Biography of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby 1435-1504

Paternal Family Tree: Stanley

Maternal Family Tree: Emmeline Riddlesford 1223-1276

1453 Battle of Heworth Moor

1458 Margaret Beaufort marries Henry Stafford

1460 Battle of Wakefield

1483 Funeral of Edward IV

1483 Coronation of Richard III

1483 Creation of Garter Knights

1484 Buckingham's Rebellion

1485 Welles' Rebellion and Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

1485 Battle of Bosworth

1485 Coronation of Henry VII

1486 Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth York

1486 Birth and Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales

1509 Death of Margaret Beaufort

Before 1423 [his father] Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley (age 18) and [his mother] Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley (age 21) were married. She the daughter of Robert Goushill and Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk (age 56). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1435 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley (age 30) and Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley (age 34).

In or before 1448 Henry Fitzhugh 5th Baron Fitzhugh (age 19) and [his future sister-in-law] Alice Neville Baroness Fitzhugh (age 17) were married. She by marriage Baroness Fitzhugh. She the daughter of Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 47) and Alice Montagu 5th Countess of Salisbury (age 40). They were third cousin once removed. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around Jan 1450 John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 7) and [his future wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 6) were married. The date subject to debate. Papal dispensation was granted on 18 August 1450. Margaret never recognised this marriage, and considered her next husband her first; as confirmed by her 1472 will. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 40). He the son of William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 53) and Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk (age 46). They were half third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Before 02 Apr 1450 William Zouche 5th Baron Zouche Harringworth (age 48) and [his future sister-in-law] Elizabeth St John Baroness Scrope Bolton Baroness Zouche Harringworth were married. She by marriage Baroness Zouche Harringworth. She the daughter of Oliver St John and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 40).

In 1451 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 16) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley (age 4) were married in the Chapel at Middleham Castle [Map]. She the daughter of Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 51) and Alice Montagu 5th Countess of Salisbury (age 44). They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In Feb 1453 John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 10) and [his future wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 9) marriage annulled.

Battle of Heworth Moor

On or before 24 Aug 1453 [his brother-in-law] Thomas Neville (age 23) and Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell Baroness Willoughby of Eresby were married. Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell Baroness Willoughby of Eresby was the niece and heiress of Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 50) meaning traditional Percy lands would become Neville lands. The Percy's, being the older family, especially Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (age 30), took umbrage with the ensuing two year feud known as the Neville Percy Feud. He the son of Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 53) and Alice Montagu 5th Countess of Salisbury (age 46). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 24 Aug 1453 [his brother-in-law] John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 22) was ambushed at Heworth Moor York by Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (age 30) leading a force of 700 or more men when returning with his brother's wedding party from Tattershall Castle [Map] to Sheriff Hutton [Map].

On 01 Nov 1455 Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond (age 25) and [his future wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 12) were married at Bletsoe Castle [Map]. She by marriage Countess Richmond. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 45). He the son of Owen Tudor (age 55) and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In 1456 [his father] Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley (age 51) was created 1st Baron Stanley. [his mother] Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley (age 55) by marriage Baroness Stanley.

In 1458 William Bonville 6th Baron Harington (age 16) and [his sister-in-law] Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville and Hastings (age 16) were married. She the daughter of Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 58) and Alice Montagu 5th Countess of Salisbury (age 51). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Margaret Beaufort marries Henry Stafford

On 03 Jan 1458 Henry Stafford (age 33) and [his future wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 14) were married probably at Maxstoke Castle [Map]. Her third marriage (second if you don't include the one annulled) aged fourteen and already the mother of the future [his future step-son] King Henry VII. She had no further issue. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 48). He the son of Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham (age 55) and Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham (age 50). They were second cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 20 Feb 1459 [his father] Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley (age 54) died at Knowsley, Lancashire. He was buried at Burscough Priory [Map]. His son Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 24) succeeded King Mann, 2nd Baron Stanley. [his wife] Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley (age 12) by marriage Baroness Stanley.

In 1460 [his son] George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin 5th Baron Mohun Dunster was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 25) and [his wife] Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley (age 13) at Knowsley, Lancashire. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Battle of Wakefield

On 30 Dec 1460 the Lancastrian army took their revenge for the defeats of the First Battle of St Albans and the Battle of Northampton during the Battle of Wakefield at Sandal Castle [Map]. The Lancastrian army was commanded by Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (age 30), Henry Beaufort 2nd or 3rd Duke of Somerset (age 24) and Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumberland (age 39), and included John Courtenay 15th Earl Devon (age 25) and William Gascoigne XIII (age 30), both knighted, and James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire 5th Earl Ormonde (age 40), John "Butcher" Clifford 9th Baron Clifford (age 25), John Neville 1st Baron Neville of Raby (age 50), Thomas Ros 9th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 33), Henry Roos and Thomas St Leger (age 20).

The Yorkist army was heavily defeated.

Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York (age 49) was killed. His son King Edward IV of England (age 18) succeeded 4th Duke York, 7th Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York (age 49), 9th Earl Ulster, 3rd Earl Cambridge.

[his brother-in-law] Thomas Neville (age 30), and Edward Bourchier were killed.

Father and son Thomas Harrington (age 60) and John Harrington (age 36) were killed, the former dying of his wounds the day after.

William Bonville 6th Baron Harington (age 18) was killed. His daughter Cecily Bonville Marchioness Dorset succeeded 7th Baroness Harington.

Thomas Parr (age 53) fought in the Yorkist army.

Following the battle [his father-in-law] Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 60) was beheaded by Thomas "Bastard of Exeter" Holland. William Bonville (age 40) was executed.

Edmund York 1st Earl of Rutland (age 17) was killed on Wakefield Bridge [Map] by John "Butcher" Clifford (age 25) by which he gained his sobriquet "Butcher". Earl of Rutland extinct.

In 1462 [his son] Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 27) and [his wife] Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley (age 15) at Knowsley, Lancashire. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Before 06 Feb 1462 William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings (age 31) and [his sister-in-law] Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville and Hastings (age 20) were married. She by marriage Baroness Hastings. She the daughter of Richard Neville Earl Salisbury and Alice Montagu 5th Countess of Salisbury (age 55). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In 1465 [his son] Bishop James Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 30) and [his wife] Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley (age 18). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

In 1466 [his mother] Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley (age 65) died. She was buried at Burscough Priory [Map]

After 1470 [his future brother-in-law] Oliver St John (age 42) and Elizabeth Scrope (age 31) were married. He the son of Oliver St John and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 60).

In 1471 [his wife] Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley (age 24) died. She was buried at Le Garlicke, Stepney.

Before 10 Dec 1471 John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 34) and [his future sister-in-law] Elizabeth St John Baroness Scrope Bolton Baroness Zouche Harringworth were married. She by marriage Baroness Scrope of Bolton. She the daughter of Oliver St John and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 61).

Around 12 Jun 1472 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 37) and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 29) were married. She by marriage Queen Mann, Baroness Stanley. She the daughter of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset (age 62). They were third cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In 1475 [his son] Thomas Stanley died.

Calendars. 15 Feb 1478. Charter to the king's nephew Edward Plantagenet (age 4), first-born son of the said duke (age 25), creating him earl of Salisbury, with remainder to the heirs of his body, and granting to him and his said heirs £20 yearly from the issues of the county of Wilts. Witnesses: Th. cardinal archbishop of Canterbury (age 60), L. archbishop of York (age 58), Th. Bishop of  Lincoln (age 54), the chancellor, J. Bishop of  Rochester, keeper of the privy seal, Richard, duke of Gloucester (age 25), Henry, duke of Buckingham (age 23), Henry, Earl of Essex (age 74), treasurer of England, Anthony Earl of Ryvers (age 38), chief butler of England, and Thomas Stanley of Stanley (age 43), steward of the household, and William Hastynges of Hastynges (age 47), chamberlain of the household, knights. By p.s.

In 1482 [his son] George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin 5th Baron Mohun Dunster (age 22) and [his daughter-in-law] Joan Strange 9th Baroness Strange of Knockin 5th Baroness Dunster (age 22) were married. He the son of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 47) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Funeral of Edward IV

On 17 Apr 1483 the coffin of Edward IV (deceased) was carried to Westminster Abbey [Map] by [his son] Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle (age 21), John Savage (age 39), Thomas Wortley (age 50), Thomas Molyneux (age 38), probably [his brother-in-law] John Welles 1st Viscount Welles (age 33) who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne (age 41), Walter Hungerford (age 19), Guy Wolston (age 50), John Sapcote (age 35), Thomas Tyrrell (age 30), John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 15), John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch.

Those in the procession included:

Thomas St Leger (age 43), widow of Edward's sister Anne.

William Parr (age 49).

John Astley.

William Stonor (age 33).

Henry Ferrers (age 40).

James Radclyffe (age 43).

George Browne (age 43).

Gilbert Debenham (age 51).

John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk (age 58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.

John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:

Bishop Thomas Kempe (age 93).

Bishop John Hales (age 83) (Bishop of Chester?).

Bishop Robert Stillington (age 63).

Bishop Edward Story.

Bishop Richard Bell.

Bishop James Goldwell.

Bishop William Dudley (age 58).

Bishop John Russell.

Cardinal John Morton (age 63) (as Bishop of Ely).

Bishop Edmund Tuchet (age 40) (as Bishop of Rochester).

Bishop Peter Courtenay, and.

Bishop Lionel Woodville (age 36).

Archbishop Thomas Rotherham (age 59) brought up the rear.

Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (age 65), then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.

John de la Pole 1st Earl Lincoln (age 21); the King's nephew,.

William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings (age 52).

Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset (age 28).

William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Huntingdon (age 32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?).

William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 57).

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 48).

Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 68).

John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (age 82).

George Neville 4th and 2nd Baron Bergavenny (age 43).

John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet (age 57).

Walter Devereux Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 51).

Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle (age 51).

Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal 8th Baron Morley (age 7).

Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers (age 30).

John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham (age 35).

Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby (age 50).

John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby (age 45).

Thomas Bourchier.

Thomas Bourchier.

Before 06 Jul 1483 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 48) was appointed Constable of England.

Coronation of Richard III

On 06 Jul 1483 King Richard III of England (age 30) was crowned III King England by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (age 65) at Westminster Abbey [Map]. Anne Neville Queen Consort England (age 27) by marriage Queen Consort England. Duke Gloucester merged with the Crown.

John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk (age 58) was appointed Lord High Steward. William Brandon (age 58), Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl of Arundel (age 33), Thomas St Leger (age 43), Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby (age 50), Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England (age 46), Elizabeth York Duchess Suffolk (age 39), Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney (age 32) and Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 59) attended.

Robert Dymoke (age 22) attended as the Kings' Champion.

Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent (age 66) carried The Pointed Sword of Justice. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (age 40) carried the Crown. Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell (age 27) carried the Third Sword of State. John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 40) carried the Sceptre. John de la Pole 1st Earl Lincoln (age 21) carried the Cross and Ball. Henry Stafford 2nd Duke of Buckingham (age 28) carried the king's train. Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire (age 13) bore the Queen's Crown.

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 48) carried the Lord High Constable's Mace. [his wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 40) held Queen Anne's train. Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland (age 34) carried The Blunt Sword of Mercy. Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby (age 30) was appointed Knight of the Bath.

Humphrey Dacre 1st Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 59) attended.

Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York (age 68) refused to attend the Coronation of Richard III. History doesn't record her reason.

1483 Creation of Garter Knights

Around Sep 1483 King Richard III of England (age 30) created a number of new Garter Knights from his key supporters to fill the stalls made vacant by his recent accession:

221st Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell (age 27).

222nd Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (age 40).

223rd Richard Ratclyffe (age 53).

224th Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 48).

225th Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh (age 52).

Buckingham's Rebellion

On 23 Jan 1484 [his wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 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 of Derby (age 49) as follows:

An act for the attainder of Margaret, countess of Richmond (age 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.

Welles' Rebellion and Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

Around 1485 [his brother-in-law] John Welles 1st Viscount Welles (age 35) succeeded 10th Baron Welles when the attainders on Richard Welles 7th Baron Welles, Baron Willoughby (age 57) and Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby 8th Baron Welles were reversed.

Battle of Bosworth

On 22 Aug 1485 King Richard III of England (age 32) was killed during the Battle of Bosworth. His second cousin once removed [his step-son] Henry Tudor  (age 28) succeeded VII King England. Earl Richmond forfeit.

Those supporting Henry Tudor included:

John Blount 3rd Baron Mountjoy (age 35).

John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne (age 43).

Richard Guildford (age 35).

Walter Hungerford (age 21).

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 50).

John Wingfield.

Edward Woodville Lord Scales (age 29).

Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon (age 26).

Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth (age 36).

Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford (age 53).

William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont (age 47).

Giles Daubeney 1st Baron Daubeney (age 34).

[his brother] William Stanley (age 50).

Roger Kynaston of Myddle and Hordley (age 52).

Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney (age 38).

William Brandon (age 29) was killed.

James Harrington (age 55) was killed.

John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk (age 60) was killed and attainted. He was buried firstly at Thetford Priory, Norfolk [Map] and therafter at Church of St Michael the Archangel, Framlingham [Map]. Duke Norfolk, Baron Mowbray, Baron Segrave forfeit.

John Sacheverell (age 85) was killed.

Philibert Chandee 1st Earl Bath

William Norreys (age 44), Gilbert Talbot (age 33), John de Vere 13th Earl of Oxford (age 42) and John Savage (age 41) commanded,.

Robert Poyntz (age 35) was knighted.

Those who fought for Richard III included:

John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby (age 47).

John Conyers (age 74).

Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 17).

William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 59).

Richard Fitzhugh 6th Baron Fitzhugh (age 28).

John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 48).

Thomas Scrope 6th Baron Scrope Masham (age 26).

Henry Grey 4th or 7th Baron Grey of Codnor (age 50).

Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent (age 68).

Ralph Neville 3rd Earl of Westmoreland (age 29).

John de la Pole 1st Earl Lincoln (age 23).

Humphrey Stafford (age 59).

George Talbot 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 17).

Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (age 42) was wounded, captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London [Map] for three years. He was attainted; Earl Surrey forfeit.

Francis Lovell 1st Viscount Lovell (age 29) fought and escaped.

John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth (age 26) was captured.

John Babington (age 62), William Alington (age 65), Robert Mortimer (age 43), Robert Brackenbury, Richard Ratclyffe (age 55) and Richard Bagot (age 73) were killed

Walter Devereux Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 53) was killed.

William Catesby (age 35) was executed at Leicester, Leicestershire [Map] after the battle.

[his son] George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin 5th Baron Mohun Dunster (age 25) held as a hostage by Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth.

Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland (age 36) betrayed King Richard III of England (age 32) by not committing his forces at the Battle of Bosworth.

John Iwardby (age 35) was killed.

Coronation of Henry VII

On 28 Oct 1485 Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford (age 53) was created 1st Duke Bedford by [his step-son] Henry VII (age 28) for having supported Henry's claim to the throne. Catherine Woodville Duchess Buckingham Duchess Bedford (age 27) by marriage Duchess Bedford.

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 50) was created 1st Earl Derby.

Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon (age 26) was created 1st Earl Devon. It is believed he was restored 11th Baron Okehampton at the same time?

Reginald Bray (age 45), John Fitzwalter, Thomas Cokesge, Roger Lewknor, Henry Haydon and John Verney were appointed Knight of the Bath.

On 29 Oct 1485 [his step-son] King Henry VII of England and Ireland (age 28) processed from Tower of London [Map] to Westminster Abbey [Map]. Ahead of him marched the heralds and serjeants-at-arms, the Esquire of the Body, the King's Secretary Richard Fox (age 37), almoner Christopher Urswick (age 37), the mayor of London and the Garter King of Arms. Also ahead of him were Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 50), John de la Pole 1st Earl Lincoln (age 23), John de Vere 13th Earl of Oxford (age 43) and William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 59). Following behind were the only two Dukes: Jasper Tudor 1st Duke Bedford (age 53), created the day before, and John de la Pole 2nd Duke of Suffolk (age 43).

Marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth York

On 18 Jan 1486 [his step-son] King Henry VII of England and Ireland (age 28) and Elizabeth, Edward IV's eldest daughter (age 19) were married at Westminster Abbey [Map]. She by marriage Queen Consort England. She the daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England (age 49). He the son of Edmund Tudor 1st Earl Richmond and Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 42). They were third cousins. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Birth and Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales

On 24 Sep 1486 Prince Arthur Tudor was christened at Winchester Cathedral [Map] by Bishop John Alcock (age 56).

Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York (age 71) held the child. His godparents included Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 51), William Fitzalan 16th Earl of Arundel (age 68), John de Vere 13th Earl of Oxford (age 44), Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl of Arundel (age 36), Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England (age 49) and Cecily York Viscountess Welles (age 17).

Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers (age 33) was present.

Around 1487 John Warburton (age 28) and Jane Marie Stanley (age 19) were married. She the daughter of [his brother] William Stanley (age 52) and niece of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 52) She the daughter of William Stanley (age 52) and Elizabeth Hopton Countess of Worcester (age 60). She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 01 Sep 1487 [his brother-in-law] John Welles 1st Viscount Welles (age 37) was created 1st Viscount Welles.

In Dec 1487 [his brother-in-law] John Welles 1st Viscount Welles (age 37) and Cecily York Viscountess Welles (age 18) were married. She by marriage Viscountess Welles. She the daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England (age 50). He the son of Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset. They were half fourth cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

After 1488 [his brother-in-law] John St John (age 61) died at Bletsoe.

Before 03 Jul 1494 [his sister-in-law] Elizabeth St John Baroness Scrope Bolton Baroness Zouche Harringworth died.

On 10 Apr 1497 [his brother-in-law] Oliver St John (age 69) died at Fuenterrabía, Guipúzcoa.

On 09 Feb 1498 [his brother-in-law] John Welles 1st Viscount Welles (age 48) died in London. Viscount Welles, Baron Welles extinct. His will reads ...

In the name of oure Lorde Jeshu, Amen. I, John, Viscounte lorde Wellis (age 48), uncle to the [his step-son] Kynge (age 41), oure soveraigne lorde, and brodre to the right noble prynces, [his wife] Margaret, countes of Richemond (age 54), naturall and dere modre to oure said soveregne lord, beyng of goode and hole memory, ye viij daie of February, the yere of oure Lorde God 1498, and in the xiiij yere of the regne of our saide soverayne lorde, make this my testament. My bodie to be buried in suche place as [to] the kynge (age 41), the quene (age 31), my lady, his moder (age 54), and my lady, my wife (age 28), shalbe thought, most convenyent, and the costis and charge of the same burying, the obsequyes, masses, funeralles and all oder thynges therto convenyent and necessarie. And also I remyt the makyng of my tumbe to the ordre and discrecionn of my saide soverayne lady the quene (age 31), my lady his modre, and my wife (age 28). And after these charges and costis aforesaid had and done, I will that all the dettis nowe by me dewe or to be dewe be treuly contented and paied. And I will that to the honour of Almighty God in the aulter afore which my bodie shall next lie my executors shall delyver a pair of candelstickes of silver, a masse booke covered with clothe of goolde, a chales of silver and gilte, a vestament of blewe velvet enbrodered with my armes, a pair of litle cruettes of silver and parcellis gilte, and a crosse of silver p[arcell] gilt, which 1 will do remayne there to serve Almyghty God with for ever and in noo oder place. Also I geve and bequethe to my dere beloved lady and wife Cecille (age 28), for terme of her life, all my castelles, manors, landes and tenements, aswell suche as I have purchased as all odre duryng only her life, whome I trust above all oder, that if my goodes and catallis wilnot suffice for the performance of this my laste will, that she will thenne of the revenues of the profittes of my inheritance perform this my laste will. Also I will that a preste be founde for ever after my said wifes decease to sey masse daily for my sowle and all Cristen sowles at the said aulter of the yerely revenues of my purchased landes, and over which my saide lady hath promysed me faithfully to purchase to the same entent if my saide purchased landes suffice not therto. And I will yt suche residue as shall fortune to be of my goodes that my saide dere beloved lady aud wife have theym to her owne use. And I make executors the saide Cecill (age 28), my dere beloved wife, and Sr Raynold Bray (age 58), knyght, and in my mooste humble wise beseche my said soverayne lorde the kyng and the quenes grace, my lady the kynges modre, to be supervisours.

Before Nov 1501 [his son] Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle (age 39) and [his daughter-in-law] Anne Harrington (age 41) were married. He the son of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 66) and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. They were half second cousin once removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

In 1503 [his former sister-in-law] Alice Neville Baroness Fitzhugh (age 73) died.

In 1503 [his former sister-in-law] Katherine Neville Baroness Bonville and Hastings (age 61) died.

Before 29 Jul 1504 [his son] George Stanley 9th Baron Strange Knockin 5th Baron Mohun Dunster (age 44) died.

On 29 Jul 1504 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 69) died. He was buried at Burscough Priory [Map]. His grandson Thomas Stanley 2nd Earl of Derby (age 19) succeeded 2nd Earl Derby, 10th Baron Strange Knockin, 6th Baron Mohun of Dunster, 3rd Baron Stanley.

Death of Margaret Beaufort

On 29 Jun 1509 [his former wife] Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 66) died in the Deanery, Westminster Abbey [Map]. She had lived to see the Coronation of her son King Henry VII of England and Ireland and her grandson King Henry VIII of England and Ireland (age 18).

She was buried at the King Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey [Map]. Her tomb was created by Pietro Torrigiano (age 36). 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, her heraldic badge, at her feet.

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[his son] Agnes Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

[his son] Katherine Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

[his son] Alice Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

[his son] Thomas Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

[his son] Richard Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

[his son] John Stanley was born to Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby and Eleanor Neville Baroness Stanley. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

John St John and Alice Bradshaigh were married. He the son of Oliver St John and Margaret Beauchamp Duchess Somerset.

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby 1435-1504 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey 1318-1372

Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel 8th Earl of Surrey 1306-1376

Royal Ancestors of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby 1435-1504

Kings Wessex: Great x 12 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 10 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 11 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 8 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Louis "Lion" VIII King France

Royal Descendants of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby 1435-1504

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 6

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 1

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 13

Ancestors of Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby 1435-1504

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Stanley

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Stanley

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Stanley

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mabel Hawkset

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Stanley

Great x 2 Grandmother: Alice Massey

GrandFather: John Stanley 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Lathom

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Lathom 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers of Chartley 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Ferrers 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Hawise Muscegros Baroness Ferrers Chartley

Great x 1 Grandmother: Isabel Lathom 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Father: Thomas Stanley 1st Baron Stanley 10 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Harrington 1st Baron Harington

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Harrington

Great x 4 Grandmother: Juliana Barlingham

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Harrington 2nd Baron Harington

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas de Multon 1st Baron Multon

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Multon

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Harrington 3rd Baron Harington

Great x 3 Grandfather: Walter de Bermingham

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Bermingham

GrandMother: Elizabeth Harrington

Great x 2 Grandfather: Neil Loring

Great x 1 Grandmother: Isabel Loring Baroness Harington

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

GrandFather: Robert Goushill

Mother: Jane Goushill Baroness Stanley 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl of Arundel 3 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl of Arundel 4 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Saluzzo Countess Arundel 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel 8th Earl of Surrey 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Warenne

Great x 3 Grandmother: Alice Warenne Countess Arundel

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Vere

Great x 1 Grandfather: Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl of Surrey 11th Earl of Arundel 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edmund "Crouchback" Plantagenet 1st Earl of Leicester 1st Earl Lancaster Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Blanche Capet Queen Navarre 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel and Surrey Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Patrick Chaworth

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maud Chaworth

GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Edward "Longshanks" I of England Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Countess Essex, Hereford and Holland Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel and Surrey Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Gunselin Badlesmere

Great x 3 Grandfather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Fitzbernard

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Badlesmere Countess Northampton 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas de Clare 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Juliana Fitzgerald 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England