Annis / Anne / Agnes TODD / TODDE married Linstead Parva, Suffolk 5/31/1607, perhaps baptized Wingfield, Suffolk 1/4/1581[/2], died Boston 8/3/1659, admitted First Church of Boston 33/25/1643
Spouse: George BARRELL baptized Cratfield, Suffolk 11/12/1581, died Boston 9/11/1643, first noted in Boston 10/31/1638 as a cooper, admitted First Church of Boston 9/5/1641, freeman 5/10/1643
Children: Dorothy batized Linstead Parva 9/24/1607, buried Cookley 12/6/1607; Anne baptized Cookley 4/23/1609, married Henry Garrold, William Simmons, and Abel Porter; Francis baptized Cookley 5/9/1611; George baptizedd Cookley 8/9/1613; William baptized Cookley 3/24/1616, died Boston MA 8/20/1639; John baptized Cookley 3/1/1617-8 married Mary Colburn; Nicholas buried St. Michael's South Elmham 5/2/1624; James baptized St. Michael's South Elmham 1/14/1627, died after 5/28/1642 date of father's will.
Vital Records from the NEHGS Register: George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren [Part I]: Though the will of the emigrant's father was published in the Register in 1911, various questions about his family have remained unanswered. The emigrant's wife was Anne, what was her maiden name and was she his only wife? Where in England were the emigrant's children baptized? These questions and others have now been answered thanks to the efforts of two English researchers: Philip Barrall of Thetford, Norfolk, who for many years has privately explored Barrel origins in Suffolk and throughout England and America, and Dr. Joanna Martin of Ipswich, Suffolk, who has undertaken research in Suffolk on behalf of Russel Moe of Wildwood, Florida, and his wife Thelma, a descendant of the emigrant George Barrell. The discoveries required the two English researchers to examine extensively Suffolk church records in the parishes surrounding South Elmham and beyond. My complementary research o this side of the Atlantic has further illuminated the lives of George and Anne and their adult children Anne, Willliam, John, and their youngest son James, who accompanied their father and mother to Boston in 1638 or arrived soon after. As a result of this Research, "Anne Gawood," mentioned as a grandchild in the emigrant's 1642 will has been identified. 1. George Barrell, the emigrant's father, was born say 1550, probably in Suffolk, and was buried at St. Michael's, South Elmham, Suffolk, 30 May 1620. He married in Wingfield, Suffolk, 20 Oct 1576 Dorothy Bell. She was buried at St. Michael's South Elmham, 27 July 1624, as Dorothy Barrell widow. Dorothy Bell was the daughter of James Bell, who was buried in Wingfield 8 Nov 1589. The will of James Bellj, husbandman, dated 4 Nov 1589 at winefield, was proved 7 Jan 1589/90 in Blythburgh, Suffolk, his widow Dorothie appearing there as executrix of his estate. In the will James mentiond wife Doroythie, daughters Margaret Wellam, Dorathie Barrell, and Ellen Sampson, and son William. According to the will, William Bell was to pay Dorathie Barrell five shillings a year for nine years beginning in the second year following James Bell's death. James Bell was almost certainly the James Bell who married Dorrithe Blowhole 24 June 1542 in Heveningham, suffolk, a parish about thirteen miles from Wingfield, ten miles from Hevingham, and four miles from South Elmham. The will of George Barrell, the emigrant's father, dated 27 May 630 at South Elmham, just three days before his burial in St. Michael's churchyard, was proved 3 June 1620 in Beccles, Suffolk. In the will George Barrell, carpenter, mentioned wife Dorothy, son George Barrell, daughter Ellen Barrell, wife of Jacob Barrell blacksmith of Layston; daughter Alice and grandchild John Baker, and grandchild John barrell of the City of Norwich. Wife Dorothy and son George were to be executors of the will. Children of George and Dorothy (Bell) Barrell, baptized in the parishes of Wingfield, Cratfield, and Linstead Parva, Suffolk (both parents were named in all the baptism records). i. James Barrell, bp Wingfield 5 Oct 1578; bur there 14 Oct 1578. ii. Gregory Barrell, bp. Cratfield 16 Oct 1580; bur there 10 Nov 1850. iii. George bp Cratfield 12 Nov 1581 m . Annis Todd. iv. John Barrell bp Cratfield 10 Nov 1583; d. presumably by 27 Mar 1620, the date of his father's will (that mentioned a grandchild John Barrell of the City of Norwich). It seems very likely that John Barrell, bp 100 Nov 1583, was the John Barrell who m. St. Savior, Norwich, Norfolk, 24 Sep 1609 Judith Sanders. They had a son John, bp St. Augustine, Norwich, 29 June 1612 (as son of Joh[ann]is Barrell and Judith), and Judith Barrell (presumably the widow) m there 3 Oct 1614 Thomas Clark. v. Ellen/Helen Barrell, mentioned in her father's will as daughter Ellen, wife of Jacob Barrell, blacksmith, of Layston (now Leiston), suffolk. Ellen Barrell m (1) Layston 9 Feb 1606[/7] Jacob Barrell, who was bur there 19 May 1621. The will of jacob Barrell, dated 13 May 1621 at Layston, and proved 29 May 1621 in Snape, Suffolk, mentioned wife Helen and children Jacob, George, Traynor, and Dorothy. The widow Ellen Barrell m (2) Layston 22 Oct 1621 John Gunsby. Leiston/Laystton is about thirteen miles southeast of Cratfield. The children of Jacob and Ellen (Barrell) Barrell were all baptized in Layston. The Leiston Court Roll of 2 April 3 and 38 James  states that Jacob Barrell was admitted to a copyhold, a tenement with appurtenances on Leiston Street, in 1605, and was the only son of Richard Bell. On 21 Nov 1632, administration on the estate of Helen Barrell alias Gunsbie, late of Leiston, was granted to John Gnsbie, the husband of the deceased. George Barrell and Jacob Barrell were probably cousins or related in some way. vi. Alice Barrell bp Linstead Parva, Suffolk 10 Sept 1592. The 1620 will of her father mentioned "daughter Alice and grandchild John Barker." Grandchild John Barker was perhaps the John Barker bp Homersfield, Suffolk 13 (or 9) July 1615, son of Xpofer [Christopher] Barker and Alis. Linstead Parva and Homersfield are parishes about five miles apart, and each is about three miles from South Elmham. 2. George Barrell (George1) the emigrant to New England, was baptized in Cratfield, Suffolk, 12 Nov 1581. He died in Boston MA on the 11th day of the 7th month 1643 [11 Sep 1643]. He married in Linstead Parva, Suffolk, 21 May 1607, Annis Todd, perhaps the Annis Todde baptized in Wingfield, Suffolk, 4 Jan 1581[/2], although the names of parents are not given. Anne Barrell, widow, died in Boston 3 Aug 1659. It is probable that George Barrell had only one wife since Annis, Agnes, and Anne (and even Hannah) were cognate given names at this time. On 20 Oct 1638, Edward Duke, Sheriff of Suffolk, recorded that George Barrell had "gone into New England" and in 1637 had failed to pay the "shipmoney tax." The first appearance of George Barrell in New England records was on 31 Oct 1638, when George Barrell, cooper, purchased a dwelling house and garden in Boston for £28 from Thomas Paynter, joiner. By becoming a property owner he was admitted as a townsman by the Boston authorities, "upon condition of Inoffensive Carryage. On 9 Nov 1638, he purchased a "parsell of ground lying next to the said house" from James Everill. George Barrell's property was on Union Street near the corner of Hanover Street. On the 24th day of the 12th month 1638 [24 Feb 1639] the town granted him a "great Lot for 9 heads at the Mount. On the 29th of the 4th month 1640 [29 June 1640], he was granted that acre of ground at "Spectackell Island" that was "passed over to him by Goodman Smith." George Barrell was admitted to the First Church in Boston as a member on 5 Sep 1641, and his wife Anne was admitted as a member on 25 Mar 1643. Geo. Barrell was made a freeman 10 May 1643. In the Boston Book of Possessions, created about 1645, he was on a list of 247 Boston landowners. In his will dated "28" day of the 3 month 1642 [28 May 1642] and proved "31 (8) 1643" [31 Oct 1643] George Barrell gave to wife Anne, as sole executrix, his house and lands in Boston during her life and upon her death to sons John and James, two thirds to son John and the other third to "younger son James Barrell". Anne Gawod and Hannah Semon, described as "my two grandchildren" were to receive twenty shillings each from son John when they are 21 years old. John and James were to receive beds and bolsters, each with a new rug, as well as George's tools, and daughter Ann, after the "decease of my wife," was to receive "my other bed." The inventory, including two acres at Spectacle Island, totalled £133 6d. //P// Children of George and Annis (Todd) Barrell baptized at Linstead Parva, Cookley, and South Elmham, Suffolk (both parents were named in the baptismal records of Linstead Parva, and South Elmham, but only the father for the records of Cookley. i. Dorothy Barrell bp Linstead Parva 24 Sept 1607; bur Cookley 6 Dec 1607. 3. ii. Anne Barrell bp Cookley 23 Apr 1609; m (1) Henrry Garrold, (2) William Simmons; (3) Abel Porter. iii. Francis Barrell bp Cookley 9 May 1611. iv. George Barrell bp Cookley 9 Aug 1613. v. William Barrell bp Cookley 24 May 1616; d Boston MA "20th day of 6th month" 1639 [20 Aug 1639]. 4. vi. John Barrell, bp Cookley 1 Mar 16617[/8], m Mary Colburn. vii. Nicholas Barrell bur St. Michael's South Elmhan 2 May 1624. viii. James Barrell bp St. Michael's South Elmham 14 Jan 1627 d after 28 May 1642, the date of his father's will. //P// Anne Barrell (George1) ... ... //P//
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