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William de Stansfeld (c1320 - )

Parents: William de Stansfeld & unknown

Born: c1320
Flourished: 1350-1379      
Died: unknown

possibly Roger

Marriage: to Maud Culpon

Ralph (heir)
probably William
probably John

Other facts
Held land in Stansfield and Wadsworth

- Wakefield Court Rolls
- West Yorkshire Archive Service: Calderdale MISC:205/6
- History of the Family of Stansfeld
- National Archives: Calderdale KM/63
- Yorkshire Deeds, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Volume 8
-  Dodsworth MSS
- Harleian MSS
- 1379 Poll Tax


1350 The vill of Warhillay (Warley) presents that William son of William de Stansfeld drew blood from Thomas del Longbothom (Wakefield Court Rolls).

8 June 1350 Feoffment: Richard son of Richard son of Adam de Waddesworth to Henry son of William de Sothill. Property: Cremlesworth field and other lands in Wadsworth. Witnesses: Willam de Stansfeld, William his son. Thomas Culpan, Thomas de Soothil de Hill, William son of William son of William Halif, Thomas del Hyrst. Given at Heptonstall.
(West Yorkshire Archive Service: Calderdale MISC:205/6)

1353 Deed whereby John son of Thomas de Lascy gives to John de Bollyng, Elias de Burton and John de Crosseland, chaplain his manor of Cromwelbothom.  Witnesses: Sir Brian de Thornhill, Sir Henry de Sothill, knights, William de Mirfeld, John Sayvell de Eland, Robert de Bollyng, William de Leventhorp, William de Stansfeld, Hugh de Coppelay.

(no source cited, History of the Family of Stansfeld p118)

6 Dec 1354 at Clifton, Quitclaim.

1. Thomas, son of Robert de Whitewode and Margaret his late wife

2. Adam son of Thomas, uncle of the said Thomas de Whitewode
of his right in lands, tenements, etc, called Croshouse, Clifton. 
Witnesses, William de Myrfeld, John de Seyuyl, Lord of Elland, William de Stansfeld, Hugh Coupplay, Elias de Byrton, Henry de Ryswod, John de Clay, John de Godlay.
 (National Archives: Calderdale: Armytage Family of Kirklees Hall, Clifton-cum-Hartshead KM/63)

3 May 1355 at Ledes [Leeds] Grant by John de Carleton of Norton to Wm. de Myrfeld of all his lands etc. in Hetonclak, Scholes and Okeneschagh with all his bondmen (nativis) there with their chattels and issue.  Witnesses: Sir Simon Warde, Sir Nic. de Wortlay, Sir Chr. Maillore, knts., John de Clocher, John de Sheffeld, John de Seyvila, Nic. de Gyselay, John de Northon, Wm. de Nevill, Wm. de Beston, Wm. de Stanfeld, Hugh de Copley, Adam de Helay of Mirfeld, Ric. de Helay (Yorkshire Deeds, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Volume 8 A173).

(Below) 18 May 1362 Tourn at Halifax, jurors include William de Stansfeld, Hugh de Copley, Thomas Culpon 
(History of the Family of Stansfeld p118 from Wakefield Court Rolls and Dodsworth MSS).


1363, Deed: Hugh Talvas granted Richard vicar of Halifax, the manor of Copley in the township of Skircoat.  Witnesses: John Savile de Eland, Henry Savile, John de Lacy, Will de Stansfeld, Thomas Culpan (Dodsworth MSS 117 fol 159r).

1370 John son of Thomas Culpon died seized of three messuages and 60 acres of land and meadow in Sowerby.  Maud (nee Culpon) the wife of William Stansfeld, Jone the wife of William de Silkeston, Margaret the wife of Robert Priestley, Katerine Cuplan and Alice Cuplon are sisters and coheirs of John and paid a fine of 13s 4d (Harleian MSS 70, AA140b)

1379 Willelmus de Stansfeld & ux. 12d. He is bracketed as a merchaunt with Johannes de Schore & ux. Also 12d (1379 Subsidy Rolls).

Note: in the 1379 Subsidy Rolls, the only other Stansfelds listed are:

- Nicholaus de Stanefeld, ffranklan and wife, paid 3s 4d (in Bingley parish), and
William Stanfeld & Johanna wife paid 4d (in Pontefract).  

The following records could be this William but could also be his father William:-

12 May 1349 Tourn at Halifax, on the oath of Wiliam de Stansfeld, Hugh de Coppelay, Thomas Culpon, Richard de Waddeswrith junior, Richard del Wod, Richard de Estwod, William del Rydyng, Richard de Northland, and others 
(Wakefield Court Rolls).

17 May 1350 Tourn at Halifax, by oath of William de Stansfeld, Hugh de Coplay, Richard de Waddeswrith, Thomas Culpon, William de Estwod, William son of Thomas de Heptonstall, William Tayllour and others
(Wakefield Court Rolls).

25 October 1350 Tourn at Halifax, on the oaths of Hugh de Coplay, William de Stansfeld, Thomas Culpon, William de Coplay and others (Wakefield Court Rolls).

My thanks to researcher Joanne Backhouse for her collaboration and guidance regarding the Stansfeld family and Calderdale.