Person:Jacob Willets (1)

m. 15 May 1690
  1. Abigail Willets1690/91 - 1777
  2. Mary Willets1692/93 - 1750
  3. Martha Willets1694/95 -
  4. Jacob Willets1697 - 1722
  5. Phebe Willets1699 - 1782
  6. Elizabeth Willets1701 - 1722
  • HJacob Willets1697 - 1722
  • WMary Jackson1695/96 - bef 1735
m. 26 Dec 1717
  1. Richard Willets1718 - 1787
  2. Mary Willets1720 - 1781
Facts and Events
Name Jacob Willets
Gender Male
Birth[1][5] 6 Jun 1697 Jericho, Nassau, New York, United States
Marriage 26 Dec 1717 Flushing, Queens, New York, United Statesto Mary Jackson
Death[6][9] 20 Apr 1722 Jericho, Nassau, New York, United States

Jacob's Will dated 17 Apr 1722, proved 4 May 1722. Jacob appointed his wife Mary and father-in-law James Jackson as executors. Nathaniel Townsend, Mary's future 2nd husband, was withness to Jacob's Will. Wonder if he may have promised to take care of Mary and her two small children? (Nathaniel was an active Quaker.)

Will copied from: Page 327.--"In the name of God, Amen, the seventeenth day of the second month, called April," 1722. I, JACOB WILLETT, of the Township of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, on Nassau Island, yeoman, being very sick. I leave to my wife the free use of all houses, lands, and meadows, and movable estate, for her comfortable support, and for the bringing up of the children, till of age; And she is to have one-half of the movables to dispose of as she shall think best. I leave to my only son, Richard Willett, all my lands, houses, meadows, and privileges, and when he is of age he is to pay to my wife €100. If my son should die under age, then the lands are to go to my daughter Mary, and if she die without issue, then one half of the estate is to go to my mother, Abigail Willett, and to my five sisters, Abigail, Mary, Martha, Phebe, and Elizabeth, and the other half to my wife, Mary. My executors have power to sell the following pieces of land, viz., two lots of land in the East woods, and all my right of meadow in Great neck, and New Bridge neck, in Hempstead bounds; Also another right of meadow in a neck called Little neck, in Oyster Bay, South, so called, near unto Soloman Coles. I make my wife and my father in law, James Jackson, executors.

  1. Maurice Woehrle. http:/ ID mwoehrle (Woehrle).

    Town only.

  2.   Oscar Burton Robbins. Book: History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island. (1951, Loveland, Colorado), 10.
  3.   Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 89, 221.

    Children of Richard Willets and 2nd wife Abigail Powell: 4) Jacob, b. "6, 4, 1697" [6 Jun 1697], d. 1717, m. 1717 Mary Jackson, d/o James and Rebecca Jackson.
    Children of James and Rebecca Jackson of Rock Hill: Mary m. 1717 Jacob Willets.

  4.   Rootsweb chart of Rod Davis: Genealogy, et Cetera. (
  5. Society of Friends. Flushing Monthly Meeting (Flushing, New York). Monthly meeting records, 1640-. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), 128.

    The Child'n of Rich'd & Abigaile Willits his second wife -
    Jacob Willits was borne ye 6'd 4 mo [Jun] - 1697.

  6. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), Oct 1961 Vol 092, No 4; pg 227.

    This pg is an 'Additions and Corrections' page.

  7.   Robbins, Oscar Burton. History of the Jackson family of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Ohio and Indiana: descendants of Robert and Agnes Washburn Jackson. (Loveland, Colo.: Robbins, 1951), 10.
  8.   New York. Surrogate's Court (New York County); New York. Prerogative Court; Robert H Kelby; and William Smith Pelletreau. Abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, 1665-1801. (New York, New York: Printed for the New York Historical Society, 1893-1909 [i.e. 1913]).
  9. "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. 43.

    Jacob Willis of Jerico son of Richard Willis dyed ye 20 day 2'm 1722.
    [Note: In old-styles dates, the second month is April. More info may be found here.]