John Stacey, son of Thomas Stacey, and John Stacey the Junior, a Timeline
John Stacey is in St Mary's,
served for 2 years on a Provencial Council with members of who would come into contact
with two of his sons in Maryland.It is also a likely year in which John was born.
1694 John Stacey has moved from St. Mary's, MD to Chowan County, NC with his father who, in
September 1694,has purchased land in the
amount of 100 acres on the
Albemarle sound on the NC coast was one
of many waterways along the east coast of
that provided transportation by water for colonists who traveled.
1702 John Stacey at the age of about 12 is found in a list of Tithables taken by James Cole on
January 30. He was there with Will White who was paying for himself and for John Stacey.
John's brother, Thomas Stacey was on the same list appearing with William Horton who's
father was paying for the three of them.
Stacey's brother Charles Stacey is found on a Calvert County,
as having received a fee for services rendered. It is important to note that other familiar
names appear on this probate record. Kenelm Cheseldyn, Thomas Tench, Esq and John Coode
appear on this probate record. These two men served on Council with Thomas Stacey.
Stacey is now 21 years old and has moved back to
record of 1712 shows his wife, Anne Stacey was a laundress for John Parsons and was shown as a
creditor in the settlement of his estate. John Parsons owned 200 acres of land in St. Mary’s
according to ‘Settlers of
Earned 50 acres from working an indenture and another 150 acres of land in St Mary’s for bringing
family. John Parson shows up on probate records in
evidence that John Stacey from
at this time.
1716 John Stacey is a witness on the will of Thomas Cooke of St. Mary's. To lend credibility to this
witness it is necessary to understand that John Stacey's father, Thomas Stacey, had previously
served on Council with Thomas Cooke in 1691. He was a family friend.
1721 John Stacey made payment with other on January 8, 1721 to Daniel Smith of St. Mary's County.
Hard currency was very hard to come by in the early colonies. Many colonists such as John
Stacey, set up lines of credit and paid his debts many times using tobacco as currency.
Important Note: From 1737 to 1760, the John Stacey shown on the resource records is probably John Stacey
the Junior. It is unlikely that the Senior would have lived as long as 1760 since he was
born in 1677.
1737 John Stasey and another familiar name, Philip Key are shown on October 4, 1737 to make payment
to Thomas Hunt of St.Mary's County,
1745 John Stacey is a payer to Philemon Vadery on August 7, 1745. Again, we see the name of Philip Key,
but in this instance payment is being made to him.
1751 John Stacey along with other familiar names such as Kenelmn Cheseldine make payment to Thomas
Shanks on april 30, 1751. Again, a portion of this payment goes to the familiar name of Philip Key
and John Mason. John Mason was a witness with John Stacey on the will of Thomas Cooke in 1715/1716.
1751 John Stacey is the only person making a payment on this invoice to James Dunbar on November
19, 1751. Some of the parties being paid are Philip Key, Kenelm Chesildine and John Coode.
All three are names that constantly appear on invoices with a Stacey family member.
1759 A change comes in this year with John Stacey who appears in a list of hundreds of people on
Philip Key's Inventory,
on which we find both John Stacey and his brother, Benedict (Bennet) Stacey. Both are farming
now and both are using credit through Philip Key. Many familiar names appear on this
inventory, including Haskins, and Bullock family's who had a family member marry into the
1769 John Stacey and brother, Bennet Stacey appear on the inventory of Richard Chew on October 30, 1769.
By this date Philip Key had died. It was now necessary to find a new line of Tobacco
Currency Credit. Like other farmers, they found what they needed in the estate of Richard
Chew of Ann Arundel county, MD.