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.

Jane Barber

b. 7 February 1674/75, d. 1687
FatherWilliam Barber b. c 1645, d. 1705
MotherDeborah Manser b. 29 Oct 1648, d. 1686
     Jane Barber was baptized on 7 February 1674/75 at St Mary's, Ticehurst, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Barber and Deborah Manser.
Jane Barber died in 1687 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England.
Jane Barber was buried on 1 August 1687 at Ticehurst, Sussex, England, "daughter of William Barber."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Jane Barber

b. circa 1786, d. 1866
FatherThomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
MotherMary Lipscomb b. 8 Dec 1756, d. 5 Dec 1841
     Jane Barber was born circa 1786 at Ightham, Kent, England.1
Jane is mentioned in her mother's will made on 17 Apr 1838 but her baptism has not been found.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Mary Lipscomb.
Jane Barber witnessed the will of Mary Lipscomb dated 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
Jane Barber was located in the 1851 census at 27 Crown Street, Brighton age 65 years (b. c1786) and born Ightham, Kent. She was an unmarried house servant in the household of William and Sarah Paris and their three children. William was born in Brighton and Sarah in Rotherfield so there appears to be no other connection to Kent. However, we do know that Jane's brother, Thomas, had moved to Brighton c1800 and died their in 1857.1
Jane Barber died in 1866 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 80 years.3

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1646 folio 507 page 24."
  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. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1866, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 167, age 80 years."

Jenny Barber

b. 25 December 1742
MotherElizabeth (?)
     Jenny Barber was baptized on 25 December 1742 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Elizabeth (?)

Citations

  1. [S84] Transcript of the Parish Register of Hadlow, Kent, England, to 1758 (KHLC: TR 1335/1).

Jessica Yvonne Barber

b. 10 May 1918, d. 24 February 2001
FatherHerbert Frederic Barber b. 9 Sep 1884, d. 20 Feb 1977
MotherHelene Beatrice Espley b. c 1885, d. b 1977
     Jessica Yvonne Barber was born on 10 May 1918 at Englewood, New Jersey, United States.1,2 She was the daughter of Herbert Frederic Barber and Helene Beatrice Espley.
Jessica Yvonne Barber married Eugene O'Neill circa 1945 at United States.
On 15 August 1952 Jessica Yvonne Barber and Eugene O'Neill lived at Maidstone Acres, East Hampton, New York, United States.3
Jessica Yvonne Barber died on 24 February 2001 at United States at age 82.2

Family

Eugene O'Neill b. c 1920
Marriage*
Jessica Yvonne Barber married Eugene O'Neill circa 1945 at United States

Citations

  1. [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."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015."
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "he National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Departing from New York, New York, 07/01/1948-12/31/1956; NAI Number: 3335533; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4169; NARA Roll Number: 181."

John Barber

b. 10 February 1842, d. 4 February 1925
FatherRobert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
MotherJane Holden b. 17 Oct 1802, d. 28 Oct 1882
     John Barber was born on 10 February 1842 at 21 Gardner St, Brighton, Sussex, England; born at 10 minutes before 6 o'clock in the morning.1 He was the son of Robert Barber and Jane Holden.
John Barber was baptized on 30 October 1842 at St Peter's Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, abode: Gardiner St.2
John was cabinetmaker/carpenter journeyman all his life. The word 'journeyman' indicates that he was a qualified tradesman but employed by someone else.
On 15 May 1865 John Barber lived at 23 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England, (his parents address.)3
John Barber married Susannah Victoria White, daughter of William White and Mary Wickens, on 15 May 1865 at The Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
They had a large family of nine children between 1865 and 1886. In 1876 and 1881 the family lived at 37 Albion St, Brighton. In 1891 they lived at 78 Lincoln St, Brighton and remained there until at least 1903 when Susannah died.4,5,6
In the 1881 census they had a visitor Jane Ladd 59 yrs (widow, chairwoman) staying with them. Jane Ladd is Susannah Victoria Barber's sister. Susanna lived with Jane and her husband William after her parents died and before she was married.4
John Barber witnessed the marriage of William Barber and Ada Morris on 9 November 1895 at Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.7
The 1901 census shows that the children Minnie aged 22 years, James aged 20 years and John aged 18 years were still living at home with them.8
Susannah's death in 1903 would have caused some disruption in the family and John appears to have re-married a few years later in about 1906. The 1911 census shows him at age 68 years living with 45 year old Lottie at 18 Dinapore St, Brighton and states that they have been married for 5 years. He was still working as a carpenter at that time.
John Barber married Lottie (?) circa 1906 at Brighton, Sussex, England.9
Although they are stated as married in the 1911 census the marriage record has not been found. It is possible that they never married.
John Barber was a general carpenter on 2 April 1911.10
On 2 April 1911 John Barber and Lottie (?) lived at 18 Dinapore St, Brighton, Sussex, England.10
John Barber died on 4 February 1925 at 18 Dinapore St, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 82. He died of senile decay and myocardial degeneration.11

Family 1

Susannah Victoria White b. 19 Jan 1842, d. 21 Nov 1903
Marriage*
John Barber married Susannah Victoria White, daughter of William White and Mary Wickens, on 15 May 1865 at The Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Family 2

Lottie (?) b. c 1866
Marriage*
John Barber married Lottie (?) circa 1906 at Brighton, Sussex, England.9 

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 [John] 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. [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).
  4. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1082 folio 34 page 7."
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 807 folio 110 page 44."
  6. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Alice Barber, 21 Aug 1876."
  7. [S51] Marriage certificate of William Barber and Ada Morris, married 9 Nov 1895 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 508).
  8. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 924 folio 70 page 28."
  9. [S73] 1911 Census for England.
  10. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5099 RG78PN226 RD79 SD1 ED11 SN364."
  11. [S80] Death certificate of John Barber, died 4 Feb 1925, registered 5 Feb 1925 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 303).

John Barber

b. 18 May 1883, d. 1946
FatherJohn Barber b. 10 Feb 1842, d. 4 Feb 1925
MotherSusannah Victoria White b. 19 Jan 1842, d. 21 Nov 1903
     John Barber was born on 18 May 1883 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White.
John Barber was a labourer in a small arms factory on 31 March 1901.2
On 2 April 1911 John Barber lived at Royal German Spa, Brighton, Sussex, England, single, living with his brother Robert John Barber and wife.3
John Barber was a labourer at a motor works on 2 April 1911.3
John Barber married Alice Teague, daughter of Charles Henry Teague and Ellen Bassett, in 1918 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4
John Barber was a labourer, Works Dept, Brighton Corporation on 29 September 1939.1
On 29 September 1939 John Barber and Alice Teague lived at 17 Glynde Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
John's grandson, John Barber, writes:
Alice was in service with a lady of private means in Hove before marrying John. Alice’s father Charles Henry Teague was an asthmatic, and came to Brighton for ‘the air’, bringing his children with him. The Teagues hail from the village of Creed in Cornwall, between Grampound and Tregony, and generations are buried in the churchyard and surrounding settlements. Alice’s mother was a Bassett, and fortunately there is a one-name study of the Basset side which has traced the family back several centuries.
After their marriage, John and Alice moved to St Luke’s Road in the Queen’s Park area of Brighton, and later to 14 Glynde Road. John Barber had a variety of jobs during his lifetime. He was by all accounts a very loveable man and a committed Christian (he was a Sunday-school teacher), but found it difficult to hold on to money and therefore never accumulated much by way of savings. Although John was married at the old parish church of St Nicholas, at some point he became a member of the religious sect that was known as the Oxford Movement. Brighton at this time was a noted centre of high church worship, and there were several Oxford Movement churches in the town, the most dramatic of which was (and is) St Bartholomew’s. John had a variety of jobs – the only ones known are crane driver at Newhaven harbour (presumably in WW1), transport worker and cloakroom attendant.5

John Barber died in 1946 at Brighton General Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England. He died of cancer age 63 yrs.6
Alice continued to live at Glynde Rd for many years after her husband died, and in 1964 her son Fred found her a flat at 8 Johnson Bank, Wellington Road, Brighton. She lived here until her death from heart failure in 1973.

Family

Alice Teague b. 7 Jan 1887, d. 1974
Marriage*
John Barber married Alice Teague, daughter of Charles Henry Teague and Ellen Bassett, in 1918 at Brighton, Sussex, England.4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2457F/027/41."
  2. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 924 folio 70 page 28."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5110 RG78PN226 RD79 SD1 ED22 SN77."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1918, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 590."
  5. [S257] E-mails from John Barber (e-mail address) to Geoffrey Barber, Feb 2012.
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1946, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 313."

John Barber

b. 13 April 1651
FatherJohn Barber alias Nynne b. 13 Feb 1602, d. 1667
MotherMary (?) d. 1662
     John Barber was baptized on 13 April 1651 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Mother's name not given.1 He was the son of John Barber alias Nynne and Mary (?)
Certificate of Conviction DYK/1047 - 10 Mar 1677 (East Sussex Record Office): Records that Isaac Ford of Frant, labourer, came before William Dyke, Justice of the Peace, and declared that on 19 Feb 1677 John Barber hunted does in Eridge Park, belonging to George, [12th] Baron Abergavenny. John Barber confessed. William Dyke sent a warrant to the Constable of Rotherfield hundred to levy £20 from his goods, which were insufficient for distress. John Barber was committed to the House of Correction for 6 months hard labour.
This could be:
John Barber bap. 1651 Rotherfield, son of John and Mary (would have been age 26).
John Barber bap. 1652 Ticehurst, son of Thomas and Joan (would have been age 25).
John Barber bap. 1663 Ticehurst (would have been age 14).
Given that it occurred in Frant I feel that it is more likely to be John son of John and Mary who we know lived in Frant.
John Barber married Mary Fry on 22 April 1695 at Withyham, Sussex, England.2
On 25 May 1696, a John Barber was a juror in a coroners inquest in Frant. Not sure if this is the same John Barber though - needs more investigation.3
This marriage and children is speculation. Baptisms for Withyham only start at 1700 but there are no Barbers. I am not sure I have the right John Barber either. It could be the John Barber bap. 30 May 1663 at Ticehurst, son of William Barber, or the John Barber bap. 14 Nov 1652 at Ticehurst, son of Thomas Barber (who was buried in Rotherfield 1663). More research required.

Family

Mary Fry d. 1701
Marriage*
John Barber married Mary Fry on 22 April 1695 at Withyham, Sussex, England.2 
Children

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.
  3. [S284] R F Hunnisett, "Sussex Coroners' Inquests 1688-1838", Sussex Record Society, First Edition (2005) "Case No 445."

John Barber

b. 9 April 1714
FatherWilliam Barber b. 27 Feb 1680/81, d. 1738
MotherElizabeth Wesson b. 1 Apr 1683, d. 20 Feb 1748
     John Barber was baptized on 9 April 1714 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,.