William Hallett

M, b. circa 1648, d. before 23 August 1729
FatherWilliam Hallett b. 1616, d. 1705
MotherElizabeth Ffownes b. 21 Jul 1609, d. 1 Feb 1673
     William was born circa 1648. In the New Haven Colony. William married Sarah Woolsey circa 1669 in Queens County, Long Island, New Netherlands.1 William's wife, Sarah, died after 17 November 1691 in Newtown, Queens County, Long Island, New York, leaving him a widower. William married 2nd Mary (?). William made his will on 15 September 1727 at Hellgate Neck, Kings County, Long Island, New York.

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 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 the southwest of the Ridge, and ranging from the rock south easterly 40 Degrees, to a certain marked tree in the 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.)2

William departed this life before 23 August 1729 in Hellgate Neck, Kings County, Long Island, New York. His will was endorsed 23 August 1729.

Family 1

Sarah Woolsey b. c 1650, d. a 17 Nov 1691

Family 2

Mary (?)


  1. [S839] Benjamin W. Dwight, Last Additions to the Woolsey Family: A Few Facts Concerning the Descendants of Sarah [Woolsey] Hallett, page 28.
  2. [S1199] William Pelletreau, Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills Prior to 1790 - Volume 11, pages 156-158 - Abstract of Will of William Hallet dated: 16 September 1727 & probated: endorsed 23 August 1729.