Barnes

Barnes is an English surname with locational or occupational origins. It may be derived from the Old English “bern” meaning “barn”, for someone who lived or worked there. Or it may be derived from Old English “beorn”, meaning “warrior”, a name bestowed also on the warrior’s son or servant; “bairn” in Middle English means “small child”.

The Barnes family seat (feudal manor) in Cambridgeshire dates from 1066, when they were granted lands by the Duke of Normandy.  Variations of the name in Barnes include Barnis, Berner, Bernes, and Bernys.

Barnes family migrations:
Scotland===>1700s to County Offaly, Ireland ==>early 1900s to New York.
England & Scotland===>1700s to North Carolina.


John Barns (1786-1866)

Sometime in the early to mid 1800s John Barns\Barnes settled in the Irish Midlands after emigrating from Scotland.

Transcription of the death certificate of John Barns. 
1. No. 62
2. Date and Place of Death: June 4 1866, Aughadoughlass, Coolderry
3. Name and Surname: John Barns
4. Sex: Male
5. Condition: Widower
6. Age at last Birthday: 80
7. Rank, Profession or Occupation: Laborer
8. Certified Cause of Death, and Duration of Illness: Mysipelas [Erysipelas] one week not certified no Medical Attendant
9. Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant: John Barns Present at the Death, Aughadoughlass
10. When Registered: June 10 1866
11. Signature of Registrar: Mary Woods, Registrar

Source: Deaths Registered in the District of Ballybritt in the superintendent Registrar’s District of Roscrea in the County of Kings Ireland. Record received from Irish Midlands Ancestry, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, August 2005


John Barnes (1832-1892)

Some of John Barnes’ children indicated their father as born in Scotland and others said he was born in Ireland.

On 13 June 1859 John Barnes married Mary Ann Ryan at the Kilcolman Roman Catholic Church, Sharavogue, near the town of Birr, County Kings.
Source: Record received from Fr. Kiernan Blake, Kilcolman R.C, Church, Sharavogue, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland 057 9120812, June 2008.

Mary Ann Ryan had been baptized on 15 July 1841 in Kings County, Ireland and her parents were listed as Jamy and Johanna Ryan from the parish of Kilcolman, Kings County, Ireland.

John and Mary Ann (Ryan) Barnes had thirteen children, twelve of whom lived to adulthood: Maria, Patrick, Margaret, another Margaret, James, John, Johanna, Anna, Hannah, Daniel, Jeremiah, Ellen “Helen”, and Thomas.
Source: Records received from Irish Midlands Ancestry, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, May 2005).

John Barnes died April 16, 1892 in Dromakeenan. His age at his last Birthday was 60. It was noted that John was married at the time of his death and that his occupation was farming. The certified cause of his death was apoplexy (stroke) and the duration of Illness was described as “sudden”. The coroner’s report was registered on April 19, 1892.
Source: John Corcoran Coroner for Birr division of Kings County.Civil Death Records 1864-1900. Deaths Registered in the District of Roscrea No. 2, in the Superintendent Registrar’s District of Roscrea, in the County of Kings Ireland.​Record No. 156.

John’s widow Mary Ann (Ryan) Barnes outlived him by 12 years dying on July 14, 1904 at Ahadouglas. Her declared age at her last birthday was 63 years. The death certificate noted that she was a Farmer’s widow. The cause was a weak heart, complicated by bronchitis, which had lasted 18 Days. The informant, who had been present at the time of her death was their son, Jeremiah Barnes of Ahadouglas. The death was registered on August 26, 1904.
Source: Health Centre, Arden Road, Tullamore, County Offaly, copy sent on Dec. 16, 2005. Deaths Registered in the District of Roscrea No. 2, in the Superintendent Registrar’s District of Roscrea, in the County of Kings Ireland. Death Record No. 170.


Third Barnes generation

John and Mary Ann (Ryan) Barnes had twelve children, 11 of whom lived to adulthood according to records Genealogy Sisters received from Irish Midlands Ancestry, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, May 2005.

1. Patrick Barnes was baptized on March 13, 1864 at Ballybritt, Aughadouglas, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. The baptism sponsors were Michael Larkin and Eliza Meagher. Source: Kilcolman R. C. Baptismal Records (1830 – 1911) located at Irish Midlands Ancestry. 

Patrick immigrated to New York in 1895. He was married to Elizabeth Sherlock (1874 – 1925). He died at Long Island City, Queens, NY on March 17, 1934. Their children were: i) Elizabeth Barnes, who died on June 7, 1948 in Queens, New York. ii) Maria Barnes, born in May 1865 County Kings (Offaly), Ireland (birthdate as per U.S. Federal Census). Maria arrived at Castle Garden, NYC, on April 23, as a passenger on “S. S. City of Berlin”. She married Martin Gleason (1868 – 1932) in about 1885 in New York City. ​Their children included, Mary, John Joseph, William Martin, Edward, and Lillian. 

2. The next child, Margaret Barnes was born on June 12, 1866. She died on the same day she was baptized, June 17, 1866 at Kilcoman R. C. Church, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. Aughadouglas. The baptism sponsors were Frank Kinna and Bridget Feehon. The cause of death was described as convulsions. It was noted that she was a laborer’s child and that she had lived 5 days. 
Source: Kilcolman R. C. Baptismal Records (1830 – 1911) located at Irish Midlands Ancestry.

3. Their next child was also named Margaret Barnes. She was baptized on June 2, 1867 at Kilcolman R. C. Church, County Kings (Offaly), Adouglas. Her baptism sponsors were Dan Loughnane and Kate Loughnane.
Source: Kilcolman R. C. Baptismal Records (1830 – 1911) located at Irish Midlands Ancestry.

4. The fourth child was called James Barnes. He was born less than a year after Margaret, in May 1867, also in Kings County (Offaly), Ireland. His birth date was noted in the U. S. Census. James immigrated in 1888. His spouse was Delia Clancy (1878 – 1948). They were married on 3 June 1906 at Queens, King County, New York. 
Source: http://www.italiangen.org

5. John Barnes was the only sibling to remain in Ireland! He was baptized on November 21, 1869 at Kilcolman R. C. Church, County Kings (Offaly). Ireland. Adouglas. The sponsors were Tom Meagher and Mary Meagher. 
Source: Kilcolman. R. C. Baptismal Records (1830 – 1911) located at Irish Midlands Ancestry). 

John’s spouse was Bridget Larkin (1879 – 1934) and they were married at Kilcolman R. C. Church on November 24, 1909. John died March 7, 1949 at Coolderry, County Offaly, Ireland. He is buried in Dungar Cemetery, Fancroft, County Offaly, Ireland. Their son was John Joe Barnes (1914 – 1998).

6. Johanna Barnes was baptized on March 16, 1872 at Kilcolman R. C. Church, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. Cunnicker. The sponsors were Wm. Hearns and Hannah Maher. Source: R. C. Baptismal Records (1830 – 1911) located at Irish Midlands Ancestry.

7. Anna Barnes was baptized on April 15, 1874 at Kilcolman R. C. Church, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. Adouglas. The sponsors were Jas. Barnes and Anne Ryan. Kilcolman. Source: R. C. Baptismal Records (1830 – 1911) located at Irish Midlands Ancestry.

Anna immigrated to America in 1895. Her death date is unknown.

8. Jeremiah Barnes was baptized on February 11, 1879 at Kilcolman R. C. Church, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. Adouglas, Sponsors were Jas. Barnes and Sarah Moloney. Kilcolman.
Source: R. C. Baptismal Records (1830 – 1911) located at Irish Midlands Ancestry. 

Jeremiah immigrated through Ellis Island, NY on March 28, 1910 at Ellis Island, New York, sailing in on S. S. Laurentic. 
Source: http://www.ellisisland.org

Jeremiah died on March 19 , 1929 in Manhattan, New York City.

9. Hannah Mary Barnes was born May 15, 1880, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. She immigrated in 1898 through Ellis Island, New York. 
Source: http://www.ellisisland.org 

Hannah Mary married Emil Alexander Beegel (1878 – 1940). She died on June 14, 1961 in Alameda, California and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA. Their child was: Robert B. Beegel (1912 – 1998)

10. Daniel Barnes was born March 17, 1880, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. He immigrated through Ellis Island on October 13, 1904 Ellis Island sailing on S. S. Oceanic; Source: http://www.ellisisland.org

He died on November 15, 1929, Manhattan, New York.

11. Ellen “Helen” Barnes was baptized August 5, 1881 at Kilcolman R. C. Church, County Kings (Offaly), Ireland. Adouglas. The sponsors were Pat Barnes and (N.R.) Barnes. She immigrated on April 29, 1908, in Ellis Island, New York, sailing on S.S. Campania.
Source: http://www.ellisisland.org. 

Helen married Ernest Howard Barnes (1885 – 1951) (no relation) on February 22, 1914. She died on November 11, 1973 at Lawrenceville, NJ and is buried in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, New Jersey. Their children were: Their first child died at birth. Ernest H. Barnes, Jr., Thomas Barnes, and Helen Barnes.

12. Thomas Barnes was born on October 14, 1884 at Aghadoughlass, County Kings, Ireland. He immigrated on October 14, 1909 at Ellis Island, New York on S. S. Majestic; Source: http://www.ellisislandrecords.org