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Biography of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504
On 20 Feb 1459 Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley 1405-1459 (54) died at Knowsley, Lancashire . His son Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (24) succeeded as King Mann , 2nd Baron Stanley . Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471 (12) by marriage Baroness Stanley .
In 1460 George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin, 5th Baron Mohun Dunster 1460-1504 was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (25) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley 1447-1471 (13) at Knowsley, Lancashire
Around 12 Jun 1472 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (37) and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (29) were married (he was her third-cousin). Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (29) by marriage King Mann , Baron Stanley .
17 Apr 1483
the coffin of
was carried to
Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle 1462-1524 (21)
John Savage 1444-1492
, Thomas Wortley 1433-1514 (50)
, Thomas Molyneux 1445-1483 (38)
John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 (33)
who had married Edward's daughter Cecily),
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (41)
Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18)
, Guy Wolston 1433-1490 (50)
, John Sapcote 1448-1501 (35)
Thomas Tyrrell 1453-1512 (30)
, John Risley,
Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (15)
, John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch 1294-1314
Those in the procession included:
Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , widow of Edward's sister Anne
William Parr KG 1434-1483
John Astley 1373-1488
William Stonor 1450-1494 (33)
Henry Ferrers 1443-1500 (40)
James Radclyffe 1440-1484 (43)
George Browne 1440-1483 (43)
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.
John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:
Thomas Kempe Bishop London 1390-1489 (93)
John Hales Bishop Coventry and Lichfield 1400- (83) (Bishop of Chester?)
Robert Stillington Bishop Bath and Wells 1420-1491 (63)
Edward Story Bishop Chichester -1503
Richard Bell Bishop Carlisle -1496
James Goldwell Bishop Norwich -1499
William Dudley Bishop of Durham 1425-1483 (58)
John Russell Bishop of Rochester, Bishop Lincoln -1494
Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (63) (as Bishop Ely)
Edmund Tuchet Bishop of Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury 1443-1524 (40) (as Bishop of Rochester)
Peter Courtenay Bishop Exeter, Bishop Winchester -1492 , and
Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484 (36)
Thomas Rotherham Archbishop York 1423-1500 (59) brought up the rear.
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65) , then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) ; the King's nephew,
William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (52)
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28)
William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1451-1491 (32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (57)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48)
Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (68)
John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (82)
George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 (43)
John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley Heighley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 1426-1490 (57)
Walter Devereux 7th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1432-1485
Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle 1432-1492 (51)
Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal, 8th Baron Morley 1476-1489 (7)
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30)
John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham 1447-1512 (35)
Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50)
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (45)
Thomas Bourchier -1492
Thomas Bourchier -1533 .
06 Jul 1483
Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30)
King England: Plantagenet York
Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (65)
Anne Neville Queen Consort England 1456-1485 (27)
Queen Consort England
Coronation of Richard III
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (58) was appointed as Lord High Steward . William Brandon 1425-1491 (58) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (33) , Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) , Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby Eresby 1433-1503 (50) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (46) , Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk 1444-1503 (39) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland 1424-1485 (59) attended.
Robert Dymoke 1461-1544 (22) attended as the Kings' Champion.
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (27) carried the Third Sword of State. John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (40) carried the Sceptre. John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire 1470-1499 (13) bore the Queen's Crown.
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527 (5) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1453-1499 (30) was appointed as Knight of the Bath .
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (68) refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III . History doesn't record her reason.
was an attempt to replace
Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30)
Henry Tudor (26)
. Richard Haute -1487
took part.He escaped execution, and was subsequently pardoned.
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (30) was attainted.
On 02 Nov 1483 Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (29) was beheaded in Salisbury Marketplace for his part in the rebellion. His son Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham 1478-1521 (5) succeeded as 8th Earl Stafford (1C 1351) , 9th Baron Stafford (1C 1299) .
On 08 Nov 1483 Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (43) was executed at Exeter Castle, Exeter, Devon .
Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (28) and Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde 1304-1363 escaped to Henry VII in Brittany . Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (18) , Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (32) and Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 took part.!The rebellion was suppressed by Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (33) and Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Broke 1452-1502 (31) .
On 04 Dec 1483 George Browne 1440-1483 (43) was beheaded at Tower Hill .
On 23 Jan 1484 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (40) was subject to an attainder in the first Parliament of Richard III for her involvement.Whilst the Act was described as an Attainder Richard in effect transferred all of Margaret's property to her husband Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (48) as follows:
An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond (40) :
Because Margaret, countess of Richmond, mother of the king's great rebel and traitor, Henry, earl of Richmond, has lately conspired, leagued and committed high treason against our sovereign lord King Richard III in various ways, and in particular by sending messages, writings and tokens to the said Henry, urging, instigating and stirring him by them to come into this realm to make war upon our said sovereign lord; to which urging, instigation and stirring the said Henry applied himself, as experience has recently shown. Also, the said countess supplied great sums of money within the city of London as well as elsewhere in this realm to be employed in the execution of the said treason and malicious purpose; and the said countess also conspired, leagued and plotted the destruction of our said sovereign lord, and knew of and assented to, and assisted in the treason planned and committed by Henry, late duke of Buckingham, and his supporters, for which he and some of his supporters have been attainted by an act in this present parliament. Nevertheless, our said sovereign lord, of his special grace, mindful of the good and faithful service which Thomas, Lord Stanley, has given and intends to give our said sovereign lord, and for the sincere love and trust which the king has in him, and for his sake, remits and will forbear the great punishment of attainting the said countess, which she or anyone else doing the same has deserved; and in consideration of the foregoing, our said sovereign lord wills that it be enacted, ordained and decreed, by the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and the commons assembled in this present parliament, and by authority of the same, that the said countess henceforth shall be legally unable to have, inherit or enjoy any manors, lands or tenements, or other hereditaments or possessions whatsoever, and also henceforth shall be unable to bear or have any name of estate or dignity; and that the said countess shall forfeit to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs all the castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments and possessions, whatsoever they may be, of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised or possessed of estate of fee-simple, fee-tail, term of life, in dower or otherwise. And be it ordained by the said authority that all the said castles, manors, lordships, lands, tenements, rents, services, reversions and other hereditaments with the appurtenances of which the said countess, or anyone else to her use, is now seised of estate of fee-simple or fee-tail, shall remain to the said Thomas for term of his life, and after his death to our said sovereign lord the king and his heirs. And moreover, all the lordships, manors, lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions of which the said countess, or any other person to her use, is now seised of estate, term of her life or in dower, shall remain to the said Thomas during her life. And if the said Thomas dies during the lifetime of the said countess, they shall remain to the king; saving to every person and persons, except the said countess and her heirs, their right, title and interest in the said lands and tenements.
22 Aug 1485
Richard III King England 1452-1485 (32)
Battle of Bosworth
. His second-cousin once-removed
Henry Tudor (28)
King England and Ireland: Tudor
Those supporting Henry Tudor included:
John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy 1450-1485 (35)
John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne 1442-1499 (43)
Richard Guildford 1450-1506 (35)
Walter Hungerford 1464-1516 (20)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50)
John Wingfield -1509
Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509
Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth 1449-1525 (36)
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53)
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (47)
Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney 1451-1508 (34)
William Stanley Lord Chamberlain 1435-1495 (50)
Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley 1433-1495 (52)
Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney 1447-1523 (38)
William Brandon 1456-1485 (29) was killed
James Harrington 1430-1485 (55) was killed
John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 (60) was killed . His son Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (42) succeeded as 13th Baron Mowbray (1C 1283) , 14th Baron Segrave (1C 1295) . Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 (40) by marriage Baroness Mowbray (1C 1283) , Baron Segrave (1C 1295) .
John Sacheverell 1400-1485 (85) was killed
Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath -1486 ,
William Norreys 1441-1507 (44) , Gilbert Talbot 1452-1517 (33) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (42) and John Savage 1444-1492 commanded,
Robert Poyntz 1450-1520 (35) was knighted.
Those who fought for Richard III included:
John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby 1438-1495 (47)
John Conyers Sheriff of Yorkshire 1411-1490 (74)
Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (17)
William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (59)
Richard Fitzhugh 6th Baron Fitzhugh 1457-1487 (28)
John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 (48)
Thomas Scrope 6th Baron Scrope Masham 1459-1493 (26)
Henry Grey 7th Baron Grey Codnor 1435-1496 (50)
Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (68)
Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (29)
John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (23)
Humphrey Stafford 1426-1486 (59)
George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford 1468-1538 (17)
Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 (42) was wounded.
Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell 1456-1488 (29) fought and escaped.
John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1459-1526 (26) was captured.
John Babington 1423-1485 (62) , William Alington 1420-1485 (65) , Robert Mortimer 1442-1485 (43) , Robert Brackenbury -1485 , Richard Ratclyffe 1430-1485 (55) and Richard Bagot 1412-1485 (73) were killed .
28 Oct 1485
Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53)
Duke Bedford (5C 1485)
by his nephew
Henry VII (28)
for having supported Henry's claim to the throne.
Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham, Duchess Bedford 1458-1497 (27)
Duchess Bedford (5C 1485)
Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50) was created 1st Earl Derby (3C 1485) .
Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon -1509 was created 1st Earl Devon (3C 1485) .
Reginald Bray 1440-1503 (45) , John Fitzwalter, Thomas Cokesge, Roger Lewkenor, Henry Haydon and John Verney were appointed Knight of the Bath .
On 29 Oct 1485 Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (28) processed from Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London to Westminster Abbey . Ahead of him marched the heralds and serjeants-at-arms, the Esquire of the Body, the King's Secretary Richard Fox (37) , almoner Christopher Urswick (37) , the mayor of London and the Garter King of Arms (-2) . Also ahead of him were Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (50) , John Pole 1st Earl Lincoln 1462-1487 (23) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (43) and William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley 1426-1492 (59) . Following behind were the only two Dukes: Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford 1431-1495 (53) , created the day before, and John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (43) .
24 Sep 1486
Arthur Tudor Prince Wales 1486-1502
was christened at
Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire
Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (71)
held held the child.
His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (51) , William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (68) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford 1442-1513 (44) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (36) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (49) and Cecily York Viscountess Welles 1469-1507 (17) .
Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers 1453-1491 (33) was present.
On 29 Jul 1504 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl Derby 1435-1504 (69) died . His grandson Thomas Stanley 2nd Earl Derby 1485-1521 (19) succeeded as 2nd Earl Derby (3C 1485) , 10th Baron Strange Knockin (2C 1299) , 6th Baron Mohun Dunster , 3rd Baron Stanley
On 29 Jun 1509 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (66) died in the Deanery, Westminster Abbey . She was buried at Henry VII Chapel, Chapels, Westminster Abbey . Her tomb was created by Pietro Torrigiano . The gilded bronze sculpture on the tomb depicts Margaret with her head resting on pillows and her hands raised in prayer, wearing garments characteristic of widowhood; the face was probably sculpted from a death mask.The black marble tomb is embellished with heraldic bronze insignia, including a Yale[Heraldic Badge] , her heraldic badge, at her feet.
Paternal Family Tree: Stanley
Maternal Family Tree: Emmeline Riddlesford 1223-1276
Kings Wessex: Great x 18 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858
Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170
Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950
Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132
Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland 1031-1093
Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180
Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226
Father: Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley 1405-1459 Great x 10 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135
GrandFather: John Stanley 1386-1437 Great x 9 Grandson of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135
Great GrandFather: John Stanley 1350-1414
Great x 2 GrandFather: William Stanley 1319-1398
Great x 3 GrandFather: John Stanley 1292-
Great x 3 GrandMother: Mabel Hawkset
Great x 2 GrandMother: Alice Massey 1329-
Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Ferrers 1297-1370 Great x 6 Granddaughter of Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135
GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington 1386-1485
Great GrandFather: Robert Harrington 3rd Baron Harington 1356-1406
Great x 2 GrandFather: John Harrington 2nd Baron Harington 1328-1363
Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Harrington 1305-1334
Great GrandMother: Isabel Loring Baroness Harington -1400
Great x 2 GrandFather: Neil Loring 1320-1386
Mother: Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley 1401- Great x 3 Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
GrandFather: Robert Goushill 1350-1403
Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel
Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 Great Granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272
Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster 1281-1345 Grandson of Henry III King England 1207-1272
Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1350-1385 Great Granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 2 GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton 1309-1361 Grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322
Great x 3 GrandMother: Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Plantagenet Countess Essex, Countess Hereford, Countess Holland 1282-1316 Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton 1313-1356 Great x 4 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189
Great x 3 GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322
Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 Great x 3 Granddaughter of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189