Person:Margaret Barrett (2)

Margaret Barrett
m. 11 May 1623
  1. Christopher Huntington1624 - est 1691
  2. Deacon Simon Huntington1629 - 1706
m. late 1634
Facts and Events
Name Margaret Barrett
Alt Name[2][3][4] Margaret Barret
Gender Female
Christening[3] 29 SEP 1595 Norwich, Norfolk, EnglandSt. Andrews
Marriage 11 May 1623 Norwich, Norfolk, Englandto Simon Huntington
Marriage late 1634 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Thomas Stoughton
Death[1] 14 Mar 1665/6 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Daughter of Christopher Barrett, mayor of Norwich in 1634. Children by first marriage: Christopher, Ann, Simon, Henry. She came to Windsor with her second husband Thomas Stoughton, but is listed separately as a qualifying ancestor by the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor because of her Huntington children.

References
  1. Simon Huntington, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    Margaret Barrett was daughter of Christopher Barrett, mayor of Norwich in 1634. In 1649 her brother Peter Barrett wrote to her son Christopher regarding a legacy due to "yourself [Christopher], Symon, Thomas and Ann" from their grandfather. In 1671 another of her brothers, Thomas Barrett, spoke of his sister "Margaret who married to one Symond Huntington who carried her to New England & had several children by her; but we can give no account of her or them, yet think that she & several of her children are living there" [ Hale, House 648, citing Joseph James Muskett, Suffolk Manorial Families, 3 vols. (Exeter 1900-1914), 2:153-60]. (This information and much more, including the known Barrett pedigree and a dismissal of the proposed Huntington English pedigree, were published by Jacobus in 1952, the best account available of the immigrant family, lacking only the Norwich parish register entries [ Hale, House 647-51].)

  2. Western Massachusetts: A History 1636-1925 Vol III.
  3. 3.0 3.1 English Ancestry of Margaret Baret by Porter, George., 1906.

    MARGARET BARET, bapt. at St. Andrews Parish, Norwich, England, Sept. 29, 1595; m. probably at Norwich, England, SIMON HUNTINGTON (q.v.). In 1637 she sailed on the "Elizabeth Bonaventure" with her husband and children, arriving at Boston June 15, 1637. Her husband died of small pox just before landing. She went to Roxbury, Mass., where she married (2) in 1635 or 1636 Lieutenant Charles Stoughton and went with him to Windsor, Conn. in 1635. She survived his death which occurred on March 25, 1661/2. The date of her death is not known.

  4. Fifth Reunion of the Huntington Family -Sept 2 & 3, 1927.
Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield