Name: JOSEPH Barron 1
Birth: ABT. 1655 in St. Michael's Parish, Barbadoes
Death: 13 MAY 1725 in Mount Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
Reference Number: 480
Joseph Barron (or Barrand as it is sometimes noted) was on the rent roles of Talbot County, Maryland from 1665 to 1709; Susan or Susannah Barron appears on the rent rolls at Dundee, Talbot County from 1675 to 1718. Joseph's land is on Mount Hope, part of a 700 acre tract that was surveyed on 17 October 1665.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
County in the Province of Maryland, planter, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and perfect memory praised be Almighty God for the same and being very sensible that all men are born to dye and after that must come to Judgement, being therefore willing to settle my affairs in the world and to dispose of such estate as hath please God to bless me herewithall do make and ordain this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other former wills and testaments heretofore by me made or done in manner and form following. First of all I commend my soul and spirit to the care and protection of Almighty God who gave it and my body I commit to the earth there to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named hoping for a joyful resurrection unto eternal glory through the merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who with the Father and Spirit liveth and reigneth one God Blessed forever.
Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Rachel Barron, my dwelling plantation now living upon during her natural life with house and all other stock as well as cattle as horses as hogs and all other things thereon or thereunto belonging and after my wife's decease the said dwelling plantation above named I give to my daughter Elizabeth Barron her heirs with all the stock cattle. Said as aforesaid she the said Elizabeth living with her mother and to be guided by her until she comes of age, and if my daughter Elizabeth Barron should dye without issue then the said dwelling plantation shall return to my grandson, Joseph Barron, son of John Barron, dec'd and his heirs forever: I will and hereby devise that at my wife's decease, my household stuff and furniture whatsoever be equally and justly divided between my daughter Elizabeth Barron and my son-in-law George Prouse (who was really his stepson, according to Patrick Harrison), freely and absolutely to them and their disposal:
Lastly, it is my true intent and meaning of those presents that my just debts be honestly paid and discharged at some convenient time after my decease as witnesseth my hand the ninth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred twenty four. Signed in the presence of Thomas Wills, Henry Woods, and William Servant. Proved in court on 2 June 1725.
Joseph's estate was appraised by Mich Fletcher, John Catrop on 2 June 1726 at L 24.12.4. Kin: James and Elizabeth Merrick; creditors, Thos. Richardson, William Clayland. Proved 28 June 1726 by Rachel Barron, Administrator.
Father: WILLIAM Barron , Esquire b: 25 JAN 1627/28 in Burwell, Cambridge, England
Mother: ELIZABETH Rannewe b: 24 FEB 1637/38 in Stetchworth, Cambridge, England
ELIZABETH Dragoo b: ABT. 1674 in Talbot County, Maryland
8 APR 1692
in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County, Maryland
- Sarah Barron b: 7 SEP 1695 in St. Peter's Parish Records, Talbot County, Maryland
- Barbary Barron b: 3 OCT 1698 in St. Peter's Parish Records, Talbot County, Maryland
- Elizabeth Barron b: ABT. 1700
- JOHN Barron b: 1 APR 1701 in Mt. Hope, Talbot County, Maryland
Rachel Prouse b: ABT. 1700
in Talbot County, Maryland
- Title: Barron Family in America 1635-1983
Author: William Paul Barron, Jr.
Page: pp. 29-33
Text: He appears in the rent rolls of Talbot Co., Maryland from 1665-1709; the date of first entry was NOT cited by researcher. He lived on 50 acres, part of a tract of 700 acres surveyed on Mount Hope on October 17, 1665 for John Edmundson, and assigned to Henry Sewell. On January 30, 1709, Joseph purchased this 50 acres from Thomas Edmundson, son of John, for 4000 pounds of tobacco. Susan Barron lived on 30 acres of land in Dundee, and is presumed to be the sister of Joseph Barrand.