Thomas BARRETT

Male 1700 - 1769  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Thomas BARRETT 
    Born Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 7 Nov 1700  Coleshill, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Nov 1769  Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1039  Barrett-7990
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 

    Father John BARRETT,   b. 1661, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann LEGG,   b. 1679, Coleshill, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Nov 1759, Coleshill, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1697  Coleshill, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Cannot find any reliable information regarding the marriages of John and Ann's Children except for Thomas born 1700 and Jonathan born 1705.

      Sheila June 2018
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary SAWYER,   b. 12 Jul 1702, Marcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1739, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1728  Saint Lawrence Church, Besselsleigh, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Thomas BARRETT,   b. Bef 18 May 1729,   d. Bef 24 Jan 1796  (Age < 66 years)
     2. John BARRETT,   b. Bef 14 Nov 1731, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 17 Jul 1796, Fyfield, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     3. Jonathan BARRETT,   b. 1734, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 22 Mar 1815, Marcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     4. Mary BARRETT,   b. Bef 09 May 1736, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anne BARRETT,   b. 24 Jul 1738, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1764  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah BAKER,   d. 10 Jul 1742, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Oct 1739  Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth BARRETT,   b. 01 Mar 1740, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1741, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth BARRETT,   b. 20 Jun 1742, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1742, Longworth, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Have been trying to find the parents of Thomas born 1729 & John born1731.),
      (Sources: FMP parish records and Parish records from Berks FHS. Before 1837 records begin, parish records are the main research source and some of these records go back as far as 1538.),
      (Dad stated in his notes that John was supposed to be 76 when he died in 1796 but he doesn’t say where he got that information from and one has to be mindful of the fact that people often got their ages wrong in those days. Having searched over 60 parish records, nothing relevant can be found for the birth dates of Thomas & John, other than has been stated above.),
      (Thomas & John were the sons of a Thomas & Mary.),
      (The FMP parish records found a few Thomas’ in Cornwall but these were felt to be inconclusive. Investing in some parish records from Berks FHS proved extremely useful.),
      (In the parish of Besselsleigh (Bessels Leigh on today’s map) a marriage record was found for a Thomas Barrett and Mary Sawyer and the date was 18th February 1728. The records state that Thomas is from Longworth and Mary from Hanney and they were married by licence.),
      (This marriage date is significant as it now becomes quite plausible for this Thomas & Mary to be the parents of Thomas born 1729 and John born 1731. Another 3 children were also found to this couple: Jonathan baptised 31st March 1734, Mary baptised 9th May 1736 and Ann baptised 4th July 1738.),
      (Another reason to feel a degree of certainty about this is that a few generations later, in one branch of the Barrett’s is found a Walter Sawyer Barrett. There have been other examples of the mother’s maiden name being given to sons as a middle name in the family.eg Thomas Weaving Barrett, Harry Glanville Barrett and of course now that the name Ferberd has been discovered as a surname in 1566, it would seem that there may be a family theme.),
      (As Thomas was married in 1728, he would have possibly been born between 1700 & 1718. Looking through some 60 parish records there was found in the parish of Coleshill, a Thomas Barrett baptised 7th November 1700 the son of John. It would seem that he was the second child of 9 of a John (& Ann - Ann’s name put in brackets here as the mother’s name was recorded only against one child, William)),
      (Further research found that Thomas was buried at Longworth on 18th November 1769.),
      (Mary Sawyer was born at Marcham on the 12th July 1702, the daughter of John & Mercy Sawyer. Mary was buried at Longworth on 16th may 1739.),
      (Thomas remarried on the 18th October 1739 in parish of Stanford Vale to a Sarah Baker. The record states that Thomas is a widower from Longworth.),
      (Thomas and Sarah had two daughters, both of whom were called Elizabeth and both died in infancy in 1741 and 1742. Sara herself, was buried on 10th July 1743.),
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  • Sources 
    1. [S58] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, Parish Records Parish Baptisms (Reliability: 3), 7 Nov 1700.

    2. [S131] Berkshire Burial Index, Parish Records Parish Burials (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2] Berkshire,England FHS CD of Parish Records, Coleshill Parish Records.

    4. [S63] England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973.



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