Eleanor de Neville

#22303, b. circa 1438, d. 1504

Major Life Events

     Eleanor de Neville was born circa 1438.1 She married Thomas Stanley [II] after 10 May 1457.2,3 Eleanor died in 1504.1

Children of Eleanor and Thomas:

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, AFN:8J5J-NJ Family Group Record.
  2. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  3. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Stanley-Eleanor Neville; AFN:8XHX-W8.

Thomas Stanley [II]1

#22304, b. circa 1435, d. 29 July 1504

Major Life Events

     Thomas Stanley [II] was born circa 1435.2 He married first Eleanor de Neville after 10 May 1457.2,3 He married second Margaret Beaufort, daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Beauchamp, before November 1482.2 Thomas died on 29 July 1504 at Lanthom, Lancashire, England.2

Children of Thomas and Eleanor:

Narrative

     Thomas never visited Man, but was one of the most prominent people in England in his day, mainly because of his remarkable ability for survival. Primarily a Lancastrian, and thus a supporter of Henry VI, he nevertheless was able to switch sides confortably to Edward IV, who made him chief justice of Chester, and back to Lancaster again with the restoration of Henry. He married Eleanor, sister of Warwick the King Maker, but survived the fall of the Earl. In 1482 he married Margaret Beaufort, the granddaughter of John of Gaunt and widow of Edmund Tudor. He thereby became the stepfather of Henry Tudor. His only fall from grace came in 1483 when the future Richard III accused him of plotting against him and he was imprisoned, but he survived the punishment meted out to many of Richard's opponents, was released in 1484 and appointed Constanble of England. He remained neutral at the battle of Bosworth (as he had on other occasions during the Wars of the Roses), but with his stepson's victory, Thomas found the crown on the battlefield and informally crowned Henry king. Thomas was made earl of Derby on 27 October 1485. He remained in the king's favor for the rest of his life though his brother, Sir William Stanley, became a supporter of the pretender Perkin Warbeck and was executed in 1495.4

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Stanley [II].

Citations

  1. 2nd Baron Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, King of Man 1459-1504.
  2. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  3. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Stanley-Eleanor Neville; AFN:8XHX-W8.
  4. [S481] Mike Ashley, British Kings & Queens, page 584.

Edmund Tudor1

#22306, b. circa 1430, d. 1 November 1456

Major Life Events

     Edmund Tudor was born circa 1430.2 He married Margaret Beaufort, daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Beauchamp, on 1 November 1455.2 Edmund died on 1 November 1456.2

Citations

  1. Earl of Richmond.
  2. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.

Henry Stafford

#22308, d. 4 October 1471

Major Life Events

     Henry Stafford married Margaret Beaufort, daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Beauchamp, circa 1462.1 Henry died on 4 October 1471.1

Narrative

     Henry was also known as [Sir] Henry Stafford.

Citations

  1. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.