William BARNES, house carpenter, came from Eng 1635 in Globe, died 3/14/1697-8, probate 9/28/1698, one of 1st settlers of Salisbury, Amesbury
Spouse: Rachel ___ died 2/9/1686-7 or 1685-6
Children: Mary; William died 6/11/1648; Hannah born 1/25/1643-4 died 1688 married John Prowse; Deborah born 4/1/1646 married Samuel Davis; Jonathan born 4/1/1648; Rachel born 4/30/1649 married Thomas Sargent 3/2/1668; Sarah married Thomas Rowell 9/8/1670 and John/Thomas Harvee; Rebecca married Moses Morrell received homestead
Mary BARNES married 6/23/1659
Spouse: John HOYT born circa 1638, planter or carpenter, killed by Indians in Andover on road to Haverhill 8/13/1696
Children: William born 9/5/1660 married 1687 Dorothy Colby; Elizabeth born 1661-2 married Joseph Lancaster; John born 3/28/1663 married Elizabeth Challis; Mary born 10/11/1664 married John Whittier; Joseph born 7/14/1666 married 10/5/1702 Dorothy Worthen; Sarah married Fawne Clement; Rachel born 6/28/1670 married Joseph Weed; Dorothy born 1/29/1673-4 married Nathaniel Lovejoy; Grace born 1/29/1673-4; Robert married Martha Stevens and Mary Currier
The old families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts: with some related ... By David Webster Hoyt: William Barnes was one of the original settlers of Salisbury Mass. At the first division of land he received a house lot and a planting lot of four acres. In Jan 1640-41 he received the Rockie Island in the meadow and other grants. On the list of freemen contained in the Mass Records under date of June 2 1641 we find the name of William Barnes in connection with two or three other Salisbury names. He was one of those who removed to the west side of the Powow River and settled that part of the town afterwards called Amesbury. On the Amesbury records he is frequently mentioned as constable moderator &c. His name also occurs several times on the Old Norfolk records as juror one of the comissionrs to end small causes in Amesbury &c. His grants of land in the new town correspond very nearly in number and amount with those of 1 John1 Hoyt. His trade was that of a house carpenter. Wife Rachel died Feb 9 1685-6. He died March 14 1697-8. Will dated April 7 1696 proved Sep 28 1698. His homestead was bequeathed to his daughter Rebecca Morrill. Children of William and Rachel Barnes I Mary b m 3 John8 Hoyt June 23 1659. By her father's will she received his great farm or lott. (See 18) Mary Hoyt II William b d June 11 1648, III Hannah b Jan 25 1643 4 m John Prowse. She d May 27 1688. IV Deborah b April 1 1646 m Samuel Davis Dec 19 1663 lived in Amesbury. V Jonathan b April 1 1648 probably died young. He is not mentioned in his father's will. VI Rachel b April 30 1649 m Thomas Sargent March 2 1667 8 lived in Amesbury. VII Sarah b m 1st Thomas Rowell Sep 8 1670 and 2d Johnt Harvee lived in Amesbury. VIII Rebecca b m Moses Morrell and lived in Amesbury. They had a son William Barnes Morrell an early instance of a middle name. He was probably so named because there was no descendant in the male line to bear the name of Barnes.
History of Plymouth, New Hampshire: vol. I. Narrative--vol. II ..., Volume 2: 1 John Hoyt emigrant ancestor of Salisbury and Amesbury received five parcels of land in the first division. He was assigned a seat in the Amesbury meeting house 1667 and later was a member of the Salisbury church. His wife Frances d Feb 23 1642. 3 His second wife was Frances. He d Feb 28 1687- 8. 2 John Hoyt son of John1 b about 1638 m June 23 1659 Mary Barnes dau of William Barnes of Salisbury .He received land in Amesbury 1658 and 1666. Member of training band 1680. He was killed by the Indians in Andover August 13 1696.
History of Amesbury: including the first seventeen years of Salisbury, to ... By Joseph Merrill: 1698 William Barnes died March 14th and was no doubt the last of the first eighteen who organized the town in 1655. He was one of the most prominent of the number holding the office of selectman twelve years, was moderator at sixteen meetings, commissioner to end small cases, five years juror, constable, chosen to assist in correcting the clerk's book, one of the committee to purchase a house for the minister, and served the town in many other ways. He is said to have come from England in 1635 in the Globe with Jeremy Blackman Mr at the age of twenty two with passengers for Virginia. This would make him eighty five years old at the time of his death. His trade was that of a house carpenter. His wife Rachel died February 9th 1686. Their children were Mary born married John Hoyt 2d June 3oth 1659; William born died June nth 1648; Hannah born January 25th 1643 or 1644 married John Prowse died May 27th 1688; Deborah born April 1 1646 married Samuel Davis December 19th 1663; Jonathan born April 1st 1648 died young; Rachel born April 3oth 1649 married Thomas Sargent March 2d 1667 or 1668; Sarah born married first Thomas Rowell September 8th 1670 and then John Harve; Rebecca born married Moses Morrill and had a son named William Barnes Morrill, the first instance of a middle name being given in the town. A handsome burying cloth was bought by subscription this year costing $45.50.
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