Barnabus Winterscale was born in Ireland about 1729. In 1762, he was a thirty-five-year-old soldier in a regiment of New York Provincial troops. He was described as 5' 8" tall, with red hair, blue eyes, and a fair and freckled complexion. He was identified as a weaver and/or laborer in provincial military records.
He lived in Albany during the 1760s and 70s. His modest home in the first ward appeared on city assessment rolls in 1766 and 1779. He was married to a woman named Elizabeth. In 1768, his family of three belonged to St. Peter's Anglican church.
He may have been the same Baraby Winterscale who served as an enlisted man in Colonel Marinus Willett's regiment of levies during the American Revolution!
Sources: The life of Barnabus/Barney/Barnaley/Barnet Winterscale is CAP biography number 6926. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. At this point, we hold only sketchy material on him and seek defining information on his background and fate. We understand that this biographical offering is premature!
first posted: 2/15/03