Elizabeth (Fones) Hallett

Elizabeth (Fones) Hallett

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Elizabeth Hallett formerly Fones aka Winthrop Feake
Born in Groton, Suffolk, Englandmap
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married about in Church-at-the-Fort, New Amsterdammap
Died about in Newtown, Queens, N.York, USAmap
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Biography

Elizabeth Winthrop Fones was born on 21 Jan 1609 in Groton, Suffolk, England at the home of her mother’s parents.

She married her cousin Henry Winthrop (son of John Winthrop) with whom she had one child. In 1631, she sailed on the second voyage of the Lyon to Plymouth/Salem Massachusetts

After her husband’s death, she married Robert Feake and had five children with him. They settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. Watertown was one of the earliest of the Massachusetts Bay settlements. It was begun early in 1630 by a group of settlers led by Sir Richard Saltonstall and the Rev. George Phillips and officially incorporated that same year.

• ESTATE: Granted eighty acres in the Great Dividend in Watertown, 25 July 1636 [WaBOP 4]; • granted twenty-four acres in the Beaverbrook Plowlands, 28 February 1636/7 [WaBOP 7]; • granted forty acres in the Remote Meadows, 26 June 1637 [WaBOP 8]; granted nine acres at the Town Plot, 9 April 1638 [WaBOP 11].

In 1640, Robert Feake and Daniel Patrick purchased the site of Greenwich from the Indians, which fell for a time under Dutch authority. The act of submission was signed by Daniel Patrick and Elizabeth Feake, acting in the absence and illness of her husband.

By August 1649, Elizabeth ("Bess") had divorced Robert and married William Hallett . Her brother-in-law and Governor of Connecticut, John Winthrop Jr., interceded with Peter Stuyvesant, asking that he honor the agreement made between William Hallet with Mr. Feakes. Feakes had consented to it before going for England "knowing him [Hallet] to be industrious and careful". Winthrop also asked that Hallett be allowed back into Greenwich to improve the land there. [WP 5:338-39].

Stuyvesant agreed. Elizabeth wrote to her cousin John Winthrop, Jr., on 10 January 1652/3 that: "Our habitation is by the whirlpool which the Dutchmen call the Hellgate where we have purchased a very good farm through the governor's means ... we live very comfortably according to our rank. In the spring the Indian killed four Dutchmen near to our house which made us think to have removed ... yet now the Indian are quiet and we think not yet to remove." [WP 6:239]

Helle-gat or Hell gate was a narrow straight on the Sound about 6 miles north of New York. It was dangerous to shipping because of numerous rocks, shelves and whirlpools.

Both of Bess and William’s sons were our direct ancestors. Elizabeth died about 1672 in Newtown, Queens, NY. The story of Elizabeth Fones was told in 1958 in a powerful historical novel called The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton.

Profile of Elizabeth Winthrop Fones

• unconventional, friendly, unpredictable and innovative. • Original and innovative. Opinionated. • responsible, serious and reliable. Great strength and persistence.


Incidents in Anya Seton’s book portray how the Puritans tried to live their religion. In the process, they showed intolerance to non-believers and non-conformists like the Quakers. She suggests that the Puritans believed in a literal interpretation of the Bible and the Quakers believed in grace/inspiration i.e. personal revelations of the Spirit of God. The Puritans believed in simplicity and working hard. The Quakers believed in living simply and in doing the work of emancipation.

Seton points out the culture clash with the Indians who thought they were selling land use and had no idea that settlers were buying title do that the land that would be theirs forever.


Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feake Hallett (21 January 1610 – c. 1673) was an early settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony where her father-in-law (and uncle) John Winthrop served as Governor. Her subsequent behaviour would scandalize the Puritan colony.[1]

A novel of her life, The Winthrop Woman, was written by Anya Seton.

Early life

Elizabeth Fones was born at Groton Manor, Suffolk, England on 21 January 1610 to Thomas Fones, a London apothecary, and his wife, Anne Winthrop, sister of John Winthrop, a staunch puritan and the eventual Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.[2][3][4]

As a young girl, Elizabeth worked at her father's shop in London. To the dismay of her family, she entered a whirlwind courtship with her first cousin Henry Winthrop, a son of Governor John Winthrop; they were married on 25 April 1629, at the Church of St. Sepulchre at New Gate, London. A year later, her husband sailed alone for the Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ship Talbot, leaving his young bride behind in England on account of her pregnancy. The baby, a daughter named Martha Johanna Winthrop, was born on 9 May 1630 at Groton Manor. Shortly after his arrival in Massachusetts, Henry was killed in a drowning accident on 2 July 1630 when he went swimming in the North River after visiting an Indian village near Salem.[1]

Birth

21 JAN 1609/10 Groton Manor, Suffolk, England[1]
21 JAN 1609/10 Groton, England[2]
21 JAN 1610 Groton, Suffolk, England[3][4]

Death

BET 1668 AND 1673 Newtown/LongIsl, Queens, NY[5]
1668
BEF 1669[6]
1669 New York[7][8]

Marriage

2 DEC 1631 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts to Robert Feake[9][10]
ABT 1632 Massachusetts[11]

Sources

  • Williams, Alicia Crane, Lead Genealogist. Early Families of New England (AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013) Elizabeth (Fones)(Winthrop)(Feake) Hallett
  • S1051: The Thomas Book Title: Lawrence Buckley Thomas, The Thomas Book: Giving the Genealogies of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, K.G., the Thomas Family Descended from him , and some Allied Families (New York City: Henry T. Thomas Company, 1896)
  • S199: Ancestry.com Title: Dominique Z. Delphine, CABLE-BUCHER-HAWBAKER-ULERY-KESTER-PRIEST - STAFFORD - SCANLAND-PRICE - HAPNER.
  • S978: The Genealogy of Walter Gilbert Title: The Genealogy of Walter Gilbert, Ancestors: The Ninth Generation Back, John Bowne, Hannah Feake (http://wwww.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/590.htm) Walter Gilbert, accessed 28 Aug 2007 Note: Sources used within this 1. Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930, vol. III, pp. 39-43; "New York Monthly Meeting" 2. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 55, Jan. 1901, pp. 300-1, in an article titled "New York Settlers from New England" 3. Bunker, Mary Powell; Long Island Genealogies, Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers. Albany, NY, 1895. (as found on CD-ROM: Tracking Down Our Family Heritage) 4. Ancestry of Timothy Titus Robbins, assembled by Gayle Ellingsworth on Ancestry.com
  • S979: The Genealogy of Walter Gilbert Title: The Genealogy of Walter Gilbert, Ancestors: The Tenth Generation Back, Robert Feake, Elizabeth Fones (http://wwww.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/590.htm) Walter Gilbert, accessed 28 Aug 2007 Page: 3: Children of Thomas Fones and Anne Winthrop are: i. Dorothy Fones, b. October 24, 1608, Groton Suffolk, England. ii. John Fones, b. 1610, Groton Suffolk, England. iii. Elizabeth Fones, b. January 21, 1610, Groton Suffolk, England; d. 1669, New York. iv. Martha Fones, b. 1611, Groton Suffolk, England v. Ann Fones, b. 1612, Groton Suffolk, England. vi. Samuel Fones, b. 1616.
  • Wikipedia Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feake Hallett: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Fones

Footnotes

  1. #S199
  2. #S979
  3. #S984 Page: 3: Children of Thomas Fones and Anne Winthrop are: i. Dorothy Fones, b. October 24, 1608, Groton Suffolk, England. ii. John Fones, b. 1610, Groton Suffolk, England. iii. Elizabeth Fones, b. January 21, 1610, Groton Suffolk, England; d. 1669, New York. iv. Martha Fones, b. 1611, Groton Suffolk, England v. Ann Fones, b. 1612, Groton Suffolk, England. vi. Samuel Fones, b. 1616.
  4. #S984 Page: 4: 10. Elizabeth Fones was born January 21, 1610 in Groton Suffolk England, and died 1669 in New York. She married (1) William Hallett, Sr. She married (2) Henry Winthrop April 25, 1629 in St. Sepulchre New London, London, England. She married (3) Robert Feake December 02, 1631 in Watertown Middlesex Massachusetts.
  5. #S199
  6. #S979
  7. #S984 Page: 3: Children of Thomas Fones and Anne Winthrop are: i. Dorothy Fones, b. October 24, 1608, Groton Suffolk, England. ii. John Fones, b. 1610, Groton Suffolk, England. iii. Elizabeth Fones, b. January 21, 1610, Groton Suffolk, England; d. 1669, New York. iv. Martha Fones, b. 1611, Groton Suffolk, England v. Ann Fones, b. 1612, Groton Suffolk, England. vi. Samuel Fones, b. 1616.
  8. #S984 Page: 4: 10. Elizabeth Fones was born January 21, 1610 in Groton Suffolk England, and died 1669 in New York. She married (1) William Hallett, Sr. She married (2) Henry Winthrop April 25, 1629 in St. Sepulchre New London, London, England. She married (3) Robert Feake December 02, 1631 in Watertown Middlesex Massachusetts.
  9. #S199
  10. #S984 Page: 4: 10. Elizabeth Fones was born January 21, 1610 in Groton Suffolk England, and died 1669 in New York. She married (1) William Hallett, Sr. She married (2) Henry Winthrop April 25, 1629 in St. Sepulchre New London, London, England. She married (3) Robert Feake December 02, 1631 in Watertown Middlesex Massachusetts.
  11. #S979

Profile History

  • WikiTree profile Fones-42 created through the import of Lupton file.ged on Jul 7, 2011 by Kim Ostermyer. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kim and others.







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