|Birth: ||1601, England|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1673|
Born about 1601 (deposed 18 April 1672 "aged about seventy-one years." A tailor who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1633 & settled in Salem MA. Died in Salem 28 April 1673, aged 72.
Married (1) by 1638 Anna _____ (and probably by 1632, as there is no evidence of an earlier wife); Anna Barney was admitted to Salem church in 1638, prior to 17 May.
(2) Elizabeth _____, his widow and administratrix of his estate; on 2 January 1676/7 "the widow Barny" received a tax abatement from the town of Salem.
In his will of 13 April 1643 Edward Barney of Braddenham, Buckinghamshire, bequeathed £10 to his son Jacob Barney "if he be living at the time of my death and do come over into England and personally demand the same." Many writers on the Barney family have taken this as satisfactory evidence of the English origin of Jacob Barney of Salem, but the proof is inadequate in more than one respect. First, the will says only that Jacob Barney is not in England, and not that he is in Salem, or even New England. Second, the parish register of Bradenham exists from 1627, so there is at least the chance that the marriage of Jacob Barney, and the baptisms of a child or two, might be found there, but there is no evidence that anyone has ever searched. Furthermore, recent research in the parish register of Epping, Essex, has serendipitously turned up the following entries:
- Jacob Barney and Hanna Stace married 16 January 1626/7
- An the daughter of Jacob Barney and Hanna his wife, baptized 5 January 1627/8
- Jacob Barne the son of Jacob Barne and Anna his wife,
baptized October 25, 1629.
These three records are at least compatible with what we know of the Salem family, and provide a candidate at least as good as the Jacob Barney of Buckinghamshire. Further research in both Bradenham and Epping should be undertaken before any more positive position is taken on the origin of Jacob Barney of Salem.
Hannah Stace Barney (1605 - 1639)*
Jacob Barney (1628 - 1693)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Apr 18, 2009
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