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Stanley, Thomas, first earl of Derbylocked

(c. 1433–1504)
  • Michael J. Bennett

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Stanley, Thomas, first earl of Derby (c. 1433–1504), magnate, was the eldest son of Thomas Stanley, first Baron Stanley (1406–1459), and Joan, daughter of Sir Robert Goushill.

Little is known about Thomas Stanley's early life. Family tradition has him winning his spurs avenging a Scots raid on the ...

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Lancashire Record Office, Preston
Chancery records (Public Record Office)
Bodleian Library, Oxford
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
Historical Manuscripts Commission
J. Strachey, ed., , 6 vols. (1767–77)