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BIOGRAPHIES

submitted by Douglas C. Huggett

THOMAS HALSEY, JR.

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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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