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Timothy Stanley

Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford, Ct, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stanley, I and Susan Elizabeth Stanley
Husband of Elizabeth Bacon
Father of Elizabeth St. John; Timothy Stanley; Abigail Cowles (Stanley); Capt. Caleb Stanley and Isaac Stanley
Brother of Ann Stanley; Sarah Stanley; Thomas Stanley; Mary STANLEY; Christopher Stanley and 8 others

Occupation: buried at Center Church in Hartford, Immigrant, Miller
Managed by: Linda Sue
Last Updated:

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

_____________________________ Timothy Stanley or Stanly as written on his tombstone was the son of Robert & Ruth (Garland)Stanley. He was baptized on April 1, 1604 in Tenterden, Tenterden Parish, Kentshire, England. Read HERE for proof of his parentage.

Three sons of Robert Stanley, Thomas, John & Timothy came to America arriving in Mass. in 1634 on the Good Ship, "Planter" in the company of William Pantry, Samuel Greenhill, etc. Timothy was married to Elizabeth (no documentation has been found that her maiden name was Morrice) at the time of the voyage and they had an infant son. They settled first in Cambridge where he became a freeman on March 4, 1634/5. Timothy Stanley & his family joined the party of Thomas Hooker and removed to Hartford in 1636 where he was an original proprietor of Hartford as can be seen on the Founder's Monument in the Ancient Cemetery where he is buried. His homelot in 1639 was on the west side of Front Street near the road to the landing, the second lot north of State St. He was a townsman in 1634. His inventory taken Dec. 7, 1648, amounted to 332 pounds, 18 shilling, 10 pence. His widow married Andrew Bacon in 1661 and removed to Hadley. She returned to Hartford after his death in 1669 and lived with her son, Caleb, until her death. Timothy & Elizabeth were the parents of at least six children, one of which (ElIZABETH STANLEY SAINT JOHN) was my ancestor. She was probably the first of their children to be born in the New World.

Their children: 1. Timothy Stanley died young 2. ELIZABETH STANLEY ST JOHN 3. Abigail (Stanley) Cowles, m. Samuel Cowels of Farmington 4. Capt. Caleb Stanley m (1) Hannah Cowels (2) Sarah (3) Lydia (Cole) Wilson 5. Lois (Stanley) Porter b. Aug. 23, 1645 m. Thomas Porter 6. Isaac Stanley b. March 10, 1648

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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
January 1634
Age 29
Ashford, Kent, England
Age 30
Probably England
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
March 1642
Age 38
Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 10, 1648
Age 44
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
June 30, 1663
Age 59
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA