Capt. William Hallett, Jr.
m. Bef 6 Aug 1649
Facts and Events
William Hallett is mentioned in the Jackson Ledger, pg 6. Birth & death info from website:worldconnect/rootsweb 111375 David Wells.
Copied from New York Wills 1706 - 1790, no page number given, available at ancestry.com. See note below concerning a possible transcription error.
In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM HALLETT, of Hellgate Neck, in Newtown, Queens County, being very infirm and weak. I leave to my son Joseph (my eldest son now living), all my houses, lands, tenements, and meadows, with all improvements, situate at Hellgate Neck. Beginning at a great Rock in the valley of the southwest of the Ridge, and ranging from the rock south easterly 40 Degrees, to a certain marked tree in the woods, 300 rods. Ranging from the marked tree North easterly along the Purchase line, 47 Degrees to a stone set in the ground and marked W. H. on the one side, and S. H. on the other side, 178 rods. Ranging thence along the fence as it now stands to a stone set in the ground on the east side of my gate, at the end of the lane by my orchard. Ranging thence along the orchard 36 rods, thence along the Garden 16 rods. From thence down to the Purchase line, that comes through Hellgate. From thence to the mouth of the Great Creek, thence to the little creek, from thence to the Great Rock, the first station. And he is to have the equal privilege of the lane with Samuel Hallett; as it is now fenced, from the stone, by my gate to the water side, so down west to the Purchase line. Except a certain tract of land and buildings, given to my son, Moses Hallett, by a deed, June 7, 1708. To him, my son, Joseph Hallett, and his heirs male, and in default of such, then to my son, George Hallett, and his heirs male. And in default to my son Richard and his heirs male, and in default of such to my female heirs, forever. I also leave to my son Joseph, a negro man, and a negro wench, and a waggon, plough, and my great riding horse, and a cupboard, and the Great Table and great chest, and my silver Tankard. I leave to my sons, George and Richard, and to my grandson, Joseph Hallett, and to my daughters, Sarah Phillips, Rebecca Jackson, Sarah* Blackwell, and Charity Moore, certain negroes. I leave to my true and loving wife, one third of the remainder of all my movable estate, and the privilege of the chamber in the stone house, during widowhood. And my son Joseph is to furnish her sufficient support and firewood. I leave two thirds of my movables to my five daughters, Sarah Phillips, Rebecca Jackson, Charity Moore, Mary* Blackwell, and Elizabeth Fish. And my son Joseph is to keep for his mother, four head of cattle, winter and summer. I leave to my sons, Joseph and George, all my apparell. I make my wife Mary, and my sons, and James Jackson, and Samuel Moore, executors. Dated September 16, 1727. Witnesses, Samuel Hallett, Samuel Hallett, Jr., Samuel Richards. (No probate recorded. Endorsed, August 23, 1729.)