William Stacy (farmer) b 31 Jul 1716, was the son of William Stac(e)y and Mary Hunt of Salem MA. William Stacy and Mary Hunt were married 10 Aug 1715 (SVR) and William died in 30 Nov 1715 (SVR). Mary Hunt was the daughter of mariner Captain Lewis Hunt. The Essex Institute Historical Collection Vol 42 p 348 records show that the brigantine Adventure set sail from Barbados to New Engalnd 6 Sep 1713 with Captain Lewis Hunt, master and William Stacey, mate. Perhaps the family story of a mariner refer to the grandfather William, rather than the father William.