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About Capt. Christopher Stanley, of Boston
Christopher Stanley "a Taylor" (merchant tailor), age 32, his wife Susannah, age 31, and William Samond, age 19, (their servant?) emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, on the Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper, Master, from London to New England, embarking on 29 April 1635.
Christopher Stanley, his pasture shown on 1645 map of Boston Christopher Stanley died in Boston (1/27/1646), leaving wife, Susannah, with children Rebecca Stanley (m Robert Lord) and Martha (m Robert Thurston).
- seen as Birth September 23, 1611 Digby, Lincoln, England without attribution
- Seen as son of John Stanley, of Ashford & Susanna Stanley without attribution.
Christopher Stanley's will reads as follows: "19 (12) 1646 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 A Genealogy of the Warne Family in America: Principally the Descendants of ... By George Warne Labaw page 56
Mary Lord, b. July 13, 1668, at Cambridge, Mass., m. Thomas Carhart in November, 1691, and lived on Staten Island until the spring of 1695, when they removed to Woodbridge, N. J. Three sons were born to this union, John, Robert, and William Carhart. Thomas Carhart died in Woodbridge. "Some time between Mch. 16, 1695, the date of his will, and April 6, 1696, the date that the will was probated." Of Mary Lord's ancestry we will say that she was the daughter of Robert Lord, of Cambridge, Mass., b. in England about 1627, and Rebecca, formerly .of Boston, Mass., who (according to Carhart Genealogy, p. 25), was the daughter of Major William Phillips, of Saco, Me., and Boston, Mass. This, however, is an error, as Rebecca Lord's maiden name was Stanley, not Phillips, ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂMajor William Phillips was her stepfather, ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂnot her father. Her father's name, who was her mother's previous husband, was Christopher Stanley, a sea captain, [SIC] and a man of good estate, who with his wife came over in the same ship with Robert Lord's father and family, and settled in Boston, Mass., so that she also must have been born in England.
"The Pioneers of Massachusetts," by Charles H. Pope, 221 Columbus Ave., Boston, Mass., gives us: "Capt. Christopher Stanley, aged 32, with wife Susannah, aged 31, came in the Elizabeth and Ann, 1635. Settled in Boston; freeman, June 2, 1641. Wife Susannah admitted to church 23 June 1639. Children: Rebecca, (m. Robert Lord); Martha, (m. Richard Thurston). He (Christopher Stanley) died 27 Mch. 1646; will dated 27 Mch. 1646; probated 19 Mch. 1649." Also from same we have, p. 291: "Rebecca Lord's mother gave her part of a house in which she was already living (in Boston) adjoining her sister Thurston's, Aug. 18, 1652." Again, from same we have: "Capt. Richard Thurston and wife Martha, and Robert Lord and Rebecca, his wife, living in England, sold their right in a certain house in Boston in connection with Lieut. Phillips, Jan. 8, 1656."
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
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.
From The Crooked and Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 By Annie Haven Thwing page 59
Christopher Stanley owned a large pasture between Hanover, Prince and Salem Streets, and a little east of Charter Street. In 1656 part of that on Hanover Street was bought by Henry Shrimpton and called "Shrimpton's Pasture," and part was bought or inherited by Richard Bennet. Stanley came from England in 1635, aged thirtytwo, with wife Susannah. He was a tailor by trade, and died in 1646. He left a large estate, and was the first to bequeath a piece of land to the town for the use of the free school. His widow married William Phillips, and on her death in 1655 left him the greater part of the estate left to her by Stanley. Besides many private bequests she left two houses and land to her servants, Richard and George Bennet.