Person:Thomas Barber (2)

Sgt. Thomas Barber
m. 17 Oct 1608
  1. Rebecca Barber1609 - 1609
  2. Sarah Barber1610 -
  3. Sgt. Thomas Barber1612 - 1662
  4. Elizabeth Barber1616 -
  5. John Barber1620 - 1632/33
  • HSgt. Thomas Barber1612 - 1662
  • WJane Unknownest 1620 - 1662
m. 7 Oct 1640
  1. John Barber1642 - 1712
  2. Thomas Barber1644 - 1713
  3. Sarah Barber1646 -
  4. Samuel Barber1646 -
  5. Samuel Barber1648 - 1708/9
  6. Mary Barber1651 - 1725
  7. Lt. Josiah Barber1653/4 - 1729
  8. James BarberABT 1655 -
Facts and Events
Name Sgt. Thomas Barber
Gender Male
Christening[1][4] 25 Dec 1612 Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Immigration[3] 16 Jun 1635 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesChristian (1635) Passengers
Marriage 7 Oct 1640 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Jane Unknown
Death[2][4] 11 Sep 1662 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Along with others, apprenticed to Francis Stiles, who was paid by Sir Richard Saltonstall to bring them to Windsor CT to build houses for those who would come from England later. They were on the shipping list, which gives Thomas's age as 21, for the Christian which left London on 16 March 1634/5, arrived in Boston on 16 June 1635, and reached Windsor via the Connecticut River about 1 July 1635. [5].

The Court at Hartford ordered Stiles to teach Thomas carpentry, along with fellow servants Thomas Cope and George Copple. [6]

Recorded in the 1640 Town Records at Windsor in the list of “First Settlers of Windsor, five years after their removal from Dorchester.” [7]


Origins

Connection to parents is through London records tracked down by Donald Barber.[8] In the records of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters at the Guildhall are found minutes for a meeting held on 18 December 1634. On page 352 of the court minute book for 1618-1635 (Volume 4 of Ms 4329, at Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London): "Received of Francis Stiles for apprenticing Thomas Barber son of John Barber of Stamford in the County of Lincoln, yeoman, deceased, from St Thomas's day next for 9 years. 2s 2d".


References

  1. Church of England. St. John's Church (Stamford, Lincolnshire). Bishop's Transcripts, 1562-1846 (St. John's Church). (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966).
  2. Windsor Vital Records (Barbour Collection).
  3. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:113-114.

    THOMAS, Windsor, came in the Christian, 1635, aged 21, resid. prob. at Dorchester first, was engag. in the Pequot war, I suppose, under Stoughton, m. 7 Oct. 1640, Joan, had John, bapt. 24 July 1642; Thomas, 14 July 1644; Sarah, 19 July 1646; Samuel, 1 Oct. 1648; Mary, 12 Oct. 1651; and Josiah, 5 (not 15, as print. in Hist. of W. 528) Feb. 1654; and d. 1662, as did his w. His d. Mary m. 8 July 1669 John Gillett.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas Barber, in Barber, Donald S., M.D. The English Origin of Thomas Barber of Windsor, Connecticut. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (American Genealogist, Apr 1996), 71:112.

    Thomas Barber, bp. St George, 25 Dec 1612, d. Windsor, Conn., 11 Sept. 1662;

  5. Barber, Donald, “Barber Family Website,” Abstract from his book “The Connecticut Barbers, a Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor CT” (Second Ed, 2001), http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barberfamily/, citing TAG Apr 1996 and Stiles
  6. Colonial Connecticut Records, http://www.colonialct.uconn.edu.
  7. NEHGR 5:365) [The list includes people who arrived after 1635, such as those who came with Huit in 1639]
  8. Barber, supra



The Christian (1635)
The Christian sailed to Boston, then up the Connecticut River to Windsor. Among its passengers were young men paid by Sir Richard Saltonstall to build houses at Windsor for future settlers (led by Francis Stiles).
Sailed: 16 Mar 1634/5 from London, England under Master John White
Arrived: 15 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts, then sailed on to Windsor.

Passengers:
~27
Francis Stiles - Tho: Bassett - Tho: Stiles - Tho: Barber - James Busket - Tho: Coop? - Jo:Dwyer - Jo: Harris - James Horwood - Jo: Reeves - Tho: Ffoulfoot - Edward Preston - Jo: Cribb - George Chappell - Robert Robinson - Edward Patteson - ffrancis Marshall - Ricd. Heylie - Tho: Halford - Tho: Haukesworth - Jo: Stiles - Henrie Stiles - Jane Morden - Joan Stiles - Henry Stiles 3yr. - Jo: Stiles 9mo. - Rachell Stiles 28

Resources: Passenger List at Winthrop Society Founders of New England


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