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Profiles for three similar Thomas Barnes:
Thomas Barnes-217 - Thomas of Hartford then Farmington with correct spouses and children attached.
Thomas Barnes-657 of Surrey England - in the past incorrectly merged with Thomas of Hartford - See Barnes-657
Thomas Barnes-775 of New Haven then Middleton - See Barnes-775
Many genealogies freely confuse the several Thomas Barnes of Connecticut. Because these men immigrated from England, probably in the 1630s, and lived in colonial Connecticut in adjacent counties, it is quite difficult to keep the facts concerning them separate, but they are indeed unrelated individuals.
To add to this confusion, there were at least two other Thomas Barnes in the nearby Massachusetts Colony who were alive at about the same time (Trescott, 1907, p. 4-5).
According to The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640 the parents and origins of this person are not known. There is no evidence he was son of Thomas Barnes and Elizabeth They should both be removed.
Thomas is referred to as the Thomas Barnes of Hartford, CT. He was one of the first 40 settlers in Hartford, CT,
Thomas Barnes was in Hartford early enough to participate in the Pequot War of 1637. There is no record to show whether he came with the first settlers in 1635 or shortly after, but his name appears tenth in a list of 41 who "were Granted lotts to have only at The Townes Courtesie wth liberty to fetch wood & keepe Swine or Cowes ..." and received land grants in 1639 in Hartford, and later in Farmington ... where he joined the Farmington church 30 Jan 1652/3.
He removed to Farmington and served as a Sergeant in the Trainband of Farmington, CT in 1651. He joined the Farmington Church about 30 Jan 1652/3 and was the 30th member. Subsequently, two of his sons were baptized there.
Thomas Barnes married 1st to Mary ----. She was charged with witchcraft and summoned before the General Court held 6 Jan 1662/3, where she was convicted before a jury of twelve men (see Colonial Records, 1658), then executed.
Children of Thomas Barnes and Mary -----
He married 2nd (contract dated 23 Mar 1662/3), to Mary Andrews, daug of John and Mary Andrews (Androos or Androus) of Farmington. The contract was quite favorable to Mary, possibly because Thomas was well over 40 years old, and Mary (born in 1643) was not yet twenty.
Children of Thomas Barnes and Mary Andrews:
Around 1661, he gave Farmington a rear portion of his land for a burying ground. In 1668, he gave another portion on the street for the same purpose, and in 1695, his son Joseph sold a third portion to the town. The earliest burials there are unmarked. The oldest stone which can be deciphered are 1685.
"Thomas residence in Farmington was 123 Main Street. In 1946, Mrs. Hurlburt wrote an article concerning the Barnes' Home for the Colonial Dames Society as the "Barnes-Mix-Lawrence House"."
After the death of Thomas Barnes, this widow Mary became the 2nd wife of Jacob BRONSON and mother of two more children.
Thomas died before 7th of February, 1689-90 when John Hooker made Oath.
Thomas Barnes, Sen. Location: Farmington, A Deed of Guift made by Thomas Barnes sen. (which is to stand as his last Will), dated 9 June, 1688:
This may certify to all Concerned: That I Thomas Barnes sen., of Farmington, for & in Consideration of the natural Love & Good Affection to my wife & Children hereafter mentioned, & for other good Causes moving, have given and granted as followeth: To my beloved wife Mary Barnes I give the Use & Improvement of halfe my Homelott, Dwelling house, Orchard, Barn & Yard lying and being in the Township of Farmington; as also the Use & Improvement of halfe my Land in Paquabuck Meadow & Con chee. The Use of the Lands and houseing above mentioned I give to my sd. wife during the term of her natural life. The particulars above mentioned, according to the Tennour expressed, I give to my wife provided she shall pay or cause to be paid the 1/2 of my Just Debts. To my son Thomas Barnes I give the 1/2 of my Homelott, Dwelling house, Orchard, Barn & Yard lying and being within the Township of Farmington; also half my Land in Pawquabuck Meadow & Conshee, with half my Quick Stock & halfe my Household Stuffe; the other halfe I give to him after my wife's decease. To my son Ebenezer I give 1/2 the Lands in Pawquabuck Meadow and Conshee after his Mother's decease; also, my 4 acre Lott lying at Rattlesnake Hill, & 1/2 of the rest of my Woodland or Outlands lying in the Farmington Bounds, at the age of 21 years. The other halfe of these last mentioned Woodland or Outlands I give to my son Thomas Barnes. To my Children which are already gone from me and disposed in marriage, I have formerly given according to my Ability, with which I expect they shall acquiesse. Witness: John Stanly sen., John Hooker. Thomas X Barnes. John Hooker of Farmington made Oath on the 7th of February, 1689-90, before William Lewes, Comms., that the Instrument was the free Act and Deed of Thomas Barnes sen., Decd.
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