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BARNFATHER WILLS & MISCELLANEA

WHO LEFT WHAT TO WHOM?

INDEX TO BARNFATHER WILLS
Abstracts to the following BARNFATHER wills, administrations and inventories may be viewed by
clicking on the Barnfather Archives link to the right.

ENGLAND

CUMBERLAND
Alice, Carlisle, 1894; Ann, Carlisle, 1914; Annie Skelton, Lanercost, 1921; Anthony, Lanercost, 1719;
Anthony, Brampton, 1747; Clement, Carlisle, 1640; David, Lanercost, 1681; David, Walton, 1733; David, Lanercost, 1789;
David, Lanercost, 1827; David, Lanercost, 1871; David, Nether Denton, 1915; Elizabeth, Crossek, 1732;
Elizabeth, Lanercost,1808; Elizabeth, Carlisle, 1895; Elizabeth, Carlisle, 1912; Elizabeth, Carlisle, 1925;
George, Irthington, 1599; George, Walton, 1613; George, Lanercost, 1704; George, Nether Denton, 1748;
George, Nether Denton, 1824; Gilbert, Kirkoswald, 1653; Harriet, Carlisle, 1927; James, Lanercost, 1752
James, Lanercost, 1756; James, Irthington, 1796; James, Carlisle, 1859; James, Castle Carrock, 1885
Jane, Lanercost, 1688; John, Walton, 1622; John, Walton, 1690; John, of HM Ship Suffolk, late of Thomas Close, Hutton, 1709;
John, Addingham, 1720; John, Addingham, 1756; John, Carlisle, 1811; John, Carlisle, 1865; John, Nether Denton, 1868;
John, Castle Carrock, 1888; John, Longtown, 1924; Jonathan, Kirkoswald, 1773; Joseph, Hutton, 1733; Joseph, Dalston, 1763;
Joseph, Banks, 1780; Lewis, Brampton, 1810; Margaret, Irthington, 1599; Margaret, Hutton, 1732;
Margaret, Wetheral, 1831; Margaret, Lanercost, 1843; Margaret, Carlisle, 1867; Margaret, Castle Carrock, 1879;
Mary Ann, Lanercost, 1894; Mary Elizabeth, Lanercost, 1894; Richard, Carlisle, 1876; Richard, Longtown, 1912
Robert, Kirkoswald, 1696; Robert, Kirkoswald, 1703; Robert, Lanercost, 1761; Robert, Brampton, 1858; Robert, Penrith, 1925;
Robert Lowes, Carlisle, 1934; Thomas, Lanercost, 1620; Thomas, Walton, 1734; Thomas, Lanercost, 1738;
Thomas, Lanercost, 1800; Thomas, Dalston, 1813; Thomas, Carlisle, 1881; Thomas, West Hall, 1904;
William, Kirkoswald, 1710; William, Hesket, 1873; William, Carlisle, 1877; William, Carlisle, 1920.

DURHAM
Ann, Stanhope, 1790; George, Urpeth, 1848; Isaac Hodgson, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1852; John, Stanhope, 1789;
Joseph, Stanhope, 1808; Joseph, Stanhope, 1840; Martin, Elemore Vale, 1876; Thomas, Stanhope, 1790;
Thomas, High Moorsley, 1887.

HERTFORDSHIRE
Thomas, Cheshunt, 1782.

KENT
John, Deptford, 1685.

LONDON
John, 1692.

MIDDLESEX
Joane, St. Giles in the Fields, 1696; John, St. George the Martyr, 1793.

NORTHUMBERLAND
Thomas, Hexham, 1921

AUSTRALIA

VICTORIA
Andrew, Geelong, 1928; Fenwick, Tourello, 1891; John, Jan Juc, 1922; Maria, Geelong, 1920.



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BARNFATHER ARCHIVES

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CWGC

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LONGTOWN

MISCELLANEOUS FACTS & FIGURES

BARNFATHERS IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION
The Carlisle Journal of September 2nd, 1932, reported that 'B. Barnfather,' who was born in Carlisle, had related his experiences after joining the French Foreign Legion in 1925.
 
Apparently, Mr. Barnfather lost his job (he was working in London) and made the trip to France where he was able to join the Legion.  He served for 5 years and was awarded a medal for the Riff Campaign in Morocco in 1926.
 
It would appear that this might be Bell Barnfather, born in Carlisle in 1900, descended from the Barnfathers of Laversdale, Irthington.  If anyone has more information about B. Barnfather, please contact me at the email link below.
 
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A POOR WOMAN IN DUBLIN
In 1691, widow Jane Barnfeather (alias Woodfall), who was elderly and sick, was awarded a pension to help in her support.
 
 
 
 

THE ROGUES' GALLERY
Sometimes our searching for anecdotes about our ancestors leads us to information we might not be too happy to find! From time to time, I've come across data about Barnfathers who have run afoul of the law. Perhaps you'll find a relative here!

5th February 1900
At Carlisle
James Barnfather for a chimney fire
Fined 1s

27th October 1899
At Carlisle
John Barnfather for being disorderly
Fined 5s or 7 days

13 October 1899
At Carlisle
William Barnfather for disorder
Dismissed with caution

27 August 1897
At Carlisle
Alexander Barnfather for being drunk & disorderly
Fined 2s 6d

8 July 189(7?)
At Carlisle
John Barnfather for assault on James Nixon
Dismissed

27th January 1896
At Carlisle Petty Sessions
John Barnfather for achimney fire
Fined 1s

7 May 1894
At Carlisle Petty Sessions
Margaret Barnfather for selling young salmon: 3 counts, 2 withdrawn
Fined 2 2s 0d plus costs on 3rd count

3 May 1894
Carlisle
William Barnfather for stealing cloth valued in excess of 16 from the North British Railway Co.
Sentence unclear

5 Aug 1893
Carlisle
William Barnfather & others for stealing two hens belonging to Sir R. J. Graham, Bart.
Case Dismissed

28 July 1893
John Barnfather: Disorderly
Dismissed

1st May 1893
Carlisle
John Barnfather for assault
Fined 5s and costs or 7 days
M Costello informant.
(Note: In 1891, Michael Costello lived next door to John & Mary Ann Barnfather who were at 32 Bridge Street, Caldewgate, Carlisle, Cumberland.)

24 February 1893
Carlisle Quarter Sessions
Henry Barnfather for playing football in the street
Dismissed

2 Feb 1893
Carlisle
Margaret Barnfather of Longtown unlawfully received 26 rabbits previously stolen from Sir R. J. Graham, Bart.
Fined 10 plus costs

28 October 1892
Carlisle
William Barnfather: Chimney fire.
Fined 1s

24 October 1892
Allen Barnfather: Loitering in street
Fined 2s 6d

4th December 1891
Carlisle
James Barnfather: drunk and incapable.
Fined 5s or 7 days

30 Oct 1891
At Carlisle
Allen Barnfather: Chimney on fire
Fined 1 shilling

6th June 1890
Carlisle
Henry Barnfather: playing football in street.
Dismissed 24 February 1893

6th June 1890
Carlisle
John Barnfather: Assault.
Informant Eliz Green
Adjourned until 9th June
Discharged on 9 June

19th September 1890
Carlisle
Mary Barnfather: Assault
AND: Michael & Catherine Costello for assault on Mary Barnfather
Adjourned one week.
Informant Michael Costello
26th September both cases dismissed
(Note: In 1891, Michael Costello lived next door to John & Mary Ann Barnfather who were at 32 Bridge Street, Caldewgate, Carlisle, Cumberland.)

7th June 1889
Carlisle
Leonard Barnfather: Breach of bye laws
Fined 2s

29 Apr 1889
Carlisle, CUL
Allen Barnfather: Fire in his chimney
Fined 1s

7 January 1887
Isaac Barnfather: offence under the Debtor's Act
Informant: Edwin Hough
Dispositon not known

27 March 1887
Allen Barnfather: non payment of Poor Rates
'Order Made'

21 Feb 1887
John Barnfather & son: non payment of General Domestic Rates
'Order Made'

10 Feb 1887
Isaac Barnfather: Housebreaking
Informant: William Barnfather
Dismissed

2nd April 1883
Carlisle
Robson Barnfather: Exposing his person
Fined 5s + costs or 7 days

5 Jun 1882
John Barnfather, late of Barton on Humber, YKS, was arrested on charges of drunkeness after the attempted murder of his sister-in-law whom he blamed for the break-up of his marriage.

2 April 1880
Carlisle Petty Sessions
Isaac Richardson for assault on John Barnfather
Settled

25 March 1880
Carlisle Petty Sessions
John Barnfather for obstructing a footpath
FineD 1s and costs

3 July 1877
At Carlisle Quarter Sessions
Thomas Barnfather for larceny
Acquitted

6 April 1869
At Carlisle Quarter Sessions
John Barnfather accused of larceny
5 years penal servitude
 
20 Nov 1865
General Criminal Court, Surrey - 'Old Bailey'
Joseph Barnfather accused of "Fely Woundg"
18 cal'r months imprisonment
 
2 May 1864
Adjourned Genera Quarter Sessions of the Peace
  Newington, Surrey
Joseph Barnfather accused of "Larceny From The Person"
Acquitted
 
6th January 1852
At Carlisle General Quarter Sessions
John Barnfather larceny
6 months imprisonment
 
2 Aug 1852
Assizes & General Gaol Delivery, Carlisle
Mary Ann Barnfather
For endeavoring to conceal the birth of her child
Sentenced to 1 month in gaol
 
10 Apr 1845
Portsmouth Borough Sessions, Southampton, Hampshire
Ann Barnfather, aged 20, accused of Larceny
Found NOT GUILTY

1838
SARAH BARNFATHER, wife of JOHN BARNFATHER of Carlisle, labourer: riot and assault
Pled not guilty and was acquitted

Michaelmas sessions 1838
Carlisle
Sarah Barnfather riot and assault on Robert Sanderson
Disposition unavailable

Michaelmas Sessions 1836
Carlisle
Sarah James late of Wetheral, singlewoman otherwise Sarah Barnfather
For riot and assault upon William Irving and Robert Sanderson
Disposition unavailable

Carlisle
Sarah James Barnfather among others charged with riot and assault upon Wm McClerry
No bill found

1819
George Barnfather of Liverpool, Lancashire: charged with felony

1814
WILLIAM BARNFATHER, of Orton, Husbandman: creating a nuisance
Pled guilty; fined

15 February 1805
Appleby, Westmorland
Joseph Barnfather, Labourer: assault
Pled guilty; fined 1s

1800
WILLIAM BARNFATHER, of Stanwix, Yeoman: Contempt
Pled guilty; fined.

18 July 1753
Old Bailey, London
Samuel & Elizabeth Barnfather (husband & wife): indicted for theft of goods of Elizabeth Ayers, their landlady
Samuel found Guilty; Elizabeth acquitted. Samuel sentenced to Transportation for 7 years

3 Feb 1679
Thomas Barnfather of Stanwix: 'amerced' for slandering Willm. Barnfather and calling him a 'loose country rogue.'
 
1597
John Barnefather of Carlisle, alias Jocke Webster, is sought by the authorities.
 
17 Oct 1380
John Barnefader fined 2d. for assaulting & drawing blood from one William Daweson; at Conisborough, Yorkshire

1260
William Barnefader of Malton, Yorkshire: 'dessising' Nicholas de Hasting in Auverstan



CASUALTIES OF WAR

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has a great deal of data on BARNFATHERS who died during WWI and WWII. If you would like to search their files, click on the link to CWGC above on the right.
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BARNFATHER SPELLING VARIANTS

Sometimes you need to do some creative spelling when you're looking for Barnfather records. Norman K. French, Beverley Veale and a few other researchers have discovered lists of Barnfather spelling variants. You might keep these in mind as you do your own Barnfather research:
BAINFATHER; BAINSFATHER; BAINSFATNER; BAIRINFADER; BAIRNEFADER;
BAIRNFATHER; BAIRNISFATHER; BAIRNISFATHAIR; BAIRNSFATHER; BALMFATHER; BAMFATHER; BAMFARTH;
BAMFARKER; BAMFEATHER;


BANFARTHING; BANFATHAR; BANFATHER; BANFEDAR; BANFEATHER;


BAREFATHER; BARNEFATHER; BARNEFFATHER; BARNESFATHER; BARNISFATHER; BARNISFATHIR;
BARNSFATHER; BARNFASHER; BARNFITHER; BARNFEATHER; BARNSETHER


BARNFOTHOR; BARNFALL; BARNGATHER; BENFATHER; BENFATHERS; BENFEATHER;
BENFETHER; BENFUTHER; BORNEFATHER; BOVNFATHER;


BROOMFATHER; BUNSFATHER; BURNSFATHER; BURNFATHER; GARNFATHER

 
IF YOU ARE RESEARCHING ANY OF THESE VARIANTS, PLEASE CONTACT ME. MY RESEARCH INCLUDES DATA FOR ALL SPELLING POSSIBILITIES.
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BARNFATHER BURIALS, POTTER'S FIELD, ONTARIO, CANADA

Note: Potter's Field was originally located at Bloor and Yonge Streets, Ontario. The graves were moved to Mt. Pleasant when the cemetery was closed.
BARNFATHER, (no given name listed), Town of York. Buried 26 May 1839. Cause of death: St. Anthony's Fire

BARNFATHER, DAVID, son of David, born Toronto. Died 1 Dec 1850, buried 3 Dec 1850. Cause of death: Decline

BARNFATHER, MARY, wife of John, born England. Buried 29 Jan 1841 age 33 years. Cause of death: Child Bearing

BARNFATHER (spelled Barnfurther), MARY ANN, daughter of John/M(ary?). Born Toronto Township. Buried 26 April 1836 age 5 days. Cause of death: Croup

BARNFATHER (spelled Barnfurther), SARAH, (daughter of?) John Barnfurther. Born York. Buried 23 July 1833 age 9 months. Cause of death: Water On The Brain
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