Friday, July 14, 2023

52 Ancestors - Week 488: #882 William Healey (1688-1772) of Hampton and Chester, New Hampshire

 William Healey (1688-1772) is #882 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandfather, who married  #883 Mary Sanborn (1690-1790) in 1716 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #441 Joanna Healey (1718-1808)married  #440 John Underhill (1721-1793), in 1741.
*  their son, #220 John Underhill (1745-1816), married #221 Hannah Colby (1745-????) in 1767.
*  their son, #110 Amos Underhill (1772-1865), married #111 Mary Metcalf (1780-1855) in 1801.
*  their daughter, #55, Mary Ann Underhill (1815-1882) in 1839. married #54 Samuel Vaux (1816-1880) in 1839.
*  their daughter, #27 Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931), married #26 Devier James Lamphear Smith (1839-1894) in 1861.
*  their daughter, #13 Abbey Ardell Smith (1862-1944), married #12 Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), in 1887.
*  their son, #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), who married #7 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918.
* their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                        William Healey[1–4]
*  Alternate Name:         William Haley[5]

*  Sex:                            Male

*  Father:                       Samuel Healey 1662-1732
*  Mother:                     Hannah Smith 1666-1693

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                         about 1688, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[2]

*  Will:                         10 July 1767 (about age 79), Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[5]

*  Death:                       before 27 May 1772 (before about age 84), Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[5]

*  Probate:                    27 May 1772 (about age 84), Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[5]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                  Mary Sanborn 1690-1790
*  Marriage 1:               12 January 1715/6 (about age 27), Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States[2-4]

*  Child 1:                     Phebe Healey 1716-1806
*  Child 2:                     Joanna Healey 1718-1809
*  Child 3:                     Samuel Healey 1720-    
*  Child 4:                     Mary Healey 1722-    
*  Child 5:                     Dorothy "Dolly" Healey 1724-    
*  Child 6:                     Sarah Healey 1726-1826
*  Child 7:                     William Healey 1729-    
*  Child 8:                     Paul Healey 1729-1790
*  Child 9:                     Hannah Healey 1734-1805

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

William Healey was born in about 1688 in Hampton, New Hampshire, the son of Samuel and Hannah (Smith) Healey[2].  The records spell the Healey last name in various ways - e.g., Healy, Helay, Haley, Hele, Heely, etc.  

William married Mary Sanborn (1690-ca 1790) on 13 January 1715/6 in Hampton, New Hampshire[2-4].  She was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Worcester) Sanborn of Hampton, New Hampshire.  They had nine children, all born in Hampton, New Hampshire, and many are recorded in the Hampton Falls record book:

*  Phebe Healey (1716-1806), married 1738 Winthrop Sargent (1711-1788).
*  Joanna Healey (1718-1809), married 1741 John Underhill (1721-1793).
*  Samuel Healey (1720-????), married 1745 Abigail smith (1722-1759).
*  Mary Healey (1722-????), married 1737 Joseph Clifford (1718-1783).
*  Dorothy Healey (1724-????), married 1741 Winthrop Wells (1726-1797).
*  Sarah Healey (1726-1826), married 1742 Isaac Clifford (1721-1818).
*  William Healey (1729-????)
*  Paul Healey (1729-1790), married 1751 Abigail Allen (1730-????)
*  Hannah Healey (1734-1805), married 1752 William Presson (1728-1804).

William Healey, the son of Samuel Healey, was a grantee of that part of Hampton that is now Hampton Falls[1].

He went to Chester, New Hampshire in about 1728 and settled on Lot Number 7 there[1]. He was a weaver.

William Healey's will was written 10 July 1767 and proved 27 May 1772 in Chester, New Hampshire[5].  
In the Name of God Amen
I William Healy of Chester in the Province of New Hampshire Weaver.  Being in usual Helth of Body, and of and of a Sound Disposing mind and memory, Thanks be given to God for the Same.  This Tenth Day of July Annoq Domini 1767 Calling to minde the frailty and mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appoynted for all men once to Die Do make this my Last Will and Testament and principally and first of all I Recomend my Soul into the hands of God Who gave it, and my Body To the Earth to be Decently Buryed at the Descretion of my Executor here after named; and as to that Worldly Estate Which it hath Pleased God to Bless me With in this Life I Give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and forme.

Imprimus I Give to Mary my Well beloved Wife one Cow to be Kept for her Winter and Summer by my Executor During her Life.  I also give her all my house hold goods and furniture of Every Kind for her to use Improve and Dispose of as She sees Cause.

Item  I Give to my Son Sam^ll Helay my Gun to be Delivered to him Emedialy after my Decease by my Executor and this With what I have heretofore given him by Deed I Judge a Soficient portion for him out of my Estate.

Item  I Give to my Six Daughters Phebe Sargent Joanna Underhill Mary Clifford  Dorithy Wells Sarah Clifford and Hannah Presson the one full half of that Sixty acre Lot for Quantity and   Quality that is Situate in Chester afforesaid Laying in the fourth Division Nomber thirty six and laid out to my origenell Right to be Equally Divided between them or their Heirs or assigns.

Item I give to my GranDaughter Mehetebell Helay my Loom With all the tackling and utencells belonging it of Every Kind whatsoever.

Item I give to my Son Paul Helay all the Remaining part of my Estate which I have not Before Disposed of both Reall and Personell.  And I do appoynt my said son Paul Helay to be my Executor to this my Last Will and Testament he to Receive and Pay all Just Debts Due to and from my Estate and my funurell Charges.  Renouncing all other and former Wills Bequests and and Executors by me named whatsoever.  In Witness To all above written and herein Contained, I have here unto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Tenth Day of July Annoq Domini  1767 first above Written.
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced }   William  X  Haley
and Declared by the said                      }                mark
William Helay to be his Last               }
Will and Testament in Presents            }
of us Witnesses                                    }
Dorithy Emerson                                    Rockingham Ss May 27^th 1772
James Darban                                         This Will was proved by the Oaths
Sam^ll Emerson                                     of Samuel Dearborn & Samuel
                                                                Emerson in common Form & is
                                                                therefore allowed.
                                                                      John Wentworth J Prob

1. Benjamin Chase, History of Old Chester From 1719 to 1869 (Auburn, N.H. :  the author, 1869), pages 543-544, William Healey family sketch.

2. Joseph Dow, History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire, From its Settlement in 1638 to the Autumn of 1892 (Salem, Mass.: Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co., 1893), page 745, Samuel Healey family sketch.

3. Warren Brown, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, From the Time of the First Settlement Within Its Borders, 1640 Until 1900 (Manchester, N.H. : John B. Clarke Company, 1900), page 128, William Healey and Mary Sanborn marriage entry, 12 January 1715/6.

4. Malva Lynn Teed and Mary L. Emil, We Are Because They Were, typescript (n.p.: by the author, 1983), on FHL US/CAN microfilm 1033945 Item 6, page 68, Benjamin Sanborn family sketch.

5. "New Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982," indexed database and digital images, (, Rockingham County > Estate Papers, No 3836-3988, 1771-1773, Estate File No. 3934 (images 962-970 of 1551), William Haley estate record.


NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog in 2014.  I have extended this theme in 2023 to 520 Ancestors in 520 Weeks.

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