The Stanley family of Shenstone, Staffordshire

Family origins are not known.
 
This page relates to Chapter 52 in "The House of Stanley from the 12th Century"

Reference sources -

1. 1592 will of - Thomas Stanley of Shenstone - Lichfield Record Office
2. 1598 will of - Henry Stanley of Shenstone - Lichfield Record Office
3. 1687/88 will of Thomas Stanley of Shenstone - Lichfield Record Office
4. 1729 will extracts - Thomas Stanley of Shenstone - DW3222/382 - Staffordshire Record Office
5. 1737 Administration extracts - Thomas Stanley of Shenstone DW3222/382 - Staffordshire Record Office
6. Shenstone Parish Records (St John the Baptist)
7. Parish Records for Brewood (St Mary) Batch M010141 IGI
8. Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations - Public Record Office Online Catalogue (PROCAT)

Villages close to Shenstone - Lynn, Chesterfield, Lower Stonnall, Little Hay, Thornes, Brownhills and Hammerwich

Towns close to Shenstone - Lichfield, and Tamworth


Shenstone Parish Records not reconciled - Ref. 6

  1. Baptism, Alice Stanley 12th November 1582, dau of Thomas Stanley (probably Henry's brother)
  2. Burial, Joan Stanley 16 Dec 1599, Wife of William Stanley
  3. Burial, Dorothie Stanley 3 September 1603, Dau of Agnes Stanley of Lime
  4. Burial, Margaret Stanley 2 October 1603, Wife of Thomas Stanley of Lime

Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations - Ref. 8

E 134/MISC/2479 - Manor and parish of Shenstone, claimed by Thomas Stanley by lease made by the late Abbot of Osney. 1558

E 134/6Eliz/Hil1 - Wm. Yodall, Thos. Ruddinge, or W. Edyall, T. Ryddyng. v. Thos. Stanleye: For proof of the lease from the abbot and convent of Osseney, Oxford. 1564

E 134/26Eliz/Hil8 - John Adcock, senr. and junr., Agnes Adcock, Julian Elliot, Hen. Latnor, and Isabella, John Sylvester. v. Thos. Stanley, Hen. Stanley: Manor of Moss, in the parish of Shenston, and certain lands in the occupation of the plaintiffs; whether parcel of the manor of Moss, in the parish of Shenston. 1583

E 133/8/1232 - Alleged contempt by Henry Stanley of a decree made in a suit in the Exchequer, brought in 27 Eliz., by John Adcock, sen, John Adcock, jun, Agnes Adcock, John Elliott, Henry Latnor and Isabel, his wife, and John Silvester, against him and Thomas Stanley, his father, concerning lands and tenements in the manor of Mosse alias Shenston in Mosse and Shenston. 1596

E 134/38Eliz/Trin6 - The Queen and Roger Fowke. v. Henry Stanley, son of Thomas Stanley: Manor of Moss or Mosshouse, in the parish of Shenston (Stafford); whether Thomas Stanley possessed the manor under a lease from the abbot of Oseney (Oxford). 1596

E 134/39&40Eliz/Mich21 - Anne Countess of Warwick v. Robert Phillips, Robert Gorway: Manor and lordship of Shenston. 1597

E 134/43&44Eliz/Mich20 - John Saunders and his wife Margery. v. Robt. Fowke, Robt. Ediall, son of Wm. Ediall: Manor of Shenston and Mosshouse (lease of the manor by the abbot of Osney (Oxford). Thos. Stanley and Henry Stanley (his son) is mentioned. 1601

E 134/43Eliz/Trin3 - Roger Fowke v. Thos. Holt, Richard Norton.: Manors of Mosshouse, Shenston, and Stonehall (Stafford), and the rectory or parsonage of Shenston, parcel of the late monastery of Oseney (Oxford), and tythes belonging in Shenstone and Fotherley. 1601

E 134/44Eliz/Hil4 - John Saunders and his wife Margery. v. Roger Fowke (farmer of the manor of Moss), Robert Edyall.: Manor of Moss or Mosshouse, in the parish of Shenstone (Thos. and Henry Stanley (late farmers of such manor) are mentioned.) 1602

E 134/44&45Eliz/Mich3 - Roger Fowke v. Thos. Frith, Roland Frith.: Messuage in Nether Stonall (parcel of the manor of Moss alias Mosshouse, in the parish of Shenston, parcel of the late abbey of Osney (Oxford). - 1602

E 134/44&45Eliz/Mich4 - Thos. Frith, Nicholas Thornton alias Weaver. v. Roger Fowke, farmer of the manor of Mosse, alias Mosshouse, in the parish of Shenston. 1602

E 134/44Eliz/Hil5 - Roger Fowke v. Thos. Holt, Richard Norton: Rectory or parsonage of Shenston; whether known by the name of the Mosshouse; whether a tenement called Mosshouse is parcel of the manor of Moss. 1602

E 134/8Chas1/Trin5 - John Gawen, John Lee v. Robt. Plumer, Humfy. Pollard, Thos. Stanley, William Smith, Thomas Braughton.: Right and title to lands in Lichfield, Shenston, and Nether Stounall, and the manor of Moss House. 1633


1. Thomas Stanley of Shenstone
Baptised -
Burial - 1592
Father -
Mother -
Married -
Issue - (order is from Thomas's will) -
1.1 Henry
1.2 Thomas
1.3 Blanche
1.4 Alice

Facts from the 1592 Will of Thomas Stanley of Shenstone - Ref. 1

  • Made, 4th Day of September in the 34th year of the reign of Elizabeth (1591)
  • Thomas complains about his miserable life.
  • To be buried at a place convenient which pleases his executors. (no Shenstone parish record)
  • Henry and Thomas - his sons
  • Blanche and Alice - his daughters
  • Tithes of Chesterfield
  • Bequeathes to Henry his son, the house at Shenstone, that was granted to him and his heirs, by his late Lord and Master, Edward, Earl of Derby, so that he may not give or sell the same from his son Thomas
  • his godson - Thomas Stanley the son of Edward, Earl of Derby.
  • Executor - Henry Stanley his son
  • his trusted and wellbeloved friends - Richard Otoley of Lichfield, Thomas Ffryth of Thornes, gentleman .

1.1 Henry Stanley of Shenstone

Baptised -
Burial - 1598
Father - Thomas Stanley
Mother -
Married - Elizabeth - her maiden name maybe Ffryth
Issue - (order is from Henry's will)
1.1.1 Margery - married John Cook
1.1.2 Elizabeth - married ? Ledworth
1.1.3 Thomas

Facts for the 1598 will of Henry Stanley of Shenstone - Ref. 2

  • Made, 4th March 1597
  • To be buried in the north side of the chancell in St John's Church, Shenstone. (no Shenstone parish record)
  • Elizabeth - his wife
  • Margery Cook - daughter
  • Elizabeth Ledworth - daughter
  • Thomas Stanley - his brother
  • Elizabeth Cook - daughter of John Cook
  • the three children of his son, Thomas Stanley
  • The two children of Elizabeth Ledworth
  • Mary Riddinger
  • John Hunt
  • The Earl of Derby
  • Executors - Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Ffryth of Thornes, the older, John Thornton, Roland Fryth
  • Witnesses - John Wiatt, Elizabeth Ffryth, Alice Stanley (She may be Henry's sister), Elizabeth Johnson, Elizabeth Dey, Thomas Ffryth

Comment - Elizabeth Dey there may be a connection with the marriage between Thomas Stanley and Anna Dey at Huyton, Lancashire. on the 17th September 1598.


1.1.3 Thomas Stanley of Shenstone
Baptised -
Burial -
Father - Henry Stanley
Mother - Elizabeth
Married - Isabel Hynckes, 26th April 1591 at Brewood, Staffordshire
Issue -
1.1.3.1 Thomas - baptised 11 June 1594 son of ? Stanley - Ref. 6
1.1.3.2 Henry - baptised 10 August 1597 son of Thomas Stanley - Ref. 6
1.1.3.3 Elizabeth - baptised 10 August 1597 daughter of Thomas Stanley - Ref. 6
1.1.3.4 Margery - baptised 6th April 1601 daughter to Thomas and Isabel - Ref. 6
1.1.3.5 William - baptised 21st February 1603, son to Thomas and Isabel - Ref. 6

Stanley families of Staffordshire


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