BARNARD Thomas, Sr.[1, 2]

Male Abt 1612 - Abt 1677  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name BARNARD Thomas 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Birth Abt 1612  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation planter or husbandman  [3
    _UID 04A90D38EB9ED5118A064445535400002121 
    Death Abt 1677  [3
    • (killed by Indians.)
    Burial 1677  Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Golgotha Burial Ground.)
    Golgotha Stone
    Golgotha Stone
    Thomas Barnard
    Notes 
    • There is no real proof to the parentage of Thomas and Robert. Some think it was William and Emily (Nye) Barnard of Yorkshire Co., England. One of the ladies doing Barnard research says she had research done on the Wiltshire Barnards, but there was no way to tie them into the young men who emigrated to the colonies. She says a stronger case is made that the parents were Thomas and Ann (Cooke) Barnard of Suffolk Co.,England. Patricia Burns has done extensive research, and this line seems to be the most valid one.
      The parentage of Robert of Andover and Thomas Barnard of Amesbury has not been proven. There have been several "genealogies" about the family that state their parentage, but at this time "NONE" of them have proven out. Research in England is still continuing.
      Here are two books that might be helpful:
      Nantucket Landfall- Author: Dorothy C.A. Blanchard, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York. 1956 A subtitle is " The story of an island's sea change from whaling port to summer resort."
      "The Early Settlers of Nantucket" by Lydia S. Hinchman, which still is in print.
      Thomas Barnard was born on August 10, 1617, possibly in Kingston, England. His parents may have been John Bernard and Phebe Whiting.(This information taken from a LDS pedigree and is undocumented).
      Thomas married Eleanor Morse around 1640 in Salisbury, Mass.Thomas must have landed in New England sometime prior to this wedding date.
      Thomas was a grand juror in Salisbury on 4/11/1665. Indians killed Thomas Barnard in 1677.
      Estate Of Thomas Barnard, Sr., of Amesbury
      Essex Probate Docket # 1785
      Administration upon the estate of Tho. Barnard, sr., late of Amsberie, who was killed by Indians, was granted Oct. 9, 1677, to Elener, the relict, and she with as many of her husband's children as she could get were ordered to come to the next Salisbury court for a division of the estate between the children and the widow.
      He died without having made a will. Philip Challis, Thomas Wells and John Weed inventoried his estate for the court.
      The estate consisted of ; "ye Dwelling house, Barne, orchard & homestead, 140 pounds ;a 40 acre lott at ye back river, 25 pounds; 3 acres of meadow att ye pond meadows,6 pounds; two acres of meadow att ye new meadows , 2 pounds 10s; 4 acres of meadow in ye higglety pigleyes, 20 pounds;a sweepage lott, 12 pounds; 10 acres more or less on salisbury side on ye powow River, 20 pounds; 200 acres att ye great lotts, 40 pounds; a 40 acre lott in ye Champion land, 20 pounds; a 50 acre lott att ye childrens land, 25 pounds; a Bugmore lott, 5 pounds; a 40 acre River lott, 38 pounds; 40 acre Lott on ye division beyond ye pond, 16 pounds; a 10 acre lott in ye ox pastures & a swamp lott, 10 pounds; twoe lotts in ye Lyons mouth, 10 pounds; a payre of oxen, 14 pounds; 4 cowes, 16 pounds, 2 2 yr. Old heifers & advantage & 3 yearlings, 12 pounds; 3 calves, 2 pounds; eight sheep young & old, 3 pounds 5s; a young horse, 2 pounds; 10 swine old & younge, 7 pounds; 8 hives of bees, 2 pounds; English, Indian corne & Flax, 12 pounds; Cart wheels, Irons, chaine, plow & Irons, yokes, 3 pounds; Betle Rings, wedges, axes, howes, forkes, shave, 10s; Iron potts, Kettle, tramells, spitt, Frying pan, tongues, 2 pounds 10s; Brass & pewter ware,2 pounds 162; Bedds, Bedding, Bedsteads, curtains, vallants, 25 pounds 10s; Table linnen & hand towells, 2 pounds 10s; his wearing clothes yt were left, 8 pounds; His Bible wth twoe other Bookes, 10s; woll & wollen & linnen yarne, 3 pounds 14s; Cubbard, Table, chaires, wheels, formes, 3 pounds; old caske, trayes, Dishes, spones & other necessaries, 3 pounds 14s; Baggs, saddle & grindlestone, 11 pounds 10s; a bull: & 7 yds. Of cloth, 4 pounds 10s; his right in common land drawd for but undivided, 5 pounds; in money, 4s; a bill from Nathaniell Griffin due to ye sd Barnerd, 15s; Due from his son att Nantucquett pr. Bill, 80 pounds; where of is payd & received 4 barrells of beefe & 30 lbs. Of sheeps wool, shingle nailes, 4s.total 607 pounds 12 shillings.
      Attested in Hampton court 9: 8m: 1677 by Ellenor Barnard, widow of Thomas Barnard, and administratrix of his estate."
      The settlement of the estate is as follows;
      "Elenor Barnard, administratrix of the estate of Tho. Barnard of Amesbury, with four of her sons, asking for a settlement of the estate, court April 9, 1678, ordered to the widow, 200 pounds., comprising the house and home lot, half of the higgledee piggledee lot of salt marsh and the whole sweepage lot at the beach at the prices entered in the inventory, and such things as she desires as per the inventory. Court ordered that unless there be a necessity, as the court should judge, for the sale of any of the lands for her maintenance, she should not sell it or give it away except to one or more of her children. Court also ordered that a due respect being had to what any of the children have already received as portions, the same should be divided among the rest of the children, the eldest son having a double portion.
      Capt. Tho. Bradbury, Leift. Phillip Challis and John Weed, upon request of some of the children of the widow Barnard, were impowered to divide the estate of their father Tho. Barnard which was given to them, and to make return to the next Norfolk court.
      Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol 2, leaf 87.
      Tho. Bradbury, Phillip Challis and John Weed having been appointed by the court Apr. 9, 1678 to divide the estate of Thos. Barnard of Amesbury, who died intestate, have accordingly apportioned to the widow Barnard 200 pounds. and to Tho. Barnard the eldest son 83 pounds. and to the rest of the children, eight in number, 41 pounds. 10s. each, and some overplus their mother to have.
      Dated Apr. 6, 1679, and approved by the court Apr. 8, 1679.
      Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaf 69.
      The disposal of part of the lands of Tho. Barnard, Sr. of Salisbury, who died intestate, by a committee appointed by the court: to his relict, the dwelling house, barne & homested, 140 pounds.; halfe ye higledee piglede lot of salt marsh, 10 pounds.; ye whole sweepage lot at ye beach, 12 pounds. To Tho. Barnard ye eldest son, a lot at ye back River, 25 pounds.; halfe ye higle piglee marsh lot, 10 pounds.; ye right in comon land, 5 pounds.; 10 upland & 2 acre lot of meadow, 14 pounds.
      Acknowledged and accepted Mar. 24, 1683-4 by Thomas Barnard"
      Norfolk County Records, vol. 3, leaf 316.
      On 1/21/72, Ruth Barnard married Thomas' brother-in-law, Joseph Peaslee. Ruth and Joseph's first child, Mary, was conceived out of wedlock and born on 7/14/72. Consequently, at the quartlerly court session at Salisbury on April 8,1673, "Joseph P. and Ruth, his wife, presented for fornication, confessed and were sentenced to be whipped tomorrow or pay a fine of 6 pounds". The record does not state which they choose.
      Thomas was a "planter" or "husbandman". His name appears on nearly all the early lists, down to 1672 His widow Eleanor administered his estate Oct, 1677. She married July 19, 1681 George Little, of Newbury; and died November 27, 1694.
      Thomas emigrated from England to Salisbury ,MA in 1640.he was granted land there in 1643; was one of the first eighteen settlers in Amesbury, MA 1654. He was a Selectman and a Moderator. He received a township for his son Thomas in 1660. Thomas was a witness to Joseph Peaslee Sr. will.
    Person ID I20336  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2014 

    Father BARNARD   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F16721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MORSE Eleanor   d. 27 Nov 1694, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bef 1641  [3
    • (Based on birth of son, Thomas.)
    Children 
     1. BARNARD Thomas, Jr.,   b. 10 May 1641, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
     2. BARNARD Nathaniel,   b. 15 Jan 1642/3, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 May 1718, Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     3. BARNARD Martha,   b. 22 Sep 1645, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
     4. BARNARD Mary,   b. 22 Sep 1645, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
     5. BARNARD Sarah,   b. 28 Sep 1647, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Sep 1717, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years)
     6. BARNARD Hannah,   b. 24 Nov 1649, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Feb 1711/2, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)
     7. BARNARD Ruth,   b. 16 Oct 1651, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Nov 1723, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
     8. Capt. BARNARD John,   b. 12 Jan 1654/5, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Jul 1718, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)
     9. BARNARD Abigail,   b. 20 Jan 1656/7, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F7812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2024 

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, pp.49-50.

    2. [S1237] Periodical-NEHGR, vol. 2; vol. 6 and vol. 15.

    3. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.49.

    4. [S86] Death-gravestone, Golgotha Burial Ground; Amesbury, MA.