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  • John Barnes (1830 - d.)
    Paul Marriage Register 1813–1905 30 Jan 1853 by Banns John Barnes full age Fisherman of Paul (Father: John Barnes, Fisherman) Mary Ann Reynolds full age of Paul [Mark] (Father: John Reynolds, Fish...
  • John Barnes (deceased)
  • Don Barnes (1917 - 1978)
  • Elizabeth Barnes (1861 - 1953)
    Updated from MyHeritage Match via husband William Barnes by SmartCopy : Sep 17 2014, 13:35:31 UTC * Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees by SmartCopy : Nov 10 2014, 10:47:49 UTC
  • John Barnes (1843 - d.)

Scope of Project

To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Barnes families, from earliest origins to near modern times.

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Line Starters

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  • Brinsley Barnes (1715-1796), of the Quaker faith, who emigrated from Ulster County, Ireland to Chester County, Pennsylvania, approximately 1740. Although there has been debate about the identity of his parents, genetic evidence suggests that he is descended from Sir John Barne (1410-1434) whose descendants are part of London society for the next few centuries and include a number of Lord Mayors of London and knights
  • Edward Barnes (b 1614), born in London and died in Isle of Wight, Virginia
  • Gideon Barnes (1791-1871), one of four Barnes brothers born in the US to an unknown father
  • Henry Barnes (c. 1817-1865), father of John Gorell Barnes, 1st Baron Gorell (who was born in 1848). There is potential to push this line back
  • James Barnes (1652-1720), lived and died in Isle of Wight, Virginia
  • James Barnes Sr (1681-1726), possibly born in England and died in Maryland
  • John Barnes (b. 1668), born in Sussex, England
  • John Barnes (1783-1866), died in Ontario, Canada
  • John Barnes (b. c. 1783), lived in Newlyn, Cornwall. Y DNA testing places this line under R-U106.
  • Joseph Barnes (b. 1715)
  • Leonard Barnes (1740-1810), born and died in Stafford County, Virginia
  • Miles Barne, father of Miles Barne MP (who was born in 1718)
  • Ralph Barnes (b. 1781), lived in Devon, England
  • Richard Barnes (1390-1447), born in Devon, England
  • Richard Barnes (1532-1587), born in Lancashire. There is potential to push this line back
  • Richard Barnes (c. 1640-1701), from Cornwall, England
  • Rowland Barnes (c. 1585-1672), from Norfolk, England
  • Thomas Bernys Barnes (d. c. 1505), lived in Cambridgeshire, England
  • Thomas Barnes (b. c. 1360), born in Essex and died in Surrey. His father's surname was Berners and they are ultimately descended from Hugh de Berners (Hugo de Bernières, from Bernières-d'Ailly, Normandy) who came over with the Norman invasion of 1066. Thomas' brother Sir James Berners also seems to have been known as James Barnes
  • Thomas Barnes (1636-1679), born in Barking, Essex, England and died in Middlesex, MA
  • Thomas Barnes (1615-1688), born in Essex and died in Hartford, CT
  • Thomas Barnes (b. c. 1741), born in Wiltshire, England
  • Thomas Barnes (1623-1691), born in Barking, Essex, England and died in Middlesex, CT, he was one of the founders of Hartford, CT. The descendants on his male line have tested their DNA and fall into the haplogroup I-M253.
  • William Barnes (b 1640), son of another William Barnes who was, apparently, born in England in 1610. His line merged with the above family when his descendant, Phoebe Barnes (1712-1793), married Thomas' descendant, Timothy Barnes (1710-1750)
  • William Barnes (b. c. 1710), married in Hampshire
  • William Barnes (1778-1838), born in Delaware, settled in Pennsylvania
  • William Barnes (c. 1769), lived in Duplin County, North Carolina


See: Wikipedia


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Suggested Reading

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  • Barnes, Mick Warren E. Descendants of Brinsley Barnes 1713-1795 & Elizabeth Lindey along the lineage of Williard Howard Barnes 1907-1974 & Ethel Garnell Davis 1907-1946. Publisher: [S.l.] : Mick Warren E. Barnes, 1998. Find in a library

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