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Family: Willis/Pease (F2033)
m. 25 Mar 1655

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  • Parents

    Father | Male
    Henry Willis
     Birth  14 Nov 1628  Warminster, St. Denys, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  11 Sep 1714  Westbury, Hempstead, Nassau Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Married  25 Mar 1655[1]  Devizes, Wiltshire, England[1] Find all individuals with events at this location
     Father  Henry Willis | F2111 Group Sheet 
     Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Mary Pease
     Birth  12 Aug 1632  Warminster, St. Denys, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  23 Jun 1714  Westbury, Hempstead, Nassau Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Father   
     Mother   
     
    Children

    Child 1 | Female
    Mary Willis
     Birth     
     Died  15 Jul 1702   
     Buried     
     Spouse  George Masters | F2107 
     Married  27 Sep 1678   

    Child 2 | Female
    Elizabeth Willis
     Birth     
     Died  Yes, date unknown   
     Buried     
     Spouse  Robert Zane | F2105 
     Married  1681   

    Child 3 | Male
    William Willis
     Birth  16 Dec 1663  Wiltshire County, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  7 May 1736  Hempstead, Queens Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  Mary Titus | F2108 
     Married  10 Jun 1687  Westbury, Hempstead, Nassau Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Henry Willis
     Birth  1666   
     Died  Dec 1675   
     Buried     

    Child 5 | Male
    John Willis
     Birth  6 Jan 1668  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  Yes, date unknown   
     Buried     
     Spouse  Esther Brinton | F2102 
     Married     

    Child 6 | Female
    Sarah Willis
     Birth  6 May 1671  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  1 Jan 1730  Kings Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  John Titus | F2055 
     Married  9 Oct 1695  Henry Willis' House, Westbury, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
    Hester Willis
     Birth  23 Jul 1677   
     Died     
     Buried     
     Spouse  William Albertson | F2110 
     Married  9 Oct 1695   

    Child 8 | Female
    Rachel Willis
     Birth  8 Jan 1674  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  31 Aug 1759  Westbury, Hempstead, Nassau Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  Nathaniel Seaman | F2032 
     Married  9 Oct 1695  Henry Willis' House, Westbury, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     
  • Notes  Married:
    • Henry Willis m. Mary Peace. They resided in the town of Devizes until 1667, where their three elder children were born.
      The year after the great fire they removed to London, where they lived for seven or eight years and had several children born to them. It being soon after the rise of the religious sect called Quakers, of which they were members, they suffered, in common with their friends, imprisonment and persecution at the hands of the officials, and much abuse and annoyance from the rabble because of their peculiar views.
      About the year 1675 Henry and his family (except the eldest daughter Mary) emigrated to America and found a temporary home in the town of Oysterbay [sic], on Long Island. A year or two thereafter he purchased of Captain John Seaman a piece of land in the adjoining township of Hempstead (now North Hempstead), where he permanently settled, giving the place the name of Westbury, after a town in his native county in England, which it continues to bear to the present day. [It is claimed (and I believe with a good degree of probability) by the TITUS family that the name of Westbury was given by Edmund Titus, their emigrant ancestor, who was among the earliest settlers on Long Island, and who is supposed to have been a native of the town of Westbury, in the County of Wiltshire, England. He purchased the proprietary right of Timothy Wood, one of the original patentees of the town of Hempstead, and received as his portion, upon a division of the town lands, a lot at Westbury, where he soon after established his residence, and which is still (1884) owned and occupied by his descendants of the same name.]
      [Henry Willis] died [in Westbury] July 11, 1714, and his wife Mary on April 23, 1714.
      {from: Hicks, Benjamin D., Willis Family of Long Island, (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Oct. 1884 Vol. XV reprinted in Hoff, Henry B. Genealogies of Long Island Families [Baltimore :Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987]), p. 743.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S189] Willis Family of Long Island, Hicks, Benjamin D., (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Oct. 1884 Vol. XV reprinted in Hoff, Henry B. Genealogies of Long Island Families [Baltimore :Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987] , F127.L8 G45 1987, Repository: Sutro Library, a branch of the California State Library located in San Francisco), 743 (: 0).