John Barber & Sarah Willoughby - Barber 50th Anniversary Family Picture - Elm Lane Farm, Paisley Rd., Guelph, Ontario (see code)


Welcome to the Barber Family Genealogical Site

Barbers of NE Suffolk (England) and Guelph (Ontario, Canada)

and many and various other related family-branches



In the last 36 years I have pursued the hobby of family genealogy with great joy - searching meticulously and stumbling, luckily, upon information, people, pictures and places. I have explored, retreived, gleaned, and stored information in file after file, often randomly and with various (usually unsuccessful) attempts at organization. I have loved the chase and the find but not as much the organization and presentation aspects (though I can wax on for hours - in most boring ways, as my immediate family no doubt has discovered). Consequently, I find that I have a huge composite mix of well-researched and 'proveable' material and other more-speculative and rough-stored material, some of which I do not now know from which source(s) it has been obtained. (see apologia below)

I am indebted to a distant cousin, Mr. Donald Caddick for much of the research that traces the descendants of James Barber (1434 - 1489) through to James Barber (1778 - 1808) - and the latter's descendants. My line departs from the research of Donald Caddick at the latter James Barber, as I am descended through James' brother, Robert Barber (1747 - 1815). Murray Barber, a distant cousin - from Christchurch, New Zealand, has connected with me several times on-line and was the one who put me in touch with the the research of Donald Caddick. Donald died in July of 2003. Where possible, I have acknowledged the research of Donald Caddick and others in my notes.

I've probably thrown too much breadth, depth and variety onto this site as I've gradually added my wife Jane's side - and many other branches. I hope you enjoy the site, finding it interesting and perhaps of assistance in your own research. I have more information as it's difficult to keep this site update as I come across new leads and finds.

Much of my material is on and I also subscribe to For other information, resources and interests of mine, check out my site at:

Laurence Barber - Toronto, Canada


Aldous, Ainsworth, Alexander, Almas, Anger, Austin, Barber, Barnard, Bardwell, Bennett, Blackmere, Bradfield, Bradfield-Smith, Bradshaw, Brett, Brinsdon, Brock, Buckett, Catling, Clutton, Connor, Cutting, Danby, Davy, Donaldson, FitzGeraldFrost, Fry, Gardiner, Gatenby,  Gill, Green, Gregory, Godbold, Hanafin, Handler, Harmer, Harrison, Hartley, Hayles, Hinchson, Hobbs, Hodgeskin, Huggins, Hurren, Kelly, Kersey, King, Lambshead, Langrill (Langrell), Langworthy, Lawman, Lowes, Manchester, Maude, Manning, McDowell, Milles, Moon, Moore, Morce, Mounser (Mouser), Newman, Newson, Noyes, O'Connor, Oakes, Oxley, Partridge, Pearson, Pennock, Roberts, Sainthill, Scarfe, Short, Skaljin, Smith (Sfk), Smith, (Isle of Wight), Snell, Stanford, Stephenson, Strange, Taylor (Sfk), Taylor (Wilts), Townsend, Warner, Warren, Webb, Weise, Willoughby, Wills, Wilson, Wood, Withers, Wyard,

Places of Family Interest

Devon, England

Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Brixham, Christow, Chudleigh, Churston Ferrers, Goodstone, Lambside, Paignton, Teignmouth


Gloucestershire, England

Stroud, Minchinhampton


Hampshire, England (branches of my wife's family)

Basingstoke, Cliddesden, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Old Basing


Hertfordshire, England

Cheshunt, Essendon, Hatfield, Hertford, Widford, Ware


Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England (branches of my wife's family)

Arreton, Calbourne, Godshill, Ningwood, Shalfleet, Shide, Newchurch, Newport, Newtown, Whippingham


London, England (Greater London) England

Battersea, Edmonton, Holborn, Islington, Marylebone, Paddington, St. Giles, St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Tottenham, Southwark


North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Bilsdale, Bransdale (Bonfield Ghyl, Cowl House, Cockayne), Cowesby, Danby, Eastmoors, Egton, Egton Bridge, Eskdale, Fadmoor, Farndale, Gillamoor, Glaisdale, Harland Moor, Houlsyke, Helmsley, Hinderwell, Huttons Ambo, Kirkbymoorside, Lealholm, Malton, Rosedale, Rudland, Whitby


Ontario, Canada

Barton Township, Burlington, Dundas, Ancaster, Ancaster Township, West Flamborough Township, Guelph City, Wellington Co.; Guelph Township, Wellington Co.; Eden Mills; Elora (Salem); Eramosa Township, Wellington Co.; Oustic; Rockwood


Glasgow, Scotland (branches of my wife's family)

Barony, Calton, High Church


Suffolk, England

Badingham; Blyford; Brockdish; Brundish; Bulcamp; Cookley; Cratfield; Earl Soham; Eye; Fressingfield (Whittingham Hall; Cheppenhall); Little Whittingham Green); Halesworth; Harleston; Hoxne; Laxfield; Linstead Magna; Marlesford; Mendham; Mendlesham; Metfield; Pettaugh; Saxtead; Spexhall; Stradbroke; The Southelmhams (All Saints;St. Cross; St. James; St. Margaret); Thurleston; Ubbeston; Walpole; Weybread; Withersfield; Wingfield; Wissett; Yaxley


Worcestershire, England (branches of my wife's family)




Harriet Oakes (1816 - 1881) and Robert Barber (1814 - 1878)




On this site, I have tried not to present any pictures or information taken from copywrited or private sources, without due permission. However, if I have inadvertently presented any such copywrited or private material, please point out such infringements to me so I can immediately remove them.

Permission is granted for all free personal and non-commercial uses. It is my intention to make all data contained herein freely available for all private, non-profit and non-commercial uses. Commercial use of any portion contained herein is expressly prohibited.


Laurence J. Barber

Toronto, Ontario, Canada