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William Barstow

Nicknames: "William Barstowe", "William Beeresto"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Barstow, II and Isabell M Barstow
Husband of Hannah Prince (Hubbard)
Father of Joseph Barstow; John Barstow; Mary Barstow; Patience Baker (Barstow); Sarah Church and 6 others
Brother of George Barstow; Elizabeth Randall; Susan Barstow; John Barstow and Michael or Miles Barstow

Occupation: Shipwright
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About William Barstow

WILLIAM5 BARSTOW (MATTHEW4, MATHEW3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1612 in Parish Shelf, Near Halifax, Co.York, Yorkshire, England, and died 01 Jan 1669 in Scituate, MA, USA. He married HANNAH (ANNA) HUBBARD 08 Jun 1638 in Dedham, MA, USA.

Notes for WILLIAM BARSTOW:

" William, Dedham, next br. of Michael the first, came with his younger br. George, in the Trulove, 1635, aged 23 from London, where their names at the custom ho. were writ. Beresto, by w. Ann had Joseph, b. 6 Jun 1639, bapt. 25 Apr 1641, his mo. join. the ch. that mo.; Mary, 28 Dec 1641, bapt. next Sunday; Patience, 3 Dec 1643, bapt. 9 Jun foll. He rem. to Scituate, there had, prob. Sarah; and ano. d. whose name is not seen; certain. Deborah, Aug 1650; William, Sep 1652; and Martha, 1655; and he d. 1 Jan 1669. His wid. m. John Prince of Hull. Patience m. Moses Simmons, 1662, as Bond, 678, tells; Mary m. 14 May 1656, William Ingram of Boston; Sarah m. a. 1665, Nathaniel Church; Deborah m. 9 Nov 1670, Philip Shattuck; and Martha m. 9 Dec 1674, Samuel Prince, s. of the h. of her mo. Worthington calls him Wilkin, wh. is more strange than his spell, Bearstowe." from Genealogical Dictonary of New England Settlers, Volume 1, Page 129.

William was 23 when he came on the Truelove with his brother George in Sept 20, 1635. He was a shipbuilder by trade. Built his house in 1649. He built the first bridge over North River at Stoney Bridge in 1657. He kept a tavern, was a Selectman, Highway Surveyor and in 1666 a commissioner to perambulate the patent line.

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  1. Note:
   IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS, by Frederick Adams Virkus, page 10.
   THE WILLIAM BARSTOW FAMILY, by Arthur Hitchcock Radash, pages 1, 2, 3 & 4. RANDALL AND ALLIED FAMILIES, by Frank Alfred Randall, page 297.
   MARRIAGES BEFORE 1699, page 32,
   BARSTOW, William and Ann HUBBARD, 8 May 1638, Dedham MA
   BARSTOW-BESTOR GENEALOGY, by Arthur Hitchcock Radasch, page 1.
   William Barstow, age 23, and George Barstow, aged 21, brothers Micheal and John, came to America on the ship "Truelove", which sailed from England, Sept. 20, 1635, John Gibbs, master. Their names were written "Beeresto" on the ship's list (Reg. 14:323). The ages established 1612 as the year of William's birth, and 1614 as the year of George's birth. Two sisters of this family also came to America. One sister, Elizabeth, married William Randall in Scituate, MA, in 1640, and the other sister, Susan, married William Perry of Marshfield.
   William Barstow settled in Dedham in 1636, and about 1644 removed to Scituate. He was a shipwright, and started his shipbuilding business in Scituate. The early generations of his descendats settled around Scituate and Hanover, MA, where most of them were shipwrights or iron workers. Thus, they engaged in building ships, or in making iron for ships. Some of them became mariners and took to the sea. In fact, many became shipmasters and sailed their ships to all parts of the world.

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William Barstow, a son of Thomas Barstow (the latter being a brother of Michael Barstow, a prominent merchant of York, whose portrait still hangs in Naburn Hall), when he was twenty-three years of age, came in September, 1635, in the ship 'Truelove' to America. He was one of the proprietors and signers for the incorporation of the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, in 1636, and appeared before the General Court in June of that year. He married at Dedham, Massachusetts, May 8, 1638, Ann Hubbard, who was admitted to the church, July 16, 1641. William Barstow removed to Scituate, Massachusetts, and became the first settler of that part of the town which is now called Hanover. In 1664 he contracted to build a bridge and keep it in repairs in that town. He was a man of high respectability and a most worthy and enterprising citizen; a man of note and an extensive landholder. He died in Scituate in 1668. His children were: Joseph, born April 6, 1639; Mary, born October 28, 1641; Patience, born October 3, 1643; Deborah, baptized August 18, 1650; William, see below; and Martha, baptized April 22, 1655.

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from: A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass., with Family Genealogies ...

By John Stetson Barry

William, the fourth bro., was in Dedham in 1636, and signed

the Pet'n. for the incorp'n. of that town under the name of Contentment.'

The 16 d. 12 mo. 1642, grants of " upland ground fit for

improvement with the plough," were made to him, and to his bro.

George. He was a frecm. in Scit. 1649, and the first settler, of

whom we have record, on the present territory of H. He was

prob. m. to his w. Anne, after he came to N. Eng., but we have

found no record of this marriage, and cannot, therefore, give her

maiden name in full. Mr. B. was a noted man in his day, as

will be seen from what we have already said of him. He was also

an extensive landholder, a man of high respectability, and a

worthy and enterprising citizen. He d. in Scit. in 1668, ae. 56,

leaving no will, and his wid. Anne, admin. on his Est.4 In the will

of Michael, his bro., mention is made of " 8 ch. of his bro. Wm."

We have succeeded in learning the names and dates of birth of

but 5 of these. There seem to have been but 2 sons ; the rest

were probably daughters. Their names were, 1. Joseph, b. in

Dedham, 6 d. 4 mo., 1639. 2. Patience, b. in Dcdham, 3 d. 10

mo., 1643, m. Moses Simmons, of Scit., 1662. 3. Deborah b. in

Scit in Aug. 1650. 4. Wm. b. in Scit., in Sep. 1652. 5. Martha

b. in Scit, 1655, m. Sam'I., eldest son of Sara'l. Prince, 1674, who

d. bef. 1686. (N. E. Gen. Reg. 1851 p. 379.)

NOTE. — It would appear, from die will of Michael, of Wain., that the w.

of Mr. B. m. a Prince.

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William Barstow's Timeline

1612
1612
Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
1635
1635
Age 23
1635
Age 23
Maschusetts
1638
July 8, 1638
Age 26
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1639
June 6, 1639
Age 27
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
1640
1640
Age 28
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1641
October 28, 1641
Age 29
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1643
October 3, 1643
Age 31
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1645
1645
Age 33
Scituate, Plymouth, MA, USA
1647
1647
Age 35
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