Sgt. Thomas BARBER[1]

Male 1612 - 1662  (49 years)


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  • Name Thomas BARBER 
    Prefix Sgt. 
    Born 21 Dec 1612  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Dec 1612  St George Parish, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1662  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23100  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Father Edward BARBER,   b. 1588, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1643-1644, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1613  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane (Joan) COGGINS,   b. 1619, Of Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1662, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1640  Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John BARBER,   b. 24 Jul 1642, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1712, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Lt. Thomas BARBER,   b. 14 Jul 1644, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1701, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Sarah BARBER,   b. 19 Jul 1646, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Samuel BARBER,   b. 1 Oct 1648, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1708, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Mary (Mercy) BARBER,   b. 12 Oct 1651, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1725, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Lt. Josiah BARBER,   b. 15 Feb 1653, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1729, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F10685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: From "The Connecticut Barbers" By Donald S. Barber, 1992 "Before coming to New England, Thomas was apprenticed under Francis Stiles, a master carpenter from Millbrook, Bedfordshire,England. Stiles was contracted by Sir Richard Saltonstall to build houses in America for Englismen who were to follow. Thomas Barber at the age of 21 was among the twenty apprentices plus others who sailed with Stiles for New England in the ship "Christian" (John White, Master), which left london 16 Mar 1634 (Julian Calendar) and arrived 3 months later in Boston June 1635. Each of the passengers had a certificate which read in part: "with certificate from St. Mildred, Bread Street, London, and having taken the oaths, to be transported to New England from London in the "Christian" (from the Public Record Office, Westminster Hall, London). After 10 days at Boston the Christian sailed up the Conn. River to Windsor, arriving there on the first of July 1635. That same year Thomas was granted a lot of a few acres, extending from Mill Brook, near the old Warham gristmill, north along both sides of Poquonock Ave. The author's father was born on this same land, and my brother, sister, and I were brought up on this, the original land grant. After 330 years of continuous Barber Ownership, the land has now all been sold. The Pequot War in 1637, precipitated by the Pequot Indians by their continual harrassment of both the settlers and the friendly Mohegans, found Thomas a Sargant, on of the 30 soldiers from Windsor under the leadership of Captain John Mason. The night attack was a complete surprise to the Pequots, and a large percentage of the tribe was massacred. Thomas Barber's bravery (he was inside the Pequot Fort at Mystic during the attack), gained him honorable mention from Capt. Mason, and in return for this service, in 1641 he was granted 600 acres of land in Massaco, in the western part of Windsor. Massaco became Simsbury in 1669. The year 1645 found Thomas still an apprentice carpenter. Stiles apparently was slow to finiah Thomas's apprenticeship, and needed a court order to force him to do so. From then on Thomas was making preparations to move to Northampton, MA. There were a multitude of Barber families in Bedfordshire and other parts of England in the 1500's and 1600's. Several including Thomases, leaving us uncertain to this day about Thomas's ancestry. A deeper mystery surrounds Jane, his wife. He married her in 1640, but the record gives only the name Jane or Joan. Two of Thomas's sons married Coggin ladies, but there is no sign that Jane was a Coggin, as some have suggested. One of Francis Stiles' sisters was named Jane, born 1605. She married in England and presumably remained there. There was a Jane Marden or Worden, age 35, on the passenger list of the 'Christian", however, I know nothing further about her. It seems she was too old to have borne all of Thomas's children. Coggin Stiles, Morden, Worden or someone else: there seems as yet no way of knowing (an all too frequent problem in genealogy)." BIRTH: Probably born 21 dec 1612 (St. Thomas's Day. DonBarber

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.