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Deacon Humphrey Barrett, Jr

Deacon Humphrey Barrett, Jr

Death 3 Jan 1715 (aged 84–85)
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
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Deacon Ensign Humphrey Barrett, Jr., was the son of Humphrey, Sr. & Mary Barrett. He was admitted a freeman May 24, 1662; was deputy and representative to the General Court in 1691.

Per page 45 of Torrey's "New England Marriages Prior to 1700," Humphrey Jr. married Elizabeth Paine/Payne on 17 Jul 1661 and, after her death, married Mary Potter on 23 Mar 1674/5.

He died 3 Jan 1715 in Concord, MA.

The following is from the book, "History of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, from the Grant of Dorchester Canada to the Present Time, 1734 - 1886"; By Ezra S. Stearns, page 600:

"In 1640, Humphrey Barrett, with three sons, came from England and settled in Concord. He d. 1662, aged 70; his wife Mary d. Aug. 15 1663. Humphrey Barrett, Jr., b. in England 1630, md. in Concord July 17, 1661, Elizabeth Payne who d. Dec. 21, 1674; he md. (2d) March 23, 1675, Mary Potter, dau. of Dea. Luke and Mary Edmands [sic] Potter. He was a deacon of the church in Concord and d. Jan. 3, 1716, aged 86. Mary, his wife, d. Nov. 17, 1713; aged 58. Benjamin, the second son of Dea. Humphrey and Mary (Potter) Barrett, b. May 7, 1681, md. Jan. 3, 1705, Lydia Minot; he d. Oct. 25, 1728, and she md. (2d) Samuel Stow. Benjamin, the oldest of the eight children of Benjamin and Lydia (Minot) Barrett, b. Nov. 15, 1705, md. Rebecca Jones. He d. Oct. 23, 1738, and she md. (2d) Dec. 22, 1740, Jonas Prescott of Westford. Of the four children of Benjamin and Rebecca (Jones) Barrett, Benjamin and Jonas settled in Ashby. Benjamin, b. Jan. 9, 1735, md. Nov. 24, 1761, Sarah Merriam of Lexington; he md. (2d) Feb. 18, 1786, Hannah Jones who d. Dec. 8, 1831. He d. Sep. 14, 1811."

History of Ashburnham, Mass., BARRETT

From the book Swain and Allied Families: including Tilley, Howland, Chipman, Hale, Barrett ...; By William Chester Swain, page 64.

"II. - 2. HUMPHREY BARRETT, b. in England, 1630, and came to Concord with his parents; died Jan. 3, 1715-16. He was deacon of the church in Concord; was admitted a freeman May 24, 1662; was deputy and representative to the General Court in 1691, and Ensign of the foot company. Maj. Gen. Gookin, in 1685, reported to the General Court that the Concord train-band "had but one commissioned officer that officiates in that company, viz.: Left. Buss, who is very aged and not well able to conduct the affairs of ye great company, therefore, having informed himself as to the fittest to supply the place of Ensign for that company, did propose to the Court, Humphrey Barrett, who was a freeman, and of ye church at Concord, a Sergeant of that company, that the Court would make him Ensign of Concord foot company." He was appointed and approved of Oct. 14, 1685.

He married, first, July 17, 1661, Elizabeth Paine, and had a daughter, Mary, who married Josiah Blood. Elizabeth died 1674, and he married, second, March 23, 1675, Mary Potter, b. 1656; d. Nov. 17, 1713, a daughter of Luke Potter, b. in England, 1608; d. Oct. 13, 1697, and Mary Edmunds, d. 1710, daughter of Walter Edmunds.

Children by last wife:
3. Capt. Joseph, b. Jan. 31, 1679; m. Rebecca Minott; d. April 4, 1763.
4. Benjamin, b. May 7, 1681; d. Oct. 25, 1728."

Swain and allied families: including Tilley, Howland, Chipman, Hale, Barrett ..., BARRETT

(1) Known Child with first wife Elizabeth Payne/Paine (d. Dec. 21, 1674):

Mary Barrett (1662 – 1688)
m. Josiah Blood (1664 - 1731)

(2) Known Children with second wife Mary Potter (1655 - 1713):

Joseph Barrett (1679 - 1763)
m. Rebecca Minot (1684 - 1738)

Benjamin Barrett (1681 - 1728)
m. Lydia Minot (1686 - 1742)

Note: Rebecca and Lydia were siblings, as were Joseph and Benjamin.

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