Humphrey Barrett was born 1592 in Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom to John Barret (1562-1644) and Jenor Wallacomb (1560-1658) and died 7 November 1662 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mary Hawes (1590-1663) 1630 in Kent, England, United Kingdom.


Humphrey Barrett was born in England circa 1592.

He settled, 1639, at Concord, MA, "where he had a farm of three hundred acres and a 'house lot' of twelve acres near the center of the town." Shattuck says he "settled where Abel B. Heywood now [1835] lives."

Admitted a freeman of Concord, 6 May 1657. There he died 7 Nov 1662. There his widow died 15 Aug 1663.

Page 105 Humphrey Barrett settled on Concord in 1639; admitted a freeman May 6, 1657. It is supposed that he came from the county of Kent, England. There came with him a wife and three sons, John, Thomas and Humphrey, Jr. Respecting the son John, it is not definitely known where he settled. Shattuck supposes him to have been of Marlboro. The records of probate, however, show that John Barrett of Marlboro had a brother William Barrett of Cambridge, and Thomas Barrett of Marlboro, formerly of Cambridge.

Thomas Barrett, here mentioned, in his will, Jan. 16, 1672, made a little before his death, names brothers John and William, an a sister Lydia Cheever. As Humphrey, Sr., had a son Thomas, who was drowned in the North River at Concord, in 1652, leaving a son Oliver, who died in 1671, and a daughter Mary, who married James Smedley, both of these children being mentioned in the wills of Humphrey Barrett and his wife Mary Barrett as their grandchildren, it therefore follows that John Barrett of Marlboro was not a son of Humphrey Barrett of Concord.

Humphrey Barrett’s farm was some three hundred acres or more; his house-lot of twelve acres was near the centre of the town. The old house was on what is now known as Monument Street.

Historic Homes and Places and genealogical and personal memoirs….. William Richard Cutter, 1908 (Volume 3)


Unable to find any source document to link him to the Family Barret of Cornwall or anywhere else in England.

Marriage & Family

Humphrey married either Martha Mary Wheeler and/or Mary Hawes circa 1630 in England. I don't know which one and their details are very fuzy.

  1. John Barrett (1635-1711)
  2. Thomas Barrett (1628-1702) - per Shattuck Thomas drowned in the Concord River
  3. Humphrey Barrett (1640-1715)
  4. James Barrett (c1642) - moved to Charlestown
  5. Mary Barrett (c1642)


Offspring of Humphrey Barrett and Mary Hawes (1590-1663)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Barrett (1635-1711) 1635 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 22 July 1711 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Mary Pond (1639-1711)
Thomas Barrett (1628-1702)
Humphrey Barrett (1640-1715)
James Barrett (c1642)
Mary Barrett (c1642)


#g1: Offspring of John Barret (1562-1644) and Jenor Wallacomb (1560-1658)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Humphrey Barrett (1592-1662) 1592 Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom 7 November 1662 Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Hawes (1590-1663)
John Barret (1612-1684)
Joane Barret (c1614-)
Mary Barret (c1616-)
Jenor Barret (1619-1636)



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