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Stansbury / Stansberry Familys
Contributed by Wes Jester (email@example.com)
A German count, Detmar Sternberg, ancestor of the Stansbury family of Maryland. Detmar Sternberg, descendant of William of Orange, came to Maryland in 1658 with his wife Renske (Low German diminutive for Catherine) and their six year old son, Tobias. (Stansbury Genealogy from 1658 to 1938, by Iva Scheffel, pp. 17, 18). They settled in Baltimore County. "In 1663, I Detmoor Stairnber, do assign over unto Thomas Bradley or his assigns all right and title of land due unto me for myself who came in the year 1658, my wife, Renscoe in 1658, John Dowlin in 1668. Witness my hand the 19th of November, 1663, and also my son tobias in 1658." Signed: Detmorus Sternberge. (Land Office Lib. 6, fol. 82) 15 Dec. 1663. There is no record of any other children born to Detmar and Renske Sternberge; therefore son Tobias (b. 1652 d. 1709) and his wife Sarah RAVEN are the progenitors of the Stansbury Family in Maryland. (Tobias Sternberg or Stanborugh appear in the records for 150 A. in Ann Arundel county in 1670). His name also appears in Baltimore county Rent Roles. Tobias and Sarah RAVEN had the following issue: 1. Daniel Stansbury b. 1678 d. 1763 2. Thomas Stansbury, twin brother of Daniel b. 1678 d. 1766 3. Luke Stansbury b. 1689 d. 1742 4. Tobias Stansbury b. 1691 d. 1764 5.Samuel Stansbury b. d. was a minor in 1714 6. Tabitha Stansbury b. d. was a minor in 1714 Daniel changed the spelling of the name to Stansbury, and that has been the spelling ever since. Land Office (Liber 16, fol.148) shows patent July 10, 1671 for 100 A. in Baltimore county assigned by Yates to Tobias Sternberge and called Poplar Neck. In Baltimore county Rent Roles, the date of survey of Poplar Neck, which lay on south side of Bear Creek is given as Jan. 16, 1672, and possessor Tobias Stanborough was a member of the grand jury of Baltimore County, March Court 1683 or 1684. (Baltimore County, Liber D, fol. 129). The inventory of Tobias Stanbrough's estate was filed from Baltimore County, August 3, 1709. (Test. Proc. Liber 21, fol 175). Robert Gorsuch chief creditor, by Sarah Starnbrough as administratrix and by Luke RAVEN, brother of the adminstratrix. Shortly after 1710, Sarah Starnbrough married Enoch Spinks. About this time Sarah posted bond for shares in the property for her two minor children, Samuel and
Tabitha Stansbury mentioned above.