John Barnes

1791–1846 (Age 55)
Timsbury, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Barnes was born in 1791, in Timsbury, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Barnes, was 27 and his mother, Betty Barnes, was 24. He died in 1846, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

John Barnes
1764–
Betty Barnes
1767–
Alice Barnes
1789–
John Barnes
1791–1846
Mary Barnes
1791–1881
Rachel Barnes
1791–
Harriet Barnes
1794–
Sally Barnes
1798–
Mary Barns
1802–
Jinny Barnes
1803–
Mathew Barnes
1805–
Thomas Barnes
1806–

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 10

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 17

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 24

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John Barns, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Barns, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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