Stanley, James, Dd

Stanley, James, D.D.

brother of Thomas, earl of Derby, a native of Lancashire, England, was prebend of London in 1458, of York in 1460, of Durham in 1479, archdeacon of Richmond in 1500, precentor of Salisbury in 1505, and preferred bishop of Ely by Henry VII in 1506. He never resided at his own cathedral, but in the summer with his brother, the earl, and in the winter at his manor at Somersham, Huntingdonshire. He died March 22, 1515. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 2:195.

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