Edward Stanley 3rd Earl of Derby
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Born: 10th, May 1509.

Place of Birth: Derby, Derbyshire.

Died: 24th October, 1572 at Lathorm House, Lancashire. Buried in Ormskirk, Lancashire.

Parents: Thomas Stanley 2nd Earl of Derby and Anne Hastings, daughter of Edward 2nd Baron Hastings.

Marriages: (1) Catherine Howard in 1529, daughter of 2nd Duke of Norfolk. (2) Dorothy Howard+ in 1530, half sister of 2nd Duke of Norfolk. (3) Margaret Barlow in 1547, daughter of Ellis Barlow Esq. (4) Mary Cotton in 1562, daughter of Rt Hon. Sir George Cotton.

Children: Henry 4th Earl of Derby 1531, Sir Thomas 1533, Jane 1534, Elizabeth 1536, Maria 1538,  Sir Edward 1541, Anne 1542, Catherine 15??, Dorothy 15??, Isabel 15??, Mary 15?? and Margaret 15??.

Occupation: 3rd Earl of Derby, Lord Leiutenant of Lancashire between 1552 and 1572.

Notes: + Dorothy was the widow of George Ravenscroft, MP, with whom she had five children.

Cokayne, in his Complete Peerage, describes Edward as a person whose "hospitality is unbounded" and who changed with the times and tides, in turn supporting and profitting from the advancement of the Reformation, the delivery of Protestants to the stake under Queen Mary, and hunting Catholics under Queen Elizabeth I.

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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