Richard Willets
(Abt 1618-Bef 1665)
Mary Washburne
(Abt 1629-1714)
Thomas Willets Sr.


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1. Dinah Townsend

Thomas Willets Sr. 2054

  • Born: May 1650, Hempstead, New York 2054
  • Marriage (1): Dinah Townsend about 1670
  • Died: 15 Jun 1714, Islip, NY at age 64 2055

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bullet  General Notes:

"Probably the most notable incident in the family of Thomas was the marriage of his four sons, viz: Richard, Thomas, Amos, and Isaac, who married first four sisters, viz: Sarah, Catherine, Mary, and Clement Hallock the daughters of John and Abigail Hallock of Brookhaven, Long Island. After the death of Richards' 2nd wife, he married Margaret Powell, a widow, who was born Margaret Hallock, and who was a sister to his 1st wife, finally completing the marriage of four brothers to five sisters" (Willets book citing Bartlett, page 63)
In addition, and not noted, is that the sister of the four brothers, Dinah Willets, married the brother of the five sisters, William Hallock. 2056

bullet  Research Notes:

WILLITS, Thomas (1650-1714) & Dinah [TOWNSEND] (1651-1732); ca 1672/3?, ca 1670?, Brookhaven, Setauket, LI; ?Jericho, LI/Islip, LI
{Knapp Anc. 45, 64, 97; NYGBR 6:100, 10:182, 27:109, 80:113; Davol-Willets 11, 175; MaCDonough-Hackstaff 268; Seaman 194; Underhill 2:80; Cocks (ed 2) 371; Bunker: LI Gen. 30,73}
AmericanAncestors New England Marriages, Vol 3. page 1676 (Torrey's Marriage Index)
The Willits family : descendants of Richard Willets of Long Island, through the Willits brothers, Isaiah (and wife Susanna (Boone)) and Isaac (and wife Elizabeth), of Pennsylvania
Not online - at Newberry and Allen County.


bullet  Events

Religion: Quaker after the death of his father. 2054 His father was not a Quaker but Thomas became a Quaker under the influence of his widowed mother.


Thomas married Dinah Townsend, daughter of Richard Townsend and Deliverance Cole, about 1670. (Dinah Townsend was born in 1651 in Warwick, Rhode Island 2054 and died 18 Dec 1732 in Islip, NY 2054.)

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