Thomas Barnsley

April 1855–March 1929 (Age 73)
Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Barnsley was born in April 1855, in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Barnsley, was 31 and his mother, Eliza Beddow, was 26. He married Sarah Ann Inskip from July 1879 to September 1879, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died in March 1929, in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Barnsley
Sarah Ann Inskip
Marriage: from July 1879 to September 1879
John Thomas Barnsley
Eliza Barnsley
Lillian Barnsley
Samuel Barnsley
Alice Barnsley
Noah Barnsley
William Barnsley
Florence Barnsley
Martha Barnsley
Albert E Barnsley
Alfred Barnsley
Robert Barnsley

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Ann Inskip


from July 1879 to September 1879
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Eliza Beddow




+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 4

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 23

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It is probably a habitational name; there is a Farnsley Farm in Derbyshire, or it could perhaps be from any of three places in Yorkshire named Farnley, named in Old English with fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname seems to have died out in England.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Barnsley in household of Jeremiah Fieldhouse, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Thomas Barnsley in household of John Barnsley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Barnsley, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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