Rev Thomas Barnard

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Rev Thomas Barnard

Death 3 Oct 1718 (aged 59–60)
Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 8297724 · View Source
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His first wife was Elizabeth Price Barnard, married Dec 14,1686. She was the daughter of Theodore Price and Ann Wood Price. She died Oct 10,1693.

His second wife was widow Abigail (Bull) Buck Barnard, married May 28,1696. She was the daughter of Thomas Bull and Susanna ____ Bull. She died Aug 19,1702.

His third wife was Lydia Goff Barnard, married Jul 20,1704.

Children(by first marriage): Thomas Barnard(first husband of Rachel Lindall Barnard Barnard), John Barnard, and Edward(or Theodore) Barnard.

Francis Dane was the elderly senior pastor of Andover and a highly respected leader of the community. In 1682, the congregation hired a young Harvard graduate Rev. Thomas Bernard to aid Rev. Dane with his ministerial duties in his old age. There was tension between the two about their salaries, and the two ministers reacted very differently to the witch trials of 1692. Initially, Bernard did much to aid the accusations of witchcraft in Andover, while Dane had more of his family members accused than any other family in 1692. It was Dane's early October petitions to the General Court for Pardons, signed by Rev. Barnard, taking a bold stance against the witchcraft trials by writing against "spectral evidence", and against the filing of slander suits, that are credited with ending the proceedings in Andover so quickly.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Thomas Barnard (1658–3 Oct 1718), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8297724, citing Old North Parish Burying Ground, North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .