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Matthew Barstow (1590 - 1644)

Matthew Barstow
Born in Shelf, Near Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 8 Aug 1614 in Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Halifax, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Nov 2010
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Matthew was christened on 25 March 1590 at Halifax, Yorkshire.[1]

Child: Michael Barstow bpt 17 Nov 1600, Shelf, Halifax, Yorkshire.[2]

Disputed Children

It is believed by several researchers that Matthew was the father of Michael, William, George and John Barstow, immigrants to New England. This is based on one found baptism for Michael Barstow. But there are other likely candidates.

"Bond found the baptism at Shelf, Halifax, Yorkshire, 17 Nov 1600, of Michael Barstow, son of Matthew Barstow [Bond 677]; Matthew Wood found the baptism at Halifax, 6 Jan 1600/1, of Michael Barstow, son of Michael Barstow of Northowram [NYGBR 121:98]. Given the size of this parish and the multiplicity of Barstow families therein, further research needs to be undertaken before we can identify the parents of Michael Barstow and his brothers."[3][2] There are also baptisms of Michaels (son of Michael) on 17 Feb 1599 and 18 Jan 1600 at St. john the Baptist in Halifax.[4]

Further Susan Perry, wife of William Perry, was at one time speculated to be a sister of Michael Barstow. She is not a Barstow at all but a Carver instead.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, Mathew Bayrstow, 25 Mar 1590); citing HALIFAX,YORK,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 496,813, 528,766.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bond 677 p. 677 of Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston : to which is appended the early history of the town. by Bond, Henry, (1860)
  3. Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume 1, A-B begins p. 171 will p. 172 link AmericanAncestors ($)
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