"Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers."     Proverbs XVII.6

This web site documents the known family history of Ronald Leslie Barber and Freda Amy Barber (nee Taylor) who emigrated from Brighton, Sussex England in 1950 and settled in Perth, Western Australia. The web site links together over 5000 people in one large extended family going back as far as 1530 to Rotherfield in Sussex where we find the earliest occurrence of the Barber name.

The East Sussex Coast ( Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)

The Barber and Taylor families go far back into the history of Sussex and Kent in England and undoubtedly extend back to Iron Age Britain along many of the lines but tinged with the later influences of Saxon and Norman invasions.

A particular project of mine has been to research the paternal Barber line, and as such there is much greater detail along that line. It has been a fascinating journey of discovery, with many exciting finds in wills, manorial records and church wardens accounts books to name a few.

Research on the Taylor line has been similarly rewarding but in a different way. Coming from a larger family, and especially from a large family of Marchants in Brighton in the 1800s, there are many researching this family and it has been wonderful to work with others on this line and to discover many distant relatives. The maternal line goes back to the villages of Twyford and Upham which surround Winchester in Hampshire, the historic city and former capital of England. 

A focus of research in recent years has been to track descendants, and in 2013 I discovered our first living relative using DNA matching (the common link was back in 1774). I hope you find something of value on this site. Note that this site does not contain details of people who may still be living.

To start investigating this site I suggest starting with the Highlights menu option, or simply click on the pedigree charts for Ronald Barber or Freda Taylor and navigate from there. The Surname Index is a great way to go directly to a person of interest and the Charts menu contains a list of useful charts which focus on different sections of the database.

Having seen portions of this website copied and published in other electronic media with no acknowledgement or attribution of the source, I want to make clear that the content on this site is copyright. One reason for this insistence is to prevent the the material being used incorrectly. I have found user submitted family trees on Ancestry.com where person pages from this website have been copied and attached to trees to which they do not belong, which is then perpetuated by others who assume it is correct without having done their own research. If you want to refer to content on this site, please Link to it, do not copy! Having said this, I will always do my best to help and assist anyone who thinks their family might link to the family trees on this web site, and I am always interested to hear from anyone who disagrees with information on this website so I can identify and correct any mistakes.

This website remains a work in progress.

Geoffrey Barber
Perth, Western Australia
Email: ggbarber @ gmail.com


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