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James Way (b. Abt. 1616, d. October 02, 1685)James Way (son of Henry Way and Elizabeth) was born Abt. 1616 in Devon, Dorset, England, and died October 02, 1685.He married Ede Hendricks on Abt. 1654.
Notes for James Way:
Source: Letter from Glen C. Way in 1947
James Way, the founder of this name in Newtown (Long Island), was of an ancient
English family, who are the appellation "WAYE", appears on the records of
Somersetshire as early as the fifteenth century.Mr. Way was an early and
reputable settler at the English K(H?)ills, where he acquired a large estate,
including the estate of the late Judge Furman.He was a useful man in the town
and served as an Overseer.He embraced the principles of the Quakers, which
his descendants have very generally maintained.He died October 2, 1685,
having had issue, James, Francis, John, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Martha. (From
James Riker's Annals of Newtown).His will, which is dated the day of his
death, mentions his six children and his wife, Ede, whose family name is said
to have been Hendricks.She was probably a widow when she married James Way,
since in his will, James Way names a grandson, Thomas Pettir (?). (Maybe Pater - name of Francis' wife's family?)
Birth Date and Place from LDS Ancestral Files
Patty Speckels McKibben lists place of birth as Dorchester, Dorset, England
and marriage place as Newtown, Long Island, NY
A List Off the Estate of Newtowne, Sept 1675
James Way - Males - 1, Vp Land & Meadow - 20, Horses - 1, 3 yer oulds - 0,
2 yer oulds - 0, Yearlings - 0, Oxen - 2, Cowes - 4, 3 yer oulds - 6, 2
yer oulds - 6, yer oulds 3, sheep 20, swine - 0
Rate List of Newtown 1683 -
James Way sener (Senior) Heads - 1, Lands 15, Horses 1, 3 yeres - 0,
2 yeres - 0, 1 yere - 0, Oxen - 2, Cowes - 4, 3 yeres - 3, 2 yeres - 2,
1 yeres - 1, Sheepe - 7, Swine - 0 (Spelling is from original.)
Jerry Maher - 9/14/99 NET - Says James held land in Maspeth Kills, Newtown, Long Island
The New York Way Family - p. 1
"James paid two shillings in 1656 for two acres of land from the Indians. He and John Hart secured meadow land at Maspeth Kills which had been in dispute between Bushwick and Newtown. They also purchased Smith"s Island on 11 March 1668. However, the town of Bushwick claimed Smith's Island and won in Court decision.
James bought four acres "on the north side of the meadow Traynes" on 29 March 1678. He purchased other land in September 1680. James also paid his step-daughter Mary Pettit for a lot given her by Thomas Reeder.
On February 1663, James Way did not sign paper acknowledging he was subject of Charles II. He became a freeholder of Newtown on 4 December 1666. On 30 March 1676, James, Quaker, was elected overseer.
James made his will on the day of his death, 2 October 1685 and it was probabed on 12 Noverber 1685.
"bequests made to hisa wife, Ede, soins, James, Francis and John, and daughters Hannah Way, Elizabeth Way and Martha, a son-in-law, Pettitr, and grand-child, Thomas Pettit, He also named the wife and child of his son Francis.
"My will is that except my son Francis do turn and amend his life, his said part is to remain in these men's hands, as I shall depute as I think best for his wife and child.:
James Wsay, Francis Way, Jeremiah Borroughts, Elizabeth, wife of Arthur Albertson deceasedm, and Marth, wife of Thomas Taylor, deceased, for a certain sum paid them by their brother, John Way, relesased him of all the calimns on the estate of their father, James Way, late deceased. Agreed on 4 April 1691."
More About James Way and Ede Hendricks:
Marriage: Abt. 1654
Marriage Notes for James Way and Ede Hendricks:
Married a widow - The New York Way Family - p. 1
Children of James Way and Ede Hendricks are:
- Elizabeth Way, b. Abt. 1652, Hempstead, Nassau, N.Y., d. date unknown.
- Martha Way, b. Abt. 1660, d. date unknown.
- +John Way, b. Abt. 1662, d. Abt. 1715.
- Hannah Way, b. Abt. 1664, d. date unknown.
- +Francis Way, b. Abt. 1665, Newtown, Queens, New York, d. Abt. 1710.
- +James Way, b. Abt. 1665, d. Abt. 1715.