Person:William Hallett (1)

m. Bef 6 Aug 1649
  1. Capt. William Hallett, Jr.1648 - 1729
  2. Samuel Hallett1651 - 1724
  • HCapt. William Hallett, Jr.1648 - 1729
  • WSarah Woolsey1650 - 1727
m. 1669
  1. William Hallett, III1670 - BEF 1727
  2. Sarah Hallett1672 - AFT 1727
  3. Rebecca Hallett1675 - 1730
  4. Joseph Hallett1678 - AFT 1727
  5. Moses Hallett1681 - AFT 1727
  6. George Hallett1683 - AFT 1727
  7. Charity Hallett1685 - AFT 1727
  8. Mary Hallett1687 - AFT 1727
  9. Elizabeth Hallett1689 - AFT 1727
  10. Richard Hallett1691 - 1769
Facts and Events
Name Capt. William Hallett, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[3] 1648 Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, United States
Marriage 1669 Queens, New Yorkto Sarah Woolsey
Death? 15 Aug 1729 Newtown (now Astoria), Queens Co., New York, United StatesHellgate Neck
Burial? 18 Aug 1729 Newtown (now Astoria), Queens Co., New York, United States

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 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.)

  • The above will appears to have a transcriber's error in that William probably did not have two daughters named Sarah. A few lines down he mentions a Mary Blackwell and that is probably what should have been on the upper reference. Also I wonder about the name of his wife 'Mary'. Sarah Woolsey, the accepted mother of his children, died just a month before he wrote this will. I seriously doubt that he married again within a month's time; he says he is very infirm and weak. So this requires more research!!
  1.   New Jersey, Rockaway Library Documents, 27.
  2.   Will.
  3. Newtown Historical Society - Queens County, NY