Thomas de Stanley 1st Earl of Derby
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Born: c1435.

Place of Birth: Lathom, Lancashire.

Died: 29th July, 1504 at Lathom House, Lancashire. Buried at Burscough Priory, Lancashire.

Parents: Thomas Stanley 1st Lord Stanley and Joan Goushill, Baroness of Stanley.

Marriages: (1) Lady Eleanor Neville. (2) Margaret Beaufort.

Children: Jane c1455, George c1460, Edward c1461, William c1462, Richrd c1464, James c1465, Margaret c1467, Katherine c1469, Margaret c1473, Alice c1475, Agnes c1477 and Thomas c14??.

Occupation: 1st Earl of Derby and King of Mann (Isle of Man).

Notes: First wife Lady Eleanor Neville was the daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (a decendant of Edward III and sister of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (Warwick the Kingmaker). Second wife Margaret Beaufort was the mother of Henry Tudor.

The relationship to the Simmonds family is via the marriage of the Edward Stanley 3rd Earl of Derby, c1509 to Margaret Barlow c1515. The Barlow family is linked to the Mouette family, via the marriage of Jean Samuel Mouette 1770 to Mary Barlow 1762. Elizabeth Rose Simmonds 1885, married Harry Ernest Mouette 1886.

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