Stanley, John, 1624 - 1706

Born in England, Captain John Stanley (May 18, 1624-December 19, 1706) was the son of John and Elizabeth Stanley of Ashford, Kent, England.  Migrating to New England, Stanley settled in Harford, Connecticut in 1636.  At the age of 13, he enlisted in the expedition against the Pequots in 1637.  He removed to Farmington and became one of the most prominent men there.  Stanley was a constable (1654) and represented Farmington to the General Court from 1659-1696.  In 1657, fifty acres were laid out to him near the hill he and John Andrews identified as a source for black lead at Mattatuck.
Shepard, Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War, 28.  Cutter, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, 851.  Orcutt, The Indians of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Valleys, 27.  Additional sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.
May 18, 1624
December 19, 1706