Barnabas Horton1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. 13 June 1600, d. 13 July 1680
FatherLibbeus Horton d. a 1637
MotherMary (?) d. c 14 Jul 1633
     Barnabas was born on Tuesday, 13 June 1600 in Mowsley, Leicestershire, England.8 About the year 1614, he was apprenticed as a baker. This apprenticeship probably lasted for about 10 years. Barnabas married Anne Smith in Mowsley, Leicestershire, England. Barnabas's wife, Anne, died circa 1635 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, leaving him a widower. Barnabas married 2nd Jane Fletcher on 23 June 1636 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, at St. Matthew's Church.9,7 Barnabas's wife, Jane, died before 1639 in Staffordshire, England, leaving him a widower. Barnabas married 2nd Mary Langton, daughter of Mr. (?) Langton and Mary (?), circa 1639 in Leicestershire, England. This marriage was mentioned in the will of Mary's mother.10 He was the mother of immigrant an unknown person 1640/41.11 In March of 1642, they sold property in Ipswich. Sometime after this the family moved to Southold on Long Island where Barnabas established himself as one of the proprietors of the town. Barnabas made his will on 10 May 1680 at the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

"I, Barnabas Horton of Southold, finding many distempers daily growing upon me." Leave to eldest son Joseph 10 sheep. to what he formerly had as his full portion. To second son, Benjamin, 10 sheep to what he formerly had, as his full portion. To eldest daughter Hannah Trevalle, 10 sheep as her full portion. To Joseph Conckling, son of my daughter Sarah Conckling, 5 sheep. To my third daughter Mary Budd. 5 sheep. To my third son, Caleb 1 horse and 1/2 of all my right in Accabauk to what he hath in his possession at Corchaug for his full portion. To my fourth son Joshua, all my house, lands, and meadows, orchards and Commons of pasture which was mine and is now in his possession, and 1/2 of my meadow and upland within the bounds of Accabauk, and all my meadow at Oyster Ponds. To my fifth son Jonathan, all my dwelling house, barn, home lots and meadow and all the rest of the real estate, except that the new house shall be for the use of Mary, my wife, during her life, and she is to have the third bushel of all grain, and he is "to winter and summer for her four cows." To youngest daughter Mercy Youngs 4 cows and bed and bed clothes. Makes wife Mary executor. Dated May 10, 1680. Witnesses, Jonas Holdsworth, Richard Benjamin. [New York Wills: Liber 1-2, page 417]12

Barnabas departed this life on Saturday, 13 July 1680 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He was buried at Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, in the Old Burial Ground (near the Presbterian Church in the Town of Southold. His gravestone reads: "Here Lieth the Body of Mr. Barnabas Horton who was born at Mousely, Leicesershire, old England and died at Southold on the 13th day of July 1680 aged 80 years".13 The Inventory of the estate of Barnabas Horton was taken by John Corwin, John Carey & Benjamin Youngs. His land & housing was valued at £200, 7 oxen valued at £30, 5 cows valued at £12, 16 horse kind valued at £24, 90 sheep valued at £35 with a total amount being £405. His will was probated on 4 March 1681. It was proved at ghe Court of Sessions held in Southampton & confirmed 18 November 1681.

Family 1

Anne Smith b. c 1606, d. c 1635

Family 2

Jane Fletcher b. 1614, d. b 1639

Family 3

Mary Langton b. b 14 Feb 1607, d. c 1686


  1. [S82] George F. Horton, Horton Genealogy or Chronicles of the Descendants of Barnabas Horton of Southold, Long Island, 1640

    , page ix - Barnabas Horton to his son, Jonathan Horton, this bible did he bequeath, in the year of Our Lord 1680. "Captain Jonathan Horton, his book, God give him grace." Jonathan Horton 1683. ...
    page v - He was probably the son of Joseph Horton, of Leicestershire, England, and born in the little hamlet of Mousely of the shire.
  2. [S136] Adeline Horton White, Hortons In America, page LIV - Notes - Derby and Leicester counties join, which strengthens the assumption of the Heraldic Office that the registry of the baptism was made in the environment of the Derbyshire family to which he belonged, although he was born at Mowsley. There is data, however, that is accepted as reliable that the early life of Barnabas Horton centered at Mowsley, viz.: a record of a marriage in 1621 to Anne Smith of Stanion of Northamptonshire, a record of baptism of a son, Benjamin, born 1627, and a marriage to Mary Langton of Wigton Magna mentioned in the will of her mother, 1640.i; page 1 - Barnabas Horton, born in Mowsley, Leicestershire, England (old style). In 1622 he married Anne Smith of Stanion of Northamptonshire, England. She died, and he married Mary Langton mentioned in the will of her mother, 1640. He emigrated to America in the ship Swallow, Captain Jeremy Horton, master and owner, in 1635 to 1638, landed at Hampton, Mass., where he owned a plot of ground.(*) He came to New Haven, 1640, with his wife, Mary, and two children, Joseph and Benjamin. He settled permanently on the east end of Long Island, now Southold, Suffolk County, N. Y., in October, 1640. w's History of Hampton. Mass., states that . . .
  3. [S264] Whitaker, History of Southold, 1640-1740, pages 28-29 - Barnabas was may have dwelt in Hampton, Massachusetts prior to 1640. page 46 - Barnabas upon list of early known settlers.
  4. [S183] Hemry Bainbridge Hoff, Long Island Source Records From the New Yow York Biographical & Genealogical Record.
  5. [S187] Indexed by Rosanne Conway Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York: Excerpted from the Documentary History of the State of New York, page 71 - page 71 - Southoulds Estimate The 16th September 1675: Barnabs Horton - 2 heads       36 -
    37 acorn land ..     . 37 - -
    9 oxen 54 -
    8 cows       40 - -
    4:3 yrold       16 - -
    4:2 yrold       10-- -
    4 yerlings 06 -
    69 shepe       23 -
    6 horses.. 72 -
    1 yerling 03 - -
    8 swine      08 - -
    Total: 305.
  6. [S115] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations Of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, On The Basis Of Farmer's Registar, Volume II: page 465 - Barnabas Horton - Hampton 1640, went to Southold, L.I. 1662; favored Conn. and was next yr. made an officer.
  7. [S1684] Jacqueline Dinan, In Search of barnabas Horton, From English Baker to Long Island Proprietor, 1600 - 1680.
  8. [S506] Note: Tombstone Inscription.
  9. [S1686] St. Matthew's Church Records, Walsall, Staffordshire, England
    : Marriage: 23 June 1636 - Barnabey Horton & Jone Fletcher [Batch Number: M01030-1] -
  10. [S701] U.S & International Marriage Records 1560-1900: Barnabas Horton & Mary Langton married 1632 England.
  11. [S739] Peter Wilson Coldham, The Complete Book of Immigrants.
  12. [S30] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society Abstract of Wills, Volume 25: pages 110-111.
  13. [S264] Whitaker, History of Southold, 1640-1740, pages 28-29 - Tombstone Inscription of Barnabas Horton.
  14. [S916] John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies, page 269 - William Horton, in Firth House in Barkisland, in the parish of Halifax, married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hanson, of Tooth Hill, in the same parish [her will bares the date 16th July, 1660] Issue: William of Firth House, m. Elizabeth Geldhill, daughter of Thomas of Barkisland her will dated: 13 July 1670]; Thomas; Joshua, Sarah; Elizabeth & Susan.