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Barnabus Davis

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Birthplace: Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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Son of Samuel Davis, Sr. and Mary Davis (Meddowes)
Brother of John Davis; Patience Riddland; Mercy Davis; Samuel Davis, of Concord; Daniel Davis and 5 others

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Please remove this profile from my tree and put it in the proper tree that is Barnabas Davis born 1599 in England and died November 28, 1685 in Charlestown ,Boston , Massachusetts his wife is Patience (James) born 1603 in England baptized October 20, 1603 died November 15, 1690. This profile is Managed by Judith Ann Owens and I whish for her to perform this duty. This Barnabas had a son named Samuel Davis who after soon married move his family to Groton and sired Barnabas there in Groton with wife Mary Waters that Married Samuel March 20, 1655/56 Barnabus Davis Genealogical Guide To The Early Settlers Of America page 136 Samuel Davis Sr., of Groton, by wife Mary (Waters), had a son born Barnabus, April 17, 1672. I am asking you to please remove Barnabus Davis as a child of Samuel and Mary (Meddowes) Davis. Samuel and Mary (Meddowes) Davis according to Dolor Davis A Sketch of his Life with A Record of his Earlier Descendants by Horace Davis printed in 1881 Page 40 list the following children 1. Mercy born October 27, 1666 2. Samuel, born June 21 1669 3. Daniel, born March 16 or 26, 1673 (My tenth great grandfather) 4. Mary born August 12, 1677 5. Eleazer born July 26, 1680 6. Simon (Lieut.) born August 9, 1683 and 7. Stephen born March 30, 1686. No where is listed a Barnabus of any kind in this document on page 40 or 41 where if he was the son of Samuel and Mary (Meddowes) Davis he would be listed there. Samuel lived in Concord and all of his children was born in Concord, your Barnabus was not born in Concord he was born in Groton. Barnabus father was Samuel Davis born in England in 1630 died Decemberr 28, 1699 lived and died in Groton, Middlesex County Massachusetts who married Mary Waters March 20, 1655/56 and they had a son named Barnabas' Now Dolor Davis did own some land and developed some land and served as a Selectman for two years there but according to Horace, Dolor never actually resided in a house there, he was buying, owning land there and building houses there which was his main profession, but this activity had the length of two years and that was it. So all the Davis's in Groton are not directly related to Dolor. they might be distant relatives of some kind I don't know, but nothing direct I am sure of that. Unless you have documented proof that Barnabus is a son of Samuel and Mary would you please post it or send it to me as e-mail, if this is not the case then Take this profile off of my tree please.

An American Family History Barnabas Davis Children of Barnabas Davis and Patience James •Samuel Davis •Patience Davis Ridland •Barnabus Davis •Nathaniel Davis •Hopewell Davis •James Davis

Charlestown was first settled in 1628 and was the Massachusetts Bay Colony's initial seat of  government. Charlestown became part of Boston in 1874.

Barnabas Davis was born about 1599 in England. He mentioned his father James D. (this may be his wife’s father) and a brother Reade (1602) in England.

Barnabas married Patience James in 1625. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Barnabas and Patience Davis. He was a tallow chandler by trade which is a maker of and dealer of tallow candles.

He first came from England in July, 1635 on the ship Blessing. He came with a Susan Davis, age 16, who may have been his sister. The fee for passage was five pounds. He gave his age then as thirty-six years.

He landed in Boston and then walked to Connecticut to check on his employers, John and William Woodcock’s, business. When he arrived in Connecticut, he found that their employee, Francis Stiles, had built a house, but had had not laid out 400 acres for a farm as he should have. The Reverend Thomas Hooker advised him to return to England with letters describing their estate. So Barnabas sailed back to England, landed at Portsmouth and then rode to London to deliver the letters.

He was again sent to the colonies to check up on Francis Stiles. He landed in Boston in the “yeare of the Pequid warres." The Pequot War was in 1634–1638 and was between the Pequot tribe and the colonists along with some Native American allies. Barnabas went to Connecticut by sea. He found that Stiles had not acquired the land he should have and he was forced to become a soldier for about a year. Eventually he went back to England with more letters where he had to walk to London.

He was sent to Connecticut a third time to recover the Woodcock’s estate from Stiles. He landed in Boston in June, 1639. This time he brought his family.

The Woodcocks never paid him and he brought suit against them for wages in 1640-41. He won the suit.

He became a large landowner himself. He owned Lovells Island in Boston Harbor and considerable other real estate in Charlestown. On March 1, 1657/58 when land was divided in Charlestown, Barnabas received lot 50 of 27 acres of woodland and 4.5 acres on the side of common land. On March 20, 1665 he bought ¾ of a acre of land from John Cutler on the side of Bunker hill.

He died at Charlestown, November 28, 1685.

  

Old Style Calendar

Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.  
  

American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.

CD: Genealogical And Personal Memoirs: Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Parts 1 & 2 from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter

Barnabas Davis, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and came to this country from Tewkesbury, England, in July, 1635, in the ship Blessing. He gave his age at that time as thirty-six years. He settled in Charlestown. Massachusetts, and was in the employ of John and William Woodcock, making several journeys to Connecticut. The records show that he brought suit against his employers for wages in 1640-41. He mentioned his father James and a brother Reade in England. He deposed, April 4, 1659, that he was aged about sixty years. He was a tallow chandler by trade.

Elizabeth Davis, perhaps his first wife, was admitted to the church in Charlestown, January 8, 1635. His wife Patience died November 15, 1690, aged eighty-two years. He owned Lovell's Island and considerable other real estate. He died at Charlestown, November 28, 1685. Children: Samuel, died at Groton, December 28, 1699; Barnabas, aged twenty-eight in 1662; Patience; Nathaniel, aged forty in 1682; James. . . The Massachusetts Bay Company was a trading company chartered in 1629 to settle an English colony in New England. Puritan leaders saw it as a religious and political refuge. About 900 colonists arrived in 1630.

from Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 4 by Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs

Barnabas Davis, immigrant ancestor of a prominent family bearing this name, was born 1599 in Tewksbury, England; with his wife Patience and son Samuel he sailed for America in the ship Blessing and arrived at Boston in 1636. He settled in Charlestown, where he owned several parcels of real estate, including a part of Bunker Hill. By trade he was a tallow chandler and probably followed that trade. He died November 27, 1685, and was survived almost five years by his wife, who died November 15, 1690.

Their children were:

1. Samuel, who had a child named Barnabas
2. Barnabas.( I have no information on this Barnabas) 
3. Patience, born 1641, married William Ridland, of Charlestown. 
4. Nathaniel, married (first) Mary Converse; (second) Mary Thomas; was a glazier in Charlestown. 
5. Hopewell, a soldier of King Philip's war, married Sarah (Boynton) Davis. 
6. James, married Elizabeth Randall and lived in Scituate.
  

King Philip’s War was a bloody and costly series of raids and skirmishes in 1675 and 1676 between the Native American people and the colonials. King Philip was the Native American leader Metacom. An American Family History Barnabas Davis Children of Barnabas Davis and Patience James

•Samuel Davis

•Patience Davis Ridland •Barnabus Davis (I have no information on this Barnabas) •Nathaniel Davis •Hopewell Davis •James Davis

Charlestown was first settled in 1628 and was the Massachusetts Bay Colony's initial seat of  government. Charlestown became part of Boston in 1874.

Barnabas Davis was born about 1599 in England. He mentioned his father James D. (this may be his wife’s father) and a brother Reade (1602) in England. He married Patience James in 1625. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Barnabas and Patience Davis. He was a tallow chandler by trade which is a maker of and dealer of tallow candles. He first came from England in July, 1635 on the ship Blessing. He came with a Susan Davis, age 16, who may have been his sister. The fee for passage was five pounds. He gave his age then as thirty-six years. He landed in Boston and then walked to Connecticut to check on his employers, John and William Woodcock’s, business. When he arrived in Connecticut, he found that their employee, Francis Stiles, had built a house, but had had not laid out 400 acres for a farm as he should have. The Reverend Thomas Hooker advised him to return to England with letters describing their estate. So Barnabas sailed back to England, landed at Portsmouth and then rode to London to deliver the letters. He was again sent to the colonies to check up on Francis Stiles. He landed in Boston in the “yeare of the Pequid warres." The Pequot War was in 1634–1638 and was between the Pequot tribe and the colonists along with some Native American allies. Barnabas went to Connecticut by sea. He found that Stiles had not acquired the land he should have and he was forced to become a soldier for about a year. Eventually he went back to England with more letters where he had to walk to London. He was sent to Connecticut a third time to recover the Woodcock’s estate from Stiles. He landed in Boston in June, 1639. This time he brought his family. The Woodcocks never paid him and he brought suit against them for wages in 1640-41. He won the suit. He became a large landowner himself. He owned Lovells Island in Boston Harbor and considerable other real estate in Charlestown. On March 1, 1657/58 when land was divided in Charlestown, Barnabas received lot 50 of 27 acres of woodland and 4.5 acres on the side of common land. On March 20, 1665 he bought ¾ of a acre of land from John Cutler on the side of Bunker hill. He died at Charlestown, November 28, 1685. Old Style Calendar Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used. American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency. CD: Genealogical And Personal Memoirs: Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Parts 1 & 2 from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter

Barnabas Davis, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and came to this country from Tewkesbury, England, in July, 1635, in the ship Blessing. He gave his age at that time as thirty-six years. He settled in Charlestown. Massachusetts, and was in the employ of John and William Woodcock, making several journeys to Connecticut. The records show that he brought suit against his employers for wages in 1640-41. He mentioned his father James and a brother Reade in England. He deposed, April 4, 1659, that he was aged about sixty years. He was a tallow chandler by trade.

Elizabeth Davis, perhaps his first wife, was admitted to the church in Charlestown, January 8, 1635. His wife Patience died November 15, 1690, aged eighty-two years. He owned Lovell's Island and considerable other real estate. He died at Charlestown, November 28, 1685. Children: Samuel, died at Groton, December 28, 1699; Barnabas, aged twenty-eight in 1662; Patience; Nathaniel, aged forty in 1682; James. . .

  
 

The Massachusetts Bay Company was a trading company chartered in 1629 to settle an English colony in New England. Puritan leaders saw it as a religious and political refuge. About 900 colonists arrived in 1630. from Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 4 by Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs

Barnabas Davis, immigrant ancestor of a prominent family bearing this name, was born 1599 in Tewksbury, England; with his wife Patience and son Samuel he sailed for America in the ship Blessing and arrived at Boston in 1636. He settled in Charlestown, where he owned several parcels of real estate, including a part of Bunker Hill. By trade he was a tallow chandler and probably followed that trade. He died November 27, 1685, and was survived almost five years by his wife, who died November 15, 1690.

Their children were:

1. Samuel,
2. Barnabas. ( No information on this Barnabas) 
3. Patience, born 1641, married William Ridland, of Charlestown. 
4. Nathaniel, married (first) Mary Converse; (second) Mary Thomas; was a glazier in Charlestown. 
5. Hopewell, a soldier of King Philip's war, married Sarah (Boynton) Davis. 
6. James, married Elizabeth Randall and lived in Scituate.
  

King Philip’s War was a bloody and costly series of raids and skirmishes in 1675 and 1676 between the Native American people and the colonials. King Philip was the Native American leader Metacom.

Samuel Davis, Sr. was born in 1630 in England. He was the son of Barnabas Davis and Patience James. He married Mary Waters on March 20, 1655/56 in Lancaster. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Samuel and Mary Davis.

Children of Samuel Davis Sr. and Mary Waters 

Mary Davis Elizabeth Davis Church Mary Davis Lewis Pratt John Davis Sarah Davis Cady Samuel Davis Barnabas Davis (this is your Barnabas that was born in Groton) Steven Davis Patience Davis Green Nathaniel Davis

He was one of the original proprietors of Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and was granted 20 acres of land and chosen Supervisor of Highways in 1663. 

Samuel's will was dated December 20, 1699 and mentioned his wife Mary, sons John, Nathaniel, and Samuel, and daughters Mary Pratt, Elizabeth Church, Patience Green, and Sarah Cade. It was witnessed by Joseph Parham, Martha Waters, and Jonas Blanard. The inventory of his estate was taken Jan. 27, 1699/1700 by Joseph Parham and James Blanchard. It was proved March 12, 1699-1700. He died on December 28, 1699 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, by George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909

Samuel [Davis], eldest child of Barnabas and Patience Davis, was born in 1630 in England, and settled soon after his marriage in Groton, Massachusetts, where his children were born.

He was a prominent man of his time and active in the struggles with the savage foes surrounding his home. By one authority it is stated that he was killed in Groton by the Indians in 1704; others say it was his son Samuel. His son John was slain near his home in Groton. Samuel died December 28, 1699.

Samuel was married in 1656 to Mary Waters, who was born January 27, 1638, a daughter of Laurence and Ann (Linton) Waters, of Watertown, Lancaster and Charlestown.

Their children were:

1. Elizabeth Davis (Church) 
2. Mary, married (first) Isaac Lewis; (second) Thomas Pratt.
3. John, born March 10, 1664, lived in Groton, where he was killed by the Indians in October, 1704. 
4. Sarah Davis (Cady) 
5. Samuel, mentioned below. 
6. Barnabas, who died 1690. 
7. Patience, wife of John Green.
  

Queen Ann’s War was between 1702 and 1713. It was part of the War of Spanish Succession. England, Austria, the Netherlands, and Portugal joined forces to prevent France from becoming too powerful. The war waged on the New England frontier was called Queen Ann’s War.

  


  
     
  
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1672
April 17, 1672
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1694
1694
Age 21
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States