William was born about 1779 in Bradfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. This estimate is based on his stated age of 50 in the 1841 census where he is working as a farmer and living with his wife, Hannah and 7 children at Hunter House Farm, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire.
William married Hannah Crookes in about 1821, based on the ages of their first-born children.
William died on 20 February 1845 at Hunter House Farm and was buried on 24 February 1845 at St Nicholas church, Bradfield.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQPP-ZWZ : 23 May 2019), William Stanly, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
↑ England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Death (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 19 July 2020), database entry for Stanley, William, Age at death: 65. GRO Reference: 1845 Mar Quarter in Wortley Union, Volume 22, Page 521.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: