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Thomas Halsey, Sr.

Birthplace: Flamstead, Herfordshire, England
Death: Died in Southhampton, Long Island, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Halsey alias Chambers, of Holtsmere End and Ellen Halsey
Husband of Elizabeth Halsey and Ana Halsey
Father of Robert Halsey; Elizabeth Howell; Isaac Halsey; Daniel Halsey; John Halsey and 1 other
Brother of Richard Halsey; Robert Halsey; Joan Seagrave; Edward Halsey and Ann Wheeler

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About Thomas Halsey, Sr.

ROBERT HALSEY alias CHAMBERS born ca 1552, married ELLEN ALLEY alias COOKE, July 28, 1577, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England (daughter of JOHN ALLEY alias COOKE and ISABEL {---}). ELLEN born ca 1559. ROBERT buried April 18, 1610, made his will April 3, 1610, lived in Holtsmere End, Flamstead, Hertfordshire.


vii. THOMAS, SR. baptized March 10, 1592/3, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England, married (1) ELIZABETH WHEELER, ca 1625, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England (daughter of JOHN WHEELER, JR. and ELIZABETH {---}) ELIZABETH born ca 1599, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, died ca 1649, Southampton, Long Island, New York. THOMAS, SR. and ELIZABETH immigrated to Lynn, MA, ca 1638. THOMAS, SR. married (2) MRS. ANN JOHNS, July 25, 1660, Southampton, L.I., NY. died August 27, 1678, Southampton, Long Island, New York.

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)

Robert's son Thomas Halsey immigrated to America in 1638.

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Thomas Halsey, Sr.'s Timeline

January 2, 1592
Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
January 2, 1592
March 10, 1593
Flamstead, Herfordshire, England
March 10, 1593
Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
November 26, 1626
Age 33
Kempston, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
October 24, 1630
Age 37
Kempston, Bedfordshire, , England
November 18, 1632
Age 39
Kempston, Bedfordshire, , England
Age 38
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England
April 22, 1638
Age 45
Kempston, Bedfordshire, England