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13. Hope COMSTOCK was born in 1667.17 She was baptized on 9 April 1671.17 She died in February 1733 at the age of 66 in Mattituck, Suffolk County, New York.17

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Hope's date of birth is estimated from dates of events in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Her date of death comes from the Salmon Records (a privately kept log of marriages and deaths in early Southold, Long Island, New York).

Comstock Family in America, p. 3-4
"Dec. 17, 1697, Peeter Strickland receipts to his brother-in-law, Daniel Comstock, administrator of the estate of his father, Daniel Comstock, for twelve pounds, for Samuel Young and Thomas Halliox of Southold, L. I., as their wives' part of the estate of their father, Daniel Comstock, deceased."
"Samuel Young and Thomas Halliox gave an order Oct. 9, 1696, to their mother, Paltiah Comstock, "to pay our patrimony due us, to our brother, Peter Strickland."

Hope COMSTOCK and Thomas HALLOCK were married about 1680 in New London County, Connecticut.17 Thomas HALLOCK was born about 1660 in Southold, Long Island, New York.17 He died on 19 March 1718 at the age of 58 in Mattituck, Suffolk County, New York.

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Thomas-3 Hallock was a son of William-2 and Abigail (____) Hallock.

His birth year of 1660 is estimated based from events that happened to his children and grandchildren. His death date is from the Salmon Records, a privately maintained record of marriages and deaths in Southold.

He married Hope Comstock of New London, Conn approximately 1680.

As for their children, the 1698 Southold census gives the following in Thomas' and Hope's household (entries were usually given in age order):

Thomas, Kingsland, Ichabod, Zerubabbel, Anna, Patience, and Richard.

Then, in the Salmon Records, we have recorded on April, 1698 (no specific date given, the next entry was dated the 7th, although dates were occasionally out of order): "Thos Halliock a child dead". I don't know if the census was taken before or after April 7th.

In regard to the above list, the Hallock Genealogy of 1992 add Hope and Mehitable, who married William Downs in a Mar 18, 1723/4 Salmon Marriage Record. The Hallock Genealogy attributes the Apr 1698 Salmon death record of "a child" to Thomas.

Note that Thomas-3's brother, William-3 lists a daughter named Mehitable in his will, who is not otherwise accounted for. She could have been the Mehitable who married William Downs, but misplaced in the 1992 genealogy as a daughter of Thomas.

The 1928 Hallock Genealogy goes on to say: ""Thomas Hallock was given, in his father's will, the western half of the Peter Hallock purchase in Aquebogue or West Mattituck. He undoubtedly lived and died upon this land, but nothing is known of his death or burial."