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Thomas Barnes

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Thomas Barnes
Born about in England
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Husband of — married after in Connecticut Colony
Died in Middletown, Connecticut Colony
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The various Thomas Barnes and their families are quite confused among the sources and genealogies. Torrey lists nineteen Thomas Barnes marriages before 1700.

Torrey has the marriage to the first Mary as about 1643 and by 1648. Jocobus lists these children:

1) Mercy, married Bartholomew Jacobs December 20, 1666 and second Joseph Thompson November 22, 1694;
2) Martha;
3) John, died 1712, married Mercy Bates November 16, 1669;
4) Elizabeth, born May 28, 1650, married Benjamin Brockett March 24, 1668/9 and second John Austin January 21, 1684;
5) Thomas, born August 26, 1653, died 1712, married Mary Hubbard June 26, 1675 and second Abigail Frost October 8, 1670;
6) Abigail, born March 11, 1656/7, married John Frost August 20, 1692;
7) Daniel, born August 29, 1659, died January 1, 1730, married Mary Tappen January 13, 1686; and
8) Maybee, born June 25, 1663, died March 6, 1749, married Elizabeth Stow November 19, 1691.

Torrey seems to agree with Jacobus that the second wife was Elizabeth ____.


The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Barnes Senior dwelling in Middletown in the county of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut is as followeth. I being at present under considerable bodily weakness, yet having the use of my understanding as formerly, yet not knowing the day of my death, and being willing to leave peace behind me among my children when I shall be taken from them, do leave this as my last will and testament after committing my Spirit to God which gave it and my body to a descent burial, I do dispose of that portion of worldly goods which God hath given me as followeth.
IMPRIMES I give to my eldest son, John Barnes, forth acres of upland which I bought of Mr. Mose and Thomas Wheller, lying together, moreover I give to my said son that land on which his house standeth, bought of old Goodman Wheeler, to run from the front line to the rear of the lots, and I give him also a part of that land I bought of old Goodman Loe, from the front to the common road; moreover, I give to my said son a parcel of meadow beginning at the head of the two Coves and so to run west to the branch that comes out of the great pond, to Brown's line and six rods beyond that branch.
IT I give to my son Thomas Barnes that parcel of upland where he hath built his house, to lie on the south side from the crooked tree where Mr. Bracet and I parted, to the great chestnut tree and so by the bogie meadow side till they come at the old lines; moreover I give him half my shrubby plain lot; I give him a piece of land I bought of Loe and Ellis; that is from the front line to the meadow; the one half of that I give to Thomas and the other half to my son Daniel; more I give to my said son Thomas the eastward side of the great meadow according qas he and Daniel have divided it; as also a piece next my son John's meadow, beginning where John endeth and so running westward till he come within forty rods of the river, all these lands butted as they are already laid out and all that is between the front stake of my son John's next Eliazer Brown till it comes to Thomas More's northward from it, butting on the meadow westward.
IT I give to my son Daniel Barnes all that upland on the north side of my son Thomas is as far as my land goeth and half my lot on the shrube plain and of that I bought of Andrew Loe; I give him that part from the common road to the rear of that lot and that half mentioned by Thomas; moreover I give him, my said son, the westward side of the great meadow as Thomas and he have devided with that piece below, next Thomas, all butting on Brown's line abutting on the river westward.
IT I give to my daughter, Mercy Jacobs, twenty acres of upland, that is that land on which their house standeth; that is to her and her youngest son, to them and their heirs forever; moreover I give to her twenty shillings to be paid her by my son John after my decease.
IT I give to my daughter Martha, twenty shillings, my son John to pay her it after my decease.
IT I give to my daughter Elizabeth, twenty shillings, my son Daniel to pay it her after my decease.

Torrey's Thomases

(+ means he is believed to be this Thomas)

BARNES, Thomas (-1672, ae 70) & Ann/Anna ____ (-1691); Hingham
+ BARNES, Thomas (-1691) & 1/wf Mary ____ (1676, 1662?) ?Hartford/New Haven/Middletown, CT [Some say the wife was Mary JONES]
BARNES, Thomas (-1663)(ae ca 28 in 1660) & Mary ____, m/2 James POWLLEN/POLAND; Salem
BARENCE, Thomas (-1679) & Abigail GOODENOW; Marlborough/Concord
BARNES, Thomas & 2/wf Mary ANDREWS (1643-), m/2 Jacob BRONSON; Farmington, CT
BARNS, Thomas (-1706) & 1/wf Prudence ALBIE; Medfield/Swansea
BARNES, Thomas (1653-1712) & 1/wf Mary HUBBARD; New Haven [According to Jacobus a son of this Thomas]
BARNES, Thomas (-1691) & 2/wf Elizabeth ____ (-1690); New Haven [Thought by Jacobus to be this Thomas]
BARNES, Thomas & Sarah ____; Boston
BARNES, Thomas (1663-) & Mary HOW; Marlborough
BARNES, Thomas & Joanna/Joan ____; Boston
BARNES, Thomas & 1/wf Mary [RAND]; Hog Island
BARNES, Thomas & 2/wf Abigail [FROST], m/2 Samuel TUTTLE; New Haven [According to Jacobus a son of this Thomas, the same one who married Mary HUBBARD]
BARNES, Thomas & Mary JONES; Farmington, CT
BARNES, Thomas & 1/wf [?Sarah TALMAGE][BEE], w Thomas; E. Hampton, LI
BARNES, Rev. Thomas & Elizabeth (BAKER) ?KING, w Clement; Swansea
BARNES, Thomas & Lydia NOWELL; Boston
BARNES, Thomas & 2/wf Joanna [STEVENS), w Thomas; Hog Island
BARNES, Thomas (1670-1706) & Sarah STONE; Providence


  • Families of Ancient New Haven, compiled by Donald Lines Jacabus, with cross-index by Helen Love Scranton, Nine Volumes in Three (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981)(Clarence D. Smith, Rome, NY 1926) Vol I, pp. 115 *BARNES. FAM. 1. THOMAS, of NH [New Haven] & Mid [Middletown], d 10 June 1691 Mid; m (1) Mary ____, who d Apr 1676 'NHV; m (2) Elizabeth ____; who d 1694. Thomas had a brother Daniel.
  • Source: S587 New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011)
  • Barnes, in Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Helen D. Love Scranton. Families of Ancient New Haven. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), 1:115-17.

Thomas (Barnes), of NH & Mid, d 10 June 1691 (Middletown).

  • Middletown Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, 37.

Barnes, Thomas, Sr., d. June 10, 1691 [LR1:3].

  • Residents of New Haven, in Atwater, Edward E. (Edward Elias); Robert Atwater Smith; Bessie E Beach; and Lucy M Hewitt. History of the Colony of New Haven: To Its Absorption into Connecticut. (New Haven, Conn.: The Author, 1881), 699.

From 1640 to 1650, who were not recorded in the list on pgs 109-111, with the year of the first mention of their name in the Records of New Haven Colony, the year of their death when known, occupation, etc. … 1643 Thomas Barnes, rem. to Middletown, d. 1693.

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On December 1, 2014 at 20:25GMT Rick Pierpont wrote:

Barnes-3924 and Barnes-2267 appear to represent the same person because: I have deleted any conflicting information and edit the biography, with the hope that the merge will go through easily. Thanks.

On December 1, 2014 at 19:31GMT Kay Wilson wrote:

I agree with Theodore Palmer. These do not look to me like the same Thomas Barnes. There are different dates for both their birth year and for death year. Each Thomas was married to a Mary Unknown, but the information for the two Mary Unknowns is also quite different. Barnes-2267's wife Mary died in April 1676 according to Jacobus. But Barnes-3924's wife Mary died in 1661. And there are children attached to Barnes-3924's wife: Sarah, Joseph, Benjamin, and Hannah, who do not belong to Thomas Barnes-2267. I have changed this to a Rejected Match.

On December 1, 2014 at 16:26GMT Theodore Palmer wrote:

Barnes-3924 and Barnes-2267 are not ready to be merged because: These profiles may represent the same person, but I do not see enough evidence to be convincing to me.

On December 1, 2014 at 12:48GMT Rick Pierpont wrote:

Barnes-3924 and Barnes-2267 appear to represent the same person because: There are many people named Thomas Barnes, but both of these profiles are for the father of Daniel b.1659. If there are any conflicts between these two profiles, please use the information in profile Barnes-2267. Thanks.

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