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Henry Pearsall

Also Known As: "Purcell", "Pursell", "Henry Pearsall", "of Hempstead", "Henry Pearshall"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: July 1667 (55-56)
Hempstead, Long Island, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Pearsall and Mary Pearsall
Husband of Ann Valentine and Ann Pearsall
Father of Thomas Pearsall; Miriam Dorland; Nathaniel Pearsall; Daniel Pearsall and George Pearsall, Sr.
Brother of Thomas Pearsall; Jan Pearsall; George Pearsall; Nicholas Pearsall; Samuel Pearsall and 7 others

Occupation: Magistrate
Managed by: Chad Bouldin
Last Updated:

About Henry Pearsall, of Hempstead

'Source: ancestry.com: Henry Pearsall Found 10 Records, 7 Photos and 181,387 Family Trees Born in Warwickshire, England on 1623 to Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent.

Henry married Ann Valentine and had 3 children. He passed away on 1668 in Hempstead, Long Island New, Netherlands. Family Members

Parents Thomas Pearsall 1592-1642 Mary Brent 1594-1587

Spouse(s) Private Ann Valentine 1628-1698

Children

Pearsall

Miriam Pearsall 1642-1698

Daniel Pearsall 1668-1702

Nathaniel Pearsall 1658-1703

George Pearsall 1653-1775 Thomas Pearsall 1665-32

'Residence: 1640 Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherlands 3

Occupation: Magistrate 4 Feb 1662

Religion: Presbyterian

Note:

   Chapter 30, Section 1
   Re: What's this about?
   Posted by: Debbie Griener
   Date: March 08, 1999 at 19:47:49
   In Reply to: What's this about? by Tim Pearsall
   of 526
   Hello Tim,
   I'm searching for the decendents of the Pearsall families that are in the Pearsall Family Ancestry Books written by Clarence Pearsall, in hopes to continue the books from where they left off. I am the decendent of Henry Pearsall, George Pearsall, Henry Pearsall,
   Hezekiah Pearsall, Uriah Pearsall, Peter Roebuck Pearsall, Phineas Carman Pearsall, Alfred Everson Pearsall, Ralph Cornish Pearsall, Ruth Pearsall Wycoff, Joan Wycoff. That is my line in the Pearsall Books. If you have any questions about Pearsalls, this is one of the many places to ask them.
   Good luck,
   Debbie
   Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707
   page 23.
   --HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."
   Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.
   Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.
   Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.
   Another reference to the above:
   "Change #8 Ann's husband (from Henry Pearsall) to Thomas Clements. Add as children of Richard: Nathan who was living with his widowed mother at the time of the 1698 census of Hempstead, and Mary, who married Thomas Cheesman. I agree with both Mr. Travo and Mr. Pine (as reported above.)"
   SOURCE: Valentine by Beatrice Valentine Di Duca Family Tree Maker; Genalogies of Long Island Families 1600- 1800; CD #173 (Broderbund).
   In the early Hempstead Town Records we find several reference to Henry:
   1658, November 27.-The Town Clerk transmits to the Governor the names of Richard Gildersleeve, William Schadden, Robert Forman and Henry Pearsall-all men of honest life- and desires him to appoint two of them magistrates. He adds, "It hath pleased God after a sickly and sad summer to give us a seasonable and comfortable autumn, wherewith we have been (through mercy) refreshed and gained strength of God, so that we necessarily have been employed in getting winter food for our cattle and thereby have prolonged our wonted time of choosing magistrates." Gildersleeve and Forman were appointed.-Dutch MSS., xii, 98.
   1659, February 3.-Some of the public debts and charge of the town for the year past, brought in by the persons undernamed.
   Henry Pearsall, for a bottle of drams to the Sagamore, by order, ....... 5.
   Goodman Pearsall, for the use of his team in carrying the corn to the town-house for the rent,........ 2.6
   1659, January 2.
   Henry Pearsall, three years ago, in making up his reckoning found half a crown charged, but he so far convinced Brudenell that he did wipe it out. A second time he charged so heavy that he bid him trust him no more: if he did he would never pay him.
   COLONIAL HEMPSTEAD
   The Remonstrance of 1649 speaks of "Heemstee" as superior to all the other English towns because of its richness in cattle. During these years there was no one great cattle owner, either. In 1683 John Jackson, the largest owner, had 30 cows, 20 hogs, 14 oxen, 10 horses, and 3 sheep. John Seaman had 16 cows, 12 hogs, 14 oxen, 7 horses, and 70 sheep. In 1657 the cattle turned onto the Neck showed from 1 to 30 to a person, no one having more.
   Bernice Shultz;pg.123
   HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS
   Vol. I Page 16
   The number of Cattell Turned to the neck Ano 1657 stylo novo 11 of June.
   hinery parsall hath twelfe hed..............................12
   http://users.rootsweb.com/~nynassa2/note3.htm viewed 1 Feb 2006
   Henry is mentioned in this will.
   WILL OF NICHOLAS TANNER
   Abstracts of Wills Vol II 1708-1728
   September 2, 1658. The last Will and Testament of NICHOLAS TANNER, of Rustdorp [Jamaica], made the day and date above written. Imprimis, my will is yf it please God to take me away, yf I doe not otherwise alter in ye meantime, that my son, John Tanner, living in Tolspidle, within Dorsetshire, England, shall have œ30 sterling out of my estate. And my will is that if my son cannot be procured to come over, or not heard of,
   the town where I live shall have the use of it for their general good. Provided they put in Securitie to send it to my sonn or as he shall come over to fetch it.
   2. My will is that Thomas Ireland shall have five pounds. And Richard Everard's children, and Roger Lynn his boy, and John Rodes his youngest boy shall have ten pounds amongst them.
   3. My will is that Bethia Mills shall have a cow and a calfe, and that she and her mother shall have ten pounds more betwixt them, to buy them clothes with.
   4. My will is that Henry Pearsall's children shall have 5 shillings a peice. My will is that John Eazor shall have my share of the tackling and cart that is betwixt us, and my share of the hollowes. Henry Pearsall shall have my cloak, and Daniel Denton my suit of cloathes. Zacharias Mills shall have a calf. My will is that a beast shall be sold to buy some linnen to bury me in, and also a sheete and other things that shall be needfull; And the white faced cow killed at my burial and given to the neighbours. My will is that yf God take me away, and that I doe not otherwise alter in the mean time, that Henry Pearsall, of Hempstead, and Daniel Denton, of Rustdorp, shall be my executors. George Mills is to have all my cloathing except as above given.
   Witnesses, George Mills, Timothy Halstead, Henry Pearsall, Daniel Denton. Quietus granted, June 23, 1666.
   [NOTE.--An abstract of the above will is given in the preceding volume, but some fragments of the original will having been since found, it is here given nearly entire, as a curiosity.--W. S. P.]
   “Record book 2 page 306
   At a town meeting at Hempstead 1st day of May of November 1676, there was given to Nathaniel Pearsall and Daniel Pearsall and George Pearsall and Thomas Pearsall and Joseph Petters? land in the brush a little below Spraggs annd Champions line, or else beyond John Beatsis lot where they like best.”

Note:

   Chapter 30, Section 1
   Begin forwarded message:
   From: Audrey Bowne <acbowne1@yahoo.com>
   Date: April 2, 2008 10:54:08 AM PDT
   To: Shirley Becker <skncr@cox.net>
   Subject: Re: Bownes and Pearsalls 39 pages
   Descendants of Edmund Pearsall

Father: Thomas PEARSALL b: 1571 in London, England

Mother: Mary BRENT b: ABT 1584 in Gloucester, England

Marriage 1 Ann PANKHURST b: 1623 in Essex,england

Children

  1. Nathaniel PEARSALL b: 1649 in Hempstead, Nassau, LI, NY
  2. Daniel PEARSALL b: ABT 1638
  3. George PEARSALL b: ABT 1655 in Herricks, Hempstead, Long Island, NY
  4. Thomas PEARSALL

Sources:

  1. Type: Manuscript
     Title: The Pearsall Family
     Media: Microfilm 476-5312 filmed Aug 1981
     Author: Clarence Eugene Pearsall
     Repository: Sutro Library, San Francisco, California
     Page: page 2296 & 2298
  2. Type: Book
     Author: Clarence Pearsall
     Periodical: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America
     Publication: H. S. Crocker, San Francisco 1928
     Page: 1915 pages
     Page: Chapter 27 & 30, Section 1, Page 963 & 66
  3. Type: Book
     Author: Clarence Pearsall
     Periodical: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America
     Publication: H. S. Crocker, San Francisco 1928
     Page: 1915 pages
     Page: Chap 27, Sect 3, page 1023 

Birth: 1611 in London, Middlesex, England

Death: JUL 1667 in Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherlands

Residence: 1640 Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherlands 3

Occupation: Magistrate 4 Feb 1662

Religion: Presbyterian

Note:

   Chapter 30, Section 1
   Re: What's this about?
   Posted by: Debbie Griener
   Date: March 08, 1999 at 19:47:49
   In Reply to: What's this about? by Tim Pearsall
   of 526
   Hello Tim,
   I'm searching for the decendents of the Pearsall families that are in the Pearsall Family Ancestry Books written by Clarence Pearsall, in hopes to continue the books from where they left off. I am the decendent of Henry Pearsall, George Pearsall, Henry Pearsall,
   Hezekiah Pearsall, Uriah Pearsall, Peter Roebuck Pearsall, Phineas Carman Pearsall, Alfred Everson Pearsall, Ralph Cornish Pearsall, Ruth Pearsall Wycoff, Joan Wycoff. That is my line in the Pearsall Books. If you have any questions about Pearsalls, this is one of the many places to ask them.
   Good luck,
   Debbie
   Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707
   page 23.
   --HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."
   Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.
   Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.
   Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.
   Another reference to the above:
   "Change #8 Ann's husband (from Henry Pearsall) to Thomas Clements. Add as children of Richard: Nathan who was living with his widowed mother at the time of the 1698 census of Hempstead, and Mary, who married Thomas Cheesman. I agree with both Mr. Travo and Mr. Pine (as reported above.)"
   SOURCE: Valentine by Beatrice Valentine Di Duca Family Tree Maker; Genalogies of Long Island Families 1600- 1800; CD #173 (Broderbund).
   In the early Hempstead Town Records we find several reference to Henry:
   1658, November 27.-The Town Clerk transmits to the Governor the names of Richard Gildersleeve, William Schadden, Robert Forman and Henry Pearsall-all men of honest life- and desires him to appoint two of them magistrates. He adds, "It hath pleased God after a sickly and sad summer to give us a seasonable and comfortable autumn, wherewith we have been (through mercy) refreshed and gained strength of God, so that we necessarily have been employed in getting winter food for our cattle and thereby have prolonged our wonted time of choosing magistrates." Gildersleeve and Forman were appointed.-Dutch MSS., xii, 98.
   1659, February 3.-Some of the public debts and charge of the town for the year past, brought in by the persons undernamed.
   Henry Pearsall, for a bottle of drams to the Sagamore, by order, ....... 5.
   Goodman Pearsall, for the use of his team in carrying the corn to the town-house for the rent,........ 2.6
   1659, January 2.
   Henry Pearsall, three years ago, in making up his reckoning found half a crown charged, but he so far convinced Brudenell that he did wipe it out. A second time he charged so heavy that he bid him trust him no more: if he did he would never pay him.
   COLONIAL HEMPSTEAD
   The Remonstrance of 1649 speaks of "Heemstee" as superior to all the other English towns because of its richness in cattle. During these years there was no one great cattle owner, either. In 1683 John Jackson, the largest owner, had 30 cows, 20 hogs, 14 oxen, 10 horses, and 3 sheep. John Seaman had 16 cows, 12 hogs, 14 oxen, 7 horses, and 70 sheep. In 1657 the cattle turned onto the Neck showed from 1 to 30 to a person, no one having more.
   Bernice Shultz;pg.123
   HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS
   Vol. I Page 16
   The number of Cattell Turned to the neck Ano 1657 stylo novo 11 of June.
   hinery parsall hath twelfe hed..............................12
   http://users.rootsweb.com/~nynassa2/note3.htm viewed 1 Feb 2006
   Henry is mentioned in this will.
   WILL OF NICHOLAS TANNER
   Abstracts of Wills Vol II 1708-1728
   September 2, 1658. The last Will and Testament of NICHOLAS TANNER, of Rustdorp [Jamaica], made the day and date above written. Imprimis, my will is yf it please God to take me away, yf I doe not otherwise alter in ye meantime, that my son, John Tanner, living in Tolspidle, within Dorsetshire, England, shall have œ30 sterling out of my estate. And my will is that if my son cannot be procured to come over, or not heard of,
   the town where I live shall have the use of it for their general good. Provided they put in Securitie to send it to my sonn or as he shall come over to fetch it.
   2. My will is that Thomas Ireland shall have five pounds. And Richard Everard's children, and Roger Lynn his boy, and John Rodes his youngest boy shall have ten pounds amongst them.
   3. My will is that Bethia Mills shall have a cow and a calfe, and that she and her mother shall have ten pounds more betwixt them, to buy them clothes with.
   4. My will is that Henry Pearsall's children shall have 5 shillings a peice. My will is that John Eazor shall have my share of the tackling and cart that is betwixt us, and my share of the hollowes. Henry Pearsall shall have my cloak, and Daniel Denton my suit of cloathes. Zacharias Mills shall have a calf. My will is that a beast shall be sold to buy some linnen to bury me in, and also a sheete and other things that shall be needfull; And the white faced cow killed at my burial and given to the neighbours. My will is that yf God take me away, and that I doe not otherwise alter in the mean time, that Henry Pearsall, of Hempstead, and Daniel Denton, of Rustdorp, shall be my executors. George Mills is to have all my cloathing except as above given.
   Witnesses, George Mills, Timothy Halstead, Henry Pearsall, Daniel Denton. Quietus granted, June 23, 1666.
   [NOTE.--An abstract of the above will is given in the preceding volume, but some fragments of the original will having been since found, it is here given nearly entire, as a curiosity.--W. S. P.]
   “Record book 2 page 306
   At a town meeting at Hempstead 1st day of May of November 1676, there was given to Nathaniel Pearsall and Daniel Pearsall and George Pearsall and Thomas Pearsall and Joseph Petters? land in the brush a little below Spraggs annd Champions line, or else beyond John Beatsis lot where they like best.”

Note:

   Chapter 30, Section 1
   Begin forwarded message:
   From: Audrey Bowne <acbowne1@yahoo.com>
   Date: April 2, 2008 10:54:08 AM PDT
   To: Shirley Becker <skncr@cox.net>
   Subject: Re: Bownes and Pearsalls 39 pages
   Descendants of Edmund Pearsall

Father: Thomas PEARSALL b: 1571 in London, England

Mother: Mary BRENT b: ABT 1584 in Gloucester, England

Marriage 1 Ann PANKHURST b: 1623 in Essex,england


Children

  1. Nathaniel PEARSALL b: 1649 in Hempstead, Nassau, LI, NY
  2. Daniel PEARSALL b: ABT 1638
  3. George PEARSALL b: ABT 1655 in Herricks, Hempstead, Long Island, NY
  4. Thomas PEARSALL

Sources:

  1. Type: Manuscript
     Title: The Pearsall Family
     Media: Microfilm 476-5312 filmed Aug 1981
     Author: Clarence Eugene Pearsall
     Repository: Sutro Library, San Francisco, California
     Page: page 2296 & 2298
  2. Type: Book
     Author: Clarence Pearsall
     Periodical: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America
     Publication: H. S. Crocker, San Francisco 1928
     Page: 1915 pages
     Page: Chapter 27 & 30, Section 1, Page 963 & 66
  3. Type: Book
     Author: Clarence Pearsall
     Periodical: History and Genealogy of the Pearsall Family in England and America
     Publication: H. S. Crocker, San Francisco 1928
     Page: 1915 pages
     Page: Chap 27, Sect 3, page 1023 

In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of Henry Pearsall and Ann

Nathaniel Pearsall, born 1649

Daniel Pearsall

  • George Pearsall

Thomas Pearsall

Henry's will is among the records of the Surrogate's Office of the City of New

York. There is also a release to his estate from the children of Michael (Moyles)

Williams, which reads as follows:----This may certify to any whom these presents

doth concerne that wee John Williams, Joseph Williams and Timothy Halsted doth by

these presents for us our heyres Executors or Administrators. Acquit & discharge forever

our late father in law Henry Persall him, his heyers, Executors Administrators or

Assigns, from all dues or demands of Houses, or Lands of Inheritance or any other Lands

known by any other title soever, And all other Goods & Cattles whatsoever, that formerly

were our owne ffathers Michael Williams deceased. {Father-in-law is a person married to

a woman who had children by a former husban&c. to which children he is said to be a

Father-in-law.}

REF:Pearsalls by Clarence Pearsall Book2 pg.1051

In 1988 there is an article by Matthew Wood "THE FAMILY OF MOYLES WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE ORIGINAL PROPERIETORS OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND.

"The name "Moyles Williams" appears on a list of the oringinal proprietors of Hempstead dreived from the old "Mouse Eaten Book" of town records, which is now lost. The history of Moyles and his immediate family is exceedingly obscure, due to the fact he and his sons died in med-life. There is only one other record from Long Island which refers to Moyles. In 1667 the heirs of "Michael Williams" quit-claimed their interest in the estate of Henry Pearsall who had married their widowed mother Ann. Fortunately these notices can be enriched by reference back to New England. Moyles and Ann Williams of Hempstead are clearly identical to Michael and Ann (Pankhurst) Williamson of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island. This fact has not been brought out in previous work on the subject."


In 1942, "The Fabulous Pearsalls" by Herbert Seversmith and Arthur Wardwellan was published in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Vol. 18; 78-90; 153-171. In the article, the authors questioned the accuracy of the documentation for Thomas Pearsall, his existence on Long Island, of him being the father of Henry Pearsall of Hempstead, or of Henry having any brothers. Hopefully, further research by Pearsall descendants and other interested researchers will verify the accuracy of this lineage.

Thomas Pearsall and Mary Brent had the following children:

2 i. Thomas2 Pearsall was born in England 1609. Thomas died abt 1667 in Long Island, NY.

3 ii. Henry Pearsall was born abt 1611. Henry died abt 1664. He married Ann Pankhurst. Ann was born abt 1624. Ann died abt 1667. He was one of the founders of Hempstead, Long Island and was engaged in the family tobacco trade.

4 iii. Nicholas Pearsall was born abt 1613. He married Sarah ??.

5 iv. George Pearsall was born abt 1615. George died abt 1682. He married ?? ?? abt 1636.

+ 6 v. Samuel Pearsall was born abt 1620.

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell

Henry Pearsall, the immigrant, was among the early settlers of Hemp- stead. His son, Nathaniel, had there grown to manhood, and about 1674 there married Martha Seaman, as elsewhere stated, a daughter of Captain John Seaman.

HENRY PEARSALL'S WILL

Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707

page 23.

--HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. "This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body." Leaves to Joseph Williams "a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams," also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions "the four youngest of my children." "I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel."

Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March (???) 1668.

Page 24.--Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased.

Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased.

Henry Pearsall was one of the 50 original settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

Nassau County Historical Society Journal 18:3 (summer 1957) 1-16; (summer- fall 1969) reprinted 24-37. "The Fifty Original Proprietors of Hempstead" by George D. A. Combes.

Henry Pearsall m. Ann Pankhurst wife of Moyles Williams.

Children of H

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Henry Pearsall, of Hempstead's Timeline

1611
1611
London, Middlesex, England
1647
1647
Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
1649
1649
Hempstead, Long Island
1651
1651
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States
1654
1654
Hempstead, Long Island, Province of New York
1655
1655
Herricks, Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherland
1667
July 1667
Age 56
Hempstead, Long Island, Province of New York
1668
1668
Age 56
1668
Age 56