"JOHN, Barnstable had been at Plymouth or Yarmouth a few yrs. bef. 1650, and may have resid. at other towns, since he said, 8 Feb. 2, it was 21 yrs. ago that he came from Eng. and was now a. 37 yrs. old. So that it seems prob. he came with Allerton in the White Angel, or in the Friendship, that had sail. at the same time, from Barnstaple, in Devon. but had put back, and so reach. here a few days later. He m. Hope, sec. d. of John Howland, had Elizabeth b. 24 June 1647, at P. bapt. at B. 18 Aug. 1650, beside one or two more, for he speaks of more than one bef. Hope, 13 Aug. bapt. 5 Sept. 1652; Lydia, b. 25 Dec. 1654; John, 2 Mar. 1657, d. in 3 mos.; Hannah, 14 Jan. 1659; Samuel, 15 Apr. 1662; Ruth, Dec. 1663; Bethia, 1 July 1666; Mercy, 6 Feb. 1668; John, again, 3 Mar. 1670; and Desire, 26 Feb. 1673. His f. Thomas had good est. near Dorchester in Co. Dorset. He was long rul. Elder, and rep. 1663 to 9 every yr. exc. 7, and d. 8 Jan. 1684. Elizabeth m. Hosea Joyce of Yarmouth; Hope m. 10 Aug. 1670, John Huckens, and d. 10 Nov. 1678; Lydia m. John Sargent of Malden; Hannah m. 1 May 1680, Thomas Huckens, and d. 4 Nov. 1696."