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James Barnes (bef. 1649 - aft. 1671)

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James Barnes
Born before in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Died after in Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 9 May 2011 | Last significant change: 5 Jul 2019
08:31: Gerald Jones adopted the profile of James Barnes (bef.1649-aft.1671). [Thank Gerald for this]
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James Barnes, son of Thomas and Anna, was born 8 Apr 1649 in Hingham, Massachusetts He was living in 1671 when his father wrote his will.[1][2]
Hingham is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts. There were settlers here as early as 1633. Its first name was Bearcove or Barecove, perhaps due to , the exposure of almost its entire harbor at low tide. It was incorporated on Sept. 2, 1635, only eleven towns being incorporated earlier.
In 1638, one hundred and thirty-three persons came over in the ship 'Diligent,' of Ipswich, and settled in Hingham, Prior to that date, between 1633 and 1638, forty-two persons were granted land in Hingham. Thus, by the end of 1638, there were one hundred and seventy-five settlers. All total, two hundred and six persons came out of Norfolk (chiefly from Hingham, and its vicinity) from 1633 to 1639, and settled in this Hingham.[3]


  1. Smith, Dean Crawford. The Ancestry of Emily Jane Angell 1844-1910. Edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992)
  2. James Barnes
  3. Early Settlers of Hingham, Massachusetts

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