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2. Hannah HAMMOND


  • Born: Abt 1605
  • Marriage (1): Grace
  • Marriage (2): Hannah HAMMOND on 14 Oct 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • 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.)


Ellis next married Hannah HAMMOND on 14 Oct 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. (Hannah HAMMOND was born on 14 Jul 1616 in CAvenham, Suffolk, England.)

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