- Born: Abt 1613, England
- Marriage (1): Rachel Lord
- Died: 14 Mar 1697, Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts about age 84
OLD FAMILIES OF SALISBURY AND AMESBURY, MA by David Hoyt 1897- he was a house carpenter of Salisbury and Amesbury; free 1641
From the "Holt Haight Book" by David HOYT (1871):
William Barnes was one of the original settlers of Salisbury, Mass.. At the first division of land, he received a house lot and a planting lot of tour acres. In Jan., 1640-41, ho received the i' Rockie Island i' in the meadow, and other grants . On the list of freemen contained in the Mass.. Records, under date of June 2, 1641, we find the name of William Barnes, in connection with two or three other ~Salisbury names. He was one of those who removed to the west side of the Powow River , and settled that part of the town afterwards called Amesburv. On the Amesbury records he is frequently mentioned as constable, moderator, &c. His name also occurs several times on the Old Norfolk records, as juror, one of the "comission" to en d small causes" in Amesbury, &c. His grants of land in the new town correspond very nearly ID member and amount with those of (1) John Hoyt. His trade was that of a house carpenter. Wife Rachel died Feb. 9, 1685-6. He died March 14, 1697-8. Wil l dated April 7, 1696, proved Sep. 28, 1698. His homestead was bequeathed to his daughter, Rebecca Morrill.
William married Rachel Lord. (Rachel Lord was born circa 1617 and died on 9 Feb 1686 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.)