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John BARNISH
of Kendal, Westmorland
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John BARNISH
~1675 - ~1759
of Kendal, Westmorland
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John BARNISH
~1675 - ~1759
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Margaret [BARNISH] (1685 - 1770)
 
Margaret BARNISH
1712 - bur.1784
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. William HARGRAVES (1715 - 1795)
 
William HARGRAVES
bap.1739 - ~1789
of Kendal, Westmorland
Joseph HARGRAVES
bap.1741 - ~1791
of Kendal, Westmorland
Jane HARGREAVES
bap.1742 - ~1802
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. James RENNISON (1743 - 1813)
 
Ruth RENNISON
bap.1764 - ~1825
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. William WEBSTER (~1753 - ~1842)
 
Jane WEBSTER
bap.1788 - ~1838
of Kendal, Westmorland
James WEBSTER
1790 - 1857
Tailor of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Jane MCKAUGHEN (~1792 - ~1871)
 
William WEBSTER
bap.1816 - ~1878
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Jane THOMPSON (~1808 - ~1883)
 
Ann WEBSTER
bap.1817 - ~1881
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah Ruth WEBSTER
bap.1822 - ~1883
of Kendal, Westmorland
Jane WEBSTER
bap.1824 - ~1883
of Kendal, Westmorland
Margret WEBSTER
~1828 - ~1885
of Westmorland
Betty WEBSTER
bap.1793 - ~1843
of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas WEBSTER
1795 - ~1845
of Kendal, Westmorland
William WEBSTER
1797 - ~1866
Weaver of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Mary GREENIP (~1797 - ~1864)
 
Elizabeth WEBSTER
bap.1823 - ~1873
of Crosthwaite, Kendal, Westmorland
Mary WEBSTER
bap.1825 - ~1875
of Crosthwaite, Kendal, Westmorland
George WEBSTER
1834 - ~1884
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sally WEBSTER
1799 - ~1850
of Kendal, Westmorland
Ann WEBSTER
1801 - ~1851
of Kendal, Westmorland
Eleanor WEBSTER
1804 - ~1854
of Kendal, Westmorland
Hannah WEBSTER
1806 - 1882
Living on interest of money of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Thomas SCOTT (1804 - 1859)
 
Sarah Ruth SCOTT
bap.1826 - ~1888
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Unknown ROBINSON (~1804 - ~1854)
  m. Michael LONG (1823 - ~1887)
 
John ROBINSON
1844 - ~1897
of Sedgwick, Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas ROBINSON
1846 - ~1898
of Kendal, Westmorland
William LONG
1850 - ~1900
of Kendal, Westmorland
Elizabeth SCOTT
bap.1828 - ~1884
of Kendal, Westmorland
William SCOTT
bap.1829 - 1832
of Kendal, Westmorland
Joseph SCOTT
bap.1832 - 1905
Tailor of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas SCOTT
bap.1834 - 1835
of Kendal, Westmorland
Samuel SCOTT
bap.1836 - 1906
Leather currier of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Nancy ANDERSON (~1837 - 1905)
 
James SCOTT
~1861 - 1879
of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas SCOTT
1860 - 1883
Boot clicker of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Alice TANNER (1857 - 1930)
 
Ada SCOTT
1880 - 1930
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Arthur LOWRY (~1869 - ~1944)
 
Thomas SCOTT
1883 - ~1946
  m. Annie RUTTLEDGE (1884 - 1957)
 
Gladys SCOTT
bap.1912 - 1978
of Burneside, Westmorland
A Private Individual
  m. Gerard SIMMS (~1910 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
John E SCOTT
~1863 - ~1927
Boot rivetter of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Mary [SCOTT] (~1863 - ~1927)
 
Nancy A SCOTT
~1884 - ~1938
of Kendal, Westmorland
Mary A SCOTT
1890 - ~1941
of Kendal, Westmorland
Frederick Alexander SCOTT
~1866 - ~1916
Hannah SCOTT
1866 - 1886
of Kendal, Westmorland
Agnes Jane SCOTT
bap.1869 - 1885
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah Elizabeth SCOTT
1871 - ~1931
Boot fitter of Kendal, Westmorland
Nancy SCOTT
~1873 - ~1932
Machinist of Kendal, Westmorland
John SCOTT
1837 - 1913
Furniture broker and shopkeeper of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Elizabeth MACHELL (1839 - 1892)
 
John William SCOTT
1867 - 1902
of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Isabella EDMOND (1874 - 1920)
 
Isabel SCOTT
1902 - 1983
of Everton, Lancashire
 
Audrey Lois MOORE
1928 - 2003
of Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 
Thomas SCOTT
1869 - 1906
Cabinet maker of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Jessie Maria WATKINS (1866 - 1948)
 
Thomas SCOTT
1892 - ~1952
Sawyer (tobacco manufacturer) of Liverpool, Lancashire
Edith SCOTT
1895 - ~1955
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. John Joseph BROWN (1896 - ~1956)
 
George A BROWN
1917 - ~1967
of West Derby, Lancashire
Eileen BROWN
1922 - ~1981
of West Derby, Lancashire
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Mabel SCOTT
1897 - ~1957
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Richard BROADHURST (~1885 - ~1960)
 
Ivy SCOTT
1901 - 1901
of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Charles SCOTT
1903 - 1903
of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Jessie Maud SCOTT
1904 - 1979
Packer (toy factory) of Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Elizabeth Ann SCOTT
1871 - 1872
of Everton, Lancashire
Edith SCOTT
1873 - 1956
Dressmaker of Everton, Lancashire
  m. John Richard EVANS (1876 - 1921)
 
Lillian Edith EVANS
1901 - 1914
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Harold EVANS
1904 - 1943
Stereotyper of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Mabel NEWMAN (1911 - 1969)
 
Francis R 'Frank' EVANS
1934 - 2008
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
Winifred EVANS
1907 - ~1973
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Hugh Tryfan GRIFFITHS (1907 - 1970)
 
Annie EVANS
1912 - ~1962
of West Derby, Lancashire
Maude SCOTT
1875 - 1889
of Everton, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1878 - 1961
Joiner of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. Annie Theresa GELLING (1879 - 1940)
 
Emily Theresa SCOTT
1898 - 1956
of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. William WEBSTER (~1894 - ~1969)
 
Clara Louise SCOTT
1900 - 1971
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. William LASHLEY (1904 - 1965)
 
A Private Individual
Charles LASHLEY
1929 - 2002
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Joanne LASHLEY
1960 - 1963
of Liverpool, Lancashire
A Private Individual
Catherine SCOTT
1902 - ~1956
of West Derby, Lancashire
Annie SCOTT
1904 - ~1957
of West Derby, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1905 - ~1972
Electric plater of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Kathleen HARVEY (1907 - ~1973)
 
A Private Individual
Hilda SCOTT
1936 - 1992
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
Kathleen SCOTT
1937 - 1993
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Claire Louise SCOTT
1942 - 2002
of Liverpool, Lancashire
John 'Jack' SCOTT
1908 - ~1909
of West Derby, Lancashire
Florence SCOTT
1910 - ~1960
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Maud SCOTT
1912 - 1966
of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. Henry HARGREAVES (1910 - ~1975)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
George SCOTT
1914 - ~1977
Builder's labourer of West Derby, Lancashire
Robert SCOTT
1917 - ~1978
Electrician of West Derby, Lancashire
A Private Individual
  m. RIDDELL (~1920 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Charles SCOTT
1880 - 1944
Upholsterer of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Martha Ada ROBERTS (1883 - 1965)
 
Gladys Irene SCOTT
1913 - ~1983
Staff Nurse of Liverpool, Lancashire
Randolph SCOTT
1885 - 1950
Cinema electrician and operator of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Eleanor BEEVERS (1884 - 1940)
 
Randolph SCOTT
1905 - 1910
of Everton, Lancashire
Edna May SCOTT
1908 - 1994
Cotton Weaver (Part time) of Everton, Lancashire
  m. John 'Jack' FORREST (1907 - 1972)
 
Firth Scott FORREST
1937 - 1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Mona Irene SCOTT
1912 - 1914
of Everton, Lancashire
Edith Annie SCOTT
1915 - 1916
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1839 - ~1895
of Kendal, Westmorland
Agnes SCOTT
1841 - 1894
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Thomas LUND (~1836 - 1898)
 
Hannah LUND
~1868 - ~1925
of Lancaster, Lancashire
Adam LUND
~1869 - ~1925
of Lancaster, Lancashire
Thomas William LUND
1871 - 1925
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Florence Amy LEWIS (~1872 - 1904)
 
Thomas Kendal Noah LUND
1904 - 1989
Royal Australian Airforce of Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  m. Marjorie Margaret BROOMFIELD (~1900 - ~1975)
 
Jane LUND
~1874 - 1923
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Unknown MAKIN (~1868 - ~1918)
 
Samuel F LUND
~1876 - ~1934
of Kendal, Westmorland
Joseph LUND
1878 - 1935
Sergeant - King's Liverpool Regiment of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Ann BROOMFIELD (~1885 - ~1949)
 
Joseph LUND
1908 - 1910
of Everton, Lancashire
Arthur LUND
1911 - ~1961
of West Derby, Lancashire
Thomas Broomfield LUND
1913 - ~1963
of West Derby, Lancashire
Samual Robert LUND
1921 - ~1971
of West Derby, Lancashire
Doreen Ann LUND
1924 - 1999
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Francis JOHNSON (1926 - 2013)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Edward Scott LUND
1880 - 1915
Soldier - King's Liverpool Regiment of Kendal, Westmorland
Maria Agnes LUND
1882 - 1918
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Hannah SCOTT
1843 - 1879
of Stricklandgate, Kendal, Westmorland
  m. William TATE (~1831 - 1871)
  m. Joseph GEE (~1843 - ~1918)
 
Florence May GEE
1877 - 1878
of Everton, Lancashire
Thomas William GEE
1877 - ~1927
of Everton, Lancashire
Jane SCOTT
1845 - 1859
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah RENNISON
bap.1766 - ~1816
of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas RENNISON
bap.1766 - ~1816
of Kendal, Westmorland
Ann(e) HARGRAVES
bap.1744 - ~1794
of Kendal, Westmorland
John HARGRAVES
bap.1747 - ~1797
of Kendal, Westmorland
Margaret HARGRAVES
bap.1747 - ~1797
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah HARGRAVES
bap.1749 - ~1799
of Kendal, Westmorland
Richard HARGRAVES
bap.1752 - ~1802
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah HARGRAVES
bap.1754 - 1755
of Kendal, Westmorland
Elizabeth BARNISH
bap.1715 - ~1787
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. John CARTER (~1726 - ~1801)
 
William BARNISH
bap.1716 - bur.1764
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Eleanor ATKINSON (~1707 - bur.1791)
 
John BARNISH
bap.1741 - bur.1744
of Kendal, Westmorland
Esther BARNISH
bap.1743 - ~1803
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. James BROWN (~1729 - ~1804)
 
William BARNISH
bap.1745 - ~1795
of Kendal, Westmorland
Margaret BARNISH
bap.1748 - bur.1750
of Kendal, Westmorland
John BARNISH
bap.1750 - ~1800
of Kendal, Westmorland
Margaret BARNISH
bap.1754 - ~1804
of Kendal, Westmorland
Ellin BARNISH
bap.1754 - ~1819
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. John BINGHAM (~1751 - ~1826)
 
James BARNISH
bap.1756 - ~1806
of Kendal, Westmorland
Elizabeth BARNISH
bap.1718 - ~1768
of Kendal, Westmorland
Ann BARNISH
bap.1724 - ~1787
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. John STEPHENSON (~1717 - ~1792)
 
Narrative and Notes

John and Margaret baptized 5 children in Kendal. Their surname had multiple spellings: Margaret BARNS/BARNIS (the two transcripts differ), Elizabeth BARNISSE and William, Elizabeth and Ann BARNISH. Perhaps during this time the pronunciation of their name shifted from BARNISSE towards BARNISH as used by later generations.

John would have been born 1680-1690 so it is possible that John was the child of a Huguenot family who had fled France or the Spanish Netherlands following the Revocation of the Edit of Nantes in 1685.

Flemish protestant cloth-workers had moved to England and Ireland in the 14th century and had special districts assigned to them, with special liberties and privileges. They were planted all over England - in London, in Kent, in Somerset, in Norfolk, in Nottinghamshire, in Yorkshire, in Lancashire, and as far north as Kendal in Westmoreland. There are a few other BARNIS(H)'s in England at that time in Devon and Leicester, both areas known for their knitting/lace industries popular with Huguenots. So a later wave of refugees may have chosen to settle in Kendal too.

Looking for BARNIS(SE) records in France in 1650-1700 yielded just three - all from the Dordogne, a hotbed of Huguenot resistance. For example, the two below are just 30 miles apart

There are also BARNIESEs in Aisne departement in eastern France in the early 1700's.

Another explanation for the family's arrival is that he was from Scotland; Barnis is a Scottish placename. For example, in 1631 a John BARNIS, merchant, was elected Dean of Guild, in 1632 as bailey, and again in 1634 and 1635 as Dean of Guild, and later that year to commissioner to the particular of burghs being held in Edinburgh that year.

Other information

An IGI record of the death of a John BARNISH who was buried on 6 Apr 1726 in "Cumbria" has an alternative transcription of Jos BARNISH buried in Kendal (also from Family Search). As such it can be discounted.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
c. 1712
37
Birth of daughter Margaret BARNISH 
Market Place, Kendal, Westmorland, England
27 Mar 1715
40
Baptism of daughter Elizabeth BARNISH 
Kendal, Westmorland
9 Jul 1716
41
Baptism of son William BARNISH 
Kendal, Westmorland
frm 1718 to 1724
43
Residence 
Kendal, Westmorland
11 Dec 1718
43
Baptism of daughter Elizabeth BARNISH 
Kendal, Westmorland
2 Jul 1724
49
Baptism of daughter Ann BARNISH 
Kendal, Westmorland
1 Jul 1737
62
Marriage of daughter Margaret BARNISH and William HARGRAVES 
Kendal, Westmorland
1739
64
Marriage of son William BARNISH and Eleanor ATKINSON 
Burton In Kendal, Westmorland
2 Jun 1750
75
Marriage of daughter Ann BARNISH and John STEPHENSON 
Kendal, Westmorland
1 Oct 1759
84
Marriage of daughter Elizabeth BARNISH and John CARTER 
Kendal, Westmorland
17 Sep 1764
89
Burial of son William BARNISH 
Kendal, Westmorland
Mar 1770
95
Death of wife Margaret [BARNISH] 
10 
Kendal, Westmorland
4 Jan 1784
109
Burial of daughter Margaret BARNISH 
11 
Kendal, Westmorland
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - FamilySearch.org

Name Elizabeth Barnisse

Residence Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Gender Female

Christening Date 27 Mar 1715

Christening Date (Original) 27Mar1715

Christening Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Birthplace Market Place

Father's Name John Barnisse

Mother's Name Margaret

2 - FamilySearch.org

Name Wm Barnish

Gender Male

Christening Date 09 Jul 1716

Christening Date (Original) 09 JUL 1716

Christening Place KENDAL,WESTMORLAND,ENGLAND

Father's Name Jno Barnish

Mother's Name Mgt

3 - FamilySearch.org

Name Eliz Barnish

Gender Female

Christening Date 11 Dec 1718

Christening Date (Original) 11 DEC 1718

Christening Place KENDAL,WESTMORLAND,ENGLAND

Father's Name Jhn Barnish

Mother's Name Mgt

4 - FamilySearch.org

Name Ann Barnish

Residence Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Gender Female

Christening Date 02 Jul 1724

Christening Date (Original) 2 Jul 1724

Christening Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Father's Name John Barnish

Mother's Name Marg.

5 - FamilySearch.org

Name William Hargraves

Spouse's Name Margaret Barnish

Event Date 01 Jun 1737

Event Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

6 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

Reprinted by permission. Copyright © 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc

Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

First name(s) William

Last name Barnish

Name note -

Marriage year 1739

Marriage date 1739

Marriage place Burton in Kendal

Spouse's first name(s) Eleanor

Spouse's last name Atkinson

Spouse's age -

Residence Burton in Kendal, Westmorland, England

County Westmorland

Country England

Record set England Marriages 1538-1973

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Marriages

Collections from England, Great Britain

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First name(s) Ann

Last name Barnish

Name note -

Marriage year 1750

Marriage date 02 Jun 1750

Marriage place Kendal

Spouse's first name(s) John

Spouse's last name Stephenson

Spouse's age -

County Westmorland

Country England

Record set England Marriages 1538-1973

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Marriages

Collections from England, Great Britain

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Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

First name(s) Elizabeth

Last name Barnish

Name note -

Marriage year 1759

Marriage date 01 Oct 1759

Marriage place Kendal

Spouse's first name(s) John

Spouse's last name Carter

Spouse's age -

County Westmorland

Country England

Record set England Marriages 1538-1973

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Marriages

Collections from England, Great Britain

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Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

First name(s) William

Last name Barnish

Gender Male

Marital status -

Occupation -

Event year 1764

Birth year -

Death year 1764

Death date 17 Sep 1764

Age at death -

Death place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Burial place -

Place Kendal

County Westmorland

Country England

Record set England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Burials

Collections from England, Great Britain

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Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

First name(s) Margaret

Last name Barnish

Gender Female

Marital status -

Occupation -

Event year 1770

Birth year 1685

Death year 1770

Death date 26 Mar 1770

Age at death 85y

Death place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Burial place -

Place Kendal

County Westmorland

Country England

Record set England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Burials

Collections from England, Great Britain

11 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

Name:

Margret

Event Type:

Burial

Event Date:

4 Jan 1784

Event Place:

Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

Gender:

Female

Age:

71

Birth Year (Estimated):

1713

Spouse's Name:

William Hargraves

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