Mary Willets (Washburn) (c.1629 - 1713)

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Nicknames: "Willets", "Washbourne", "Washburn"
Birthplace: Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Jericho, Long Island, New York, United States
Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Debby Black
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About Mary Willets (Washburn)

Richard Willits of Jericho, Oyster Bay, Long Island was born in England about 1622, and died in Hempstead, (Queens County) Long Island, New York, on June 16, 1688. Mary Washburn(e) was born in _____ in 1629, and died in Jericho, Long Island, New York, on February 17, 1713/4. They were married in Hempstead about 1648. She took the name Mary Willits. She is the daughter of William and Jane (_____) Washburn(e). They had seven children:

i. Thomas Willits was born in Westbury, Long Island, New York, in May, 1650. He married Dinah Townsend.

ii. Hope Willits was born in Westbury in September, 1652. He married Mercy Langdon in 1696 (per Quaker Genealogy, vol III, p. 198).

iii. John Willits was born in Westbury in July, 1655.

iv. Richard Willits [#294]: He was born in Hemstead, New York, on February 25, 1660/1, and died in Jericho on May 14, 1703.

v. Mary Willits was born in Westbury in April, 1663. She married John Fry.

vi. Jacob Willits

vii. Elizabeth Willits was born on April 25, 1722.

Richard Willits was an immigrant. The births of all of the children were recorded in the Westbury Monthly Meeting minutes of the Quakers.


Hinshaw, William Wade; Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, vol. III (New York), "Westbury Monthly Meeting", p. 470 (CD #192 from Brøderbund)

ibid. "New York Monthly Meeting", p. 360

Willets Family of Hempstead and Jericho, Long Island

New York Genealogical and Biographical Records

[Ancestry of Timothy Titus Robbins assembled by Gayle Ellingsworth]

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Mary Willets's Timeline

Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England
Age 19
Hempsteaad, Long Island, New York, United States
May, 1650
Age 21
September 7, 1652
Age 23
Hempstead, Long Island (Present Nassau County), New Netherlands (Present New York), (Present USA)
July, 1655
Age 26
Heemstede, New Netherland
February 25, 1660
Age 31
Hempstead, Long Island, Queens, New York, United States
April, 1663
Age 34
Heemstede, New Netherland
Age 84
Jericho, Long Island, New York, United States
November 20, 1922
Age 84
May 21, 1923
Age 84