Henry was born in late 1846 at Droitwich, Worcestershire, to parents William Stanton, a labourer (1851), and Elizabeth Till. He was baptised on 6 December 1846 at Dodderhill, Worcestershire.
He married Jane Spittal (1845-1941) in the summer of 1879 in the Kensington Registration District, London. Census returns and birth records identify two children.
- William Henry (1881-1887)
- Archibald John (1883-1950) – a Civil Service clerk (1911)
Henry died on 7 December 1920 at New Malden, Kingston, Surrey.
- 1871 Wolverhampton
- 1872 Leighton Buzzard
- 1873 High Wycombe
- 1874 Dunstable
- 1875 London II
- 1877 London III
- 1878 Bromley
- 1879 Haverhill
- 1880 disappears
- 1881 Student of Theology in Nottingham
- 1882 Oakham – Congregational minister
- 1891 Westbury-on-Severn
- 1895-1908 Lapford, Devon
Surman Index id: 25467
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers