738740. King John Stanley & 738741. Elizabeth Harrington1385, 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.
Bef. 1405, John married Elizabeth.
1406, John 1st represented his father on the Isle of Man. [Midway between northern England and Ireland.]
4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.
1/6/1414, John age 28 at the death of his father.
1414, John and Elizabeth received a papal indult to choose their confessor.
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.
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.]
8/1418, John at the capture of Rouen, France.
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.
3/25/1422, John appeared in person at the Isle at Rushen castle. Sir John started putting 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 avtivites.
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.
11/27/1437, John died.
1444, Elizabeth a legatee of her sister Agnes Shervurne.
3/22/1444, Elizabeth made an indenture with Richard Townley.
(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 ~1404 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.