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Walter Halladay

Walter Halladay

Male Abt 1640 - 1709  (~ 69 years)Deceased  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document

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  • Name Walter Halladay  [1
    Born Abt 1640 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1689/1697  Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Surveyor of highways 
    • He was surveyor during years 1689-1691 and 1696 & 1697
    Died 21 Sep 1709  Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • The following references to Walter Halladay are from Sheldon's History of Suffield, Connecticut:

      "The name is not common, and there is none to be found previous to his (Walter's).  He is probably the ancestor of all of this name in New England, as well as those who remain in Suffield." (page 34)

      Name:  Walter Holliday
      Date of Grant: 1674
      No. of Acres: 40
      House and Lot: Feather Street

      Died: 1709 (page 26)

      "March ye 4th 1689/90: At a general Town Meeting of ye Inhabitants of Suffield, for choice necessary officers to order the prudential affaires of this place; accordingly choice was made, and the persons chosen for this ensuing yeare, are as followeth:  Surveyors: Thos. Copley, Walter Halladay." (page 111)

      "March ye 3rd 1690/91 Surveyors: Thos. Copley, Walter Holladay." (page 113)

      "March ye 2nd, 1696/7 Surveighors of Highwaeys: Walter Holliday, Serj. Thos Huxley, James King Senr." (page 126)

      "At a Leagall Town Meeting, May ye 10th: 8thly. Granted to James King Senr., for Joseph Fuller of Ipswich, two acres of land for recompense for damage done by a Highway at Bushes Bridge, running through the Meadow, laid out to Walter Halladay, now in possession of said Fuller." (page 164)

      From THE ANCESTORS OF NATHAN HALLADAY

      Little is known of Walter1 Halladay.  His name first appears on the records at Springfield upon the occasion of his marriage in 1673 this being so far as known the first appearance of this name in America.  It is not known whether he was born in this country or Scotland.  He was descended from Sir John Halladay and his wife, the latter being a sister or niece of Sir William Wallace, the Scotch hero beheaded by the English in 1305.

      The Halladay coat of arms is still to be seen among those of the other clans at Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott's old home.  Albert A.7 Halladay of Bellows Falls, VT, a descendant of Walter (Richard H.6 Richard M.5, John4, John3, Samuel2, Walter1), in a letter to the author under date of May 6, 1900 says, "When I was a boy my father had the old family records of the Halladay and Wallace races dating back hundreds of years, or to the marriage of Sir John Halladay to a sister or niece of Sir William Wallace, Scotlands famous warrior. This record was brought to this country by the Halladay who first came from Scotland and was, of course, very valuable.

      It was much worn and yellowed by age and I went to work and made a copy of it, but alas! my father's buildings were burned and nothing saved. This happened over forty years ago, and I do not think there is another copy in existence; if there is I would pay well for a copy of it."

      In a personal interview, Mr. Halladay told the author more of this record describing it as a roll of paper, lengthened out by piecing as it became necessary after succeeding generations, and rolled upon a stick, the first part of the roll being very dingy and yellow.

      When the fire was discovered, Mr. Halladay's father ran first to the hall closet where both the record and the copy were kept in an old "hair trunk" but it was too late to save it and he mourned more for its loss than for all his other property destroyed.

      The name Halladay is spelled in various ways upon the Suffield records according to the caprices of the different town clerks.  It appears as Halladay, Halliday, Haliday, Hallady, Halody, Holloday and Holliday, and all these are applied to Walter Halladay or his descendants, but it is worthy of note that when copied from original signatures as in the case of deeds, petitions, etc. it appears as Halladay.  There is however one deed recorded in Springfield in which the name is spelled Hallayday, and in the Springfield record of the marriage of Walter Halladay the name is spelled Hollyday.  In some old English records it is spelled Holyday (1379), Hallidaye (1578), and Hollidaye (1583).  (See Bardsley's Dict. of English and Welch)

      Walter Halladay was one of the early proprietors of Southfield, Mass now Suffield, Conn. and was granted 50 acres of land their Sept. 14, 1674 but he remained in Springfield until 1678 or 1679.  On March 30, 1678 he sold to Lazarus Miller 20 acres of land in Springfield on the West side of the Connecticut River at a place called "Tattom Squassocks" and in this deed calls himself of Springfield.  (Springfield Registry of Deeds, Book A. B. Page 2)

      His son, Ebenezer died in Suffield Oct. 19, 1679(sic may not have died on this date) and it is evident therefore, that he removed to Suffield sometime between the two last dates.  His grant or farm in one record called 50 and in another 40 acres, was on Feather St. at the corner of a road, now called Thrall Ave., west to High St. nearly east of Suffield Center about one half mile northwest of the old Enfield bridge over the Connecticut River.  His brother-in-law, Samuel Kent owned the adjoining farm on the south.  Here Walter Halladay lived probably until his death.

      On Sept. 10, 1705 he deeded to his two sons Samuel and William his homestead on Feather St. and his second division land "laid out unto said Walter Halladay and lyeth and is situate on the west side of the Plaine commonly called The Wolf Pit Plaine", containing 20 acres.  One half of this estate was deeded to each of the above mentioned sons.  (Springfield Registry of Deeds Book C. Page 350-351).  He was surveyor of highways in Suffield during the years 1689-90-91-96 and 97.

      He died in Suffield Sept. 21, 1709.  Some of his descendants are still living in Suffield. [3]
    Person ID I6676  Rgstrong Family genes. | Decendants of Samuel Halladay, 1680-1741, Decendants of Ebenezer Halladay, 1675-1779, Decendants of William Halladay, 1677/1678-1764, Descendants of Walter Halladay, cir 1640
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2011 

    Father Richard Halladay,   b. Abt 1600, Barnards Inn,Holburn,,England,United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Baines,   b. Abt 1600, Barnards Inn,Holburn,,England,United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Katherine Elden Hunter Married: 2x2x ,   b. Between 1652 and 1657, ,,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 22 Apr 1673  Springfield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Ebenezer Halladay,   b. 30 Aug 1675, Springfield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1779, Springfield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years)  []
    +2. William Halladay,   b. Between 1677 and 1678, Springfield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1764, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  []
    +3. Samuel Halladay,   b. 14 Sep 1680, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741, Windsor,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  []
    +4. Sarah Halladay,   b. 8 Feb 1681/82, Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
    Married: 1x5. Mary Halladay,   b. 24 Jan 1683/84, Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
     6. Isaac Halladay,   b. 8 Nov 1690, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1690, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
    Married: 1x7. Abigail Halladay,   b. 14 Jan 1691/92, Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
     8. Aaron Halladay,   b. Abt 1694, Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  []
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2011 16:16:00 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Apr 1673 - Springfield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ebenezer Halladay - 30 Aug 1675 - Springfield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Halladay - Between 1677 and 1678 - Springfield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Samuel Halladay - 14 Sep 1680 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sarah Halladay - 8 Feb 1681/82 - Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Halladay - 24 Jan 1683/84 - Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Isaac Halladay - 8 Nov 1690 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Abigail Halladay - 14 Jan 1691/92 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Aaron Halladay - Abt 1694 - Suffield,Hampshire,Massachusetts,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surveyor of highways - 1689/1697 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1709 - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Suffield,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Link to Google Earth
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    Origin of the Halladay Name
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  • Sources 
    1. [S17] "Chapter X, The Ancestors of NATHAN HALLADAY, Father of Susan Halladay Wheeler, 1810-1902," in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., -1709, pg. 99 (Reliability: 3), 22 Sep 2005.

    2. [S17] "Chapter X, The Ancestors of NATHAN HALLADAY, Father of Susan Halladay Wheeler, 1810-1902," in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., -1676, pg. 100 (Reliability: 3), 24 Sep 2005.

    3. [S17] "Chapter X, The Ancestors of NATHAN HALLADAY, Father of Susan Halladay Wheeler, 1810-1902," in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., -1709, pg. 99 & 100 (Reliability: 3), 24 Sep 2005.

    4. [S17] "Chapter X, The Ancestors of NATHAN HALLADAY, Father of Susan Halladay Wheeler, 1810-1902," in The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of Their Ancestors., Wheeler, Daniel Merrick, ((Pittsfield, Mass.?. unknown. 1924.) [online] Ancestry.com), http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookList.aspx?dbid=27293., -1709, pg. 99 & -1676, pg. 101 (Reliability: 3), 22 Sep 2005.