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).

Richard Barber

b. 4 March 1659/60
FatherJohn Barber alias Nynne b. 13 Feb 1602, d. 1667
MotherMary (?) d. 1662
     Richard Barber was baptized on 4 March 1659/60 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, 1659/60. Mother's name not given.1 He was the son 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,.

Richard Barber

b. 26 April 1754
FatherRichard Barber b. 9 May 1716, d. 1786
MotherElizabeth Luffe b. 4 Jun 1730
     Richard Barber was baptized on 26 April 1754 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Richard Barber and Elizabeth Luffe.
He must have died before 1760, as another child is baptised Richard on 26 Apr 1760.

Citations

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

Richard Barber

b. 26 April 1760
FatherRichard Barber b. 9 May 1716, d. 1786
MotherElizabeth Luffe b. 4 Jun 1730
     Richard Barber was baptized on 26 April 1760 at Leigh, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Richard Barber and Elizabeth Luffe.

Citations

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

Richard Barber

b. 5 December 1790
FatherStephen Barber b. 1762
MotherLydia Best
     Richard Barber was baptized on 5 December 1790 at Leigh, Kent, England, parents Stephen and Eliza. Barber.1,2 He was the son of Stephen Barber and Lydia Best.
Richard Barber married Elizabeth (?) circa 1820 at Kent, England.
On 7 June 1841 Richard Barber and Elizabeth (?) lived at Westwood, Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, England.3
Richard Barber was a licensed victualler & farmer of 20 acres employing 1 labourer on 30 March 1851.1
On 30 March 1851 Richard Barber and Elizabeth (?) lived at Chequers, Weald, Sevenoaks, Kent, England, with children Barnaby and Lydia.1

Family

Elizabeth (?) b. 1796
Marriage*
Richard Barber married Elizabeth (?) circa 1820 at Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1613 folio 350 page 7."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992527."
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 485 folio 5/23 page 15."

Richard Barber

b. 12 December 1739
FatherRichard Blunden
MotherElizabeth Barber b. 20 Aug 1716
     Richard Barber was baptized on 12 December 1739 at St Mary, Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "Base born."1 He was the son of Richard Blunden and Elizabeth Barber.
Reference: PAR492/34/4/2
Title: Maintenance order
Description: Richard Blunden; maintenance of child (Richard) born to Elizabeth Barber
Date: 12 Feb 1740
Held by: East Sussex Record Office.

Citations

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

Robert Barber

b. 6 July 1802, d. 4 February 1867
FatherThomas Barber b. 29 Mar 1775, d. 2 Jul 1857
MotherMary Lane b. c 1769, d. 21 Jun 1841
Cabinet said to made by Robert Barber as an apprentice. (Photo J.F. Barber 2012)
     Robert Barber was born on 6 July 1802 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane.
Robert Barber was baptized on 16 July 1802 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
He was a cabinet maker all his life, probably learning his trade from his father. He was a cabinet maker all his life and a corner cabinet said to have been made by him as an apprenticeship piece (c1820) has been passed down the family.
Robert Barber married Jane Holden, daughter of John Holden and Susanna Roofe, on 6 August 1821 at Hove, Sussex, England, He had just turned 19 years old and she was 18 years. According to the 1851 and 1861 census returns her occupation was a straw bonnet maker.2
Jane was the youngest child in her family and was 16 years old when her father was buried on 1 April 1819 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton. He appointed his friend Henry Laker, victualler, as trustee and made special provision for Jane in his will: "... from time to time pay and apply the Interest thereof and such part of the principal as he or they shall find necessary or think proper for and toward the support, maintenance, education and bringing up of my youngest child Jane Holden until she shall attain the age of 21 years or be married or be otherwise provided for whichever shall first happen". Her mother Susanna and Henry Laker were appointed executors. However, the will was not probated until 6 Dec 1824 (nearly 3 months after Susanna’s death) at which time the estate was valued at under £100. The will directed that this should be divided equally amongst Jane and her eight siblings.3
In 1980, a letter was received by Fred and Rita Barber, descendants of Robert and Jane's son John Barber, which contained a copy of the will of John Barber's son Charles. It also contained a detailed list of the "Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" being the children of Robert and Jane. It contains details of all births, including exact times, dates and places and it all fits with the information discovered from my own research. This implies that there must have been a family bible or similar which documented this information, as the level of detail goes beyond personal memory capabilities. The information from this letter has been incorporated into the database although it will probably never be able to be verified. The letter also intrigingly states "I have not yet found the Spanish connection but given time I hope I will".4
Robert and Jane moved to London sometime after 1824 and returned to Brighton in 1829. The children Elizabeth, Susannah and Mary were all born in London during this period but were all baptised together on their return at St Nicholas, Brighton on 2 August 1829. The document "Brothers & Sisters of Grandfather [John] Barber" gives the place of birth of these children as 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, presumably their residence while in London. Interestingly, Jane's sister Mary Anne Bignell (nee Holden) is a widow living with her son, Henry Bignell (a licensed victualler) and family at 123 Jermyn St in the 1861 census. Needs further work to explore this connection.5,6,7
Robert's great grandson, Frederick Charles Barber, is reported to have said that Robert worked on the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. If this was true it would have to have been while he was quite young as the Royal Pavilion was built in three stages, initially commencing 1786 and with the final stage completed in 1822 when Robert would have been just 20 years old. However, if true then work on such a high status building could have led to similar work in London and thus explain his move there c1824.8
Robert and Jane's daughters Susannah and Mary were twins, born on 25 April 1826. There was a history of twins in the family with Jane's mother, Susanna Holden (nee Roofe), also having twins Edward and Thomas in 1794.9,6
On their return from London in 1829 they lived at Mt Sion Place in Brighton (probably no. 3 Mt Sion Place as this is where William, Emma and Anne were born). Robert was working as a cabinet maker.6
In the 1841 census they were living at Gardiner Street in Brighton (no. 21 according to birth of John Barber).5
In 1841 Robert and Jane's eldest daughter, Jane, became pregnant at the age of 17 years to James Goldsmith, also 17 years, and the couple were married as minors in Hampstead, London on 28 Dec 1841 possibly to avoid embarrassment. It appears that they stayed in London until the child was born before returning to Brighton. They had three children before Jane died in 1848 in Brighton of an acute skin infection. Her husband James remarried and emigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1853 with the children Samuel, James and Mary on the ship "Six Sisters". After some time in Geelong, the family travelled to the gold diggings at Ballarat where they lived at Bakery Hill, Ballarat East. The family were involved in the now famous Eureka Uprising of 1854 and during the brief battle daughter Mary Abigail was hidden down a mine shaft by her father. Mary's obituary in the Ballarat Courier newspaper in 1930 records: The late Mrs Barnett was living in Ballarat during the Eureka riots and was hidden by her father, Mr Goldsmith, in a hole with some other children at Bakery Hill. They were left there till after the riot. Mrs Barnett well remembers the fear she experienced whilst the shooting was in progress." James Goldsmith died in Melbourne in 1877 and many descendants of the family survive in Australia today.10,11
On 30 March 1851 Robert Barber and Jane Holden lived at 35 Queens Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.12
While working in service in London, their daughter Elizabeth Barber gave birth to an illegitimate son, Alfred Barber, on 28 Dec 1850 who was subsequently raised by Robert and Jane. The birth certificate for Alfred shows that he was born at 11 Gunn Yard, Aldgate and the mother was Elizabeth Barber of 38 Camomile St, London. No father was given. The 1851 census for 11 Gunn Yard, St Botolph, Aldgate has an Alfred Barber, 3 months, nurse child (i.e. no relation to the family he was with) born Middlesex, Aldgate. The 1851 census for All Hallows London Wall, Middlesex at 38 Camomile St has Elizabeth Barber, age 22 yrs, unmarried, servant, b. Brighton, Sussex. She is working for Saul and Sarah Yates whose eldest son Alfred (the likely father?) is aged 26 years. Both Saul and Alfred are solicitors. Alfred Yates (the likely father) died in 1851.13
Robert Barber witnessed the will of Thomas Barber dated 10 February 1855.14
On 13 Apr 1857, Saul and Sarah Yates emigrated to New Zealand with Elizabeth Barber on the ship "Dinapore" departing Gravesend and arriving Auckland on 5 Aug 1857. On the voyage Elizabeth met her future husband, George Tunnecliffe, and they married on 8 Aug 1857, 3 days after arriving in Auckland. In the 1861 census, Elizabeth's ten year old son Alfred is living with his grandparents Robert & Jane Barber in Brighton. Alfred's marriage certificate states his father is Robert Barber, a cabinet maker, who was actually his grandfather. In New Zealand, Elizabeth and George lived in the Taranaki region of North Island and had three surviving children all of whom married and had children.15
Robert's father died on 2 July 1857 leaving an estate valued at about £450. His house and furniture were left to Robert's sister Rebecca, with the remainder divided equally between her and Robert.14
On 7 April 1861 Robert Barber and Jane Holden lived at 23 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.16
Two of Robert and Jane's sons married and had large families in Brighton. William Lane Barber married Ellen Nell in 1863 and they had eight children. John Barber married Susannah Victoria White in 1865 and they had nine children.
Despite the difficulties with daughters Jane and Elizabeth, Robert and Jane left a substantial legacy of children and grandchildren in Australia and New Zealand as well as Brighton. The history of this family remains a work in progress as we seek more information about their other daughters Mary, Susannah, Emma and Anne. It is likely that their stories will be revealed when other family historians discover their connection to Robert and Jane while working back on their family trees, just as it was for daughters Jane and Elizabeth.
Robert Barber witnessed the marriage of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White on 15 May 1865 at The Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.17
Robert Barber died on 4 February 1867 at 23 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 64. He died of bronchitis (6 days).18
In the 1871 census, the widowed Jane was living with daughter Rebecca and her husband William Ollive at 71 Upper North St, Brighton. Ten years later she was living in the Race Hill Workhouse in Brighton, age 79 years. Many of the people living there at that time were elderly people over the age of 60 years. The workhouse was often the only place that elderly people could go for nursing and care in old age and was not necessarily a sign of poverty and abandonment. She died in the workhouse on 28 October 1882 of heart disease (morbis cordis, some years) and asthma, aged 80 years.19,20,21

Family

Jane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
Marriage*
Robert Barber married Jane Holden, daughter of John Holden and Susanna Roofe, on 6 August 1821 at Hove, Sussex, England, He had just turned 19 years old and she was 18 years. According to the 1851 and 1861 census returns her occupation was a straw bonnet maker.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Place: Brighton, Sussex, England; Collection: St Nicholas; -; Date Range: 1791 - 1812; Film Number: 1067105."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).
  4. [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 [John] Barber" attached to letter."
  5. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  6. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  7. [S273] Will of Charles Barber of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 27 Sep 1978, proved in the Brighton, 15 May 1980. (800506812M).
  8. [S550] Sue Berry, "Georgian Brighton", Phillimore, First Edition (2005) unknown isbn "Chap. 5 - The Royal Pavilion."
  9. [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).
  10. [S252] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, Victoria, Australia: 1839–1923 [database on-line].
  11. [S283] Webpage Ballarat Courier (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "Monday 19th November 1930."
  12. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1645 folio 748 page 32."
  13. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1851, City of London, Vol 2 Page 128."
  14. [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).
  15. [S423] Website "New Zealand Yesteryears" (http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/index.html) "http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlists/…."
  16. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 598 folio 64 page 34."
  17. [S60] Marriage certificate of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White, married 15 May 1865 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 381).
  18. [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).
  19. [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).
  20. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1090 folio 134 page 12."
  21. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1087 folio 46 page 17."

Robert Barber

b. 7 February 1777, d. 21 November 1839
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     Robert Barber was born in 1777 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Robert Barber was baptized on 7 February 1777 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. He was the son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
Robert received an inheritance from his grandfather, Robert Lipscombe, in 1799/1800 according to his mother's will made in 1838. Her will refers to the will of her father Robert Lipscombe (probated in December 1799) and states that it made special provision for her two eldest sons, Thomas and Robert (and as a result were excluded from the future distribution of the monies and property held in trust for Mary from her father's will).
Robert Barber married Sarah Snashall on 11 November 1814 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Robert Barber was a labourer on 16 July 1820.
On 16 July 1820 Robert Barber and Sarah Snashall lived at Tonbridge, Kent, England, as stated on Frances baptism.
The original register of baptisms for Tonbridge was searched from 1814 up to 1826 and found only the baptism of one child, Frances, in 1820.1
Robert Barber witnessed the will of Mary Lipscomb dated 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
Robert Barber died on 21 November 1839 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, at age 62. Labourer, age 63 years, died of decay. Informant was John Inge, present at the death, Tunbridge.3
Robert Barber was buried on 29 November 1839 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, age 62 years.4
There was no gravestone inscription found for Robert or Sarah. There was also no locally-proved will for Robert or one by him in the superior court, the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.1

Family

Sarah Snashall b. c 1782, d. 1829
Marriage*
Robert Barber married Sarah Snashall on 11 November 1814 at Tonbridge, Kent, England
Child

Citations

  1. [S242] Letter from Gillian Rickard B.A. Dip. Loc. Hist., to Geoffrey Barber, dated 4 Jan 2012 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia).
  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. [S356] Death certificate of Robert Barber, died 21 Nov 1839, registered 25 Nov 1839 in the Registration District of Tunbridge, Kent, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 5 Page 317).
  4. [S133] Transcript of the Parish Register of Tonbridge, Kent, England, 1547-1730 (KHLC: TR 2451/20) "age 62 years."

Robert Barber

b. 23 March 1887, d. 6 February 1917
FatherHerbert Wells Barber b. 20 Apr 1847, d. 16 Nov 1915
MotherSarah Postlethwaite b. 1 Apr 1849, d. 6 Aug 1917
Robert (Bob) Barber (1887-1917). (Photo courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)
     Robert Barber was born on 23 March 1887 at New Jersey, United States.1 He was the son of Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite.
In 1900 Robert Barber lived at Englewood Ward 1, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.1
Robert Barber died on 6 February 1917 at New Jersey, United States, at age 29. Killed in an auto accident.
Robert was killed in an auto accident on Riverside Drive in NYC along with a showgirl, a few months prior to his sister Edith's engagement. This brought some shame to the family and family lore states that his mother was devastated.
Robert Barber was buried after 7 February 1917 at Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.

Citations

  1. [S502] 1900 Census for USA.

Robert Barber

b. 1918
FatherPhilip Postlethwaite Barber b. 8 Mar 1888, d. 19 Oct 1963
MotherMary Theresa Finley b. 31 Jan 1887, d. 1965
     Robert Barber was born in 1918 at United States. He was the son of Philip Postlethwaite Barber and Mary Theresa Finley.

Robert Isaac Barber

b. 16 November 1839, d. 4 January 1885
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     Robert Isaac Barber was born on 16 November 1839 at 1 Penticost Court, North St, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at quarter past 11 o'clock at night.1 He was the son of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
Robert Isaac Barber was baptized on 2 February 1840 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, abode: North St.2
On 7 June 1841 Robert Isaac Barber lived at Gardiner St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with his parents and family.3
On 7 April 1861 Robert Isaac Barber lived at 23 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Robert Isaac Barber was cabinetmaker on 7 April 1861.
Robert Isaac Barber was a carpenter on 2 April 1871.
On 2 April 1871 Robert Isaac Barber lived at 63 Washington St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Robert Isaac Barber married Matilda Ellis on 7 May 1871 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 22 August 1871 Robert Isaac Barber and Matilda Ellis lived at 21 Crown Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Robert Isaac Barber was carpenter on 3 April 1881.
On 3 April 1881 Robert Isaac Barber and Matilda Ellis lived at 34 Queens Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
Robert and Matilda appear to have had no surviving children (son Robert died at birth.)
Robert Isaac Barber died on 4 January 1885 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 45. Age 44 years.6

Family

Matilda Ellis b. 1849, d. 1888
Marriage*
Robert Isaac Barber married Matilda Ellis on 7 May 1871 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia) ""Brothers and Sisters of Grandfather Barber" attached to letter."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1871, Brighton, Vol 2b Pag 347."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1089 folio 117 page 17."
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1885, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 149, age 44 years."

Robert Isaac Barber

b. 22 August 1871, d. 1871
FatherRobert Isaac Barber b. 16 Nov 1839, d. 4 Jan 1885
MotherMatilda Ellis b. 1849, d. 1888
     Robert Isaac Barber was baptized on 22 August 1871 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, private baptism.1 He was the son of Robert Isaac Barber and Matilda Ellis.
Robert Isaac Barber died in 1871 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Jul-Sep 1871, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 144, age 0 years.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1871, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 144."

Robert J Barber

b. 1926
FatherJoseph William Barber b. 1896
MotherMargaret P Thatcher
     Robert J Barber was born in 1926 at Richmond, Surrey, England.1 He was the son of Joseph William Barber and Margaret P Thatcher.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1926, Richmond, Surrey,Vol 2a Page 881."

Robert John Barber

b. 1865, d. 5 February 1939
FatherJohn Barber b. 10 Feb 1842, d. 4 Feb 1925
MotherSusannah Victoria White b. 19 Jan 1842, d. 21 Nov 1903
     Robert John Barber was born in 1865 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White.
Robert John Barber married Elizabeth Love Morley, daughter of George Morley and Hannah Till, in 1887 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Robert John Barber was a wirer at a mineral water maker on 5 April 1891.2 He is said to have been employed at Royal Spa.3
On 5 April 1891 Robert John Barber and Elizabeth Love Morley lived at 78 Lincoln Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Robert John Barber was a mineral water bottler on 31 March 1901.
He was working at the Royal Spa with his brother Charles who was a label boy to a bottler.4
On 31 March 1901 Robert John Barber and Elizabeth Love Morley lived at The Spa, Park Hill, Queen's Park, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Robert and Elizabeth are reported to have had no children.3
On 21 November 1903 Robert John Barber and Elizabeth Love Morley lived at Royal German Spa, Park Hill, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
Robert John Barber was a foreman at the Royal German Spa on 2 April 1911.
On 2 April 1911 Robert John Barber and Elizabeth Love Morley lived at Royal German Spa, Brighton, Sussex, England, no children.6
His brother Charles also worked there as a wirer.6
On 5 February 1939 Robert John Barber lived at 109 Queens Park Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.7
Robert John Barber died on 5 February 1939 at 18 West Drive, Brighton, Sussex, England.8,7
His estate was probated on 5 April 1939 at Lewes Registry, Sussex, England, Robert Barber of 109 Queens Park Road Brighton died 5 February 1939 at 18 West Drive Brighton. Administration Lewes 5 April to Charles Barber waterworks foreman and William Barber decorator. Effects 958 pounds 19s 6d.7

Family

Elizabeth Love Morley b. 1867, d. 1939
Marriage*
Robert John Barber married Elizabeth Love Morley, daughter of George Morley and Hannah Till, in 1887 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1887, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 349."
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 807 folio 110 page 44."
  3. [S10] Information supplied by Victoria May Griffiths (St Ann's Rest Home, 9 Stanford Ave, Brighton, East Sussex, England) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco WA 6008, Australia), September 1988.
  4. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 926 folio 29 page 8."
  5. [S65] Death certificate of Susannah Victoria Barber, died 21 Nov 1903, registered 24 Nov 1903 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 130).
  6. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5110 RG78PN226 RD79 SD1 ED22 SN77."
  7. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  8. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1939, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 380."