Barstow

Name meaning: Barr, the top of a hill, and Stow, a place of depository. Bar in Gaelic, Welch and Cornish British means the summit of top of anything. The Gaelic or Irish aran and barr signify bread, a crop of grain; Welch, bar, bread, an ear of corn; Saxon, bar and bere, corn, barley. Barstow, a place where grain is stored.

William Barstow

b.1514 Halifax, York, England; parents ukn
m.Sept. 15, 1539 Halifax, York, England Isabell Wollar
b.1518 Halifax, York, England; parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Barstow b.1533 Bentley, Rise, Yorks, England d.Apr. 29, 1565
  2. Agnes Barstow bapt. Oct. 27, 1539 Ovenden, York, England
  3. Richard Barstow b.July 12, 1543 Ovenden, York, England d.Sept. 29, 1544 Ovenden, York, England
  4. Richard Barstow bapt. Oct. 8, 1545 Halifax, York, England
  5. Elizabeth Barstow bapt.Jan. 13, 1548 Halifax, York, England
  6. William Barstow b.Jan. 15, 1552 Overden, York, England

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John Barstow

b.1533 Bentley, Rise, York, England; s/o William and Isabell (Wollar) Barstow
d.April 29, 1565 Halifax, York, England
m.Feb. 3, 1562 Halifax, York, England Isabell Gledhill (Gleidel)
b.1541 Sowerby, York, England; d/o Gilbert Gledhill

CHILDREN included:

  1. Dorothy Barstow (Bairstow) b.1563 York, England
  2. Sarah Barstow (Berstowe) b.Oct. 17, 1563 Bentley, Rise, York, England
  3. Matthew Barstow b.June 24, 1564 Shelf, Halifax, York, England
  4. Isabella Barstow bapt.Jan. 6, 1566 Halifax, York, England
  5. John Barstow bapt. Sept. 28, 1567 Halifax, York, England

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Matthew Barstow

b.June 24, 1564 Shelf, No. Halifax, York, England; s/o John and Isabell (Gledhill) Barstow

CHILDREN (all born England) included:

  1. Matthew Barstow b.March 25, 1590 d.June 1644
  2. Michael (Miles ) Barstow b.Nov. 17, 1600 d.June 23, 1674 Watertown, MA
  3. William Barstow b.1612 d.Jan. 1, 1668 Scituate, MA
  4. George Barstow b.1614 d.Aug. 18, 1652 Cambridge MA(See The Great Migration Vol. I, A-B, p.167-170)
  5. Elizabeth Barstow b.1619 d.Dec. 24, 1672
  6. Susan b.1621
  7. John Barstow b.1625 d.Feb. 13, 1657 Dedham, MA

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William Barstow

b.1612 Halifax, Yorkshire, England; s/o Matthew and Isabell (Hill) Barstow
d.Jan. 1, 1668 Scituate, MA (TGM says Dedham)
m.May 8, 1638 Dedham, MA; Anna Hubbard (TGM says July 8, 1638 she m.(2)John Prince of Hingham)
b.Sept. 3, 1605 Hingham, MA; d/o James and Naomi (Cocke) Hubbard
d.aft.June 23, 1674

    CHILDREN included:
  1. Joseph Barstow (Bearstow) b.Nov. 6, 1639 Dedham, MA d.Apr. 17, 1712 Scituate, MA (TGM says: b.6 June 1639, bp Dedham 25 Apr. 1641, m. Hingham 16 May 1666 Susannah Lincolne, d/o Thomas Lincolne)
  2. John Barstow b.1640 Dedham, MA
  3. Mary Barstow b.Dec. 28, 1641 Dedham, MA bp. 2Jan.1641/2, d.Nov. 16, 1708 Scituate, MA m.by 1664 Joseph Silverter s/o Richard
  4. Jeremiah Barstow b.abt.1643 Scituate, MA
  5. Patience Bastow b.Oct. 3, 1643 Dedham, MA d.1677 Plymouth, MA m.(1)by 1664 Moses Simmons (TGM says b.3 Dec. 1643, bp. 9 June 1644, m.(1)Moses Simonson, m.(2)21 Feb. 1677/8 Samuel Bake. Patience's dau. Elenor b.10 Apr. 1679)
  6. Sarah Barstow b.1645 Scituate, MA d.aft. Nov. 4, 1717 m.1666 Nathaniel Church s/o Richard Church
  7. ________ Barstow b.abt.1647
  8. Rebecca Barstow b.1648 Hingham, MA
  9. Deborah Barstow b.1650 Scituate, MA d.Nov. 24, 1679 Watertown, MA m.1670 Philip Shattuck
  10. William Barstow b.Sept. 1652 Dedham, MA d.1711 Scituate, MA m.Martha ______
  11. Martha Barstow b.Apr. 22, 1655 Scituate, MA d.Dec. 18, 1684 Middleborough, MA m.9 Dec. 1674 Samuel Prince

See The Great Migration, Vol. I, A-B, p.174-180: William migrated in 1635 on the Truelove. He was a carpenter, planter and innkeeper.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: William, brother of preceding, came to Dedham, Mass, 1635; freeman at Scituate, Mass, 1649; and the first settler of Hanover, Mass.

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