Documents relating to Geoffrey Stansfeld

The following documents mention Geoffrey Stansfeld and members of his family

1453, 11 August. Bond. We James Stansfeld of Brunley, (sic) [Burnley] senior, gentlemen, Geoffrey Stansfeld of Brunley, gentleman, William Orell, gentleman, John Holcroft, gentlemen and Robert Becanshawe, gentlemen, [are] strongly obligated to pay John Towneley, esquire, three hundred pounds sterling, sealed and signed.

[C. Townley's MS p.1111]


1456, Receipt for five marks by Goeffrey son of James Stansfeld, from John Towneley, esquire, a portion of 40 pounds, awarded by Sir Thomas Stanley, arbitrator. Sealed and signed. Dated All Saints Day.

[C. Townley's MS p. 1105]


1471. Award. John Tounley, esq., Ric. Foldes, Wm. Qwytqua [Whiteway], Jas. Hepe & Edmund Crowder to Laurence de Stansfeld & Edmund his brother sons of Stansfeld of Haysand they are agreed with John Pudsay, knt. Geferay de Stansfeld, Edw. Tatersall, Ric. Kepas & Wm Jackson of and in all manner of matters and quarrels, parties to be friends who ward John Tounley to pay Laurence & Edmund 10 marks.

[Lanc. Archives DDTO/K/10/37]


1499-1500 Extract from Inquisition Post Mortem: Geoffrey Stansfeld of Haysandforth, in the 15th year of King Henry VII held the manor of H. of the king, as of his duchy of Lancaster, by knight service, of the value of 6 pounds per annum, and Johanna, daughter of Giles, son of the before-mentioned Geoffrey is the blood relative and heiress of the said Geoffrey, and is of the age of two years.

[C. Towneley MS p. 1141]


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