Timothy Stanley (1604-1648)
Born in England. Arrived in Massachusetts in 1634 and later settled in Connecticut and
Elizabeth Morrice (1603-1679)
Born in England.
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As one of the advance party, which scouted the location for the Hartford settlement, Timothy’s name is also found on the “Adventurers Boulder” plaque, placed in 1935 and located near City Hall (corner of Main and Arch Streets), Hartford, Connecticut.
The plaque reads: In Memory of the Courageous Adventurers Who Inspired and Directed by Thomas Hooker Journeyed Though the Wilderness from Newton (Cambridge) in the Massachusetts Bay to Suckiaug (Hartford) – October, 1635
Above are two monuments to the founders – original proprietors – of Hartford, Connecticut . At the left is Adventurers’ Boulder plaque at the corner of Main and Arch streets in Hartford. At the right is Founders’ Monument in the Center Church Burial Ground.
The Ancient Burying Ground is the oldest historic site in Hartford, and the only one surviving from the 1600s. From 1640, four years after the arrival of the first English settlers, down until the early 1800s, it was Hartford’s first and foremost graveyard. During that period anyone who died in town, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic background, economic status, or religious faith, was interred here. The oldest gravestone is believed to be that for Timothy Stanley, who died in 1648 (photo taken 3 Dec 2006).
The original brownstone monument erected in 1837 was replaced by this one in 1986. It stands in the Ancient Burying Ground, which is located to the rear of the First Congregational Church at the corner of Main and Gold Streets in Hartford. This cemetery is also known as Old Center Cemetery. It lists the original Founders of Hartford.
 Several of my ancestors are named on the “Adventurers Boulder”: Stephen Hart, William Kelsey, Matthew Marvin and Timothy Stanley.