Timothy Stanley (c.1604 - 1663) MP

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Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Occupation: buried at Center Church in Hartford, Immigrant, Miller
Managed by: James Edward Winfrey
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About Timothy Stanley

Biographical Summary:

Timothy Stanley, born March, 1603, came to New England in May, 1634, in the same ship with William Pantry, Samuel Greenhill, Simon Willard, etc.; his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Timothy, came with him, and perhaps one or two older children. Settled in Cambridge; freeman, March 4, 1634-5. Removed to Hartford in 1636; an original proprietor; his home lot in 1639 was on the west.side of Front St., near the road to the landing, the second lot north of the present State St.; juror, 1641; townsman, 1643; he died April, 1648, age 45; inventory £332. 18. 10. His widow, Elizabeth, married, in 1661, Andrew Bacon, who removed to Hadley. She returned to Hartford after his death in 1669, and lived with her son, Caleb; died in Hartford, February 23, 1679, age about 76.


i. Timothy, born Jan. 1633; died young,

ii. Elizabeth, married Mark Sension (St John), of Norwalk.

iii. Abigail, married Samuel Cowles, of Farmington.

iv. Caleb, born March, 1642; lived on his father's homestead; married (1) about 1665, Hannah, daughter of John Cowles; she died Feb., 1690, and he married (2) Sarah, widow of Zachary Long, of Charlestown; shed. August 30, 1698; married (3) 1699, Lydia Wilson, who survived him; constable, 1667, 1675; townsman, 1671, 1678,1682,1687, 1690; deputy, five or six times; Assistant, 1691-1700; in 1694, a Commissioner to Albany, with Col. Allyn, on negotiations with the Indians; in 1689, Capt. Caleb Stanley, Mr. Ciprian Niccolls, Ensign Nathaniel Stanley, Capt. John Stanley, and Mr. James Treat were appointed a Council of Safety with the Governor and Assistants. He died May 6, 1718. His son, Caleb, was "Mr. Secretary Stanley;" and also "the first regular surveyor with a compass that resided in any town upon the Connecticut."

v. Lois, born August 23,1645; married Deacon Thomas Porter, of Farmington.

vi. Isaac, born March 10, 1647-8; settled in Hadley; married Mary ____; died (without children.) September 23, 1671. Ruth Stanley, Timothy's adopted daughter, married December 5, 1645, Isaac Moore, of Hartford, Norwalk, and Farmington; died in Farmington, May 26, 1691.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 260-261. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

-------------------- Everything that is recorded of him indicates that he was a man of dignity, good substance and piety, worthy of the sincere respect of his numerous descendants

The arms of the Stanley family in Kent: Argent, on a bend azure, three bucks' heads cabossed or, a chief gules, Crest, a demi-heraldic wolf, erase, Argent, tripled, Or. (Stanley genealogy, 1887.)

Timothy Stanley received 68 acres of land at Hartford as his portion, according to the sum paid by him, which was twentieth in size out of ninety-five allotments, which indicates that he was one of the wealthier men of the settlement. He subsequently purchased land at the new settlement, Farmington, but did not reside there

Probably descended from John Stanley of Wilmington, County Kent, a younger son of the family in the County of Lancaster, a kinsman of Thomas Stanley, first Earl of Derby, and his descendants to the present day

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Timothy Stanley's Timeline

March 22, 1600
Ashford, Kent, England
January 22, 1604
Ashford, Kent, England
April 1, 1604
Tenterden, UK
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
January 1634
Age 29
Ashford, Kent, England
Age 30
Probably England
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
March 1642
Age 38
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (present USA)
March 10, 1648
Age 44
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
June 30, 1663
Age 59
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA