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28 July 1680 Administrator Elizabeth Willett, widow of the deceased Apprs. Thomas Hunt, Provost Nelson, William Gelding,Sr., Samuel Bennett, Secs. Hancock Lee, Daniel Neech/ I have already mentioned the inventory sale. Mary Willett relinquished administration of the estate and fled the country.page 184. Principal creditor Captain Nathaniel Walker. I presume that Edward Douglas, Jr. joined her in the escape. It is remarkable that the two children, William and Martha Willett were left behind in the care of their father-in-law, Thomas Teackle and Isabell. Isabell lived another two to three years. With an insurmountable debt and a pall hanging over the family we can understand their decision to leave. It is suggested that Elizabeth married Robert Leightenhouse, schoolmaster in Yorktown, Virginia, Elizabeth died in 1719. What happened to Edward Douglas, Jr., remains to be determined. 

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