John Stanley, of "the Planter"

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John Stanley, of "the Planter"

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Death: March 3, 1634 (30)
At sea (died at sea on the way to America)
Place of Burial: At sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Stanley and Ruth Stanley
Husband of Ruth Stanley and Elizabeth Stanley
Father of George Standley; Ruth Moore; Child Stanley; Infant Stanley; (Child) Stanley and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Stanley; Timothy Stanley and William Stanley

Occupation: Puritan, Sailed on "Planter"
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About John Stanley, of "the Planter"

Son of Robert Stanley and Ruth Garland

John Stanley married 1st to Ruth Werden,married to John Stanley on (May 18, 1624), in Ashford, Kent County, England. Ruth was born May 28, 1600 in Ashford, Kent, England. She died circa 1630-1632. He then married Elizabeth Inlenden/ golden on April 19, 1632

John Stanley and his brothers Timothy and Thomas embarked for New England in 1634/5. John died on passage and was buried at sea. John was likely a widower, as there is no mention of his wife, the mother of his three children who at the time were about ten, six and four years of age.

"Elizabeth Bacon, age about 71 years, testified that she came from England in a ship with Samuel Greenhill and his wife in 1634 and arrived in New England sometime in May 1634." The above was written by her son Caleb.

Mrs. Bacon does not give the name of the vessel in which they came. Winthrop's Journal dated May 14, 1634 says, "The week the court was [May 14-16] there came in six ships, with store of passengers and cattle". Evidently, the Stanleys came in one of these ships after a short, prosperous voyage. Other sources say they came over on "The Planter" - one of six ships.


Biographical Summary:

For more recent information see: Leslie Mahler (2005) TAG 80:219 English Origins and Great Migration 2:6:455-56 both available on

John Stanley, brother of Thomas and Timothy, "died in the way to New England," probably in April or May, 1634, leaving three children, the youngest of whom died before March 3, 1634-5; when Thomas Stanley agreed to bring up the son, John, and provide for him, and Timothy took the daughter, Ruth; John, adopted son of Thomas, born Jan., 1624; married (1) December 5, 1645, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Scott, of Hartford; she died June 26, 1661. He settled in Farmington; married (2) April 20,1663, Sarah, daughter of John Fletcher, of Milford. He was deputy, 1659-1696, and fought in the Indian War, 1676; died December 19, 1706.

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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John Stanley, of "the Planter"'s Timeline

December 26, 1603
Ashford, Kent, England
December 28, 1603
Ashford, Kent, England
December 28, 1603
Ashford, Kent, England
December 28, 1603
Ashford, Kent,England
December 28, 1603
Ashford, Kent, England
December 28, 1603
Ashford, Kent, England
December 28, 1603
Ashford, Kent, England
January 1624
Age 20
Ashford, Kent, England
March 11, 1626
Age 22
Tenterden, Kent, England