John Barnard

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John Barnard, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born, say 1607.1 He died before 23 June 1646,2,3 when he was buried at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, "23d--4m".4,1

John married Phebe Whiting, daughter of Anthony Whiting and Anne Sherman, at England, before 1632.1,5

Anderson gives ample reasoning for the 8 children listed. However, for the age of Benjamin, he cites the Genealogical Dictionary for Maine and New Hampshire, which does not give a source for saying Benjamin was about 26 in 1676. However, he must have been several years older than that, his father having been buried 23 Jun 1646. Bond placed Elizabeth as the last child, birthdate unknown, and Anderson places her birth in 1648, again well beyond John's death. Alternatively, given that the mother, Phebe, was herself a twin, Elizabeth and Benjamin might very well also be twins, born about the time of John's death in June 1646 and are so placed in this account.6,7,8

John, age 30, wife Phebe, 27, sons John, 2, and Samuel, 1, embarked at Ipswich, England, 10 Apr 1634, for New England in the Elizabeth, William Andrews, master.9

John was admitted freeman 4 Mar 1634/5, was a proprietor of Watertown, 1636-7, and a selectman in 1644.10


Phebe Whiting b. 3 Sep 1606, d. 1 Aug 1685
  • John Barnard1 b. 1632
  • Samuel Barnard1 b. 1633, d. 8 Sep 1683
  • Hannah Barnard1 b. say 1635
  • Mary Barnard1 b. 7 Nov 1639
  • Joseph Barnard1 b. 12 Nov 1642, d. bef. 1708
  • James Barnard1 b. say 1644, d. 1720
  • Elizabeth Barnard+1 b. say 1646
  • Benjamin Barnard1 b. say 1646, d. 12 Sep 1694
This person was last edited on10 Jul 2015


  1. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 1:161-166, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  2. [S2053] Anderson, et al., The Great Migration, 1:163.
  3. [S9] Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston to Which is Appended the Early History of the Town, With Illustrations, Maps And Notes (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1860), 14,676, further cited as Bond, Bond's Watertown.
  4. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, Four vols. (subtitle varies) (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1894-1906), 1:3:12, further cited as Historical Society, Watertown Records.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 89, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S2053] Anderson, et al., The Great Migration, 1:164.
  7. [S922] Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1928-1939, 76. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H.
  8. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 14.
  9. [S1492] Peter Wilson Coldham, The Complete Book of Emigrants: 1607-1660: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 115, further cited as Coldham, Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660.
  10. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 14, 676.