de Stanley,  Sir William

de Stanley, Sir William

Male 1250 - 1311  (61 years)

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  • Name de Stanley, William  [1, 2
    Title Sir 
    Born 1250  Hooton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 82202391 
    Died Aug 1311  Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Astbury, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • St Mary's Churchyard
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    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father de Stanley, Adam,   b. 1208, Hooton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family de Bamville, Joan,   b. 1261, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1326, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
    +1. de Stanley, John,   b. Abt 1292, Hooton, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1250 - Hooton, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1311 - Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Astbury, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Final Resting Place St Mary's Churchyard
    Final Resting Place St Mary's Churchyard

    Family Crest
    Stanley, Sir John Family Crest
    Stanley, Sir John Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • He gave an impetus to the family fortunes by one of those matrimonial alliances to which the House of Stanley owes much of its prosperity. He took unto himself a Wife in the person of Joan Bamville, the youthful daughter and co-heir of Sir Philip Bamville and his Wife Agnes, daughter and co-heiress of Alexander Sylvester, Lord of Stourton in Cheshire. And thereby hangs a romance, for associated with this match is a love story that, in its romantic incidents, is scarcely less interesting than the one related of the fair heiress of Haddon Hall, Dorothy Vernon. The daughter of the House of Stourton had given her heart to young William Stanley, and to escape the forced marriage with her stepmother's son, she determined to elope. While a banquet was being given by her Father, she stole away unobserved and, being joined by William Stanley, rode swiftly across the country to Astbury, where, in the presence of Adam Hooton and Daues Coupland, the anxious lovers plighted their troth, Sept. 27, 1282. This story is no mere legend, for the facts are to be found in the musty and unromantic records-the Cheshire inquisitions which have been unearthed and their contents made accessible to the world by the Deputy-Keeper of the Public Records. By this marriage William Stanley became owner of one-third of the Manor of Stourton (the remaining two-thirds he subsequently acquired) and also the hereditary Bailiwick or Chief Rangership of the Forest of Wirral, which overspread the peninsula lying between the estuaries of the Mersey and the Dee. After this marriage the Stanleys migrated from the Stonylea in Staffordshire to their newly acquired home in Chester, and at the same time Sir William Stanley, in allusion to his office of heriditary Forester of Wirral, assumed the arms that have ever since been borne by his descendants in the first quarter of their shield as the paternal coat of Stanley, instead of those used by his ancestors, viz. : Argent on a bend azure, three bucks' heads caboshed or; in other words, over a shield of silver a belt of blue crossed diagonally, with three bucks' heads displayed thereon with a stag's head and neck for a crest.

  • Sources 
    1. [S254] Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith - By Mellcene Thurman Smith.

    2. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for William Stanley