Francis Barber, I (1617 - 1670)

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Birthplace: Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in New Jersey, United States
Managed by: Todd Barber
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About Francis Barber, I

Any corrections or additions to the following excerpt would be greatly appreciated. I doubt that all of the references provided actually pertain to the same Francis BARBER.

From First Settlers of Piscataway and Woodbridge:

BARBER FAMILY

FRANCIS BARBER was a F.S. [First Settler] of Pisc. [Piscataway], and when he had his house lot in Elizabethtown (1665), as stated in one authority, it was on the Woodbridge line, and his meadow beyond the rather indefinable boundaries of that day. (CLAYTON, (1882), p. 590; and HATFIELD, (1868) p 68.) As to the origin of FRANCIS BARBER--"Passengers for Virginia--15th May, 1635. These underwritten names are to Virginea [sic]; imbarqued in the Plaine Joan, Richard Buckam Mr the pties having brought attestation of their conformitie to the orders & discipline of the Church of England. Francis Barber, yeares, 18." (N. E. HIST. GEN. REG., Vol. II, 1848, p. 212.) (HOTTEN, (1874), p. 79) Under the foregoing record, FRANCIS BARBER was 18 years old in 1635, hence born in 1617, making him eligible to be that same person who entered New Jersey say, 1663 (supra). "Francis Barber removed from Virginia to New Jersey (supra). He took the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity at Elizabethtown 19th Feb. 1665, his name being the last in the list: and, when at a court proceeding dated March 8, 1671, Special Court at Elizabethtown involving some of the worthies of that settlement, Luke Watson and others got into trouble over "did intend, go about, practice and put into use, to overthrow, out breake, cast down or digg up, a considerable quantity of fence belonging to Richard Michell, with intent that the land lying at the rear of the house lot of Francis Barber and George Pack & others, then in the possession and occupation of the above named Richard Michell, should remain open, all which is contrary to the law, and a breach of the King's peace." (ARCH., 2st Ser., Vol. I, p.83) According to HATFIELD, (supra) the career of Francis Barber in New Jersey was short and uneventful. (p. 68.) "Francis Barber has left no memorial of his origin. He sold, Mar. 20, 1671-2, to Vincent Ronyon, carpenter, a houselot. In the following year, must have removed, soon after, to Staten Island, where on the W. side of the Island, on Smoking Point, Dec. 21. 1680, 88 acres of woodland and meadow were surveyed for him; and where, in 1686, he served as Commissioner of Excise." Francis Barber had a son, Francis Barber, listed in the census of 1706 of Staten Island, where he is listed as "Franck Barber," (STILLWELL, Vol. I, p. 164, 1903). Family of FRANCIS BARBER: (1) FRANCIS (supra); (2) EDWARD, wife MARY DAVIS, dau. of Samuel of W. [Woodbridge]; (3) Samuel; (4) John; (5) Sarah; (6) Elizabeth; (7) Joseph; (8) William, and perhaps others, all springing from the same general location and first settler origin.

Passingers of the Plain Joan To Virginia, May 1635 NEHGS April 1848 Passengers for Virginia


We are again anabled to lay before our readers a list of early emigrants to Virginia. It has just been recieved from our correspondent in London, H. G. Somberby, Esq., but the precise locality off the original record, he does not advise us.It is probally from the same source as that we gave in the last Register; (pages 112 and 113) namely, the records "in the custody of the Master of the rolls.

These passengers, though they shipped to go to Virginia, it is quite probable that intended to come to New England, It might have been difficult for some of them to have obtained permission to come heae, while no objection might be made ot there going to Virginia. Were we to enter into an examination of the list we doubt not we could show pretty conclusively that a large number of the persons names in it were not long after found in New England. At present we can only draw attention to the following names: -- Arthur Peach, was here in 1637m and in the war aginst the Pequots. And though he turned out to ba a wretch, commited mmurder and was executed in 1638, Winshiip says he was a young man of a good family." There was a Thomas Arnold at Watertown, 1640, John Northy, Marblehead, 1648; Thomas Hall, Cambridge, 1648. Thomas Bulkely, Concord, 1638; Rowley, 1643. This is a mere glince at a few of the names, and we do not pretend that they are the same individuals as those represented on our list. Some we think are, and others may prove to be so. --Ed.

15th May 1635. These under written names are to Virginia: imbarqued in the Plaine Joan, Richard Buckman Mr. the pties having brought attestation of their conformitie of the orders & disipline of the church of England.

Name

Years

Name

Years

Robert Briers

21

Robert Hunt

14

Jn'o. Johnson

20

Jo: Raddish

23

Robert Coke

25

Tho: Bulkley

32

Jo: Alsopp

50

Robert Brooks

33

Wm Piggott

50

Richard Downes

34

WmToplyf

30

Arthur Peach

20

Tho: Arnold

30

Wm. James

26

Wm. Paulson

33

Tym Blackett

40

Jo: Northin

22

Roger Koorbe

25

Tho: Turner

21

Ann Parks

27

Jo: Beddell

22

Tho: Britton

26

Jo: Barrowe

26

Wm. Collins

34

Jo: Trent

27

Jo: Resburne

30

Jo: Coker

21

Henry Jackson

24

Henrie Donaldson

25

Charles McCartie

27

Wm Lavor

22

Owen McCartie

18

Chri: Davies

22

Charles Flane

18

Chri: Taylor

25

Richard Lawrence

20

Daniell Clark

33

Tho: Godbitt

20

Richard Day

32

Nic's Kent

16

Robert Lewis

23

Thomas Newman

15

Luke Bland

20

Peter Sudburrowe

20

Jo: Warren

27

Tho: Lloyd

20

James Ward

18

Wm. Hitchcock

27

Tho: Stamp

32

Francis Barber

18

Toboas Frier

18

Edward Wheeler

18

Willm: Steddall

26

James Miller

18

Chri: Thomas

26

Jo: Shaw

21

Richard Fleming

24

Jo: Marshall

21

Mathew Lem

20

Jo: Aris

19

Henry Perpoynt

22

Robert Ward

22

Tho: Hall

21

Tho: Viper

26

Edward Wilson

22

Robt. Shinglewood

26

Jo: Palliday

23

Geo. Smith

34

Richard Wolley

36

Jo:Hughes

30

Willm Clark

27

Geo. Talbott

18

Wm, Baldwinn

24

Rogbert Gilbert

18

Wm. Collins

20

Jo:Bennet

18

Tho: Pitcher

20

Jo: Rolles

22

Joseph Nelson

26

James Wynd

23

Francis Gray

15

Jn'o Marsh

26

Samuel Young

14

Ralph Wray

64

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Francis Barber, I's Timeline

1617
September 1, 1617
Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
1644
1644
Age 26
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
1650
1650
Age 32
1670
1670
Age 52
New Jersey, United States
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