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An American Family History

Nicholas Everett

Everett is also spelled Everetm Everette, Everit, and Everitt.
American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.

Nicholas Everett was born in 1704 in Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau) County, New York. His parents were Richard Everett and Elizabeth Clare.

His uncle, John Clare, left him £6 in 1720.

He died when he was only 27 years old on January 30, 1731 in Prospect, Oneida County, New York.

Eastern Long Island was settled at Southold by English Puritans on October 21, 1640. Western Long Island was Dutch. The Conklins and other related families owned the entire area in the 17th century. The Dutch granted an English settlement in Hempstead (now in Nassau) in 1644. In 1664, the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam became English and was renamed New York.

Queens County, New York is on Long Island. Jamaica was called Rustdorp by the Dutch. It was originally settled by English settlers from neighboring Hempstead. Hempstead was founded in 1644 by emigrants led by Reverend Richard Denton. Jamaica and Hempstead are now in Nassau County.