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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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Indenture of grant by Sir Thomas Stanley, Lord Stanley, Henry Pole and Robert Southworth to John [Russell], Bishop of Lincoln, John [Morton], Bishop of Ely, Sir John Denham, Lord Denham, Sir William Huse, Sir Thomas Borough, John Cheyny [Chesne], Richard Pygot, serjeant at law, William Catesby, John Brown, Reginald Bray, Thomas Roggers, and John Denton, of the Castle of Hawarden, Cheshire, the manors of Mahuntesdale in the Marches of Wales, and the manors of Bydston, Neston, Donham, Maxey, Kynghey, Bosley and Dorfold, Cheshire, and of Hoveryngham and Flyntham, Nottinghamshire, for the life of Margaret [Beaufort], Countess of Richmond.
With appointment of Hugh Gartesside, Robert Shakerley and Gilbert Gilpyn as attorneys to give seisin.
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- Cooper, Charles H. "Memoir of Margaret Countess of Richmond and Derby". (London, 1874). p. 20