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Ann Stanton (Lord)

Also Known As: "Also shown as /Ann /Staunton", "Anne Stanton", "Anne Lord", "Anna Lord", "Hannah Lord"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Death: September 4, 1688 (73)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Lord and Dorothy Lord
Wife of Hon. Thomas Stanton
Mother of Thomas Stanton; Samuel Stanton, Sr.; Mary Rogers; Hannah Lord Palmer; Captain Joseph Stanton and 5 others
Sister of Ellen Lord; Capt. Richard Lord; Louisa Barnes; Thomas Lord, Jr. Dr.; William Lord, Sr. and 7 others

Occupation: Housewife
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About Ann Stanton

Anne Lord was baptised in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England on Sunday, September 18, 1614, and died in Stonington, Connecticut in 1688.

Parents: Thomas Lord (1585-1677) and Dorothy Bird (1589-1676). Thomas Lord was an original propietor and founder of Hartford, Connecticut in 1636. In 1635 Anne Lord arrived with her family to New England on the "Elizabeth and Ann".

She married Thomas STANTON in 1637. She took the name Anne Stanton. Thomas Stanton was born in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, on Thursday, October 3, 1616, and died in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, on December 2, 1677. He was the son of Thomas and Katherine (Washington) Stanton.

They had ten children:

i. Thomas Stanton was born in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, in 1638, and died on April 11, 1718. He married Sarah Denison in 1659 (Wheeler gives 1658).

ii. John Stanton was born in Stonington in 1641, and died on October 3, 1713. He married Hannah Thompson in 1665.

iii. Mary Stanton [#515]: She was born in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1643.

iv. Hannah Lord Stanton was born in Stonington in 1644, and died on October 17, 1727. She married Nehemiah Palmer on November 20, 1662.

v. Joseph Stanton was born in Stonington in 1646, and died on March 21, 1714. He married Hannah Mead on June 19, 1673.

vi. Daniel Stanton was born in Stonington in 1648, and died in 1687. He married Sarah Wheeler on June 1, 1671, and lived in Barbados.

vii. Dorothy Stanton was born in Stonington in 1651, and died on January 19, 1742. She married Rev. James Noyes on September 12, 1674.

viii. Robert Stanton was born in Stonington in 1653, and died on October 25, 1724. He married Joanna Gardenier on September 12, 1677.

ix. Sarah Stanton was born in Stonington in 1654, and died on August 7, 1713. She married first, Thomas Prentice on March 20, 1675; and second, William Denison. (Wheeler gives: b. 1655.)

x. Samuel Stanton was born in Stonington in 1657. He married Borodill Denison on June 16, 1680.


This Thomas Stanton is often referred to as the first Thomas Stanton of Connecticut, probably to distinguish him from his father, son, and grandson, all namesakes.

From List of Officials in Connecticut and New Haven Colonies 1635–1665²

   STANTON, THOMAS (d. 1677). Served in the Pequot War. Indian Interpreter (Marshall), Conn. Col., Apr., 1638 (dismissed Apr., 1646), Jan., 1649; Deputy (Hartford) to Conn. Leg., May, 1651; Judge (Stonington town), Oct., 1664, May, 1665.

From History of the Town of Stonington, ..., pages 576–578, is taken:

   THOMAS STANTON, who became distinguished among the first planters of Stonington, Conn., was in early manhood in England designed and educated for a cadet, but, not liking the profession of arms, and taking a deep interest in the religious principles of the migrating Puritans, lie left his native land, embarking on board of the good ship "Bonaventure," in 1635, and landed in Virginia, but left there almost immediately for Boston, mingling with the natives on the way, and rapidly acquired a knowledge of their language and customs. On arrival in Boston he was recognized by Winthrop and his associates as a valuable man, worthy of the most unlimited confidence, for the very next year he was selected by the Boston authorities to accompany Mr. Fenwick and Hugh Peters as interpreter on a mission to Saybrook, Conn., to hold a conference with the Pequot Indians relative to the murder of Capt. Stone and Newton. After the close of the conference Mr. Stanton went up to Hartford, and there fixed his permanent abode in 1637. Mr. Stanton's accurate knowledge of the language and character of the Indians soon gave him prominence in the new settlements of Connecticut, for the very first year that he came to Hartford, the General Court gave him ten pounds for the service he had already done for the country, and declared that he should be a public officer, to attend the court upon all occasions, either general or particular, at the meetings of the magistrates, to interpret between them and the Indians, at a salary of ten pounds per annum. Mr. Stanton did not always agree with the policy of Capt. Mason and the court relative to the treatment of the Indians, and drew upon himself their displeasure; but being a man accustomed to speak his own mind and act upon his own convictions, maintained his position, though they discontinued his salary for two years, alleging long absence as the cause, and appointed Mr. Gilbert to take his place, but in 1648 they restored him to the place with its compensation. He became the intimate and especial friend of Gov. Winthrop of Connecticut, acting as his interpreter in all of his intercourse with the Indians. It was while thus employed, in an interview with Ninigret in the Narragansett country that Mr. Stanton became acquainted with the Pawcatuck Valley, and selected it for his future residence. He was the first white man who joined Mr. William Chesebrough in his new settlement. He petitioned the General Court of Connecticut for liberty to erect a trading house there, which was granted in February, 1650. In the spring following he came to Pawcatuck and erected his trading house on the west bank of Pawcatuck river, in Stonington, in 1651, near a place ever since known as Pawcatuck Rock, for the reason that the deep water channel in the river touched the east side of said rock, where vessels trading with him could easily receive and discharge their cargoes without any expense for the erection of a wharf. Mr. Stanton did not remove his family to Pawcatuck in Stonington until 1657, where he had previously erected a dwelling house. The precise site of this house cannot now be ascertained, but no doubt it was conveniently near his trading house on Pawcatuck River. The object of building the trading house was to open trade with the coasting vessels which were cruising along our New England shores, gathering furs from the Indians and purchasing the surplus products of the planters, and selling the same either in Boston or in the West Indies. After the articles of confederation between the New England colonies had been established in 1643, among all of the distinguished interpreters of New England, Mr. Stanton was selected as interpreter general, to be consulted and relied upon in all emergencies. In this capacity and in their behalf he acted as interpreter, especially between the ministers employed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies, acting as agents of the London Missionary Society, and the Indians, to whom they preached. He also aided the Rev. Abraham Pierson in the translation of his catechism into the Indian tongue, certifying to the same in his official capacity. After Mr. Stanton became an inhabitant of Pawcatuck in Stonington he took an active part in town affairs, he became prominent, and was elected to almost every position of public trust in the new settlement. In 1658, when Pawcatuck was included in the town of Southertown, under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, he was appointed selectman and magistrate. After Pawcatuck was set off to the Connecticut Colony by the charter of 1662, Mr. Stanton was appointed magistrate and commissioner, and re-appointed every year up to the time of his death. He was elected deputy or representative to the General Court of Connecticut in 1666 and re-elected every year up to 1675.
   When courts were first established in New London County in 1666, Major Mason, Thomas Stanton and Lieut. Pratt of Saybrook, were appointed judges. Thus it appears that Mr. Stanton took a prominent part in town, county and State affairs from 1636, when he acted as interpreter at Saybrook, until near the close of his life. His name is connected with the leading measures of the colony, and with almost every Indian transaction on record. In 1670, Uncas, the Mohegan sachem, went from Mohegan to Pawcatuck for Mr. Stanton to write his will, taking with him a train of his noblest warriors to witness the same, giving to the occasion all the pomp and pageantry of savage royalty. He d. Dec. 2. 1677, aged 68 years. His will was probated in June. 1678. His widow survived him about eleven years, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Noyes, at Anguilla in Stonington, Conn. He m. Anna, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Lord, in 1637. 

Ann emigrated with Thomas Lord (Loard) and Dorothy Bird on April 29 1635 at ship Ëlizabeth & Ann", London England, landed in bBoston & joined Richard Loard at Newtown.

Siblings: Richard bapt. 5 January 1611/2, Thomas, Jr. bapt. 15 November 1616, William bapt. 27 December 1618, Robert bapt. 12 May 1620, John bapt. 21 January 1623/4, Aymie bapt. 30 November 1626, and Dorothy bapt. 1 July 1629.

Her brother Thomas, Jr. was a physician and was granted the first medical license in Connecticut in 1652.

1652- Thomas Lord, Jr. was a physician and paid 15 pounds per year by the Town of Hartford, CT for his services in addition to set fees for travel within Hartford (12 pence) and to other towns (3 to 8 shillings).


Birth: Sep 18 1614, Northamptonshire, England

Death: Sep 4 1688, Stonington, New London Co, CT, USA

Buried w/husband Thomas at top of hill opposite gate. Parents, Thomas & Dorothy Bird Lord, are in Old Burying Grnd, Hartford.


Thomas Lord (1585-1678)

Dorothy Bird Lord (1588-1676)


Dorothy Stanton Noyes (?-1742)

Thomas Stanton (1638-1718)

John Stanton (1641-1713)

Mary Stanton Rogers (1643-1713)

Robert Stanton (1653-1724)

Spouse: Thomas Stanton (1615-1677)

Burial: Wequetequock Burial Grnd, Stonington, New London Co, CT, USA

Anna Lord Stanton Memorial

Birth: Sep. 18, 1614 Towcester South Northamptonshire Borough Northamptonshire, England Death: Sep. 4, 1688 Stonington New London County Connecticut, USA

Her date of birth is actually her baptismal date from the records of the church in Towcester where the entire family was baptized. She is buried with her husband Thomas at the top of the hill opposite the gate. They married about 1636 and had ten children. Her parents, Thomas and Dorothy Bird Lord, are in the Old Burying Ground, Hartford. Anna was bequeathed "her mother's great brass pan and family bible."

After the death of Thomas, Anna lived with her daughter, Dorothy and son-in-law, Rev. James Noyes until she joined him in Wequetequock.

The original gravestones of Anna and Thomas were replaced with new ones at a wonderful Stanton Reunion in 1995. Even the new stones show signs of deterioration in the photos shown here.

Family links:

 Thomas Lord (1585 - 1678)
 Dorothy Bird Lord (1588 - 1676)

 Thomas Stanton (1616 - 1677)

 Thomas Stanton (1638 - 1718)*
 John Stanton (1641 - 1713)*
 Hannah Stanton Palmer (1644 - 1727)*
 Mary Stanton Rogers (1644 - 1713)*
 Joseph Stanton (1646 - 1713)*
 Daniel Stanton (1648 - 1687)*
 Dorothy Stanton Noyes (1651 - 1742)*
 Robert Stanton (1653 - 1724)*
 Sarah Stanton Denison (1655 - 1713)*
 Samuel Stanton (1658 - 1732)*

 Richard Lord (____ - 1662)*
 Anna Lord Stanton (1614 - 1688)
 William Lord (1618 - 1678)*
 Thomas Lord (1619 - 1662)*
 Robert Lord (1625 - 1678)*
 Aymie Lord Gilbert (1626 - 1691)*
 Dorothy Lord Ingersoll (1631 - 1657)*
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Burial: Wequetequock Burial Ground Stonington New London County Connecticut, USA

Created by: Shirley Stanton Record added: Sep 29, 2003 Find A Grave Memorial# 7931389

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Ann Stanton's Timeline

September 18, 1614
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
September 18, 1614
Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
September 18, 1614
Towcester, Northampton, England
September 18, 1614
England, United Kingdom
Age 6
Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 23
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
March 31, 1641
Age 26
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Age 26
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States