About Thomas Pettit, II
1. THOMAS PETTIT 2d was born 25 June 1630 on the "Talbot" in Salem Harbor, before the ship proceeded to Charlestown. He owned land in Exeter in 1644 or 1652 "and one had to be at least 14 years of age to own land in New England at that time." His name is on the Charter from Governor Dongan in 1686 with his brother Nathaniel. He was an elder of the Presbyterian Church in 1708. He married Hannah, widow of John Moore of Newtown, L. I. His son
Thomas Pettit 3d was born at Newtown in 1666. He purchased in the year 1715 a farm of 400 acres at New Rochelle, N. Y., took possession in the early spring and died there in the summer of 1715. He married first Mary Bond of Hempstead (or May Hallock of Hallock's Cove) and by her had two children Thomas 4th (who had settled in Jamaica, L. I. and was conservator of his father's estate) and Christian, born 2 February 1710, who married Daniel Baruch.
Thomas 3d married second Catherine La Broche (La Brenche) of New Rochelle and had Benjamin (a Loyalist, born 24 March 1701), Joshua (an ardent Patriot, born 24 February 1702, who married Sarah, daughter of Increase Carpenter), Samuel (a Loyalist, born 29 October 1704), Bartholomew, born 2 February 1706/7, and Nathan, born 3 February 1709/10. all mentioned in their father's Will, dated 24 July 1715, and probated 13 September 1715.
Joshua and Sarah, above, had Increase Pettit, born at Hempstead 1726, from whom is descended the late Francis Pettit of Hollis, L. I.