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William HALLETT's other families: with Rebecca BAILEY (1629?- ) and Susannah BOOTH ( - )
William HALLETT's father: Richard HALLETT (1588-1628)
Elizabeth FONES's other families: with Robert FEAKE (1602?-1662?) and Henry WINTHROP (1608-1630)

Family of William HALLETT and Elizabeth FONES

Husband: William HALLETT (1616-1706)
Wife: Elizabeth FONES (1610-1656?)
Children: William HALLETT (1648-1729)
Samuel HALLETT ( - )
Marriage Aug 1649 NY 1

Husband: William HALLETT

      William HALLETT, "1606_UnionFlag"    
Name: William HALLETT 1,2
Sex: Male
Father: Richard HALLETT (1588-1628)
Mother: -
Birth 1616 Bridgeport, Dorset, England 1,2
Occupation Business Manager
Arrival 1631 (age 14-15) at Massachusetts Bay Colony aboard the Lyon
Death 1706 (age 89-90) Newton, Queens, New York, USA 2

Wife: Elizabeth FONES

      Elizabeth FONES, "1606_UnionFlag"    
Name: Elizabeth FONES 1,2
Sex: Female
Father: Thomas FONES (bef1590-aft1610)
Mother: Anne WINTHROP (1585-1618)
Birth 21 Jan 1610 Groton Manor, Suffolk, England 1,2
Arrival 2 Nov 1631 (age 21) at Massachusetts Bay Colony aboard the Lyon
Death 1656 (app) (age 45-46) Newtown, Queens, New York, USA 2

Child 1: William HALLETT

Name: William HALLETT 2,3
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Sarah WOOLSEY (1650-1727)
Spouse 2: Sarah UNKNOWN ( - )
Spouse 3: Mary UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth Oct 1648 New Town, Long Island, New York, USA 2
Death 18 Aug 1729 (age 80) New Town, Long Island, New York, USA 2

Child 2: Samuel HALLETT

Name: Samuel HALLETT
Sex: Male

Note on Husband: William HALLETT - shared note


by Stella Cotrill and Don Norman



William Hallett, a son of Richard Hallett, was born about 1616 in Bridgeport, Dorchester, England and died August 17, 1729 in Newtown, Queen County, NY. He married Rebecca Bailey. She was born about 1629 in England. He married Elizabeth "Bess" (Fones) [Winthrop] in August 1649. Elizabeth, a daughter of Thomas and Anne (Winthrop) Fones, was born January 21, 1609/10 in Groton Manor, Suffolk, England. She married to Henry Winthrop April 25, 1629 in England, and one year later Henry set out for America aboard the "Talbot". The pregnant Elizabeth was to follow later with her step-mother-in-law, the governor's third wife (who was also pregnant at the time). On July 2, 1630, the very day of his arrival in the New World at Salem, MS, Henry went for a swim at a nearby Indian village. While making for a boat across the bay he suffered a severe cramp and drowned in full sight of his friends. Elizabeth gave birth on May 9, 1630 to a daughter named Martha Johanna. On November 2, 1631, she arrived in Massachusetts aboard the Lyon with her daughter and without a husband.


The situation did not last for long. Within three months of her landfall she had met and married Robert Feake (c.1602-c.1662), a landowner of some means who had arrived with the Winthrop fleet the prior year. Their union produced five children, including Hannah Feake, who married John Bowne.


Robert Feake subsequently went insane as a result of personal, domestic, and financial troubles. Elizabeth left him for his business manager, William Hallett. They were eventually recognized as husband and wife and settled in the New Netherlands colony in what became Halletts Cove, Long Island. Elizabeth (Fones) [Winthrop] {Feake} Hallett died about 1656 and William Hallett married Susannah Thorne in April 1674. She was born in New Town, Long Island, NY.


William arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1631 aboard the "Lyon." He was a business manager for Robert Feake.

Note on Wife: Elizabeth FONES - shared note


"A Connecticut warrant was issued for their (Elizabeth and Will Hallet) arrest on 17 May 1649, on a charge that they were living in sin, their child William having been born..." This is from "Ancestral Lines Revised" by Carl Boyer, 3rd, Newhall, California, 1981 page 191


1Yates Publishing, "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;). Text From Source: Online publication - Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie., "One World Tree (sm)" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;). Text From Source: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.
3Rev. John Cornell, M.A, "Genealogy of the Cornell Family" ( p.31.
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