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Joanna Lester / Hempstead (Unknown)

Birthplace: Steeple, Essex, England
Death: Died in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: New London, New London, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Isaac Willey, Sr. and Joanna Willey
Wife of Andrew Lester and Robert Hempstead
Mother of Daniel Lester; Mary Douglas; Joshua Hempstead and Hannah Waller
Sister of Isaac Willey; Hannah Spencer; Sarah Terrill; John Willey, Sr.; Mary Tubbs (Willey) and 1 other

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Joanna Lester / Hempstead

2 I. Joanna, (2) birth not recorded. Ms. Calkins says she was 2nd w. of Robert Hempstead, who d. New London in June, 1655, after which she became 2nd w. of Andrew Lester, but Savage doubts the existence of Such a dau. in the household of Willey, or such a w. in either Hempstead or Lester.


"We know that Robert Hempstead was married to a woman named Joane. We do not know her surname, but it is doubtful she was a Willey (Willie). Donald Lines Jacobus is extremely skeptical of a Hempstead/Willey connection, and blames F. M. Caulkins for creating such a long-standing genealogical error. In THE DIARY OF JOSHUA HEMPSTEAD, Patricia Schaeffer correctly lists Robert's wife as simply "Joane." "

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Joanna Lester / Hempstead's Timeline

Steeple, Essex, England
March 26, 1647
Age 9
New London, New London, CT, USA
June 16, 1649
Age 11
New London, New London County, Connecticut
April 11, 1652
Age 14
New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
June 7, 1669
Age 31
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States
Age 31
January 15, 1924
Age 31
January 15, 1924
Age 31