submitted by Douglas C. Huggett
COLONIAL FAMILIES OF LONG ISLAND,
NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT
by Herbert F. Seversmith
The first record of Thomas Jr. is in 1644 when he is
included on a whaling list of Southampton on Long Island.
He contributed 2 shillings, 6 pence in February 1656
towards recompensing Mr. Goldsmith for the loss the
latter had suffered by fire In 1657 he was called one of
the eastern men, which would seem to indicate that he was
living at Mecox. However maps of Southampton prepared by
George Rogers Howell indicate that Thomas Halsey Jr.
lived in Southampton Village on the main street and on
the west side, near the town pond and between the homes
of Thurston and Jonathan Raynor. The property so
tentatively described was south of then homestead of his
father and on the other side of Horsemill lane.
Thomas was assessed in January 1665 to pay his share of
the purchase of Quaquantuck, was on the list of the town
in 1666 and was chosen grand juryman, 1 April 1685. He
was listed in the estimate of 1683 on a valuation of 411
pounds, 16 shillings and 8 pence.
His will dated 3 August 1688 was proved , 16 January
1689. Thomas Junior had died, therefore near the end of
the year 1688. He was buried allegedly in the Hay Ground
graveyard at Bridgehampton, New York.
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