Winstanley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Winstanley family

The surname Winstanley was first found in Lancashire at Winstanley, a township, partly in the chapelry of Up Holland and partly in that of Billinge, parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby. "At the period of the Conquest, Uctred, a Saxon, held Wibaldeslei; and in the reign of John, Roger de Winstanesley held lands in the township." [1]

Early History of the Winstanley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winstanley research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1774, 1609, 1676, 1628, 1698, 1687, 1644, 1703, 1698, 1756, 1678, 1750, 1678, 1750 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Winstanley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Winstanley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Winstanley, Winstandley, Winstantley, Winstonly, Winstonle and many more.

Early Notables of the Winstanley family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676), an English Protestant religious reformer and political activist during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He was "a Lancashire man, but his parentage and birthplace have not been identified. " [2] William Winstanley (c.1628-1698), was an English poet and compiler of biographies. He was second son...
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winstanley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Winstanley family to Ireland

Some of the Winstanley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Winstanley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Winstanley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter and John Winstanley, who settled in Virginia in 1698
Winstanley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Winstanley, who settled in New York in 1705
  • James Winstanley, who settled in Virginia in 1739
Winstanley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Winstanley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [3]

Australia Winstanley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Winstanley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Winstanley (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Winstanley (1749-1823), English scholar, born Winstanley in the parish of Wigan, Lancashire, the son of John Winstanley of Winstanley [4]
  • William Ira "Bill" Winstanley (1911-1985), English footballer who played for Stoke City from 1935 to 1938
  • Michael Platt Winstanley (1918-1993), Baron Winstanley, Liberal Member of Parliament for Cheadle (1966-1970) and for Hazel Grove in 1974
  • Eric Winstanley (b. 1944), English former footballer who played from 1962 to 1976 and current coach at Supersport United
  • Ivan Rodney Winstanley (b. 1976), retired South African football defender
  • Neil Winstanley (b. 1976), South African retired footballer who played from 1995 to 2010, member of the South Africa National Team in 2004
  • Alan Kenneth Winstanley (b. 1952), British record producer

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. John Charles Winstanley, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [5]
  • Mr. Fred Winstanley, British Sergeant Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [5]

The Winstanley Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Prenez garde
Motto Translation: Take care.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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