Martha Barber

b. 22 January 1797
FatherStephen Barber b. 1762
MotherLydia Best
     Martha Barber was baptized on 22 January 1797 at Leigh, Kent, England, Only father's name given.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Barber and Lydia Best.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992527."

Mary Barber

b. 25 April 1826
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Mary Barber was born on 25 April 1826 at 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, England; a twin, born at 5 minutes after 6 o'clock in the morning.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Mary Barber was baptized on 2 August 1829 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
On 7 June 1841 Mary Barber lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.3
On 30 March 1851 Mary Barber lived at 21 Kings Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Mary Barber was a milliner on 30 March 1851.4
The 1851 census entry for Mary gives her place of birth as Brighton. However, the 1841 census says she was not born in the county (Sussex). The occupation in 1851 is a good fit as her mother was a straw bonnet maker.4

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. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 63 page 9."

Mary Barber

b. 5 May 1679, d. circa 1680
FatherThomas Barber alias Nynne b. 3 May 1640, d. 1683
MotherMary Rootes b. c 1647, d. 1732
     Mary Barber was born in 1679 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Mary Barber was baptized on 5 May 1679 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Barber alias Nynne and Mary Rootes.
Mary Barber died circa 1680 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
The will of Mary's father, Thomas Barber in 1683 does not mention Mary, so it is likely she died. However, there is a marriage of a Mary Barber in Tonbridge on 21 Oct 1697 to John Goding (a cooper of Wadhurst). They appear to have had children in Wadhurst after the marriage under the name Godden (Sarah, John, James, Elizabeth). Also, a John Gooddin was baptised 1656 in Rotherfield. (www.familysearch.org)
So who is this Mary Barber? This needs further work to resolve this. Could she be a niece who came to live with the Barbers in Tonbridge to help the family after Thomas died in 1683?2,3

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. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     0845142 IT 2."

Mary Barber

b. 4 January 1654/55
FatherJohn Barber alias Nynne b. 13 Feb 1602, d. 1667
MotherMary (?) d. 1662
     Mary Barber was baptized on 4 January 1654/55 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, 1654/55. Mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of John Barber alias Nynne and Mary (?)

Citations

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

Mary Barber

b. 16 March 1683, d. 1724
FatherWilliam Barber b. 23 Sep 1649, d. 1705
MotherDeborah Manser b. 29 Oct 1648, d. 1686
     Mary Barber was baptized on 16 March 1683 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Barber and Deborah Manser.
Mary Barber died in 1724 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Mary Barber was buried on 13 February 1724 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Barber

b. 6 December 1725
FatherWilliam Barber b. 27 Feb 1680, d. 1738
MotherElizabeth Wesson b. 1 Apr 1683, d. 20 Feb 1748
     Mary Barber was baptized on 6 December 1725 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Barber and Elizabeth Wesson.
Mary Barber married John Rutley on 24 October 1746 at St Peter's Church, Pembury, Kent, England.

Family

John Rutley b. 2 Feb 1728
Marriage*
Mary Barber married John Rutley on 24 October 1746 at St Peter's Church, Pembury, Kent, England
Child

Mary Barber

b. 9 February 1817
FatherGeorge Barber b. 9 Sep 1791, d. 1869
MotherSarah Forest b. c 1796, d. 1850
     Mary Barber was baptized on 9 February 1817 at Tunstall, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of George Barber and Sarah Forest.
Mary Barber was buried on 2 April 1821 at Tunstall, Kent, England, age 4 years.1,2

Citations

  1. [S241] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tunstall, Kent, England, to 1881 (KHLC:).
  2. [S282] Index to East Kent Burials, http://www.findmypast.co.uk, 1813-1841, compiled by Dr David Wright, http://www.drdavidwright.co.uk.

Mary Barber

b. 14 February 1718/19
FatherRichard Barber b. c 1673, d. 1722
MotherMargaret Wigzell b. 18 Jul 1688
     Mary Barber was baptized on 14 February 1718/19 at Kemsing, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Richard Barber and Margaret Wigzell.
Mary's existence is evident from the will of her uncle, Thomas Barber (1749) although there is no baptism for her in Tonbridge. However, there is a baptism in Kemsing in 1718 of Mary, daughter of Richard Barber of Leigh. This is likely to be the correct baptism, as Richard and Margaret were married in Kemsing. Also, Richard and Margaret lived in Hildenborough, and could have been closer to Leigh than Tonbridge, and thus considered that they were part of Leigh. Although the baptism is very close to the baptism of Mary's sister Martha in 1718 in Tonbridge, there could be a reason for this (did Martha have a late baptism?). Note also that in the Kemsing parish register, there is a gap in the records after Mary's baptism, the next one being recorded on 14 Sep 1720, apparently following the induction of a new minister, or appointment of a new parish clerk, as the handwriting changes then.1
Mary Barber married Francis Grassum circa 1740 at England.1
Note that variants to the name Grassum could be Grassom, Grason, Grayson, Graydon or Graysoon.
Mary Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber dated 16 May 1749 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1
On 16 May 1749 Mary Barber and Francis Grassum lived at Lewisham, Kent, England.1
Mary received 10 pounds from the will of her uncle Thomas Barber in 1749. The will states "Mary the now wife of Francis Grassum of Lewisham in the said County of Kent, Innholder". The will refers to Mary as a niece, not a sister, and she is listed with the children of Richard and Margaret Barber.1

Family

Francis Grassum b. c 1715
Marriage*
Mary Barber married Francis Grassum circa 1740 at England.1 

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).

Mary Barber

b. 17 April 1752
FatherRichard Barber b. 9 May 1716, d. 1786
MotherElizabeth Luffe b. 4 Jun 1730
     Mary Barber was baptized on 17 April 1752 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Barber and Elizabeth Luffe.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992527."

Mary Barber

b. 19 April 1697
FatherJohn Barber b. 13 Apr 1651
MotherMary Fry d. 1701
     Mary Barber was baptized on 19 April 1697 at Frant, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Barber and Mary Fry.

Citations

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

Mary Barber

b. circa 1846
FatherHesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
MotherMary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
     Mary Barber was born circa 1846 at Deptford, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Hesketh Davis Wells and Mary Esther Barber.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1584; Folio: 247; Page: 40;."

Mary Esther Barber

b. 15 April 1821, d. 26 February 1858
FatherSamuel Nicholas Barber b. 4 Nov 1798, d. 13 Dec 1845
MotherEsther Walter Corbett b. 3 Apr 1796, d. 1870
     Mary Esther Barber was born on 15 April 1821 at Plumstead, Kent, England; abode: Deptford.1,2 She was the daughter of Samuel Nicholas Barber and Esther Walter Corbett.
Mary Esther Barber was baptized on 8 July 1821 at St Mary Magdalen, Woolwich, Kent, England.1
On 7 June 1841 Mary Esther Barber lived at Charles Street, Deptford, Kent, England, living with her parents and brother Samuel. No occupation given.3
It would appear that sometime between 1843 and 1846 Mary Esther Barber began a long term relationship with Hesketh Davis Wells, probably her employer as she is recorded as a domestic servant on her death certificate in 1858. Hesketh appears to have kept the relationship and the resulting six children hidden to some degree, as Mary and the children lived apart from Hesketh but in the same town of Deptford. She probably continued to work for Hesketh while living separately with her mother and the children. It is possible that Hesketh would have regarded the relationship with Mary as potentially damaging to his social and business interests, she being a lower class domestic servant but another possibility is that his marriage settlement with his wife Mary Ann Catherine Garner (the "indenture" mentioned in her will) may have held financial disincentives for him to marry again. Perhaps the marriage settlement meant that many of the assets that his wife brought to the marriage were now held in trust for her children after her death and Hesketh only had use of the assets subject to certain restrictions and not ownership ? To Hesketh's credit, he does appear to have supported the children he had with Mary Esther Barber and certainly seems to have assisted the boys get a start in the shipping industry as clerks. Two of the boys, Herbert and James, were to emigrate to the USA and create significant wealth from their own shipping line, the "Barber Line".
On 30 March 1851 Mary Esther Barber lived at 15 Friendly Place, St Paul Deptford, Greenwich, Kent, England, living with her mother Esther Barber (widow) and her three children Mary, Herbert and Alice. No occupation given.2
Note that there is a marriage in 1852 of a Mary Easter Barber and William Ezekiel Johnson at Lewisham, Kent. This has been checked and is not Mary Esther Barber, as the father is given as William Barber, a surveyor for H.M. Customs.4,5
Mary Esther Barber was a domestic servant in 1858.6
Mary Esther Barber died on 26 February 1858 at 44 Douglas Street, Deptford, Kent, England, at age 36. She died of pneumonia (12 days). Informant was Ann Waterman of 6 Wilson Street, Deptford, present at the death.6
Mary Esther Barber was buried on 6 March 1858 at Plot P17, Brockley Cemetery, Deptford, Kent, England, "Domestic Servant; 37 years; place of death: 44 Douglas St, Deptford; Plot P number 17". (Source: parish register.)

Family

Hesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Register of baptisms, Jul 1819-Jun 1823, p97/mry/013."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1584; Folio: 247; Page: 40;."
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 488; Book: 9; Civil Parish: St Paul; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 13; Page: 19; Line: 24;."
  4. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Lewisham, Register of Marriages, P86/MRY, Item 026."
  5. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1852, Lewisham, Vol 1d Page 915."
  6. [S506] Death certificate of Mary Esther Barber, died 26 Feb 1858, registered 6 Mar 1858 in the Registration District of Greenwich, Kent, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1d Page 373).

Mary Helen Barber

b. 26 October 1915
FatherEdward John Barber b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 13 Jun 1953
MotherGladys Lemmel b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 20 Aug 1939
     Mary Helen Barber was born on 26 October 1915 at Englewood, New Jersey, United States.1 She was the daughter of Edward John Barber and Gladys Lemmel.
Mary Helen Barber was also known as Mel.
On 21 November 1949 Mary Helen Barber lived at 120 East 36th St, New York City, New York, United States.
Mary is unmarried according to a ship arrivals list on 21 Nov 1949.

Citations

  1. [S585] Webpage "Gladys Lemmel Genealogy" (http://geneal.lemmel.at/MeW-42s.html).

Maud Mary Barber

b. 1895
FatherWilliam Barber b. 1867
MotherMary Tomlinson b. 1865
     Maud Mary Barber was born in 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Barber and Mary Tomlinson.
Maud Mary 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 1895, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 284."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5192 RG78PN229 RD80 SD2 ED18 SN5."

May Irene Barber

b. 3 June 1914, d. 15 December 1989
FatherJames Barber b. 10 Mar 1881, d. 1946
MotherEllen Leach b. 30 Jun 1885
May Irene Barber at her wedding in 1946.
     May Irene Barber was born on 3 June 1914 at Brighton, Sussex, England; DOB from GRO Deaths Index.1 She was the daughter of James Barber and Ellen Leach.
May worked in the Princess laundry. Her sister-in-law thinks George may have met her because he walked past everyday on the way home.
May Irene Barber married George Thomas Carter, son of Thomas George Carter and Avis Amelia Coleman, in 1946 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Peace Day Saturday 1946. Very poor weather.2
George and May had no children. May was rhesus negative.
They lived at the following addresses:
11 Semley Road, Brighton (in the flat above George’s brother).
39 Seville Street, Brighton
18 Hangleton Road, Hove, E.Sussex, BN3 8LT.
May Irene Barber died on 15 December 1989 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 75.

Family

George Thomas Carter b. 9 Jul 1912, d. 1991
Marriage*
May Irene Barber married George Thomas Carter, son of Thomas George Carter and Avis Amelia Coleman, in 1946 at Brighton, Sussex, England, Peace Day Saturday 1946. Very poor weather.2 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1914, Brighton, Vol 2B Page 398."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1946, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 619."

Mercy Barber

b. 9 March 1706/7
FatherWilliam Barber b. 27 Feb 1680, d. 1738
MotherElizabeth Wesson b. 1 Apr 1683, d. 20 Feb 1748
     Mercy Barber was baptized on 9 March 1706/7 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, Mercy's father is recorded as a weaver.1 She was the daughter of William Barber and Elizabeth Wesson.

Citations

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

Minnie Barber

b. 10 December 1878, d. 1940
FatherJohn Barber b. 10 Feb 1842, d. 4 Feb 1925
MotherSusannah Victoria White b. 19 Jan 1842, d. 21 Nov 1903
     Minnie Barber was born on 10 December 1878 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White.
Minnie Barber married Octavius Harry Knight, son of Clement Knight and Maria Woolgar, in 1901 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
On 31 March 1901 Minnie Barber lived at 78 Lincoln St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents.
Minnie Barber was ironer/laundress on 31 March 1901.
On 2 April 1911 Minnie Barber and Octavius Harry Knight lived at 24 Redvers Road, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 29 September 1939 Minnie Barber and Octavius Harry Knight lived at 24 Redvers Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Minnie Barber died in 1940 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England. Age 61 years.4

Family

Octavius Harry Knight b. 3 Apr 1879, d. 7 Feb 1959
Marriage*
Minnie Barber married Octavius Harry Knight, son of Clement Knight and Maria Woolgar, in 1901 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1879, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 226."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2434A/018/28."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1901, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 470."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1940, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 436, age 61 years."

Miriam Gertrude Barber

b. 28 August 1883, d. 1972
FatherAlfred Barber b. 28 Dec 1850
MotherMiriam Beall b. 1851, d. 22 Dec 1917
     Miriam Gertrude Barber was born on 28 August 1883 at Walworth, London, England; DOB from GRO Deaths Index record.1 She was the daughter of Alfred Barber and Miriam Beall.
Miriam Gertrude Barber was a collar machinist on 31 March 1901.2
On 31 March 1901 Miriam Gertrude Barber lived at 76 Darwin Street, Newington, Southwark, London, England, living with her parents.2
On 2 April 1911 Miriam Gertrude Barber lived at 13 Dagmar Road, Camberwell, London, England, living with her parents.3
Miriam Gertrude Barber was a private secretary on 2 April 1911.3
Miriam Gertrude Barber married James John Compton Dunsford, son of James John Dunsford and Deborah Elizabeth Compton, in 1920 at Southwark, London, England.4
In 1931 Miriam Gertrude Barber and James John Compton Dunsford lived at 201 Farley Road, Selsdon, Surrey, England, (from James Dunsford's probate record.)
Miriam Gertrude Barber died in 1972 at Bridge, Kent, England.5

Family

James John Compton Dunsford b. 17 Mar 1891, d. 27 Dec 1931
Marriage*
Miriam Gertrude Barber married James John Compton Dunsford, son of James John Dunsford and Deborah Elizabeth Compton, in 1920 at Southwark, London, England.4 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1883, St Saviour Southwark, Vol 1d Page 89."
  2. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 373 folio 129 page 49."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN2511 RG78PN84 RD27 SD3 ED27 SN317."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1920, Southwark, Vol 1d Page 280."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1971, Bridge, Vol 5f Page 135, age 89 years."

Nicholas Barber

b. 23 October 1719
FatherWilliam Barber b. 27 Feb 1680, d. 1738
MotherElizabeth Wesson b. 1 Apr 1683, d. 20 Feb 1748
     Nicholas Barber was baptized on 23 October 1719 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Barber and Elizabeth Wesson.

Nicholas Barber

b. 31 July 1664
FatherJohn Barber alias Nynne b. 13 Feb 1602, d. 1667
MotherEleanor Maynard b. 23 Feb 1625/26, d. 1681
     Nicholas Barber was baptized on 31 July 1664 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Barber alias Nynne and Eleanor Maynard.

Citations

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