Elizabeth Barnes (Lindley) (c.1715 - 1775) MP

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Birthplace: New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Orange, North Carolina
Occupation: Mother of 10 children
Managed by: Jackie "Wayne" Roberts Jr.
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About Elizabeth Barnes (Lindley)

Elizabeth Lindley died February 01, 1775 in NC. She married Brinsley Barnes about 1733.

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From DNA test indicates Elizabeth Lindley as wife of Brinsley Barnes Date: December 12, 2012 at 09:37:59

For some time, researchers have debated whether Elizabeth Lindley, daughter of James Lindley and Eleanor Parke, was the wife of Brinsley Barnes (abt 1715-1794). I recently took Ancestry.com’s new autosomal DNA test that looks at DNA passed down through both maternal and paternal lines and seeks to identify common ancestors when two people share small, but statistically significant identical pieces of DNA. I have been receiving results for the past 4 months (since July 2012) and have some interesting results that I want to share with others researching the Barnes line and looking for information on the frequently assumed marriage of Brinsley and Elizabeth Lindley.

I am a descendent of Mary Barnes, Brinsley's oldest daughter who married Samuel Carter. She is relatively well documented thru various sources as are a number of Brinsley’s other children. It was no surprise that I came up with six DNA matches to people related to one or another of her siblings. Three to Solomon Barnes, two to John Deaf Barnes and one to Brinsley Barnes Jr. Again, no surprise. These men (and their lines) are fairly well recognized as Brinsley's children.

The surprise is that I also had seven different DNA matches to James Lindley thru siblings of Elizabeth Lindley...in other words, descendants of James Lindley who have no connection to the Barnes line. Those included three matches for brother Thomas Lindley, two for sister Margaret "Margery" Lindley. and two for sister Mary Lindley. Now, if I had gotten one or even two, I would have thought interesting, but seven matches to James Lindley when I have no other connection to the Lindley line that I know of other than thru Elizabeth, makes me pretty convinced that Elizabeth Lindley was indeed Brinsley's wife and mother of his children.

  • The Elizabeth Lindley that was the spouse of Brinsley Barnes was an older woman, probably born about 1715. A marriage record has not been found to my knowledge, but they are presumed to have married about 1733. Her eldest dau Mary Barnes, b.17 9M 1734, Chester co,PA, was the wife of Samuel Carter. She came to Cane Creek MM,NC in 1766 on certificate from Concord MM,PA. There is some reason to believe that her mother Mrs Elizabeth (Lindley) Barnes is the Elizabeth Barns who was received on request at Cane Creek MM,NC in 1760. At this time, the parentage of this Elizabeth Lindley has not been proven. If anyone has definitive proof of her ancestry I would be much obliged to see it as she is an ancestor; I descend from her dau Anne Barnes, 1st wife of Stephen Hobson (1742-1825)

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Elizabeth Barnes's Timeline

1715
1715
New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania
1733
1733
Age 18
Chester, PA
1734
September 17, 1734
Age 19
Down, Ireland
1740
February 3, 1740
Age 25
St Georges Parish, Hartford, Maryland, USA
1740
Age 25
Down County, Ireland
1741
July 1, 1741
Age 26
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
1741
Age 26
Frederick, Virginia, USA
1744
March 7, 1744
Age 29
Chester County, Pennsylvania
1745
1745
Age 30
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
1745
Age 30
New Garden, Chester , Pennsylvania