Thomas Willett

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  2. Bunker.
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  5. State Papers, Colonial, VI: 40, Public Record Office, London; as transcribed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society Third. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society. 45 (February 1912): 493-8.
  6. Bradford (for year 1630), pp. 232-3, in his account for the year 1630.
  7. Bradford (for year 1631), p. 246.
  8. Bradford (for year 1635), pp. 275-9.
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  12. Shurtleff, II (June 8, 1649): 144-5 and Shurtleff, III (March 5, 1655/6): 95.
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  14. Shurtleff, I (January 1, 1633/4): 21.
  15. Shurtleff, I (July 6, 1636): 43.
  16. Shurtleff, I (February 4, 1638/9): 111-2; I (June 1, 1640): 154; and I (November 4, 1640): 166.
  17. Shurtleff, I (August 3, 1640): 159.
  18. Shurtleff, II (March 7, 1647/8): 121.
  19. Shurtleff, II (June 5, 1651): 166.
  20. Shurtleff, III: 249 and IV: 216.
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  34. Shurleff (March 1, 1658/9): III: 157.
  35. Burgess, p. 162.
  36. Connecticut historical survey map
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  41. Philbrick, pp. 197, 213-4, and 315-6.
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  43. Shurtleff, IV (April 2, 1667): 145.
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  53. Shurtleff, V (December 17, 1673): 136.
  54. Burrows and Wallace, p. 82-3.
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  72. Austin, p. 428
  73. New England Historical & Genealogical Register. 89 (April 1935): 151.
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  80. Bunker, pp. 188-201.
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Thomas Willett
1st and 3rd Mayor of New York City
In office
June 1665 June 1666
New title Mayor of New York City
1665–1666
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1667–1668
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