Ellen Barber

b. 1849
FatherStephen Barber b. 11 Nov 1792, d. 1876
MotherElizabeth Gasson b. 7 Oct 1810, d. 1886
     Ellen Barber was born in 1849 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Barber and Elizabeth Gasson.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1613 folio 304 page 36."

Ellen Barber

b. circa 1869
FatherFrank Barber b. 1844
MotherMartha Ann Jarvis b. c 1846
     Ellen Barber was born circa 1869 at Chevening, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis.
Ellen Barber married Harry Parris in 1894 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

Family

Harry Parris b. 1868, d. 1951
Marriage*
Ellen Barber married Harry Parris in 1894 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 907 folio 56 page 16."

Ellen Barber

b. 1855, d. 31 March 1929
FatherHesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
MotherMary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Aunt Ellen Barber-Burrow. (Photo courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)
     Ellen Barber was born in 1855 at Deptford, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Hesketh Davis Wells and Mary Esther Barber.
On 2 April 1871 Ellen Barber lived at 17 Warrington Street, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, living with her brother Herbert and his wife Sarah and their 1 year old daughter Esther Jane Barber.2
Ellen Barber was baptized on 12 August 1871 at St Paul's, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
Ellen Barber married George Burrow, son of Isaac William Burrow and Jane Selly, on 19 August 1880 at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.3
On 3 April 1881 Ellen Barber and George Burrow lived at 13 Caerwys Grove, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, Visiting with them was Alice Clements, Ellen's sister, age 31 years, born Deptford, Kent.4
On 5 April 1891 Ellen Barber and George Burrow lived at 11 Belmont Road, Grange, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.5
On 31 March 1901 Ellen Barber and George Burrow lived at 18 Seymour Street, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.6
According to the 1911 census George and Ellen had nine children but only five were still living.7
On 2 April 1911 Ellen Barber and George Burrow lived at 18 Seymour Street, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.7
In 1927 Ellen Barber and George Burrow lived at Deva Bank, The Parade, Parkgate, Cheshire, England.8
In 1929 Ellen Barber lived at Deva Bank, The Parade, Parkgate, Cheshire, England, widow.8
Ellen Barber died on 31 March 1929 at Cheshire, England.
Her estate was probated on 10 June 1929 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Effects £2917/1s/2d. Probate to Hugh Williams, slate merchant, and Andrew John Rankin, master tailor.8

Family

George Burrow b. 1857, d. 15 Aug 1927
Marriage*
Ellen Barber married George Burrow, son of Isaac William Burrow and Jane Selly, on 19 August 1880 at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30;."
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 3750; Folio: 66; Page: 9;."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1880, Birkenhead, Vol 8a Page 644."
  4. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 3584; Folio: 109; Page: 29;."
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 2885; Folio: 124; Page: 13;."
  6. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 3395; Folio: 157; Page: 8."
  7. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 22009."
  8. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Ellen Beatrice Barber

b. 1891
FatherWilliam Barber b. 1867
MotherMary Tomlinson b. 1865
     Ellen Beatrice Barber was born in 1891 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Barber and Mary Tomlinson.
Ellen Beatrice Barber was a cloths folder at a laundry on 2 April 1911.2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1891, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 271."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5192 RG78PN229 RD80 SD2 ED18 SN5."

Elsie May Barber

b. 1896
FatherWilliam Barber b. 1867
MotherMary Tomlinson b. 1865
     Elsie May Barber was born in 1896 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Barber and Mary Tomlinson.
Elsie May Barber was also known as May.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1896, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 272."

Emily Beatrice Barber

b. 1878
FatherAlfred Barber b. 28 Dec 1850
MotherMiriam Beall b. 1851, d. 22 Dec 1917
     Emily Beatrice Barber was born in 1878 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Alfred Barber and Miriam Beall.
On 2 April 1911 Emily Beatrice Barber lived at 13 Dagmar Road, Camberwell, London, England, with her parents.2
Emily Beatrice Barber was a shirt machinist on 2 April 1911.2
There is a possible death for Emily Beatrice Barber:
Jan-Mar 1949, Surrey North Eastern, Vol 5g Page 649, age 70 years.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1878, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 252."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN2511 RG78PN84 RD27 SD3 ED27 SN317."

Emma Barber

b. 23 December 1833
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Emma Barber was born on 23 December 1833 at 3 Mount Zion Place, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at half past 1 o'clock in the morning.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Emma Barber was baptized on 30 March 1834 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 7 June 1841 Emma Barber lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.2
Emma Barber was bonnet maker on 30 March 1851.
Emma Barber married James Fogo Wilson, son of Abel Manners Wilson and Lucy Lulham Lashmar, in 1853 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
On 14 January 1855 Emma Barber and James Fogo Wilson lived at Wood St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 7 April 1861 Emma Barber and James Fogo Wilson lived at 25 Frederick Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
On 2 April 1871 Emma Barber and James Fogo Wilson lived at Bloomsbury St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with 16 year old son, William.6

Family

James Fogo Wilson b. 29 Apr 1832
Marriage*
Emma Barber married James Fogo Wilson, son of Abel Manners Wilson and Lucy Lulham Lashmar, in 1853 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Child

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. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  3. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1853, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 286."
  4. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 598 folio 43 page 39."
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1073 folio 52 page 25."

Emma Barber

b. 1842
FatherStephen Barber b. 11 Nov 1792, d. 1876
MotherElizabeth Gasson b. 7 Oct 1810, d. 1886
     Emma Barber was born in 1842 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Barber and Elizabeth Gasson.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1613 folio 304 page 36."

Emma Barber

b. circa 1878
FatherFrank Barber b. 1844
MotherMartha Ann Jarvis b. c 1846
     Emma Barber was born circa 1878 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Frank Barber and Martha Ann Jarvis.

Citations

  1. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 907 folio 56 page 16."

Esther Jane Barber

b. 19 August 1869, d. 26 September 1875
FatherHerbert Wells Barber b. 20 Apr 1847, d. 16 Nov 1915
MotherSarah Postlethwaite b. 1 Apr 1849, d. 6 Aug 1917
     Esther Jane Barber was born on 19 August 1869 at Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite.
Esther Jane Barber died on 26 September 1875 at Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, at age 6.2
Esther Jane Barber was buried after 26 September 1875 at Bebington Cemetery, Bebington, Cheshire, England.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1869, Birkenhead, Vol 8a Page 456."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1875, Birkenhead, Vol 8a Page 303."

Florence Louisa Barber

b. 1866, d. 1956
FatherBarnaby Barber b. 27 Jul 1835, d. 1903
MotherSabina Keturah Simmons b. c 1836, d. 1891
     Florence Louisa Barber was born in 1866 at Barming, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Barnaby Barber and Sabina Keturah Simmons.
Florence Louisa Barber was baptized on 24 June 1866 at Barming, Kent, England.
Florence Louisa Barber was also known as Flora.
Florence Louisa Barber married Joseph Goodlad Webb in 1886 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.2
Florence Louisa Barber died in 1956.

Family

Joseph Goodlad Webb d. 1914
Marriage*
Florence Louisa Barber married Joseph Goodlad Webb in 1886 at Sevenoaks, Kent, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1866, Maidstone, Vol 2a Page 507."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1886, Sevenoaks, Vol 2a Page 943."

Florence W Barber

b. 4 December 1893, d. 4 November 1950
FatherJames Wells Barber b. 1854, d. 18 Feb 1928
MotherCatherine Gandy b. 1864, d. 1946
     Florence W Barber was born on 4 December 1893 at New Jersey, United States. She was the daughter of James Wells Barber and Catherine Gandy.
Florence W Barber married General George Van Horn Moseley in July 1930 at c1925, United States.
Florence W Barber died on 4 November 1950 at United States at age 56.

Family

General George Van Horn Moseley
Marriage*
Florence W Barber married General George Van Horn Moseley in July 1930 at c1925, United States
Child

Frances Barber

b. 16 July 1820
FatherRobert Barber b. 7 Feb 1777, d. 21 Nov 1839
MotherSarah Snashall b. c 1782, d. 1829
     Frances Barber was baptized on 16 July 1820 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Sarah Snashall.
Possible marriage to James Mercer in 1839 which needs further checking. 1851 census for Maidstone has her born in Lamberhurst, Sussex c1821. Interestingly, there is a Deborah Barber born Ticehurst living with them.3
Possible residence in the 1841 census at Capel Brook, Pembury with a James Hobden and his wife Susanna, children William 15yrs, Rebecca 11 yrs, Abraham Baker 9 yrs. Needs further work.4
Possible marriage in 1848 which needs further checking - Frances Mary Barber and John Startup. In the 1861 census, Frances gives her place of birth as Marden in Kent which is about 20kms east of Tonbridge.5

Citations

  1. [S238] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tonbridge, Kent, England, 1547-1730 (KHLC: P371) "P371/1/11."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Place: Tonbridge, Kent, England; Collection: ; BTs; Date Range: 1812 - 1837; Film Number: 1469567.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1839, Maidstone, Vol 5 Page 329."
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 461 folio 12/36 page 5."
  5. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1848, Tonbridge, Vol 5 Page 550."

Frances Barber

b. 7 April 1700
FatherJohn Barber b. 14 Nov 1652
MotherElizabeth West
     Frances Barber was baptized on 7 April 1700 at St Mary & St Nicholas, Etchingham, Sussex, England, mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of John Barber and Elizabeth West.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

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:).