"Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers."     Proverbs XVII.6

High Cross Road, Rotherfield in East Sussex, England (incorrectly labelled as Mayfield Road). The houses in the foreground on the left side of the road are sitting on land known as Drapers which was owned by the Barbers c1530 - 1787. (Postcard in private collection of Geoffrey Barber)

This is a family history website for the Barber and Taylor families who migrated from England to Australia in 1948 and 1950. This is the result of over 30 years of research and a total of over 8000 people are presented here, most connected in one large tree located primarily in Sussex and Kent in England. In researching my paternal line I discovered that in the 1500's my surname was actually Barber alias Nynne, hence the name of this site.  

Sources are given for most of the information and if missing, would indicate either the very early days of my research work (when I didn't appreciate the importance of documenting sources) or information I have gleaned from other people's family trees (such as in Ancestry) which I have not yet verified (i.e. the information is there as an aid to future research). I welcome contact from fellow researchers with new information, differing views or conclusions and corrections.

I have also published the research on my paternal line in a book called "Barber alias Nynne" and still have some copies available for purchase. The Barber line goes back to 1530 in Rotherfield in Sussex and the amount of historical information discovered for these people is quite amazing. I believe that the book serves as a great example of how the combination of church records, manorial records and legal documents can be used to learn about the lives of our ancestors in England in the very early period of the 1500s - 1700s.

The Web Site

Note: This web site was previously located at www.barber.org.au but had to be moved to its present address at www.nynne.org after the Australian regulators ruled that it was not appropriate for a ".org.au" site. Apologies for the inconvenience.

To start investigating this site I suggest the following:
1. Start with the Introduction menu option and then the Highlights option.
2. Alternatively, simply click on the Pedigree Charts for Ronald Barber or Freda Taylor and navigate from there.
3. For experienced users the Surname Index is a great way to go directly to a person of interest and the Charts menu contains a list of useful charts which focus on different sections of the database. I can easily create descendants charts for users who are researching particular surnames or families, so please ask if this would be helpful.

A focus of research in recent years has been to track descendants, and in 2013 used DNA testing for the first time to discover a living relative (the common link was back in 1774). Since then a number of branches that emigrated to different countries have been confirmed through DNA matching.

I hope you find something of value on this site. Please note that this site does not contain details of people who may still be living.

Recently I have seen portions of this website copied and published in other electronic media. In particular I have found user submitted family trees on Ancestry.com where person pages from this website have been copied and attached to trees to which they do not belong, which is then perpetuated by others who assume it is correct without having done their own research. I will always do my best to help and assist anyone who thinks their family might link to the family trees on this web site, so please feel free to contact me if you discover a link. I am always happy to share information and I always acknowledge people who contribute information to me wherever possible.

This website remains a work in progress.

Geoffrey Barber
Perth, Western Australia
Email: ggbarber @ gmail.com



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