Samuel Embree1

M, b. circa 1655
FatherRobert Embree b. c 1620, d. 1655
MotherMary Bassett b. c 1623
     Samuel was born circa 1655 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. In 1680, his step-father, George Baldwin, deeded him property in Hempstead, fulling a commitment made 10 Jun 1657 to guarantee the rights of his step-children.2


  1. [S14] North Hempstead, Records of the Towns of North and South Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Volume II: page 462 - I having a written will yet see cause to alter it as followeth several good reasons moveing mee thereto I see cause to give unto my son Samuel Embree of the same place one half of my commage I say I freely give and make over to my above said son-in-law Samuel half my right of commonage from me my heirs executors administrators or assignes to him his heirs executors or assignes to have and to hold forever and to the saime I have set to my hand and fixed my seale in presence of us January ye 15th 1680-1. George Balding

    Volume I page 281 - A Lott of Meadow Recorded for Samuel Embree.
    Kn ow all men by these psents, That Timothy Halstead of Hempstead upon Long Island Husbandman, for a valuable consideration to him in hand already paid and received and doth acknowledge therewith to bee satisfied & paid, And doth acquit and discharge Samuel Embree of the same place Husbandman, his Heirs and Assignes, of and from the same, Have given, granted, Bargained and sold, and by these presents, doth give, grant, bargaine and sell, unto Samuel Embree, his Heirs and Assignes, a certain Lot of Meadow Ground and premises, containing about six Acres, be it more or less; Lying and being upon a Neck of Land belonging to this Towne, commonly called and known by the name of Haybridge Neck: Bounded to the westward with Capt. John Seamans Meadow, and to the Eastward with the Meadow belonging to Abraham Smith. To have and to hold the said Lott of Meadow Ground and premises, unto the said Samuel Embree, his Heires and Assignes, unto the proper use and behoofe of the said Samuel Embree, his Heires and Assignes for ever. In witness whereof, the partyes above mentioned, have caused this Entry to be Recorded, the 22d day of July, in Anno. 1671.

    Richard Charlton Clar.

    Volume I, page 234 - A Record of Samuel Embrees Land given him by the towne: this 9 of ffeb 1680 Recorded. It being a lott of Lands containing in quanity fivety acres as it was layed out Unto him Laying on the south side of Thomas Champions ffeld & joyning to that lott of Lands he bought of y'e townd & Lickwise Joyning to the High waye that goase to y'e South: & Runs oner y'e mill Path Westward.
    P me EDW French Clarke.
  2. [S1446] Frank J. Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent
    The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, V.1-7 (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Orig. Pub. by Frank J. Doherty, Pleasant Valley, NY. Frank J. Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: An Historical and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent, ten volumes. 1990–2003).
    , The Embree Family - Volume 4 page 812.