Says she was born free at tappan, served her time to james rickman, new york island. Estate papers of henry willis 1765 york county deed book 2l page 320 322 however, i have only traced the sons of john willis and esther brinton. Researchers in these lines have traced them through the records of the quaker meeting houst in newberry in modern lancaster county, tying them to a henry willismary pease who settled on long island, new york by 1674. The powell family takes up most of the book, but the willits, williss, seamans and other families are all also included. James henry passed away on july 21, 2015 in willis, texas. I began to take these cases after i noticed the large number of divorce cases that had been severely botchedup by the clients former lawyer. Seaman in a book published in 1881 biographical and genealogical record of captain john seaman and his descendants on long island new york writes. Nathaniel seaman, of the town of hempstead, on the 9th of the eighth month, 1695, in quaker. From mary powell bunkers book long island genealogies. The results of his research were published as the english origins of henry willis of westbury, long island, the frontpage article in the april 1987 issue of the new york genealogical and bibliographical record. Overview henry watson wilbur 18511914 was a new york quaker minister and social reformer. Harry spencell, 38, slender fellow, stephen hairran.
George ingraham willis genealogical research papers. Index and handbook to daniel ricketsons the history of. The bulk of his research pertained to investigating his ancestor henry willis 16281714, a carpenter from warminster, england, who was one of the first english quakers to settle in long island. Hart island the history behind nycs mass gravesite. Old westbury is an extremely affluent village in nassau county, in the u. In 1675 henry willis, also an english quaker, named the area westbury, after. Long island surnames long island surnames was created in 1993 to provide a means for long island family history researchers to share, exchange and connect with fellow researchers anywhere in the world. The incorporated village of westbury is in the town of north hempstead. The new york state military history museum will be closed. Celebrate and remember the lives we have lost in new york, new york.
He was a contemporary of henry willis, and photocopies of the friends records in the henry willis folders mention that in 1674, both men were each fined 10 pounds by governor andros, then governor of the province of new york and the jerseys, for conducting quaker marriage ceremonies for. Guide to the new york genealogical and biographical. Denys, wiltshire, england, daughter of robert pease and margaret king. New york genealogy free ny genealogy access genealogy. Long island surnames has been an active resource for the long island family history community since 1993. The obituary was featured in new york times on february 4, 2016. Explore genealogy for henry willis born 1628 warminster, st. Long island, new york historic book collection 25 books exploring long island, its history, culture and its genealogy important citizens in. Long island,ny obituaries long island cities, towns and villages.
Browse the most recent new york, new york obituaries and condolences. One ancestor is abraham willis, who was born in 1796 in new york, lived in schuyler, herkimer county, new york in 1820. Genealogy for henry robert hughe willis 1628 1714 family tree on. Henry willis 27 april 1821 11 february 1901, also known as father willis, was an english organ player and builder, who is regarded as the foremost organ builder of the victorian era. A directory of over 200 long island,ny obituary indexes, including newspaper obituaries, death indexes, funeral home obituaries long island,ny obituaries. Following revolutionary war, long island was transferred to state of new york. Copies of the little white book of reflections on the gospels of easter are. Henry willis of long island 1628 1714 by norma willis november 01, 2008 at 08. By 1837, the long island rail road had built through westbury. Sep 27, 2019 the following information was taken from hicks, benjamin d.
Platt, to their father on long island, while serving in the 5th, 127th and 146th regiments, new york volunteers, zouave regiments, describe battles, marches, camp life and williams capture by confederate forces, imprisonment, and eventual release in a prisoner exchange. Alphabetical list of all veteranscivilians featured in the experiencing war web site veterans history project of the library of congress. Denys, wiltshire, england, and died 09111714 in westbury, long island, new york. He was born in flushing, new york, the son of william willis and mary macdonald ingraham. Henry and his kinsmen initially came to franklin county from old chester in pennsylvania. New york online genealogy records familysearch wiki. The long island medium theresa caputo gives suzanne a reading.
Long island business directory, lain, 18789 free internet archive. Willis, one of the first english settlers, named the area after a town in his. The following is the data i have on henry willis the immigrant. Index and handbook to daniel ricketsons the history of new.
Funeral home services for james are being provided by cashner funeral home. The battle of long island, also known as the battle of brooklyn and the battle of brooklyn heights, was a military action of the american revolutionary war fought on august 27, 1776, at the western edge of long island in the presentday borough of brooklyn, new york. In the house of henry willis, westbury, the 27th of the 9th mo. Genealogy for joseph willis 1729 1809 family tree on geni, with over 200. Henry willis of long island, new york was born in 1628 in or near.
I especially enjoy attending book signings so i can meet the authors and have my books personalized. Book is divided with a different back cover, one side is wills, the other is deeds. Memorabilia, including letters patent, signed by pres. This new york state page of our website provides direct links to genealogy databases, books, and information found on new york genealogy and history. New york genealogical and biographical society, oct. William henry edwards 18221909 find a grave memorial. Benson left him on the landing of the british troops on new york island. Remains of photographer peter beard found on long island. When william henry edwards was born on march 15, 1822, in hunter, new york, his father, william, was 25 and his mother, helen, was 22. Read all of the best long island stories, news, insights and more on. Jun 27, 2008 the book the wright family of oyster bay long island with the ancestry and descent from peter wright and nicholas wright, 14231923, compiled by howland delano perrine, of rye, new york, published in 1921, gives up to six generatin of wright descendants. The primary focus of his investigations remained the willis line, but he also conducted substantive research on the allied ingraham. Anyone interested in obtaining the recently published book henry willis of long island, vol.
After being persecuted because of his quaker religion, he emigrated to long island in 1674. He married rachel pearsall 02021785 in bethpage, long island, new york, daughter of thomas pearsall. Some of his descendants settled in chester county pa c. Usa 996,792 new york 54,594 long island 6 long island histories and genealogies 33 usa 996,792 new york 54,594 new york histories and genealogies 3,909 long island histories and genealogies 33 note. Includes directories for bronx county, kings county brooklyn, new york county manhattan, queens county, and richmond county staten island.
Samuel 7 willis john 6, samuel 5, william 4, henry 3, william 2 willens, henry 1 was born 03051759, and died 1838. It is located about 18 miles 29 km east of manhattan. To find links to collections for lower jurisdictions such as a county or town, go to locating online databases. Containing an account of the discovery and settlement. He was a contemporary of henry willis, and photocopies of the friends records in the henry willis folders mention that in 1674, both men were each fined 10 pounds by governor andros, then governor of the province of new york and the jerseys, for conducting quaker marriage ceremonies for their daughters in their homes. New york genealogical and biographical society family files. I have researched quaker records, deeds and wills and have information on the descendants of henry willis. This new york state page of our website provides direct links to new york genealogy databases, books, and research information. Long island, ny obituaries over 200 obituary indexes. Guide to the new york genealogical and biographical society. New york obituaries online obituaries, funeral notices. Full text of wills of the smith families of new york and. The records of the families of which the book treats have been arranged in a series of genealogical and. From disappearing earth to say nothing, here are the best books of.
But life in nyc is cold and unforgiving, her husband cruel and ana. Henry willis, who was imprisoned in salisbury in 1660 for keeping company with other quakers and. York evening mirror, then conducted by nathaniel parker willis. The obituary was featured in the courier of montgomery county. Westbury house was the residence of henry phipps eldest son, john shaffer. Full text of wills of the smith families of new york and long island, 16641794.
Johns father produced other sons who probably had descendants. The willis family were english quakers, descendants of henry willis of wiltshire county, england, who arrived in westbury, long island, about 1675. Sarah cross, 34, stout squat wench, m, archibald clarke. He died on april 2, 1909, in coalburg, west virginia, having lived a. He married phebe powell 1712 in bethpage, long island, new york, daughter of thomas powell. Apr 08, 2010 henry willis was born 09141628 in warminster, st. Henry willis subsequently settled in westbury, long island. Professor schill is vice chair of the new york city loft board, a former member of the housing task forces of the new york city council speaker and manhattan borough president, a member of the board of directors of neighborhood restore, the advisory board of the new york city fannie mae partnership office and the editorial board of housing. Families of albertson, andrews, bedell, birdsall, etc. As one who loves long island i like to read and collect books about long island andor written by long island authors. The deep ancestry of henry willis of long island appendices a. Denys, wiltshire, england died 1714 westbury, long island, new york.
Henry willis of long island, new york was born in 1628 in or near warminster, wiltshire, england. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Long beach obituaries malverne obituaries manhasset. A fivebook genealogy of henry willis of long island was published by david w. We believe that every life has a story which should be told and preserved.
However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. New york genealogical and biographical family files, 16542002 msscol nygb 18274, manuscripts and archives division, the new york public library. To find links to collections for lower jurisdictions such as a county or town, go to locating online databases, and can be searched free of charge at your local family history center or the family history library in salt lake city, utah. Henry willis was a quaker preacher who lived on long island, ny and in philadelphia, pa. Long island newsday obituaries archive search 2004current you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee. New york almanack news and views from the empire state. He probably named westbury for his hometown of westbury in england. In 1683, the elizabeth island chain was established as dukes county, and in 1691, it was transferred to massachusetts, becoming dukes county, massachusetts. The line ahead of us seemed impossibly long, did not seem to move, and the germans were presumably on their way.
The collection contains some addresses and writings on religion and the advancement of the society of friends, biographical and memorial items giving tribute to his work on behalf of the national association of religious liberals and the friends general conference, and a few letters. Henri willis bendel january 22, 1868 march 22, 1936 was an american businessman, fashion designer, and philanthropist who founded an upscale womens fashion company bearing his name in new york city, which more than 100 years later remains in business on fifth avenue, one of the premier shopping streets in the world. The descendants of henry willis 16281714 and mary peace willis 16321714. Long island, new york historic book collection 25 books exploring long island, its history, culture and its genealogy important citizens in the 19th and early 20th centuries tha new media llc on. New york city, new york online historical directories.
A guide to new york s suffolk and nassau counties spinzia, raymond edward, spinzia, judith ader, rayne, kathryn spinzia on. The stained glass of the crypt is from the manufactory of colgate, new york. Westbury is a village in nassau county, new york, united states. A booke of enterys for queens county on long island, ny book of colonial deeds and wills bound in vellum cover. Westbury, queens county, new york, colonial america. Through the help of hundreds of long time regional researchers we have compiled a searchable database containing over 3,212,043 individuals, 1,215,933 families and 171,229 sources all directly connected to the early settlers of long island. Hart island, sometimes referred to as harts island, is a thin, halfmile long strip of land at the western end of the long island sound which serves as a mass grave for new york city, and is. This page primarily lists records kept at the county level. Hopefully, further research by pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.
Henry willis of long island david w willis henry willis, son of william willis willens and katherine wolford, was born 14 september 1628 in warminster, wiltshire, england. Origins of henry willis of westbury, long island,a the new york. Whitepages is the largest and most trusted online phone book and directory. Long island, new york historic book collection 25 books. The book the wright family of oyster bay long island with the ancestry and descent from peter wright and nicholas wright, 14231923, compiled by howland delano perrine, of rye, new york, published in 1921, gives up to six generatin of wright descendants.
Henry 5 willis william 4, henry 3, william 2 willens, henry 1 was born 07191690 in westbury, nassau county, new york, and died 10121744. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for thomas pearsall, his existence on long island, of him being the father of henry pearsall of hempstead, or of henry having any brothers. New york obituaries online obituaries, funeral notices and. Theresa caputo discusses long island medium and her book, good grief. New york almanack the new york history blog historical.1125 1376 1123 1370 346 1104 405 111 1526 84 663 487 475 419 929 1345 575 1647 163 83 1084 1520 597 834 473 19 16 1325 1285 1153 851