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Jonathan Hallett (Hallet)

Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew "Gentleman" Hallett, of Yarmouth and Andrew Hallett's 1st wife
Husband of Abigail Hallett
Father of David Hallett; Ebenezer Hallett; Mehitable Hallett; Elizabeth Crowell; David Hallett and 6 others
Brother of Ruhamah Hersey; Abigail Alden; Dorcas Hallett and John Hallett
Half brother of Mehitable Dexter

Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Jonathan Hallett

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Davis, William Proud. "The Hallet Family of Yarmouth." Library of Cape Code Hist. and Gen., C. W. Swift, The "Register" Press, 1913, page 1, Film 1004003. Davis, William Proud, 1816-1899.

Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families. Copy Reproduction: Higginson Book Company,148 Washington Street, PO Box 778, Salem, MA 01970, page 506-509 (paragraphs 10-IV). Birth date, marriage, death, and life (two day error on death date).


Davis, William Proud. "The Hallet Family of Yarmouth." Library of Cape Code Hist. and Gen., C. W. Swift, The "Register" Press, 1913, page 1, Film 1004003. Jonathan, b. Nov. 20, 1647 (to Andrew Hallet and Anne Berse).

Records of the Colony of New Plymouth 1633-1680. Press of William White, Boston: 1857, page 3.

Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachussets Births & Christenings. Computer Printout, page 264, 1002753, item 1. Hallot, Jonathan brn 20 Nov 1647, son of Andrew Hallot.


Davis, William Proud. "The Hallet Family of Yarmouth." Library of Cape Code Hist. and Gen., C. W. Swift, The "Register" Press, 1913, page 506-509 (10-IV), Film 1004003. [Davis, William Proud, 1816-1899.] He (Jonathan) died Jan 12, 1716-17.

Yarmouth Town Hall, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, Town Records, No. 3 Book, Births . . . Deaths, page 47, Film 945511. Photo of original record, Jonathan Hallet dyed on the 12th of January in the year 1717.

Yarmouth Town Hall, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Town Records. page 47, 1716, Film 945511.

Jonathan Hallet dyed on the 12th of January in the year 1717 (original record).


Bowman, George Earnest. "Gravestone Records in the Ancient Cemetery and the Woodside Cemetery, Yarmouth, Massachusetts . . .", Boston, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1906 (47 pp).

McAnirlin, William. Photograph of Cemetery Gravestone, forward from Patricia Owens, jpg format. Sent by Patricia Owens, beautiful stone: . . . Jonathan Halet . . . aged 69 Years . . . died January 12th 1717.

Of the early life of Jonathan Hallett little is known. He was not taxed in Yarmouth in 1676, and does not appear to have been a resident. Jan. 30, 1683-4, he married Abigail Dexter, daughter of Ensign Thomas Dexter of Lynn. In 1684 he was constable of Sandwich, and an inhabitant of that town. He was thirty-six when married, and his wife twenty-one years of age. After the death of his father he removed to Yarmouth, and resided in the west room of his father's house till 1695, the year after the death of his mother, when he built his new house, afterwards known as the Jeremiah Hallett house. As all the houses built about that time were of the same description, some account thereof may not be uninteresting. The lumber for its construction came from Scituate, the Bangor of those times. It was two stories high, and at first contained only two rooms, exclusive of the attic. It stood where Mr. Joseph Hale's house now stands, fronted due south, and was about twenty-four feet in front, by eighteen in the rear. The timber was large and the boarding an inch and a quarter in thickness. The chimney was built within not outside of the frame. On entering the front door you stepped over the sill, the entry floor being a foot lower than the threshold. In the intry a circular stairway led to the chamber and attic. Passing into the great room or parlor you had to step over a cross timber. That room was seventeen feet sqauare, and no part of it was ever plastered or finished. The chimney projected into the room, with no finishing boards put up arond it. The fireplace was seven feet wide, four feet deep, and five and a half high, with an oven at the south end. The hearth was laid with flat stones, picked up in the fields. The sills, which were large sticks of timber, projected into the room and formed low seats on three sides. The windows were of small diamond shaped glass set in lead. No planed boards, no plastering, paper or paint, was used in that house from the day it was built in 1695, till it was taken down in 1819. Outwardly the house appeared very comfortable. The upper story, on the east, profictged over the lower. This projection was adorned with soem rude ornamental work, in the form of acorns, hanging beneath. Subsequently two additions were made. A one story leanto on the rear for a kitchen and pantry, and a leanto or"saltbox" on the west side. the inside of these additions were ruder, if possible, than the original structure. The back stairs were made of a pine log, with scores cut therein. There was no rialing, and to go up or down them in the dark, was a feat that few would vent\ure to attempt.

The furniture of the house was as mean as the interior finish. His father's house was elegnatly funished in comparison. Jonathan Hallett after the decease of his father, was the most wealthy man in Yarmouth.

In 1710 he continued to rank as the most wealthy man in Yarmouth, and his brother John next. He was an extensive landholder in Yarmouth and in Barnstable. March 28, 1698-99, he bought of Samuel Bradford, of Duxbury, for twenty pounds in current money, a thousand acres right of land in Windham, Hartford County, Connecticut. "being the fifth lot at the crotch of the river," and also a houselot of twelve aces abutting on the river, with rights of commonage. It is probable he sold the Windham farm, for none of his family removed to that town.

His will is dated Dec. 5, 1716,and was proved Feb. 14, 1716-17. He names his five sons, Ebenezer, Thomas, Timothy, David and Jonathan, and his daughters Mebitabel Sturgis, Elizateth Crowell, and Abigail Hallett. His real estate was apprised at L2000. and his personal estate for a large sum. He died Jan. 12, 1716-17 , aged 69 years, and his wife died Sept. 2, 1715, aged 52 years. Both are buried in the old burying-ground in Yarmouth, where monuments are erected to their memories.

From Google Books: Jonathan Hallett, son of Andrew (2) Hallett, was born November 20, 1647, and was taxed in Yarmouth in 1676. In 1684 ne was constable of Sandwich. After the death of his father he moved to Yarmouth and lived in the west end of his father's house until 1695, the year after his mother died. That year he built a new house, afterwards known as the Jeremiah Hallett house. It stood where the Joseph Hale house now stands. He was the wealthiest man in the town. He was an extensive landowner also in Yarmouth and Barnstable, and in 1699 purchased a thousand acre right in Windham, Connecticut. His will was dated December 5, 1715, and proved February 15. 1716-17. He bequeathed to his five sons, Ebenezer, Thomas, David, Jonathan, Timothy, and daughters, Mehitable Sturgis, Elizabeth Crowell, Abigail Freeman. He died January 12, 1716-17, and his wife died September 2, 1715, aged fifty-two years. Their gravestones are standing in the Yarmouth burying ground. He married, January 30, 1683-84, Abigail Dexter, daughter of Ensign Thomas Dexter, of Sandwich, and granddaughter of Thomas Dexter, of Lynn. Children, born at Sandwich and Yarmouth: Mehitable, married Edward Sturgis; Ebenezer, mentioned below; Thomas, born 1691; Jonathan, born 1694; David; Abigail, married Hatsuld Freeman; Elizabeth, married Paul Crowell; Timothy, of Yarmouth.

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November 20, 1647
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Age 22
Yarmouth, Massachusettes
Age 36
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
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Yarmouth, Barnstable County, MA, USA
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Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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