Barden of Plymouth, MA
William Barden [a] b abt 1633, prob Yorkshire, England, d Mar 1692/93, Middleborough, Plymouth, MA. He md Deborah Barker Feb 1660/61, daughter of John Barker and Anna Williams.
Children of William Barden and Deborah Barker were:
a. William Barden, of Barnstable and Middleboro, Mass., arrived in Massachusetts June 1638, aged about 14 years. He was first apprenticed to Thomas Boardman for seven years to learn the trade of carpenter, but on 1 Dec 1638, his apprenticeship was transferred to John Barker of Marshfield to learn the trade of bricklayer, his apprenticeship term for 6 1/2 years from that date. In 1660, William Burden of Concord, but residing in Duxbury, whose wife was Deborah Barker (daughter of John), gave a receipt to Abraham Blush. On 31 Oct 1666, he was in court for "fighting with John Bates". His will was dated 18 May 1722, proved 7 Mar 1722/23. He married Deborah Feb 1660/61, daughter of John and Hannah (Williams) Barker of Marshfield. While his exact origin is not known for certain, it is said that the Barden family was from the Wharfe River Valley in Yorkshire. The name is spelled variously as Barden, Burden, and Bardon, among others, in early New England records.
GL: Some Ancestral Lines, by Raymon Meyers Tingley, Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., 1935, p. 34; The Litchfield Family in America, Part One, by Wilford Litchfield, 1901, p. 198.
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