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William BARNFATHER

Male 1718 - 1790  (72 years)


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  • Name William BARNFATHER  [1
    Born 1718  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1790  [1
    Person ID I203  Family Connections
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2012 

    Father Thomas BARNFATHER,   b. 03 Mar 1682, Stanhope, Durham, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1762  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary,   b. 1686,   d. 29 Mar 1723, Stanhope, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 21 Oct 1745  St. Margarets, Deanery of Calcewaith & Candleshoe, Well, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William BARNFATHER,   b. Bef 11 Sep 1746, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. John BARNFATHER,   b. Bef 23 Jun 1748, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Mary BARNFATHER,   b. Bef 26 Jul 1750, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Elizabeth BARNFATHER,   b. Bef 12 Jul 1753, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Ann BARNFATHER,   b. Abt 1756, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Sarah BARNFATHER,   b. Bef 05 Dec 1758, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     7. Frances BARNFATHER,   b. Bef 02 Sep 1762, Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     8. Ann HEALEY,   b. Abt 1780  [Natural]
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      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.

  • 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