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John Stanley

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Death: Died in Middlesex, Massachusetts
Cause of death: died at sea
Place of Burial: At sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Stanley and Ruth Garland
Husband of Ruth Stanley and Elizabeth Stanley
Father of Captain John Stanley; George Standley; Capt. John Stanley; Ruth Moore; Child Stanley and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Stanley and Timothy Stanley
Half brother of William Stanley; Thomas Stanley and John Stanley

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

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's Timeline

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
December 28, 1603
Ashford, Kent, England
January 1624
Age 20
Ashford, Kent, England