~1340, John born in Wiltshire, England, s/o §§John Stanys. (S) See Family notes.
12/7/1372 at Bristol, Debtor: John Whitesyde … Creditor: John Stanes of Bristol, merchant [of Glos.], Amount: £40, for merchandise bought from him. (S) UKNA.
John 1st married Joan ?.
~1373, John married Elena.
12/24/1375 at Bristol, Whereas Thomas de Berkele, lord of Berkeley, has granted to …, and John Stanes of Bristol, and their heirs and assigns, all the lands [etc.] which he had in Purytone, Tokkenhale and Actone Ulger, with … within the county of Bristuyt, and the island called Stepholm …, for the payment of 400 marks, …. (S) UKNA.
2/18/1377, Thomas de Berkele, lord of Berkeley; and William Cheddre of Bristol the elder, Roger Seward, William's brother, and John Stanes of Bristol. Whereas Thomas recently granted to William, Roger and John all his …, they have granted and surrendered to him the estate which they had in the said lands, and have quitclaimed them to him. (S) UKNA.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
5/16/1379 at Bristol, Charter of Feoffment. Deed poll. … Witnesses: Elias Spelly, Mayor. William Combe, Sheriff. William Erlyngham and John Stanes, Bailiffs and Chamberlains. … (S) UKNA.
11/16/1379, Quitclaim by Hugh Aylewyn, 'loder' [carter], son of Thomas Aylewyn, late burgess of Bristol, to Thomas Sly, of his right in messuages, lands, etc, in the counties of Bristol and Gloucester Witnesses: John Stok, mayor of Bristol, Thomas Cnap, sheriff, John Barnstaple and John Stanes, bailiffs, … (S) Bristol Archives.
6/11/1381 at Bristol, Debtor: Walter atte Boure, merchant in Herefords. Creditor: John Stanes of Bristol, and William Pyggesley, clerk. Amount: £100. (S) UKNA.
8/2/1381, Release by Henry Wyvelescombe and William Jurdan, chaplain, to John Stanys and John Woderone of their right in the manor of Norton Beauchamp, nigh Worspring, and in the 4th part of the manor of Worle, … seal of the mayoralty of Bristol … (S) Ancient Deeds, 1906, V5, P146, A.11449.
10/4/1384, Commitment of the county of Bristol for 1 year to Thomas Sampson, provided that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff ; the mayor and commonalty of the town of Bristol having submitted to the king his name and the names of John Stanys and John Prischton as candidates for the office. (S) CFRs.
5/1385, John Stanes (Stanys) wrote his will: To be buried in the new chapel of the church of Redeclyve, beside the grave of Joan sometime his wife. To the church for the burial there, 40s.; if not allowed to be buried there, 20s. only. [multiple gifts to chaplains, vicars, …] His exors are to distribute 40s. in bread among the poor on the day of his burial. … To his younger daughter Margaret, £40 for her marriage if she survives him and comes to full age; 2 second-best silver cups with covers; 2 second-best silver-bound mazers; 2 cloths; a towel; a basin and ewer; a [?] of wrought laten (laten' performatam); a dozen of silver spoons; 2 cooking-pots of brass; 2 bowls; a trestle table with the trestle; a chest … John Bunt' is to have the custody of Margaret and all her goods bequeathed, after the use and custom of Bristol. … To his elder daughter Margaret, 20s. To Thomas Pedewelle her husband, testator's cloak of blue cloth. To Clement atte Merk', de Stanes, his second-best cloak. To John Okerford, 20s. To his daughter Joan, £20 and his ten. in Bradestret .. in which John Swelle lives on the day of the present deed; to her and her right heirs for ever, after the death of her mother, testator's wife Elena. Also his ten. in High Street inhabited by John Millyng', botelmaker [on the same terms.] … Also the whole garden with a dovecot called Tophey in the suburb, next to the apple-orchard of the Priory of S. James. … Elena is to have the custody of their daughter Joan and her legacies, after [Bristol custom]. The residue of his goods is to be distributed in 2 parts: one to Elena, and the other to Masses for the souls of himself and his late wife Joan … (S) UKNA, P/AS/D/HS D 1.
Bef. 6/2/1385, John died. (S) UKNA.
7/14/1385, John’s will proved in the chapel of St. Thomas of Bristol.
· 11/21/1352, Will of William Cheddre, the elder, of Bristol. … and John Stanys of Bristol, to be executors. (S) Abstracts of the Book of Wills, Ley, 1886.
Children of John and Joan:
i. Margaret Stanes, the elder, born ? in England.
Magaret married Thomas Pedewelle.
ii. Margaret Stanes, the younger, born ? in England.
Child of John and Elena:
iii. Joan Stanes (1901063), born ~1375 in England. [3rd daughter]