Frank Barber

b. 1844
FatherStephen Barber b. 11 Nov 1792, d. 1876
MotherElizabeth Gasson b. 7 Oct 1810, d. 1886
     Frank Barber was born in 1844 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Stephen Barber and Elizabeth Gasson.
Frank Barber was a groom on 7 April 1861.3
Frank Barber married Martha Ann Jarvis in 1867 at Malling, Kent, England.4
Frank Barber was a fly driver on 3 April 1881.1
On 3 April 1881 Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis lived at Crown Tap, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1
Frank Barber was a beer house keeper on 5 April 1891.5
On 5 April 1891 Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis lived at Crown Tap, London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.5

Family

Martha Ann Jarvis b. c 1846
Marriage*
Frank Barber married Martha Ann Jarvis in 1867 at Malling, Kent, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 907 folio 56 page 16."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1844, Sevenoaks, Vol 5 Page 434."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 488 folio 78 page 13."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1867, Malling, Vol 2a Page 763."
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 673 folio 52 page 14."

Frank Barber

b. 1871
FatherFrank Barber b. 1844
MotherMartha Ann Jarvis b. c 1846
     Frank Barber was born in 1871 at Chevening, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis.

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 907 folio 56 page 16."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1871, Sevenoaks, Vol 2a Page 543."

Frank Barber

b. 1900
FatherHarry Barber b. c 1874
MotherLouisa Baker b. c 1872
     Frank Barber was born in 1900 at Acton Turville, Gloucestershire, England.1,2 He was the son of Harry Barber and Louisa Baker.

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN2805 RD29 SD3 ED56 SN195."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1900, Chipping Sodbury, Vol 6a Page 256."

Frederick Charles Barber

b. 26 June 1920, d. December 2001
FatherJohn Barber b. 18 May 1883, d. 1946
MotherAlice Teague b. 7 Jan 1887, d. 1974
     Frederick Charles Barber was born on 26 June 1920 at Brighton, Sussex, England; DOB from GRO Deaths Index record.1 He was the son of John Barber and Alice Teague.
Frederick Charles Barber was a clerk, Brighton Equitable Cooperative Society on 29 September 1939.2
Frederick Charles Barber married Rita E O'Leary in 1952 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Fred's son, John Barber, writes:
Fred Barber was brought up at 17 St Luke’s Road, and was educated at St Lukes and then at Elm Grove School. He left school at 16, and soon after joined the Brighton Cooperative Society at the Coal Office in London Rd.
During the war Fred wanted to be a pilot, but this was not an option normally open to the working classes, and he was offered a rear gunner’s post. Typically he turned this down and was promptly sent off to the army – but was diverted by RAF friends into groundcrew and became an armourer and inspector of factories.
In the early 1950’s Fred was elected to the Brighton Town Council as Labour Party member for St Peter’s ward, narrowly defeating the conservative candidate. The ward had traditionally been conservative ‘territory’ so this was something of a coup. Fred served on the council for several years, and was elected member of the Watch Committee. He was a man who liked to get things done for Brighton, and was not averse to working with the conservative members to bring this about. He was instrumental for instance in settling the dispute of the London Road barrow-boys. In those days London men used to come to Brighton and displace local traders: Fred Barber instigated a licensing system to resolve the acrimony that often resulted from the disputed pitches.
In 1951 Fred was canvassing staff at Brighton General Hospital. (The parties would compete for the nurses’ vote by bussing them down to the polling station !). In the course of canvassing he met a tall re-headed midwifery sister from South Wales, Rita O’leary. Rita was a catholic, and after a tempestuous engagement, Rita eventually deserted her church and family, and married Fred at St Barts in 1952. No member of Rita’s family came to her wedding.
In the late 50’s Fred worked for the Cooperative Insurance Society. He was a hard-working and successful agent, climbing the ladder, eventually being appointed Assistant District Manager at the Society’s offices in North Street and a director of the Brighton Cooperative Society. The Barbers also moved into an amazing house, 20 Hanover Crescent. This Grade 2 listed building was in one of the best regency crescents in Brighton, but half the road had been purchased by the Coop on account of their siting a milk bottling plant to the rear of the properties. Hence employees were allowed to rent the houses. It was a wonderful place to live and the Barbers set about re-creating an authentic regency interior. They held many parties in this house, which became a popular venue for their circle of friends. Nana Barber (Alice Teague) lived nearby and was a frequent visitor.
In 1973 Fred was offered a District Manager’s job at Sutton in Surrey, and so he and Rita left Hanover Crescent with mixed feelings. Fred retired from the C.I.S in 1985 and he and Rita went to live in a spacious Edwardian villa over at Eastbourne where they were very happy. Fred kept in contact with Brighton by virtue of his membership of the Masonic Society (he was Lodge organist) and drove the few miles down the coast road every few months. He kept busy by becoming Treasurer for the Eastbourne Association for the Disabled, where he revolutionised their financial situation in short order.
For all his life Fred was a ‘money man’, practical, wise, much respected and very moral person with a strong sense of humour. He never lost his attachment to Brighton and to St Bartholomew’s.4

In 2001 Frederick Charles Barber and Rita E O'Leary lived at 10 Park Lane, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.4
Frederick Charles Barber died in December 2001 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 81.5

Family

Rita E O'Leary b. 1923, d. 20 Jan 2015
Marriage*
Frederick Charles Barber married Rita E O'Leary in 1952 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1920, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 362."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2457F/027/41."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1952, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 83."
  4. [S257] E-mails from John Barber (e-mail address) to Geoffrey Barber, Feb 2012.
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Dec 2001, Eastbourne, District No: 4541B Reg No: B77E Ent No: 173 DOR: 1201."

George Barber

b. 9 September 1791, d. 1869
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     George Barber was born on 9 September 1791 at Ightham, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
George Barber was baptized on 6 November 1791 at Ightham, Kent, England.
George Barber married Sarah Forest on 20 June 1812 at Ospringe, Kent, England, by banns. Both of this parish. Both made marks. Witnesses: John Tong and John Lot (usually signs, probably parish clerk.)2
George Barber was a labourer in the Royal powder mills (recorded on son Charles' baptism). There are powder mills in Leigh near Tonbridge (George's place of birth) which could explain his move to Tunstall. on 21 August 1813.3
The following minutes were found in the Upper Scray Petty Sessions Minutes for 27 Oct 1814 regarding George and Sarah Barber's settlement in Tunstall:
‘Ospringe. George Barber examined to his Settlement says that he bargained for a year a fortnight before Mich[aelma]s in the year 1810 with Mr. Wm. Twopeny in the Parish of Tunstall and served the same and has gained no Settlement since - says he is chargeable.
Sarah ux [his wife], Charles 14 Months.
George X Barber his mark.
[fee] 2s 6d.’.4

George Barber witnessed the will of Mary Lipscomb dated 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.5
On 7 June 1841 George Barber and Sarah Forest lived at Tunstall St, Tunstall, Kent, England.
George Barber was an agricultural labourer on 7 June 1841.
On 30 March 1851 George Barber lived at Ufton Court, Tunstall, Kent, England, a widower, agricultural labourer aged 60 years, living with son Charles and his wife Matilda.6
George Barber was an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.
George gives his place of birth as Tonbridge, Kent in the 1851 census. His age is stated as 60 years which gives his birth c1791 which is an exact fit. This is the evidence used to identify him as the son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.6
George Barber was an agricultural labourer on 7 April 1861.7
On 7 April 1861 George Barber lived at Cottages, Tunstall, Kent, England, widower, age 71 yrs, living with son Charles and his wife Matilda.7
George Barber died in 1869 at Tunstall, Kent, England.
George Barber was buried on 27 October 1869 at Tunstall, Kent, England, age 80 years.8
Notes from Gillian Rickard: I looked further into the George Barber you found in Ospringe. There was an entry for him in my East Kent Settlement Index:
George Barber, wife Sarah and son Charles aged 14 months.
Settlement Examination – at Ospringe, settled Tunstall.
27 October 1814.
Ref: CKS: PS US7.
I obtained a copy and enclose a transcript on a separate sheet. There was no mention of his origins, just his last employment which gained him a legal settlement in the parish of Tunstall.
I found his marriage at Ospringe – no Barber witnesses – and looked for baptisms of children, as on the enclosed sheet. The only child I found was Charles, with his father’s occupation being ‘labourer in the Royal Powder Mills’, i.e., the gunpowder mills.
‘Faversham Gunpowder Personnel Register 1573-1840’, by Raymond Godfrey and Arthur Percival, published by the Faversham Society in 2003, has for George:
‘Barber, George – Labourer in the Royal Powder Mills, 21 Aug 1813, wife Sarah, when his son Charles was baptised at Ospringe, still a labourer in the Powder Mills, 21 Aug 1830, when another son, also Charles, was baptised (P[arish] R[egister])’.

I found George in the 1851 and 1861 censuses. In the 1851 census he was in Tunstall, a widower aged 60, agricultural labourer, born Tunbridge, with son Charles aged 38, also an ag lab, born Ospringe, and Charles’ wife Matilda aged 29, born Rodmersham (HO 107/1627, page 11, schedule 32). In the 1861 census he was still in Tunstall in a ‘Cottage’, aged 71, ag lab, born Tunbridge, and still with Charles aged 49, ag lab, born Ospringe, and his wife Matilda aged 39, born Rodmersham (RG9/529, page 8, schedule 33).
I found the baptism of Charles in 1830 at Ospringe but I do not think he was a second son of that name. I think the two Charles were one person, for some reason baptised twice or recorded in the register twice.
I checked the baptisms and burials at Tunstall and extracted Barber entries, as on the enclosed sheet. George and Sarah had two more children baptised there, of which the second, Mary, died young. I could not find the son George in either the 1841 or 1851 census so he may also have died young. All the Barber burials were of George’s family, his wife in 1850, his son Charles in 1868, Matilda in 1863 and George in 1869. I looked for wills by Charles and George in case relatives in Tonbridge or elsewhere might have been mentioned, but drew a blank on both of them.
Judging by his age in the censuses and on death, this George was born about 1788-1791 so fits the Ightham baptism. I checked the baptisms at Tonbridge but found no entry for a George Barber in the period 1785-1791. As mentioned above, there were no Barber baptisms at Tunbridge Wells chapel between 1729 and 1812. There was nothing for him in bmdregisters. So he could be our George, baptised Ightham but saying in the censuses that he was born at Tonbridge either because he was indeed born there or because that was the normal family home and where he grew up.9

Family

Sarah Forest b. c 1796, d. 1850
Marriage*
George Barber married Sarah Forest on 20 June 1812 at Ospringe, Kent, England, by banns. Both of this parish. Both made marks. Witnesses: John Tong and John Lot (usually signs, probably parish clerk.)2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S134] Transcript of the Parish Register of Ightham, Kent, England, (KHLC: P202/1/2).
  2. [S240] Parish Register of Ospringe, Kent, England, 1740- (KHLC: U3/123/1/1) "U3/123/1/8."
  3. [S240] Parish Register of Ospringe, Kent, England, 1740- (KHLC: U3/123/1/1) "U3/123/1/3-4."
  4. [S239] Upper Scray Petty Sessions Minutes, 27 Oct 1814. (KHLC: PS US7).
  5. [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).
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1627 folio 79 page 11."
  7. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG09 piece 529 folio 204 page 8."
  8. [S241] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tunstall, Kent, England, to 1881 (KHLC:) "age 80 years."
  9. [S242] Letter from Gillian Rickard B.A. Dip. Loc. Hist., to Geoffrey Barber, dated 4 Jan 2012 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia).

George Barber

b. 4 April 1815
FatherGeorge Barber b. 9 Sep 1791, d. 1869
MotherSarah Forest b. c 1796, d. 1850
     George Barber was baptized on 4 April 1815 at Tunstall, Kent, England.1 He was the son of George Barber and Sarah Forest.

Citations

  1. [S241] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tunstall, Kent, England, to 1881 (KHLC:).

George Barber

b. circa 1905
FatherHarry Barber b. c 1874
MotherLouisa Baker b. c 1872
     George Barber was born circa 1905 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."

Gertrude Barber

b. 6 November 1889, d. 20 May 1982
FatherJames Wells Barber b. 1854, d. 18 Feb 1928
MotherCatherine Gandy b. 1864, d. 1946
     Gertrude Barber was born on 6 November 1889 at Englewood, New Jersey, United States. She was the daughter of James Wells Barber and Catherine Gandy.
Gertrude Barber married Frank Fitzpatrick on 20 June 1923 at United States.
No children.
Notes from Perry Barber: Gert married Frank Fitzpatrick, and they bought some property in Westport, Connecticut that we three kids loved visiting from our home on the upper east side of Manhattan when we were young - it was like going to the country! Her property was on a clear-flowing creek with large tracts of wild flora, just gorgeous. When Gert moved to Laguna Beach, California during the early 1970s to live in this huge retirement community out there called Leisure World, she sold her Westport property to the actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, where Ms. Woodward still lives. The Newmans never changed the name on the mailbox near the entrance to their property at the intersection of North Avenue and Coleytown Road; it still says "Fitzpatrick" all these decades later.1
Gertrude Barber died on 20 May 1982 at Laguna Hills, Orange, California, United States, at age 92.

Family

Frank Fitzpatrick
Marriage*
Gertrude Barber married Frank Fitzpatrick on 20 June 1923 at United States

Citations

  1. [S607] E-mails from Perry Barber (e-mail address) to Geoffrey Barber, 6 June 2016.

Gladys Katherine Barber

b. 19 April 1913, d. 27 September 1985
FatherEdward John Barber b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 13 Jun 1953
MotherGladys Lemmel b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 20 Aug 1939
     Gladys Katherine Barber was born on 19 April 1913 at Englewood, New Jersey, United States.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward John Barber and Gladys Lemmel.
Gladys Katherine Barber married John Norman Sennot circa 1938.
Gladys Katherine Barber died on 27 September 1985 at Orange, California, United States, at age 72.3

Family

John Norman Sennot
Marriage*
Gladys Katherine Barber married John Norman Sennot circa 1938. 
Children

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."
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000."

Grace Nellie Barber

b. 11 December 1910, d. January 2003
FatherJames Barber b. 10 Mar 1881, d. 1946
MotherEllen Leach b. 30 Jun 1885
     Grace Nellie Barber was born on 11 December 1910 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of James Barber and Ellen Leach.
On 2 April 1911 Grace Nellie Barber lived at 65 Totland Road, Brighton, Sussex, England, Age 4 months.2
Grace Nellie Barber married Percy E Wright in 1948 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Grace Nellie Barber died in January 2003 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 92.4

Family

Percy E Wright
Marriage*
Grace Nellie Barber married Percy E Wright in 1948 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1911, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 190."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 5123; Schedule Number: 260."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1948, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 233."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan 2003, Brighton, Register Number: C10B, District and Subdistrict: 452/1C, Entry number: 204, age 92 years."

Harold James Barber

b. 1884, d. August 1884
FatherHerbert Wells Barber b. 20 Apr 1847, d. 16 Nov 1915
MotherSarah Postlethwaite b. 1 Apr 1849, d. 6 Aug 1917
     Harold James Barber was born in 1884 at New Jersey, United States. He was the son of Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite.
Harold James Barber died in August 1884 at New Jersey, United States.
Harold James Barber was buried after August 1884 at Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.

Harriet Elizabeth Barber

b. 1899
FatherWilliam Barber b. 1867
MotherMary Tomlinson b. 1865
     Harriet Elizabeth Barber was born in 1899 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Barber and Mary Tomlinson.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1899, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 264."

Harry Barber

b. circa 1874
FatherFrank Barber b. 1844
MotherMartha Ann Jarvis b. c 1846
     Harry Barber was born circa 1874 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis.
Harry Barber married Louisa Baker in 1898 at Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England.2,3
Harry Barber was a GPO Telegraphist on 2 April 1911.2
On 2 April 1911 Harry Barber and Louisa Baker lived at 27 Hazelbank Road, Catford, Lewisham, London, England.2

Family

Louisa Baker b. c 1872
Marriage*
Harry Barber married Louisa Baker in 1898 at Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 907 folio 56 page 16."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN2805 RD29 SD3 ED56 SN195."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1898, Chipping Sodbury, Vol 6a Page 393."

Hazel May Barber

b. 19 January 1919, d. 1975
FatherLeslie Robert William Barber b. 18 Sep 1897, d. 19 Jul 1976
MotherVictoria May Griffiths b. 10 Jul 1897, d. 23 Mar 1990
Hazel Barber
     Hazel May Barber was born on 19 January 1919 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Leslie Robert William Barber and Victoria May Griffiths.
Hazel May Barber was a paid hospital worker on 29 September 1939.2
Hazel May Barber was a nurse.
Although she never married she did have a boyfriend during WW2 who was a Canadian serviceman. Although she wrote letters to him after he returned to Canada she did not receive any replies. According to neighbours she was bitter to her father who she thought had burnt the letters sent by him (although most think this not to be true and that the Canadian was probably already married).
Hazel May Barber died in 1975 at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England. She died of diabetes, but also had tubercolosis (TB).3

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1919, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 266."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2457F/012/23."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1975, Brighton, Vol 18, Page 0269."

Herbert Frederic Barber

b. 9 September 1884, d. 20 February 1977
FatherWalter Barber b. c 1852, d. 27 Oct 1886
MotherMarian Fleming b. c 1856, d. 22 Jun 1933
     Herbert Frederic Barber was born on 9 September 1884 at Deptford, Kent, England; (date from US WW2 draft card.)1,2 He was the son of Walter Barber and Marian Fleming.
Herbert attended St Peter's College and Colfe's Grammar School, both in Lewisham. Colfe's is one of the oldest schools in London.
On 31 March 1901 Herbert Frederic Barber lived at 205 Brockley Road, Deptford, Kent, England, living with his widowed mother, Marian Barber.1
Herbert Frederic Barber was a commercial clerk on 31 March 1901.1
Herbert served in the British Royal Yeomanry (English volunteer cavalry) between 1909 and 1911 according to his obituary.
Herbert Frederic Barber married Helene Beatrice Espley, daughter of Charles Espley, on 26 December 1910 at St Catherine's Hatcham, Lewisham, London, England.3
Herbert Frederic Barber was an invoice clerk on 2 April 1911.4
On 2 April 1911 Herbert Frederic Barber and Helene Beatrice Espley lived at Lewisham, London, England.4
Herbert Frederic Barber and Helene Beatrice Espley were found on a passenger list on 6 July 1914 arriving New York on the ship "Minnehaha".5
In 1925 Herbert Frederic Barber and Helene Beatrice Espley lived at West 136th St, New York, United States.6
Herbert Frederic Barber was a freight clerk in 1930.7
In 1930 Herbert Frederic Barber and Helene Beatrice Espley lived at 621 West 136th St, Manhattan, New York, United States, Rented.7
In 1935 Herbert Frederic Barber and Helene Beatrice Espley lived at Bayside, Queens, New York, United States, living with son Thomas 22 years, daughter Jessica 20 years, a roomer Terrensal(?) Buchill (female) age 20 years and her daughter Caroley age 1 year. Further investigation shows that "Caroley" is actually Caroleigh Eichhorn who also went under the name Caroleigh Barber and who married David Lewis Poll on 17 Aug 1973 at Miami, Florida. This is the same Caroleigh Poll mentioned in Herbert Frederic Barber's obituary in 1977.8
Herbert Frederic Barber retired in 1947 from the Barber Steamship Lines where he worked for 31 years as manager of shipping and lading.9
In 1977 Herbert Frederic Barber lived at Maidstone Park, East Hampton, New York, United States.9
Herbert Frederic Barber died on 20 February 1977 at Southampton Hospital, East Hampton, New York, United States, at age 92.9
OBITUARY.9

Family

Helene Beatrice Espley b. c 1885, d. b 1977
Marriage*
Herbert Frederic Barber married Helene Beatrice Espley, daughter of Charles Espley, on 26 December 1910 at St Catherine's Hatcham, Lewisham, London, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13; Piece: 535; Folio: 74; Page: 18."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1884, Greenwich, Vol 1d Page 1000."
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1931; Reference Number: p75/cat/006."
  4. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 2775."
  5. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Year: 1914; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 2343; Line: 8; Page Number: 177
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010."
  6. [S704] 1925 State Census for New York, USA "New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 01; Assembly District: 21; City: New York; County: New York; Page: 4."
  7. [S173] 1930 Census for USA "Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1576; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 1007; FHL microfilm: 2341311."
  8. [S285] 1940 Census for USA "Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, Queens, New York; Roll: T627_2735; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 41-772."
  9. [S702] Webpage The East Hampton Star "Obituaries, 24 February, 1977."

Herbert Horton Barber

b. 1904, d. 1914
FatherJohn Walter Barber b. 1881, d. 23 Oct 1956
MotherJessie Thacker b. 4 Mar 1878
     Herbert Horton Barber was born in 1904 at Lewisham, London, England.1 He was the son of John Walter Barber and Jessie Thacker.
Herbert's middle name "Horton" is the middle name of Jessie Thacker's father and so she is presumed to be the mother.
Herbert Horton Barber died in 1914 at 205 Brockley Road, Brockley, London, England.2
Herbert Horton Barber was buried on 7 February 1914 at Plot B 70, unconsecrated, Brockley, London, England, "son of John Walter Barber, a clerk, age 9 years."

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1904, Lewisham, Vol 1d Page 1184."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1914, Greenwich, Vol 1d Page 1173, age 9 years."

Herbert Ollive Barber

b. 1913
FatherWilliam Ollive Barber b. 1881, d. 1947
MotherFrida Goetze b. c 1884
     Herbert Ollive Barber was born in 1913 at Camberwell, London, England.1 He was the son of William Ollive Barber and Frida Goetze.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1913, Camberwell, Vol 1d Page 1380."

Herbert Postlethwaite Barber

b. 25 June 1871, d. 26 December 1874
FatherHerbert Wells Barber b. 20 Apr 1847, d. 16 Nov 1915
MotherSarah Postlethwaite b. 1 Apr 1849, d. 6 Aug 1917
     Herbert Postlethwaite Barber was born on 25 June 1871 at New Jersey, United States. He was the son of Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite.
Herbert Postlethwaite Barber died on 26 December 1874 at New Jersey, United States, at age 3.

Herbert Wells Barber

b. 20 April 1847, d. 16 November 1915
FatherHesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
MotherMary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Herbert Wells Barber (1847-1915). (Photo courtesy of his descendant Tyler S. Barber, 2014).
     Herbert Wells Barber was born on 20 April 1847 at Deptford, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Hesketh Davis Wells and Mary Esther Barber.
Herbert Wells Barber was baptized on 30 July 1848 at St Luke, Finsbury, Middlesex, England, abode: Friendly Place.1
On his baptism he is given the christian names "Herbert Wells" and the christian names of his father and mother are given as "Herbert Wells" and "Mary Esther", but the surname is given as Barber. You would think from reading this that the father was Herbert Wells Barber (which it wasn't). His father's occupation is gent.
On 30 March 1851 Herbert Wells Barber lived at 15 Friendly Place, Deptford, Kent, England, with his mother, siblings and grandmother.2
Herbert Wells Barber was a ship broker's clerk on 7 April 1861.3
On 7 April 1861 Herbert Wells Barber lived at 44 Douglas Street, Deptford, Kent, England, living with his grandmother and siblings.3
Herbert Wells Barber married Sarah Postlethwaite, daughter of John Postlethwaite and Jane Wright, on 13 August 1868 at St Andrew, Bebington, Cheshire, England.4
Herbert Wells Barber was a ship broker on 2 April 1871.5
On 2 April 1871 Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite lived at 17 Warrington Street, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.5
The family appears to have lived in New Jersey, USA from about 1880.
The Barber Steamship Line was founded in 1883 according to a centenary plate issued in 1983.
Herbert Wells Barber witnessed the baptism of Arthur Barber on 23 March 1890 at St Paul's E. Church, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.6
In 1892 Herbert became a naturalized US citizen.
Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite were found on a passenger list on 11 July 1903 departing Liverpool on the ship "Campania" with daughters Alice and Mabel for New York, USA.7
In 1910 Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite lived at Englewood Ward 1, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.8
Herbert Wells Barber died on 16 November 1915 at Manhattan, New York, United States, at age 68.9
OBITUARY: The New York Times, Published 17 Nov, 1915
Herbert BARBER, President of BARBER & CO, Inc. late of 17 Battery Place, Englewood died at the Presbyterian Hospital, New York of 'pneumonia' following surgery performed on 7 Nov 1915. He was 68 years old. He was born in London, England in 1847 and emigrated to New York, arriving in Dec 1880 with his wife Sarah POSTLEWAITE [sic] and four children. He was employed as Shipping Agent representing Patton,Vickers & Co. who operated The Monarch Steamship Line between New York and London. He remained in this employ until 1887 when the company failed. He and his brother James BARBER soon established a Ship Brokers business which proved to be and was acknowledged as being 'the finest of its type'. The business was so successful that the firm was incorporated in 1902 as BARBER & CO, Inc. and by 1914 was responsible for operating lines to Bordeaux, South Africa, South America, India, China, Japan and Philippines whilst also representing the Union-Castle and Clan Lines. In 1914 the firm chartered extra steamers and entered the New York and Australia business. He and his family were constantly aboard the companies ships traveling extensively between the United States, Ireland, Great Britain and Europe in his capacity as company President. Herbert and his wife and family made their home in Englewood, New Jersey where he resided for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Sarah BARBER(POSTLEWAITE) and 12 children, eight of whom were born in New Jersey.
His estate was probated on 18 August 1917 at London, England, Place of death given as New York, USA. Residence given as Englewood, Bergen, New Jersey, USA. Probate granted to Joseph Barnett broker the attorney of Sarah Barber and James Barber. Effects £227.13s.7d.9
The size of the Barber fleet is demonstrated in The New York Times article reporting the wedding of Herbert and Sarah's daughter, Margaret Alice Barber, on 16 Sep 1903: "The Barber fleet in New York Harbour, consisting of a dozen steamers and half as many sailing vessels, were all gayly decorated in honor of the event".
Tyler Barber writes: The Herbert Barber Memorial Building was once located at 129 Broad Street, New York City, but no longer exists. It was the first of many buildings to be constructed as part the Broad Street Hospital, created in 1915. After many name changes, it was known until just recently as the New York Downtown Hospital. According to Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Manhattan_Hospital “Following a full merger in 2013 with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, it was renamed New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital.” The current address is 170 William Street, New York, NY 10038.

The following information was found on the rootsweb website under "Ancestries of Miscellaneous Celebrities (William Talman)":
James Wells Barber: b. 2 Jun 1852/5 London, England; imm. 1886; d. 18 Feb 1928 Pinehurst; m. 7 May 1882 Liverpool, England [National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. 31 (1944), pp. 38-39: “Barber, James Wells, shipowner, was born in London, England, June 2, 1852. He attended London schools until he was fifteen years of age, when he entered the service of Patton, Vickers & Co., a London shipping firm, where his older brother, Herbert Barber, was also employed. Herbert Barber was sent to New York city in 1880 as American representative of the company and in 1883 the two brothers went into business for themselves....Barber was married in Liverpool, England, May 7, 1882, to Catherine, daughter of Thomas Gandy, a master mariner of that city, and they had seven children:...Ada, who married William W. Tallman....He died in Pinehurst, Feb. 18, 1928.” (sketch of Herbert Barber appears in vol. 35 (1949), pp. 32-33)] [brother of Herbert Barber, b. c1846/7 England, imm. 1880] [wife left memorial “in loving memory of my beloved husband” in NY Times] [death and career of Herbert Barber in NY Times, 17 Nov 1915, p. 11 col. 6] [Adaline W. Sterling, The Book of Englewood (1922), p. 296: “Herbert Barber, prominent in mercantile marine circles, died on November 16th. He was born in Deptford, England, April 21st, 1847, and came with his family to the United States in 1880, making his home in Englewood. For several years he was the managing resident agent of the Monarch Line. After the failure of his company, Mr. Barber, in company with his brother, James Barber, started the ship brokerage business. This developed into the ownership of steamships doing a carrying trade to Europe and Africa, known as the Barber Line....In his memory the large west window of St. Paul’s was later erected by James Barber.”]
(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/celeb/talman.htm.)

Family

Sarah Postlethwaite b. 1 Apr 1849, d. 6 Aug 1917
Marriage*
Herbert Wells Barber married Sarah Postlethwaite, daughter of John Postlethwaite and Jane Wright, on 13 August 1868 at St Andrew, Bebington, Cheshire, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, St Luke, Finsbury, Register of baptisms, Nov 1841-Aug 1851, p76/luk/018."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1584; Folio: 247; Page: 41;."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30;."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1868, Wirral, Cheshire, Vol 8a Page 577."
  5. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 3750; Folio: 66; Page: 9;."
  6. [S531] Certificate of baptism of Arthur Barber, 23 Mar 1890, St Paul's Episcopal, Englewood, New Jersey, USA (Tyler S. Barber).
  7. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012."
  8. [S501] 1910 Census for USA.
  9. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Jack Barber

b. circa 1908
FatherHarry Barber b. c 1874
MotherLouisa Baker b. c 1872
     Jack Barber was born circa 1908 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."