About William Westley
William Westley, Hartford, 1638-39; one of those inhabitants to whom land was granted "by the courtesie of the town;" his home-lot in 1639 was on the west side of the road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp. He was freed from watching, etc., April, 1646; died before 1650, when "widow Wesles land" is mentioned in Distr. 480. A widow Westley was assisted by the church in Hadloy, because she had been of their party before leaving Hartford, Anna Westley sold to John Bigelow her home-lot; deed recorded May 30, 1669. Widow Watts bought of Ann Westley land on the east side of the river, Jan. 7, 1664.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 268. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books