Name: James Stansfield
Change Date: 22 AUG 2009
I have assumed that James was Geoffrey?s father due to :
In 1496 Geoffrey son of James Stansfield granted to Lawrence Townley (as trustee) the manor of Heysandforth and lands and rents in Worsthorne; Final Conc. iii, 145.
[Geoffrey (d 1500)?s son Giles married the dau of Lawrence Towneley about 1485.)
James Stansfield occurs in 1443, when it was found that Richard Hoppay, who was sentenced to be hanged for having mortally wounded Robert Hoppay his brother, held two messuages and 6 oxgangs of land in Worsthorne of James; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 5, m. 22b. In 1453 James Stansfield the elder of Burnley, Geoffrey Stansfield and others were bound to John Towneley to submit to an arbitration; C 8, 13, S 100, 102. See the History of the Stansfeld Family, by John Stansfeld (1885). The arbitrators decided in favour of the Stansfields, awarding £40, as appears from an acknowledgement for 5 marks, part of that sum, from Geoffrey son of James Stansfield to John Towneley in 1456; ibid. S 83.
James Stansfield of Heysandforth occurs in 1442.
(VCH re Burnley.)
Father: Generations of Stansfield
- Geoffrey Stansfield