John Linnel



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John Linnel
Born: 1671 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA


Married: 1696 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA


Died: 09 Feb 1746/7 Southern Hyannis, South Seas, MA


Buried: Old Grave Yard, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA    


David Linnel


Hannah Garnet Shelley


Ruth Davis


1. Thankful Linnel

2. Samuel Linnel

3. John Linnel

4. Bethia Linnel

5. Joseph Linnel

6. Hannah Linnel b. 10 Jul 1709

7. Jabez Linnel


According to "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families" by Amos Otis, 1888
"John Linnel, son of David, is the ancestor of the Barnstable and Yarmouth families of the name. He married Ruth, daughter of John Davis. He was a prudent, industrious and respectable man. He resided a part of his life on the farm in the easterly part of Chequasquet, now called Hyannis Port, and a part, on the John Davis estate. At his death he owned and occupied the house that stood opposite the residence of Dea. John Munroe, now owned by Capt. Foster. He was one of the earliest who removed to South Sea, as the south part of the town was then called. He died Feb. 9 (7th town record) 1747-8, in the 78th year of his age. and his wife Ruth May 8, 1748, in the 75th year of her age. Both have monuments to their memory in the old grave-yard.
In his will dated Oct. 1, 1737, proved 7th July, 1748, he names his wife Ruth and his daughters Thankful Bearse, Bethia Bearse and Hannah Linnel. In a codicil dated July 5, 1748, he says his daughter Bethia is dead. To his daughter Hannah he gave his great chamber and privileges in the house so long as she remained single. To his son Samuel the southwest part of his farm or homestead at South Sea, containing twenty-one acres of upland and seven of meadow. To his son John the middle portion containing nineteen acres of upland and three acres of marsh. To his son Joseph the remaining or easterly part, containing eleven acres of upland and three of marsh; and to his son Jabez, 'All his homestead farm lands, meadows, and house wherein he then dwelt.' His wife Ruth owned real estate in her own right. Her will, proved July 5, 1748, is witnessed by Solomon Otis, David Crocker and Robert Davis. She refers to her sister Mercy Davis, deceased, and to her unmarried daughter Hannah. She owned land on the east side of Hyannis road, adjoining Nathaniel Baker's, formerly the property of her father.