Rebecca/4a Minot

F, #3511, (9 February 1685 - 23 June 1738)
Father*Dr. James/3 Minot1 b. 14 Sep 1653, d. 20 Sep 1735
Mother*Rebecca/3a Wheeler1 b. c 1666, d. 23 Sep 1734
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Rebecca/4a Minot
Last Edited:15 Aug 2017

Children with Capt. Joseph/3 Barrett:

  • Mary/5a Barrett8 b. 6 Apr 1706, d. 25 Jul 1778
  • Joseph/5a Barrett9 b. 30 Jan 1707/8, d. 21 Apr 1737
  • Rebecca/5a Barrett10 b. 12 Jul 1710, d. 8 Feb 1732/33
  • Lt. Oliver/5a Barrett11 b. 17 Jan 1712, d. 4 Apr 1788
  • Lt. Humphrey/5a Barrett12 b. 28 Aug 1715, d. 24 Mar 1783
  • Elizabeth/5a Barrett13 b. 9 Jan 1717, d. 23 Apr 1799
  • Ens. John/5a Barrett14 b. 14 Feb 1719/20, d. 19 Apr 1790
  • Samuel/5a Barrett15 b. 6 Jul 1725, d. 18 Jan 1728
Findagrave.com, memorial #24293604. Photo by Star Rhodes.
Rebecca/4a Minot, born 9 Feb 1685 at Concord, Massachusetts1, is mentioned as granddaughter in the will of Mary/2a Brooks, 20 Apr 1691.2 She married, 24 Dec 1701 at Concord, Capt. Joseph/3 Barrett of C., son of Dea. Humphrey/2 Barrett and Mary/2 Potter, with whom she had 8 children.3 (Their siblings Capt. Benjamin/3 Barrett and Lydia/4a Minot also married.) She died at Concord 23 Jun 1738, a. 534, and her husband 4 Apr 1763, a. 84.5 They are interred in the South Burying Ground.6
     She was, says her epitaph, A person of true piety & excellent virtue | Exemplary in her Religious Conversation & | Conduct being a diligent instructer & faithful | guide to her children, kind and charitable | to her neighbors, truly virtious & desirable | in her life and much lamented in her death. | The memory of the Just is Blessed.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 37, Rebeckah Minott b.
  2. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:67-68.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 52, Joseph Barrott/Rebecka Minot m.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 143, Rebekah Barrett d.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 206, Capt Joseph Barrett d.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #24293661, #24293604.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #24293604.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 65, Mary Barrott b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 68, Joseph Barrott b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 75, Rebeckah Barrott b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 80, Oliuer Barratt b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 86, Humphery Barrott b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 91, Elisabeth Barratt b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 98, John Baret b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 113, Samll Barret b.; 111, d.

Capt. Benjamin/3 Barrett

M, #3518, (7 May 1681 - 25 October 1728)
Father*Dea. Humphrey/2 Barrett1 b. c 1630, d. 3 Jan 1715/16
Mother*Mary/2 Potter1 b. c 1656, d. 17 Nov 1713
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Lydia/4a Minot
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017

Children with Lydia/4a Minot:

  • Benjamin/5a Barrett8 b. 15 Nov 1705, d. 23 Oct 1738
  • Dea. Thomas/5a Barrett9 b. 2 Oct 1707, d. 20 Jun 1779
  • Col. James/5a Barrett10 b. 31 Jul 1710, d. 11 Apr 1779
  • Lydia/5a Barrett11 b. 2 Aug 1712, d. 27 Jun 1802
  • Rebecca/5a Barrett12 b. 29 Mar 1714
  • Dea. Timothy/5a Barrett13 b. 13 Jan 1716, d. 4 Jan 1800
  • Mary/5a Barrett14 b. 27 Dec 1717
  • Pvt. Stephen/5a Barrett15 b. 18 Apr 1720, d. 25 Apr 1793
Findagrave.com, memorial #24293564. Photo by Star Rhodes.
Capt. Benjamin/3 Barrett, born 7 May 1681 at Concord, Massachusetts1, there married, as her 1st husband, 3 Jan 1704/5, Lydia/4a Minot of Concord, daughter of Dr. James/3 Minot and Rebecca/3a Wheeler, with whom he had 8 children.2 (Their siblings Capt. Joseph Barrett and Rebecca Minot also married.) There he died 25 [Shattuck: 28] Oct 1728, a. 47.3 His widow married (2) Samuel Stow Jr., and died at Marlborough 14 Feb 1742/43, a. 55.4
     Benjamin is interred in the South Burying Ground, Concord.5
     "He was a farmer and lived in Concord, where James Barrett now (1847) lives," says Shattuck.6 "Like his brother, he was a farmer and general business man, and one of the original grantees of Grafton."7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 24, Benjamin Barrett b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 62, Benjamin Barrott/Lydiah Minott m.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 121, Benjamin Barret d.
  4. [S259] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 392, Lidia Stow d.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #24293564.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:175.
  7. [S667] Chandler and Lee, History of New Ipswich (1914), 212, Barrett.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 63, Benjamin Barrott b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 68, Thomas Barrott b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 75, James Barrott b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 80, Liddia Barratt b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 84, Rebeckah Barratt b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 88, Timothy Barrott b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 91, Mary Barratt b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 101, Stephen Barret b.

Thomas/a Minot

M, #3519
Last Edited:23 Dec 2012

Child with an unknown spouse/person:

Thomas/a Minot was secretary to the Abbott of Walden at Saffron Walden, Essex, "by whom he was advanced to great possessions."1,2 Progenitor of the name in America.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:171-8.
  2. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 379-80, Minott genealogy.

Elder George/1 Minot

M, #3520, (4 August 1594 - 24 December 1671)
Father*Thomas/a Minot1
Last Edited:15 Aug 2017

Children with Martha Stocke:

  • George/2 Minot3 b. 11 Jul 1624, d. circa 19 May 1626
  • Capt. John/2 Minot+3 b. 2 Apr 1626, d. 12 Aug 1669
  • James/2 Minot3 b. 31 Dec 1628, d. 30 Mar 1676
  • Stephen/2 Minot3 b. 9 May 1631, d. 16 Feb 1671
  • Samuel/2 Minot3 b. 18 Dec 1635, d. 18 Dec 1690
Elder George/1 Minot, born 4 Aug 1594 at Saffron Walden, Essex1,2, married, 6 Sep 1623 at Epping, Essex, Martha Stocke1,3, and emigrated, 1633, to Massachusetts Bay, where he settled at Dorchester.3 He was literate, signing a town agreement for maintenance of a free school, 7 Feb 1641/2, and his will.3 Admitted to the church at Dorchester prior to 1 Apr 1634, when he was made freeman, he was a founding member of the Second Church, 23 Aug 1636, and subsequently its ruling elder for 30 years.4,3 His wife Martha died at Dorchester 23 Dec 1657.5,3
     In his will, dated 10 Sep 1669, proved 2 Feb 1671/2, George Minot of Dorchester confirmed prior disposition of several parcels of land and meadow unto his two sons, James and Stephen. To son Stephen, one parcel of land containing 28 acres and future divisions in Dorchester, also all the horses, mares and colts that I shall die possessed of. To son Samuel, one parcel of land containing 52 acres, also 12 acres; further, a sea chest and a great white chest with all mine and my wife's apparel and linen and household stuff; also two featherbeds with two feather boulsters and other household goods. Finally, "whereas my son John lately deceased was indebted to me the sum of £10…I give and bequeath this £10 unto my two grandsons Stephen and Samuell, sons of my said son John" equally divided; also land "I had in exchange from Samuell Proctor" to be annexed to the estate of John. Sons James & Stephen, joint executors.1,3
     George Minot died at Dorchester 24 Dec 1671, a. 77.4,2,3 His inventory, 5 Jan 1671/2, totalled £271-7-7, including real estate valued at £102: 28 acres of common with all common rights, £12; 22 acres of land in the great lots, £66; 6 acres of land in the six acre lots, £12; and 4 acres of land at Captins Necke, £12.4,3 He lived near Neponset Bridge, "and owned the land which has been known as 'Squantum.'"
     "'His death,' say the records, 'was much lamented by the town, whose weal he sought and liberties defended.' "He was a contemporary with Elder Humphrey; and it is said the following lines were once to be found on a gravestone in the ancient burying-ground in Dorchester:— Here lie the bodes of Unite Humphrey and Shining Minot, Such names as these, they never die not.4"
     See The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33, 2:1268; NEHGR 1:171, "The Minot Family," by Lemuel Shattuck.4,3

Local Notes:

Electedbetween 1636 and 1637, Dorchester, MADeputy to General Court for Dorchester, 3 March 1635/6, 8 September 1636, 17 May 1637
[MBCR 1:164, 178, 194]. [TGMB]
     "and represented the town in 1635 and 1636." [Shattuck]4,6,3
Electedbetween 1634 and 1655, Dorchester, MASelectman, 28 October 1634, 2 November 1635, 27 June 1636, 2 October 1636, 10 September 1637 [DTR 7, 13, 16, 19, 25]. Fenceviewer, 10 March 1655/6 [DTR 75].3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:171-8.
  2. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 379–80, Minott genealogy.
  3. [S648] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration Begins, 2:1268, Minot, George.
  4. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:171.
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:172.
  6. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 12, George Minott.