Daisy Nellie Barber

b. 1894
FatherRobert John Barber b. 1864
MotherElizabeth Austin b. 1858
     Daisy Nellie Barber was born in 1894 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert John Barber and Elizabeth Austin.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1894, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 217."

David St George Barber

b. 15 May 1926, d. 31 October 1995
FatherArthur Barber b. 26 Jun 1889, d. 9 Dec 1970
MotherMarjorie Colville Lloyd b. 30 May 1894, d. 4 Jun 1984
David St George Barber. (Photo courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)
     David St George Barber was born on 15 May 1926 at New Jersey, United States. He was the son of Arthur Barber and Marjorie Colville Lloyd.
David St George Barber married Marge Colthrup circa 1950 at United States.
David St George Barber died on 31 October 1995 at United States at age 69.

Family

Marge Colthrup
Marriage*
David St George Barber married Marge Colthrup circa 1950 at United States

Deborah Barber

b. 23 October 1677
FatherWilliam Barber b. 23 Sep 1649, d. 1705
MotherDeborah Manser b. 29 Oct 1648, d. 1686
     Deborah Barber was baptized on 23 October 1677 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Barber and Deborah Manser.
Deborah Barber married John Jeoffrey on 9 April 1702 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, John is of Battle.

Family

John Jeoffrey
Marriage*
Deborah Barber married John Jeoffrey on 9 April 1702 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, John is of Battle. 

Dorothy Barber

b. 7 July 1900, d. May 1976
FatherJames Wells Barber b. 1854, d. 18 Feb 1928
MotherCatherine Gandy b. 1864, d. 1946
     Dorothy Barber was born on 7 July 1900 at New Jersey, United States. She was the daughter of James Wells Barber and Catherine Gandy.
Dorothy Barber married Hoyt Elmore Hayes circa 1925 at United States.
Dorothy Barber died in May 1976 at United States at age 75.

Family

Hoyt Elmore Hayes b. 27 Feb 1890, d. 3 Jun 1986
Marriage*
Dorothy Barber married Hoyt Elmore Hayes circa 1925 at United States
Children

Douglas Robert Barber

b. 28 February 1923, d. 21 October 1995
FatherLeslie Robert William Barber b. 18 Sep 1897, d. 19 Jul 1976
MotherVictoria May Griffiths b. 10 Jul 1897, d. 23 Mar 1990
Douglas Robert (Bob) Barber WW2
     Douglas Robert Barber was born on 28 February 1923 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Leslie Robert William Barber and Victoria May Griffiths.
Bob was a bus conductor then later a cashier with the Brighton Borough Transport bus company.
Douglas Robert Barber witnessed the death of Victoria May Griffiths on 23 March 1990 at St Anne's Rest Home, 9 Stanford Avenue, Brighton, Sussex, England; She died of myocardial degeneration and arteriosclerosis.2
Bob was very shy and never married. His brother Ron’s wife, Freda, said that Bob was so shy that in the early years of their marriage he would be uncomfortable if left alone in the room with her. Bob lived with his parents all his life and was left living alone at 255 Freshfield Road when his mother could no longer look after herself and went to live at St Anne’s Rest Home. He lived there until he died in 1995.
Bob was a bus conductor then later a cashier with the Brighton Borough Transport bus company for most of his life, but he did also serve in WW2. His record of service shows that his final rank was Trooper (service no. 7958232) enlisting with the Royal Armoured Corps on 30 April 1942, and serving with the 6th Royal Tank Regiment, the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and the 17th/21st Lancers up to 1947. He appears to have undertaken training in gun mechanics and his release document states “Has marked practical ability having passed more than requisite tests in the army. Is fully recommended for practical work of any nature as he shows a distinct flair. Honest & trustworthy.
Bob collapsed and died at 9:30pm at the Gala Theatre in Brighton (used to be the Astoria cinema where his brother Ron had his first job) in the company of his friend and neighbour Ruby Commons while playing the poker machines at a bingo evening, his favourite pastime. Ruby phoned his family in Australia at 5:00am Perth time and by 6:00pm that day brothers Tony and Geoff Barber were flying to England to arrange his funeral and settle his affairs. Bob was cremated at Downs Crematorium and a get-together was held afterwards at the Freshfield Inn in Freshfield Rd for his neighbours & friends. Bob is the only member of the family to have visited Australia (three times). This was really the passing of an era as Bob was the last Barber of our family to live in Brighton. He was a gentle and thoughtful man.
Douglas Robert Barber died on 21 October 1995 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 72.3
His body was cremated on 27 October 1995 at Downs Crematorium, Brighton, Sussex, England.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1923, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 325."
  2. [S498] Death certificate of Victoria May Barber, died 23 Mar 1990, registered 26 Mar 1990 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 18, Page 95, Reg 03/90).
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct 1995, Brighton, Register number: C54A, District and Subdistrict: 4521C, Entry number: 271."

Edith Amy Barber

b. 2 April 1865, d. April 1865
FatherBarnaby Barber b. 27 Jul 1835, d. 1903
MotherSabina Keturah Simmons b. c 1836, d. 1891
     Edith Amy Barber was born on 2 April 1865 at Barming, Kent, England.1
Edith Amy Barber died in April 1865 at Barming, Kent, England.2 She was the daughter of Barnaby Barber and Sabina Keturah Simmons.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1865, Maidstone, Vol 2a Page 517."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1865, Maidstone, Vol 2a Page 303."

Edith Ellen Barber

b. 1889
FatherRobert John Barber b. 1864
MotherElizabeth Austin b. 1858
     Edith Ellen Barber was born in 1889 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert John Barber and Elizabeth Austin.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1889, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 254."

Edith Emily Barber

b. 1892, d. 1956
FatherWilliam Barber b. 1867
MotherMary Tomlinson b. 1865
     Edith Emily Barber was born in 1892 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Barber and Mary Tomlinson.
Edith Emily Barber was a housemaid on 2 April 1911.2
Edith Emily Barber married John Thomas Beavin in 1925 at Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England.3
Edith Emily Barber died in 1956 at Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England.4

Family

John Thomas Beavin b. 1897, d. 1960
Marriage*
Edith Emily Barber married John Thomas Beavin in 1925 at Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1892, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 276."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5192 RG78PN229 RD80 SD2 ED18 SN5."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1925, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, Vol 7a Page 1317."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1956, Horncastle, Vol 3b Page 326, age 64 years."

Edith Mary Barber

b. 2 June 1873, d. 1971
FatherWilliam Lane Barber b. 9 Jul 1831, d. 1914
MotherEllen Nell b. 29 Apr 1835, d. 1888
     Edith Mary Barber was born on 2 June 1873 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Lane Barber and Ellen Nell.
Edith Mary Barber married James Thomas Tester, son of Isaac Tester and Susan Chatfield, in 1894 at Steyning, Sussex, England.
On 2 April 1911 Edith Mary Barber and James Thomas Tester lived at 9 Malling Hill Villas, Lewes, Sussex, England.3
Edith Mary Barber died in 1971 at Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Family

James Thomas Tester b. 1874
Marriage*
Edith Mary Barber married James Thomas Tester, son of Isaac Tester and Susan Chatfield, in 1894 at Steyning, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1873, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 196."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1971, Lewes, Vol 5h Page 1255; DOB 2 Jun 1873."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 5065; Schedule Number: 11."

Edith Sterling Barber

b. 26 January 1892, d. 23 December 1955
FatherHerbert Wells Barber b. 20 Apr 1847, d. 16 Nov 1915
MotherSarah Postlethwaite b. 1 Apr 1849, d. 6 Aug 1917
Edith Sterling Barber in 1916. (Photo courtesy of Mary B. VanHyning, 2015)
     Edith Sterling Barber was born on 26 January 1892 at New Jersey, United States.1 She was the daughter of Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite.
In 1900 Edith Sterling Barber lived at Englewood Ward 1, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.1
In 1910 Edith Sterling Barber lived at Englewood Ward 1, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.2
Edith's engagement was announced in March,1917 with the announcement stating that the wedding would take place at a later date.
Edith Sterling Barber married Elwyn Bloodgood, son of William Bloodgood, in 1917 at United States.
Edith Sterling Barber died on 23 December 1955 at Englewood, New Jersey, United States, at age 63.

Family

Elwyn Bloodgood b. 17 Jun 1890, d. 12 Oct 1935
Marriage*
Edith Sterling Barber married Elwyn Bloodgood, son of William Bloodgood, in 1917 at United States
Children

Citations

  1. [S502] 1900 Census for USA.
  2. [S501] 1910 Census for USA.

Edward Barber

b. circa 1904
FatherHarry Barber b. c 1874
MotherLouisa Baker b. c 1872
     Edward Barber was born circa 1904 at Catford, London, England.1 He was the son of Harry Barber and Louisa Baker.

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN2805 RD29 SD3 ED56 SN195."

Edward John Barber

b. 9 March 1887, d. 13 June 1953
FatherJames Wells Barber b. 1854, d. 18 Feb 1928
MotherCatherine Gandy b. 1864, d. 1946
Edward John Barber (1887-1953). Photo taken in 1922 for a passport application.
     Edward John Barber was born on 9 March 1887 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was the son of James Wells Barber and Catherine Gandy.
Edward John Barber married Gladys Lemmel, daughter of William T Lemmel and Helen Howarth, circa 1912 at United States.
Edward's business address in 1922 is Barber Steamship Lines Inc. at 17 Battery Place, New York (on passport application).1
In December 1922 Edward John Barber and Gladys Lemmel lived at 11 East 61st St, New York City, New York, United States.1 Edward John Barber and Gladys Lemmel were divorced circa 1924 at New York, United States.
Edward John Barber married Ethel Amweg, daughter of Frederick J Amweg and Blanche E (?), circa 1925 at United States.
After the divorce, only the eldest daughter Gladys stayed with her mother.2
In 1940 Edward John Barber and Ethel Amweg lived at New York, United States, with a butler, cook and two chamber maids.3
In 1942 Edward John Barber and Ethel Amweg lived at West Mountain Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States, as stated on 1942 WW2 draft card.
On 30 June 1947 Edward John Barber and Ethel Amweg lived at 1120 Park Avenue, New York City, New York, United States.
Edward John Barber died on 13 June 1953 at United States at age 66.
An obituary was published in The Living Church, 9 August 1953.

Family 1

Gladys Lemmel b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 20 Aug 1939
Marriage*
Edward John Barber married Gladys Lemmel, daughter of William T Lemmel and Helen Howarth, circa 1912 at United States
Divorce* Edward John Barber and Gladys Lemmel were divorced circa 1924 at New York, United States
Children

Family 2

Ethel Amweg b. 14 Aug 1892, d. b Jun 1978
Marriage*
Edward John Barber married Ethel Amweg, daughter of Frederick J Amweg and Blanche E (?), circa 1925 at United States

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 2690; Volume #: Roll 2690 - Certificates: 502500-503099, 03 Jan 1925-06 Jan 1925
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007."
  2. [S585] Webpage "Gladys Lemmel Genealogy" (http://geneal.lemmel.at/MeW-42s.html).
  3. [S285] 1940 Census for USA "Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2655; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 31-1324."

Edward John Barber

b. 4 October 1916, d. 14 January 1989
FatherEdward John Barber b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 13 Jun 1953
MotherGladys Lemmel b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 20 Aug 1939
     Edward John Barber was born on 4 October 1916 at Englewood, New Jersey, United States.1,2 He was the son of Edward John Barber and Gladys Lemmel.
Edward John Barber was also known as Ted.
On 30 June 1947 Edward John Barber lived at 50 Park Avenue, New York City, New York, United States.
Edward John Barber was unmarried according to a ship arrivals list on 21 Nov 1949.
Edward John Barber was President of the Barber Steamship Lines, Inc.
Edward John Barber died on 14 January 1989 at Alachua, Florida, United States, at age 72.1

Citations

  1. [S585] Webpage "Gladys Lemmel Genealogy" (http://geneal.lemmel.at/MeW-42s.html).
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 2690; Volume #: Roll 2690 - Certificates: 502500-503099, 03 Jan 1925-06 Jan 1925
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007."

Eliza Barber

b. 19 December 1800
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     Eliza Barber was born in 1800 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Eliza Barber was baptized on 19 December 1800 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
Eliza Barber married William Love, son of William Love and Elizabeth Emery, on 31 January 1820 at Plaxtol, Kent, England.1
Referred to as "Eliza Love, widow" in her mother's will made on 17 Apr 1838.2
Eliza Barber witnessed the will of Mary Lipscomb dated 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
On 7 June 1841 Eliza Barber lived at Malling Union Workhouse, West Malling, Kent, England.3
Possible deaths for Eliza are in 1855 at Milton, Kent (Elizabeth), or 1861 in the Medway registration district (Eliza).4,5

Family

William Love b. 22 Dec 1793, d. 1834
Marriage*
Eliza Barber married William Love, son of William Love and Elizabeth Emery, on 31 January 1820 at Plaxtol, Kent, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     1473700."
  2. [S342] Will of Mary Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 17 Apr 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 Jan 1842. (TNA: PROB 11/1956/36).
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 460; Book: 2; Civil Parish: West Malling; County: Kent; Enumeration District: Malling Union Workhouse; Folio: 58; Page: 9; Line: 22;."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1861, Medway, Vol 2a Page 223."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1855, Milton, Vol 2a Page 336."

Eliza Barber

b. 20 October 1816
FatherStephen Barber b. 11 Nov 1792, d. 1876
MotherAnn Warner b. 26 May 1793
     Eliza Barber was baptized on 20 October 1816 at Penshurst, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Barber and Ann Warner.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/).

Elizabeth Barber

b. 9 December 1828, d. 24 February 1916
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
Elizabeth Tunnecliffe's grave at St Mary's Cathedral in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
     Elizabeth Barber was born on 9 December 1828 at 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, England; born at 10 minutes before 12 o'clock at noon.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Elizabeth Barber was baptized on 2 August 1829 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Elizabeth Barber had an illegitimate son, Alfred, on 28 Dec 1850. The birth certificate of Alfred shows he was born at 11 Gunn Yard, Aldgate and the mother was Elizabeth Barber of 38 Camomile St, London. No father was given.
The 1851 census records Alfred Barber, 3 months old, at 11 Gunn Yard, St Botolph, Aldgate, Middlesex. It states that he is a nurse child (ie no relation to the family he was with), born Middlesex, Aldgate.
The 1851 census records Elizabeth as a servant, 22 years old, born Brighton, Sussex, living with Saul and Sarah Yates at 38 Camomile St, All Hallows London Wall, Middlesex. Their eldest son Alfred is aged 26 years and is likely the father of the baby Alfred. Both Saul and Alfred are solicitors. Unfortunately, Alfred Yates (the likely father) died on 23 October 1851 of phthisis (tuberculosis).3
Elizabeth Barber emigrated on 13 April 1857 to Auckland, New Zealand, on the ship "Dinapore" with Saul and Sarah Yates, and their children Emily and Theodore, departing Gravesend on 13 Apr 1857 arriving Auckland on 5 Aug 1857. Elizabeth met her future husband, George Tunnicliffe, on the ship. Her son Alfred had been left behind with her parents in Brighton.4
Elizabeth Barber married George Tunnecliffe, son of William Tunnecliffe and Louisa Phillips, on 8 August 1857 at Auckland, New Zealand, three days after arriving. They later had four children.
It appears that Saul Yates practiced as a solicitor in NSW but that his wife died in New Zealand.
The following article concerning Saul's son Samuel was found:
Mr Samuel Yates, J.P., of Parengarenga, died a few days ago on the s.s. Paeroa while on his way to Auckland for medical treatment. For nearly half a century (says the Star) the deceased gentleman was an extensive gun buyer, storekeeper and proprietor of a stock station at Parengarenga, near the North Cape, aud was known as the " King of the Far North." He had been in failing health for some years. Mr Yates was 74 years of age at the time of his death, and leaves a widow and family of nine, two of his daughters being married. (One of them is the wife of Mr A. R. Crane of Kamo.) By his death the North has lost one of its oldest and best known colonists. The deceased gentleman was the third son of the late Mr Saul Yates, barrister, of London, and came to the colony 50 years ago with his father. He commenced business at Mangonui and ultimately removed to Parengarenga. He had great influence over the natives. The funeral took place , last Sunday at the Jewish cemetery in Auckland, and was very largely attended by representative citizens.
Northern Advocate, "New Zealand Notes", 22 Sept 1900, p 6 (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/.)
In the 1861 census, Alfred is living with his grandparents, Robert & Jane Barber, in Brighton (age 10 yrs, born London). Alfred's marriage certificate states his father is Robert Barber, a cabinet maker. This was in fact his grandfather who had raised him. It appears that Elizabeth never saw Alfred again.
Elizabeth Barber died on 24 February 1916 at Kent Road, Taranaki, New Zealand, at age 87.
Elizabeth Barber was buried after 24 February 1916 at Grave 56, St Mary's Cathedral, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, The inscription on the headstone reads: In loving memory of George Tunnecliff died 13 February 1912 aged 80 years also Elizabeth Tunnecliff died 24 February 1916 aged 86. At rest.

Family 1

Child

Family 2

George Tunnecliffe b. 1831, d. 13 Feb 1912
Marriage*
Elizabeth Barber married George Tunnecliffe, son of William Tunnecliffe and Louisa Phillips, on 8 August 1857 at Auckland, New Zealand, three days after arriving. They later had four children. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S156] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 255/1).
  3. [S482] Death certificate of Alfred Yates, died 23 Oct 1851, registered 24 Oct 1851 in the Registration District of City of London, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2 Page 128).
  4. [S423] Website "New Zealand Yesteryears" (http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/index.html) "http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlists/…."

Elizabeth Barber

b. 28 March 1781, d. 1859
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     Elizabeth Barber was born in 1781 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Elizabeth Barber was baptized on 28 March 1781 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
Elizabeth Barber married George Gibbs on 14 October 1804 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1
Elizabeth Barber witnessed the will of Mary Lipscomb dated 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
On 30 March 1851 Elizabeth Barber lived at High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, England, widow, receiving parish relief. Note that "High Street" has been crossed out and James House written.3
Elizabeth Barber died in 1859 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.4

Family

George Gibbs d. 1830
Marriage*
Elizabeth Barber married George Gibbs on 14 October 1804 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     992517."
  2. [S342] Will of Mary Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 17 Apr 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 Jan 1842. (TNA: PROB 11/1956/36).
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1615 folio 24 page 41."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1859, Tonbridge, Vol 2a Page 247."

Elizabeth Barber

b. 1875
FatherWilliam Lane Barber b. 9 Jul 1831, d. 1914
MotherEllen Nell b. 29 Apr 1835, d. 1888
     Elizabeth Barber was born in 1875 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Lane Barber and Ellen Nell.

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1875, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 187."

Elizabeth Barber

b. 31 October 1714, d. 1771
FatherRichard Barber b. c 1673, d. 1722
MotherMargaret Wigzell b. 18 Jul 1688
     Elizabeth Barber was baptized on 31 October 1714 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Richard Barber and Margaret Wigzell.
Elizabeth Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber dated 16 May 1749 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1
Elizabeth received 10 pounds from the will of her uncle Thomas Barber. The will referred to her as Elizabeth Barber suggesting she was unmarried at the time.1
Elizabeth Barber died in 1771 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Elizabeth Barber was buried on 3 February 1771 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, Note that this burial could also be for Elizabeth (nee Luffe), wife of Richard Barber.2

Citations

  1. [S341] Will of Thomas Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 16 May 1749, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 16 Jun 1749. (TNA: PROB 11/770/346).
  2. [S133] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tonbridge, Kent, England, 1547-1730 (KHLC: TR 2451/20).

Elizabeth Barber

b. 20 June 1677
FatherThomas Barber alias Nynne b. 3 May 1640, d. 1683
MotherMary Rootes b. c 1647, d. 1732
     Elizabeth Barber was born in 1677 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Elizabeth Barber was baptized on 20 June 1677 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Barber alias Nynne and Mary Rootes.
Elizabeth Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber alias Nynne dated 28 October 1683 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
Elizabeth Barber married William Jeffery on 9 December 1705 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Elizabeth Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber dated 16 May 1749 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.3
Elizabeth was left an annuity of forty shillings a year from her brother Thomas Barber's will.3
The will mentions no wife or children leaving one to conclude that he never married. He obviously had a very close relationship with his sister Elizabeth, who married William Jeffery, as he was very generous to her and her children in his will (especially daughter Ann who married William Wingate). It is possible that Elizabeth was a widow at the time the will was written as her husband is not mentioned and this could be another reason for his generosity. She may have even lived with Thomas at his house in Tonbridge.
Given the early death of his father in 1683 and his elder brother Richard in 1722, it is clear that Thomas played an important role in the family. One is left with the impression of a hard worker who prospered and cared for his family, ensuring an orderly transfer on his death. The family must have been very grateful to him.
All the property owned by Thomas (the malt-house in Tonbridge, Finches, the cottage in Hildenborough, etc.) was left to his nephew, Thomas Barber, who was the eldest son of his brother Richard Barber and wife Margaret. Their second son, Richard Barber, was left £10 possibly indicating that he had inherited by other means either through assistance in establishing himself earlier or by inheriting from his mother who we know was involved in farming at Foxbush in Hildenborough. Richard married Elizabeth Luffe on 30 January 1751 at Shipbourne and had a family of ten children, all baptised at the neighbouring village of Leigh. There is a conveyance of Nizell's Estate in Tonbridge and Leigh on 14 November 1848 showing lands occupied by a Richard Barber, likely a descendant of Richard and Elizabeth.3,4

Family

William Jeffery
Marriage*
Elizabeth Barber married William Jeffery on 9 December 1705 at Tonbridge, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     0845142, 0845143."
  2. [S3] Will of Thomas Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 28 Oct 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry of Rochester, 14 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).
  3. [S341] Will of Thomas Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 16 May 1749, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 16 Jun 1749. (TNA: PROB 11/770/346).
  4. [S545] Somerhill Estate deeds, maps and papers, Tonbridge, Kent, 1570-1919. (KHLC: U 1109).