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Elizabeth Barnes (Lindley)

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Orange, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Lindley, "The Immigrant" and Eleanor Jones
Wife of Brinsley Barnes and Brinsley Barnes
Mother of Brinsley Barnes, Jr.; Mary Elizabeth Carter; Ezekial Barnes; Ann Hobson; Thomas Barnes and 7 others
Sister of Thomas Lindley, II; Rachel Lindley; James Lindley; Robert Lindley; Margery Hadley and 8 others
Half sister of Thomas Lindley and Sarah Jane Jones

Occupation: Mother of 10 children
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Elizabeth Barnes

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


"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)"


Update Dec 2015:

The DNA match (see below) is thought to be from the down tree Jones / Barnes marriage.

There is a "proven" daughter of James Lindley & Eleanor named Elizabeth. "This" Elizabeth cannot be the daughter of James Lindley, "The Immigrant" & Eleanor Jones

DNA testing

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.


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Elizabeth Barnes's Timeline

New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvania
September 17, 1734
Age 19
Down, Ireland
Age 25
Down County, Ireland
July 1, 1741
Age 26
Chester, Pennsylvania
March 7, 1744
Age 29
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Age 30
Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 31
Kennet Township, Chester, Pennsylvania
Age 33
Chester, Pennsylvania, USA