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family of Long Island
Long Island Woolleys from
Suffolk & Nassau Counties
This file had been submitted by George Woolley.
Please give him the appropriate credit when using his research.
The following notes were submitted by George in reference to
am descended from emigrant Robert Woolley (born 8-2-1615 St. Albans
Abby, Hertfordshifre, England). He is son of Robert Woolley & Tecla
Pemberton. He is first found
in Fairfield, Connecticut 1639.
relocated from Fairfield to Setauket, Long Island in 1655, and shortly
thereafter relocated to Southampton, Long Island where he married Anne
Woodruff (his second wife) in 1661.
had two sons John & Joseph from earlier marriage who also
settled in Southampton and Southold, Long Island. He had 5 daughters
and a son, Robert, Jr., from his second marriage. About 1680 he
relocated to E-town (now Elizabeth) New Jersey and became an E-town
Associate and drew a 100 acre Westfield
lot #69 in 1699.
Robert Woolley's son, John, married and had a son John who had
a son John who had a son John married to Hannah Allen July 6, 1729 in
St. George's Church in Hempstead, Long Island. Their son Benjamin
married Susan Stocker whose son Stocker Woolley married Eliza Cheeseman
after Stocker's first wife Phebe Tredwell died 8-9-1820 on their Great
Neck Woolley Homestead farm on Lakeville Road across from Lake Success.
Robert Woolley's mother, Tecla Pemberton, was daughter of
Roger Pemberton who was brother to Alice Pemberton who married James
Williams (Alice & James Williams are the parents of Rev. Roger
Williams who founded Providence, Rhode Island). Emigrant Robert Woolley
inherited his father's estate in 1627, as well from the 1634 will
of Alice Pemberton Williams before he emigrated to America. He is one
of the earliest settlers of Fairfield Connecticut; Southampton, Long
Island; and a founder of Westfield, New Jersey. I believe his son
Robert accompanied him to New Jersey along with his second wife,
Anne Woodruff, and their 5 daughters.
died intestate between 1702-1712 in Westfield or Etpwn, New Jersey or
Island. His eldest son, John was awarded all his Long Island estate,
son Joseph was granted permission to keep his Southold, Long Island
that Joseph worked & lived. Emigrant Robert Woolley's holdings were
rather extensive and scattered between Long Island and New Jersey when
died apparently intestate (no will found yet; but he was a witness to
Woolley (b. April 1702 on Long Island, d. December 1785 at Great
Neck, Hempstead, Long Island) married 7-6-1779 to Hannah Allen (b.
8-6-1702 at Great Neck, d.
January 1785 in Great Neck. He was the son of John Woolley who
Abigail (unknown maiden name). John Woolley b. April 1702 had a
Tancred (both mentioned in their father’s will dated 9-29-1751 &
(above) was daughter of Henry Allen (b. about 1675 in
Hempstead,d. 1728 in Great Neck) married about 1700 in Hempstead to
Mary Udall (b. 10-14-1677 in Flushing, d. 1747 in Great Neck.
& Hannah Allen had the following eleven children:
Benjamin b. 1743 married 11-30-1768 Susannah Stocker (b. 11-9-1754, d.
7-17-18-9 Great Neck.
John (b. 10-11-1732, d. 1-17-1782 Great Neck family farm).
Elizabeth married 3-11-1754 to Luke VanNostrand.
Jane married a ? Campbell.
Philip buried 1780
Joseph b. 1740 married 4-28-1763 to Mary Toffey
Samuel married first on 11-17-1775 to Margaret Morrell, married second
12-06-1785 to Deborah Hewlett
Thomas b. 9-4-1748 married 6-8-1773 to Phebe Tredwell (b. 10-20-1756).
b. 7-4-1734, married 9-20-1742 to Miriam Cornell.
brother, Lawrence M. Woolley & their cousin, H. Leslie Hicks are
authors of “Woolley’s in America. I have copy of this book as
as most of their original pages that were given to me. I have
discovered a great deal of information that they had not yet discovered
this book was assembled during the 1940’s and early 1950’s.