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George Barstow (abt. 1614 - 1653)

George Barstow
Born about in Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married about 1649 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, New Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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George Barstow migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Disputed Origins

The origins and parents of the Barstow brothers, George, Willam, John and Michael - is unknown.

"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."[1][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.[3]

Biography

George 'Beeresto', aged 21, came to New England from Halifax, Yorkshire, England in 1635 with his brother William, aged 23, on the Truelove. [4] [5] [4]

  • 1635: Arrived in New Enlgand, may have first been of Watertown. [4]
  • 1637: August 11: William Barstow was allowed by the town of Dedham, Massachusetts to lay out part of his lot to his brother George Barstow. [6] [4]
  • 1640: March 30: Chosen highway surveyor at Dedham. [6] [4]
  • 1642/3: January 30: George was granted parcel(s) of swampland. [6] [4]
  • 1642/3: February 6: He was granted one acre and two rods of upland for plowing at Dedham. [4]
  • 1644: Member of the Ancient Artillery Company at Boston. [7]
  • 1644/5: February 4: George was granted 1 1/2 acres of woodland. [4]
  • 1646: December 26: George granted his houselot where 'clay is accustomed to be digged' at Dedham to the town, in exchange for 4 acres of swamp. [6] [4]
  • 1649: Removed to Scituate by this time. [7] [4]
  • 1652/3: Removed to Cambridge. [7] [4]
  • 1653: His brother William Barstow brought suit against Reverend Charles Chauncey of Scituate, whom William caused his brother George great grief and which hastened his Georg's death, by setting bulls upon the church at Cambridge, preventing his brother from communion with the church. William later was ordered by the court to retract his accusation. [7] [4]

He married by 1649, Susan Marritt/Merritt, as their first child was baptized at Scituate in February, 1650. [8] [4] Susan was baptized at St. Stephen, Ipswich, England on June 9, 1626, daughter of Thomas and Susan (Wolfenden) Marrett, who came to New England and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts by 1635/6. [8] [9]

George died at Cambridge on March 18, 1652/3. [10][4]

George didn't sign his will, but Thomas Marrett signed it and Susan Barstow made her mark. In it he left his estate in 3 equal parts to his wife and two children. [11] [4]

His inventory was valued at L85 15s 6d and included no real estate. [4]

His widow Susan died at Cambridge on April 17, 1654. [10] Her estate inventory was valued at L66 2s 5d, with debts of L5 16s. Her father Thomas Marrit was appointed administer and guardian to their two children, Margaret about 4 years old and George about 2 years 2 months. [12] [4]

In Susan's father Thomas Marrit's will, written October 15, 1663, he left bequests to the children of 'my son George Baisto deceased', among others. [13] [8] [9]

Michael Barstow, of Watertown, Massachusetts, wrote his will June 23, 1674, and left legacies to the children of his brothers John, William and George Barstow. [14]

Children

  1. Margaret baptized at Scituate on February 24, 1649/50 [15]; married Simon Gates in November, 1670. [4]
  2. George baptized on June 12, 1653 [15]; married Mercy Clark, daughter of James by 1684. [4]

Sources

  1. 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 ($)
  2. 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. Search at https://www.freereg.org.uk
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 Anderson, Robert C., George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. George Barstow in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, A-B, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999 p. 167-70 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  5. Hotten: James C. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men sold for a term of years; apprentices; children stolen; maidens pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700 : with their ages and the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars; from mss. preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England, London, England, 1874, p. 131
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Hill, Don Gleason. The Early Records of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1636-1659, Volume 3, Office of the Deham Transcript, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1892 p. 34: 66: 93: 112
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Deane, Samuel. History of Scituate, Massachusetts: From Its First Settlement to 1831, James Loring, Boston, Massachusetts, 1831 p. 218
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Mahler, Leslie and Robert C. Anderson. The English Ancestry of Susan Wolfenden the Wife Thomas Marrett of Cambridge, Massachusetts in: The American Genealogist, Volume 81, New Haven, Connecticut, 2006, p. 99-101 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Anderson, Robert C. Thomas Marrett in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007 p.18-22 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Baldwin, Thomas, compiler. Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume 2- Marriages and Deaths, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915, p. 366
  11. Case 1330: p. 1-3: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org)
  12. Case1334: p. 1-2: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871, Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org)
  13. Case 14674: p.1-6: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org)
  14. Michael Barstow's Will in: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 8, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1854 p. 169-70.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Records of the First Church of Scituate in: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 57, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903 p. 83-4 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)

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Acknowledgments

  • WikiTree profile Barstow-354 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough.
  • Julie Baldwin created WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-201435 through the import of Jhoward.ged on May 31, 2013.


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posted by Anne B
UNKNOWN-201435 and Barstow-200 appear to represent the same person because: Unknown is a GEDCOM import gone bad. Husband of Susanna Marrett, should be George Barstow, merge will clean him up. Thx!
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