About Edmond Titus
He accompanied his parents to New England, but removed to Hempstead, Long Island, in 1650, and a short time later located at Old Westbury. His land there was still in the possession of his descendants in 1881. He was a member of the Society of Friends and on account of this suffered persecution at the hands of the authorities.
References for him and his immediate family:
Rev. A. Titus: The Titus Family in America.
M. P. Bunker: Long Island Genealogies.
Abstract of Wills, New York, 1754-1760, Vol. V, p. 135; Vol. VII, p, 174; Vol. IX.
Edmund Titus see FAMILY TREE Born: 1630 Wiltshire, England
1. Samuel Titus
2. Phebe Titus
3. Martha Titus
4. Mary Titus
5. Hannah Titus
6. Jane Titus
7. John Titus
8. Peter Titus
9. Patience Titus
10. Temperance Titus
Edmund Titus had been in Hempstead since 1650 and counted an old settler when Henry Willis arrived. They were from the same county in England.
Edmund had come from England to New England with his father when he was five (1635)
A meeting had been established at Westbury, when the place was still called Plainedge, on the 25d of 3d month, 1671. This was before Henry Willis had left England. The meeting was to begin on the 25th of 4th month, and so every fifth First day and was held at Westbury or Plainedge at the house of Edmond Titus.
1687, Nov29- Henry Willis and Edmond Titus, of Hempstead, "in derision called Quakers," petition the Governor for relief. They have already suffered in the spoil of their goods for the setting up and upholding a worship in the town aforesaid, which in their consciences they believe and know to be not the true worship of God, and are again threatened to have a part of their effects taken from them toward the maintenance of one Jeremiah Hobart of the same place, whom in conscience they cannot maintain, knowing him to be no minister of Christ, and so are no ways concerned with him. They allege the taking of their goods to be contrary to the laws, which give liberty of conscience to all persuasions.
Adam and Anne Mott, Cornell pg 290 "Edmond Titus, second son of Robert and Hannah Titus, was born in England in 1630, and was brought by his parents at the age of five years to Boston, and thence to Weymouth and later to Rehoboth. About 1650 he went to Long Island and settled at Hempstead, and in 1655 there married Martha (born 1637) daughter of William and Jane Washburne. The Hempstead tax list of 1658 bears his name among eighty-nine others, and the records show that in February, 1672, he sold his house and home lot, with the orchard and trees (three apple tree excepted) to Adam Mott. They subsequently live and died at Westbury. Edmond and Martha Titus were among the earliest adherents of the Society of Friends, and as a consequence suffered reproach and injury. This, on the 15th of January, 1687, on a demand for 1 pound 25 s toward "building a house for the priest", which Edmond Titus refused to pay on conscience's grounds, the officers took a cow worth 4 pounds 10s, and on a demand "for the Priest's wages he took four young cattle. The following autumn, Henry Willis, who had suffered in like manner, joined with Edmond Titus in petitioning the Governor for relief from similar exactions, but they were the want of means. In the Hempstead tax roll of October, 1683, Edmond Titus appears as the owner of 29 acres of land, with 4 oxen, 17 cows, 20 sheep, and 1 horse."
" he suffered much at the hands of the authorities" for helping Quaker families. Arrived from St. Katherines , England aboard the Hopewell ship at the age of five, with his brother and parents. Of St. Katherins Robert Titus 35 Husbandman Hanna Titus 21 uxor Jo: Titus 8 Edmond Titus 5 The Hopewell vjth April 1635 In the Hpewell Willm Bundock Mr boung fro new England, & c. First Name; Surname ;Age • James Burgis 14 • Alexander thwaits 20 • Jo: Abbott 16 • Jo: Bellowes 12 • Jo: Johnes 18 • Marie Abbott 16 • Marie Coke 14 • Marie Peake 15 • Tho: Pell A Taylor 22 • Jo: Bushnell A Glazier 21 Recommended New England CD for Research The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 F
Edmund Titus was born in Stansted Abbots, Hertfordshire, England, about 1630, and died probably in Westbury, Long Island, New York, on April 7, 1715. Martha Washborne was born in _____ about 1643, and died in _____ on April 17, 1727. Quaker records say she was about 84 year old when she died. They were married in Long Island, New York, about 1657. She took the name Martha Titus. He is the son of Robert and Hannah (_____) Titus. She is the daughter of William and Jane (_____) Washburn(e). They had 11 children:
i. Samuel Titus was born in Westbury, Long Island, America, in August, 1658. His first marriage was to Elizabeth Powell, daughter of Thomas Powell, on November 6, 1691, at her parent's residence in Bethpage, Long Island. She died on April 9, 1704/5. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Priar (nee Bowne), daughter of John and Hannah (Feake) Bowne of Flushing. She died on February 14, 1721/2.
ii. Phebe Titus was born in Westbury, Long Island, New York, in March, 1660, and died on March 10, 1742/3. Her first marriage was to Samuel Scudder; her second marriage was to Robert Field, son of Robert and Susannah Field of Newtown, at her parents' home in Westbury on April 13, 1701.
iii. Martha Titus was born in Westbury in March, 1663. She married Benjamin Willis.
iv. Mary Titus was born in Westbury in 1665, and died in 1747. She married Benjamin Seaman. Her name appears in Long Island Genealogies but not in
v. Hannah Titus was born in Westbury in November, 1667. She married Benjamin Smith.
vi. Jane Titus was born in Westbury in April, 1670. She married James Denton.
vii. John Titus [#296]: He was born in _____ on April 29, 1672, and died in _____ on March 4, 1749/50.
viii. Peter Titus was born in Westbury in August, 1674. He married Martha Jackson.
ix. Silas Titus was born in Westbury in 1676. On December 8, 1704, he married Sarah Haight, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Haight of Flushing.
x. Patience Titus was born in Westbury on February 4, 1678/9. She married Nicholas Haight, son of Samuel and Sarah Haight of Flushing, at Westbury on May 5, 1704.
xi. Temperence Titus was born in Westbury in March, 1681, and died on January 15, 1704.
Edmond Titus's Timeline
London, Middlesex, England
Hempstead Plains, Long Island
Hempstead Plains, Long Island
Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Westbury, Nassau, New York, USA
Westbury, Nassau County, New York, United States
February 2, 1670
Hempstead Plain, Long Island, Province of New York
April 29, 1672
Westbury, Nassau County, New York Colony
August 24, 1674
Westbury, Long Island, Province of New York