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Mercy Norton (Barber)

Also Known As: "Gillett"
Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut
Place of Burial: Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sgt. Thomas Barber, of Windsor and Jane Barber (Coggins)
Wife of John Gillett and Captain George Norton, Jr.
Mother of John Gillett; Thomas Gillett; Samuel Gillett, Sr.; Benjamin Gillett; Mary Adams and 9 others
Sister of John Barber, Sr.; Sarah Heald; Lt. Thomas Barber, of Simsbury; Samuel Barber; Lt. Josiah Barber and 3 others

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About Mercy Norton


  1. 8 Jul 1669  at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut to John Gillette. 5 children
  2. 14 June 1683 at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut to George Norton; his 2nd wife.


Mercy Barber was born 12 Oct 1651 Windsor, Hartford, CT. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber & Jane (Joan) Coggins. After her parents' death when she was nine years old, Mercy was placed by the court in the home of Walter Fyler until age 18, unless she married sooner. (She did). Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor, CT. pg. 2.

In the Probate records in Hampshire Book 3 pages 36 37 is found the settlement of the estate of this Capt. George Norton dated March 31 1698. Mercy was his widow. burial should be changed to Old Centre Cemetery.


"Gillette families (Gillet-Gillett-Gillette): Including some of the descendants of the immigrants Jonathan Gillet and Nathan Gillet, brothers from ... of Jonathan the immigrant, 1800-1955" by Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge, p. 19)


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Mercy Norton's Timeline

October 12, 1651
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
October 12, 1651
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
October 12, 1651
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
October 12, 1651
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
October 12, 1651
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
October 12, 1651
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
October 12, 1651
Gloucestershire, England
October 12, 1651
Salem, Essex, MA, United States
January 7, 1671
Age 19
Windsor, Hartford CountY, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)