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From: "Douglas Richardson " <>
Subject: Re: Anne, daughter of Peter Stanley, Esq. (d.1592) of Moor Hall and Bickerstaffe.
Date: 28 Feb 2005 01:12:53 -0800
Dear Todd ~
You seem to have things just a little confused in your post.
Anne Stanley, wife of Edward Sutton, Gent., was the daughter of Peter
Stanley, Esq., of Moor Hall (in Aughton), and Bickerstaffe (in
Ormskirk), Lancashire, by his 2nd wife, Cecily Tarleton. Anne's
baptism and marriage are found in the parish registers of Ormskirk,
Lancashire. Anne was definitely not an illegitimate daughter of Henry
Stanley, Esq. (died 1598). Rather, Henry Stanley was married to Anne's
half-sister, Margaret Stanley.
Likewise, Anne (Stanley) Sutton was a completely different person from
Anne Blundell. Anne Blundell was Peter Stanley's step-daughter, she
being the daughter of Peter's 3rd wife, Jane Leigh, widow of Richard
Starkey [References: Glover et al., Vis. of Cheshire 1580, 1566, 1533 &
1591 (H.S.P. 18) (1882): 217-218 (Starkey pedigree); St. George
Pedigrees made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613 (H.S.P. 59) (1909):
225 (Starkey pedigree)].
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
> I wanted to point out a couple of items that are giving me trouble
> lineage of Anne (Stanley) Sutton, wife of Edward Sutton, who married
> in Ormskirk, Lancashire, as presented in Douglas Richardson's
> In his 1589 will Peter Stanley referred to his daughter Anne as Anne
> Blundevell, which was likely meant for Blundell as that was a common
> Ormskirk parish. Anne (Stanley) Sutton was already married to Edward
Sutton at that
> time and long after that date .
> Also missing in his account of Peter Stanley's children is his
> Katherine (Stanley) Urmeston; also his son and heir Thomas Stanley
[by his first
> wife] who had a marriage covenant dated 1547 to marry Jane Molyneux
> Sefton. This Thomas was living in 1555 but had died s.p. and v.p. by
> leaving his sister Margaret (Stanley) Stanley [d. 1613] as heiress to
> In an account of mourning taken in preparation for the funeral of
> Stanley, Esq. [d. 1598] of Little Hall, Cross Hall, and Bickerstaffe,
> (Stanley) Sutton and her daughter Ales (sic) are grouped not with the
> family group [which includes Henry Stanley's legitimate daughters:
> (Stanley) Hesketh, Anne Stanley, and Dorothy Stanley], but she is
listed next to Mrs
> Haughton, who is likely Margaret (Stanley) Haughton, a known
> daughter of Henry.
> Anne (Stanley) Sutton can be ruled out as a legitimate daughter of
> brother, Sir George Stanley [bur. 8 Dec 1570] and his wife Dame
> Duckinfield [bur. 25 May 1582], as their daughter Anne was called
Anne Salisbury in
> I think from the extant evidence that Anne (Stanley) Sutton looks
> illegitimate daughter of Henry Stanley [1524/5-1598]. Is there
anyone who can
> explain this evidence that contradicts Mr Richardson's conclusions?
> for any assistance.
> Todd Whitesides