Re: Who is this William Stanton? (1660s, 1670s, colonies) - related to Thomas?
Ron, obviously I wasn't clear enough, so let me restate the situation.
In 1679 the Northumberland County (VA) records include a marriage between "Francis Lord and Dorothy Lord Stanton, widow of William Stanton."
I've found a reference that "sometime during the 1670's in Virginia" the marriage of William Stanton and Dorothy Lord occurred, but I can't tell from the context whether that is a sourced piece of info or merely an inference taken from the 1679 marriage record.
Either way, I am left with the same question: who was this William Stanton?
(And I also can't find a child or grandchild of Thomas Lord named Dorothy whose dates of birth-death and marriage status would seem to have been available to marry these men, although it seems a likely assumption that she was descended from him given the associations of his sons with a Stanton.)