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  • Name Elizabeth BARNFATHER  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 12 Jul 1753  Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I197  Family Connections
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2012 

    Father William BARNFATHER,   b. 1718,   d. 1790  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth DENNIS,   b. Bef 03 Sep 1724, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 21 Oct 1745  St. Margarets, Deanery of Calcewaith & Candleshoe, Well, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walls JEFFERY,   b. 1755, Winceby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 05 Jun 1777  Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William JEFFERY,   b. Bef 26 Feb 1778, Hagnaby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Benjamin JEFFERY,   b. Bef 19 Mar 1780, Welton le Marsh, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Thomas JEFFERY,   b. Bef 09 Jul 1781, St. Martins, Welton le Marsh, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Bef 18 Mar 1866, Hagworthington, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 84 years)  [Natural]
     4. Eleanor JEFFERY,   b. Bef 20 Apr 1785, Winceby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Sarah JEFFERY,   b. Bef 17 Nov 1786, Winceby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Walls JEFFERY,   b. Bef 05 Oct 1789, Winceby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      From: KPERK147@aol.com

      To: dtivel@charter.net

      Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 1:06 AM

      Subject: Re: Research 6th Sept 2002

      Hello Dennis,

      Pleased the certificates arrived ok. With regard to the Banns of Marriage between William JACKSON and Mary GRIME - unfortunately these do not give the parents of either party.

      In answer to your query - yes, all the places mentioned in my emails are in Lincolnshire with the exception of Elizabeth JEFFERY (nee BROWN) who was born in Goole/Hull, Yorkshire.

      As for being consistent in your family tree programme - I usually stick to one spelling and make notes to indicate the spelling found in each document plus have a hard copy of the parish register entry to back it up. My computer programme, Family Tree Maker, will not make "kinship" reports if there are different spellings throughout the same family. The programme I have is quite old so they may have improved the facilities over the years.

      Back to my findings of yesterday.

      I loved the surname BARNFATHER and couldn't resist looking at this further. I searched the Hagworthingham baptisms and found an Elizabeth BARNFATHER baptised on 12 July 1753, d/o William and Elizabeth BARNFATHER. I took a copy.

      Looking further I noted the following children of Wm. & Elizabeth BARNFATHER baptised in Hagworthingham :

      William bap: 11 Sep 1746

      John bap: 23 Jun 1748

      Mary bap: 26 Jul 1750

      Elizabeth bap: 12 Jul 1753

      Ann bap: 26 Aug 1756

      Sarah bap: 05 Dec 1758

      Frances bap: 02 Sep 1762 (female)

      I had a quick look at the IGI to see if they had any more - the only inconsistency I could find was that they had an Elizabeth BARNFATHER baptised on 26 Aug 1756 and not Ann as I had found. I went back to the parish register baptisms and confirm that it was indeed Ann baptised on this date. The only explanation I can presume is that the transcriber got it wrong or that they gleaned their information from a BT (Bishop's Transcript) hence the vicar/curate of the day put Ann in his register and Elizabeth in the BT!!!!

      Further on this lineage, I looked for a marriage between a William BARNFATHER and Elizabeth ? - couldn't find one in Hagworthingham pre 1746. I looked at the marriage index and again couldn't find one in the Bolingbroke Deanery of which Hagworthingham is part. I looked in the neighbouring Deanery of Calcewaith & Candleshoe marriage index (part of which includes Burgh le Marsh and Orby) and found a William BARNFATHER marrying an Elizabeth DENNIS in 1745 in Well, Lincolnshire. These indices only give the year. I looked at the Well marriage register and found them marrying on the 21st Oct 1745. I took a copy.

      Thinking that Elizabeth DENNIS would be born circa 1725 I looked at the Well baptisms but could not find her there. I also looked at the Hagworthingham baptisms and found Elizabeth, daughter of William DINNIS (sic) baptised on 03 Sept 1724. I took a copy.

      Further research into this family gave me that Elizabeth was the daughter of a William and Elizabeth DENNIS (DINNIS). Some of the entries gave the indication that the mother's maiden name was ELSEY. The children baptised to this couple in Hagworthingham were:

      Elizabeth bap: 03 Sep 1724

      William bap: 11 Aug 1726

      Mary bap: 05 Dec 1728

      Ann bap: 20 Oct 1733

      I looked at the marriage index for Bolingbroke and Calcewaith & Candleshoe Deaneries but no marriage between a William DENNIS and Elizabeth ELSEY. I looked further at another neighbouring Deanery to Bolingbroke and noted in the Horncastle Deanery that a William DENNIS married an Elizabeth ELSEY in 1723 in Low Toynton.

      Turning the Low Toynton parish register marriages, I looked for this marriage. This page of the register was so badly damaged that it was unreadable. I looked at the IGI and found that they were married on the 11 June 1723 Low Toynton. No documental evidence to offer you on this unfortunately. The IGI must have gleaned this information from the Bishop's Transcripts or someone with better eyesight than me managed to read the parish register.

      I looked at the Will index and noted two Wills with the surname BARNFATHER in Hagworthingham. I ordered these two and gleaned the following information from them.

      Dated - 06 Aug 1806 : Susanna BARNFATHER, widow, of Hagworthingham. The Will mentions a daughter, Elizabeth OLDRED, who was left a cottage and abutting premises to the Blacksmith's shop. Granddaughters: Mary HOULDEN, Hariot OLDRED and Mary RYLOT. Sons: Henry OLDRED and John OLDRED of Boston. Witnesses: William BAILEY, William DAUBNEY and Thomas CROW. The Will was proved on 02 Apr 1808 and the estate came to under ?200.

      Dated - 19 Apr 1790 : Elizabeth BARNFATHER, widow, of Hagworthingham. The Will mentions daughters, Frances BARNFATHER and Sarah BARNFATHER. Granddaughter, Ann HEALEY (under 21 years of age in 1790). Witnesses: William WHITEAKER (?), Elizabeth CROW and Thomas CROW. The Will was proved on the 28 Mar 1801 and the estate came to under ?100.

      I do not know where Susanna came into the picture, but Elizabeth BARNFATHER must be the widow of William BARNFATHER. It is plain that this is her as she mentions daughters, Sarah and Frances. Daughter, Elizabeth JEFFERY (nee BARNFATHER) is not mentioned in the Will though. What a shame. I suspect that as Elizabeth's (the mother) other daughters were married, she left her estate to her two unmarried daughters. Sarah would have been 32 and Frances 28 in 1790. If you require a copy of this Will, I would have to make an application on your behalf. The Archives do not let you photocopy these Wills as they are very fragile and most are bound tightly in volumes.

      I love finding Wills which confirm the relationships - they give further hard evidence.

      Unfortunately I couldn't go any further on the Elizabeth JEFFERY (nee BROWN) lineage as the Library did not have any census material outside Lincolnshire. Elizabeth BROWN was born, according to the 1851 and 1861 census, circa 1827 Goole/Hull, Yorkshire. The 1841 census may have given us her parents. The 1881 census gave us that she was 51 hence giving us a birthyear of circa 1830 which would have confirmed that she was a "minor" as given on her marriage certificate. The earlier census' give her birthyear of circa 1828! Which is correct, I wonder? I strongly suspect that the 1830 is correct as we have the marriage certificate to corroborate this.

      Whilst at the Library, I took another look at the 1851 census for Martin & Mary ATKIN which confirmed to us that Martin's wife's name was Mary. I took a copy of this census in Halton Lane, Spilsby so you have documented evidence of this family. Also looked Martin out in the 1871 census living in Back Lane, Spilsby, widower, age 69, living with daughter, Mary (39 unmarried) and son, George (21 unmarried). Mary (the daughter) was not on the 1851 census living with her parents, she would have been 19 then and probably "in service" (i.e. working away from home in another household, probably as a servant).

      The 1861 census gave Martin ATKIN aged 59, widower, ag lab, born West Keal with Jonathan (21); Mary (29); Jacob (14); George (11) and Joseph (9) - all children born Spilsby. I took a copy for your files.

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for William Barnfather

    2. [S21] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for William Jeffery

    3. [S21] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Walls Jeffery