Thomas Stanley (b. - 1663)

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Death: Died in Hadley, MA, USA
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Thomas Stanley, probably came to New England with his brothers, John and Timothy; freeman, Massachusetts, March 4, 1634-5; settled in Lynn; deputy, September 2, 1635; constable in 1636, in which year he probably removed to Hartford; he was an original proprietor, and his home-lot in 1639 was on Main St., just north of the Little River, extending to the present Centre Church; he was constable, 1644, 1648, 1653. Removed to Hadley in 1659; townsman there, 1659; died in Hadley, buried Jan. 31, 1663. His widow, Benet, married (2) Gregory Wolterton, of Hartford; died in Hartford, Jan., 1664-5.


i.Mary, married John Portor, Jr., of Windsor; died September 13, 1688.

ii. Sarah, married John Wads worth, of Farmington.

iii. Nathaniel, born 1638, removed to Hadley with his father; was townsman there, 1665, returned to Hartford, 1669; married June 2, 1659, Sarah, daughter of James Boosey, of Wethersfield; chosen townsman in Hartford, February 16, 1665-6; again, Dec., 1676, 1680, 1685, and May 21, 1688; constable, Feb., 1672-3; ensign of the trainband; deputy, 1678-1679; Assistant, 1690-1712; judge of County Court, and Court of 'Probate, 1698-1702; on Council of Safety, 1689, 1707, 1708; on Committee of War for Hartford Co.; a man of much wealth and influence He died November 14, 1712. His daughter Mary married 1) Nathaniel Hooker, son of the Rev. Samuel Hooker; (2) John Austin, a wealthy merchant; and his son, Nathaniel Stanley, was a man of wealth, energy, and distinction; Assistant, 1725-1749, and Treasurer of the colony from 1749 until his death in 1755. His youngest son, William, who died in 1786, left the greater portion of his large estate to the Second Church,

iv. Hannah, married about 1659, Samuel Porter, of Hadley; died December 18, 1708.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 260. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books


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January 31, 1663
Hadley, MA, USA