John Halstead
(Abt 1532-Abt 1628)
Mary Sellers
(Abt 1531-Abt 1636)
Abraham Chamberlain
Lawrence Halstead
Hester Chamberlain
Abraham Halstead


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1. Susan Whitley

Abraham Halstead

  • Born: 5 Sep 1570, Northrowan, Halifax Parish, West Ridings, Yorkshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Susan Whitley
  • Died: 8 Nov 1612, Northrowan, Halifax Parish, West Ridings, Yorkshire, England at age 42 1

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Birth and place of birth and death taken from Halsted Family Record 1 570-1966 Taken from "My Kin" by Romayne Lockwood Halsted, copied by Gladys Hamlett Keanneally for Blanch Baldridge Mary Knight Chapter Strawberry Point , Iowa, 52076. copied Apr 1993 by MJP in Des Moines Iowa State Library. HALSTEAD, W.L., THE STORY OF THE HALSTEADS OF THE U.S. (FHL #929.273 H1659h) I have a copy HALSTEAD, G.A., 350 YEARS OF HALSTEADS IN AMERICA (FHL #929.273/A1 NO .3485) THE FATHER OF JONAS HALSTED, THE FIRST OF MY LINE IN AMERICA. After the death of Abraham, Susan married a John Lume of Northrowran. she had 3 children by him. CD5-0016 From "Colonial Families of Long Island, NY, and Connecticut", by Herbert Furman Seversmith, 1939: Abraham Halstead "was born about 1570, perhaps in Lancashire. The baptismal record has not been found. He was a resident of Northowram in Halifax parish, Yorkshire, where he was a clother. His life was destined to be short, as he had died before 10 June, 1613. His will, dated 5 September, 1612, was proved 10 June, 1613, and is filed in the York "Registry", vol. 32, f. 402; in it he calls himself of Northowram. Abraham Halstead married in the parish church at Halifax, 5 September 1596 to Susan Whitley, who survived him.... The foregoing is taken from the original parish register entries of Halifax, as searched for on behalf of Mr. Wardwell and the writer. Reference is already made to the wil of Abraham Halstead. An abstract follows: Abraham Halsteade of Northowram in the county of York, (will of) dated 5 September, 1612, proved 10 June, 1613, by the executors. Clothier. To be buried in the church or churchyard at Halifax. To Susan Halsteade my wife my best bed with all the furniture and her chist (sic) with things therein and all such pewther and other lynninges as I now have that weare her own goods before she and I married and the sume of three score pounds. The rest of all my goods chattels credits and debts I give to my children Abraham, Joseph, Jerimie and Jonas my sonnes and Grace and Susan my daughters equally. I commit the education and tuition and government of Abraham Halsteade my son and his porcin to John Whitely of Burnfield in Bollinge of Joseph Halsteade my second sonne to John Boyes of Halifax of Jeremie Halsteade my third sonne to Joseph Wood of Northowram of Jonas my fourth and youngest sonne to Susan my wife of Grace Halsteade my elder daughter to Michael Whitley of Ovenden and of Susan my youngest daughter to Joseph Whitley of Ovenden. executors John Whiteley of Bowling and Joseph Wood of Northowram. Overseers John Whiteley the elder and Richard Wood Witnesses John Gledhill, John Kyghley. The foregoing will is also indexed in the Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series, vol. XXVIII, p. 56. At this writing an examination is being made of the burial registers of Halifax parish to determine the death dates (approximately) of members of this family. An absence of any burial entry for a Jonas Halstead would appear to confirm the connection that is proposed here, and which we believe to be correct [that this is the same Jonas who came to America]." World Tree Project: Tobin - Linda Brown March 3, 2003 Jo Bruno Gedlink.


Abraham married Susan Whitley, daughter of John Whitley and Agnes Hartley. (Susan Whitley was born in Overden, Halifax, York, England, christened in Halifax, Yorkshire, England and died 1612 or 1623 in Hempstead, Long Island, , NY or Northrowran, England.)




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