Ellis Barron (1600-1676)

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Ellis and his first wife Grace originated in Waterford, Ireland and came to New England sometime in 1630s.

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  • 1600-1610 : Birth in or near Waterford, Ireland
  • 1630 : Marriage to Grace Barron (1605-1650) - She dies sometime before his 2nd marriage in 1653 - all children of Ellis are with the first wife.
  • 1630s : Trip to New England - They settled in Watertown, Massachusetts Colony
  • 1639 : First Inventory in New England listing Ellis
  • 1641-Jun-02 : Ellis becomes Freeman
  • 1653-Dec-14 : 2nd Marriage to Hannah Hammond (1616-1685) in Watertown.  No known children
  • 1676-Oct-30 : Death at Groton, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Colony

Biography: Edit

, was probably born between 1600 to 1610[2], and died on 30 Oct 1676 at Groton, Middlesex Co., MA.[11/V.1, p.4]

     He married (1) GRACE (_____) about 1630.[2] Grace died before Dec 1653.

     Ellis married  (2) Hannah or Anne Hammond on 14 Dec 1653[5] in Watertown. It was the second marriage for both.  She was baptized at Lavenham, Suffolkshire, Eng. on 14 Jul 1616 and died on 1 Sep 1685 in Watertown. She was the daughter of WILLIAM HAMMOND  and ELIZABETH PAINE. She had married (1) Timothy Hawkins.[3] Both of Hannah's marriages are addressed in a receipt of 1 Apr 1673 given by Benjamin Garfield  of Watertown  to "Eliz (Ellis) Barron my father in law". The receipt was for that portion left to his wife, Mehitable (Hawkins) Garfield. Specifically, "left hir of the estate of Timothy Hawkins Deced, her father."[8/V.20 pp.135-36]

    It isn't known exactly when Ellis arrived in New England only that it was sometime in the 1630's. He settled in Watertown. [3/17]

    Ellis Barron may have practiced as a barber in his lifetime for in the inventory of his estate were itemized "Barbers Instrumts, & Instrumts to draw teeth" valued at 7s., and among his books were those detailing the art of "Phisick".[6/V.4 p.200]

   In Watertown in the year 1639 the first of several inventories was made of the grants and possessions in the town. Ellis Barron owned a home lot of about 10 acres.He was still possessed of the same property in the third inventory of about 1646.[4/V.1 p31]. Ellis was made freeman in Watertown on 2 June 1641.[3/17]

     During his lifetime Ellis Barron held a number of positions in the town; Constable 1658,[5/V.1 p52], Selectman 1668, and 1673,[ibid pp.90, 112]. On the date of 7 Nov. 1670 the Watertown town records have this entry, "It was agreed that Brother Barron shall take a new inventory of the estate of the town".[ibid. p.102]

     Ellis's will was dated 26 Oct. 1676. He died four days later. His will proved less than two months afterward on the 19th of December. Ellis named his wife in his will but none of his daughters. Of his children mentioning only his three eldest sons. He also named a grand daughter Elizabeth Barron the daughter of Ellis Jr. Ellis's wife Hannah, as agreed at the time of their marriage was to return to her houses and property which she owned prior to their marriage.[6/V.4, p197]

    Also in the Will of Ellis Barron was mentioned a male negro servant. This man was actually a slave and as such was itemized as property on the inventory of Barron's estate as "1. Negro" at twenty pounds.[6/V.4 p.200] This slave was given to his wife Hannah and in her Will of 18 Aug. 1683 she identifies him as "my negro Shippio".[6]

Children of Ellis Barron and Grace (?) Edit

  1. Ellis Barron Jr. (1625-?) married (1) Hannah Hawkins on 14 Dec 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.[1/V.1 p.16] She was born on 10 Jun 1637[ibid p.4] and died in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA on 3 Jan 1673/74. Ellis Jr. married (2) Lydia Prescott She was born on 15 Aug 1641 in Watertown the daughter of JOHN PRESCOTT and MARY PLATT-GAWKROGER,  the widow of Jonas Fairbanks whom she had married on 28 May 1658 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA. Jonas was born in Dedham and was killed by Indians during King Phillip's war on 10 Feb 1675/76 at Lancaster.
  2. Mary Barron (1628-1715) died in Watertown on 13 Feb 1715/16.[1/V.2 p.57] She married Daniel Warren on 10 Dec 1650 in Watertown[[1/V.1 p.15] He was born about 1627 and died after 1699. He was the son of John Warren, The Immigrant 1585 and Margaret Bayly of Watertown.
  3. Susanna Barron (1630-1708) married Stephan Randall in Watertown on 13 Dec 1653.[1/V.1 p.16] He died on 26 Feb 1707/08 in Watertown.[[1/vV.2 p.35]
  4. Hannah Barron (1635-1680) - married Simon Coolidge in 1658 in Watertown, MA
  5. John Barron (1636-1693) died in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA on 1 Jan 1693. He married Elizabeth Hunt.
  6. Sarah Barron (1637-1640) was born in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA on 24 Jul 1640.[1/v.1 p.8] She married Phesant Estwick.
  7. Moses Barron (1643-1699) was born on 1 March 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.[1/V.1 p.10] and died on 25 Apr 1699 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., MA. He married Mary Learned.

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