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Jonathan Barrett

Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 07, 1749 (66-75)
Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Barrett and Dorcas Barrett
Husband of Abigail Barrett
Father of John Barrett, of Killingly
Brother of John Barrett, of Boston and James Barrett

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About Jonathan Barrett

Deacon Jonathan Barrett, born at Malden, 1678, lived at Reading and Malden. He died at Malden. September 7, 1749 ae. 72 (Malden Vital Records p. 197)

Deacon Jonathan, son of James and Dorcas (Green) was born in 1678; he lived both in Reading and Malden, MA. He married (1) Abigail Tuttle of Boston in 1608; she died in October 1715. He married Rebecca Brown, who survived him. His will was dated and proved in 1740 (sic, more likely 1749).

4843. Dea. Jonathan Barrett. Born ca 1678 in Malden, MA. Jonathan died on 7 Sep 1749 in Malden, MA.

On 8 Dec 1698 Jonathan first married Abigail Tuttle (30527) , daughter of Edward Tuttle (19618) (21 Sep 1651-) & Abigail [Tuttle], in Reading, MA. Born on 14 Feb 1677/8. Abigail died in Malden, MA, on 23 Oct 1715; she was 37.

On 29 Oct 1716 Jonathan second married Rebecca Nichols (6492) , daughter of Capt. Thomas Nichols (1792) (ca 1655-9 Feb 1736/7) & Rebecca Eaton (12899) (1 Mar 1664/5-17 Oct 1732), in Malden, MA. Born on 10 Aug 1684 in Reading, MA.14 Rebecca died aft 26 Aug 1749.

The History of Malden by. D.P.Corey, p. 500 gives the following. "At a meeting held May 15, 1722 it was recorded that ‘John Green Att ye farms Sam’ll Green, Jonathan barritt And seueral others y’t petision’d with Them; doe desire; Abatement of Ther ministars rates, by reson as they doe live more conuenant To go (to) Reding meting Than to malden meting."

Deacon Jonathan Barrett’s will is on file at East Cambridge. It is as follows;-

"In Name of God Amen, the Twenty sixth Day of August, one Thousand seven hundred and forty nine. I, Jonathan Barritt of Malden in the County of Middlesex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and Memory, Thanks be given to Dye, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say. Principally, and and first of all, I give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it; and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decnt Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors; nothin doubting but at the General Resurection I shall receive the same again by the might Power of God. And as touching such wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Inprimis, I give and bequeath unto Rebecca my dearly well beloved Wife the improvement of my east lower Room of my dwelling House and Chamber over the same, and one Third part of the sellow during her natural life, with free liberty of coming at ye. same as acation shall call for: I also give her the improvement of one third part of my household Goods within doors; and the improvement of two of my best Cows to be kept for her winter and summer yearly and every year by my Executors during her natural life; I also give her. Two bushils of Malt two barrils of sider three bushils of Rye, nine bushils of Indian Corn ground and brought into her house; the syder and grain to, be provided to be provided for her yearly and every year seasonabley during her natural life by my Executors; I also give her six Cords of good firewood to be out, split and brought seasonabley to her door for her fire: I also give her five bushils of Apples, two bushils of Turnips, half a bushil of Carrots and half a bushil of white Beans: four score pounds of Pork and seventy pounds of Beef; four pounds of hackled flax and four pounds of sheeps wool all to be provided yearly and every year by my Executors during her natural life: also ten poinds money & year during her life. Likewise thet she be carried to meeting when she is able and desierous to attend the same: all above mentioned to be performed equaly between my two Executors; The ten pounds money above mentioned is to b understood in the old tenner.

"Item. I give to my beloved son Jonathan Barritt four hundred pounds money old tenner to be paid to him or his heirs by James Barritt one of my Executors. one hundred pounds to be paid one year after my deceas. and one hundred more two years after my deceas: three years after he shall have paid him seventy pounds which three payments make two hundred and seventy pounds old tenner and after my wife’s deceas he shall have one hundred and thirty pounds which makes up his four hundred pounds.

"Item. I give to my gran Children, namely John and Abigail Barritt Children of my son John Barritt deceased, three hundred pounds old tenner to be paid to them by Joseph Barritt one of my Executors, fifty pounds to be paid to each of them three years after my deceas and the next year following fifty pounds a peace more, and after my wife deceas they shall have their last fifty pounds a peace which makes up the three hundred pounds.

"Itim. I give to my beloved son James Barritt (Whome I likewise constitute make and ordain Executor of this my last will and Testament) three acres of land comonly caled Knowers Swamp. Three acres of salt Marsh in Malden caled Newhalls lot, likewise twelve acres of Pasture land called the further Pasture: and five acres of fresh Medow to be laid off from the northwardly part of my Medow commonly called Town Medow; and lastly fifteen acres of wood land to be laid off from the Eastwardly part of my lot call Spragues and Sciees Lot, all to be at his disposal for ever.

"Itim. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Barritt whome I likewise constitute make and ordain my Executor of this my last will and Testament Two Thirds of my Mansion House that is the remaining part of it that I have not given to my wife, together with the remainder of my Buildings. I also give him all the remainder of my Lands that I have not given to my son James above mentioned, by him freely to be possessed and Injoyed and to be at his disposal for ever, further my will is that my moveable estate within doors, that is two thirds which I have not given to my wife shall be equaly divided between my two Executors namely James & Joseph Barritt, and as for my Moveable Etate oute of doors to them as folloeth, nanly. I give to James Barritt my Executor my two old Oxen and the remainder thereof I give to my son Joseph Barritt except ye. two cows which I give to my wife, as for my Negro Israil my will is that he shall serve my son Joseph Barritt faithfully six years and after that term of time is expired he shall be free; and that my son Joseph shall give Bond that he be not a Town charge: as for my wife if she if she should be diseatisfied with what I have first given her, my will is then that she shall have her Thirds laid off to, her, to be taken equally out of what I have given to my two Executors, and after her deceas, my will is that Joseph shall have the remaining part of my Mansion House which I gave to my wife during her natural life together with ye. two Cows and what movabes she leaves within doors, and that he shall be at the charge of her decent burial. And I do hereby utterly dissallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament, wills, Legacies and Bquests, and Executors, by me in any ways before named, willed and Bequeathed. Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In wittness whereof I have here-unto set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written, Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Jonathan Barritt as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers

Phineas Upsham

Samuell Howard junr Jonathan Barritt (seal)

John Harnden

James Hovey

September 18, 1749. Deacon James Barritt’s will presented

Probate by the 2 executors therin named.

Al the witnesses present & Sworn as usual.

The Executors accepted of their Trust & gave bond &c

Prove & Allow of sd. Will.

Judge pd. his part.

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Jonathan Barrett's Timeline

Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Age 26
September 7, 1749
Age 71
Malden, Massachusetts, United States