THE  FOLLLOWING  WERE  NOT  RESIDENTS  IN  BRIDGEWATER,  BUT  MOST  OF  THEM  WERE  ORIGINAL  PROPRIETORS,  AND  OTHERS  OF  THEM  CONNECTED  WITH  THE  EARLY  SETTLERS  OF  THE  TOWN;  OF  WHOM  AND  THEIR  FAMILIES  IT  HAS  BEEN  THOUGHT  NOT  INAPPROPRIATE  TO  INSERT  HERE  THESE  FEW  BRIEF  AND  LIMITED  NOTICES.

ALLERTON.—BARNES.

   ALLERTON.—Mr. Isaac Allerton and his wife Mary were among the first pilgrims, who came over to Plymouth in the May Flower 1620, and resided there till 1636; he was one of the Governor's Assistants; was also one of Gov. Bradford's 8 associates who assumed the Company's debts in 1627; an Agent to England three times; m. Fear, D. of William Brewster, for his 2d wife, she died 1633; he met with losses and removed to New York, and d. at New Haven 1659, his will on record there; he had Isaac, Bartholomew, Remember, Mary, and Sarah.   Mary m. Thomas Cushman; he had also a sister Sarah, who m. Godbert Godbertson.—Isaac (the son) graduated H. U. 1650; went to New Haven, and a D. of his m. Capt. Simon Eyres and died 1740, æ. 100; she was said to have sheltered the regicide judges; but she was then only eight years old, and could have been only a witness of it in the house of her grandmother where, if any where, it took place; he had also a son John, who had a son Isaac, born in N. E., and d. in Dutchess Co., N. York, 1806, æ. 80, leaving 3 ss. David, Jonathan, and Reuben, all of whom had ss. in N. Y. State.   David had a son Isaac living at Carmel, N. Y., March 25, 1825.   George D. James of the town of America in Dutchess Co., N. Y., a connection of the family, is said to be able to give a more particular account of them.   Point Allerton or Alderton in Boston harbour was so named for Isaac, the worthy ancestor above.   Early records speak also of Allerton's Hill in Duxbury.—See N. E. Memorial and Judge Davis' letter in the 7th vol., 3d series of the Collections of the M. H. Society.

   BARNES.—John Barnes was at Plymouth in 1634.—Jonathan Barnes, s. of John probably, d. in Plymouth 1715; his w. was Elizabeth, d. of Wm. Hedge probably; he had John, Wil- [William]

 

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