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Thomas Halsey, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Flamstead, Herfordshire, England
Death: Died in Southampton, Suffolk, New York, USA
Place of Burial: Living at Naples, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Halsey; Dorothy Halsey and Dorothy Halsey
Husband of Ana Halsey; Elizabeth Halsey; Phoebe Halsey and Elizabeth Phoebe Halsey
Father of Daniel Halsey; Thomas Halsey, Jr; Robert Halsey; Elizabeth Howell; Isaac Halsey and 3 others
Brother of William Halsey; Avis Halsey; Edward HALSEY; Mary Crosby; Avis Alice Carter and 12 others
Half brother of Richard Halsey; Robert Halsey; Joan Halsey; Edward Halsey; William Halsey and 3 others

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About Thomas Halsey, Sr.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7863184

By a process of elimination, our Thomas is likely the one who was baptized on March 10, 1593/94 at Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England. That gives him a birth date of shortly before March 10, 1593/94. He was the son of Robert Halsey alias Chambers and Ellen Alley alias Cooke. Thomas married first Elizabeth Wheeler circa 1625 at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England. He married second Mrs. Ann Johnes, the widow of Edward Johnes, on July 25, 1660 in Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

Thomas along his wife, Elizabeth, and their children immigrated to the British colonies in the latter part of 1638, arriving in Lynn, MA to settle on 100 acres of land that had been distributed to him in April of 1638. Thomas Halsey and his family were part of the great Puritan influx to the New World in the 1630s. On March 10, 1639 Thomas signed a compact along with other settlers at Lynn, MA for eight square miles on Long Island. The settlers arrived on Long Island at Conscience Point in June of 1640 and went on to establish the town of Southampton a few miles south of there.

Thomas made his will in June 28, 1677 at Southampton, Suffolk County, New York and departed this life on Saturday, August 27, 1678 at Southampton. His will was probated on July 8, 1679. His likely burial place is Old Southampton Cemetery located in the town of Southampton on Long Island, New York.

Bio by David D. Burns, 9th great grandson


Cussan, in his history of England, mentions a Thomas Halsey who was baptized Jan. 2, 1592, who was a mercer in London; living in Naples in 1621, and afterwards, it is believed, an emigrant to America. This family, like many others of Southampton, was of high social position in the mother country. One of its representatives in England is now in Parliament. Thomas was the Southampton settler. His first wife was murdered by the Indians; either some from New England who wished to excite a war in the Southampton settlement, or by some in Long Island at their instigation. He married for his second wife Ann, the wid. of Edward Johnes. (History of Southampton)


1640 Thomas is one of the founders of South Hampton, Long Island, 1st English town in NY. Thomas and Phoebe immigrate to Lynn, MA Ca. 1638.

He married (2) Ann Johns (widow)

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Thomas Halsey, Sr.'s Timeline

1592
January 2, 1592
Flamstead, Herfordshire, England
January 2, 1592
Hertfordshire,England
January 2, 1592
Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1593
March 10, 1593
Age 1
1626
November 26, 1626
Age 34
Kempston, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1630
April 22, 1630
Age 38
England, United Kingdom
October 24, 1630
Age 38
Kempston, Bedfordshire, , England
1632
November 18, 1632
Age 40
Kempston, Bedfordshire, , England
1632
Age 39
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England