One of the most important counties in England for Stanley research is Cheshire. Here the Stanleys were significant historical figures, held land and were respected across the country.

The offline database does not specifically focus on these Stanley lines, but there are a lot of web sites out there that document more.

I list just some of them here.


Claire Stanley

 Cross Hall, Chorley



Brian S. Roberts


 Moor Hall

Brian S. Roberts

Willian Stanley, later of Pennsylvania

 Over Tabley

The History of Over Tabley
Lands in Over Tabley, Lancs., granted to Sir William Stanley of Holt.

Claire Stanley


 Other parts

John Lennon and the Stanley connection
Julia Stanley, mother of John Lennon
General information on this county, see