2. William Thomas STANGER  (Thomas1) was born in 1638 in Harringworth Northamptonshire England, died in 1716 in North Luffenham Rutland England at age 78, and was buried on 20 Feb 1716 in Harringworth Northamptonshire England.
General Notes: William was from Harringworth in Northamptonshire. He was an Anabaptist. ...
from Geoffrey Stanger, Aug. 8, 1989. ...
In an eMail, dated July the 4th, 2006, Ken Stanger sent the following:
WILLIAM STANGER OF NORTH LUFFENHAM Will of 17 Feb 1716
Delapre Abbey Northampton Record Office
In the name of God Amen the seventeenth day February in the year of our Lord God ? Anno 1716. I William Stanger of North Luffenham in the Coutny of Rutland being very sick and weake in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of God that gave it and for my body I commend it to the earth to be buried in a christian like and decent manner amongst and with my ancestors and relations in harringworth grave yard at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again when by the mighty power of god the body and soul shall be reunited and I hope forever glorified, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased god to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form (UR)
Imprimis. I give and bequeave unto Isbell my loving wife all my part and share of my goods cattell, chattell credits and ready mony which I am at this present time in the veal and full possession of for her my said wife to go on in all things eaquel with my son Mathew Stanger both in stock and husbandry, debts and proffits as we do now, the self same half for Isabell my wife peacable to enjoy during her natural life; and when it please god my wife dies the same half shall be my son Matthew Stangers and his heirs for ever (excepting the household goods and moveables) but….if my son Matthew Stanger hath no heirs lawfully begotten by him to survive then all my part and half of goods cattell chattell and substance (excepting my household goods) my said wife shall equaly part, give and divide among my own children then living, or as shee shall at her discretion think fit or as they shall wan and have need.
Itam I give unto my son Matthew Stanger all that other even and eaquell half of my goods and stock of cattell and whatsoever he deams as his half ( excepting my household goods aforesaid) which he is in the present possession of and satisfied to him by a certain deed of gift the same half to be to the said Matthew Stanger and his heirs forever.
Itam I give unto my son William Stanger the sum of one shilling.
Itam I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Stanger the sum of thirty pounds together with all my household goods of what nature or soever the same to be at her own disposing after the death of Isabell my wife and also my will is that my said daughter Elizabeth Stanger shall have free and peaceable ingress and degress incoming and outgoing so long as shee shall think fit to live in the said house with her said mother and for wont of such peace and qualtness which oft to be in familys is the cause of such dis…… be thorough my son Matthew Stanger or any of his …..my will for ….. is that Matthew Stanger his heirs or assigns shall pay my said daughter Elizabeth Stanger the sum of twenty pounds out of his own substance the same to be….. covered by such means as my said daughter or acrifers think most fit and convenient to be taken in such cases.
Itam I give unto my son John Stanger the sum of one shilling
Itam I give unto my son James Stanger the sum of five pounds and all my wearing appariel
Itam I give unto my daughter Mary Collen the sum of four pounds
Itam I give unto my daughter Sarah Woodcock the sum of ten pounds.
Itam I give unto my grandaughter Sarah Stanger the daughter of James and Mary Stanger the sum of five pounds
Lastly I do give to Isabel my wife my purs, debts and all my ready mony or profit that arises or which she shall get with gods blessing in her part of the stock of cattell and husbandry, the same to be at her own despoyling and do likewise….. make and ordain my said wife together with Elizabeth my daughter & my son my only and sole executroexes of this my last will and testament and do hereby utterly disalow revoke and disannul all and every former testaments will and legacies and likewise all….. writings requests and executors by me in any wise before this named willed or bequeaved ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof & hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said William Stanger as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers. George A Harris John Armusbe Mary Armusbe
In an eMail, dated April the 11th, 2008, Mark Ward sent a Stanger Family Tree. The following comes from that Tree.
Our earliest known ancestor began his working life as a carpenter andlater farmed on the Northamptonshire bank of the river Welland at Harringworth. He was also a Baptist Minister and suffered under the Conventicle Act for preaching. His goods were ordered to be confiscated, and several times a warrant was issued to seize his cattle, "but previously to its being put into execution, being appraised by some goodNeighbours of what intended...they drove his cattle over the river into Rutland and thereby repeatedly frustrated the purpose of his persecutors". In the reign of either Charles 11 or James 11 he was imprisoned for some time in Northampton Jail. He is mentioned in Crosby's 'History of the English Baptists' which says "Mr. Joseph Slater, Mr. William Stanger and Mr. Robert Bringhurst, to escape imprisonment, wereobliged to fly out of the county. But they had their goods and cattle seized often and redeemed by some of their Neighbours so that they were thereby put to great charges and in the end taken by process and made to pay Goal(sic) fees to obtain their liberty. William appears to have been survived by four sons, William, John, James and Matthew.
William married Isobel  [MRIN: 2433], daughter of Unknown and Unknown,. Isobel died in 1720 in Harringworth Northamptonshire England and was buried on 27 Jan 1720 in Harringworth Northamptonshire England.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 3 M i. James STANGER  was born in 1667 in Harringworth Northamptonshire England and died in 1747 in South Africa at age 80.
4 F ii. Elizabeth STANGER  .
+ 5 M iii. Rev. William Thomas STANGER  was born on 18 Mar 1668 in Moulton Northamptonshire England and died on 8 Feb 1740 in Moulton Northamptonshire England at age 71.
6 F iv. Mary STANGER  .
Mary married COLLEN  [MRIN: 18792].
7 M v. John STANGER  .
John married STAUGHTON  [MRIN: 2436], daughter of John STAUGHTON  and Unknown,.
+ 8 M vi. Matthew STANGER  was born about 1675 and died in 1762 in North Luffenham Rutland England aged about 87.
9 F vii. Sarah STANGER  .
Sarah married WOODCOCK  [MRIN: 18791].