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Robert Barker and his wife Luce
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Robert Barker born ca 1616 died bet 18 Feb 1689-14 March 1691 Duxbury, Plymouth, MA married 1663 Luce/Lucy ___ died between 7 Mar 1681/2-18 Feb 1689 Duxbury, MA

Robert's wife Luce was not dau of John and Anne Williams. Robert's brother John did marry Anne Williams dau of John Williams.
The Great Migration Beginnings online at NewEnglandAncestors.org
Robert came to America 1632 to Plymouth, MA removed to Marshfield, Plymouth, MA 1643 and then to Duxbury 1653. Robert was first an apprentice of John Thorpe and then of William Palmer. Robert held serval offices in each town he lived in. Robert was a bricklayer in 1640 and bought 40 acres of upland that year, was part owner of the ferry his brother John ran in 1641. Robert bought 100 acres in Marshfield, Plymouth, MA and was a member of the Marshfield military company under Lt. Nathaniel Thomas in 1643. He was a surveyor at Marshfield in 1645 and 1648 and at Duxbury in 1654, 1672, 1677 and 1679. Was Constable at Marshfield, Grand juryman and admitted freeman 6 June 1654. In July 1646 he was licensed to keep an inn in Marshfield to retail wine which he stopped in 1666.
The Great Migration Beginnings online at NewEnglandAncestors.org
Robert Barkers will, dated 18 February 1689 and proved 16 March 1691/2, "Robert Barker senior of Duxborough ordered that he "be decently buried as near unto my wellbeloved wife and my eldest son as conveniently may be," appointed "my well beloved son Francis Barker" his executor, and bequeathed to son Francis Barker £20 in silver money, to son Robert Barker £10 in silver money, to daughter Rebeckah Snow £5 in silver money, to daughter Abigail Rogers £5 in silver money, to grandson Samuel Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. in money, to grandson Francis Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s., to grandson Robert Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to grandson Jabiz Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to grandson Isaac Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to "my son Isaac's six daughters Rebeckah, Mary, Lidia, Judeth, Martha and the youngest of all" £5 apiece, and to son Francis Barker the residue [MD 31:102-03, citing PPR 1:123-25]. On 14 March 1691/2 Francis Barker, James Bishop and Robert Barker drew up the division of the lands which Robert Barker had bequeathed to the five sons of his son Isaac [MD 31:103-04 (which dates the document one day late), citing PPR 1:125-26]. The inventory of the estate of Robert Barker of Duxbury, taken 15 March 1691/2, totalled £142 1s. 11d., of which "his purse and apparel" were valued at 163;96 1s. 8d. [PPR 1:126].
 
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Children of Robert and Luce:

1. Isaac Barker born ca 1642 of Duxbury and Marshfield, MA and Portsmouth, RI died 1710 married 28 Feb 1665 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA to Judith Prence born ca 1645 (PCR 8:31) daughter of Gov. Thomas and Apphia (Quick) Freemam wid ofSamuel Freeman and dau of William Quick of London. Judith married 2nd between 1691-1693 William Tubbs of Pembroke, MA

Plymouth Colony VR for Mayflower Descendant shows Judith Prence was daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence and Apphia Quick.
Children of Isaac and Judith:
1.1 Samuel Barker born 2 Sept 1667 Duxbury, MA died 1 of 2 mo., 1739 Falmouth, Barnstable, MA married 1st 22 Nov 1711 Sandwich, MA Deborah Wing born 21 Oct 1686 Sandwich, MA died before 1717 Nantucket, MA dau of John and Mary (Perry) Wing; Samuel married as 2nd wife 9 mo 1718 Bethiah Folger born 24 Nov 1692 died 29 Jan 1774 age 82 Nantucket, MA
The Folger Family by William Coleman Folger page 269 at NEHGR vol 16 page 276
Samuel was a farmer at Wood's Hole, Falmouth, MA.
 
1.1 Deborah Barker died 29th, 1 mo. 1792 married 15 Sept 1738 Nantucket, MA Jonathan Burnell born 2d, 1 mo. 1714 Boston, MA died 13d 5 mo 1799 age 84 buried May 5th Nantucket, MA (Nantucket VR) son of Jonathan and Susanna Burnel of Boston
Children of Deborah and Jonathan from Nantucket VR not in order of birth:
1. Barker Burnell died 1st, 12 mo. 1781 Baltimore, MD (Nantucket VR)
2. Judith Burnell married 17 May 1760 Peter Folger Jr.
3. Deborah Burnell married 4 Oct 1760 Benjamin Jenkins
4. Eunice Burnell married 11 May 1773 George Ramsdell
5. Jonathan Burnell Jr. died 19th 7 mo 1783 lost at sea married 5 May 1768 Jemima Marshall died 3 Sept 1820 age 71 y 11m dau Joseph and Phebe (Folger) Marshall
6. Susanna Burnell born 23d 9 mo 1747 married 12 Feb 1767 Obed Marshall
7. Sarah/Sally Burnell born 8th, 10 mo. 1752
Children of Samuel and 2nd wife Bethiah:
1.2 Judith Barker born 12 of 11 mo 1720 died 6 mo 1739 never married
1.3 Robert Barker born 23 Feb 1723 died 26 April 1780 Swan Island, Kennebeck River married
1.4 Samuel Barker born 14 Dec 1725 died 22 June 1801
1.5 Josiah Barker born 17 July 1718 died 21 July 1803
1.2 Isaac Barker died 1754 died 7 May 1754
1.3 Robert Barker born 1673 died 1765
1.4 Francis Barker died 1694
1.5 Rebecca Barker
1.6 Mary Barker born 1678 died 15 Feb 1772
1.7 Martha Barker born 1680
1.8 Lydia Barker
1.9 Jabez Barker born 1685
1.10 Judith Barker
1.11 Bathsheba Barker

2. Francis Barker born 1652 died 1771 married 5 Jan 1674 Hingham, MA by Captain Joshua Hobart to Mary Lincoln born 10 Feb 1647/8 bpt 23 April Hingham, MA died 1686 daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Langer) Lincoln. Mary Lincoln was granddaughter of Richard Langer of Hingham, MA.

"Francis was especially active in the civic affairs of the colony; in 1686 he was appointed to treat with Scituate, Mass. about the division of a tract of land in dispute with Duxbury, was a deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1686, 1694, 1701, 1703, was Selectman of Duxbury in 1685-96, was Constable in 1689, was commissioned an ensign 10-2-1689. He built and had gained sufficient wealth to rank as 'Gentleman.'

Francis "was one of the Selectmen of Dux. 1685, and 1686, Capt. of a military company, etc. Later in life he removed to Pem. where in the conveyances of real est. he is called 'Gentleman.'

Francis lived in that part of Duxbury that is now Pembroke. It is claimed that he built and operated the first iron furnace in America in 1702 on Furnace Pond. Lieut. Francis Barker retired from active business in 1713 and gave his estate to his surviving children. To his daughter Ruth he gave a house in Pembroke.
 
Children of Francis and Mary:
2.1 Francis Barker born 9 Oct 1675 Higham, MA and died 29 Oct 1675
2.2 Joshua Barker born 16 Nov 1676 Duxbury, MA killed in the army
2.3 Elizabeth Barker born 31 Oct 1677 Duxbury, MA died 1711 married Jonathan Bryant
2.4 Josiah Barker born 16 Nov 1679 Duxbury, MA died 1718
2.5 Ruth Barker born ca 1680 died young
2.6 Francis Barker born 18 Oct 1681/2 Duxbury, MA died 1733 Pembroke, MA married 1710 Mary Jacobs born 1692 died 22 Nov 1775 Hingham, MA dau of Dea. David and Sarah (Cushing) Jacob
Legislators of the Mass General Court 1691-1780
Francis Barker was farmer, cordwainer, shipwright. His committees primarily concerned military problems of supply, muster rolls and accounts.
2.7 Ruth Barker born 31 Jan 1682/3 Duxbury, MA died 1732 Pembroke, MA married Cornelius Briggs born 1678. Lived in Swausey, MA
2.8 Thomas Barker born 1686 died 1733 in NC married Bethia4 Little dau of Isaac3 Little and Bethiah Thomas.
Bethia4 Little has a Mayflower line from Thomas Little and Ann2 Warren. Ann Warren dau of Richard1 Warren
 
Children of Thomas and Bethia from Mayflowr Births & Deaths by Susan E. Roser
2.8.1 Joshua Barker born 26 Aug 1712
2.8.2 Thomas Barker born 16 Feb 1712/3
2.8.3 Francis Barker born 1714
2.8.4 Bethia Barker born 17 Feb 1715
2.8.5 Nathaniel Barker born 18 Dec 1716 died 30 Nov 1722
2.8.6 William Barker born ca 1716 died 13 July 1729 age 13
2.8.7 Elizabeth Barker born 14 June 1720 died 28 Nov 1722
2.8.8 Elizabeth Barker born 17 Jan 1724 died 21 Jan 1804
2.8.9 Nathaniel Barker born 26 Dec 1727 died 27 Sept 1735
2.9 Elisha Barker died 1810
2.10 Ebenezer Barker born 1689 died bet 18 March 1756-3 May 1756 buried Groveland cemetery North Scituate, MA married 1 Nov 1710 Scituate, MA by Rev. Nathaniel Eells to Deborah Randall born 23 Aug 1693 Scituate, MA died 7 Aug 1768 Scituate, MA buried Groveland cemetery North Scituate, MA dau of Isaac and Deborah (Buck) Randall.
Children of Ebenezer and Deborah:
Josiah Barker married Sarah Macomber
Elisha Barker
Deborah Barker
Elizabeth Barker
Ruth Barker
2.11 Isaac Barker died 1725

3. Rebecca Barker born ca 1650 died 28 Apr 1711 Marshfield, Plymouth, MA married 1st 1670 Josiah Snow who died Aug 1692 Maarshfield, Plymouth, MA. Rebecca married 2nd John Sawyer in 1694 whose first wife was Mercy3 Little. my line

She did not marry William Snow

4. Robert Barker born 27 Feb 1651 Duxbury, Plymouth, MA died 25 Sept 1729 age 78 Duxbury, Plymouth, MA married 1st Alice3 Snow born 18 Jan 1657 Marshfield, MA died aft 8 Sept 1697 dau of Anthony and Abigail2 (Warren) Snow; married 2nd on 7 Oct 1705 to Phebe (Cook) (Arnold) Marsh widow dau ot Thomas and Thomasin Cook and widow of Oliver Arnold and Jonathan Marsh . (ICH: Alice Snow was sister of Josiah Snow who married Rebecca Barker sister of Robert)

"Robert was a yeoman and was made Lieut. 10-4-1675, later owned in 1681 a saw mill run by the water power in the brook by the family home, in 1684 he owned a farm in Pudding Brook and built a dam there in 1693, was Constable in 1685 and surveyor in 1687, he also owned land in Rhode Island."
Robert was back in Duxbury again in 1701 when 16 acres adjoining his farm were given him.
 
Children of Robert and Alice all born in Duxbury:
4.1 Abigail Barker born 24 Aug 1682
4.2 James Barker born 1 Jan 1683 died 1718
4.3 Caleb Barker born 24 May 1685 died 1772
4.4 Deborah Barker born 7 Nov 1686
4.5 Luceanna Barker born 20 Nov 1689 died 1769
4.6 Robert Barker born 14 July 1693 died 1759
4.7 Alice Barker born 3 June 1695 died 1778
4.8 Lydia Barker born 5 Sept 1697 died 1776

5. Abigail Barker born ca 1657 Duxbury, Plymouth, MA died 11 May 1718 married 1677 Joseph Rogers born 1632 son of John and Frances (Watson) Rogers of Duxbury, Plymouth, MA,

Children Abigail and Joseph:
5.1 Joseph Rogers
5.2 Timothy Rogers
5.3 Rebecca Rogers
5.4 Abigail Rogers born ca 1680 Plymouth county MA died 11 Dec 1713 Pembroke, Plymouth, MA
5.5 John Rogers
 
(The Mayflower Descendant - Vol. 17, page 214 - Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories)
WILL OF JOHN ROGERS, SR. (ICH: father of Joseph Rogers who married Abigail Barker above)
"John Rogers senr", of Marshfield, made his will 1 February, 1660. Bequests were as follows:
To "my wife Francis Rogers all the land and housing on which I live with all the meddow adjoyning to the land unto the Creeke During the time of her life and att her Deceasing; to my son John Rogers ... And my son John Rogers Junr when hee or his heires Come to enjoy the said lands and housing; to pay his sister Ann hudson five pounds sterling; and to mary and abigaill Rogers ten pounds sterling apeece"
I give unto my son Josepth Rogers and Timothy Rogers all my land and meddow that lyeth on the other side of the Creeke lying easterly and this land to bee equally Devided according to quantitie Josepths land shall lye next to the land of Nathaneell Bosworth"
To "my son John Rogers all my Right and Interest in the land and housing that bee now liveth on ... the upper orchyard my wife shall have and enjoy the tearme of eight yeares"
To "my Daughter Ann ten shillinges; and to Mary my Daughter one yearling; and to my Daughter Abigaill one yearling; and to my grandchild Gorg Russell one Cow Calfe;"
"The land that I have att Namassakeesett which John Hudson now lives on I give unto my grandchildren Gorge Russell and John Russell ... when these Children Come to the age of twenty and one years then to enjoy theire lands;"
my wife ffrancis Rogers to bee my ... exequitrix"
The witnesses were Anthony Eames, William Maycumber, Mark Eames and Richard Beare, the last signing by a mark.
The will "was exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth" 5 June; 1661, "on the oath of Ensigne Marke Eames;"
"The Inventory of the goods and Chattles of John Rogers senr of Marshfild late Deceased exhibited att the Court held att Plymouth the fift of June 1661 on the oath of ffrancis Rogers;
Marshfeild in New Plymouth in America Anno 1661
 
The widow Frances Rogers married Walter Briggs of Scituate and was a legatee in his will made January 16 1676/7, and probated June 4, 1684. Administration on the estate of Frances Briggs, widow, of Scituate, was granted to her sons John Rogers and Joseph Rogers on October 14, 1687.
 


Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691:
The first record of Robert Barker in Plymouth is on 20 January 1632/33 when he complained to the council that his master, John Thorpe, did not keep him in sufficient clothing. The complaint was found just, and Thorpe was ordered to provide him apparel orturn over his contract to another (PCR 1:7). By 15 August 1633 Thorpe had died, and his widow Alice turned over Barker's apprentice term, running until 1 April 1637 to William Palmer, a nailer, who promised to teach him his trade and give him two suits (PCR 1:7, 16).
On 4 December 1638 Robert Barker of Jones River was fined twenty shillings for drawing blood in a fight with Henry Blague (PCR 1:106). He was a highway surveyor for Marshfield in 1645 (PCR 2:84). The Barker article, cited below, states that he, his brother John Barker, and two others in 1641 bought a ferry for £60 from Jonathan Brewster. On 28 October 1645 he sought money from the government for ferrying prisoners and passengers over the North River (PCR 2:89). He was one of two constables for Marshfield in 1646 (PCR 2:102), and in the same year he was licensed to keep an ordinary at Marshfield (PCR 2:105). He became a freeman 6 June 1654 (PCR 3:48). On 4 March 1661/62 he and his wife and son were fined £10 for exchanging a gun with an Indian, but £5 was later remitted (PCR 4:11, 17).
On 5 June 1666 he was accused by the court of not keeping his ordinary fit for the entertaining of strangers, and he was ordered to forbear (PCR 4:129). [p.240]
Robert's brother John Barker drowned at their ferry in 1652.
RobertBarker complained in court against Ens. John Williams for misusing Deborah Barker, daughter of John Barker (and his wife Anne, sister of John Williams). Williams produced sufficient evidence to be cleared by the court, but the court also ordered that Deborah would not have to return to the house of her Uncle Williams, and she chose Thomas Bird of Scituate to be her guardian instead (PCR 3:171-72).
On 7 March 1681/82 Lt. Robert Barker (the son) was fined £2/10 on behalf of his mother, the wife of Robert Barker, for selling cider to Indians.
Robert Barker, Sr. was living in Duxbury at the time he made his will, 18 February1689/90, sworn 16 March 1691/92 (MD 31:102), in which he named his sons Francis and Robert; his daughters Rebecca Snow and Abigail Rogers; his grandsons Samuel Barker, Francis Barker, Robert Barker, Jabez Barker, and Isaac Barker; and his son Isaac's six daughters Rebecca, Mary, Lydia, Judith, Martha, and "the youngest of all, "all under twenty-one.
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Robert Barkers will, dated 18 February 1689 and proved 16 March 1691/2, "Robert Barker senior of Duxborough ordered that he "be decently buried as near unto my wellbeloved wife and my eldest son as conveniently may be," appointed "my well beloved son Francis Barker" his executor, and bequeathed to son Francis Barker £20 in silver money, to son Robert Barker £10 in silver money, to daughter Rebeckah Snow £5 in silver money, to daughter Abigail Rogers £5 in silver money, to grandson Samuel Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. in money, to grandson Francis Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s., to grandson Robert Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to grandson Jabiz Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to grandson Isaac Barker the land that was bounded out to him and 40s. when he comes to the age of twenty-one, to "my son Isaac's six daughters Rebeckah, Mary, Lidia, Judeth, Martha and the youngest of all" £5 apiece, and to son Francis Barker the residue [MD 31:102-03, citing PPR 1:123-25]. On 14 March 1691/2 Francis Barker, James Bishop and Robert Barker drew up the division of the lands which Robert Barker had bequeathed to the five sons of his son Isaac [MD 31:103-04 (which dates the document one day late), citing PPR 1:125-26]. The inventory of the estate of Robert Barker of Duxbury, taken 15 March 1691/2, totalled £142 1s. 11d., of which "his purse and apparel" were valued at 163;96 1s. 8d. [PPR 1:126].
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