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Thomas Stanton and Ann Lord

Husband: Thomas Stanton
Born: 1615 in England
Parents: Thomas Stanton and Catherine Washington
Married: 1637 in Hartford, CT
Died: in Stonington CT on 2 Dec 1676

Wife: Ann Lord
Baptized: 18 Sep 1614 at Towcester, England
Parents: Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird
Died: 1688 in Stonington CT 

01 (M): Thomas Stanton b. 1638 at Hartford CT
m. 1659 to Sarah Denison (1641-1701) at Stonington CT
d. 11 Apr 1718 at Stonington CT
02 (M): John Stanton b. 1641 at Hartford CT
m. 1664 to Hannah Thompson at New Haven CT
d. 31 Oct 1713 at Stonington CT (SVR 2-8)
03 (F) Mary Stanton b. 1643 at Hartford CT
m. 17 Nov 1662 to Samuel Rogers at New London CT (NLVR 1-3)
04 (F) Hannah Stanton b.1644 at Hartford CT
m. 20 Nov 1662 to Nehemiah Palmer at Stonington CT (SVR 1-133)
d.17 Oct 1727 at Stonington CT
05 (M) Joseph Stanton bz. 21 Mar 1646 at Hartford CT (HVR D-4)
m/1: 19 June 1673 to Hannah Mead at Stonington CT
m/2: 23 Aug 1677 to Hannah Lord (cousin) at Stonington CT
d. 1714
06 (M) Daniel Stanton b.1648
m. Sarah Wheeler who lived in Westerly RI
d. 1681 at Barbadoes,West Indies
07 (F) Dorothy Stanton b.1651 at Pequot CT
m.11 Sep 1674 to Rev. James Noyes at Stonington CT (SVR 1-137)
d. 19 Jan 1742/43 at Stonington CT
08 (M) Robert Stanton b.1653 at Pequot CT
m.12 Nov 1677 to Joanna Gardiner at Stonington CT (SVR 2-40)
d.21 Oct 1724 at Stonington CT (SVR 2-53)
09 (F) Sarah Stanton b.1655 at Pequot CT
m1/ 20 Mar 1675/76 to Thomas Prentice at Stonington CT
m2/ May 1686 to Lt. William Dennison at Stonington CT
d: 7 Aug 1713
10 (M) Samuel Stanton b.1657 at Pequot CT
m. 15 Jun 1680 to Borodell Denison at Stonington CT (SVR 2-10)

Additional Information

Thomas Stanton was born in England in 1615, the son of Thomas and Catherine Washington Stanton. At the age of 20, Thomas Stanton sailed from England on 2 Jan 1635, on the ship "Bonaventure"; going first to Virginia, and then to Boston MA. Two years later Thomas Stanton settled in Hartford CT in 1637, as one of the Original Founders. His name appears on the Hartford Founders Monument. As an original proprietor, his home lot in Hartford in 1639 was on the north bank of the Little River.

Thomas Stanton married in Hartford CT in 1637 to Ann Lord, the daughter of Thomas & Dorothy Bird Lord. Ann Lord was baptized in Towcester England on 18 Sep 1614. At the age of 50 years, Thomas Lord migrated from Towcester England with his family to the Town of Boston in the Massachusetts Bay Colony; departing on 29 Apr 1635 on the Ship “Elizabeth & Anne”. From Boston, the Lord Family went on to Newtown MA (Cambridge MA). where they temporarily settled.

A year later in 1636, Dr Thomas Lord and his Family were part of the 100 persons who went with the Reverend Hooker, to found the new town of Hartford CT. It was in Hartford, the following year that Ann Lord met and married Thomas Stanton. Also in 1637, Thomas Stanton served in the Pequot War to preserve the CT Colony. Moreover, Thomas made it a point to learn the Indian Languages so he could communicate with them.

Thomas & Ann Lord Stanton made their first home in Hartford CT, where perhaps 6 of their 10 children were born. In 1638, the year of their firstborn, Thomas was appointed by the General Court as a Public Officer to attend the Court and Magistrates as an “Interpreter” between Them and the Indians, with a salary of $10 (Colonial Money) per Annum.

In 1646 and 1647, during which their fifth child was born, Thomas was “absent” from his job as “Interpreter”, which was filled by Jonathan Gilbert. However, in 1648 Thomas was Interpreter for the General Court and Magistrates in 3 Towns; Windsor, Hartford, & Weathersfield, which lay north to south along the Connecticut river. His new salary was $5 per annum.

In 1648, the 6th child was born to Thomas & Ann. By this time, Thomas had also established himself as a Merchant and Trader, and was making trading voyages to Virginia. In 1649, the General Court granted Thomas the liberty to build a “Trading House” at Pawcatuck CT on the southeast coast.

During the period from 1648 to 1651, it appears that Thomas & Ann moved their family into the New London CT area, or perhaps closer to Pawcatuck. In 1651 their daughter Dorothy was born; and the last 3 children born in 1653, 1655, and 1657 were said to have been born in Pequot CT. Finally in 1658, Thomas & Ann established their new and final home in Stonington CT, (which is near Pawcatuck).

On 13 Oct 1664, Thomas was appointed “Commissioner” at Mystic CT and Pawcatuck CT. Finally Thomas served as “ Deputy” to the General Court in 1666, from Stonington CT.

Thomas Stanton died in Stonington CT on 2 Dec 1676, age 61 yrs. Widow Ann Stanton lived another 12 years and died in Stonington CT in 1688, age 74 yrs.


All of the information on this couple comes from Howard Judson Wilcox, Jr. He sites the following sources:

  1. ”Thomas Stanton of CT & His Descendants” by William A Stanton PHD, Albany NY, 1891
  2. "Our Ancestors the Stantons” by William H Stanton, 1922
  3. "Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Lord” by Kenneth A Lord, New York, 1946
  4. “James Rogers of New London CT” by James Swift Rogers
  5. "History of The First Congregational Church of Stonington CT"
    Records: names of those that began ye Church 3 Jun 1674
    includes: Mr Thomas Stanton, Mr Thomas Stanton Jr.
  6. Barbour Collection of CT Vital Statistics (LDS Church Microfilm) at Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogy Library, Cleveland OH & CT State Library, Hartford SVR 2-10 means Stonington CT Vital Records Volume-2, Page 10.
  7. “Early Hartford Families” by Lucius Barnes Barbour, Copyright 1977, Genealogy Pub. Co Baltimore MD & “Connecticut Society of Genealogists”, PO Box 435, Glastonbury CT 06033. Book at Baton Rouge LA Library System, Bluebonnet Branch, Genealogy Dept.

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Revised:23 Aug 2012 by compiler John Wilcox ( Copyright John Wilcox 2009