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Murray Lester

Male Abt 1720 -


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Murray Lester was born Abt 1720, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York (son of Mordecai Lester and Mary Bogardus).

    Murray married Abigail Akin 3 Aug 1743, Worcestershire, Dutchess, New York. Abigail (daughter of David Akin and Sarah Allen) was born 9 Sep 1723, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. John Lester was born , Oblong, Dutchess, New York; died 12 Apr 1832, Sempronius, Cayuga, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mordecai Lester was born 1691, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York (son of Thomas Lester and Dorcas Gildersleeve); died Abt 1754, Dutchess, New York.

    Mordecai — Mary Bogardus. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Bogardus
    Children:
    1. 1. Murray Lester was born Abt 1720, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Lester was born Abt 1663.

    Thomas married Dorcas Gildersleeve Bef 1691, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York. Dorcas (daughter of Richard Gildersleeve and Dorcas Williams) was born 1662, Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Dorcas Gildersleeve was born 1662, Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherland (daughter of Richard Gildersleeve and Dorcas Williams).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1663, Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherland

    Notes:

    Her father's will gives "to dau. Dorkiss Lester eight acres at Newfield".

    Children:
    1. 2. Mordecai Lester was born 1691, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York; died Abt 1754, Dutchess, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Richard Gildersleeve was born Abt 1626, Suffolk, England (son of Richard Gildersleeve); died Aft 7 Apr 1690, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1691

    Notes:

    Emigrated to Boston in 1634.

    "'Richard Gildersleeve [...] was an able son of an able father, and closely associated with him as town official and proprietor in the continued battle against the evils of exploitation by the provincial authorities that blighted the growth of New York, which after the Revolution was a weak fourth among the states notwithstanding advantages of position and of resources, as well as settlers.' Richard Gildersleeve the second first appears in the records for 1652 when he helped to build a cottage roofed with thatch, and where he gathered his first harvest. He was a sergeant in the 1656 Dutch-Indian War. He was one of the fifty-six men who bought the Newtown land in 1656 from the Indians. He became proprietor of Hempstead and then surveyor, tax collector, town drummer, and town clerk. In 1664 he wrote and signed the Hempstead Petition to Connecticut Colony, revolting against the Dutch, however, the Duke's Laws took over the town. He wrote and signed with his father the Hempstead Petition 1669, 'no taxation without representation'. In 1678, he was elected constable. He was a Town Clerk for 30 years, and acquired considerable property. His will was probated at Jamaica, New York. He and his father were Presbyterians, having been Puritans in England and New England." [Gildersleeve Genealogy]

    He was a Presbyterian, and after he became Hempstead's town constable, the local Quakers protested his acts to the governor of New York.

    Richard — Dorcas Williams. Dorcas died 1704. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Dorcas Williams died 1704.

    Notes:

    Parke and Jacobus say that Dorcas was "perhaps daughter of Moyles and Ann Williams." Moyles Williams was an Indian trader from Virginia who settled in Hempstead, where he died in December 1644.

    Children:
    1. 5. Dorcas Gildersleeve was born 1662, Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherland.