Person:Richard Willets (1)

m. est 1649
  1. Thomas Willets1650 - 1714
  2. Hope Willets1652 -
  3. John Willets1655 -
  4. Richard Willets1660 - 1703
  5. Mary Willets1663 - 1687/88
m. 25 Mar 1686
  1. Hannah Willets1687/88 - 1727/28
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
Facts and Events
Name Richard Willets
Gender Male
Birth[2] 25 Dec 1660 Jericho, Nassau, New York, United States
Marriage 25 Mar 1686 Flushing, Queens, New York, United Statesto Abigail Bowne
Marriage 15 May 1690 Huntington Bay, Suffolk, New York, United Statesto Abigail Powell
Death[3] 14 May 1703 Jericho, Nassau, New York, United States

Richard Willetts

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."

Richard Willets and wife Abigail (nee Powell) were both active members of the Society of Friends, and great unanimity seems to have subsisted between the two widows, mother-in-law Mary and daughter-in-law Abigail in their long continued widowhood.[3]

  1.   Wilson, Edith King. Bowne family of Flushing, Long Island. (New York: unknown, 1948).
  2. Society of Friends. Flushing Monthly Meeting (Flushing, New York). Monthly meeting records, 1640-. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), 124.

    The Children of Thomas [sic] and Mary Willits of Lusum [Jericho]
    Richard Willits was borne in ye 10th month [Dec] 1660.

  3. 3.0 3.1 "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. 41.

    Richard Willits of Jerico dyed ye 14 day 3 mo. 1703.
    [Note: In old-styles dates, the third month is May. More info may be found here.]