Sir John Stanley, II, Knight, of the Isle of Man

Male 1386 - 1437  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name John Stanley 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix II, Knight, of the Isle of Man 
    Born ~ 1386  Lathom, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Constable of Carnarvon  [3
    Occupation Justice of Chester  [3
    Occupation Sheriff of Anglesey  [3
    Occupation Steward of Macclesfield  [3
    Died 27 Nov 1437  Anglesey, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Anglesey or Ynys Mãon (Welsh: Ynys Mãon ['?n?s 'mo?n]) is an island off the north-west coast of Wales. With an area of 276 square miles (715 km2),[1] Anglesey is by far the largest island of Wales and the fifth-largest island surrounding Great Britain (and the largest outside Scotland). Anglesey is also the largest island in the Irish Sea by area, and the second most populous island in the Irish Sea (after the Isle of Man).[2] The population at the 2011 census was 69,751.[3] Two bridges span the Menai Strait, connecting the island to the mainland: the Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, and the Britannia Bridge.

      Formerly a historic county of Wales and later part of Gwynedd, Anglesey today makes up the Isle of Anglesey County along with Holy Island and other smaller islands.[4] Almost three-quarters of Anglesey's inhabitants are Welsh speakers[5] and Ynys Mãon, the Welsh name for the island, is used for the UK Parliament and National Assembly constituencies.

      source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglesey
    Person ID I43204  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 

    Father Sir John Stanley, I, Knight,   b. ~ 1362, Wirral Forest, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1414, Ardee, County Louth, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Isabel Lathom,   b. ~ 1364, (Lathom, Lancashire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1414, Lathom, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 0___ 1385  (Lathom, Lancashire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID F15980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel Elizabeth Harrington,   b. ~ 1386, Hornby Castle, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8LA, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 26 Oct 1414, Anglesey, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Bef 1405  (Lancashire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Sir Thomas Stanley, Garter Knight, 1st Baron Stanley,   b. ~ 1405, Knowesley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1459, Knowesley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F15667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1386 - Lathom, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1405 - (Lancashire) England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1437 - Anglesey, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sir John II Stanley (c. 1386–1437) was Knight, Sheriff of Anglesey, Constable of Carnarvon, Justice of Chester, Steward of Macclesfield and titular King of Mann, the second of that name.

      Biography

      His father Sir John Stanley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, had been granted the tenure of the Isle of Man, to him and his heirs, by Henry IV, and the younger Sir John succeeded to the Kingdom in 1414. He also held the office of Steward of Macclesfield, Cheshire.

      He twice visited the Island to put down rebellions (1417 and 1422) and was also responsible for putting the laws of the Island into writing. A brief description is given in Manx Notebook (vol iii p1-4).

      A. W. Moore, a Manx antiquary and Speaker of the House of Keys,[1] appraised him as follows:

      "He may justly be considered an enlightened and upright ruler, much in advance of his time. He caused the ancient laws and constitutions of his little kingdom to be reduced to writing, he humbled the overbearing ecclesiastical authorities, and, after he had practically concentrated all power into his own hands, he wisely conceded a representative form of government.[2]"
      He purchased the Advowson of Rectory of Winwick, Cheshire from the Nostell Priory, Wakefield in 1433 - from this time onwards, this church, adjacent to his property, was to have close links with the Stanley family.

      Family

      He married Elizabeth Harrington, daughter of Sir Nicholas Harrington.[3] One of his sons was Sir Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley, and a grandson was Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7033] Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Edmund Trafford(1487-1533), http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Trafford-Family-Tree-13.

    2. [S7081] http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stanley-496.

    3. [S7508] "Sir John II Stanley (c. 1386-1437)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II_Stanley_of_the_Isle_of_Man.

    4. [S7929] "John I Stanley of the Isle of Man (1350-1414)" biography,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_I_Stanley_of_the_Isle_of_Ma.

    5. [S9200] "Dorothy (Melton) Darcy (abt. 1501 - 1557)" 7-generation ahnentafel, profile manager, Doug Lockwood, last updated March.

    6. [S7082] http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harrington-267.