Item 1 - Grant: Castle Hawarden

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SJLM/4/3/2/1

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GB 1859 SJLM/4/3/2/1

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Grant: Castle Hawarden

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  • 1472 (Creation)

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1 item, parchment

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(c.1433-1504)

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Lord Stanley was an English nobleman and the third husband of Lady Margaret Beaufort. He married Lady Margaret in 1472, following the death of his first wife, Eleanor Neville, daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury.

A powerful magnate and politician, Stanley inherited a number of significant estates and offices, including the suzerain title King of Mann, by which he assumed certain authoritative powers and control over the Isle of Man. He was made 1st Earl of Derby by his stepson, Henry VII of England, in 1485, and also served as Lord High Constable of England (1483-1504) and High Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Over the course of his life, Stanley advanced his influence both within the English royal court and in the north-west of England, where he held vast estates in Cheshire and Lancashire. He died at Lathom in Lancashire in 1504.

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Grant,Thomas Lord Stanley to Lady Margaret of the Castle of Hawarden, Cheshire, and the manors of Bidston, Chesire, Alston, Lancashire, Flintham and Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire; and lands in the Wirral, Prescot and Anlesargh, Lancashire, for term of her life.

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  • Latin

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  • Cooper, Charles H. "Memoir of Margaret Countess of Richmond and Derby". (London, 1874). p. 20

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This is the marriage settlement between Thomas Lord Stanley and Lady Margaret.

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D56.200

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  • Box: 51/ESTATES