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John Barrett (abt. 1628 - 1706)

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Lt John Barrett
Born about in Norwich, Norfolkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Categories: English Immigrants to Massachusetts Bay Colony | Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Barretts.



John Barrett was born in England and came to America with his parents and 2 siblings between 1635-1640.[1]

  1. Mill operator and proprietor of extensive lands in Chelmsford, MA
  2. Selectman 1667-72
  3. credited with military service in 1675-76
  4. 1691-2 assigned to garrison in west regiment of Middlesex, Chelmsford, Great Brook section
  5. Joined Baptist Society in 1740

Lieutenant John Bennett, son of Thomas Bennett Sr. was a comparatively large proprieter of lands, in 1695 he had a grant of land in Chelmsford where he settled after his marriage and received several grants or divisions of land later. He served as tithingman and Lieutenant, he was a mill owner. He and his wife Sarah deeded land in 1689 to their son-in-law Nathaniel Collar. He died May 19, 1706.[2]


Children of John and Sarah Barrett:[1]
  1. John, d. 19 May 1681 at Chelmsford
  2. Jonathan
  3. Lydia, b. 22 September 1659, m. 11 April 1678 James Harwood
  4. Samuel, b. 16 June 1660
  5. Mary, b. 13 March 1662-3, m. 21 January 1686 George Robbins
  6. Joseph
  7. Margaret, b. 10 November 1667, d. 2 January 1681-2
  8. Sarah[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Barrett, William.Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of Thomas Barrett, Sen., of Braintree, Mass., 1635. Published 1888. Page 9-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial. Vol. ?? Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1913. Page 924.

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On 20 Jul 2015 at 10:15 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Barrett-2782 and Barrett-291 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same dates

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