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."

James Barber

b. 10 March 1881, d. 1946
FatherJohn Barber b. 10 Feb 1842, d. 4 Feb 1925
MotherSusannah Victoria White b. 19 Jan 1842, d. 21 Nov 1903
Possibly James Barber at his daughter May's wedding in Brighton, 1946. (to be confirmed)
     James Barber was born on 10 March 1881 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White.
James Barber was a wash house man in a laundry on 31 March 1901.2
James Barber married Ellen Leach in 1907 at Brighton, Sussex, England, to be checked.3
James Barber was a laundry engineer on 2 April 1911.4
On 2 April 1911 James Barber and Ellen Leach lived at 65 Totland Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 29 September 1939 James Barber and Ellen Leach lived at 39 Seville St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
James Barber died in 1946 at Brighton, Sussex, England. "age 65 years."5

Family

Ellen Leach b. 30 Jun 1885
Marriage*
James Barber married Ellen Leach in 1907 at Brighton, Sussex, England, to be checked.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2443D/004/38."
  2. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 924 folio 70 page 28."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1907, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 513."
  4. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5123 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED3 SN260."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Sep 1946, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 77, age 65 years."

James Barber

b. 3 June 1793
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     James Barber was born on 3 June 1793 at Ightham, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
James Barber was baptized on 30 June 1793 at Ightham, Kent, England.
James Barber was apprenticed as a cordwainer to Thomas Skinner in Tonbridge on 30 Jun 1808. A cordwainer (or cordovan) is a shoemaker/cobbler who makes fine soft leather shoes and other luxury footwear articles.2
James Barber married Elizabeth Kiddell on 2 November 1820 at Salehurst, Sussex, England, James age 27, Elizabeth age 26. Witness wir: BALDOCK Thos; HEATHFIELD Jn.3
James Barber was buried on 13 August 1826 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, "age 33 years, of Salehurst in Sussex."
James is not mentioned in his mother's will of 17 Apr 1838 consistent with his death before this.4

Family

Elizabeth Kiddell b. c 1794
Marriage*
James Barber married Elizabeth Kiddell on 2 November 1820 at Salehurst, Sussex, England, James age 27, Elizabeth age 26. Witness wir: BALDOCK Thos; HEATHFIELD Jn.3 

Citations

  1. [S134] Transcript of the Parish Register of Ightham, Kent, England, (KHLC: P202/1/2).
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
    Original data: Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Books, Series IR 1; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England."
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [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).

James Laurence Barber

b. 13 October 1923, d. 29 September 1959
FatherEdward John Barber b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 13 Jun 1953
MotherGladys Lemmel b. 22 Feb 1892, d. 20 Aug 1939
James Laurence Barber (1923-1959). Photo courtesy of Perry Lee Barber.
     James Laurence Barber was born on 13 October 1923 at New York, United States.1,2 He was the son of Edward John Barber and Gladys Lemmel.
James Laurence Barber was also known as Larry.
James Laurence Barber married Jaqueline Perry Waite circa 1950 at United States.
James Laurence Barber was a Vice-President of the Barber Steamship Lines, Inc.
James Laurence Barber died on 29 September 1959 at New Jersey, United States, at age 35.
He disappeared on September 29th, 1959, never to be seen or heard from again. A boat he had rented was found drifting at sea off the New Jersey coast. The story is told on Perry Barber's website at:
http://perrybarber.typepad.com/officially_speaking/2009/06/life-without-father.html.

Family

Jaqueline Perry Waite b. Apr 1924, d. 3 May 1994
Marriage*
James Laurence Barber married Jaqueline Perry Waite circa 1950 at United States
Child

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."

James Wells Barber

b. 1854, d. 18 February 1928
FatherHesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
MotherMary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
James wells Barber (1854-1928). (Photo courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)
     James Wells Barber was born in 1854 at Deptford, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Hesketh Davis Wells and Mary Esther Barber.
On 7 April 1861 James Wells Barber lived at 44 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England.3
James Wells Barber was an underwriter's clerk on 2 April 1871.4
On 2 April 1871 James Wells Barber lived at 72 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England, a lodger.4
James Wells Barber married Catherine Gandy on 7 May 1882 at St Peters Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.2
James and Catherine are said to have had seven children.
James Barber stood trial for manslaughter when he accidentally shot a boy on a prison ship whilst shooting to signal a race of the Liverpool Rowing Club that was taking place in the Mersey. (Source: Hialry Darque, email 14 Oct 2017.)
James Wells Barber and Catherine Gandy immigrated in June 1887 to United States Date given on son Edward's passport application on 21 Dec 1922.5
James Wells Barber witnessed the baptism of Arthur Barber on 23 March 1890 at St Paul's E. Church, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.6
James is mentioned in his brother Herbert's obituary:
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.
James Wells Barber died on 18 February 1928 at Pinehurst, Moore, North Carolina, United States.
His estate was probated on 25 June 1928 at London, England, Effects £526.9s.7

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

Catherine Gandy b. 1864, d. 1946
Marriage*
James Wells Barber married Catherine Gandy on 7 May 1882 at St Peters Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30;."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
    Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30."
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10; Piece: 743; Page: 24;."
  5. [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."
  6. [S531] Certificate of baptism of Arthur Barber, 23 Mar 1890, St Paul's Episcopal, Englewood, New Jersey, USA (Tyler S. Barber).
  7. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Jane Barber

b. 8 May 1824, d. 14 December 1848
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Jane Barber was born on 8 May 1824 at 5 Clarence Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at 10 minutes before 2 o'clock in the afternoon.1 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Jane Barber was baptized on 27 June 1824 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
On 7 June 1841 Jane Barber lived at Montpellier Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, working as a servant aged 15 yrs for Carolin Brereton , aged 50 yrs of independent means, with another servant, Mary Mitchell, aged 25 yrs.
Jane Barber married James Herbert Goldsmith, son of James Goldsmith and Abigail Saunders, on 28 December 1841 at St John, Hampstead, Middlesex, England, both are minors. Jane's father is given as Robert Barber, cabinet maker, and James' father is James Goldsmith, whitesmith. Witnesses are James Thompson and ... Hayman(?). They would have both been 17 years old when they were married, with Jane expecting. It is possible that the marriage took place in London to avoid embarrassment and that they stayed there until the first child was born before returning to Brighton.3
Jane Barber died on 14 December 1848 at Brighton Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 24. She died of erysipelas (1 week) which is an acute bacterial infection of the skin. The death certificate states that she is the wife of James Goldsmith, blacksmith and confirms that her mother was Jane Barber.4
The following notes on the Goldsmith family in Australia were provided by Di Christensen of Melbourne, Australia:
James Herbert Goldsmith was 28 years old when he, with his second wife Ann aged 22 years and James' children from his first marriage - Samuel 10, James 7 and Mary Abigail 5 years - arrived at Point Henry, Corio Bay in the Dutch ship the Six Sisters (Zes Gezusters) in January 1853 from Brighton, Sussex, England. After some time in Geelong, the family travelled to the gold diggings at Ballarat where they settled. At the time of the Eureka Uprising the Goldsmith family were at Bakery Hill, Ballarat East. James was engaged in the saw milling business which was a prosperous undertaking in those days. Ann married again in May 1883 to George Havens, a musician from Long Island, USA. They were married by Martin Hosking, the town Missionary.

Family

James Herbert Goldsmith b. 6 Apr 1824, d. 16 Nov 1877
Marriage*
Jane Barber married James Herbert Goldsmith, son of James Goldsmith and Abigail Saunders, on 28 December 1841 at St John, Hampstead, Middlesex, England, both are minors. Jane's father is given as Robert Barber, cabinet maker, and James' father is James Goldsmith, whitesmith. Witnesses are James Thompson and ... Hayman(?). They would have both been 17 years old when they were married, with Jane expecting. It is possible that the marriage took place in London to avoid embarrassment and that they stayed there until the first child was born before returning to Brighton.3 
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. [S250] Marriage certificate of Jane Barber and James Goldsmith, married 28 Dec 1841 in the Registration District of Edmonton, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 3 Page 69).
  4. [S254] Death certificate of Jane Goldsmith, died 14 Dec 1848, registered 16 Dec 1848 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 256).

Jane Barber

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