Christopher Stanley (c.1599 - 1646) MP

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Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, , England
Death: Died in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Christopher Stanley

Christopher Stanley, his pasture shown on 1645 map of Boston Christopher Stanley died in Boston (1/27/1646), leaving wife, Susannah Aspinwall, with Rebecca Stanley (m Robert Lord) and Martha (m Robert Thurston).

Christopher Stanley's will reads as follows: "19 (12) 1649 I, Christopher Stanley of Boston being now sick. Unto Richard Benit three acres of land adjoining my orchard with half a house near John Gallop's point. The other half to George Benet. To Sarah Cotton, daughter of Mr. John Cotton, five pounds. To the Church of Christ here in Boston four pounds. For the maintenance of a free school at Boston, a parcel of land lying near to the

waterside and four rods in length backward. To each of the teaching and ruling Elders of Boston and to their wives an paire of gloves of five shillings price. All the rest of my estate, viz. my now dwelling house, outhouses, and garden, my house and land lying toward Charlestown, land about twelve acres with all the rest of my estate unto my wife Susan, sole executrix. 27th day of the 1st month, 1646. In the presence of Thomas

Savage (and) Thomas Marshall. Deposed by Thomas Savage and Thomas Marshall

the 19 (11) 1649 before the court in petuam rei memoriam and to be recorded. Iner, Newell Sec."

From The History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company :

CAPT. CHRISTOPHER STANLEY, Boston, tailor, admitted freeman 1641. The name of Stanley stands on the old roll without any christian name or title. Meeting accidentally

with the name of Thomas Stanley, I adopted it. From this, Lewis has considered it as the Thomas of Lynn. I prefer the evidence in favor of Christopher. He was a considerable landholder in Boston, in various parts of the town, and died April, 1649.

Captain in the Boston Militia ?

10 (4) 1650. Tho. Clarke of Dorchester, merch'. granted to Christophr Stanley of Boston, tailor, a ceTtaine p'cell of land in Boston neck, being pt. of an houslott formerly belonging to Wm. Weekes, cont. sixty pole of ground more or lesse, bounded on the southwest by Isaac Cullimer: Thomas Clarke northwest, Raw- lins northeast: southeast the sea, through which are two high wayes, the one going towards the mil hill being twelve foote broad, the other thirty six foote unto the lowermost highway, and from thence to low watermarke thirty foote. And this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 30 (2) 1644 : reserving liberty for the sd. Thomas or such tenants as shall dwell and abutt on the said way of twelve foote broad, to loade all kind of goods at the highwater mark or wharfe there to be erected, p'vided it lye not above twenty foure houres at most without paying wharfage. And whereas the breadth granted for the highway is thirty foote from Isaac Cullimers, it is only hereby granted liberty to Tho. Clarks assignes and tenenants as aforesd only to land goods within the space of that ten foote next Isaac Cullimers land, pvided it lye not above twenty foure houres as before.

Edward Bendall granted to Christopher Stanley of Boston a p'cell of land moore or lesse, bounded by an highway southwest: Capt. Hawkins northeast: Lieftenant Savage pales southeast: Mr. Stanleyes rails northwest: and this was by an absolute deed dat. 20 (10) 1645

Edw. Bendall Witness

Samuel Bellingham

Edward Tyng granted to Mr. Stanley a p'cell of land about two Acres, which land was allotted to Mr. Baulston and sould by him to Mr. Cornewell of whom the said Edw. bought it and made sale thereof to Mr. Stanley and his forever, dat. 26 (10) 1643.

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Christopher Stanley's Timeline

1599
1599
Ashford, Kent, , England
1621
1621
Age 22
Boston,Suffolk,Massachusetts,USA
1624
1624
Age 25
<, , England>
1625
1625
Age 26
Boston,,Lincolnshire,England
1625
Age 26
Boston, Lincolnshire, , England
1630
1630
Age 31
of Boston,Suffolk,Masschusetts
1634
1634
Age 35
UK
1640
1640
Age 41
<, , England>
1642
1642
Age 43
<, , England>
1646
March 27, 1646
Age 47
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA