred Year's War, where English forces captured the capital of Normandy.

11/26/1419, Commission … about a loan to be paid to the king for the resistance of malice of his enemies … John Stanley, ‘chivaler,’ … county of Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

1421, Parties to Indenture: Between John Stanley, knight, on the one part; and William Charyng and Richard Awte. Nature of Service: Service in France. (S) UKNA.

3/25/1422, John appeared in person at the Isle at Rushen castle. Sir John started having the laws and institutions of the Isle put into written form. The document represented a system of law containing 150 articles including a “national recognition” of John as head of the holy church. To ease the acceptance by the church, John put the Bishop and Abbot as an oversight body which monitored all the other activites.

8/25/1422, Sir John declared constitutional and legal King of the Isle of Man, the smallest nation in Christendom. [The Bishop was not present.]

1/27/1423, Inexpimus and confirmation … a grant for life to John de Stanley of the offices of steward of Macclesfield and master-forester … in like manner as John de Stanley, knight, his father, held the same when alive. (S) CPRs.

7/11/1423, “King John” signed a document restoring most of the Bishops feudal powers, reserving the old rights and preserving the right to make changes.

11/6/1429, Henry VI crowned King of England.

9/1/1432, Feoffment. Thomas of Urswyk ..., esqs. ..., to William Troutbek, ... Witnesses. Sir John Stanley ... [Lancashire] (S) UKNA.

11/27/1437, John died.


1444, Elizabeth a legatee of her sister Agnes Shervurne.

3/22/1444, Elizabeth made an indenture with Richard Townley.

5/14/1445, Elizabeth, wife of John Stanley, kt., to William of Maudesley - to receive seisin in property ... States that Margaret is widow of Richard of Brodehirst. (S) UKNA.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P770. (S) Legislation of Three of the Thirteen Stanleys, Kings of Man, Mackenzie, 1860.

Child of John and Isabel: [3 sons, 2 daughters]

i. Thomas Stanley (369370), born ~1403 in England. [Heir]

ii. John Stanley, born ? in England.

5/18/1427, Grant, during pleasure, … to John Stanley, king’s esquire, for his good service to the last and present kings, of the office of constable of the king’s castle of Carnavon in North Wales, … (S) CPRs.

6/6/1437, Grant for life to John Stanley, king’s esquire, of the office of constable of the castle of Caernarvan in North Wales, … notwithstanding that he has the offices of serjeant of the king’s armoury with the Tower of London, … and the office of sheriff of Anglese, North Wales … (S) CPRs.