Note: Settled in Amesbury, MA about 1640. From The Probate Records of Essex County: V3:167
Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, page 76.
Estate of Thomas Barnard Sr. of Amesbury.
Administration upon the estate ot Tho, Barnard, sr., late of Amsberie, who was killed by the Indians, was granted Oct. 9m 1677, to Elener, the relict, and she with as many of her husband's children as she could get were ordered to com to the next Salisbury court for a division of the estate between the children and the widow.
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 1,785.
Inventory of the estate of Thomas Barnard, Sr. taken 21:6m:1677, by Phill. Challis, Thomas Wells and John Weed:ye Dwelling house, Barne, orchard & homestead, 140li.; a 40 acre lott at ye back River, 25li.; 3 acres of meadow att ye pond meadows, 6li.; twoe acres of meadow att ye new meadows, 2li. 10s.; 4 acres of meadow in ye higglety pigeyes, 20li.; a sweepage lott, 12li.; 10 acres more or ;ess on salisbury side on ye powow River,20li.; 200 acres att ye great lotts, 40li.; a 40 acre lott in Champion land, 20li; a 50 acre lott att ye childrens land 25li.; a Bugmore lott, 5li.; a 40 acre River lott, 38li.; a 40 acre Lott on ye division beyond ye pond 16li.; a 10 acre lott in ye ox pastures & a swamp lott, 10li,; twoe lotts in ye Lyons mouth, 10li.; a payre of oxen, 14li.; 4 Cowes, 16li.; 2 2 yr. old heiffers & advantage & 3 yearlings, 12li.; 3 calves, 2li.; eight sheep young & old, 3li. 5s.; a young horse, 2li.; 10 swine old & younge, 7li.; 8 hives of bees 2li.; English, Indian corne & Flax, 12li.; Cart wheels, Irons, chaine, plow & Irons, yokes, 3li.; Betle Rings, wedges, axes, howes, forkes, shave, 10s.; Iron potts, Kettle, Tamells, spitt, Frying pan, tongues, 2li. 10s. ; Brass & pewter ware, 2li. 16s.; Table linnen & hand towells, 2li. 10s. ; his wearing clothes yt were left 8li.; His Bible wth twoe other Books, 10s; woll & wollen & linnen yarne, 3li. 14s.; Cubbard, Table, chaires, wheels, formes, 3li.; old caske, trayes, Dishes, spones & other necessaries, 3li. 14s.; Baggs, saddle & grindlestone, 1li.10s.; a bull : & 7 yds. of cloth, 4li. 10s. ; his right in common land drawd for but undivided, 5li.; in money, 4s. ; a bill from Nathaniel Griffin due to ye sd Barnard, 15s. ; Due from his son att Nantucquett pr. Bill, 80li. where of is payd & received 4 barrells of beefe 7 30 lbs of sheeps wool; shingle nailes 4s.; total 607li. 12s.
Attested in Hampton court 9:8m:1677 by Ellenor Barnard, widow of Thomas Barnard, and Administratrix of his estate.
Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, Vol 2, leaf 87.
Elenor Barnard, administratrix of the estate of Tho. Barnard of Amesbury, with four of her sons, asking for a settlement of the estate, court April 9, 1678, ordered to the widow, 200li., comprising the house and home lot, half of the higgledee piggledee lot of salt marsh and the whole sweepage lot at the beach at the prices entered in the inventory, and such things as she desires as per the inventory. Court ordered that unless there be a necessity, as the court should judge, for the sale of any of the lands for her maintenance, she should not sell it or give it away except to one or more of her children. Court also ordered that a due respect being had to what any of the children have already received as portions, the same should be divided among the rest of the children, the eldest son having a double portion.
Capt. Tho. Bradbury, Leift. Phillip Challis and John Weed, upon request of some of the children of the widow Barnard, were impowered to divide the estate of their father Tho. Barnard which was given to them, and to make the return to the next Norfolk court.
Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, Vol 2, leaf 69.
Tho. Bradbury, Phillip Challis and John Weed having been appointed by the court Apr. 9, 1678 to divide the estate of Thos. Barnard of Amesbury, who died intestate, have accordingly apportioned to the widow Barnard 200li. and to Thos. Barnard the eldest so 83li. and to the rest of the children, eight in number, 41li. 10s. each, and some overplus their mother to have. Dated Apr. 6, 1679, and approved by the court Apr. 8, 1679.
Norfolk County Records, vol. 3 leaf 316.
The disposal of part of the lands of Tho. Barnard, sr. of Salisbury, who died intestate, by a committee appointed by the court: to his relict, the dwelling house, barne & homested, 140li.; halfe ye higledee piglede lot of salt marsh, 10li.; ye whole sweepage lot at ye beach, 12li. To Tho. Barnard ye eldest son, a lot at ye back River, 25li.; halfe ye higle piglee marsh lot, 10li.; ye right in comon land,5li.; 10 upland & 2 acre lot of meadow, 14li.
Acknowledged and accepted Mar.24, 1683-4 by Thomas Barnard.
Essex County Probate Files, Docket 1,785
Acquitance of Nathaniell Barnard, sr. of Nantucket to his brother John Barnard of Amesbury, administrator to the estates of their mother Elener Little of Amesbury, deceased, who was administratrix to the estate of their father Thomas Barnard of Amesbury of all portions due unto him from said estate. Dated Aug. 29, 1695. Witness: Tho. Currier, Samll. Weed.
Acknowledged Aug. 29, 1695 by Nathaniell Barnard before Robert Pike, Just of Peace.
Aquittance of William Hackett and Sarah Hackett his wife, of Salisbury, to their brother John Barnerd of Amesbury, administrator to the estate of their mother Ellenor Little, deceased, they having received full satisfaction out of the estate of their mother Ellenor Little and their father Thomas Barnerd. Signed and sealed Jan. 31, 1695-6. Witness:Thomas wells, John Hoyt, Samuel Clough.
Acknowledged Feb. 20, 1695 by William Hakat and Sara his wife.
Acquittance of Samuel Bucknum of Newbury, feltmaker, and Martha his wife, to John Barnerd administrator to the estate of their mother Ellenor Little of Amebury, deceased, they having received a great iron kettle out of the estate of their father Thomas Barnerd and mother Ellenor Little of Amesbury. Signed and sealed June 22, 1697. Witness: Thomas Wells, Jeremiah Easman.
Acknoweldged June 22, 1697 by Samuel Buckeman and Martha his wife and she also yielded up her right of dower.
Acquittance of Hannah Stevens of Salisbury, relict of Benjmain Stevens late of Salisbury, and administratix to his estate, to John Barnerd of Amesbury administrator to the estate of her mother Ellenor Little of Amesbury, she having received full satisfaction out of the estate of her mother Ellenor Little and father Thomas Barnerd. Signed and sealed Nov. 5 1695. Witnes: Thomas Frearne, Jospeh Hoyt.
Acknowledged Feb. 20, 1695 by Hanah Steevens, widow.
Acquittance of Samuel Fellows, jr. and Abigail his wife, of Salisbury, to their brother John Barnerd of Amesbury, administrator to the estate of Ellenor Little of Amesbury, they having received full satisfaction out of the estates of their father Thomas Barnerd and mother Ellenor Little. Signed and sealed Jan. 24, 1695-6. Witness : Thomas Wells, Thomas Weed.
Acknowedged Mar. 14, 1695-6 by Samuel Fellows and Abigail his wife and she yielded up her right of dower before Robert Pike, Just. of the Peace.
Acquittance of Phelep Eastman and Mary Eastman his wife to their brother John Barnerd of Amesbury, administrator to the estate of Elenor Little of Amesbury who was administratrix to the estate of their father Thmas Barnerd of Amesbury, they having received full satisfaction out of the estates of father and mother. Signed and sealed June 25, 1695. Witness : Thomas Wells, Thomas (his X mark) Barnerd, Senr.
Mr. Thomas Wells and Thomas Barnerd Senr., made oath June 22, 1697, that they saw Elizabeth Estman and Mary sign, seal and deliver this acquittance.
Acquittance of Joseph Peasely of Haveril, Husbandman, and Ruth Peasly his wife to John Barnerd of Amesbury, administrator to the estate of their mother Ellenor Little of Amesbury, they having received 8li. in money out of the estates of their mother Ellenor Little and father Thomas Barnerd. Signed and sealed May 24, 1697. Witness: Thomas Wells, Thomas Currier.
Acknowledged Nov. 29 1697 by Joseph and Ruth Peasley before Nath. Saltonstall, Just. of the Peace.
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