He gave up the law for divinity, still at Trinity College, but (fortuitously) was too young to be ordained. It was in 1833 that Mr. Stoney first came in contact with brethren and Mr. Darby.
For almost 60 years, Mr. Stoney served the
saints actively and faithfully. Shortly after a fall in October
1895, Mr. Stoney was laid aside until the Lord took him to
Himself on May 1, 1897, just days before his 83rd birthday.