Facts and Events
Quoted by S1 from the books of the Monthly Meeting of Westbury, Long Island: "Jericho, the 4th day of the 1st mo. 1688. I was born 25th of tenth month in the year 1660 and I continued with my mother until I was 25 years of age, and in the year 1686 on 25th day of the first month, I took Abigail Bowne to wife, and we continued together until the 24th of the 11 month following and then she borne me a daughter and she called her name Hannah and we enjoyed each other in great love until the 16th of the 4th month 1688 and the the Lord took her to Himself and left me, Richard Willetts a sorrowful man with my motherless babe."
Abigail Bowne was born January 5, 1662/3. Abigail married Richard Willets on March 25, 1686 in Flushing, Long Island, Colonial New Amsterdam. She died on June 16, 1688.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wilson, Edith King. Bowne family of Flushing, Long Island. (New York: unknown, 1948), 4,5.
Children of John Bowne and Hannah Feke:
4) Abigail, b. Flushing "5.12.1662" [5 Feb 1662/63], d. "16.4.1688" [16 Jun 1688], m. Flushing "25.1.1686" [25 Mar 1686] Richard Willetts.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Bowne, John, and Herbert F. Ricard. Journal of John Bowne, 1650-1694. (New York, New York: Friends of the Queensborough Community College Library, c1975), p. 18.
[Fol. 48] Abigail Bowne borne the 5th of the 12th month in the yeare of account 1662 [5 Feb 1662/63]
[Fol. 47 verso] My dafter Abigall Willitts departed this life the 16th day of ye 4th mo 1688 [16 Jun 1688]
- ↑ "Records of the Society of Friends of the City of New York and Vicinity, from 1640 to 1800", in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), Vol. 7, p. 40.
Abigal Willits wife of Richard Willits dyed ye 16th day of ye 4th m'o 1688.
[Note: In old-styles dates, the fourth month is June. More info may be found here.]