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Hannah Willey (Brooks)

Also Known As: "Anna (Brooks) Fox Lester"
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in New London, New London County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Brooks, of Woburn and 1st wife of Henry Brooks, of Woburn
Wife of Andrew Lester; Thomas Fox, of Concord; Andrew Lester and Isaac Willey, Sr.
Mother of Timothy Lester; Joseph Lester; Hannah Lester; Samuel Fox, of Concord & New London; John Fox, I and 4 others
Sister of Mary Wheeler (Brooks); Rev. Timothy Brooks; Martha Bateman and Joseph Brooks
Half sister of Joanna Brooks

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About Hannah Willey

6 Children with Thomas Fox:

  1. Hannah b. 25 Sep 1648, d. 22 Feb 1712/13
  2. Thomas b. 26 Feb 1649/50
  3. Samuel b. circa 1651, d. 4 Sep 1727
  4. John b. circa 1653, d. before 20 Apr 1730
  5. David b. circa 1656
  6. Isaac. 17 Oct 1657, d. 5 May 1735

3 Children with Andrew Lester:

  1. Timothy b. 4 Jul 1662
  2. Joseph b. 15 Jun 1664
  3. Benjamin b. 1666, d. before 25 Sep 1739


her father's will, 18 Jul 1682, names her as daughter Lestor, to whom he gives 5s. and no more "because shee hath reseived her portion alredy as will appear by a reseipt given in her hand."12,2 Caulkins also mentions, without a date, the baptism of "Widow Lester from the church at Concord," by Rev. Simon Bradstreet Jr., who was New London's minister from 1670-1683.13

  •      "Widow Anna Willey, sometime wife to Andrew Lester, Sen., deceased," died in 1692.14

According to Savage, she died without children before her father Thomas (1667). Shattuck says she was the 2d wife of Thomas Fox, with issue through one son, Eliphalet, and descendants in New Hampshire. Both are incorrect. Eliphalet was Thomas Fox's son by his 1st wife Rebecca.15,16


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Hannah Willey's Timeline

September 25, 1648
Age 23
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
March 31, 1650
Age 25
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 30
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Age 31
Concord, Middlesex, MA, USA
October 17, 1657
Age 32
Concord, Middlesex, MA, USA
July 4, 1662
Age 37
New London,New London,CT
June 15, 1664
Age 39
New London,New London,CT