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Families covered: Stanley of Bickerstaff, Stanley of Broughton, Stanley of Crosshall (Cross Hall), Stanley of Derby, Stanley of Eccleston, Stanley of Hornby Castle, Stanley of Monteagle
[Assuming that we find more descendants to add (eg. when we come to checking this page against Collins, etc.), we shall probably split this page into 2 or 3 pages in due course.]

                               
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby (b c1435, d 29.07.1504)
m1. Eleanor Nevill (dau of Richard Nevill, 1st Earl of Salisbury)
1. George Stanley, Lord Strange (b c1460, dvp 05.12.1497)
  m. (c1481) Joan le Strange, Baroness of Knockyn (d 20.03.1513-4, dau of John le Strange, 8th Lord of Knokyn)
  A. Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby (b before 1485, d 23.05.1521)
  m. (1507) Anne Hastings (dau of Edward Hastings, 2nd Lord Ashby de la Zouche, Lord Hungerford)
  i. Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby (b 10.05.1509, d 24.10.1572, 2nd son)
  m1. (21.02.1530) Dorothy Howard (dau of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk)
  a. Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby (b 09.1531, d 25.09.1593)
  m. (07.02.1555) Margaret Clifford (b 1540, d 29.09.1596, dau of Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland)
(1) Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby (b c1559, d 16.04.1594)
  m. (c1580) Alice Spencer (d 26.01.1637, dau of Sir John Spencer of Althorp)
  (A) Anne Stanley (b 1580, bur 11.10.1647)
  m1. (28.02.1607/8) Grey Brydges, 5th Lord Chandos of Sudeley (b before 1581, d 10.08.1621)
  m2. (22.07.1624, sp) Mervyn Tuchet, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven (d 14.05.1631)
  (B) Frances Stanley
  m. John Egerton, 1st Earl of Bridgewater (d 1649)
  (C) Elizabeth Stanley (d 20.01.1633)
  m. (15.01.1601) Henry Hastings, 5th Earl of Huntingdon (b 24.04.1586, d 1643)
(2) William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (b c1561, d 29.09.1642)
  m. (26.06.1594) Elizabeth Vere (b 02.07.1575, d 10.03.1626-7, dau of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford)
  (A) James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby (b 31.01.1607, d 15.10.1651)
  m. (26.06.1626) Charlotte de la Tremouille (d 21.03.1663, dau of Claude de la Tremouille, Duke of Thouars, by Charlotte Brabantine, dau of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, by Charlotte of Bourbon)
  (i) Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby (b 19.01.1628, d 21.12.1672)
  m. (1650) Dorothea Helena Kirkhoven (d 03.10.1674/06.04.1703, dau of Jan van den Kirkhoven, 'Baron de Rupa', Lord of Heenvliet in Zetland by Catherine, 'Countess of Chesterfield')
(a) William George Richard Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby (b 18.03.1656, d 05.11.1702)
  m. (10.07.1673) Elizabeth Butler (d 05.07.1717, dau of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory)
  William was suceeded by his distant cousin below.
  ((1)) James Stanley, Lord Strange (b 28.06.1680, bur unm 14.04.1700)
  ((2)) Henrietta Stanley, Baroness Strange (b c1688, d 26.06.1718)
  m1. (21.05.1706) John Annesley, 4th Earl of Anglesey (dsps 18.09.1710)
  m2. (24.07.1714) John Ashburnham, 1st Earl (d 10.03.1736-7)
  ((3)) Elizabeth Stanley (d unm 23.04.1714)
(b) James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby (b 03.07.1664, d 01.02.1735-6, Maj. Gen)
  m. (02.1705) Mary Morley (d 29.03.1752, dau of Sir William Morley of Halnaker by Anne, dau/heir of Sir John Denham)
  ((1)) William Stanley (b 31.01.1709-10, d 04.03.1709-10)
  (ii) Charlotte Stanley (d infant)
  (iii) Henrietta Maria Stanley (dsp 27.12.1685)
  m. (27.02.1654-5) William Wentworth, 2nd Earl of Strafford
(iv) Catherine Stanley (dsp)
  m. (09.1652) Henry Pierrepoint, Marquess of Dorchester (b 03.1606/7, d 08.12.1680)
  (v) Amelia Ann Sophia Stanley (d 22.02.1702-3)
  m. (05.05.1659) John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl (b 02.05.1631, d 06.05.1703)
  (B) Sir Robert Stanley of Brickills, Chelsea
  m. Elizabeth Gorges (dau of Sir Arthur Gorges)
  (i) Sir Charles Stanley of Chelsea issue "became extinct"
(ii) James Stanley
  m. Brilliana Harley (dau of Sir Robert Harley of Brampton)
  (a)+ 2 sons (d young)
  (iii)+ other issue - Ferdinand (d infant), daughter
  (C) Anne Stanley (b c1600, d 12.1654)
  m1. (20.07.1615) Sir Henry Portman, 2nd Bart of Orchard Portman (dsp 12.02.1620/1)
  m2. (1621) Sir Robert Kerr, 1st Earl of Ancram (b 1578, d 12.1654)
(D)+ other issue - son (d infant), Elizabeth (d infant), Katherine (d young)
  p. Jane Halsall 'of Knowsley'
  (3) Henry Stanley of Broughton Hall (d 1640)
  m. Johanna Browne (dau of _ Browne of Capenhurst, widow of Sir Robert Stanley of Hooton)
  (A) Ferdinando Stanley of Broughton (b c1620, a 09.1664)
  m1/2. Alice Lever (dau of William Lever of Kersall)
  (i)+ issue (a 09.1664) - Elizabeth (b c1654), Mary, Alice, Joanna
  m2/1. Ursula Jones (dau of John Jones of Hawkin)
  (v)+ other issue - Arabella, Ursula, Anne, Grace
  (4) Ursula Stanley apparently of this generation, of this relationship
  m. Sir John Salusbury of Lleweny (d 1613)
  partner(s) unknown (could be Jane Halsall?)
  (5) Thomas Stanley of Eccleston probably of this generation
  The following is given by Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, Stanley of Eccleston).
  m. Mary Hesketh (dau of Robert Hesketh of Rufford, widow of Richard Barton of Barton)
  (A) Richard Stanley of Eccleston (dvp 16.12.1640)
  m. Mary Tildesley (dau of Lambert Tildesley, sister/heir of Thomas of Garret)
  (i) Thomas Stanley of Eccleston (b c1627, a 09.1664, 2nd son?)
  m. Frances Tildesley (dau of Sir Thomas Tildesley of Morleys)
(a)+ issue - Richard (b c1661), Mary, Frances
  (ii) Mary Stanley
  m. Christopher Carus of Halton
  (iii)+ other issue - Robert (dsp), Anne
  (B) Bridget Stanley
  m. John Calvert of Cockerham
  (C) Jane Stanley
  m. Henry Butler of Rawcliffe
  (D) Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Richard Butler
(E) Mary Stanley
  m. John Butler of Kirkland (d Marston Moor 1644)
  (F)+ other issue - Henry, Robert
  (6) Dorothy Stanley probably of this generation
  m. Sir Cuthbert Halsall, last of Halsall, later of Salwick Hall (d c1632)
  b. Sir Edward Stanley of Eynsham, Oxfordshire
  c. Sir Thomas Stanley of Winwick, Lancashire (d 1576)
  m. Margaret Vernon (dau of Sir George Vernon of the Peak)
  (1) Sir Edward Stanley of Tong Castle
  m. Lucy Percy (dau of Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland)
(A) Frances Stanley
  m. Sir John Fortescue of Salden
  (B) Venetia Stanley
  m. Sir Kenelm Digby of Gothurst (d 11.06.1665)
  d. Anne Stanley (d 22.09.1602)
  m1. (1548) Charles (not George) Stourton, 8th Lord (b c1520, d 16.03.1556-7)
  m2. (c1560) Sir John (not Richard) Arundel of Lanherne (d 17.11.1590)
e. Jane Stanley (bur 04.09.1569)
  m. (1566/7) Edward Sutton, 4th Lord of Dudley (bur 12.08.1586)
  f. Mary Stanley (d 03.09.1609)
  m. Edward Stafford, 3rd Lord Stafford (b 17.01.1535/6, d 18.10.1603)
  g. Elizabeth Stanley (d by 1591)
  m. Henry Parker, Lord Morley (b by 1532, d 22.10.1577)
  m2. Margaret Barlow (d 19.01.1558/9, dau of Ellis Barlow of Barlow by Anne, dau of Oates Reddish of Reddish)
  h. George Stanley (d infant)
  i. Katharine Stanley
  m. Sir Thomas Knyvett
  j. Margaret Stanley (d 1586)
  m1. John Jermyn of Rushbrook
  m2. Sir Nicholas Poyntz of Iron Acton (b c1535, d 01.09.1585)
m3. (before 01.01.1561/2, Mary Cotton (dsp 16.11.1580, dau of Sir George Cotton of Combermere)
  ii. Margaret Stanley
  m. (c07.1532) Robert Ratcliffe, Lord FitzWalter, 1st Earl of Sussex (b c1483, d 27.11.1542)
  iii.+ other issue - John (dvpsp), Henry (d infant)
  partner unknown apparently a natural daughter of this generation was ...
  iv. Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Thomas Scarisbrick (b 1496, d 1530)
  B. John Stanley (d young)
  C. Sir James Stanley of Crosshall, Marshal of Ireland
Sir James's children are identified in Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1664-5, Stanley of Cross Hall).
  m. Anne Hart (dau of John Hart of Lullingstone Castle, widow of Edmund (not Thomas) Talbot of Bashall)
  i. Sir George Stanley of Crosshall, Marshal of Ireland, 'the Black Knight'
  m. Isabel Duckenfield (dau of (John) Duckenfield of Duckenfield)
  a. Judith Stanley
  m. _ Stanley
  b.+ other issue (dsp ) - Edward, Henry
  ii. Henry Stanley of Aughton (b 1515, d 23.07.1598)
  m. (26.09.1563) Mary or Margaret Stanley (dau of Peter Stanley of Moor Hall (not 'of Bickerstaff') of Hooton family)
a. Sir Edward Stanley, 1st Bart of Bickerstaff (bur 04.05.1640)
  Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, Stanley of Bickerstaffe) wrongly identifies the parents of this Edward (showing him here) but helps with naming the children of the next few generations.
  m1. Catharine Mainwaring (d 11.1613, dau of Sir Randal Mainwaring of Over Peover)
  (1)+ issue - Frances, Elizabeth, daughter
  m2. Isabel Warburton (dau of Sir Peter Warburton of Arley)
  (4) Sir Thomas Stanley, 2nd Bart of Bickerstaff (bpt 22.10.1616, d 05.1653)
  m. Mary Egerton (dau of Peter Egerton of Shaw)
(A) Sir Edward Stanley, 3rd Bart of Bickerstaff (b c1644, d 16.10.1671)
  m. (25.12.1663) Elizabeth Bosvile (dau of Thomas Bosvile of Warmsworth)
  (i) Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Bart of Bickerstaff (b 27.09.1670, d 07.05.1714)
  m1. (16.08.1688) Elizabeth Patten (d 1694, dau of Thomas Patten of Preston)
  (a) Sir Edward Stanley, 5th Bart of Bickerstaff, 11th Earl of Derby (b 17.09.1689, d 22.02.1776)
  m. (14.09.1714) Elizabeth Hesketh (d 24.02.1776, dau of Robert Hesketh of Rufford)
  ((1)) James Stanley-Smith, 'Lord Strange' (b 07.01.1716-7, dvp 01.06.1771)
  m. (17.03.1746-7) Lucy Smith (d 07.02.1759, dau of Hugh Smith of Weald Hall)
  ((A)) Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (b 12.09.1752, d 21.10.1834)
m1. (23.06.1774) Elizabeth Hamilton (b 26.01.1753, d 14.03.1797, dau of James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Brandon)
  ((i)) Edward Smith Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby (b 21.04.1775, d 30.06.1851)
  m. (30.06.1798) Charlotte Margaret Hornby (d 16.06.1817, dau of Rev. Geoffrey Hornby by Lucy, sister of Edward, 12th Earl) @@ below
  ((a)) Edward Geoffrey Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (b 29.03.1799, d 23.10.1869, Prime Minister) had issue§E
  m. (31.05.1825) Emma Caroline Bootle-Wilbraham (d 26.04.1876, dau of Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Lord Skelmersdale)
  ((b)) Henry Thomas Stanley (b 09.03.1803, 02.04.1875) had issue
m. (01.09.1835) Anne Woolhouse (dau of Richard Woolhouse)
  ((c)) Charles James Fox Stanley (b 25.04.1808, d 13.10.1884, Col) had issue
  m. (10.12.1836) Frances Augusta Campbell (d 29.05.1878, dau of Sir Henry F. Campbell)
  ((d)) Charlotte Elizabeth Stanley (d 15.02.1853)
  m. (16.12.1823) Edward Penrhyn of East Sheen (d 06.03.1861)
((e)) Louisa Emily Stanley (d 11.12.1825)
  m. (18.04.1825) Samuel Long (d 31.08.1881, Lt. Col)
  ((f)) Ellinor Mary Stanley (b c1807, d 11.09.1887)
  m. (11.06.1835) Frank George Hopwood (d 11.03.1890, rector of Winwick)
  ((ii)) Charlotte Stanley (d 25.11.1805)
  m. (22.08.1796) Edmund Hornby of Dalton Hall (d 18.11.1857)
((iii)) Elizabeth Henrietta Stanley (d 11.1857)
  m. (15.01.1795) Stephen Thomas Cole of Twickenham (d 1835)
  m2. (01.05.1797) Eliza Farren (d 23.04.1829, dau of George Farren of Cork by _ Wright of Liverpool)
  ((iv)) Mary Margaret Stanley (d 16.12.1858)
m. (29.11.1821) Thomas Grosvenor, later Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton (b 30.12.1799, d 07.03.1882)
  ((v+)) other issue - James Smith (b 09.03.1800, d 03.04.1817), Lucy Elizabeth (d 25.04.1809)
  ((B)) Thomas Stanley (b 1753, d 1779, Major)
  ((C)) Elizabeth Stanley (d 13.04.1796)
  m. (28.07.1778) Sir Thomas Horton, Bart (minister)
((D)) Lucy Stanley (d 1833)
  m. (25.04.1772) Geoffrey Hornby (rector of Winwick, Lancashire)
  ((i)) Charlotte Margaret Hornby (d 16.06.1817)
  m. (30.06.1798) Edward Smith Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby (b 21.04.1775, d 30.06.1851) @@ above
  ((E)) Harriet Stanley (d 1830) apparently of this generation
  m. (03.06.1778) Sir William Horton, 2nd Bart of Chadderton
  ((2)) Elizabeth Stanley (d 02.09.1780)
  m. (01.03.1746 or 02.02.1745) Sir Peter Warburton, 4th Bart of Arley Hall
  ((3)) Charlotte Stanley (dsp 07.06.1776, youngest daughter)
  m. John Burgoyne (Lt. Gen)
  ((4))+ other issue - Mary (d unm 1795), Isabella (d 15.07.1787), Margaret (d 19.03.1767), Jane
(b) John Stanley (dsp 1781, rector)
  m1. Alice Warren (dau of Edward Warren)
  m2. (05.1753) Sarah Earle (d 02.1807, dau of John Earle of Liverpool)
  m2. Margaret Holcroft (d 14.10.1735, dau of Thomas Holcroft of Holcroft)
  (ii) Barbara Stanley
  m. Lachary Taylor (Rev.)
  (B) Peter Stanley (bur 27.01.1686)
  m. (19.04.1683) Catherine Rigby (dau of Col. Alexander Rigby)
(i) Thomas Stanley of Cross Hall (bur 18.04.1733)
  m. Catherine Parker (dau of Anthony Parker of Bradkirk)
  (a) Thomas Stanley (bpt 02.01.1717, bur 30.06.1764, Rev., 2nd son)
  m. Betty Shaw (d 04.12.1780, dau of John Shaw of York)
  ((1)) Thomas Stanley of Cross Hall (b 14.09.1749, d unm 08.01.1818)
  ((2)) John Stanley (b 18.01.1750, d unm)
  ((3)) James Stanley (b 26.12.1750, d 28.09.1810)
  m. (05.1786) Augusta Cornwall (dau of John Cornwall)
  ((A)) Edward Stanley of Cross Hall (b 1789, d 08.03.1870) had issue
  m. (03.09.1819) Mary Maitland (d 08.11.1877, dau of James Mailtand, 8th Earl of Lauderdale)
  ((B)) Thomas Stanley (b 1799, d 28.12.1864, minister)
  ((C))+ other issue (d unm) - Augusta , Elizabeth, Catherine
  ((4)) Betty Stanley (d unm)
  ((5)) Catherine Stanley
  m. (1803) John Bacon Sawrey Morritt of Rokeby Park (dsp 12.07.1843)
  (c) Mary Stanley
  m. Rev. John Lowe
  (c)+ other issue - Charles (dspm), James (dspm), Elizabeth (d unm)
  (C) Elizabeth Stanley (d unm?)
  (D) Mary Stanley
  m. John Bradshaw of Pennington
  (5) John Stanley
  (6) Francis Stanley
  m. Elizabeth Dutton (dau of _ Dutton of Dutton)
  (A) Isabel Stanley
  (7) Henry Stanley (bpt 03.09.1617)
  m1. Eleanor Dutton
  m2. Mary Cropper (dau of Hamlet Cropper of Bickerstaff)
  (A) Edward Stanley of Preston (b c1650, bur 04.01.1755)
  (i) Henry Stanley
  (a) ?? Stanley
  ((1)) Henry Stanley (d unm before 17.01.1799)
  (ii) Charles Stanley of Balla Cagan, Isle of Man (b 16.09.1702)
  m. Elizabeth Parker (dau of Christopher Parker)
(a)+ 3 sons (d unm)
  (d) Charles Stanley (b 03.04.1745)
  ((1)) James Stanley (b 30.10.1768, bur 17.06.1812, vicar of Ormskirk) had issue
  m. (11.07.1797) Sarah Edleston (d 12.02.1853, dau of John Edleston)
  (iii)+ 4 sons
  (8) Peter Stanley
  m. Margaret Egerton (dau of Peter Egerton of Shaw)
  b. James Stanley
  The following were identified in Visitation (Richard St. George, Lancasghire, 1613, Stanley) as Henry's daughters.
  c. Jane Stanley
  m. Gabriell Hesketh of Aighton
d. Dorothy Stanley
  m. Henry Botiler, younger of Ratcliffe
  iii. Ann Stanley
  m. Ralph Rishton of Dunkenhalgh
  iv. Margaret Stanley
  m. Edward Stanley of Flint
v. Eleanor Stanley
  m. Gilbert Langtree of Langtree
  D. Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Edward Stanley of Flint
  E. Jane Stanley
  m1/2. Ralph Rishton of Potalgh marriage reported by Dugdale; it appears that Jane also married ...
  m2/1. Sir Robert Sheffield of Butterwicke (d 15.11.1531)
  F. Hellen Stanley
  m. Thomas Langton of Newton
2. Sir Edward Stanley of Hornby Castle, 1st Lord Monteagle (d 06/7.04.1523)
  m1. Anne Harington (b c1455, dsp 05.08.1489, dau of Sir John Harington of Hornby Castle)
  m2. (before 25.11.1501) Elizabeth Vaughan (d 15.01.1514/5, dau of Sir Thomas Vaughan of Tretower)
BE1883 reports the marriage to Anne Harington and, in a note, reports also that "Edmonston says he had a former wife, Elizabeth, dau. and heir of Thomas Vaughan, Esq., but had no issue." We follow TCP (Monteagle) in showing that Anne dsp and that Elizabeth was the mother of ...
  A. Thomas Stanley, 2nd Lord Monteagle (b 25.05.1507, d 25.08.1560)
  m1. (c1528) Mary Brandon (b c1510, d before 1544, dau of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk)
  i. Sir William Stanley, 3rd Lord Monteagle (d 10.11.1581)
  BE1883 reports that William's first wife was Anne Preston (dau of Thomas Preston, widow of Sir James Leybourne). TCP identifies her as ...
  m1. Anne Leybourne (a 11.1571, dau of Sir James Leybourne by Helen Preston)
  a. daughter (dvpsp)
  b. Elizabeth Stanley (d 12.06.1585)
  m. Edward Parker, Lord Morley (d 01.04.1618)
  m2. (before 15.09.1575, sp) Anne Spencer (d 22.09.1618, dau of Sir John Spencer of Althorpe)
ii. Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Richard Zouche of Staffordel
  iii. Margaret Stanley
  m1. William Sutton
  m2. John Tallard
  iv. Anne Stanley (d c1591)
  m. Sir John Clifton of Barrington (d c1593)
  v.+ other issue (dsp young) - Francis, Charles
  m2. Helen Preston (dau of Thomas Preston of Levens, widow of Sir James Leybourne)
  Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Stanley) identified both the following as "base doughter". BE1883 identifies Elizabeth as a legitimate daughter.
  B. Mary Stanley
  m. _ Colhurst
  C. Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Sir Thomas Langton of Newton
3. James Stanley, Bishop of Ely
  A. Sir John Stanley of Melling   probably of this generation (illegitimate)
  m. Elizabeth Harington (b c1456, d 1515-6, dau of Sir John Harrington of Hornby Castle)
  i. Margaret Stanley probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Grimshaw of Clayton (d 1539)
  B. daughter probably of this generation (probably illegitimate)
  m. Sir John Ireland of Hutt & Hale (d 29.07.1525)
4. Margaret Stanley
  m. Sir John Osbaldeston (b 1507-8, d 22.10.1575)
5.+ other issue (dsp or d young) - Richard, Thomas, William, Alice, Anne, Katherine
The following connection is given in BLG1886 (Lloyd of Sutton Coldfield). Sir Rowland is described as "brother of Lord Strange of Knockyn, a branch of the Derby family". The number of generations looks about right for his being a son of the 1st Earl though, as he is not mentioned by Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Stanley), there is concern about this. It is a presumption that he was a son by the Earl's first marriage, not his second, or was illegitimate.
11. Sir Rowland Stanley
  A. Sir Piers Stanley
  i. Sir Foulk Stanley
  a. Sir Edward Stanley
  (1) Thomas Stanley 'of Knuckyn, Salop'
  (A) Elizabeth Stanley
  m. Charles Lloyd of Dolobran (b 1613)
m2. Margaret Beaufort (d 29.06.1509, dau of John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Derby), TCP (Derby), TCP (Monteagle), BE1883 (Stanley of Monteagle) with some support from Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664-5, Stanley Earls of Derby)
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