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Thomas Stanley (b. Abt. 1662, d. Aft. 1726)Thomas Stanley was born Abt. 1662 in England ?, and died Aft. 1726 in Virginia ?.He married Mary Holme ? on Abt. 1687 in New Kent County, Virginia ?.
Notes for Thomas Stanley:
Anderson-Stanley family:p. 91-It is not possible to determine when and where this Stanley was born.Presumably he was born in England and came to Virginia as a young man.There are 7 Thomas Stanleys that arrived from England to Virginia during this time period so it is not certain which one is our Thomas Stanley (paraphased-LJ).The first record that definitely refers to "our" Thomas Stanley is the birth of his sons.
p. 95-Although Thomas Stanley apparently married twice, the name of neither wife is known.Some have said one wife was Mary Hold.
A, near the present town of Mechanicsville,near Richmond, Hanover, Co. VA.Thomas probably bought property there before 1700 and deeded it to his son, Thomas Jr. (p. 91).Apparently Thomas Stanley and his family were regular attenders at St. Peter's Church, New Kent County, until 1691.That was when 2 English Quakers appeared in New Kent and held a meeting in an orchard near Black Creek where it flows into the Pamunkey River.After that the Stanleys were not listed in the records of St. Peter's but began to appear in the minutes of Black Creek Meeting of Friends. (p. 92).
Thomas Stanley's name appears in minutes of the Henrico Meeting of Friends,1700, when he signed a marriage of certificate.However, in 1706, he was disowned by Henrico Friends, and the same year he was condemned for his misconduct and was put on probation.Two years later he was again disowned "greviously overtaken with drunkeness."In the next quarterly meeting he stated that he owned the crime of drunkedness and was sorry for it.Despite such censuring, Thomas-and especially his sons- continued to be identified with the Cedar Creek Meeting. (p. 94)
Thomas is mentioned in the records of St. Peter's parish regarding him and "his gang" working on roads and processing land suggesting that he continued to do the community work expected of all residents of the parish.
1714-Thomas Stanley, James Stanley, and Thomas Jr. were granted 800 acres of land for having transported 16 people to VA.Then land lay on both sides of Cedar Creek.(p. 94).
More About Thomas Stanley and Mary Holme ?:
Marriage: Abt. 1687, New Kent County, Virginia ?.
Children of Thomas Stanley and Mary Holme ? are:
- +Thomas Stanley, b. Bef. November 23, 1689, New Kent County, Virginia1311, d. Bet. 1747 - 1764, Hanover County, Virginia1312.