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James Stanclift (1686) / Mary (Tinker) (Waller) Stanclift

Name: James Stanclift

Birth: Abt. 1639, Yorkshire, England (Descendants of James Stanclift of Middletown, Conn.)

Emigration: To Lyme, Conn. by 1684; to Middletown, Conn. before 1689. (Descendants of James Stanclift of Middletown, Conn.)

Death: October 2, 1712 (FFS) or October 3, 1712, Middletown, Conn. (SAV)

Occupation & Public Service: Stone carver/mason (HMC)

Marriage: m. Mary (Tinker) Waller, widow of William Waller, Jr., December 1685, Lyme, Conn. (b. July 2, 1653, Boston, Mass.; d. December 30, 1712, East Middletown, Conn.) She was the daughter of John Tinker and Alice (Smith) Tinker of Boston, Mass. and New London, Conn. (SAV) (NEHGSR)

Children: 4 children between 1686-1695. (BCVR) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).