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Daniel Bartlett






Daniel's marks on his will and codicil in a very shaky hand. Earlier marks are referred to in recorded deeds, one of which was a "B," so Daniel may have been attempting a "B" in the ones above.


The prevailing spelling of this family's name in Daniel's lifetime was "Bartlet."

Daniel grew up in Marlborough, Massachusetts. His father's homestead site hasn't been placed specifically. It was next to land owned by Edward and Richard Barnes. The Bartlets were assigned to the Nathan Brigham garrison in 1711, which was supposedly on or near what is now Newton Street. If so, Daniel grew up near the center of the village.
     The earliest evidence of Daniel buying property is in 1713 in the far western part of Marlborough.1 It was on the "south slope" of Crane Hill (which would put it near the present Cedar Hill Street, the hill now occupied by a school) and next to land owned by Nathan Brigham, who had the mentioned garrison house but likely didn't live near Crane Hill. Daniel bought his homestead land in 1725, which straddled the border of Westborough (now Northborough) and Marlborough and was close to Crane Hill.2 On that property was the site of the murder of Jonathan's sister Mary Goodenow. Oral history passed down in the town and later published says that she and a neighbor were picking herbs near the garrison when they were attacked by a group of Native American men. The neighbor barely got to the garrison and saved herself. Mary had a disability that limited her. She was caught, dragged across Stirrup Brook and scalped. Doug Sinclair's ancestor Capt. (later Col.) Thomas How headed a group of local militia and was often involved in tracking down these raiding groups, including those that killed Goodenow. They were found, along with her scalp, and they then went in search of her body. This was in the summer and by the time they found it, it wasn't fit to be moved, so she was buried on the spot. Although now long disassociated with what was the Bartlett farm, her gravesite is still visible and marked with a small monument.
     During these raids by tribes that apparently weren't local (the Nipmucs who lived in the area were on good terms with the Europeans), Daniel is said to have been almost hit by a bullet while standing by an "attic" window in his house.3 It is cryptically described as the newer, west end of the house. There is no visible evidence of the house being in two parts unless there is something to show in the framing.





conjectured view of Daniel's house, which is still standing with modifications on Main Street in Northborough. It was probably built about 1725. If it was built in two parts, as indicated in a town history, the full, five-bay width may not have dated this early. After Daniel died, Martha was given the use of the west (right) side, Jonas the east (left) side and his single daughters Mary and Mercy the lean-to area in back.

Daniel bought land elsewhere in Westborough and in several neighboring towns. One piece, next to his homestead, he got from Jonathan Goodenow in 1740 and included the Goodenow garrison house.4 On that property was the site of the murder of Jonathan's sister Mary Goodenow. Oral history passed down in the town and later published says that she and a neighbor were picking herbs near the garrison when they were attacked by a group of Native American men. The neighbor barely got to the garrison and saved herself. Mary had a disability that limited her. She was caught, dragged across Stirrup Brook and scalped. She was buried on the spot. Although now long disassociated with what was the Bartlett farm, her gravesite is still visible and marked with a small monument.
     Daniel is referred to as an ensign in some local records.5 (death record, labor for church, Parkman) Daniel owned a "house lot" in what is now Templeton, Massachusetts, which he gave to his son Isaac. Those lots were given in compensation for military service in "The Great Swamp" or "Narragansett" war in 1675, so this was either given to his father, which Daniel inherited as the oldest and probably only surviving son, or Daniel petitioned for it after his father's death. It certainly wasn't due to Daniel's service. He undoubtedly served in one of the Marlborough militia units.
     When the north precinct of Westborough (now Northborough) built a meeting house, accounts of "labour in cutting timber and allso in carting allso in framing & finishing" presented at a town meeting on 10 November 1746 included Daniel being owed 2 pounds, 14 shillings and 3 pence. 6
     Daniel's burial place is unknown. A history of Marlborough says that "Ensign Daniel Bartlett died in the west part of Marlborough, age 73 years. His 12 [sic] children distributed at his funeral 19 pairs of black gloves, 18 pairs of white gloves, 12 black gauze handkerchiefs and other articles, all costing 75 pounds and 7 shillings."7 No source for this is given. Gloves are mentioned in a probate account, but that monetary figure is absurd. The account, included below, gives a much more reasonable but still relatively high figure of 17 pounds, 5 shillings and 8 pence for funeral expenses.

Following is Daniel's will and other documents in his probate case.8

In the name of God amen the second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight, I Daniel Bartlett of Marlborough in the County of Middlesex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Gent., being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors nothing knowing but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hat pleased God to bless my in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis. I will that my just debts which I may gave at my decease be well and truely paid out of my estate by my son Jonas and also all my funeral charges having appointed him one of the executors of this my last will and testament.

Item. I will and give to my beloved wife Martha one third part of all my personal estate for ever and the improvement of the one half part of my homestead where I now dwell during her remaining my widow but if she should marry again then I give her the improvement of but one third part only of my homestead

Item. I will and give to my beloved son Jotham Bartlet and his heirs forever one acre in the easterly part of my cedar swamp in Westboro in the County of Worcester which with what I have already given him by deed and otherwise is to be his full portion of my estate.

Item. I give and bequeath to my second son Daniel Bartlet and his heirs forever that part of my estate which he is now in possession of lying and being in Rutland a deed of which I have already given him and which I hereby confirm, said land lands and buildings formerly belonged to Israel Davis and this with five shillings more to be paid him is to be his full part and portion of my estate.

Item. I will and give to my third son Joseph Bartlet six acres of land in Rutland being part of twenty six acres adjoining to land in his possession, the six acres that lies most convenient to his land or to lay to it, the paying to his brother Jonas sixteen pounds old tenor which I lately lent him and the six acres above with what I have already given him by deed is to be his full part and portion of my estate

Item. I will and bequeath to my fourth son John Bartlet and his heirs forever all my part and right in one half of a lot of land in Rutland East Wing and also forty pounds lawful money to be paid him by my son Jonas and one half in three years next after decease of my wife and the other half in one year after that and this is his full portion.

Item. As to my fifth son Jonathan Bartlet I give five shillings which with what I have already given him is to be his full part and portion of my estate.

Item. I will and bequeath to my sixth son Isaac Bartlett and to his heirs forever one original house lot of land in Narraganset Township number six being lot no. one hundred and ten with all the rights and after divisions belonging thereunto. Also twenty acres of land in Rutland being part of the twenty six acres, six of which I have given to my son Joseph. Also forty pounds lawful money to be paid him by my son Jonas, one half in three years next after the decease of my wife and the other half in one year next after that.

Item. I will and give to my seventh son Jonas Bartlet and to his heirs forever all my homestead where I now dwell lying partly in Marlborough and partly in Westboro the one half to be to him after my decease except the back part of my dwelling house and the other half after the decease of my wife also about five acres of meadow and upland called Stirrup Meadow which I purchased of Andrew Rice also all my personal estate of all sorts except what is above given to my wife Martha, to enable him to pay what is herein ordered to my other children the several legacies mentioned with their names and this his full portion.

Item. I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sarah thirteen pounds, six shillings and eight pence lawful money to be paid her...one half in three years next after the decease of my wife the other half in one year next after that this to be her full portion of my estate having given her as much before as to make her portion equal with the rest.

Item. I will and bequeath to my beloved daughters, to Abigail thirty pounds having had some part of her portion before hands, to my daughters Mary & Mercy to each of them or their heirs forty pounds lawful money to each a good feather bed and bedding and the improvement of all the back part of my dwelling house during the single life of both or either of them and the privilege of passing and repassing thro the east rooms and the front door, the forty pounds to each to be paid by my son Jonas one half in one year next after the decease of my wife or if either of them should marry before, then on the day of the marriage & the other half in two years next after my said wife's decease and this to be their portion.

Furthermore I hereby constitute & ordain my son Jonas Bartlet and David Felton of Marlborough sole executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments with legacies & bequests & executions by me in any way before named willed and bequeathed, ratifying & confirming this and not other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here ascribed my name and seal the day and year above written.

Daniel his x mark Bartlet

Mathias Rice
Thomas Goodenow
Samuel Allen


To all whom these presents may concern, be it known unto you that I the subscriber for good reasons have thought fit to add the following codicil or schedule to my last will and testament. Namely that in consideration of my circumstance, having been much altered since making my will on account of the impair of my health thoh. my reason & memory are throh. the goodness of God in good measure continued to me, and as my daughter Mary has been my only helper and chief supporter in my declining languishing state and may continue to be for some time to come it is therefore my will that my two sons John and Isaac pay to my said daughter Mary the sum of twenty six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence in equal proportion or one hundred pounds each in old tenor, one half the sd sum to her paid at my decease the other when they shall receive their portion of money as beforesd and this I declare as part of my will in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of April Anno Dom 1761.

The will was brought to court on 5 May 1764, three days after Daniel died, with a statement by some of his heirs that they agree to have the will probated. Daniel and Sarah Sanders, Isaac Bartlet and Jotham Bartlet signed. Jonas didn't, perhaps being executor. Other missing heirs were out-of-town, although not far: Daniel and Joseph of Rutland, John of Princeton and Isaac of Holden. Jonathan of Northborough was quite close by. Abigail (Bartlet) Stratton and her single sisters Mary and Mercy lived in Marlborough, the latter two apparently in their father's house, judging by his will.
     David Felton, who married Martha (How) Bartlett's niece (who was also Daniel's daughter-in-law Miriam (How) Bartlet's sister), declined to be an executor on 30 May 1764. A letter to the probate court from Petersham, Massachusetts, says "Whereas my Honord Uncle Daniel Bartlet Late of Marlborough Deceased In his Last Will & Testament appointed me one of his Exetors upon sd Will; I living so far from Camrbidg besides many other Impediments; I desire to be Excused; and yt your Honr would accept of & Improve Jonas Bartlet (ye other mentioned in ye sd Will) Sole Executor upon said Will." Jonas' account of administration includes a line item for travelling the 40 miles to Petersham to get the letter. All communication had to be done without the benefit of a postal service, and the administration of estates at that time, depending on their size and the number of heirs, could be a part-time job.
     Jonas was given letters of administration on 4 June 1764. No inventory of the estate was ordered, only an account of his administration. This was rare. An inventory of his personal estate would "be exhibited if the widow desires it." This leaves a third of his personal estate unknown to us, including most of his clothes and all his farm-related items such as livestock. Martha's was itemized several years later (and filed in Daniel's probate), but it's a big loss for later generations who would want an idea of what his household was like.
     Martha confirmed that Jonas gave her "all those thirds of moveables which was given to me by the last will & testament of my husband." That was on 13 July 1764. On 29 April 1765 the selectmen of Marlborough signed an affidavit saying "We the subscribers being well acquainted with Mrs. Martha Bartlet of Marlborough...widow...do hereby certify that in our humble opinion (with submission to your Honr.) the said Martha Bartlet is and for more than twelve months last part has been so much decayed & impared in her reason as to be alltogather uncapable of takeing care of self or her estate and that it is both necessary and conveniant that some sutable person be appointed for her guardian to take care of her & her estate."9 Hezekiah Maynard was the appointee. Although this places her affliction about the time of Daniel's death, she may have been impaired enough as early as 1750 for Daniel to not appoint her one of the executors of his will. Widow executors were the norm. Also, Daniel's codicil says daughter Mary had been his sole support since his health declined after he wrote his will. Was Martha in a delicate condition for years and Daniel's death pushed her to more extreme mental debility? There isn't any reference to her declining health until the request for a non compos mentis designation.
     Although she (and presumably the rest of the family) was satisfied with her share of Daniel's "moveable" estate, nothing had been done about a real estate division for almost two years. An order from the court was made on 20 March 1766, saying "whereas Daniel Bartlett late of said Marlborough gentleman deced. in & by his last will & testament (duly prov'd & approv'd) among other things, give to his wife Martha the improvement of one half part of his homestead where he last dwelt during her remaining his widow; and devised the other half of the said homestead (the back part of his dwelling house only excepted) to his son Jonas, by him to be possessed upon the decease of the said Daniel...as also the half part herein before first mentioned by him to be possessed after the decease of the said Martha, and whereas a division of the premises betwixt the said Martha & Jonas remains to be made & application has been made to me for that purpose: You are therefor hereby appointed & authorized to make partition of the premises into two equal parts or moieties that so each of the parties interested therein as aforesead may hold & improve their respective shares in severally agreeable to the true meaning & intent of the said testator. When you go about your work let all parties concerned have notice that so they or their guardians may be present with you if they think fit." The committee appointed to do this consisted of Capt. Ephraim Brigham, Peter Bent and Abraham Rice. A sidebar on this document also mentions an inventory of the entire estate of Martha, likely as another aspect of the mandate. This suggests some difficulty or dispute in the cohabitation of Jonas and his mother, maybe including encroachment on the "moveable" estate Martha had previously been happy with. Otherwise it seems pointless to go through the expense and effort of a formal division when the whole of it was to go to Jonas after his mother died anyway.
     Another seven months passed with nothing apparently happening. Col. Abraham Williams, Capt. Ephraim Brigham, Peter Bent and Abraham Rice of Marlborough and Jonathan Livermore of Northborough District were appointed to make the division of the real estate on 29 October 1766. Included in the mandate to the committee is that this is necessary "that so the widow...may have & enjoy the legacy given her." Does this mean that Jonas was trying to take over the property and deny her access to or aspects of it? Was there any connection between this and her being mentally disabled? This action may have been instigated by her guardian, Hezekiah Maynard. Included in this mandate was an inventory of Daniel's estate and homestead "& to set off to his widow her proportion thereof." Also "giving notice to the parties concerned that so they may be present with you whilst about that work if they think fit." This differs from the March mandate by referring to an inventory of Daniel's estate rather than Martha's. The only evidence of an inventory being made is for Martha's property, and that didn't happen until 16 June 1767.

An inventory of the moveable estate set off to Martha...for her dower...viz

one third part of the life stock
[£]28.15 [shillings].1 [pence]
moveables within doors
one feather bed & underbed
bedsted & cord one coverled &
blankit one pare of sheets
bolstor & case & pillows & cases
with all the furnituer belong
ing to said bed set at 5.1. 4

east chamber bed underbed
two bolstors one coverled &
two sheets set at 2.19.10

allso one blankit .10.8
drugit sheet .6.8
ditto .4.0
striped coverled .13.4
ditto .13.4
ditto .4.0
two woolin sheets .14.8
two druget sheets .12.0
two lining sheets .12.0
two cotton sheets .13.0
dyaper table cloth .12.0
two fine pillow cases .6.8
seen flowerd napkins .9.4
two pillow cases .4.0
one case of draws .12.0
one box .1.4
one pare of andirons fier .8.8
shovel & tongs
warming pan .5.4
2 suger boxes . .8
brass kittel .14.0
frying pan .2.0
ovel table .12.0
five cider barrils .8.6
a side saddel 1.4.0
a grate coate .13.4
a chest with one draw .8.0
two meel bages .3.4
a small trough & tub .2.0
long trough .3.4
malt tub .1.1
tramil .4.0
puter 1.0.7
pottage pot & hooks .4.8
iron kettel .2.0
spining wheel .2.0
camblet coat for mens ware 1.4.0
a grate chair & three black chairs .9.9
small spining wheel .9.4
large wheel .3.4
jack coat .8.0
leather breeches
[?]
blew coat 1.4.0
two large trays .3.4
some old caskes .0.3
three tubs 4/8 three hogs heads 7/4 .12.0
one milk pail 1/4 & water pail .1.4
two glass bottels /8 earthing jugg /5 .1.1
three wooden dishes 1/2 .1.2
looking glass 1/4 wine glass /3
candelbox & tunel .1.0
tin quart & pint 1/ bible 6/8 .7.8
brass candelstick .5.0
two chairs 3/ old sheet 1/6 .4.6
two woolin sheets .8.0
millk bowl 1/ door latch /8 .1.8
box iron & heeters 2/ .2.0
small morter & scraping knife .1.2
& trenchers /6 scals 1/ iron bar .9.6
lest
[prob. least (vs. best)] meet tub .3.6
sword & belt
flax comb .5.4
blew woosted hoes . .9

sum total £58:14:1
full third

Marlboro 16th day of June 1767

signatures of all five committee members

Octobr 15 1767

I accept of the foregoing & order the same to be recorded

J. Danforth J. Prob.

The committe charge viz

Conll Abraham Williams six days 0:16:0
Capt Ephriam Brigham nine days 1:04:0
Peter Bent nine days 1:04:0
Ens Abraham Rice nine days 1:04:0
Jona Livermore six days & half and for surveying 1:5:0
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total 5=13=0

A real estate division was also made. Although not dated, it was presented at court at the same time as the inventory. The real estate was appraised at £796, 13 shillings and 4 pence. The following was set off to Martha:

     About 36 acres of land being part mowing & part plowing, pasture & woodland bounded west partly by the land of Jotham Bartlet and partly by an acre of plow land set off to Jonas, north by land of Deacon Andrew Rice, northeast partly by a public road and partly by an acre of "clay land" belonging to the Proprietors of Marlborough, south partly by the County Road and part by the land of Jonas Bartlett. Also about 4 3/4 acres of mowing land on the south side of the County Road, bounds beginning at a white oak tree on the south side of the road, running southerly with the stone wall about 5 rods to a corner, then southeast 10 rods to a heap of stones near a bend in the rail fence. Then southwesterly with the fence about 23 rods to the corner of the stone wall, then running east or a little to the south of the east about 25 rods to a black oak in the stone wall on the east side of the meadow or mowing land, then northerly with the wall until it comes to the County Road, then by the road to the white oak tree at the beginning.
     Also 17 acres at the west end of the "further" pasture, bounds beginning at a heap of stones on the north side of the pasture, running westerly along the place of a former fence 23 rods to a stone wall, then southerly with the wall to the southwest corner of the pasture, then easterly 23 rods with a fence to a heap of stones, then northerly 65 rods to the first heap of stones.
     Her portion of the "Manshon House" was the west end of the "upright" part with the cellar under it with the right to pass up to the chambers, down to the cellar, out the "fore" door and to the well for water. Also the east end of the barn as divided by the middle of the floor, half the barnyard and a half right to use the cider house and sheep house. This portion was appraised at £396, 6 shillings and 8 pence, being half of the real estate.
     There are three additional items on the inventory/distribution document. The one likely being the first, dated 15 October 1767, says "Objections being made to this destrebution, I decline accepting it at present & put off the consideration of to this day month, that the parties may agree among themselves or agree upon sutable persons to arbitrate & settle their differences. They due for a hearing." The next was on 10 November 1767: "Upon a full hearing had of the parties concern'd I accept of the foregoing apprizement & distribution with the alteration following (agreed to by the guardian of the widow & all other parties interested) namely - that the widow have the benefet of half the wash house & no part of the mill house and that Mr. Jonas Bartlet her son have the other half of said wash house & the whole use of the mill house." (signed J. Danforth J. Prob.) Then he added "the charges incurred by this distribution to be paid by the guardian of the widow & by her son Jonas Bartlett in equal moeties." The crossouts in the inventory (the leather breeches? and sword and belt) may have also been an amendment at this time. Three of Daniel's coats remained in her portion, perhaps being usable by Martha and/or her daughters still living in the house, but Jonas may have insisted on having the breeches and sword.
     A postscript to the widow's distribution says "all parties have equal priveledge of pass & repass round all the buildings...and Jonas Bartlet is to have free liberty to go across that part that is set to the sd widow...on the North side of the County Road both with cart or drift of catel to that acre of plow land that is above described." It's not clear if this was part of the amendments made after the "hearing."
     Martha died by 7 June 1769, when Judge Danforth sent a citation to Jonas to present an account of his administration. It was to be delivered by Hezekiah Maynard, who confirmed that he notified Jonas. Martha's estate wasn't separately administered, but there is no record of a division of the personal estate she inherited from Daniel. Also, the back part of the house where Mary and Mercy lived wasn't bequeathed to anyone. It was specifically removed from the halves given to Martha and Jonas, and to Mary and Mercy he gave only its improvement while they were single.

To the Honourable Samuel Danforth Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills in the County of Middlesex

Jonas Bartlet executor of the will &c of Daniel Bartlet late of Marlborough in said County Gentn. deceased testate said will &c was exhibited into the said Probate Office June 4th AD 1764 and administration was then committed to said Jonas Bartlet who gave bond for his faithful perfomance thereof, and the said Jonas Bartlet executor as aforesead prays allowance as follows -

viz to a coffin 6/ a grave 3/4 -
[0 lbs] 9 [shillings]-4 [pence]
to cash paid Mr. Henry Barnes for gloves & mourning 17-5-8
to a journey to Petersham (40 miles) to notify the other executor - 12 -
to summoning the witnesses to prove the will - 2 -
to cash paid the judge for proving the will 6/ clerk 14/8 witnesses 20/ 2-1-8
to a journey to Cambridge to present the said will 12/ - 12 -
to a journey to Concord to present an agreement of the deceased widow - 8 -
to the judge for the allowance of said agreement 7 1/2 d to the clerk 1/2 1/2 - 1-12
to Mary Bartlet for looking after the deceased 13-6-8

March 28 1769 to a journey to Cambridge being cited by Mr. H. Maynard the guardian to the deceased's widow - 12 -
to 2 witnesses same time viz Mr. Daniel Harrington & A. Woods - 18 -
to 4 days attendance of myself on Mr. H. Maynard guardian to the deceased's widow in taking an inventory
[?] 2 pistereens 1 - 9-6

October 14 1767 to a journey to Cambridge, being cited by sd guardian - 12 -
to 3 witnesses same time viz Thomas Goodenow, William Badcock both of Northboro and Capt. Jesse Rice of Marlboro 1-11-6
and Mr. Joshua Bigelow for like service - 18 -

November 11 1767 to journey to Cambridge being cited by sd. guardian - 12 -
to 3 witnesses same time viz Capt. Jesse Rice, Mssers Daniel Harrington & George Oak 1-10-6
and Mr. Joshua Biglo for like service - 18 -
and to Mr. Sewell attorney - 12 -

June 20 1769 to a journey to Cambridge to exhibit this acct
to two witnesses the same time viz Mr. Daniel Harrington and Alpheus Woods - 18 -

[more?] to the judge & clerk

and the sd. Jonas Bartlet prays that he may be allowed to get gravestones

The account was made on 20 June 1769. A note made after it was presented at court says "The consideration of the allowance of this accnt deferred - it being objected that these charges should not be paid out of the whole estate - but by Jonas in consideration of what was given him more than his share."
     The oddity of that process has no obvious end. A note made after Jonas' account was presented at court says "The consideration of the allowance of this accnt deferred - it being objected that these charges should not be paid out of the whole estate - but by Jonas in consideration of what was given him more than his share." This makes it even more clear that there was a fly or flies in the ointment all along. The record of Daniel's probate, and whatever Martha had of it, ends there. Also, the back part of the house where Mary and Mercy lived wasn't bequeathed to anyone. It was specifically removed from the halves given to Martha and Jonas, and to Mary and Mercy he gave only its improvement while they were single. Mercy married in 1765, but Mary may have lived with Jonas in the back of the house long after her mother died. There's no record of her marrying or dying. It's very unlikely she was one of the five females in Jonas' household in 1790.

children of Daniel Bartlet and Martha How (Martha was pregnant with Jotham when they married. They were ordered to appear at the Middlesex County Court of Sessions, where they confessed to fornication and each paid a 30 shilling fine on 27 August 1717):10

i. Jotham b. 5 April 1717
ii. Sarah b. 30 June 1718
iii. Daniel b. 28 September 1719
iv. Joseph b. 24 November 1720
v. Abigail b. 30 October 1721
vi. Abraham b. 21 September 1722, d. 11 February 1722/1723
vii. John b. 25 November 1724
viii. Jonathan b. 26 January 1725/1726
ix. Isaac b. 6 March 1726/1727
x. Abner b. 12 March 1727/1728, d. by 2 October 1758
xi. Mary b. 12 March 1727/1728
xii. Jonas b. 31 March 1729
xiii. Mercy b. 31 May 1730





vital records sources: Daniel's birth, marriage and death dates come from Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Worcester:1908), 24, 219, 342.

1. Middlesex County deeds, 5 June 1713, 22:649. Peter and Abigail Bent to Daniel Bartlett, yoeman, 48 acres, 110 rods, "for a valuable sum of money.".
2. Ibid, 23 July 1725, ibid, 24:459. David and Dinah Goodenow to Daniel Bartlett, husbandman, part of David's inheritance from his grandfather Samuel Goodenow by will dated 16 November 1716.
3. Ella A. Bigelow, Historical Reminiscences of the Early Times in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Marlborough, MA:1910), p. 235.
4. Middlesex County deeds, 26 Feb 1739/40, 13:13.
5. for instance, see note 6. Also, other references to him in town minutes and numerously in Rev. Ebenezer Parkman's diary.
6. Northborough town meeting minutes, 10 Nov 1746, p. 16.
7. Cyrus Felton, Record of Remarkable Events in Marlborough and Vicinity, vol. 1 (Marlborough:1879), 8.
8. Middlesex County Probate Court file #1338.
9. Ibid, #1355.
10. Middlesex County Court of General Sessions of the Peace, images at familysearch.org, film # 007902602 (covering 1686-1748), image 192 of mss p. 342 of vol. "1686-1688, 1692-1723."

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