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Thomas STANLEY I

Notes

31. Millicent STANLEY

On 13 March 1790, Milley, wife of John, was dismissed for refusing to suffer a manumission which she & her husband signed some time past to be recorded.

Martin STRONG

On 2 September 1754 at Cedar Creek Meeting House, Hanover Co., Virginia, Ann was dismissed for marrying a man named Strong out of unity.

35. John STANLEY Sr.

SOURCE: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~damon/stanley/stan0003.htm#id6578

John Stanley Jr. (6274) left a will on 24 February 1793 at Surry Co., North Carolina and it read:
"In the name of Him Amen, I, John Stanley of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament and touching the Worldly Estate which it hath been, please God to indow me with I give, devise and dispose of in the following manner and form following.
Imprimis I lend unto my beloved wife Edith Stanley and unto her mother Elizabeth Hutchins the land and plantation where on I now live, not to be interrupted during their natural lives. I likewise lend unto my wife Edith Stanley all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs be for her subsistance and use during her natural life and at her death to be divided equally between my son John Hutchins Stanley and my daughters Mary Stanley and Millicent Ayres.
I give and bequeath unto my said son John Hutchins Stanley the land and Plantation where on I now live to be his property and his heirs forever to be received into his full possession at the death of his Mother and Grandmother. And lastly I do hereby bequeath all my household good of all kind to be equally divided amongest all my children at the death of my wife.... An do here by constitute and appoint Benjamin Hutchins my whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty-fourth day February 1793."

Witness by; Abner Greenwood, Jonas Reynolds

State of North Carolina, Surry County May term 1795 Abner Greenwood and Jonas Reynolds the two subscribing witnesses to the forgoing Last Will and Testament ofJohn Stanley, made oath that they saw said John sign, pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that he was of sound disposing mind and memory. Which was ordered to be recorded. Recorded according by R. J. Williams CC.39

39. Archelaus STANLEY

Archelaus Stanley (6317) left a will on 8 May 1805 at Surry Co., North Carolina and it read:
This eighth day of the fifth month on the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five I, Archilus Stanley of Surry County and State of North Carolina Being in my sound senses and memory do make this my last will and testament to ____ such worldly estate I am possessed of in the following manner. First; it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid out of my personal estate. 2ndly; I give to my beloved wife Martha Stanley one half of all the cattle and hogs I have and all the articles that she brought with her when we came together and one half of the meadow and ten acres of cleared land and house where I now live during her widowhood and one half of all that we have gained since we have come together. 3rdly; I give to my daughter Agnes Stanley the use of all my land during her and her husband's lifetime without question or control. Then it is my will and desire that it should be equally divided between her two sons named Elijah and Archilus Stanley. 4thly; I give to my son Jesse Stanley one saddle that i now have and one cow and one rifle gun that I lent him and all my wearing clothes. And I give to my daughter Agnes Stanley all the remaining part of my estate of every kind not here to fore mentioned or other ways disposed of. And lastly I appoint my two friends James Stanley and William Johnson to be my whole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament thereby making void all former wills that have been made and shall appear in my confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have unto set my hand and seal the day and date before mentioned. Mark witnessed by John Pierce and Jacob Testor. Will probated Nov 1807.65