William Barnes

1771–
Castle Sowerby, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Barnes was christened on 6 February 1771, in Castle Sowerby, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Barnes, was 35 and his mother, Esther Jefferson, was 29. He married Margaret Pugmire on 26 May 1792, in Carlisle St Mary, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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William Barnes
1771–
Margaret Pugmire
1771–
Marriage: 26 May 1792
Mary Barnes
1793–
Jonathan Barnes
1797–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
26 May 1792
Carlisle St Mary, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(11)

  • John Burnes

    Male1762–Male

  • Joseph Barnes

    Male1764–Male

  • Robert Barnes

    Male1767–Male

  • Molly Barne

    Female1769–Female

  • Male1771–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

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

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

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Barns, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm. Barnes in entry for Jonathan Barnes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm. Barnes in entry for Jonathan Barnes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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