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Nicknames: "Barence"
Birthplace: Barking, Essex, England
Death: Died in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Erica Isabel Howton, (c)
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About Thomas Barnes

Barence was the name according to the marriage in the VR of Marlboro, MA. Hudson states that Thomas Barnes was in Marlboro early, and bought land from Jonathan Johnson and thus became a resident. Will in 1679 mentions his wife, Abigail, sons Thomas, John, and William, and daughters Dorothy, Abigail, and Susan. In SPEEDWELL with Shadrack Hapgood, John Fay, Nathaniel Goodnow, and Thomas Goodnow (Jr.) whose sister, Abigail, Thomas married.

Notes

  • Information on Thomas and Abigail (Goodenow) Barnes was found in "Goodenows Who Originated in Sudbury, Mass, 1638 A.D.," Theodore James Fleming Banvard. According to the book, Thomas was born about 1636 in Barking, Essex County, England. In 1666 he resided in Marlboro, Mass.
  • Birth and death Reference "History of East Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1686-1970," by Louis E. Roy, The Heffernan Press, Inc., Worcester, MA 1970.
  • According to the "History of East Brookfield," (cited above), Thomas Barnes and Abigail Goodenow were married on February 2, 1661/62; however, according to "Gooddenows Who Originated Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638 AD," by Thomas Banvard, Goodenow Family Association, Gateway Press, Baltimore 1999.
  • His house-fort was burned in King Phillip's War. Barence was the name according to his marriage license in the Vital Records of Marlboro, Mass. Hudson states that Thomas was in Marlboro early, and bought land from Jonathan Johnson and thus became a resident.
  • His will in 1679 mentions his wife Abigail, sons Thomas, John and William and daughters Dorothy, Abigail and Susan.
  • "New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. 6, p. 207, provides that a Thomas Barnes of Salem, Mass., worked as a blacksmith in 1653.
  • Thomas Barnes came to America on "The Speedwell" arriving in Boston, Massa

chusetts on May 30, 1656. For a copy of the original passenger log of "The Speedwell" on line, see he see http://genweb.net/History-of-Marlboro/speedwell.htm#SPEEDWELL

They had the following children:

M i Thomas Barnes was born on 23 Mar 1663. He died on 23 Apr 1734.

F ii Doritha Dorothy Barnes was born on 6 Feb 1664. She died on 17 Jun 1686.

M iii Deacon John Barnes was born on 25 Dec 1666. He died on 5 Apr 1752.

M iv William Barnes was born on 3 Apr 1669. He died on 18 Feb 1716.

F v Abigail Barnes was born on 14 Jan 1671. She died on 4 Nov 1749.

M vi Theophilus Barnes was born 1 on 10 Feb 1673 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA. He died 2 in Feb 1675 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA.

F vii Susana Susannah Barnes was born on 2 Feb 1676. She died on 15 Jan 1712.

http://www.goodenowfamily.org/pafg04.htm#2635 -------------------- The first BARNES in the colonies was Thomas BARNES (BARENCE), who was born in Barkling, Essex, England, about 1636. He came to America at the age of twenty, on the Speedwell, arriving on June 27, 1656. He came in the company of Shadrack HAPGOOD, John FAY, Nathaniel GOODNOW, and Thomas GOODNOW, whose daughter he later married. He bought land in Marlborough in 1662 or 63, from Jonathan JOHNSON.

He married Abigail, the daughter of Thomas and Jane (RUDDICK) GOODNOW, of Sudbury, on February 2, 1661. His house was burned down in 1678 by the Indians during King Philip's war, and all his goods were destroyed. He lived in Concord temporally and moved back to Marlborough after the war, and died in 1697.
He and Abigail had seven children: Thomas, March 23, 1662/63; Dorothy, February 6, 1664; John, December 25, 1666; William, April 3, 1669; Abigail, June 14, 1671, Theophilus, February 10, 1673-74 (died February 1675), and Susanna, February 2, 1676. All were born in Marlborough, except Susanna, who was born in Concord.

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HOMAS1 BARNES1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 was born 18 Oct 1636 in England10,11,11,12,12, and died 1679 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA13,14. He married ABIGAIL GOODENOW15,16,17,18,19,20,20 02 Jul 1662 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA21, daughter of THOMAS GOODENOW and JANE RUDDICK. She was born 11 Mar 1642 in Sudbury, Middlesex, MA22,23,24, and died 21 Apr 1734.

Notes for THOMAS BARNES: Came to America on the Speedwell, sailing from Gravesend Abt May 20, 1656 & landing in Boston, MA, Jun 27, 1656, in company with Shadrack Hapgood, John Fay, Nathaniel Goodnow, and Thomas Goodnow, whose daughter Abigail he married. He bought land (8 acres) of Jonathan Johnson in 1663. His house and goods were burned by Indians during the destruction of Marlborough, Massachusetts in 1676 in King Philip's War. He temporarily moved to Concord, Massachusetts. This is where his youngest child, Susanna, was born. Upon returning to Marlborough, he bought land in the old Indian Plantation, Ockoocangansett. Thomas was active in community affairs, as evidenced by his name on numerous petitions and public documents. He first bought land in the then newly formed town, Marlborough in 1662 and received additional land grants later.

He enlisted in in the Pequot War in Capt. Mason's Unit 1634/1635 at Hartford, Hartford Cty, CT.

Sources: History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, by Charles Hudson, 1862.

History of Hadley Including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts, by Sylvester Judd (also Family Genealogies by Lucius M. Boltwood), 1905.

East Haddam, Connecticut Vital Records.

More About THOMAS BARNES: Arrival: 1656, Marlborough, Massachusetts25,25,25,25 Civil: 167726 Residence: Middlesex County, MA27,27

More About THOMAS BARNES and ABIGAIL GOODENOW: Marriage: 02 Jul 1662, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA28

     

Children of THOMAS BARNES and ABIGAIL GOODENOW are: 2. i. THOMAS2 BARNES, b. 23 Mar 1662, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA; d. 23 Apr 1734, Brookfield, Worcester, MA. 3. ii. DOROTHY BARNES, b. 06 Feb 1664, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA; d. 17 Jun 1686, Stow, Middlesex, MA. 4. iii. DEACON JOHN BARNES, b. 25 Dec 1666, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA; d. 05 Apr 1752, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA. 5. iv. WILLIAM BARNES, b. 03 Apr 1669, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA; d. 15 Feb 1715, East Haddam, Middlesex, CT. 6. v. ABIGAIL BARNES, b. 14 Jan 1671, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA; d. 04 Nov 1749, Stockbridge, Berkshire, MA.

	vi.	 	THEOPHILUS BARNES29,30,31,32, b. 10 Feb 1673, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA33,34,35; d. Feb 1675, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA36,37,38.

7. vii. SUSANNAH BARNES, b. 02 Feb 1676, Concord, Middlesex, MA; d. 15 Jan 1712, Marlborough, Middlesex, MA. -------------------- Birth and death Reference "History of East Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1686

-1970," by Louis E. Roy, The Heffernan Press, Inc., Worcester, MA 1970.

According to the "History of East Brookfield," (cited above), Thomas Barn

es and Abigail Goodenow were married on February 2, 1661/62; however, acco

rding to "Gooddenows Who Originated Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638 AD," by T

homas Banvard, Goodenow Family Association, Gateway Press, Baltimore 199

4, they married on July 21, 1662.

Information on Thomas and Abigail (Goodenow) Barnes was found in "Goodeno

ws Who Originated in Sudbury, Mass, 1638 A.D.," Theodore James Fleming Ban

vard. According to the book, Thomas was born about 1636 in Barking, Ess

ex County, England. In 1666 he resided in Marlboro, Mass. His house-fort w

as burned in King Phillip's War. Barence was the name according to his mar

riage license in the Vital Records of Marlboro, Mass. Hudson states th

at Thomas was in Marlboro early, and bought land from Jonathan Johnson a

nd thus became a resident. His will in 1679 mentions his wife Abigail, so

ns Thomas, John and William and daughters Dorothy, Abigail and Susan.

"New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Vol. 6, p. 207, provid

es that a Thomas Barnes of Salem, Mass., worked as a blacksmith in 1653.

Thomas Barnes came to America on "The Speedwell" arriving in Boston, Massa

chusetts on May 30, 1656. For a copy of the original passenger log of "T

he Speedwell" on line, see http://genweb.net/History-of-Marlboro/speedwell

.htm#SPEEDWELL

For a genealogy of the Thomas Barnes family on line, see http://genweb.net

/History-of-Marlboro/genibarnest.htm#Thomas

Reference: Donald T. Barnes.

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Thomas Barnes's Timeline

1636
October 18, 1636
Essex, England
1662
March 23, 1662
Age 25
Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts
July 2, 1662
Age 25
Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1664
February 6, 1664
Age 27
Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1666
December 25, 1666
Age 30
Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1669
April 3, 1669
Age 32
Marlborough, Massachusetts
1671
June 14, 1671
Age 34
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1673
February 10, 1673
Age 36
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1674
February 14, 1674
Age 37
1676
February 2, 1676
Age 39
Marlboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA