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Thomas Barnard
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1617
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death: Jul. 7, 1677
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Thomas, a planter and husbandman came from England to the colonies with his brother Robert and first settled in Salisbury.

Thomas was one of the founders of the town of Amesbury.

He bought land on the west side of Powow river, now in Amesbury, and lived there.

Thomas was selected as a partner by his brother, Robert, who was among the first ten purchasers of Nantucket.

Thomas himself never lived at Nantucket.

He was one of the signatories to articles of agreement between the inhabitants of the "old Town" and the "New Town" in May 1654 in company with Thomas Macy, John Severance and others. He transferred one-half of his share to his brother, Robert, and his son Nathaniel represented him on the Island in the other half share.

Regarding his home, "East of the Elihu Coleman house is the Mill-Brook, and a short distance further east, on the south side of the road near a cluster of willow trees, was once a house which was the homestead of Thomas Barnard.

Directly across the road lived Nathaniel Barnard. The house lot of Thomas Barnard on which the house of Nathaniel was located, was about 1000 feet square, and southwest of it was the lot of Robert Barnard. These lots extended northeast and southwest, and comprised twenty acres each.

Thomas was killed by Indians on July 7, 1677 and Elenor was appointed administratrix of his estate.
Family links: 
  Helen Elenor Morse Barnard (1614 - 1694)*
  Martha Barnard Haynes (1645 - 1706)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Michael Duffy
Record added: Dec 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102401926

REST IN PEACE . You are the 8th GGFof my late husband Charles Barnard Bell. My love to you both
- Marjorie Sweerus Bell
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014

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