Barrett of Maine and Massachusetts
Humphrey Barrett b 1590, Kent, England, d 7 Nov 1662, Concord, Middlesex, MA. He md Martha/Mary Wheeler abt 1625, Concord, Middlesex, MA. She was b 25 Nov 1608, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, d 7 Nov 1663, Concord, Middlesex, MA.
Child of Humphrey Barrett and Martha/Mary Wheeler was:
John Barrett [a] b 1628, Middlesex, MA, d bef 4 Jul 1664, Wells, York, ME. He md Mary Littlefield abt 1653, Malden, Middlesex, MA, daughter of Edmund Littlefield and Agnes Austin.
Child of John Barrett and Mary Littlefield was:
Benjamin Barrett b 18 Oct 1653, Malden, Middlesex, MA, d 1680, Deerfield, Franklin, MA. He md Sarah Graves 27 Apr 1677, Hatfield, Hampshire, MA, daughter of Isaac Graves and Mary Church.
Child of Benjamin Barrett and Sarah Graves was:
Sarah Barrett b 1678, Deerfield, Franklin, MA. She md Josiah Scott abt 1695, Hadley, Hampshire, MA, son of William Scott and Hannah Allis.
a. The date of his arrival in Mass. is unknown, but he removed at some point to Wells, York, Maine, where he took the Oath of Allegiance in 1653. Known as Ensign or Lieut. John Barrett, senior, his will is shown below:
The last will & testament of John Barrett Senior, being in perfect vnderstanding & memory Aprill 17 : 1662/
First I bequeath my soule to god almighty/ 2ly I bequeath my body to the earth from whence Itt came/ 3ly I bequeath my houses, vpland & Marsh att home, with all my estate of Cattle both gret & small, with all my goods with in doores & without, vnto Mary my wife, which I do make my executrix & Administratrix, & that shee may pay all my debts, & may receaue all Which is any way due to mee, alsoe my wife shall Cutt wt hay shee hath neede of vpon the Marsh at ye necke of Land dureing her life/
I giue vnto John Barrett my sun, my vpland at the stony brooke, & the three acers of Marsh at Ogunquett, & I giue vnto my sun the Marsh at ye necke of Land, which lyeth betweene Mr Bowles & Fran : Littlefeild Senjor, onely my wife his Mother shall cutt wt hay shee standeth neede of yearely dureing her life/
John Barrett his marke
Jos : Bowles/
Frances Crosse her marke X
(Proved 4 July 1664, Inventory returned at 173 pounds : 4 : 0, by Mr Jos : Booles, Samell Austine and John West, Aprill 29: 1662.)
GL: Maine and New Hampshire Settlers, 1600s-1900s, Maine Wills, 1640-1760, p. 5; English Origins of New England Families, Ivory and Littlefield, contributed by Elizabeth French, Committee on English Research, p. 308, from an article appearing in NEHGR, republished by Genealogical Publishing Company; SG.
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