Thomas Barrow

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Thomas Barrow, son of Thomas Barrow, Gent. and Catherine Oxenden, was born in 1647.1 He died before 8 November 1690,1,2 when he was buried at St. John's Parish, Barbados.1

Thomas married Elizabeth (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), before 1688.1,3

In Brandow's Omitted Chapters, Thomas is found twice as Thomas Burrows:
In St. Philip's Parish with 10 acres and 6 negoes, 16 Dec 1679;4
On 6 Jan 1679[/80] his place was taken by Henry Shenvill in "A List of the gentlemen Soldiers under the present Comand of Capt Vincent Dent, under the Honerable Col Christopher Lyne."5

Cheesman presents various records provding evidence that Thomas, son of Thomas Barrow (1600-1687), is the Thomas Barrow (1637-b1690) of Barbados. Among these are:
Correspondence with the Skiinners Company of London showning "Thomas Barrow, son of Isaac Barrow of Wicken, Cambridgeshire was apprenticed to Robert Tichborne, Skinner in 1617 and was released in 1626.
"A reliable family record" made by Rev. George Forster Barrow from research at the British Library (1870-1880), presently owned (as of 2007) by Dr. Michael Barrow of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England
Barbados Lists of Inhabitants of 1679/80

Five deeds in Barbados:
31 July 1640, between Capt George Bowyer, Thomas Barrow, Thomas Preston, and Philip Stethay regarding exchanging 12,746 pounds of cotton for several hundred acres of land in St. Michael, St. George, and St. Andrew parishes;
1 Jan 1651, between Thomas Barrow and Philip Stethay, citizen and ironmonger of London, £50 to Thomas and the children he had by his wife Ann
20 April 1656 is between Thomas Preston, citizen and skinner and Philip Strethay refers to the deed of 1651, above, and includes the name of Thomas Barrow.

The remaining two deeds and further specifics of the three deeds mentioned above are not given.6,7


Elizabeth (…) d. bef. 9 May 1718
This person was last edited on29 Mar 2023


  1. [S2629] Francis W. Cheesman, Origins of Barbadian Families: Barrow (Victoria, B.C., Canada: Trafford Publishing, 2007), 6, further cited as Cheesman, Barrow Origins.
  2. [S837] Blackrock, Barbados, Barbados parochial registers, Series A, 1637-1850 (Anglican), 20A:14, FHL microfilm 4934443, img 285, further cited as Barbados Registers.
  3. [S1330] Estimated from approximate birth date of first child (1688).
  4. [S2615] James C. Brandow, editor, Omitted Chapters From Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality…and Others who Went From Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700 (1982; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 2001), 3, further cited as Brandow, Omitted Chapters.
  5. [S2615] Brandow, Omitted Chapters, 104.
  6. [S2631] Francis W. Cheesman, Isaac Newton's Teacher (Victoria, B.C., Canada: Trafford Publishing, 2005), further cited as Cheesman, Isaac Newton's Teacher.
  7. [S2629] Cheesman, Barrow Origins.
  8. [S415] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Baptisms, 1637-1800 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 461, further cited as Barbados Baptisms.
  9. [S2629] Cheesman, Barrow Origins, 11.