Benjamin Barber

#34272, b. 16 December 1761

North Walsham Church, built c 1350. The tower which at 147 feet high was the second tallest in Norfolk, fell over on 16th May, 1724, and has never been repaired.

Individual's Timeline

Christening16 December 1761Benjamin Barber2
Marriage9 January 1784Benjamin Barber3
Death5 November 1791Ann Barber3,4
Marriage15 July 1792Benjamin Barber5

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Benjamin was a pauper in 1790.
  • Residence: In 1803 Benjamin lived in an unknown place . It appears that Benjamin was not living with his wife Sarah, as Mary is specificially noted as being base-born to Sarah the wife of Benjamin.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: May have died in North Walsham 1845 aged 89. reg dist of Erpingham Mar qtr 1845 13/89. They are in the Parish burial register as well, but there is no MI in the churchyard for any BARBERs.
    * 1841 census - A Benjamin and Sarah BARBER were living together in Worstead which is only 5 km away from North Walsham. They are shown as agricultural labourers, and they were both 74 years old, and both born in Norfolk. Note though there is another Benjamin living with Mary and Robert HART in North Walsham itself, this one was aged 80 (in 1841).
Background information on North Walsham, Norfolk, England, - There are two items of historical significance. The Peasant's Revolt of 1351 saw the leaders defeated in the Battle of North Walsham and Lord Nelson lived here. Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe in 1758, and was schooled in Paston Grammar School, North Walsham, until 1769 aged 11. He was in the same place at the same time as Benjamin, and was of similar age. I wonder if they ever met, even though they were of vastly different social classes. I have an electronic copy of a 24 page illustrated pamphlet which though undated must be about 100 years old that outlines the history of North Walsham as it relates to the Church. It cost 6 pence when new.

Children of Benjamin Barber and Ann Pestell

Children of Benjamin Barber and Sarah Scott

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     16 Dec 1761
    Forename     Benjamin
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Martha
    FatherSurname     BARBER
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1655.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     16 Dec 1761
    Forename     Benjamin
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Martha
    FatherSurname     BARBER
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1655.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     317
    MarriageDate     09 Jan 1784
    GroomForename     Benjamin
    GroomSurname     BARBER
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     
    GroomAbode     
    BrideForename     Ann
    BrideSurname     PESTELL
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     
    GroomFatherSurname     
    GroomFatherOccupation     
    BrideFatherForename     
    BrideFatherSurname     
    BrideFatherOccupation     
    WitnessOneForename     Richard
    WitnessOneSurname     SCOTT
    WitnessTwoForename     Mary
    WitnessTwoSurname     BARBER
    Notes     Banns
    FileNumber     1665.
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    BurialDate     11 Nov 1791
    Forename     Anne
    Relationship     wife
    Rel1MaleForename     Benjamin
    Rel1FemaleForename     
    Rel1Surname     BARBER
    Surname     
    Age     
    Abode     
    Notes     Pauper
    FileNumber     1660.
  5. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     439
    MarriageDate     15 Jul 1792
    GroomForename     Benjamin
    GroomSurname     BARBER
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     
    GroomCondition     Widower
    GroomOccupation     
    GroomAbode     
    BrideForename     Sarah
    BrideSurname     SCOTT
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     
    GroomFatherSurname     
    GroomFatherOccupation     
    BrideFatherForename     
    BrideFatherSurname     
    BrideFatherOccupation     
    WitnessOneForename     Jno
    WitnessOneSurname     CROSSWELL
    WitnessTwoForename     Rose
    WitnessTwoSurname     FLAXMAN
    Notes     Banns
    FileNumber     1665.
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     16 Aug 1784
    Forename     Sarah
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Benjamin
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     BARBER
    MotherSurname     FOSTON?
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1655.
  7. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     18 Apr 1790
    BaptismDate     19 Apr 1790
    Forename     Mary
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Benjamin
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     BARBER
    MotherSurname     PESTELL
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     Private Bap Pauper
    FileNumber     1655.
  8. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     28 Sep 1791
    BaptismDate     29 Sep 1791
    Forename     John
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Benj
    MotherForename     Anne
    FatherSurname     BARBER
    MotherSurname     PRESTON
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     Private Bap
    FileNumber     1655.
  9. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     North Walsham
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     * Sep 1793
    BaptismDate     11 Sep 1793
    Forename     Elizabeth
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Benjamin
    MotherForename     Sarah
    FatherSurname     BARBER
    MotherSurname     PESTLE
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     Private Bap
    FileNumber     1655.