Person:William Hallett (5)

m. Bef 6 Aug 1649
  1. Capt. William Hallett, Jr.1648 - 1729
  2. Samuel Hallett1651 - 1724
Facts and Events
Name William Hallett
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1616 Dorset, England
Immigration[1] 1631 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 6 Aug 1649 to Elizabeth Fones
Residence[2] 1654 Astoria, Queens, New York, United States
Residence[2] 1655 Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
Residence[2] Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Death[2][4] 1706 Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens, New York

Immigrated to Boston onboard the ship "Lyon" in 1631[S1]. His occupation was listed as joiner (Carpenter) apprentice[S1].

Excerpt from The Annals of Newtown in Queens County, New York, page 402:
"William Hallett was born in Doresetshire, England, in 1616, and emigrating to New-England, joined in the settlement of Greenwich, Ct., whence he removed to Long Island, and acquired a large estate at Hellgate. (See pp. 29, 63.) In the fall of 1655 the Indians destroyed his house and plantation at Hallett's Cove, which induced him to take up his residence at Flushing. Here he was appointed sheriff in 1656, but the same year was deposed by Stuyvesant, fined and imprisoned, for entertaining the Rev. Wm. Wickenden from Rhode Island, allowing him to preach at his house and receiving the sacrament of the Lord's Supper from his hands. Disgusted at this treatment, Mr. Hallett, on the revolt of Long Island from the Dutch, warmly advocated the claims of Connecticut; and, being sent as a delegate to the general court of that colony, he was appointed a commissioner of justice of the peace for Flushing. Afterwards he again located at Hellgate, where he lived to the age of about 90 yrs. He had two sons, William and Samuel, between whom, in 1688, he divided his property in Hellgate Neck."

  1. 1.0 1.1 Seton, Anya. The Winthrop Woman. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1958).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Riker, James. The annals of Newtown in Queens County, New-York: containing its history from its first settlement, together with many interesting facts concerning the adjacent towns : also, a particular account of numerous Long Island families now spread over this and various other states of the Union. (New York: D. Fanshaw, 1852), pg 402.
  3.   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.
  4. Rootsweb chart of David Allen Wells.