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Stanley, Sir Williamlocked

(c. 1435–1495)
  • Michael J. Bennett


Stanley, Sir William (c. 1435–1495), administrator and landowner, was the second son of Thomas Stanley, first Baron Stanley (1406–1459), and Joan, daughter of Sir Robert Goushill and his wife, Elizabeth Fitzalan, dowager duchess of Norfolk. He was probably born about 1435, that is, some two years after his brother, ...

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