Josephina da Costa

Last Edited: 19 Nov 2015

Family:

Wilson Chaplin b. c 1924

Sarah Hollans

Last Edited: 28 May 2016

Family:

William Webb b. 25 Sep 1726

Children:

Elizabeth Webb b. 4 Jun 1756
William Webb b. 12 Mar 1758
Sarah Webb b. 6 Sep 1761

Abraham Luck

Last Edited: 1 Nov 2014

Family:

Ann Webb b. 19 Mar 1730

Thomas Warnett

Last Edited: 1 Nov 2014

Family:

Mary Webb b. 4 Jul 1736

Elizabeth Ann Corbett

b. 11 December 1791, d. 1837

Parents:

Father: Richard Corbett
Mother: Henrietta Gillbee b. c 1770
Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Family:

James Larking b. 4 Nov 1781

Child:

Richard James Larking b. 6 Apr 1818, d. 2 Mar 1901

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J3GH-1V9 : accessed 02 Nov 2014), Richard Corbet in entry for Elizabeth Ann, 11 Dec 1791; citing Bromley, Kent, England, reference 2:QQND76; FHL microfilm 1042453."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1837, Malling, Vol 5 Page 255."

James Larking

b. 4 November 1781
Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Family:

Elizabeth Ann Corbett b. 11 Dec 1791, d. 1837

Child:

Richard James Larking b. 6 Apr 1818, d. 2 Mar 1901

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKC6-6JW : accessed 02 Nov 2014), James Larking, 04 Nov 1781; citing Hadlow, Kent, England, reference item 2; FHL microfilm 992517."

Richard James Larking

b. 6 April 1818, d. 2 March 1901

Parents:

Father: James Larking b. 4 Nov 1781
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Corbett b. 11 Dec 1791, d. 1837
Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, St Nicholas, Plumstead, Register of baptisms, Jan 1813-Jan 1848, P97/NIC/019."
  2. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Richard Corbett

b. 19 October 1806

Parents:

Father: Richard Corbett
Mother: Henrietta Gillbee b. c 1770
Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NRNT-Z95 : accessed 02 Nov 2014), Richard Corbett, 19 Oct 1806; citing Bromley, Kent, England, reference item 5; FHL microfilm 1042453."

Louisa Corbett

b. 16 November 1801

Parents:

Father: Richard Corbett
Mother: Henrietta Gillbee b. c 1770
Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ND48-9FQ : accessed 02 Nov 2014), Richard Corbett in entry for Louisa, 16 Nov 1801; citing Bromley, Kent, England, reference 2:QQP9SS; FHL microfilm 1042453."

Sarah Corbett

b. 3 March 1799

Parents:

Father: Richard Corbett
Mother: Henrietta Gillbee b. c 1770
Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ND4D-8YD : accessed 02 Nov 2014), Richard Corbett in entry for Sarah Corbett, 03 Mar 1799; citing Bromley, Kent, England, reference item 5; FHL microfilm 1042453."

Mary Corbett

b. 25 December 1793

Parents:

Father: Richard Corbett
Mother: Henrietta Gillbee b. c 1770
Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ND4D-H2J : accessed 02 Nov 2014), Richard Corbet in entry for Mary Corbet, 25 Dec 1793; citing Bromley, Kent, England, reference item 5; FHL microfilm 1042453."

Herbert Wells Barber

b. 20 April 1847, d. 16 November 1915
Herbert Wells Barber (1847-1915). (Photo courtesy of his descendant Tyler S. Barber, 2014).

Parents:

Father: Hesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
Mother: Mary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Last Edited: 25 Mar 2020
  • Birth*: 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.
  • Baptism: Herbert Wells Barber was baptized on 30 July 1848 at St Luke, Finsbury, Middlesex, England, abode: Friendly Place.1
  • Anecdote: On his baptism he is given the christian names "Herbert Wells" and the christian names of his father and mother are given as "Hesketh Wells" and "Mary Esther", but the surname is given as Barber. His father's occupation is gent.
  • Residence*: On 30 March 1851 Herbert Wells Barber lived at 15 Friendly Place, Deptford, Kent, England, with his mother, siblings and grandmother.2
  • Anecdote: On 26 Feb 1858, Herbert's mother Mary died of pneumonia. According to the family story, at the age of 12 years, Herbert had to leave school and worked at Lloyd's to support his grandmother and siblings.
  • Residence: On 7 April 1861 Herbert Wells Barber lived at 44 Douglas Street, Deptford, Kent, England, living with his grandmother and siblings.3
  • Occupation*: Herbert Wells Barber was a ship broker's clerk on 7 April 1861.3
  • 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
  • Occupation: Herbert Wells Barber was a ship broker on 2 April 1871.5
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1871 Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite lived at 17 Warrington Street, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.5
  • Anecdote*: The family appears to have lived in New Jersey, USA from about 1880.
  • Anecdote: The Barber Steamship Line was founded in 1883 according to a centenary plate issued in 1983.
  • (Witness) Baptism: 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
  • Anecdote: In 1892 Herbert became a naturalized US citizen.
  • Psgr List*: 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
  • Residence: In 1910 Herbert Wells Barber and Sarah Postlethwaite lived at Englewood Ward 1, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.8
  • Death*: Herbert Wells Barber died on 16 November 1915 at Manhattan, New York, United States, at age 68.9
  • Burial*: Herbert Wells Barber was buried on 2 October 1916 at Barber mausoleum, Brookside Cemetery East, Lot 177 & 178 South Addition, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.
  • Probate: 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
  • Anecdote*: 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.
  • Anecdote: 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".
  • Anecdote: 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.
  • Anecdote*: 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

Children:

Esther Jane Barber b. 19 Aug 1869, d. 26 Sep 1875
Herbert Postlethwaite Barber b. 25 Jun 1871, d. 26 Dec 1874
Margaret Alice Barber+ b. 19 Mar 1873, d. 17 Sep 1965
Constance Mary Barber+ b. 3 Mar 1875, d. 13 Jul 1946
Mabel Barber+ b. 10 May 1877, d. 24 Oct 1964
Walter Barber b. 1878, d. 25 Sep 1880
Sarah Postlethwaite Barber+ b. 8 Oct 1880, d. 16 Apr 1976
Annie Theodora Barber b. 13 Jan 1882, d. 18 Jan 1962
St George Barber b. 23 Apr 1883, d. Aug 1922
Harold James Barber b. 1884, d. Aug 1884
stillborn Barber b. 1886, d. 1886
Robert Barber b. 23 Mar 1887, d. 7 Feb 1917
Philip Postlethwaite Barber+ b. 8 Mar 1888, d. 19 Oct 1963
Arthur Barber+ b. 26 Jun 1889, d. 9 Dec 1970
Beatrice Barber b. 14 Dec 1890
Edith Sterling Barber+ b. 26 Jan 1892, d. 20 Dec 1955
Elizabeth Wright Barber+ b. 3 Mar 1894, d. 1987
stillborn Barber b. 1 Sep 1896, d. 1 Sep 1896

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), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Sarah Postlethwaite

b. 1 April 1849, d. 6 August 1917
Sarah Barber (nee Postlethwiate). (Photo courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)

Parents:

Father: John Postlethwaite b. 1815, d. 31 Mar 1856
Mother: Jane Wright b. 27 Aug 1810, d. 1894
Last Edited: 11 Oct 2020

Family:

Herbert Wells Barber b. 20 Apr 1847, d. 16 Nov 1915

Children:

Esther Jane Barber b. 19 Aug 1869, d. 26 Sep 1875
Herbert Postlethwaite Barber b. 25 Jun 1871, d. 26 Dec 1874
Margaret Alice Barber+ b. 19 Mar 1873, d. 17 Sep 1965
Constance Mary Barber+ b. 3 Mar 1875, d. 13 Jul 1946
Mabel Barber+ b. 10 May 1877, d. 24 Oct 1964
Walter Barber b. 1878, d. 25 Sep 1880
Sarah Postlethwaite Barber+ b. 8 Oct 1880, d. 16 Apr 1976
Annie Theodora Barber b. 13 Jan 1882, d. 18 Jan 1962
St George Barber b. 23 Apr 1883, d. Aug 1922
Harold James Barber b. 1884, d. Aug 1884
stillborn Barber b. 1886, d. 1886
Robert Barber b. 23 Mar 1887, d. 7 Feb 1917
Philip Postlethwaite Barber+ b. 8 Mar 1888, d. 19 Oct 1963
Arthur Barber+ b. 26 Jun 1889, d. 9 Dec 1970
Beatrice Barber b. 14 Dec 1890
Edith Sterling Barber+ b. 26 Jan 1892, d. 20 Dec 1955
Elizabeth Wright Barber+ b. 3 Mar 1894, d. 1987
stillborn Barber b. 1 Sep 1896, d. 1 Sep 1896

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1849, Ulverston, Vol 25 Page 239."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
    Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1868, Wirral, Cheshire, Vol 8a Page 577."
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 3750; Folio: 66; Page: 9;."
  5. [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."
  6. [S501] 1910 Census for USA.

Mary Barber

b. circa 1846

Parents:

Father: Hesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
Mother: Mary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Last Edited: 18 Oct 2017

Citations

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

Alice Wells Barber

b. circa 1849, d. 2 February 1898

Parents:

Father: Hesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
Mother: Mary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Last Edited: 18 Mar 2018
  • Birth*: Alice Wells Barber was born circa 1849 at Deptford, Kent, England.1
  • She was the daughter of Hesketh Davis Wells and Mary Esther Barber.
  • Residence*: On 7 April 1861 Alice Wells Barber lived at 44 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England.2
  • Residence: On 2 April 1871 Alice Wells Barber lived at 72 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England, no occupation.3
  • Marriage*: Alice Wells Barber married Edwin Clements Major in 1872 at Greenwich, Kent, England.4
  • Married Name: As of 1872, her married name was Major.
  • Anecdote: Sometime after 1874 Alice and Edward moved to Liverpool and separated. Alice had to rely on her family and taking in sewing to make a living. She called herself Mrs Clements, perhaps to differentiate herself from the second Mrs Major who called herself Margaret Clements Major according to her husband's will. (source: Hilary Darque, email 14 Oct 2017.)
  • Residence: On 3 April 1881 Alice Wells Barber lived at 13 Caerwys Grove, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, married, visiting her sister Ellen and husband George.5
  • Residence: On 5 April 1891 Alice Wells Barber lived at 102 Rodney Street, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, a widow and boarding at this address.6
  • Occupation*: Alice Wells Barber was a needlewoman on 5 April 1891.6
  • Death*: Alice Wells Barber died on 2 February 1898 at Crosby Lighthouse, Hightown, Lancashire, England.
  • Burial*: Alice Wells Barber was buried on 8 February 1898 at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Lancashire, England, (inquest held 7 Feb 1898). She was buried in the same grave (1/569) as the lighthouse keeper and his wife.7
  • Anecdote*: Hilary Darque wrote in an email 13 Oct 2017 that:
    Alice was deserted by her husband, died tragically in a fire at Crosby lighthouse and was buried in a public grave. I have several newspaper accounts of the tragedy.
    Crosby lighthouse was near Hightown on the northern edge of Liverpool Bay (Liverpool). The lighthouse was abandoned after a disastrous fire in 1898. It is described thus:
    "A fierce north westerly gale on 2nd February 1898 blew in the windows of the lantern room causing the five strong mirror lamps to explode with the burning oil setting fire to the wooden lantern room and floor. The burning dripping oil set fire to each floor in succession. Despite the close proximity to the sea, no water, except the domestic supply, was available to extinguish the fire and within 15 minutes the lighthouse resembled a blast furnace. The lighthouse was totally destroyed and three people lost their lives."
    and
    "It was Robert Buckley..... together with his wife; a lady visitor and a dog, that perished in the Crosby lighthouse fire of 1898."
    Alice was the lady visitor. (Source: http://www.mycetes.co.uk/a/page31.html)
    The story was widely reported in newspapers, the most graphic of which appeared in the The Police Illustrated News.

Family:

Edwin Clements Major b. c 1851, d. 6 Jun 1885

Child:

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1584; Folio: 247; Page: 40;."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30."
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10; Piece: 743; Page: 24;."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1872, Greenwich, Vol 1d Page 899."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 3584; Folio: 109; Page: 29;."
  6. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 2887; Folio: 16; Page: 25;."
  7. [S694] Website "Toxteth Park Cemetery" (http://www.toxtethparkcemetery.co.uk/dbase/toxsearch.htm) "Grave 1/569."

Walter Barber

b. circa 1852, d. 27 October 1886
Photograph labelled "Uncle Walter". (Courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)

Parents:

Father: Hesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
Mother: Mary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Last Edited: 18 Mar 2018
  • Birth*: Walter Barber was born circa 1852 at Deptford, Kent, England.1
  • He was the son of Hesketh Davis Wells and Mary Esther Barber.
  • Residence: On 7 April 1861 Walter Barber lived at 44 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England.2
  • Occupation*: Walter Barber was an underwriter's clerk on 2 April 1871.3
  • Residence*: On 2 April 1871 Walter Barber lived at 72 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England, a lodger.3
  • Marriage*: Walter Barber married Marian Fleming, daughter of John Fleming and Catherine Buck, in 1875 at Greenwich, Kent, England.4
  • Anecdote: Walter and Marian Barber are buried in the same grave at Brockley cemetery. Also in this grave is a Herbert Horton Barber who died 1874 and who may be a son of Walter and Marian, born before they married. So far, no baptism for him has been found, suggesting perhaps a stillborn child (whose births were not registered until 1926). There is also a John Fleming buried in the grave in 1892 age 59 years, probably Marian's father. (Source: http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/ladyw558.htm.)
  • Occupation: Walter Barber was a commercial clerk shipping on 3 April 1881.5
  • Residence: On 3 April 1881 Walter Barber and Marian Fleming lived at 4 Endwell Road, Deptford, Kent, England.5
  • Anecdote: Walter Barber worked in shipping as a clerk but remained in south east London all his life. His son Herbert Frederick Barber emigrated to the States (perhaps he joined the Barber shipping line).
  • Death*: Walter Barber died on 27 October 1886 at 4 Endwell Road, Brockley, Kent, England.6
  • Burial: Walter Barber was buried on 2 November 1886 at Ladywell & Brockley Cemetery, Lewisham, Kent, England, Plot B 70, unconsecrated.
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 27 November 1886 at Kent, England.7
  • Anecdote*: The probate record reads: The will of Walter Barber late of 4 Endwell Road, Brockley in the County of Kent, Accountant, who died 27 October 1886 at 4 Endwell Road was proved at the Principal Registry by Marian Barber of 4 Endwell Road, widow, the relict, the sole Executrix. Personal Estate £85.2s.6d.

Family:

Marian Fleming b. c 1856, d. 22 Jun 1933

Children:

John Walter Barber+ b. 1881, d. 23 Oct 1956
Herbert Frederic Barber+ b. 9 Sep 1884, d. 20 Feb 1977

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30;."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30."
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10; Piece: 743; Page: 24;."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1875, Greenwich, Vol 1d Page 1088."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11; Piece: 716; Folio: 101; Page: 4."
  6. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  7. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/) Personal Estate: 85 pounds 2s 6d.

James Wells Barber

b. 1854, d. 18 February 1928
James wells Barber (1854-1928). (Photo courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)

Parents:

Father: Hesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
Mother: Mary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Last Edited: 25 Mar 2020
  • Birth*: 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.
  • Residence*: On 7 April 1861 James Wells Barber lived at 44 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England.3
  • Occupation*: James Wells Barber was an underwriter's clerk on 2 April 1871.4
  • Residence: On 2 April 1871 James Wells Barber lived at 72 Douglas St, Deptford, Kent, England, a lodger.4
  • Marriage*: James Wells Barber married Catherine Gandy on 7 May 1882 at St Peters Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.2
  • Anecdote: James and Catherine are said to have had seven children.
  • Anecdote: 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.)
  • Immigration*: 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
  • (Witness) Baptism: 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
  • Anecdote*: 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.
  • Death*: James Wells Barber died on 18 February 1928 at Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina, United States.
  • Burial: James Wells Barber was buried at James Barber mausoleum, Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, New Jersey, United States.
  • Probate*: His estate was probated on 25 June 1928 at London, England, Effects £526.9s.7
  • Anecdote: 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. 1945

Children:

Edward John Barber+ b. 9 Mar 1887, d. 13 Jun 1953
Marion E Barber b. 6 Apr 1888, d. 23 Jan 1919
Gertrude Barber b. 6 Nov 1889, d. 20 May 1982
Ada Lillian Barber+ b. 1 Dec 1890, d. 5 Apr 1966
Louise E Barber+ b. 29 Sep 1892, d. 7 Feb 1990
Florence W Barber+ b. 4 Dec 1893, d. 4 Nov 1950
Dorothy Barber+ b. 7 Jul 1900, d. May 1976

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), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Ellen Barber

b. 1855, d. 31 March 1929
Aunt Ellen Barber-Burrow. (Photo courtesy of Tyler S. Barber, 2014)

Parents:

Father: Hesketh Davis Wells b. 6 Aug 1806, d. 22 May 1873
Mother: Mary Esther Barber b. 15 Apr 1821, d. 26 Feb 1858
Last Edited: 22 Oct 2017

Family:

George Burrow b. 1857, d. 15 Aug 1927

Children:

George J Burrow b. c 1882
Mabel Jane Burrow b. c 1883
Walter Isaac Burrow b. 17 Jun 1884, d. 1969
William Herbert Burrow b. c 1886
John Burrow b. c 1888
Reginald Burrow b. 1890
Constance Burrow b. c 1893

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 395; Folio: 139; Page: 30;."
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 3750; Folio: 66; Page: 9;."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1880, Birkenhead, Vol 8a Page 644."
  4. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 3584; Folio: 109; Page: 29;."
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 2885; Folio: 124; Page: 13;."
  6. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 3395; Folio: 157; Page: 8."
  7. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 22009."
  8. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

John Knight

Last Edited: 10 Jan 2016
  • Anecdote*: There appear to have been two families of John and Mary Knights in Wivelsfield having children from 1795 to at least 1810:
    1. John Knight (of Wivelsfield) married Mary Wheeler 30 Nov 1793 at Hollington, Sussex by licence.
    2. John Knight married Mary Whitbourn 5 Dec 1791 at Wivelsfield, Sussex (both of this parish).1
  • Marriage*: John Knight married Mary (?) circa 1792 at Sussex, England.1

Family:

Mary (?)

Child:

Frederick Knight+ b. 25 Mar 1795, d. 20 Dec 1862

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mary (?)

Last Edited: 10 Jan 2016
  • Anecdote*: There appear to have been two families of John and Mary Knights in Wivelsfield having children from 1795 to at least 1810:
    1. John Knight (of Wivelsfield) married Mary Wheeler 30 Nov 1793 at Hollington, Sussex by licence.
    2. John Knight married Mary Whitbourn 5 Dec 1791 at Wivelsfield, Sussex (both of this parish).1
  • Marriage*: Mary (?) married John Knight circa 1792 at Sussex, England.1
  • Married Name: As of circa 1792, her married name was Knight.

Family:

John Knight

Child:

Frederick Knight+ b. 25 Mar 1795, d. 20 Dec 1862

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Francis Hollands

b. circa 1720
Last Edited: 26 Apr 2019

Family:

Anne Ticehurst b. 8 Apr 1722

Child:

Sarah Hollands+ b. 14 Oct 1744, d. 1794

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Anne Ticehurst

b. 8 April 1722

Parents:

Father: Thomas Ticehurst b. c 1700, d. 1750
Mother: Ann Smith b. 16 Jan 1697/98, d. 1730
Last Edited: 18 Feb 2015

Family:

Francis Hollands b. c 1720

Child:

Sarah Hollands+ b. 14 Oct 1744, d. 1794

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project, "Bishop's Transcripts. Surname spelt TITUS."
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Ticehurst

b. circa 1700, d. 1750

Parents:

Father: Thomas Ticehurst b. c 1660
Mother: Hannah Gates b. c 1660
Last Edited: 26 Apr 2019

Family 1:

Ann Smith b. 16 Jan 1697/98, d. 1730

Children:

Anne Ticehurst+ b. 8 Apr 1722
Thomas Ticehurst b. 16 Mar 1728/29

Family 2:

Mary George b. c 1710, d. 1736

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project, ""labourer.""

Ann Smith

b. 16 January 1697/98, d. 1730

Parents:

Father: Richard Smith b. c 1665
Mother: Anne Foster b. c 1665
Last Edited: 18 Feb 2015

Family:

Thomas Ticehurst b. c 1700, d. 1750

Children:

Anne Ticehurst+ b. 8 Apr 1722
Thomas Ticehurst b. 16 Mar 1728/29

Citations

  1. [S23] Online Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Online Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.uk/, ongoing project, ""wife of Thomas.""

Thomas Ticehurst

b. 16 March 1728/29

Parents:

Father: Thomas Ticehurst b. c 1700, d. 1750
Mother: Ann Smith b. 16 Jan 1697/98, d. 1730
Last Edited: 4 Nov 2014

Citations

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

Thomas Ticehurst

b. circa 1660
Last Edited: 26 Apr 2019

Family:

Hannah Gates b. c 1660

Children:

Ann Ticehurst b. 1 Aug 1686
Mary Ticehurst b. 22 Dec 1689
Thomas Ticehurst+ b. c 1700, d. 1750

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Hannah Gates

b. circa 1660
Last Edited: 26 Apr 2019
  • Birth*: Hannah Gates was born circa 1660 at Sussex, England.
  • Marriage*: Hannah Gates married Thomas Ticehurst on 6 May 1684 at Bishopstone, Sussex, England, surname spelt TYSUST in parish register and TYSEHURST in Bishop's Transcripts.1
  • Married Name: As of 6 May 1684, her married name was Ticehurst.

Family:

Thomas Ticehurst b. c 1660

Children:

Ann Ticehurst b. 1 Aug 1686
Mary Ticehurst b. 22 Dec 1689
Thomas Ticehurst+ b. c 1700, d. 1750

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Ann Ticehurst

b. 1 August 1686

Parents:

Father: Thomas Ticehurst b. c 1660
Mother: Hannah Gates b. c 1660
Last Edited: 4 Nov 2014

Citations

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