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

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

[BARB551] James Barbor m. Joan
. [BARB561] James Barbar m. Alice
. . [BARB571] Nicholas Barbar m. Agnes Grinling
. . . [BARB581] Nicholas Barbar m. ?
. . . . [BARB592] Grace Barbar m. [WOOL591] Edmonde Woolnough

[BARB551] James Barbor (born c.1434) married Joan ---. They had at least one child as follows:

[BARB561] James (born at Chippenhall, Fressingfield, c.1486), married Alice ---, see later;

James died 1489.

[BARB561] James Barbar (born c.1486) and his wife Alice had at least two children as follows:

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

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

Robert (-), predeceased his father;

Agnes (-), married Thomas Aldous.

James died at Fressingfield (buried there, 6th January 1558-59, leaving a will, in which his beneficiaries included his wife Alice, son Nicholas (his executor), and Francis son of Nicholas. James held considerable property in Fressingfield, Mendham, Withersfield, Tiveshall, Dickleburgh, Gissling and Linstead.

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

[BARB571] Nicholas Barbar (born c.1524) and his wife Agnes had at least four children born and baptised at Fressingfield as follows:

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;

Simon (baptised 28th September 1562 IGI);

James (baptised 15th December 1565 IGI).

Nicholas died at Fressingfield (buried there 28th June 1598), 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.

[BARB581] Nicholas Barbar (born 1559) and his wife --- had eight children born and baptised at Fressingfield as follows:

Samuell (baptised 17th March 1576-77 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 1583-84 IGI);

Sara (baptised 27th September 1584 IGI).

There is also evidence of a Nicholas Barbar marrying (c.1576 IGI) a widow (Margaret Goodwin, formerly Godbold). She had previously married (Suffolk, 3rd December 1560 IGI) John Goodwin. Confusingly, the IGI shows a Nicholas Barber married 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.