Ellis Barron
(Abt 1605-1676)


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Ellis Barron

  • Born: Abt 1605
  • Marriage: Grace
  • Died: 30 Oct 1676, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts about age 71

bullet  General Notes:

"ELLIS BARRON (often written Elliz), adm. freeman, June 2, 1641; consta ble, 1658; selectman, 1668 and '73; ... His Will, dated Oct. 26, proved D ec. 19, 1676. Inventory, 139."

SOURCE: Watertown Genealogies


"ELLIS, Watertown, who, from the colony records, is called by Mr. Savag e, Barrow, was admitted freeman 1641, had a wife Grace; a daughter of t his name b. 1640, and a son Moses, b. 1643, who probably settled at Che lmsford, and was ancestor of Oliver Barron, H. C. 1788, a physician, wh o died in the Isle of Man, in 1809. W. Winthrop."

SOURCE: First Settlers


"Ellis Barron left England for the Massachusetts Bay Colony sometime in t he 1630's. He became a freeman in Watertown on 2 June 1641,[1/17] was t he constable in 1658[2/1:52] and a selectman in 1668[2/1:90] and 1673.[ 2/1:112] On 7 November 1670 "It was a greed that Brother Barron shall t ake a new inventory of the estate of the town".[2/1:102]

"According to the first inventory of grants and possession in Watertown , taken in 1639, Ellis owned a homestall of ten acres, more or less, bo unded east by Thomas Boyson and Richard Linton, west with Stone Street, n orth by James Cutler, and south by Thomas Smith.[3/1:31] This is the sa me holding as described in the third inventory, taken about 1646.

"His will, dated 26 Oct. 1676 and proved 19 Dec. the same year, mention s seven children. It names only his sons Ellis, John, and Moses. It als o mentions his wife, grand daughter Elizabeth Barron, and a male Negro s ervant. Thomas Hastings was to be the overseer of the will, which was w itnessed by John Biscoe and Thomas Hastings. Further mentioned in the w ill is an agreement made between Ellis and his wife at the time of thei r marriage. It stated that if he died first, she should return to her h ouses and lands that were hers before they married.[4/4:197] Hannah's w ill was dated 18 August 1683 and mentions her late husband Ellis and "m y negro Shippio".[6] The second marriage by Ellis Sr. is proved in Midd lesex deed[8/5:21] by a receipt given 1 April 1673 by Benjamin Garfield o f Watertown to "Eliz Barron my father in law" for the portion of Mehita bel his wife, "left hir of the estate of Timothy Hawkins Deced, her fat her".[7]

"Ellis Barron may have been a barber for the inventory of his estate, t aken Dec. 2, 1676, included "Barbers Instrumts, & Instrumts to draw tee th" at a value of 7 shillings. It also included "5. books of Divinity & P hisick" at 5 shillings and "1. Negro" at twenty pounds.[4/4:200]"

SOURCE: Barron Family Website


Ellis married Grace. (Grace was born about 1608.)

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