When Lyon Gardiner came from Saybrooke Fort, to L. I., in 1638, he was the first settler within the present bounds of Easthampton, and his settlement of Gardiner's Island in 1639 was the first English settlement in what is since the State of New York, being one year anterior to the settlements, at Southold and Southampton.

    Lyon Gardiner wrote in his Bible:
"In the year 1635, July 10, came I, Lion Gardiner, and my wife, Mary, from Worden, a town in Holland, where my wife was born, being the daughter of one, Derike Willemson, Deurant, her mothers name was Hackin, and her aunt, sister of her mother, was the wife of Wouter Leonardson, old burgomaster. We came from Worden, to London, and from there to New England, and dwelt at Saybrooke Fort, 4 years, it is at the mouth of the Connecticut river, of which I was Commander; and there was born to me a son named David, 1636, the 29th of April, the first born in that place, and in 1638, a daughter was born to me, called Mary, the 30th, of August; and then I went to an Island of mine own, which I bought of the Indians, called by them Mannehonake, by us, the Isle of Wight, and there was born another daughter, named Elisabeth, the 14th of September, 1641, she being the first child of English parents, that was born there."
In 1653, he removed to East Hampton, he died there in 1663, wife died 1665.

Children of LYON1 GARDNER and wife Mary:

  David2 b. 1636, m. Mary Leringmore, he d. 1689.
  Mary2 b. 1638, m. Jeremiah Conklin, of East
    Hampton, she d. 1726.
  Elisabeth2 b. 1641, m. Arthur Howell, of Southampton,
    she d. 1664.
DAVID2 and Mary had:

John,3 David,3 Lyon3 and Elisabeth.3

In the Spring of 1640, a company of dissatisfied and restless men, who had been in Wethersfield, Conn. about 6 years, having sought in vain to end contentions there; looked about for a place to remove with their minister, Rev. Mr. Denton. He had been a minister, in Halifax, England.

New Haven people bought Rippowams or Stamford of the Indians, and offered it to the Wethersfield people on certain conditions.

Twenty-nine men agreed while at Wethersfield, to begin the settlement, others came in later. These people are spoken of as part of Capt. Mason's 500, who came to New Hampshire, in 1631-3.

In 1636, there were Articles of agreement between the Governor of Manhattan, and the Indians on Nassau Island, relating to, and extending over that part which was afterwards settled under the name of Hempstead.

In 1643, John Carman and Robert Fordham made the first purchase of the Indians, for themselves and others. In 1644, Gov. Kieft issued a patent, Bearing Date the 16th day of November, 1644.

Thomas1 Gildersleeve, father of Richard2 came to L. I., in 1664. They both sent in their allegiance to Connecticut Colony.
Richard2 was one of the number who came from Stamford, to Hempstead, in 1644. Some of the others were, Rev. Richard Denton, Jonas Wood, Hal, Capt. John Underhill, Robert Jackson, John Karman, John Ogden, Matthew Mitchell, Robert Fordham, Robert Coe, Andrew Ward, William and Thurston Raynor, Thomas Armitage, William Mead, Symon Searing and Thomas Weeks.

Richard2 (b. 1601), Gildersleeve's wife, named Experience. Their dau. Anna, m. John Smith, nan.

In 1652, Richard2 Gildersleeve was a magistrate

In 1656 he and John Seaman were appointed. They were Magistrates many times.

1674, Richard Gildersleeve (sr. and jr.), in behalf of others petition the governor.

When Gov. Dongan issued a patent for the town of Hempstead, in 1722, John Jackson (son of Robert and Agnes) was the only surviving patentee of the first patent under Gov. William Kieft, in 1644.

The other patentees in 1722 were, John Seaman, son of Capt. John, Symon Searing, James Pine, sr., Richard Gildersleeve, sen., and Nathaniel Pearsall.

Robert Jackson's Will dated 1683, says wife Agnes, she was a dau. of William and Jane Washburn.

Their children were:

John m. Elisabeth Seaman, dau. of Capt. John.

Samuel m., had children.

Sarah m. Nathaniel Moore.

Martha m. son of Nathaniel Coles.

In 1650, the Society of Friends began to keep Records of births, marriages and deaths, of members of the Society in England.

The earliest Record in Friends Meeting House in, 20th street, New York -- relates to a case in law. Mary, dau of William Ashwell and Ann (Ridge) dau.

of Thomas, had property left her by her father at his death.

Her legitimacy was disputed because the marriage of her father and mother had been performed by Friends Ceremony, in England.

After much litigation she was allowed to have her rights.

The second entry in the Book of Records was in 1663, viz: the marriage of Samuel Andrews, son of Edward Andrews, of Barbadoes, and Mary Wright, daughter of Peter and Ann Wright.

Samuel and Mary Andrews removed to New Jersey, in 1683.

  Third entry, 1665, Samuel Spicer m. Casher
  Fourth entry, John Underhill m. 1668, Mary Prior.
  Fifth entry, John Wilson m. 1670, Mary Coats.
  John Feaks, m. 1673, Elisabeth Pryor.
  John Hilton, m. 1674, Deborah Darby.
  John Pryor m. 1678, Elisabeth Bowne.
Pryor was of Killingworth and Bowne of Flushing (we now have the first notice of) a committee of inquiry in relation to their clearance from other marriage engagements, and the committee consisted of Ann Hobbs, Elisabeth Adams, Mary Willets and Mary Andrews.

  George Masters, of N. Y., m. 1678, Mary Willis.
  John Horner m. 1682-3, Lydia Wright.
  Thomas Loyd, of Phil'a., m. 1684, Patience Story,
    of Flushing.
  Richard Willets m. 1686, Abigail Bowne.
  John DeLavalle m. 1686, Hannah Loyd dau. of
In 1685, a certificate of clearness in relation to other marriage engagements was sent from Rhode

Island, for John Gould, son of Daniel and Wait Gould. He married Sarah Prior, dau. of Matthew and Mary Prior, of Matinecock.

  Henry Clifton m. 1686, Rebecca Adams, both of
  William Willis m. 1687, Mary Titus.
  Simon Cooper, son of Mary, m. 1693, Martha
    Pryor, dau. of Mary.
  Joseph Thorne m. 1695, Martha Bowne, dau. of
  Daniel Kirkpatrick m. 1696, Dinah Yates.
  Isaac Gibbs, son of Richard and Sarah, m. 1696,
    Hannah Dickinson.
  Martyn Jervis, of Penn'a., m. Mary Champion, of
    O. B.
  James Cock, son of Sarah, m. 1698, Hannah Feaks,
    dau. of John.
  Henry Cock, son of Sarah, m. 1698, Mary Feaks,
    dau. of John.
  Richard Osborn m. 1698, Jane Coats.
  Richard Ridgeway m. 1701, Mary Willets, dau. of
  William Haig, m. 1702, Mary Masters, dau. of
  Samuel Tatem m. 1701, Mary Southwick, late of
    R. I.
  Joseph Willets, son of Hope, m. 1702, Deborah
    Seaman, dau. of Solomon.
  Silas Haight m. 1704, Patience Titus.
  Silas Titus, of Westbury, m. 1704, Sarah Haight,
    of Flushing.
  John Powell m. 1704, ye 9th day, of 11 month, called
    January, Margaret Hallock.
  Thomas Willets, m. 1706, Catharine Hallock.
  Thomas Potts, of Penn'a., m. 1712. Judith Smith.
William Glading m. 1707, Mary Fry, dau. of
  Walter Newbury, of Boston, son of Walter, of R.
    I., m. 1707, Ann Rodman.
  John Shotwell, son of John, of Staten Island, m.
    1709, Mary Thorne.
  Samuel Bowne m. 1709, Hannah Smith.
  Thomas Pearsall, son of Nathaniel, m. 1708, Sarah
  Benjamin Field, of Flushing, m. 1710, Elisabeth
  David Heustis, of Westchester, m. 1711, Mary
    Haight, of Flushing.
  Abraham Shotwell son of John, of S. I., m. 1711,
    Elisabeth Cowperthwait.
  Thomas Farrington m. 1715, Elisabeth Way, dau.
    of John.
In 1713, Friends began to require those who wished to perform their marriage in the meeting to get consent of parents.

  John Fry, son of John and Mary, m. 1711, Mary
    Urquhart, dau. of John, now of East Jersey.
  John Haight, of Flushing, m. 1715,      Titus of,
  Matthew Farrington, jr., m. 1716, Hannah Hedges.
  Thomas Whitson, m. 1716, Deborah Feaks.

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