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Arms: Argent, a bend azure, between three buckles lozen^y gules. 
Crest: On a hemlet two ostricii feathers, the one or, tne otner ai 


The arnis of the Baret family of Westhall at the visitation of 
buffolk in I06I, were ab described on the preceding page. At the 
Visitation of Norfolk in 1664, these, with ti.e addition of a crest, 
v/ere borne by Thomas Baret of ITorwich, the then representative of 
the family, and a brother of Mrs. Margaret (Baret) (Huntington) 
St ought on. 

A similar shield, excepting that the bend is super-imposed 
over one of tne buclcles, appears upon the tomb of John Baret in the 
church of St. Mary, in Bury St. Edmunds. This is doubtless the 
monument referred to by Thomas Baret in his statement to Sir Sdward 
Bysshe in I67I. The line of descent, howe-'^er, i:-, not, as yet, pos- 
itively determined. 





I. John Baret married. Joan --. 

Z, William Baret married Margaret Love. 

3. William Baret married (2 J, Mrs. Margaret ( :°ety shall ) Wing- 

4. Christopher Baret married Elii^abeth Clarke. 

5. Margaret Baret married (I J, Sir.ion Huntington, and (2>, 
Lieut. Thomas Stoughton. 

I. JOixN 3ARBT of Blythborough, county Suffolk, England, gen- 
tlenig,n, ^.vho lived in tas time from about Kings Henry VI to Henry 
VIII, married Joan, whoae maiden name is unknown, by whom he had 
two sons and one daughter, ne was a devisee of Geoffrey Baret of 
Halesworth, in 1483, and of Margaret Hoo in 1498. 

John Baret died in the year IjI3, as hib will of luIO was 
proved by his son William, March lOth, tne former year. The fol- 
lowing is an abstract of tnat instrument: 

John Barrett of Blythborouj^n, in the countie of Suffolke. 

My soul to God & my body to be buried in tne Church of the 

Blessed Trinity of Blythborough, by S Anne on the north side. 

d s 
To the High .Mtar iij iiij . 

To the Cathedral Church of Nonvich xx . 

Legacies to the churches of Walberswick, Easton and Westleton. 

To buy a pair of silver candlesticks for Blythborough Church 


XXX . 

To Johanne my wife two feather beds, mattras & halfe of House' 

nold stuff. 

Residue to William Barrett my son. 

Sxecvitors to make my wife Johan a grant by writing of an annu- 
ity of X marks out of tne messuage wherein I dwell & land which I 
late bought of John Koo in Blythburgh & also a like grant to Alice 
my daughter in law, late wife to John Baret my son L** a year. 

The messuage and land on which abo-^-e are charged I bequeath to 
my grandchild Jeffrey Baret j and if Jeffrey die tnen to my son Wil- 
liam Baret . 

Johan ay wife to nave tne messuage called the Crown for life, 
which my father dwelled in at his death. 

Lands in Blythburgh, Bui champ ik Wenhaston. 

William Barrett my son, exor. 

Dated the feast of S. Thomas the Martyr, IjIO. 

Proved March lOth I5I3 by son William Barrett. 

Suffolk Archdeaconry Wills, I5I3-I8, fol. 62. 

The widow died in Io26, leaving a will from which the follow- 
ing is abstracted: 

Johan Barrett of Blythburgh widow, 10 January, lb26, 

lij soul to God x our Lady S' Mary ^.c m^^ body to be buried in 

the Church of Holy Trinity Blytheburgh by my husband. 

& d 

To the High Altar of said church iii iiij . 

To Jeffrey Barret in recompense for wearing his stuff m^'' 
greatest best bed, brass pan, Sec. 

To Alice Barrett my god daughter bed, furniture, coral beads. 



To Alice Kerape feather bed, &c . 

To Margaret Barrett my da. in law best gown. 

To Agnas Barrett my tauny gown purfled with shanks. 

To Johan Kent round purfled gown. 

To Audry Barret ray long jet beads. 

To Sli2;abeth Barret my green girdle. 

To Johan Peasenhall & Agnas Bedon eacn a black kirtell. 

1o Johan Kent my best head kircher. 

Robt . Kent my godson an ewe. 

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Sliz bouthe, Elyn Bryu^e, Kat Kent kerchers. 

Agnes Smith my reband. 

Agnes Arteys heads. 

To John Barrett gold ring. 

William Barrett the younger a gold ring. 

John Kent my senrant. 

Proved March 14, 1526. 

Norwich Con. Court, Regr. 68, fol. 2I4a; 

Suffolk Arch. Wills, Ib26 , fol. I6S. 

Second (ieneration. 

Cnildren of Jonn (I) and Joan { j Baret : 

i . Willi am ( 2 ) . 

ii, John married Alice , and died before his fathe: 

iii, A daughter who married Jeffrey Kemp of Woodbridge, 

county Suffolk. 


2. 'VILLIA^t 3ARET, of Blyt}iborough and later of Westhall , coun- 
ty Suffolk, son and heir, gentleman, proved hit father's will March 
10, 1513. He married Margaret, daughter and sole heiress of Rich- 
ard Love of the latter place, and died November 3, Io47, having 
nad by her three sons and seven daughters. His widow was mention- 
ed in tne will of ner motner-in-law, Mrs. Joan Baret , in Iu26, and 
in that of her son, William Baret, in l56o. 

Third Generation. 
Children of William (2 J and Margaret (Love J Baret: 
i. Jane married first, Philip Sowthells of St. Andrew, 
of Ilkenshall , county Suffolk, gentleman; second, Rob- 
ert Skete; and third, James Jetter of Lowestoft, in 
the same county. Her will bore date February 14, Io84 , 
ii. Agnes married Robert Canon of Wrentham, county Suf- 
iii. Alice married Jcunes Barne. 
iv. Av/drye married first, William Barker of Southold, 
county Suffolk, whose will wab proved in Iuo7; and 
second", Robert Bardwell , whose will was proved in 
V. Frances married (Alderman J Nicholas Hornsse of Fraus- 
tenton and Norwich, 
vi. Dorothe married Robert Barker of Southold, county Suf- 
vii. Elizabeth married Robert Manning of Ilkenshall, county 

iiuf folic. Who died in Iu40. 
riii. Vtiilliixm {6). 

ix. Xpofer (Christopher; becond son, married Prudence, 
sister of Reginald Rouse of Baddingham, county Suf- 
X. Richard, third son, was named in his brother Willian's 
will of Io65. 
3. WILLIAI'/I rSARET, of Westhall , county Suffolk, son and heir, 
gentleman, married first, Jane, daughter of Williara Claxton of 
Lhesson and Halesworth, in the Scine county, Esq. , by whom he had 
three sons and three daughters, all of whom died without issue. 
He married second, Mrs. Margaret { Pety shall ) Wingfield, daughter 

of Petysnall of Norwich, count;^ Norfolk, and widow of Rev. 

Williaji Wingfield, Abbot of Castle -Acre, m tne latter county, by 
viThom he became the father of two sons and one daughter. He enter- 
ed the fcimily pedigree in the SuffolK Visitation of IjuI, lived 
four years thereafter and died ?'[arch II, Ibob. His will, dated tne 
day before his death, was proved in Ijoo. An abstract of that in- 
strument is here presented: 

The tentn of March I060, I, William Barret of Westhale in the 
countie of Suffolk, gent., doe make and ordaine i^nis my Testament 
i laste will in rianner & forme followinge. That is to saye , ffirst 
I bequeathe my Sowle to allmi^^htie god, fyrmelie beleyynge, 
throughe tne merits of Jesus Lhriste my redemer, to have the ffru- 
ycion of his Dyvine raaiestie. 


Hamon Claxton Es(i' to have tne rents of all hereditaments w 

I have of tne lease o^ Margaret Barret my motner until my son Thom- 
as be xxyi yeres of age. 

To Margaret my wife all my other lands, &c. , the wood and 
grounds called Westhall Wood, my lands 3i: tenements called "°rent- 
outs, the close & meadow called Goddells Close & Goddells meadow, 
toge+hsr with the pasture parcell of tne Wood now Walter Lenye's 
and lands I have of the lease of Thomas Rous Ssquyre, for her nat- 
ural life, she bringing up my two sons Owen ik Xpofer and ray daught- 
er "Prudens. At wife's decease said lands to my i^aid sons Owen (i 

To Margaret, Hellen & Katherine my daughters on their several 
daies of marriage. 

'^o Thomas my son one fetherbed & all that belongs thereunto. 

Residue of nousenold stuffe with all my horses &c., to Marga- 
ret my wife whom witn Richard Barret my brotner I ordeyne my exec- 

This is the trewe will of tne above named William Barret, 
j^ent., for so muche as is therein contayned, beinge wrytten in his 
Lyfe t^'^me. These beinge w^/^tness: Fraunces Bohun, Jtimes Wolnaughe, 
p'' me Robtu Thompson cler, Willm Wolnowghe. 

A codicill anexed to the will of tne said Willm Barret, beinge 
Pronounced and declared by hinn in his Lyfetyme but not wrytten be- 
fore his r>eathe. ne gave unto Margaret nis wyfe all the mylche 
kyne in the presence of Frances Bohun, Rooert Thompsone priste, 


Willra Wolnowghe. Moreover the said Willm ?-arret did give unto 
Francis Bohiin, gent., xx , these beinge wytness: Jacies Wolnowghe, 
Willm Wolnaughe. Also he ga-"-e unto Owyn Barret, Xpofer Barret & 
■Prudence Barret his three golde Rings tnat he used to weare, in the 
presence of the same wytnebses. And also to Thomas Barret his eld- 
est son one sylver salte pcell gylte dc xi silver spones whiche he 
iiad of his father's gyfte, in the presence of the last named three 

Prob apud Norwicun undecimo die April I5G6 by Margaret the 
relict: & by Richard Barret another ex y' August I066. 

Norv\fieh Consistory, Book Folkin, fo. 12. 
The tv/ice bereaved widow, who had had sons Anthony and Thomas 
Wingfield by her first husband, married for ner third, (Alderman) 
Suckling, of Norwich, county Norfolk. 

Fourth Generation. 
Children of William {6 1 and Jane (ClajttonJ Baret , 

(who all died witnout issue J: 
i. riamond, son and heir, died before his father, 
il. William, second son, died before his father, 
iii, Thomas, third son, was livirig in Iboo , when he was 

called "eldest son" in his father's will. At the same 
time were living his> three own sisters who are men- 
tioned below: 
iv. Eleanor, called "Hellen" in her father's will. 


Y. Katherine. 
vi, Margaret. 
Children of William {3j and Margaret CDetyshall > (Wingfield) Baret , 

(all born in Westhall): 
i. Owen, baptized in laol, married Chriatian Randall, by 
when he beccijne the father of one son who died young, 
and two daughters who married and had issue, 
ii. Christ opner (4J. 

iii. "^rudence married in Ia96 , Platman. 

4. ChRISTOPKSR BARST , of ''.esthall, countv Suffolk, and later 
of Norwich, county Norfolk, baptized in tr.e former place in lo62, 
was about three years of at,e ."vhen his father died. After his moth- 
er's third marriage he was taken by ner to Norwich, and in Io74 was 
bound an apprentice for twelve 2/ears by his step-father, Mr. Suck- 
ling. At the expiration of his term ne located in Norvich as a 
grocer, and married Elizabeth, dau^jiter ana sole heiress of .Allen 
Clarke of Hebberstov/, or He;Tfimerston, in Lincolnshire, gentleman, 
by whom iie had five sons and two daughters. He became the sheriff 
in I6I5, the mayor of the city in 1654 and its deputy -mayor in 
1647. He died in Norwich, in August, I64y , a^^ed about eighty -sev- 
en years, leaving a will of which the following is an abstract: 

I, Christopher Baret y® elder of the City of Norwich, G^'ocer, 
being ^--ery ancient cc full of daies, yet, praised be y Lord, of 
sound iiemory and understanding, warninge before my eyes y contm- 
uall remembrance of man's frailty, and desirous to dispose y " 



earthly porcon God hatn coraitted to my care undisposed of, doe this 


3 July rnaKe this my last will arm testament. 

t s d 

I giue to the poore of S Stephen's paric,h xliij iiii 3: to 

the Mayor <fcc . , for the poore of the City v~ . 

To my two sonnes Thomas and Christopher, all my ri{j,ht & title 
in any accompt or reckoninge between Edmund Doyly Esq., of ohott- 
ishan deceased and me. 

To Catherine m;^ daughter my right & title in the Manor of ;Diil- 
ham wherein Gooch li^ed, ajid my otner estate wnich Thomas Preston 
deceased & otners purchased, and tne said Thomas occupied as my 
tenant, and now Isaac Preston his son holds of me in Pulham. To my 
said daughter Catherine one hundred pounds. 

To my son Robert Baret one hundred pounds. 

To Elisabeth my wife the residue of my estate. 

I ordeyne her sole executrix. 

My loving friends Charles George cock of t:.e City of Norwich, 
George Cock of Barshara in the Countie of Suffolk, and Robert Cocke 
of Great Yarmouth to see my last will ctirried out. 

John Calthorpe , Sarah Ottway, Easter Herrick, witnesses. 

Probatum apud Norwic. 2^ Aug. Io49. Juramento Slizabethae 
Baret relictae et executricis. 

Cur. Ep. Korwic. 

As indicated above, Mrs. Baret survi^'ed her husband. 

Fifth feneration. 
Children of Christopher (4 J and Elizabeth (Clarke J Baret : 
i. Chrit>topher , tne eldest son, died unmarried, 
ii. Willian, tne second son, ."larried Martha, a daughter 

of Morris, of Bristow, by who^.i he became the 

father of several children, a«ong wnoin v»ore Christo- 
pher Who \vt-.s unmarried in I67I, and Peter who married 
Jane Thornton, trie daughter of a clergyman of county 
Norfolk, and had issue, 
iii. Thomas of Nonvicn, the third son, married Sarah, a 
daughter of Francis Cock of tne sttme city, Esq. , by 
v/nom ne had several sons and daughters who all died 
without issue, excepting only Thomas rho married Hes- 
ter, a daughter of John Mann, Esq., and E!.izabeth who 
married Willi5jri, tne second son of Joim Rayle;^, Esq. 

ilr. Thomas Baret entered tne far.iily pedigree in the 
Norfolk Visitation of Iu64, at which time he bore the 
a.rms already described. In I'j7I, he made the follow- 
ing statement to Sir Edward Bysshe: 

William Baret of Blyborow iri Suffolke married Mar- 

p d 

garet y daughter dc bOle heiress of Rich Love of 

e d 

Westhall in Suffolke in right of y s heiress: wee 

bears y^ ti-vo Coates Quarterly of a Lion Ri^mpant ic, 

&. a Chevron betwixt 6 Cross Crosslets w our paternal 

Coate of a Bend azure betwene 6 Lozenges toungued 

Gules in a field Argent. The b Will had by hib vife 


Margaret, ^Villiajn, his Sldeot Sonn w se-rerall other 
Children, both sonns and daughters, of w^-*^ we can give 
noe accompt out of one daughter y v«as married to Aid. 

Hornsey of Norw^^ whose daughter was married to Aid. 

c h cYl 

Wenman of Norw in right of w daughter Aid. Hornsey 

did impale y Baret ' s Coate dc left it standinge on his 

(late & soe remaineth where Aid. Vvenman now Liveth, yet 

t e 

we have heard y some of y name remaineth about Soiil 

or Southwoold, Dunwich & Alburrow townes in Suffolke. 

The fforesaide W^ Baret deceased y^ 8*^ of IToub Io47 

p-'^° Edw. 6'^^. 

{The quartering witn the lion rampant is probably 
that of the Love family). 

Williain y® Eldest Sonn of y® fforeaaid ^ Baret mar- 
ried Jane y® daughter of Will Claxton of Halesworth in 

Suffol^e by whom he had ibsue, but all dyed w out is- 

d e 
sue: hib 2 wife was Margaret y widdow of 

Winksfeild, Abbot of Castle -Acre in Northfolke, by 
whome iie had Owen & Cnri&topher and one daughter Pru- 
dence all of which were borne to nim in Westall in 
Suff. The s William deceased y II" of March looa. 

Owen married one Christian Randall by whom he had 
one sonn, 2 daught : y sonn dyt'd young: y daughters 
left issue, but can give noe accompt of them. 

12., oeeing very young wnen his f father 
dyed, was by his mother Margaret (whoe afterwards mar- 
ried to Aid. Suckling of liorvi^^ } brougnt to Norw*^^ & 
by his ffather in Law Suckling bound out an Appren- 
tice to London at y age of 12 years for 12 yeares 

service; after y expiration of his service ne 

& seated him selfe in Norw^ & .'narried Elizabeth y® 
daughter & sole heiress of Allen Clarke a Gentlemcin 
of hebberstow or Kemraerston in Lyncolnshire by whone 
he had male issue Christop his Eldest Sonn (whoe dyed 
a, single pson J , William, Thomas, Peter ^ Robert, be- 
sides severall other Children both male & female y" 
dyed issueless, except only Margaret whoe married to 
one S^nnond Huntington v«hoe carried her to New Eng- 
land & had severall Children by her, but wee can give 
noe accompt of her or them, yet think y shee k sev- 
erall Children are Living there. 

Willicim y® sonn of Christ oph married to Martha y® 

daughter of Morris of Bristow <k by her had sev- 

, erali-l Children: all dyed isules but Christopher whoe 
is yet a single man cc Peter who married Jane y® 

daughter of Thornton a minister in Northfolke 

&. by her hath two bonns , Thomas & William, both very 


e d 

Thomas y 3 sonn of Christ oph Baret married Sarah 


y daUi_iiiter of ffrancis Cock Ssti by whom he hath had 
aeverall Children both sonns and daughters: all dyed 
issTielaas, Butt Thoinaa oc Elizabeth. Thomas married 
Hester daughter of John Mann Eaq^ by whome he hath had 
two Children, John Jc Sarah, but both dyed very young. 
ED.izabeth married to Williara Rayley 2 aonn to John 
Rayley Ssq^ by whone she htith now livirig foure bonns, 
JojTtn, Thomas, William 5: Augustine fc fi-re daughters, 

Mary, Sarah, Slizab, Ann cc Rebecca. 

e th 
Peter y 4 sonn of Christoph Baret married to i"[ary 

y® daughter of ^'-- Wright of Beckles in Suffolk by 

whome ne hath had severall Children y dyed young. 

Thomas his eldest married to , dyed late- 

ly Issueless. Christoph his 2 sonn is still a single 

man: Elijah his daughter married to John Kent of 

J.ondon whoe liyeth at y® Tonns in Crowchet ffryars & 

hath Children by her, but I know not how many. 

e ■t'h 
Robert y 5" sonn of Christoph Baret married to 

Lydia y® daughter of ffr: Cock Esq'' by whome he had 
several Children y dyed young: his eldest was Chris- 
topher wno dyed Issueless: his daughter Sli:iabeth mar- 
ried to Jackson of Yarmouth in Worfolke, March 

6: hath by him one Sonn Robert A one daughter Lydia 
both young. 

This ffamil;/^ and ther Auncestors did inhabitt in 


Westhall :c Blyborou^h for betweene '^ k 6 hundred 

yeareb x y Coate of Armies was sett in y Glass win- 

e d e 

dowes of y s parish Churche till y Late Reforraa- 

tion, that tooke painted Glass as Idolatrous, beate 
them downe , as Robert y® youngest sonn of y® abovesd 
Christopher did often testify (wnilst Liveing) to his 
owne knowledge. Tnere is now extant an Aunchent Mon- 
ument of one of o^ Aurn. estors in Bury & there was an 
other whoe Layeth buryeo in S' Martins in the feilds 
as I was informed hy a Letter from a Relation some 
ye ares since. 

William Baret , 2 sone to Christoph, beeing ser- 
vant''^' to 3 John Suckling, Controuler to y® howshold 

e s'^ 

of iiis Late Matie Cha y I ", about 50 Odd yeares 

since, searched y heiroulds' office in London <k found 
y Coate verry aunchent, given without a Crest, and 
about 100 & odd yeares after y® Cret>t of a Kelmet Bar'^ 
& Plumed Or Sc Azure was added; S: we haye a tradition 

amongst vs y it was given to Will Baret, a french 

■fc e 

Gentleman y cam over with William y ConiiUeror li was 

v/ith him at y® Bataile of Abby , as StovK mentions in 
his list of najries taken after y^ Bat t ail e. 

This statement was made by Thomas Barrett of liorwich 


The word "servant" was then used in Englcind as we use "clerk". 


(whose pedigree was entered in the Norfolk Visitation 
of 1664^ to Sir Bdward Bysshe, in a letter dated 4 
Hoy. I67I. 

Add. MS. Z'A,rS6, fo. 40. 
iy. "^eter, fourth son, married Mary Wright of Beccles, 

county Suf^'olk, by whom he had, among other children, 
Thomas who married but died without issue, Christo- 
pner who was unmarried in I67I, and Elizabeth who 
married Joiin Kent of London, and had seyeral children. 

Peter Baret wrote a letter to his nephew, Christo- 
pner Huntington of Saybrook, Connecticut, (a son of 
nis sister Margaret), which i;;^ preseryed in the State 
library at Hartford. The following is a copy: 

Cosen Christopher Huntington: Your letter date 
itbout tne 20'^ September, I64y , from Seabrook, I Re- 
ceayed, <k doe pereseye that you haye ± shall receiye 
to the yalue of 140 pounds of my Brother Sawton,"^ 
which, when you have Recei'"-ed, Sz securitae for what 
sha3.1 be behinde vnpaide , trien gi'"'e him and my sister 
&,n acquittance, as from me, in full Discharge of all 
matters ± Derat.nds that I can or may Lay claim unto 
from them soe. The Deyision of this £140, it shall 
be thus done: \Nhateyer is Lost us ox or cowe, or by 


Peter Baret ' s sister Margaret, was then the wife of Lieut. Thomas 
St ought on. 


Reason t:\9 Coraodities may not be altogether worth soe 
much as you took tnen for, shall be first deducted 
out of tne /:I40, & then the rest devided: You snail 
take out £5 in tjie first place, Md then devide the 
rest into five parts, whereof take too to yourself e, 
one to SjTnon, one to Thomas, ^c one to Ann, '■fP^ will be 
all tj-ie five parts; c then give to Symon tne other 
five pounj, for my Intent is nee shall have j^5 more 
tnan one fiftn part; & I suppose you now know my In- 
tent ik meaning herein, ti Let it be done thus. I well 
remember I told you tnat my Cousin Ann should have 
£20 because that her preferment by way of mariag; but 
I gave you noe Lomission to diapose of tne money but 
by my order. Let Tho ; his first part be put into Good 
hands 8c Security taxen for it, with allowance for the 
forbearance tnat when iie shall come to be capable to 
implo^*^ it he may receive it with the increase. Let 
me know what you doe herein, & sende ne an acquittance 
under your nand for your parts as a gift given you by 
me, one under Symon ' s hand for his as a gift given him 
by me, also imder Ann her hand or marke as a gift giv- 
en ner by me. If snee cannot write doe you wittness 
it; ic for Tho. Likewise a receipt under his hand as a 
gift given him also. Let me receive these 4 acquit- 


tances by ti\e next Latters. Let tne security for Tho. 
his part be ta:<ceri in his owne name, & the yearly in- 
crease that shall be c21owed hi;a for it putt inr^o the 
Securitie also. My father it hath pleased God to tiuce 
away out of this world in August Last. I pray God 
fitt us for the Like cnange. 11;^ mother is Executive, 
but I cannot neare that any of you are mentioned in 
his will. ^'or holding in tne Barbadoos my father nath 
nothing to show of any debt due to my Brother iiunting- 
ton, but the debt which he owes is £17, \vhich is my 
debt, made over to mee under his hand « seale before 
he went awayj and iJl2 he owes me uppon a bond to my- 
self , so the whole debt is £29, which hath been my 
Loss. All this while the parliament hath taken all 
the King's officers places away, all England oyer, and 
I have hereupon Lost £20 a yeare by this Act, that now 
I, am removing my^elfe towards London, x so cannott (by 
reason of t:.ese distractions) think of Sending you any 
Merciiantising Comodities. Let this inclosed be con- 
veyed to My Brother Stawcon. If I have time and Leis- 
ure, I will against tne next spring send you over some 
Comodities, but for Dutcn cloath cannot accommodate 
you witn, for I shall not nave any Ways or means to 
gett them upon good tearms. I should think our North 


Couri+.y Cloath bhould .■=611 best, or these best coarse 
cloths which you send .Tie b.:^ a patterne of. You men- 
tion in your letter of Shott , but not what sortea (i 
for what use, for thereby we nay giiess at the sortes 
you should have. With tne price of this kind of 
cloath & the bredth, I snoul d have thereby knowne the 
better whctt to have done therein; you must hereafter 
write more particularly y® thinge. I shall not fur- 
ther inlarge myself e, but my love to yourself e l^ your 
Brothers cc Sioter Remembered. Coraitting you to the 
prtection of the almightie rest, 

Your Loveing unckle 

Peter Barat. 

Norwich, the 20*^ aprill, 16o0. 

Sende your letters to me b^'' Mr. Edward French at his 
v/"are howse in t^.e ueorge Yard in Lombard Street in 
y. Robert, fifth son, married Lydia, daughter of Francis 
Cock, Esq., by whom he had, among other children, 
Christopher, tne eldest, who died without issue, and 
Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Jack.-jOn of Yarmouth, 
county Norfolk, by whom she had Robert and Lydia. 

Robert Baret was living in I67I. 
vi. Catherine, whO was mentioned in her father's will, 
died withoiit isbue. 


yii. Margaret (5j. 

5. MARG.AMST BARET married in England, about the year 162j , Si- 
mon Huntington, where were born to her tnree sons and one daughter. 
In 1653, the fcxriiily sailed for New England, but in approaching 
the^e shores the hu&band and father died of tne smallpox and was 
buried at sea. 

Mrs. Huntington located with ner children in Roxbury, colony 
of Tiassachusetts Bay, as ib evidenced oy the church record of that 
place, in tne handwriting of Rev. John Eliot, which is as follo-vs: 

"Margaret Huntington, widow, cune in 1633. Her husband died 
by the way of smallpox . Sne brought cnildren witn ner". 

Mrs. Huntington remained in Roxbury about a year, when she 
married circa 1634, for her second husband and as his second wife, 
Thomas Stoughton. He came to New England a widower, probably in 
the ship "I'tary and John", ;ind located in Dorchester, Mass., in 
1630. He was of an exrellent family, being a descendant in the 
seventh generation of Thomas Stoughton, of Stoughton, count;/- Surry, 
England. He became a constable hy appointment of court in Septem- 
ber, 1630, and in the exercise of his duties sO-'-em-ai^^ed the mar- 
riage of Clement Briggs witn Joan Allen, in March, 1631. For this 
act, which evidently exceeded his authority, he was fined five 
pounds, but tne tax was subsequently remitted. As pioneers of that 
place, tne members of the f&nily removed to Windsor, Connecticut, 
in 1635, where Thomas Stougnton bore the gentleman's title of Mr., 


and wi.ere rie beccsj'ie a leading and valuea citizen of town and col- 
ony, ne was commissioned an ensign in tne military service in Feb- 
ruar;'', Iu3u , <ind a lieutenant in April, 1640, and served be-"-eral 
times, as a deputy to the General court of tiie colony betvifeen the 
years 1639 and 1648. 

July 14, I64i>, Thomas St ought on the elder (as he is called on 
the Windtior records} deeded to "Thomas, my son", all of nis rettl 
estate in tnat place, excepting his x^ome lot, the well court, the 
court before the house and the orchard, wj^ich he evidently reserv- 
ed for his own Ube. Soinetime afterward, however, he sold to his 
son Thomas all of this reserved property upon codition that the 
grantes would provide suitable maintenance for his father and moth- 
er-in-law" diiring their natural lives. 

Lieut. Stoughton died March 22, I66I. The date of his widow's 
death is unknown, but in 1671 ner brother Thomas t>:0Ught she was 
1 i-'-ing. 

Sixth Generation. 
Children of Simon and Margaret (Baret J (5) Huntington, 

(all born in England J : 
i. Christopher Huntington married in Windsor, Conn., Oct. 
7, I6a2, Ruth Rockwell, born in 1633, a daughter of 
Deacon William and Susanna (ChapinJ Rockwell of that 
place. Mr. Huntington was living in Saybrook, in 
1650, when he received from his maternal uncle, "De- 
ter imret , the letter which appears in these pages. 



He remoyed with, his family to I^'orwich in Ido9 or 1660, 
of which place uq was an original proprietor. He died 
aboiit I69I, and his body was probably interred in the 
Post and Gager burying place in the section known as 
Bean Kill, ITorv/ich. The date of his wife's deatn is 
unknown. No memorial stones have ever been found, 
ii. (Jeacon) Simon Huntington, born in 1629, married in 

Saybrook, in October, 1653, Sarah Clark, born in 1633, 
a daughter of John Clark of Windsor, subsequently of 
Saybrook and about 1664 of Milford. 

The Hunting^.ons removed to Norwich in I6o9 or 1660, 
being airiong t:.e founders of the town. Deacon Hunting- 
ton died there June iih , 1706, and was survived by his 
v/idow until January 4, I72I. Both were interred in 
the old burying ground in Norwich Town. Within a com- 
paratively few years their memorial stones were re- 
moved from tne graves tney had so lonj^ and faithfully 
guarded and placed within tne picket fence which en- 
closes the lot that was secured to the brothers (Cien- 
eral ) Jedidiah, (Judge) Andrew and (Colonel J Joshua 
Huntington by Azariah Lathrop, April 3, I7d9. This 
change, made for tne better protection of these hon- 
ouresi. stones, was at the instance of "^iss Sarah Hunt- 
ington Perkins of Norwich, a descendant in the sev- 
enth generation. 






ED rrr.E 28 1706 HUKTIKGTON 


J 721 & 
IN Y 88 
iii. Ann Huntington was mentioned in the letter of her un- 
cle, Peter Baret , as noted in these pages. Nothing 
furtjTxer is icnov/n of her. 
iy. Thomas Huntington married fir.^t, j,, daughter of Wil - 
liaja Swain of Wethersfield and later of Branford, to 
which latter place Mr. Huntington removed from Wind- 
sor about the year Io63. He married ^^econd, Hanna.h, 
a daughter of Jasper Crane, who went from New Haven 
to Branford m 1652. Mr. Huntington removed with his 
fajnily to the banks of the Passaic river, in New Ter- 
se;^, and was there instrumental in laying the found- 
ations of tne present city of Newark. He died prob- 
ably between the years 1685 and 1689. His widow mar- 
ried in or before 1695, John Ward, at one time of 
Branford but subsequently of Newark. 


Index "0 First Portion, 
BAR3T, i, ii, iii. 

Christopher, iii. 

J an , iii. 

J ohn , i i , iii. 

Margaret, iii. 

Thonas, ii. 

Willi an, iii. 
BYSSHS, Sir Edward, li. 
CLAHK3, 31i2abeth, iii. 
hUi^TINGTON, I'largaret (Bciretj, ii. 

Simon, iii. 
LOVE, Margaret, iii. 
PETYSri.'yJi , Margaret, iii. 
STOUGHTON, Margaret (Ba^-et J (Huntington J , ii. 

Thomas, iii. 
WINGFIET.D, Margaret (^^etyshall ) , iii. 

Index to the Body of the Work. 24. 

AT.LBK, Joan, 19. 
ARTEYS, Agnes, 6. 
BARDWlilLL, Robert, 4. 
BARET, Atones, 6, 4. 

Alice, 2, 6, 4. 

Audry ,5,4. 

Christopner, 5, d, 7, 8, 9, 10, II, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18. 

Dorothy, 4. 

Eleanor, 7. 

Elizabetn, 6, 4, 9, 10, 13, lo , 18. 

Frances, 4. 

Geoffrey, I. 

Hamond, 7. 

Helen, 6, 7. 

Jane, 4, 7. 

Jeffrey, 2. 

J o an , 1 , 2 , 4 . 

J ohn , 1 , 2 , 3 , 13. 

iiatnerine, 6, 8, 9, 18. 

Margaret, 3, 4, 6, 7, 0, II, 12, 15, 19, ^0. 

Owen, 6, 7, 8, II. 

Peter, 10, 12, 13, I^, I;:;, ^0, 22. 

Prudence, 6, 7, 8, II. 

Richard, o, d, 7. 

Robert, 9, 12, 13, 14, 18. 

Sarah, 13. 


3ARST, Thomas, u, 7, 9, 10, Ix., 16, 14, 15, 20. 

William, I, ii, 6, 4, b, 6, 7, 10, II, 12, 14. 
BARKER, Robert, 4. 

William, 4. 
BARiTS, James, 4. 
BEDOiJ, Ajnes, 3. 
BOHUN, Frances, 6. 
Francis, 7, 
BRIGGS, Clement, ly. 
3RYUS>:, 311 en, 3, 
BYSSHS, L3ir Edward, 10, lb. 
CALTHORPS, Jonn, 9. 
CANON, Robert, 4. 
CHAPIN, Susanna, 20. 
CHART.ES I, 14. 
CLARK, Joiin, 21. 

Sarah, 21. 
CLARKE, Allen, 8, 12. 

Elizabeth, 8, 10, 12. 
CLAXTON, Jianon, 6. 

Jane, o , 7, II. 

William, 5, II. 

COCK, Charles Geortse, 9. 

Francis, 10, 13, 18. 
George, 9. 
Lydia, 13, 18. 


COCK, Robert, 9. 

Sarah, 10, 12, 
CRME, Hannah, 22. 
Jasper, 22. 
DOYT,Y, Sdraund, 9. 
KLIOT, John, 9. 
FRSIU.h, Sdvvurd, 18. 
GOOCh, 9. 
HEIiRY vi, I. 

HERRI CK, Esther, 9. 
hOO, Joirm, 2. 

Margaret , I . 
nORllSSY, II. 
iiORl^b3'^, lUcholas, 4. 
hUNTIlNiGTON, Andrew, 21. 

Ann, 16, 22. 

(Brother), 17. 

Christopher, 15, 20. 

Jedidiah, 21. 

Joshua, 21. 

Margaret, 20. 

Sarah, 22. 

Simon, 12, 16, 19, 20, -I, 22 

Thomas, 16, 17, 22. 


JACKSON, 13, 18. 

Lydia, 13, 18. 
Robert, 13, 18. 
JETTSR, Jcones, 4. 
K^HP, Alice, 3. 

Jeffrey, 3. 

Joan, 3. 
KEKT, Joan, 3. 

John, 3, 13, 15. 

Katherine , 3. 

Robert, 3. 
LAThROP, Azariah, -AI. 
LEIIYS, Walter, 6. 

Margaret, 4, 10. 

Richard, 4, 10. 
i'/IAiili, hester, 10, 13. 

John, 10, 13. 
MAIINING, Robert, 4. 
MORRIS, 10, 12. 

Martha, 10, 12. 
OTTWAY, Sarah, 9. 
PEASSKHAT.L, Joan, 3. 
PERKINS, Sarah Huntington, 21. 
PSTYSH.M.L, Margaret, o, 8. 


PLATf-lAN, 8. 
PRESTON, Isaac, y. 

Thomas, 9. 
RANDATJ. , Christian, 8, II. 
RAYT.SY, .^nn, 13. 

Augustine, 15. 

Elizabeth, 13. 

John, 10, 13. 

Mary, 13, . 

Rebecca, 13. 

Sarah, 13. 

Thomas, 13. 

V/illiajTi, 10, 13. 
ROCKWEIJ-, Ruth, 20. 

Susanna, 20. 
William, kiO. 
ROUS, Thomas, 6. 
ROUSE, Prudence, 5. 
Reginald, 5. 
SKETE, Robert, 4. 
SMITH, A^nes, 5. 
oOUTHE, Elisabeth, 3. 
SOUTHET.LS, Philip, 4. 
ST OUGHT ON, (Brotner), 17. 

Thomas, lb, ly , 20. 
STOW, 14. 

SUCKLING, 7, 8, II. 

Marj^aret , 12. 
Sir John, 14. 
SWAIN, Williai:i, 22. 
THOJCPSON, Robert, 6. 

Jane, 10, 12. 
WARD, John, 22. 

WILLIAM tne Conqueror, 14. 
WIliavi3J.D, -^thony, 7. 

Margaret, II, 

Margaret (T^etyahall), o, 8. 
Thomas , 7 . 
William, b. 
WOLIIAUGHS , Janes, ti, 7. 

William, 6, 7. 
WRIGHT, Mary, IS, lo. 

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