Margaret Barley

Baydon, Wiltshire, England

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Barley was born in 1610, in Baydon, Wiltshire, England, her father, Benjamin Barley, was 25 and her mother, Margery Stroud, was 25. She married Thomas Chamberlaine about 1634, in England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Thomas Chamberlaine
Margaret Barley
Marriage: about 1634
Henry Chamberlain
Margaret Chamberlain
Anne Chamberlaine
Mary Chamberlain
Jone Chamberlaine

Spouse and Children

about 1634


Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 10

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

Age 32

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 78

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Barley. Those in Lancashire and West Yorkshire are named with Old English bār ‘wild boar’ or bere ‘barley’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. A place of the same name in Hertfordshire has as its first element an unattested Old English byname Be(o)ra (from bera ‘bear’).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of barley, from Old English bærlic, originally an adjective derivative of bær ‘barley’ (a byform of bere).3 Altered spelling of South German Behrle or Beerli, from a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’ (the animal).

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

Sources (3)

  • Margaret in entry for Anne Chamberlaine, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Margaret in entry for Margaret Chamberlaine, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret in entry for Mary Chamberlane, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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