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JOHN BARNES
of Plymouth

Network of relationships
1633-1671

Compiled by
Chip Cunningham & Trish Scott
University of Virginia
Anth 509, Fall 1996


Adams, John Barnes stood surety for 140, in Adams' estate, with widow Helen, for the payment of Adams' debts, 11 Nov. 1633(1)

Allin, Samuel suit brought against Barnes for defamation, for having "reported at seuerall places" that Allin was one of three possible fathers of William Newland's daughter's child - Samuel Allin vs. Barnes, 1 Mar. 1663/1664

Baker, William house & lands purchased from Barnes (acquired from Mark Menlowe), 10 Feb. 1640/1641

Barker, Robert sued by Barnes over money owed - Barnes vs. Robert Barker, 3 Oct. 1654

Barnes, Hannah daughter of John Barnes, named with siblings Jonathan, Mary and Lydia, in Barnes' deed of gift, 24 Aug. 1651

Barnes, Joan second wife of John Barnes, punished for slander and defamation with regard to the children of Captain Willet and the daughter of George Watson, 1 Mar. 1652/1653

accused of defamation and slander by John Bower - Bower vs. Joan Barnes, 1 Mar. 1652/1653

Barnes, Jonathan son of John Barnes, named with siblings Mary, Hannah and Lydia, in Barnes' deed of gift, 24 Aug. 1651

alleged to have sold John Barnes' boat to Maher Dyer when under age, so sale was deemed invalid, 7 Mar. 1664

named in letters of administration from the Court as joint administrator of Barnes' estate with Joan Barnes, 29 Oct. 1671

Barnes, Lydia daughter of John Barnes, named with siblings Jonathan, Hannah and Mary in Barnes' deed of gift, 24 Aug. 1651

Barnes, Mary daughter of John Barnes, named with siblings Jonathan, Hannah and Lydia in Barnes' deed of gift, 24 Aug. 1651

Barnes, Thomas servant of Barnes, released by the Court from his indenture to Barnes, to serve Mr. Rocke of Boston. Rocke was to compensate Barnes with a payment, 5 July 1666

Bartlett, Robert takes over indenture of Barnes' servant Thomas Schreive for three years, 4 Aug. 1638

Baxter, Thomas took a bark, in which Barnes held a quarter share, Sept. 1653

Beare, Richard freeman, to be "disfranchised" at same time as Barnes, William Newland and Henry Howland, 7 June 1659 (Beare recorded as being "of Marshfield")

Beasell, John part of a circle of debt involving Gyles Rickard, Sr., John Beasell, William Hoskins and John Barnes, 5 Mar. 1660/1661

Billington, Christian apprenticed her seven year-old daughter Elizabeth to Barnes, 18 Apr. 1642

Billington, Joseph accused of non-payment of a debt - Barnes vs. Joseph Billington, 5 Feb. 1660

gun belonging to Billington was attached by James Cole, Sr., but had to be returned to Billington as it had been bound over to Barnes before it was attached by Cole, 27 July 1664

accused of non-payment of a debt - Barnes vs. Joseph Billington, 3 October 1665

Billington, Elizabeth apprenticed to John Barnes at age seven until twenty years old, by her parents, Christian and Francis Billington, 18 Apr. 1642

Billington, Francis apprenticed his seven year-old daughter Elizabeth to Barnes, 18 Apr. 1642

Bonum, George acquitted by Barnes from all debts owed him, 16 Apr. 1649

land at the mouth of the Eel River purchased from Barnes (acquired from Mark Menlove/Mendum), 18 Apr. 1649

Bower, George erected timber & frame prison at Plymouth with Barnes, 3 Mar. 1639/1640

Bower, John John Bower vs. Joan Barnes, wife of John Barnes, "in an action of defamation and slander," 1 Mar. 1652/1653

John Barnes vs. John Bower, "in an action of trespass," 1 Mar. 1652/1653

Bowman, Thomas warrant served by Barnes, 4 July 1636

Bradford, Ensigne surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 2 June 1667

Brewster, Jonathan Greenes Harbor project organizer, together with Barnes, Christopher Waddesworth and John Winslow, 3 Jan. 1636

Butler, Thomas Barnes mentioned in a suit brought by Thomas Butler against William Browne, in connection with a delivery of tar to Barnes, or his assigns, 5 May 1663

Campion, Clement Barnes acts as his attorney, 5 June 1644

Chanler, Edmund sold land previously owned by Barnes to John Rogers 20 Oct. 1634

Chapman, Ralph sued by Barnes for not performing conditions for exchange - Barnes vs. Ralph Chapman, 1 Mar. 1663

Clark, Thomas Barnes assigns his servant Simon Trott to Clark, 24 June 1639

sued by Barnes for non payment of a debt - Barnes vs. Thomas Clark, 1 March 1641/1642

surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 5 June 1644 & 7 June 1648

Cole, Hugh surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 2 June 1667

Cole, James, Sr. sued by Barnes for short payment - Barnes vs. James Cole Sr., 7 March 1653

Combe, John owed money to Barnes - debt paid by Thomas Prence, 25 May 1639

Cook/Cooke, Josiah hay neighbor, 20 March 1636/1637

Barnes "trusty and wellbeloved" friend, named as an executor of Barnes' deed of gift to his children, 24 Aug. 1651 (Cook described as being "of Eastham")

Cooke, Jacob surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 7 June 1648

Crocker, John responsible for Barnes' cattle at Barnstable, 14 Oct. 1651

Davis, Nicholas sued by Barnes for non payment of a debt - Barnes vs. Davis, 5 Mar. 1654/1655

Derby, Richard sued Barnes, with others, 3 Jan. 1642/43

Dotey, Thomas accused by Barnes of not paying him his due tobacco - Barnes vs. Thomas Dotey, 2 July 1667

Dotey, John accused by Barnes of mowing part of Barnes' meadow without permission, Barnes vs. John Dotey, 6 Mar. 1665

accused again by Barnes of mowing part of Barnes' meadow, Barnes vs. John Dotey, 2 July 1667

Dunham, Samuel threatened with bodily harm by Barnes, 3 May 1653

Dyer, Maher accused by Barnes of unlawful use of his boat, Barnes vs. Maher Dyer, 7 Mar. 1664

In a counter suit, Dyer accused Barnes of having had him wrongfully imprisoned, 7 Mar. 1664

Edwards, Edmond indentured servant of Henry Feake, Sandwich, transferred to Barnes, 25 Sept. 1639

Edwards, Edward land purchased from Barnes (acquired from Thomas Hill), 30 Dec. 1642; see also 30 Oct. 1644

Hathaway, Arthur granted permission to live on the lands of John Barnes at Lakenham, 1 May 1655

Hatherley, Timothy sold heifer to Barnes 25 March 1633

Barnes fined 10 for "opprobrious speech" towards Mr. Hatherley, a court magistrate, after coming into court drunk, 1 Mar. 1652/1653

Hicks, Robert land purchased from Barnes (acquired from John Winslow), 20 July 1639

Higgens, Richard land purchased from Barnes (acquired from Edward Holman), 13 Jan. 1633/1634

Hill, Thomas house & land on the north side of the Wellingsley Brook sold to Barnes by Hill, 15 Jan. 1640/41

Holman, Edward house, land & a shallop sold to Barnes by Holman, 10 Jan. 1633/1634

hay neighbor, 20 Mar. 1636/1637

land at Turkey Point sold to Barnes, 6 Nov. 1639

Barnes to pay debt he owes Holmes, 30 Nov. 1640

Holman sold part of his boat to Barnes, 30 Nov. 1640

accused by Barnes of "entertaining" Barnes' servant, John Wade - Barnes vs. Holman, 2 Feb. 1657; 23 July 1661

Holmes, John accused by Barnes "in an action of debt' - Barnes vs. John Holmes, 3 March 1640

accused of not performing work in agreement with Barnes - Barnes vs. Holmes, 3 Oct. 1659

mentioned in suit of Barnes vs. Thomas Dotey, 2 July 1667, as having paid Barnes five shilling's on Dotey's behalf

Hopkins, Stephen Barnes testifies against, 2 Oct. 1637

Hoskins, William granted two acres of meadow at Lakenham, land which previously had belonged to Barnes, 13 June 1660

part of a circle of debt involving Gyles Rickard, Sr., John Beasell, William Hoskins and John Barnes, 5 Mar. 1660/1661

Howard, John, Ensigne sued by Barnes for non payment of a debt, 2 July 1667

Howes, Thomas responsible for Barnes' cattle in Yarmouth, 14 Oct. 1651

Howland, Arthur Barnes testified on behalf of Howland against Robert Mendame, 6 Nov. 1644

Howland, Henry served on jury with Barnes, 2 Jan. 1637

freeman, to be "disfranchised" at same time as Barnes, Richard Beare and William Newland, 7 June 1659 (Howland recorded as being "of Duxburrow")

disenfranchised, together with Barnes and Newland, 6 Oct. 1659

Jenney, Samuel quarrelsome trespasser - Barnes vs. Thomas Pope and Samuel Jenney, 5 June 1656

Jennings, Sara complained against Robert Nash. Jury condemned the goods attached "in the hands of John Barnes," 2 Oct. 1650

Lille, Thomas purchased a shallop from Barnes, 9 Apr. 1633

Marshall, Robert children of, in the custody of Joan Barnes at the time of Barnes' death, 5 Mar. 1671

his children deemed destitute by the Court, and reference made to "the legacye given by Mr. Barnes, deceased, vnto the said children," 3 June 1673

Masterton, Nathaniel took oath in court that Barnes was drunk, 7 Nov. 1643

Mendame, Robert defendant in case brought against him by Arthur Howland; Barnes acted on behalf of Howland, 6 Nov. 1644

Menlowe, Mark house and lands on the fishing point of the Eel River sold to Barnes by Mark Menlowe, 26 Nov. 1640

Morton, John took oath in court that Barnes was drunk, 7 Nov. 1643

witness to John Barnes' deed of gift to his children, 24 Aug. 1651

Nelson, William responsible for sheep belonging to Barnes, 24 Aug. 1651

Newland, William freeman, to be "disfranchised" at same time as Barnes, Richard Beare and Henry Howland, 7 June 1659 (Newland recorded as being "of Sandwich")

disenfranchised, together with Barnes and Howland, 6 Oct. 1659

Plummer, Mary married to John Barnes, 12 Sept. 1633

Pope, Thomas quarrelsome trespasser - Barnes vs. Thomas Pope and Samuel Jenney, 5 June 1656

further complaints by Barnes against Pope for trespass, May 1665

Pope accused Barnes for violent opposition to his (Pope's) children, and for striking one of the children, May 1665

land boundary dispute, Barnes against Thomas Pope and Pope against Gyles Rickard, to be settled by Court appointed surveyors Lt. Morton and George Bonum, 4 Oct. 1665

Prence, Thomas granted a parcel of land between Barnes' garden & George Watson's field, 2 Dec. 1639

servant exchange, 26 Aug. 1634

Ramsden, Joseph property attached by Barnes in payment of a debt, 7 May 1662

accused by Barnes of non-payment of a debt - Barnes vs. Joseph Ramsden, 3 Oct. 1665

Ransom, Robert sued by Barnes who alleged that Ransom gave improper security for horse purchased from Barnes - Barnes vs. Ransom, 1 Mar. 1663

Rickard, Gyles, Sr. house neighbor, 4 Dec. 1637

sued by Barnes, 4 Aug. 1646

Rickard, Gyles, Sr. licensed by the Court to keep an ordinary at Plymouth, at the same time as Barnes received a similar licence, 1 Mar. 1658/1659

witness to John Barnes' deed of gift to his children, 24 Aug. 1651

Rickard, Gyles, Sr. part of a circle of debt involving Gyles Rickard, Sr., John Beasell, William Hoskins and John Barnes, 5 Mar. 1660/1661

fined five shillings for enabling Barnes to get drunk at his (Rickard's) house, 3 Oct. 1665

land boundary dispute, Barnes against Thomas Pope and Pope against Gyles Rickard, to be settled by Court appointed surveyors Lt. Morton and George Bonum, 4 Oct. 1665

Rickard, John, Sr. Samuel Dunham was alleged by John Smith Sr. to have said that "there was soe much liquore drunke att the house of John Rickard, where of John Barnes dranke se much . . ., that he later threatened him (Dunham) and Goodwife Whitney with bodily harm," 3 May 1653

Rouse, John servant, transferred from Prence to Barnes, 26 Aug. 1634

Russell, John sued by Barnes for non-payment of a debt, Barnes vs. John Russell, 4 Oct. 1664

Shave, Thomas Barnes stands surety for Thomas Shave of Barnstable, 10 Dec. 1648

Shawe, John held power of attorney for Richard Derby in his case against Barnes, 3 Jan. 1642/1643

Shawe, John, Sr. surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 5 June 1644

Shreive, Thomas former servant of Barnes, 4 Aug. 1638

Smith, John, Sr. accused by Barnes' "neager maide servant" of cheating Barnes, 3 May 1653

Southwood, Thomas served with Barnes as a constable at Plymouth, 7 Mar. 1642/1643

Southworth, Constant Barnes "trusty and wellbeloved" friend, appointed an executor of Barnes' deed of gift to his children, 24 Aug. 1651 (Southworth described as being "of Duxbury")

Southworth, Thomas surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 5 June 1644

Southworth, Thomas, Lt. Barnes "trusty and wellbeloved" friend, appointed an executor of Barnes' deed of gift to his children, 24 Aug. 1651 (Lt. Southworth described as being "of Plymouth")

Sparrow, Richard livestock exchange, 12 Jan. 1639/1640 (Sparrow described as "of Yarmouth")

supervisor/surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 1 June 1647 and 7 June 1648

Swyft, Joane paid debt owed to Barnes from her husband William Swyft's estate, 11 Mar. 1642

Tilson, Jone suit against Barnes over a disagreement concerning the price of cow used to pay debt to Barnes - Jone Tilson vs. John Barnes, 4 Mar. 1661

Tinkham, Ephraim granted permission to live on the lands of John Barnes at Lakenham, 1 May 1655

Trott, Simon indentured servant bound to Barnes until age 23, 19 Dec. 1634

indenture transferred to Thomas Clark, 24 June 1639

Tubs, William sues Barnes - Tubs vs. Barnes, 29 May 1635

Turner, Joseph complained at Court against Barnes "for unjust molestation in sueing the said Turner for a debt when not due," 7 Mar. 1663/1664

Waddesworth, Christopher Greenes Harbor project organizer together with Barnes, Jonathan Brewster and John Winslow, 3 Jan. 1636

Wallis, Thomas owed money to Barnes, 27 Oct. 1641

Barnes acknowledges receipt of payment from Wallis, 3 Sept. 1649

Watson, George his daughter frequently slandered and defamed by Joan Barnes, wife of John, 1 Mar. 1652/1653

Whitney, Thomas land sold by Edward Edwards to Thomas Whitney previously purchased by Edwards from Barnes; Whitney to pay Barnes the outstanding amount owed by Edwards, 30 Oct. 1644

Whitney, Winifred threatened with bodily harm by Barnes, 3 May 1653

accused of lying by Barnes - Barnes vs. Winnefred Whitney, 9 June 1653

Whitten, Thomas released by Barnes from the debts he owed him, 27 Oct. 1647

Willett, Capt. his children frequently slandered and defamed by Joan Barnes, wife of John, 1 Mar. 1652/1653

Willis, John responsible for Barnes cattle at Duxbury, 14 Oct. 1651

Willis, Richard servant, transferred from Barnes to Thomas Prence, 26 Aug. 1634

Barnes loans money to Willis, 5 Oct. 1640

Winslow, John Greenes Harbor project organizer together with Barnes, Jonathan Brewster and Christopher Waddesworth, 3 Jan. 1636

granted land together with Barnes, Kenelm Winslow and Josiah Winslow, 14 Mar. 1635/1636

meadow land "at the Heigh Pynes" adjacent to Barnes property sold to Barnes, 23 June 1639

Winslow, Josiah granted land together with Barnes, John Winslow and Kenelm Winslow, 14 Mar. 1635/1636

sold to Barnes his "house Messuage out houses and garden place with the upland belonging to the said house in Plymouth, 5 Oct. 1640

Winslow, Kenelm granted land together with Barnes, John Winslow and Josiah Winslow, 14 Mar. 1635/1636

surveyor of highways of Plymouth with Barnes, 5 Mar. 1638/1639

Wright, Richard house neighbor, 1 Oct. 1637

1. Dates cited are from the Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England (PCR) unless otherwise indicated.