The Ancestry of Hattie E. J. Bruce - the Barron Family
THE BARRON FAMILY
ELLIS BARRON [#598], d. Watertown, MA 30 Oct 1676,[9/42] m(1) GRACE _____, m(2) Hannah or Anne (Hammond) Hawkins (dau. of William Hammond and Elizabeth; widow of Timothy Hawkins), bap Lavenham, Suffolk, Eng. 14 Jul 1616, d. 1 Sep 1685.
Ellis Barron left England for the Massachusetts Bay Colony sometime in the 1630's. He became a freeman in Watertown on 2 June 1641,[1/17] was the constable in 1658[2/1:52] and a selectman in 1668[2/1:90] and 1673.[2/1:112] On 7 November 1670 "It was a greed that Brother Barron shall take a new inventory of the estate of the town".[2/1:102]
According to the first inventory of grants and possession in Watertown, taken in 1639, Ellis owned a homestall of ten acres, more or less, bounded east by Thomas Boyson and Richard Linton, west with Stone Street, north by James Cutler, and south by Thomas Smith.[3/1:31] This is the same holding as described in the third inventory, taken about 1646.
His will, dated 26 Oct. 1676 and proved 19 Dec. the same year, mentions seven children. It names only his sons Ellis, John, and Moses. It also mentions his wife, grand daughter Elizabeth Barron, and a male Negro servant. Thomas Hastings was to be the overseer of the will, which was witnessed by John Biscoe and Thomas Hastings. Further mentioned in the will is an agreement made between Ellis and his wife at the time of their marriage. It stated that if he died first, she should return to her houses and lands that were hers before they married.[4/4:197] Hannah's will was dated 18 August 1683 and mentions her late husband Ellis and "my negro Shippio". The second marriage by Ellis Sr. is proved in Middlesex deed[8/5:21] by a receipt given 1 April 1673 by Benjamin Garfield of Watertown to "Eliz Barron my father in law" for the portion of Mehitabel his wife, "left hir of the estate of Timothy Hawkins Deced, her father".
Ellis Barron may have been a barber for the inventory of his estate, taken Dec. 2, 1676, included "Barbers Instrumts, & Instrumts to draw teeth" at a value of 7 shillings. It also included "5. books of Divinity & Phisick" at 5 shillings and "1. Negro" at twenty pounds.[4/4:200]
REF:  The History of Watertwon - Henry Bond, 1860
 Watertown Records, 1894
 Watertown Records, 1894 (Lands, Grants and Possessions)
 Middlesex County Probate (First Series Docket 1291)
 Lancaster Vital Records
 Middlesex County Probate (First Series Docket 1292)
 The American Genealogist - Donald Lines Jacobus, 1943 Vol.
 Middlesex County Deeds
 Records of Births Marriages and Deaths, First Book - Watertown
Records, Vol. 1, 1894
 Births, Marriages, and Deaths, Second Book - Watertown
Records, Vol. 2, 1900
1. Ellis, m(1) Watertown, MA 14 Dec 1653[9/16] Hannah Hawkins,
b. Watertown, MA 10 Jun 1637,[9/4] d. Groton, MA 3 Jan 1673-4,
age 37y., m(2) Lydia (Prescott) Fairbanks
Chil.: 1) Ellis, b. 22 April 1655, in Lancaster,
MA 1713, m. 26 May 1679 Mary Sherman; 2) Hannah,
b. 6 March 1657-8, m. 14 June1678 James Cady; 3) Elizabeth,
b. 14 April 1660, d young; 4) Sarah, b. 4 Nov. 1662,
m. ___ Taylor; 5) Grace, b. Groton, MA 29 July 1665,
m. ___ Stevens; 6) Mehitabel, b. 22 June 1668, m.
Eleazer Parker; 7) Elizabeth; 8) Timothy,
b. 18 April 1673, d. bef. 1 Sept. 1718, m. 10 March 1697-8 Rachel
Jennison; 9) Dorothy, b. 6 Mach 1674-5, prob. d.
young; 10) Abigail, (in records d. but perhaps should
be b.) 14 Nov. 1676, m. 2 June 1699-1700 Henry Houghton of Lancaster
2. Mary, d. Watertown 13 Feb 1715-6,[10/57] m. Watertown,
MA 10 Dec 1650[9/15] Daniel Warren, bap. Nayland, Suffolk,
England 25 Feb 1627-8
3. Susanna, m. Watertown 13 Dec 1653[9/16] Stephen Randall, d.
Watertown 26 Feb 1707-8[10/35]
4. Hannah, d. Watertown 14 Jul 1680,[9/48] m. Watertown 17 Nov
1658[9/21] Simon Coolidge, b. abt. 1632, d. 27 Dec 1693
5. John, d. Groton, MA 1 Jan 1693, m. Elizabeth Hunt
6. Sarah, b. Watertown, MA 24 Jul 1640,[9/8] m. Phesant Estwick
7. Moses, b. Watertown 1 Mar 1643,[9/10] d. Chelmsford, MA 25
Apr 1699, m. Mary Learned
8? Peter, d. Muddy River Sep 1675 (slain by Indians)
Ellis Barron of Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA ( - 1676)
ELLIS BARRON, was probably born between 1600 to 1610, and died on 30 Oct 1676 at Groton, Middlesex Co., MA.[11/V.1, p.4]
He married (1) GRACE (_____) about 1630. Grace died before Dec 1653.
Ellis married (2) Hannah or Anne Hammond on 14 Dec 1653 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. 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".
CHILDREN BY (1) GRACE (_____).
1.Ellis Barron Jr. 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 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 and Margaret (_____) of Watertown.
3.Susanna Barron 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]
5.John Barron died in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA on 1 Jan 1693. He married Elizabeth Hunt.
6.Sarah Barron was born in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA on 24 Jul 1640.[1/v.1 p.8] She married Phesant Estwick.
7.Moses Barron 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.
1. Watertown, Middlesex Co, MA Records. Births, Marriages and Deaths, First Book, Vol. 1, 1894
2.Based upon the known birth dates of the two youngest children in 1740 and 1743, and figuring a minimum average span between the births of the previous five children, Ellis probably married his first wife around 1630. A range of age for Ellis at marriage can be assumed to be 20 to 30 years, thus arriving at the birth range given above.
3.Henry Bond, "Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts", 1860.
4.Watertown Records - Lands, Grants and Possessions, 1894
6.Middlesex County Probate, First Series Docket 1291 (Ellis's Will)
7.Middlesex County Probate, First Series Docket 1292 (Hannah's Will)
8."The American Genealogist", Donald Lines Jacobus, 1943
* Marriage (2): Ann Hammond after 1651 in Watertown, Massachusetts 630
* Died: 30 Oct 1676, Watertown, Massachusetts at age 71
bullet Noted events in his life were:
• Dates & Events.
He was made a freeman at Watertown, Massachusetts, n Watertown on 2 June 1641 - NEHGR, Vol. 3, pg. 188
Sarah, daughter of Ellis & Grace Baron borne 24 May 1640 - NEHGR, Vol. 7, pg. 162
Moses, son of Ellis & Grace Barron born, 1 Jan 1643 - NEGR, Vol 7. pg. 283
Ellis married Grace.
Ellis next married Ann Hammond, daughter of William Hammond and Elizabeth Payne, after 1651 in Watertown, Massachusetts.630 (Ann Hammond was born in 1616 of Lavenham, Suffolk, England 630, christened on 14 Jul 1616 of Lavenham, Suffolk, England 446 and died on 1 Sep 1685 in Watertown, Massachusetts 446.)
Personal Information Bought meadow in Cambridge in 1653, Children brought from England, Ellis, Mary, Susanna
Personal Information Freeman at Watertown, Massachusetts, 2 Jun 1641 
Will Probated 19 Dec 1676 
o Bequests to wife, sons Elizeus, John and Moses, and the rest of his seven children; to grandchild Elizabeth Barron. The inventory mentions "barbaren instruments" and tools "to draw teeth," etc., so it appears he was a physician/barber.
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Family 1 Grace (_____), b. Abt 1608
>1. Ellis Barron, b. Abt 1633
>2. Mary Barron
>3. Susanna Barron, b. Abt 1634, Watertown, Massachusetts
>4. Hannah Barron, b. 1635
5. John Barron
6. Sarah Barron, b. 25 Jun 1640, Watertown, Massachusetts
>7. Moses Barron, b. 6 Mar 1643, Watertown, Massachusetts
8. Peter Barron
Last Modified 15 Apr 2007 07:46:00
Family ID F3099 Group Sheet
Family 2 Anne Hammond, b. Abt 1615
Married 14 Dec 1653 Watertown, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
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