Mary Barber

b. 3 January 1696/97
FatherJohn Barber b. 14 Nov 1652
MotherElizabeth West
     Mary Barber was baptized on 3 January 1696/97 at St Mary & St Nicholas, Etchingham, Sussex, England, mother's name not given.1 She was the daughter of John Barber and Elizabeth West.
Mary Barber married John Durrant on 2 June 1726 at Etchingham, Sussex, England, John of Waldron.2

Family

John Durrant
Marriage*
Mary Barber married John Durrant on 2 June 1726 at Etchingham, Sussex, England, John of Waldron.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mary Barber

b. 15 December 1639
FatherThomas Barber alias Nynne b. 15 Apr 1610, d. 1663
MotherJoan Primmer b. 3 Mar 1615/16, d. 1699
     Mary Barber was baptized on 15 December 1639 at Burwash, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Barber alias Nynne and Joan Primmer.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975."

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 1680/81, 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 1680/81, 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, "farmer."1 He was the son 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,.

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,.

Philadelphia Barber

b. 26 April 1807
FatherStephen Barber b. 1762
MotherLydia Best
     Philadelphia Barber was baptized on 26 April 1807 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Barber and Lydia Best.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J741-VQH : accessed 23 Jul 2014), Philadelphia Barber, 26 Apr 1807; citing LEIGH,KENT,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 992527."

Philip F Barber

b. 14 March 1912
FatherPhilip Postlethwaite Barber b. 8 Mar 1888, d. 19 Oct 1963
MotherMary Theresa Finley b. 31 Jan 1887, d. 1965
     Philip F Barber was born on 14 March 1912 at United States. He was the son of Philip Postlethwaite Barber and Mary Theresa Finley.

Philip Postlethwaite Barber

b. 8 March 1888, d. 19 October 1963
FatherHerbert Wells Barber b. 20 Apr 1847, d. 16 Nov 1915
MotherSarah Postlethwaite b. 1 Apr 1849, d. 6 Aug 1917
Philip Postlethwaite Barber. (Photo courtesy of Linda Stockton Hendrick, Feb 2015)
     Philip Postlethwaite Barber was born on 8 March 1888 at New Jersey, United States.1 He was the son of Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite.
In 1900 Philip Postlethwaite Barber lived at Englewood Ward 1, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.1
In 1910 Philip Postlethwaite Barber lived at Englewood Ward 1, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.2
Philip Postlethwaite Barber married Mary Theresa Finley on 26 April 1911 at Manhattan, New York, United States.
Philip Postlethwaite Barber was secretary of Barber & Co Inc., employed at 17 Battery Place (New Jersey). This was stated on his draft card in June 1917.
In June 1917 Philip Postlethwaite Barber lived at East Clinton Ave, Tenafly, Bergen, New Jersey, United States.
In 1920 Philip Postlethwaite Barber and Mary Theresa Finley lived at Tenafly, New Jersey, United States.3
He moved to La Jolla, California and built a large home there in 1923.
Philip Postlethwaite Barber died on 19 October 1963 at San Diego, California, United States, at age 75.

Family

Mary Theresa Finley b. 31 Jan 1887, d. 1965
Marriage*
Philip Postlethwaite Barber married Mary Theresa Finley on 26 April 1911 at Manhattan, New York, United States
Children

Citations

  1. [S502] 1900 Census for USA.
  2. [S501] 1910 Census for USA.
  3. [S174] 1920 Census for USA.

Phoebe Barber

b. 27 December 1795, d. 27 November 1874
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     Phoebe Barber was born in 1795 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Phoebe Barber was baptized on 27 December 1795 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
Phoebe Barber married Edward Burton on 17 October 1819 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Bermondsey, Surrey, England, botp, witness William Burton and Elizabeth Jane Green.1
This marriage is confirmed in Mary Barber's will made in 1838 where she refers to her daughter as Phoebe Burton, widow.2
In June 1828 Phoebe Barber and Edward Burton lived at Fisher Lane, Greenwich, Kent, England.3
Possible burial for Edward Burton is 22 Jan 1837, abode: Stable Yard St, buried at Greenwich St Alphege, Kent, age 44 years. Phoebe is described as a widow in her mother's will made in 1838, so this would fit.2
Phoebe Barber witnessed the will of Mary Lipscomb dated 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
On 30 March 1851 Phoebe Barber lived at 12 and 13 Miles Lane, St Michael Crooked Lane, London, England, widow, born Tonbridge Kent, age 47 years.4
Note that there is another Phoebe Burton in the 1851 census who is a widow aged 60 years, and a nurse, born Portsea, Hampshire. She is living in Greenwich which may cause some confusion.5
Phoebe Barber was a cook on 30 March 1851.4
On 7 April 1861 Phoebe Barber lived at 53 West Street, St Sepulchre, London, England, widow, born Tunbridge, age 62 years. She was lodging at this address.6
Phoebe Barber was formerly a nurse domestic on 7 April 1861.6
On 2 April 1871 Phoebe Barber lived at St Pancras Union Workhouse, Kings Rd, Camden Town, St Pancras, London, England, noted as being blind.7
Phoebe Barber died on 27 November 1874 at St Pancras, London, England, at age 78. She died in the workhouse of "senile decay".8,3

Family

Edward Burton b. 15 Mar 1792
Marriage*
Phoebe Barber married Edward Burton on 17 October 1819 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Bermondsey, Surrey, England, botp, witness William Burton and Elizabeth Jane Green.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S270] G. Alex Jupp, "Pluck and Perseverance - A Family History of George James Burton Jupp and Anne Jane Fallis", G. Alex Jupp, First Edition (1996) "p13."
  2. [S342] Will of Mary Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 17 Apr 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 Jan 1842. (TNA: PROB 11/1956/36).
  3. [S270] G. Alex Jupp, "Pluck and Perseverance - A Family History of George James Burton Jupp and Anne Jane Fallis", G. Alex Jupp, First Edition (1996) "p14."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "RG number: HO107     Piece: 1531 Folio: 41 Page: 37."
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1587 folio 462 page 9."
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 216 folio 29 page 9."
  7. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 233 folio 87 page 11."
  8. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1874, Pancrs, Vol 1b Page 95, age 77 years."

Polly Barber

b. 24 March 1779
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     Polly Barber was baptized on 24 March 1779 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
Polly is presumed to have died young as she is not mentioned as one of the children in her mother's will which was probated in 1841. However, her burial has not yet been found.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5KM-R7M : 30 December 2014), Polly Barber, 24 Mar 1779; citing TONBRIDGE,KENT,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 845,142, 845,143."

Rebecca Barber

b. 25 November 1805, d. 1886
FatherThomas Barber b. 29 Mar 1775, d. 2 Jul 1857
MotherMary Lane b. c 1769, d. 21 Jun 1841
     Rebecca Barber was born on 25 November 1805 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane.
Rebecca Barber was baptized on 9 February 1806 at Chapel, Countess of Dissentarian Brightonants, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.1
Rebecca Barber married Robert Lewis Ashhurst, son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?), on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 8 February 1832 Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst lived at Ship St, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Robert Lewis Ashhurst became financially insolvent in 1833 and appears to have been held in a debtor's prison. The London Gazette date 15 Nov 1833 recorded him as "Robert Lewis Ashhurst, formerly of Wood Street, then of Mulberry Square, then of Edward Street, then of Little Castle Square, then of High Street and late of Ship Street Gardens, all in Brighton, Sussex, School Master, Teacher of Languages and Dealer in Stationery". His court hearing was appointed to be heard at Horsham on 7th Dec 1833.3
On 27 June 1834 Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst lived at Duke St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 18 June 1837 Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst lived at Regent St, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
On 1 September 1839 Rebecca Barber lived at Church St, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
On 30 March 1851 Rebecca Barber lived at 4 Regent Row, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with her father Thomas and her three children Robert, Rebecca and Thomas. Rebecca's surname is incorrectly recorded as "Akhurst."7
Rebecca Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber dated 10 February 1855.8
Rebecca Barber witnessed the death of Thomas Barber on 2 July 1857 at Albert Villas, St John's Common, Keymer, Sussex, England; He died of natural decay. His death certificate states that he is a retired undertaker.9
On 2 July 1857 Rebecca Barber lived at Albert Villas, St Johns Common, Keymer, Sussex, England.9
Rebecca Barber married Charles Shaw, son of William Shaw and Susan Green, in 1859 at Brighton, Sussex, England.10
On 7 April 1861 Rebecca Barber and Charles Shaw lived at St Johns, Keymer, Sussex, England.11
In the 1871 census, Rebecca Shaw, 61 yrs, is a widow, lodger at 44 Tidy St, Brighton with Henry Butler 30 yrs, and wife Mary A., 25 yrs. Henry is an undertaker. Rebecca's occupation is written "no occupation".12
On 3 April 1881 Rebecca Barber lived at 3 Peel Place, Peel St, Brighton, Sussex, England, widow, age 65 years.
Rebecca Barber died in 1886 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 75 years.13
Rebecca had a lot of misfortune in her life. In 1828 she married Robert Lewis Ashhurst, a school master, teacher of languages and a stationery dealer. He is reported in the London Gazette on 15 November 1833 as financially insolvent and appears to have been held in a debtor’s prison. He died in 1839 leaving Rebecca with three young children. She then lived with her parents and remained with her father until he died in 1857. Her four children died before her in 1840, 1851, 1858 and 1870 and only one grandchild, Annie Rebecca Ashurst, survived. Annie was living with her "other" (maternal) grandmother in 1871 as both her parents had died. Rebecca married for a second time in 1859 to Charles Shaw who was aged 65 years and he died only five years later. Rebecca died a widow in 1886 age 75 years.

Family 1

Robert Lewis Ashhurst b. 3 Oct 1803, d. 1839
Marriage License
Rebecca Barber and Robert Lewis Ashhurst obtained a marriage licence on 25 November 1828 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England.1 
Marriage*
Rebecca Barber married Robert Lewis Ashhurst, son of Robert Ashurst and Ann (?), on 27 November 1828 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Family 2

Charles Shaw b. 3 Jun 1792, d. 30 Oct 1864
Marriage*
Rebecca Barber married Charles Shaw, son of William Shaw and Susan Green, in 1859 at Brighton, Sussex, England.10 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son Robert Ashhurst."
  3. [S258] Webpage The London Gazette (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/) "Gazette Issue 19102 published on the 15 November 1833. Page 28 of 30."
  4. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "daughter Rebecca Ashhurst."
  5. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "son Thomas Ashhurst."
  6. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 528 page 3."
  8. [S131] Will of Thomas Barber of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 10 Feb 1855, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 10 Jul 1857. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/85/963).
  9. [S5] Death certificate of Thomas Barber, died 2 Jul 1857, registered 7 Jul 1857 in the Registration District of Cuckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 73).
  10. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1859, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 320."
  11. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 583 folio 97 page 18."
  12. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1083 folio 21 page 36."
  13. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1886, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 144, age 75 years."

Rebecca Barber

b. 2 February 1847, d. 1905
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Rebecca Barber was born on 2 February 1847 at 35 Queens Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at half past 3 o'clock in the morning.1,2 She was the daughter of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Rebecca Barber was baptized on 21 March 1847 at St Peter, Brighton, Sussex, England, abode: Queens Gardens.3
Rebecca Barber witnessed the death of Robert Barber on 4 February 1867 at 23 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England; He died of bronchitis (6 days).4
Rebecca Barber married William Ollive, son of Henry Ollive and Ellen Cartwright, on 7 May 1870 at Brighton, Sussex, England.5
Rebecca Barber was dressmaker on 2 April 1871.
On 2 April 1871 Rebecca Barber and William Ollive lived at 71 Upper North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Rebecca Barber was dressmaker (employer) on 3 April 1881.
On 3 April 1881 Rebecca Barber and William Ollive lived at 106 Upper North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Rebecca Barber witnessed the death of Jane Holden on 28 October 1882 at Race Hill Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England; She died of heart disease (morbis cordis, some years) and asthma.6
On 31 October 1882 Rebecca Barber and William Ollive lived at 106 Upper North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
On 5 April 1891 Rebecca Barber and William Ollive lived at 106 Upper North Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.7
On 31 March 1901 Rebecca Barber and William Ollive lived at 8 High View Villas, Preston St Peter, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Rebecca Barber died in 1905 at Lewes, Sussex, England. Age 58 years.8
William and Rebecca appear to have had no children although an adopted daughter, Kate Baldy, is mentioned in the 1911 census as living with William Ollive.9

Family

William Ollive b. 1846, d. 1912
Marriage*
Rebecca Barber married William Ollive, son of Henry Ollive and Ellen Cartwright, on 7 May 1870 at Brighton, Sussex, England.5 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1847, Brighton, Vol 7 Page 329."
  2. [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."
  3. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S259] Death certificate of Robert Barber, died 4 Feb 1867, registered 8 Feb 1867 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 155).
  5. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1870, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 288."
  6. [S81] Death certificate of Jane Barber, died 28 Oct 1882, registered 31 Oct 1882 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 131).
  7. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 814 folio 89 page 18."
  8. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1905, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 94, age 58 years."
  9. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 5148; Schedule Number: 221."

Richard Barber

b. circa 1673, d. 1722
FatherThomas Barber alias Nynne b. 3 May 1640, d. 1683
MotherMary Rootes b. c 1647, d. 1732
     Richard Barber was born circa 1673 at Kent, England. He was the son of Thomas Barber alias Nynne and Mary Rootes.
It is possible that he was baptised in Chevening where his parents were married as there is a gap in the Chevening parish register from 1651 to 1685 which would explain why his baptism has not been found. However, he is mentioned in his father's will of 1683 and so his parents were able to be identified.1
Richard would have been about 10 years old when his father died in 1683. He continued to live in Hildenborough with his widowed mother Mary Barber and his younger brother Thomas and his sister Elizabeth.
Richard Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber alias Nynne dated 28 October 1683 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1
Richard Barber married Margaret Wigzell, daughter of William Wigzell and Elizabeth (?), on 18 November 1712 at Kemsing, Kent, England.2,3
The Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor rate assessment of 13 May 1713 shows that Richard Barber had a property in Hilden (near Tonbridge) rated at £1/16s/-. As the rate was assessed at 2s/- in the £1 of rental value it meant that the property was worth £18 a year in rent which would indicate a farm. The rate assessments do not tell us if the properties were owned or leased but this would most likely have been leased. The property was probably a collection of farm lands surrounding his mother Mary's cottage in Hilden which also had about one acre of land. Mary had previously leased other lands such as "Mr Danver's" and "Mr Danver's and Mr Richardson's lands" and Richard was probably doing the same but perhaps on a bigger scale.
Richard died in 1722 and the rate assessment in 1728 has this same property held by Widow Barber (Richard's wife Margaret) but by 1730 she had moved to Foxbush and Reeds Land, previously held by William Webb. These properties were held by Margaret until at least 1746, but were no longer in her name in 1751, when Edward London is listed as the new owner of Foxbush. We know from the will of Richard's brother Thomas Barber, written in May 1749, that Richard and Margaret's son Richard was "of Foxbush" so it is a fair assumption that he farmed Foxbush with his widow mother while his brother Thomas worked in the town as a malster with his uncle Thomas. The uncle Thomas's death in 1749 seems to have prompted significant change in the family, including the marriages of the younger Thomas Barber to Elizabeth Waite later in 1749, and his brother Richard to Elizabeth Louff in 1751. It is also possible that the widow Margaret Barber had died earlier as she is not mentioned in the will.4,5
Richard Barber died in 1722 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Richard Barber was buried on 2 June 1722 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, aged about 50 years.6 The burial entry for Richard Barber says "Aff received 5" meaning that an affidavit was received on June 5th stating that Richard was wrapped in wool for his burial. An Act had been passed in 1678 making it compulsory for all corpses to be buried in a shroud made of wool, with an affidavit having to be made (and recorded in the parish register) that this had been done. This was intended to support the wool industry.7
Richard died leaving a young family, with his eldest child Thomas only 9 years old. Later documents suggest that Richard's brother Thomas remained close and probably supported the family. As Richard died before his mother, it was his brother Thomas who inherited the Draper's property in Sussex, Mary's cottage in Hilden and any other property. Thomas never married, and in his will of 1749 he left all his property to Richard's eldest son, Thomas, while leaving an annuity to his sister, and sums of money to other nephews and nieces. He seems to have played a critical role in the family.

Family

Margaret Wigzell b. 18 Jul 1688
Marriage*
Richard Barber married Margaret Wigzell, daughter of William Wigzell and Elizabeth (?), on 18 November 1712 at Kemsing, Kent, England.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [S151] Index to West Kent Marriages, KFHS CD-ROM36, 1538-1812, compiled by Sydney Smith, 59 Friar Road, Orpington Kent BR5 2BW, England.
  3. [S152] Transcript of the Parish Register of Kemsing, Kent, England, 1561-1812 (KHLC:).
  4. [S126] Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor Rating Assessments, 1670-. (KHLC: P371/12/1-4).
  5. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     1866581."
  6. [S133] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tonbridge, Kent, England, 1547-1730 (KHLC: TR 2451/20).
  7. [S103] Transcript of the Parish Register of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 465/1/1/1).

Richard Barber

b. 9 May 1716, d. 1786
FatherRichard Barber b. c 1673, d. 1722
MotherMargaret Wigzell b. 18 Jul 1688
     Richard Barber was baptized on 9 May 1716 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Richard Barber and Margaret Wigzell.
It was originally thought that Richard might be the Richard Barber who married Elizabeth c1738 and lived in Hadlow and had children there. The marriage has not been found and was speculative, based on children baptised to a Richard Barber in 1742 and 1747 (mother not given), a burial of Elizabeth Barber in Hadlow in 30 Jan 1766 and a Richard Barber's burial there on 11 Oct 1763. There were no other Barber families in Hadlow. Subsequent discovery of the will of Thomas Barber 1749 indicates that Richard was living in Hildenborough (Foxbush) at that time, not Hadlow. Also, there is a baptism of a Richard Barber on 11 Mar 1718 at Plaxtol (close to Hadlow) to Richard and Susan Barber. This child is probably the Richard that had the family in Hadlow mentioned above. This is interesting in that it indicates the prescence of another Barber family in the area in the early 1700s.
The propery Foxbush had been in occupation by Widow Margaret Barber since 1730 and Richard would have lived there as a youth, and for him to still be there in 1749 indicates that he is unlikely to be the Richard Barber who married c1738, had children in Hadlow, and died in Hadlow. Richard would have had good reason to stay at Foxbush given that his mother had been a widow since 1722 and would have needed help with the farm.
Richard is more likely to be the Richard who married Eliz. Louff on 30 Jan 1751 at Shipbourne and who had a family in Leigh. Although this has not been proved, it is supported by the following:
1. Their children's names are consistent with previous generations - especially the first three children Mary (1752), Richard (1754) and Thomas (1755), and later Margaret (1764) and Bette (Elizabeth) (1769).
2. Many of the Barber males married late because of having to support widowed mothers and young children. The 1751 marriage to Elizabeth Louff at age 35 years is consistent with that of his brother Thomas who married in 1749 at age 36 years. Both marriages occurred after their uncle Thomas Barber died in 1749 leaving them an inheritance in his will. Although Richard's brother Thomas received all the property from his uncle's will, Richard would have inherited from his mother, Margaret Barber, who had the Foxbush and Reeds Land property.
3. Although the Foxbush and Reeds Land property is in Hildenborough, it is on the border of the parish of Leigh and Richard would not have to move far to be considered "of Leigh". To illustrate this, Richard's sister Mary was baptised in Kemsing in 1718 (where Richard's mother was born) and the baptism states that the father was Richard Barber of Leigh, even though they lived in Hildenborough.
The only "fly in the ointment" is that there is a baptism of a female Barber to a Thomas and Mary Barber on 18 Mar 1764 at Leigh. It is not known who these are, as all our Thomas Barber's are accounted for.
So until shown otherwise, I have assumed that this Richard Barber was the one who married Elizabeth Louff in 1751 and raised a family in Leigh.
On 16 May 1749 Richard Barber lived at Foxbush, Hildenborough, Kent, England.2
Richard Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber dated 16 May 1749 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
Richard received 10 pounds from the will of his uncle Thomas Barber.
Richard Barber married Elizabeth Luffe, daughter of Benjamin Luffe and Mary Basset, on 30 January 1751 at Shipbourne, Kent, England, Both of Leigh. Elizabeth's surname was spelt LOUFF.3,4
"Richd Barber of Leigh, bachelor, and Eliz: Louff of ye parish aforesaid, spinster, by licence from ye Bishop of Rochester."
Richard Barber died in 1786 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Richard Barber was buried on 26 December 1786 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.5

Family

Elizabeth Luffe b. 4 Jun 1730
Marriage*
Richard Barber married Elizabeth Luffe, daughter of Benjamin Luffe and Mary Basset, on 30 January 1751 at Shipbourne, Kent, England, Both of Leigh. Elizabeth's surname was spelt LOUFF.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     1469268."
  2. [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).
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1866581, Reference ID: 80."
  4. [S151] Index to West Kent Marriages, KFHS CD-ROM36, 1538-1812, compiled by Sydney Smith, 59 Friar Road, Orpington Kent BR5 2BW, England.
  5. [S133] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tonbridge, Kent, England, 1547-1730 (KHLC: TR 2451/20).