Thomas Stanley

about 1480–
Dalegarth, Cumberland, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Stanley was born about 1480, in Dalegarth, Cumberland, England, his father, William Stanley, was 30 and his mother, Alice Duckett, was 29. He married Margaret Fleming about 1548, in Dalegarth, Cumberland, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Stanley
1480–
Margaret Fleming
1490–
Marriage: about 1548
Thomas Stanley
1530–1571
John Stanley
1537–
Thomas Stanley
1545–

Spouse and Children

    Male1480–Male

    Margaret Fleming

    Female1490–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1548
Dalegarth, Cumberland, England
children

(3)

    Thomas Stanley

    Male1530–1571Male

    John Stanley

    Male1537–Male

    Thomas Stanley

    Male1545–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1450–Male

    Alice Duckett

    Female1451–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (4)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 69

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 78

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 91

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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