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IGI denotes details extracted from International Genealogical Index, but not checked at source

This pedigree appears to have been fabricated.

Early entries have been extracted from Laurie Barber's website, who in turn acknowledged assistance from the late Donald Caddick (died 2003).

[BARB481] Robert le Barbour, the Elder, (born c.1260) married Margaret le Tanner. Robert died c.1330.

[BARB491] Robert le Barbour, the Younger, (born c.1280, at Fressingfield) married Catherine ---.

[BARB501] John le Barbour (born c.1310, [at Fressingfield] possibly married [WEYL513] Cecily de Weyland de Burghersia (see WEYLAND)

[BARB511] Roger le Barbour (born c.1330, at Fressingfield) married Eliza ---.

lBARB521] Thomas le Barbour (born c.1360, at Fressingfield) married Mary ---. Thomas died c.1435 and Mary died c.1440.

[BARB531] Sir Roger le Barbier de Felcourt (born c.1390, at Fressingfield) married Sarah Andreses (born c.1390)

[BARB541] Sir John Richard Barbur (born c.1410, at Fressingfield) married Lynn --- (born c.1415). John died 1457 at Fressingfield. Lynn died c.1485. . 

[BARB551] Sir James Barbor I (born c.1434, at Fressingfield), Earl of Suffolk, married 1. (1459, at Fressingfield) [BYRD552] Lady Joan de Byrd (born c.1439, daughter of [BYRD541] Sir John le Byrd & Lady Cicely Dutton (see LE BIRD); then  2. Joan. By his first marriage.  Joan died 30th January 1479. Sir James had three children:

Nicholas (born 1460 at Great Whittington, Northumberland);

John (born 1460, at Marston, Dorset};

Sir William (born c.1464, at Fressingfield), married (at Fressingfield, 1485) Margaret Wolnaugh..

it is unlikely that he could have two children in 1460 born at towns a considerable distance apart.

Lady Joan Barbor died 30th January 1479. Sir James then married 2. (c.1479-85) [XXXX552].Joan. By this second marriage Sir James had at least one son, though William (1464) said later he had two half-brothers.

[BARB561] James (born c.1486, at Chippenhall, Fressingfield, by Joan ---). He married [BOMI342] Alice de Bohun, see later.  This is elsewhere disputed, and Alice Jermyns proposed

James Barbor died  27th July 1498.

Chippenhall Hall is at Fressingfield.

]BARB561] Sir James Barbar II (born at Chippenhall, c.1486), Earl of Suffolk, married (29th April 1507, at Fressingfield) [BOMI342] Alice de Bohun, (daughter of Richard de Bohun (see BOHUN). [Elsewhere James' wife is shown as Alice Jermyns] They had at least five children as follows:

Rose (born at Stradbroke, 1503) married [GRIN561] Richard Grinling (see GRINLING),

Agnes (born 1512), married (1537) Thomas Aldous (born at Fressingfield, 1495);

Robert (born 1516), married Agnes. Robert predeceased his father;

Elizabeth (born 1520), married Richard Gyrling, and they had a son Robert (baptised at Fressingfield, 6th November 1555 IGI); 

[BARB571] Nicholas (born at Chippenhall, Fressingfield, c.1524), married Agnes Grinling, see later,.

unnamed daughter, married Henry Pratt (mentioned in James' will.

Sir James died at Fressingfield (buried there, 6th January 1558-59, leaving a will, Sir James held considerable property in Fressingfield, Mendham, Withersfield, Tiveshall, Dickleburgh, Gissing and Linstead. His will mentioned his widow Alice (executrix), son James (executor),

Alice died at Fressingfield (buried there 30th January 1579) and also left a will.

[BARB571] Nicholas Barbar (born c.1524), married c.1543 [GRIN572] Agnes Grinling (born c.1521, at Stradbroke, see GRINLING). They had five children born and baptised at Fressingfield::

Francis ([born c.1555], presumably eldest son, because mentioned in paternal grandfather's will), married (at Fressingfield, 1588 IGI) Elizabeth Cory;

[BARB581] Nicholas (baptised 23rd December 1559 IGI), married ---, see later;

Agnes (born c.1560), died 1599.

Simon (baptised 28th September 1562 IGI), married  (6th February 1589) Agnes Aldous. Simon died 12th September 1637.

James (baptised 15th December 1565 IGI).

Nicholas died at Fressingfield (buried there 28th June 1599), leaving a will in which his beneficiaries included his wife Agnes and his nephew Robert Gyrling (mentioned above), but no references to his son Nicholas and his children. Agnes died 1571.

[BARB581] Nicholas Barbar (born 1559) and his wife ---  [possibly Margaret Goodwin formerly Godbold] They had eight children apparently born in a span of eight years, and baptised at Fressingfield as follows:

Samuell (baptised 17th March 1576/7 IGI);

Elizabeth (baptised 8th December 1577 IGI);

James (baptised 5th June 1579 IGI);

Marie (baptised 5th July 1579 IGI);

[BARB592] Grace (baptised 8th October 1581 IGI), married (at Fressingfield, 23rd December 1605) [WOOL591] Edmonde Woolnough (born 1584), see WOOLNOUGH);

Martha (baptised 29th April 1582 IGI);

Susanne (baptised 16th February 1583/4 IGI);

Sara (baptised 27th September 1584 IGI).

Nicholas died 1588.

Confusingly, the IGI shows a Nicholas Barber marrying Margaret Woolnough (at Fressingfield, 23rd September 1565 IGI), and a child from this marriage was Nicholas (baptised at Fressingfield 28th August 1569 IGI, mother's name given as Mgarett). The relationship is not understood. There is evidence of a Nicholas Barbar marrying (c.1576 IGI) a widow (Margaret Goodwin, formerly Godbold). She had possibly previously married (Suffolk, 3rd December 1560 IGI) John Goodwin.

There were thus perhaps two Barbar families of Nicholas & Margaret at Fressingfield having children about the same time, making it impossible to differentiate between them, unless one of the families deposited their pedigree in the 16th-17th centuries.