George Stanley
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George Stanley (abt. 1635 - bef. 1698)

George Stanley aka Standley, Stanlay, Stanly, Standly, Stanlye
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before 24 Nov 1668 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Beverly, Essex, Province of Massachusetts
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This profile is part of the Stanley Name Study.

George Stanley ... [1]

Family of George Standley and Bethiah Lovett[2].

Noted : There are no known birth records for George Stanley, The earliest spelling in Court Records: Stanly, his own signature was George Stanlay. His will only names wife Bethia, daughter Bethia, sons John and George.

New England Historical and Geneological Register; January, 2009 Volume 163 [page] 39 George1 Standley of Beverly, Massachusetts, and His Children by Deborah Kimball Nowers

George Standley Lot. This was probably the tract of land granted to Ens. William Dixie at a meeting of the selectmen of Salem Dec. 17, 1649; which was apparently not laid out to him until 1658. William Dicksey of Beverly, for forty pounds, conveyed it to George Stanly of Beverly Jan. 8, 1671;a and Mr. Stanly owned it in 1700. Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 95. [Page 442] Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 56, Page 107

At a Court held at Salem 24:9:1668 (24 Nov 1668), "Georg Stanley and his wife, for fornication before marriage were fined. * "[3]

[footnote: page 88] * Beverly presentment. Wit: Left. William Dixe and John Rayment. Her maiden name was Bethya Lovett.

Children, all born in Beverly, Massachusetts[4] Names in bold are correct "Last name at Birth"

  1. George Stanley about 24 Nov 1668
  1. John Stanley, s. of George was b. Feb 24, 1671[4]
  1. Bethia Stanley, d. of George and Bethia was baptized May 24, 1674.[4]
  1. Sands Stanly, son of George and Bathia, was bp 12. 9m 1676 (12 Nov 1676).[4]
  1. Jonathan Stanley, son of George and Bethia, was baptized 18 Jan 1679/80.[4] 18 January Jonathan son of George & Bethia [Lovett] Stanley baptized 18. 11. 1679/80 Beverly First Church Records; Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 37 page 188
  1. David Standly son of George and Bethia was born June 6 1681.[4]
  1. Dorothy Standly of George and Bethia, was born 2 Mar 1683/4.[4]
  1. Samuell Standly of George and Bethiah was born 29 Oct 1686.[4]
  1. Roda Stanly, dtr. of George and Bathia, was born Aug, 1688.[4]
  1. Kezia Stanlye d. Georg and Bathiah was born 17 Aug. 1690.[4]
  1. Mary Standley d. George sr. and Bethiah was born 16 May 1693.[4]

Historically Speaking Stories from the Historical Archives of the First Parish Church in Beverly, Massachusetts: [Source below] “The testimony of George Stanley aged about 44 years who sayeth that some years since which was about the time of Salem new meetinghouse was built, I being in company with Capt. Lothrop, Capt. More, and Capt. Joseph Gardner, by Capt. Gardner’s house. I heard Capt. Gardner say to Capt. Lothrop ‘I think’, said hee, ‘Wee must have your Bell, for our meeting house is bigger than yours in your Bell is bigger than ours. I think we may do well to exchange bells.’ Capt. Lothrop replyed he knew no need of that. ‘Our Bell,’ said hee, ‘is very well where it is. The Bell was given to me for the place where now it is.’ Capt. Moore answered him that ‘Although the Bell were given to you yet,’ said he, ‘I don’t know that I might have kept the bell as well as you, for I brought it home and I never gave bill of lading for it neither was I ever paid for the freight of it.’ Capt. Lothrop answered Capt. More that he might have kept such and such things, naming several things as well as the bell, ‘For I had no more bill of lading to show for them,’ said he, ‘than for the Bell.’ ‘Come come,’ said Capt. Moore, ‘Let us drink up our wine and say no more about it. I suppose we shall never trouble you for none of them.’”

George Standley born about 1635, per reference: ".... George Stanly, aged about 44 years..." Salem Quarterly Court Nov. 1679; Volume 7, page 311 & 312

" a generall meting of ye Inhabitance of ye town of Beverly upon due warning giveng on ye 12th day of March 170$ ware ye feuerall perfons vnder named Chofen to ferue ye town for ye year infuing for felect men mr Thomas Woodbery mr Richard over mr John Trafk mr Jacob grigs and mr Caleb Wallis for Town Clerk mr Caleb Wallis for Conftable for Bafriver ward Jonathan Rayment for Conftable for makerel Cove ward Samuell Corning Junior for Town Treafurer William Dodg Tertius for fervayers of ye Cuntry and Town hie ways in our town George Stanly Daniel Stone Jonathan Herrik and George Rayment for Titheing men Jofeph Dodg Jun Jofeph Lovit fein Jonathan Baker and Nathanel Rayment and John Tuck feni for fens Viewers Samuell Lovit Lott Conant Jun & nehemiah wood for field drivers Edward Hooper Jofeph Trafk for Clark of ye market paker of fifh and culer of ftaues Jofeph Morgin feni for Sealer of Leather Georg Trou at ye fame town meting ye prefent felect ware Elected & deputed a commette to treet with our Neighbours on Ryall Side Relating to their haueing priviledg in our meting hous with vs and fd commette ware all fo lmpowered fully to agree in ye tows be half about y4 matter provided thay Joyn with us in upholding ye hous & worfhip of God amongft us ... " year 1899 page 366 Municipal Documents By Beverly (Mass.)

Att a meeting of the selectmen the 2" of Iune 1683 then Rec" of george stanly seven pounds fifteen shillings in silver which together with three pound formerly Recd is In consideration of and full sattisfaction for two parcells of Land sold and Laid out to him by the selectmen the last year and is hereby Confirmed to him, Conteining together about six acors and a halfe more or Less bounded the one parcell with the land of thomas patch and the said stanly his own land which hee bought of Capt. dixcy the other parcell with a Birch tree which is the southerly bounds of Thomas patch his Land which was formerly Lovets and from thence easterly to a maple at the Corner of the swamp and thence northerly to a small Red oake standing by the line of the Land said stanly bought of Capt dixcy [but] it is hereby provided and Conditioned that there shall be a highway allowed forever by said stanly and his successors from bald hill to Thomas patch his now dwelling house through the first parcell of Land here mentioned. page 413 Municipal Documents year ending 1896 By Beverly (Mass.)

March 8: 1681s0 Att a generall towne meeting Legually warned and then Ephrem herrick and George Standley were Chosen Constables for the year ensuing. page 389 [1896]

Received Oct. 28, 1684 from Richard Ober on accompt of Beverly Rates 1683: the sume of eight-pounds in Country pay: & twelve pounds in money by severall notes. lames Russell Trea.

At the same meeting Cunstable Georg Standly made payment by receipt as followeth: towards a quarter rate bearing Date the eight of the 2: 1681: Boston ffebruarie the: 20th 16812 Received of Lieut Paule Thorndike by the order of lames Russell Esqr. Treasurer the summ of fourty two shillings & six pence being due from George Standley Cunstable of Beverly I say received per me Rich: Sprauge. page 424 [1896]

Received of Richard Ober & Iohn Giles or their order for ye Rate made An: 1683 \e sume of seventy pounds this 16: 12: 16845. per me Iohn Hale.

At the same meeting of ye Selectmen Reckoned with Iohn Giles who was Constable for ye year 83 for ye overplus of Mr. hales rate baring date the 23 of Iune 83 and hee ye said Giles Remains in the towns Debt the just summe of 3 shillings. At ye same meeting of ye Selectmen Reckned with Richard Ober who was Constable for ye year 83 for ye overplus of Mr. hales Rate Baring Date the 23 of Iune 83 and for a County Rate Baring date )e 30: 11: 83 and hee ye said Ober did then pay thirty five shillings in mony the which thirty five shillings was in full satisfaction for ye above sd Rates. At ye same meeting of ye selectmen Reckned with Iohn Giles who was Constable for ye year 83 for ye County Rate Baring date }-• 30 Feb. 83 and then Received of ye sd giles Eight shillings in mony which Eight shillings did Balance for ye abovesd Rate. It is to be understood that Mr. hales Rate is fully satisfied any former Record [of said Rate] notwithstanding. At ye same meeting of ye selectmen Ephraim Herrick & George Standley who war Constables for ye year 81 did produse a receipt from Mr. Hale as followeth: These ar to signifie yt I have Received by order of Ephraim Herrick & George Standly out of ye Kate made 1681 jc sume of sixty five pounds this 22 of Iune 1683. Per me Iohn Hale. page 429 [1896]

Municipal Documents of the City of Beverly, Massachusetts: Containing the ... Year 1896 By Beverly (Mass.)

Those who have taken the oath of fidelity in Beverlee _ 3 Dec 1677 - George Stanlee, fisherman - Salem Quarterly Court [Jan.1678] pages 400,401

Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Volume VI page 401 [I beleive the item below is the cause for the oath taking reflected in the Court records.]

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-England. Whereas it hath pleased his Most Excellant Majesty our gratious King, by his letter bearing date the twenty seventh of April, 1678. to signifie his royal pleasure, that the authority of this his colony of Massachusets in New-England, do give forth orders that the oath of allegiance as it is by law established within his kingdome of England, be administred and taken by all his subjects within this colony, who are of years to take an oath ... Massachusetts., England and Wales. Sovereign (1660-1685 : Charles II). [Boston: Printed by John Foster, 1678]


The Stanley Genealogy by William Otis Sawtelle , (1874) Genealogy for allied families are also on file. Noted: The Stanley Genealogy was located at the Isleford Museum , Little Cranberry Island , Maine. The Isleford Museum is now part of Arcadia National Park (P. O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609). The Isleford Museum records were later moved to the mainland. Park Headquarters, Route 233 Mc Farland Hill, Phone: 207-288-3338. Adrian O Stanley 15 July 2007

Family Tree: Cautionary note; Parents for George and Bethiah Stanley [Bethiah's mother's last name at birth] are not proven. For Reference Only: do not create profiles from this tree. Used as guide to their children and children's spouses.

Historically Speaking ... First Parish Church, Beverly, MA

Records and files of the Quarterly courts of Essex county, Massachusetts by Massachusetts (Colony). County Court (Essex co.); Dow, George Francis, 1868-1936; Massachusetts (Colony). Inferior Court (Salem) Published 1911 Volume 7 Publisher Salem, Mass., Essex institute


  1. New England Historical and Geneological Register - January, 2009
  3. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Volume IV, p. 88. Edited by George Francis Dow. Transcribed and Abstracted from the Original Court Manuscript by Harriet S. Tapley. Published and Copyrighted by the Essex Institute, 1914. at
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Vital Records of Beverly Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Volume I – Births. Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1906.

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Stanley-2921 and Stanley-4795 appear to represent the same person because: The suggested changes have been made.
posted by Rick Pierpont
There is a note to disconnect parents which was not done
posted by Adrian Stanley
Stanley-4795 and Stanley-2921 are not ready to be merged because: The parentage of George Stanley is unknown. Parent[s] and reference to them must be removed. from Stanley-4795
posted by Adrian Stanley
Adrian, is there any continued need for project protection?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Date and place of birth are false, they are unknown [date of birth is estimate only].

The parents for George Stanley-2921 are false.

The wife is false and the name at birth can not be edited.

The mother-in law- Mary Grant is false and the name at birth can not be edited..

The attach child is then of questionable documentation, and the name at birth can not be edited.

This indicates that George Stanley's information is applied in error and needs to be removed, totaly disconected from the Fraser Family tree before any merge

Also George Stanley's name at birth needs correction and can not be edited. The same goes for the attached Fraser Family Tree.

It is an error/ false profile not a match

posted by Adrian Stanley
Parents and wife for George Stanley of Beverly are in error. Date and place of birth Unknown. Parents are Unknown. Parents attached to this profile are a different Stanley family.
posted by Adrian Stanley
Last Name at Birth of Standley-Stanley is an item of concern. Last Name at Birth should be Stanley?
posted by Adrian Stanley
That being stated, they are still the same person, so they should be set as an Unmerged Match to indicate same person but more work needed to resolve, rather than Rejected Match which indicates unequivocally different people.
posted by Phillip Rich
Standley Stanley-14 and Stanley-2921 do not represent the same person because:

The issue with Fraser as name at birth and her parents has not been corrected. As such, Bethia Fraser, wife of Standley-Stanley-14, does not equal Bethiah Lovett [wife of George Stanley of Beverly, also noted is the lack of documentation.

Example: John Emi Fraser-1466, with wife, Grant-1191, mother of Fraser-1475, wife of Standley-Stanley-14, mother of Standley-Standley-12. Birth name of Standley-Stanley also an item of concern. I can not edit birth name[s] prior to merging. The name at birth for the whole tree needs correcting.

posted by Adrian Stanley
Standley Stanley-14 and Stanley-2921 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth. Same death. Jonathan is the 5th child. Wife Fraser is an error and needs to be merged with the correct wife Lovett.
posted by Anne B

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