Monday, November 13, 2017


Lancashire, England.

Back in the land of my earliest traceable (maternal) ancestors.

Seven centuries ago John de Stanley (originally Stanleigh) married Emma Lathom.

Lathom Park Chapel.

Founded by Thomas Stanley, Second Earl of Derby, in 1500.

Thomas's father, William (Lord) Stanley, was bestowed this title by Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, after decisively assisting with the defeat of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.