'Winstanley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Winstanley of Billinge, Winstanley of Winstanley
[On 05.05.14, the original Winstanley1 was renamed Winstanley2 and this page was first launched, as Draft, to cover earlier generations. This page was moved here after review led to the acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database.]

VCH refers to the manor of Winstanley and reports that "The earlier stages of the history of the manor have been described in the account of Billinge", thereby suggesting that Billinge was held by the family from an early stage. In its section on 'Townships: Billinge', VCH reports that Billinge "originally included Winstanley" and that "The shares of the Billinge and Winstanley families cannot be traced satisfactorily." The following has been pulled together from references in VCH's report on the Township of Winstanley.
Outi (Otes?)
1. Roger de Winstanley (a 1212) possibly succeeded by ...
  A. Adam de Winstanley of Winstanley (a 1252) probably father of ...
  i. Roger de Winstanley of Winstanley
  a. Henry de Winstanley
  b. Roger de Winstanley of Winstanley (a 1305, 1332)
  m. Isolda widow of Roger, possibly mother of ...
  (1) Roger de Winstanley of Winstanley (a 1352) possibly succeeded by ...
  (A) Hugh de Winstanley of Winstanley (a 1381) possibly succeeded by ...
  (i) Henry de Winstanley of Winstanley (a 1400)
  m. Malin possibly parents of ...
  (a) James de Winstanley of Winstanley & Billinge (a 1433) - continued below



James de Winstanley of Winstanley & Billinge (a 1433) - continued above
1. James Winstanley of Winstanley & Billinge
  VCH reports that James's wife in 1434 was Agnes. This is probably the John Winstanley who is the first mentioned by Dwnn, being identified as father of Edmund (father of Humphrey father of James) by ...
  m. Ales Pickering (dau of Sir William Pickering)
  A. Edmund Winstanley of Winstanley
  i. James Winstanley
  ii. Humphrey Winstanley
  Before jumping to Edmund (below), VCH mentions James, Humphrey & Elizabeth as of this generation. The following comes from Dwnn.
a. James Winstanley
  (1) Thomas Winstanley
  m. Elizabeth Jarret (dau of Gilbert Jarret)
  (A) Edmund Winstanley of Winstanley, Sheriff of Lancashire (a 1546, 1604)
  This is probably the Edmund who, according to VCH, "Early in 1596 (with) Alice his wife sold the manor of Winstanley, with the coal mines and view of frankpledge, to James Bankes."
  m1. Margaret Bradshaw (dau of John Bradshaw)
  (i) Charles Winstanley (dsp)
  m2. Alice (dau of James ap Rys of Mynachdy)
  (B) Dorothy Winstanley
  m. Peter Lloyd
  iii. Elizabeth Winstanley
  m. Richard Cross of Liverpool (a 1493)

Main source(s): VCH (Lancashire, vol 4, 'Townships: Winstanley') and, with thanks to a contributor for drawing it to our attention (CV, 23.10.13), Visitation (Meyrick (1846), Lewys Dwnn (vol 1), Wales, 'Presteign', p257)
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