Edmond Titus
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Edmond Titus (abt. 1630 - 1715)

Edmond Titus
Born about in St. Katherine's parish, Stansted Abbotts, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Feb 1657 in Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, Province of New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 85 in Hempstead, Queens, Long Island, Province of New Yorkmap
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Edmond Titus immigrated to New England as a child during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640).

Birth and Migration

Edmond Titus was born about 1630 since he was 5 years of age of April 3, 1635 when he migrated with his parents and his older brother John, on the Hopewell on April 3, 1635. They were enrolled in London, England destined for New England.[1]

Move to Long Island

Puritan Great Migration
Edmond Titus immigrated to New England between 1621 and 1640 and later departed for Hempstead, Long Island.

He moved fom his family home about 1650 when he came to Hempstead on Long Island.[2]Edmond was an early settler (before 1664) of Hempstead, southwestern Nassau County, on Dutch-ruled western Long Island, as the town was founded by English colonists after purchase from natives in 1643, and then under a patent from New Netherland.


Edmond was a Quaker. From records of the Quarterly Meeting: "Edmond Titus, one that Received ye truth many years since and lived and dyed in it..."


Edmund Titus married Martha Washburne, daughter of William & Jane Washburne.[3][2] A short time after he came to Hempstead he moved to old Westbury.[2]


18 APR ("2 Mo 7, 1715" in Quaker old-style date terms) Westbury, Nassau, Province of New York[4]

His final words were these: "Edmund Titus, one that Received ye truth many years since and lived and dyed in it. In his later days his Eyes grew dim that he could not see and thick of hearing, all which he bore very patiently. In the time of his last sickness his daughter Phebe field standing by him, he said, my Life is in Christ my God, with many more comfortable words. His last words were these: - I have put away all filthiness & superfluity & Hautiness. I have Received with meekness ye engrafted word that is Able to save the soul & soon departed this life in a quiet frame of Spirit senseable to the last ye 7d. 2d. mo., 1715 aged near eighty five years."[2]

Death of Wife

"His wife lived twelve years longer after her husband. She died the 17th of 2d mo., 1727 in ye ninetieth year of her age. She was bedridden for several years before her death. She lost many of her natural faculties; yet she kept a sense of the Divine goodness, exhorted her children and neighbors to "wait upon God, that they might there by be maid senseable of the workings of Truth in their hearts which was the way through obedience thereunto to find peace with God."[3]



  1. Samuel born 6th mo, 1658
  2. Phebe b. 1st mo, 1660; m. (1st) Samuel Scudder, (2nd) Robert Field.
  3. Martha b. 1st mo, 1663; m. Benjamin Seaman.
  4. Mary b. 5th mo 1665; m. William Willis.
  5. Hannah b. 9th mo, 1667; m. Benjamin Smith.
  6. Jane b. 2nd mo, 1670; m. James Denton.
  7. John b. 29th of 2nd mo., 1672.
  8. Peter b. 6th mo., 1674.
  9. Silas b. 3rd of 8th mo., 1676.
  10. Patience b. 4th of 12th mo., 1678, m. Nicholas Haight.
  11. Temperance b. 1st of 3rd mo., 1681; d. 15th of 11th mo., 1704.

Research Notes


  1. Great Migration 1634-1635, T-Y. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011. p. 63-67. Sketch of Robert Titus. subscrier$
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Anson Titus, Jr. "The Titus Family in America" p. 3, 4.[https://archive.org/details/titusfamilyiname00titurich/page/3/mode/1up?view=theater see at archive.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogies of Long Island Families From the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Volume 2, pp 346-347.
  4. Hinshaw, p. 451, transcription of Westbury Monthly Meeting records..

See also:

  • NJGS. "Titus: Titus, Edmund" njgsbc.org. Accessed 13 Nov 2016. http://njgsbc.org/indexes/bergen-county-families/
  • Source Citation: Place: America; Year: 1635; Page Number: 17.
  • Source Information: Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010
  • Source Hinshaw, William W, Thomas W. Marshall, and John Cox. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Vol. 3. Ann Arbor, Mich: Edwards Bros, 1940. Print.
  • Hazard Index Search Titus 1600-1699, lists the Quaker births of Edmund and Martha Titus' children in New York Monthly (pre): Samuel 6m 1658, Phebe 8mo 1660, Marthew 1 mo 1663, Mary 5mo 1665, Hannah 9mo 1667, Joaine 2 mo 1670, John 2mo 29 1672, Peter 6mo 1674, Silus 8mo 3 1676, Patience 12mo 4 1678, Temprence 3mo 1 1681


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