"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."
The subject today is the probate file of Ellis Barron (1600-1676) of Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He married (1) Grace in about 1631, and they had seven children: Mary Barron (1631-1716); Ellis Barron (1633-1712); Susanna Barron (1635-????); Hannah Barron (1637-1680); John Barron (1638-1693); Sarah Barron (1640-????); Moses Barron (1643-1699). Ellis Barron married (2) Hannah (Hammond) Hawkins, widow of Timothy Hawkins, in 1653, and she died in Watertown in 1685.