Rachael Willis1

F, b. before 8 January 1674, d. 28 October 1739
FatherHenry Willis II b. b 14 Sep 1628, d. 11 Sep 1714
MotherMary Peace b. 12 Aug 1632, d. 23 Jun 1714
     Rachael was born before the 8th day of the 11th month 1673 at a Quaker Settlement, London, County Middlesex, England. The 8th day of the 11th month 1673, Rachael was christened in a Quaker Settlement, London, County Middlesex, England.2 An unknown person married, son of Captain John Seaman and Martha Moore, on 9 October 1695 in the home of Rachael's parents, Henry & Mary Willis, Westbury, Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. The 9th day of the 8th month 1695.3 She and Nathaniel were blessed with 9 children. 31 August 1698, Nathaniel and Rachael and her husband, [ROF:Hempstead Town] were listed on the Hempstead Town Census. Enumerated in this household were Martha Seaman [mother], Nathaniel Seaman, Rachael, Rachael Jr., Martha Carman, [probably daughter of Nathaniel's sister, Hannah]. Rachael departed this life the 28th day of the 8th month 1739 in Westbury, Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York.4

Family

Nathaniel Seaman b. c 1670, d. 9 Oct 1759
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] Mary Thomas Seaman, The Seaman Family of America, page 31.
  2. [S1047] George I. Willis, The English Origins of Henry Willis of Westbury, Long Island, pages 70-71 - ...However, the Society of Friends London and Middlesex Quarterly Meeting Minutes (1650-1700) contain the following record: "1673 XI 8 Rachel Willis, parents Henery and Mary of Black Lane, Stepney - carpenter, Ratcliff & Barking Monthly Meeting" This clearly establishes the family as residing in the Quaker center of Spitalfields, less than a mile from the Tower of London.
  3. [S1045] L.I. Benjamin D. Hicks of Old Westbury, Willis Family of Long Island, page 174.
  4. [S1045] L.I. Benjamin D. Hicks of Old Westbury, Willis Family of Long Island, page 173.