Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM American National Biography Online. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in American National Biography Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Willett, Marinuslocked

(31 July 1740–22 August 1830)
  • Harry M. Ward

Extract

Willett, Marinus (31 July 1740–22 August 1830), revolutionary war officer and mayor of New York City, was born near Jamaica, New York, the son of Edward Willett, a tavern keeper, farmer, and teacher, and Aletta Clowes. In 1749 the family moved to New York City, where Edward Willett owned an inn that was popular with the city’s elite. Marinus received instruction in catechism and probably also some schooling at Trinity Church. Nothing further is known of his formal education. He was apprenticed to cabinetmaker William Pearsee and later became a master craftsman....

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription