Rev. Robert Barry
1820 - 1904

Courtesy of
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photograph by 'LOMBARDI & CO.
Photographers to the Royal Family, 13, Pall Mall East, London, S.W. & 113, Kings Road & 79, West Street, Brighton.

Today very little is remembered of the Revd Robert Barry and all he had done for the parish of North Tuddenham. This was even the case over 100 years ago in 1904 when at his death the Dereham & Fakenham Times printed this - "The Rev Robert Barry who has been incumbent for the long service of 53 years had restored the church, built the school and presented it to the church by a special deed. He also built the Rectory in the year 1852. Few of the young generation who have only known him in the later years are aware that he did this all at his own cost".
Below his his story:

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North Tuddenham Rectory was built in 1852. It’s prime purpose to be the new home of the' Rev Robert Barry' and his wife. The Coach House was built the following year in 1853. Rev Barry was appointed rector of St Mary’s Church in the parish of North Tuddenham, Norfolk on Friday 28th November 1851 following the death of the 'Rev Thomas Peacock' at the age of 95. Thomas was the father of 'George Peacock' the Dean of Ely Cathedral appointed in 1839, a position he held for twenty years. George also held the highest place in the mathematical honour list at Cambridge. The new building replaced the old parsonage/rectory where in 1795 the poet 'William Cowper' first stayed when he and his companion 'Mary Unwin' nee Cawthorne moved to Norfolk on the recommendation of the 'Revd Johnnie Johnson' of Yaxham who was Cowper’s cousin. Mary Unwin was the widow of retired clergyman 'Morley Unwin' who had both befriended Cowper after one of his attacks of depression where he tried to commit suicide.

1851: Oct 18 - Norwich Gazette

Nearly new, and calculated for Cottage Residence,

North Tuddenham Rectory,

William Spelman and Sons
Have received instructions
On Monday, 20th October 1851,
The FURNITURE, and other property, at the late residence of the late THOMAS PEACOCK, North Tuddenham, Rectory.
THE FURNITUR is nearly new, and comprises half-tester bedsteads and bedroom appendages, en-suit, in maple wood, feather-beds, bedding, window curtains, mahogany loo table, mahogany dining tables, elegant sofa table, sofa bedstead, fireside chairs, fancy chairs, &c.

Comprises a useful chestnut pony, about 13 hands high, quiet to ride and drive, a fashionable cab-shaped Pony-gig, on patent axles, set of harness.
Also Invalid’s chair, iron Garden Roll, Hay-cutting machine &c.
The Furniture may be viewed on the Morning of Sale until the commencement, at Eleven o’clock precisely.

Catalogues may be had at the offices of the Auctioneer’s, Norwich and Yarmouth

A sketch of the old parsonage house at North Tuddenham drawn in the days of William Cowper. The property was demolished prior to 1851 to make way for the Rev Robert Barrys new and present day premises. It appears to be closer to St Mary's then the new building and it looks like it was built from Wattle and daub. This was before the roof of St Mary's church was raised, another building project undertaken by the Rev 'd.

Cowper left Buckingham on July 28th and arrived at North Tuddenham (above) three days later. The property had become available because the rector, Thomas Shelford, had died in June. From the Parsonage House at North Tuddenham they moved on to Dunham Lodge near Swaffham then Mundesley before finally settling in East Dereham where Mary died in 1796 and then Cowper in 1800. They are both buried in the St Edmunds Chapel (now called the Cowper Chapel) in St Nicholas Church situated in the heart of the town. The house in the market place where they lived was demolished and a church built in its place designed by architect 'Edward Boardman' aptly now called ‘Cowper Memorial Congregational Church’, which is still there today.

As we are later to discover Rev Barry came from a very wealthy Yorkshire family. On reaching schooling age he followed his elder brother John to the Anglican Shrewsbury School in Shropshire as a boarder under the headmaster 'Samuel Butler' who retired in 1836 and then 'Benjamin Hall Kennedy' (of Latin Primer fame). Robert left in 1838. An earlier pupil of the school having left in 1825 was 'Charles Robert Darwin' the English naturalist and geologist best know for his contributions to the evolutionary theory. The next record shows 'Robert Barry' being admitted to St John’s College Cambridge on 25th January 1844 at the age of 24. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1848 and his Masters in 1851. He was ordained on the 19th December 1847 at St Pauls Cathedral by the Right Honourable and Right Reverend 'Charles James', Lord Bishop of London. He was first appointed curate at Whatton near Bingham, Nottinghamshire and then St Pancras London where he would remain for two years before being appointed to the Rectory at Hinderwell, Yorkshire. Robert Barry remained at Hinderwell for just over a year, moving from there to North Tuddenham.

The Old Rectory from St Mary's Churchyard
Note: For reasons unknown, the Rectory built by Rev Barry has from about the 1950's been known as the 'Old Rectory'.

Here he held the living from 1851 till his death on 15th August 1904. In his time here he built the new rectory, renovated the tithe barn (now demolished), and oversaw extensive alterations to St Mary’s Church in 1868 which included raising the roof, new windows, tiling of the walls to keep damp at bay and more, building a new village school in 1871 at his own cost to take 70 pupils under the first mistress 'Elizabeth Webster' and cottages. In all these projects he was generously supported by his father, also named Robert. The railway came to Dereham in 1847 opening the line from Wymondham so we would assume this is how the Barrys travelled to their new home in this remote rural Norfolk countryside.

Father of Rev Robert Barry (below)
Courtesy of
Fylingdales Local History Group

'Revd Robert Barry' was born on the December 29, 1820 at Whitby (LDS) - He was baptised at Sy Mary The Virgin Church, Whitby on January 1, 1821 - although in an obituary in the' Eagle' University of Cambridge it states December 19th 1821 as his birth date, which is wrong. Robert was the second son of 'Robert Barry' (1792) and his wife 'Dorothy Heaviside'. His mother died giving birth to his sister (Dorothy) named after her when Robert was just 3 year old, his father never remarried. Robert was baptised/christened on 1st January 1821 at Whitby. Rev Barry married 'Mary Ann Page' on the 18th June 1850 at Camberwell London at this time he was Rector of Hinderwell, Yorkshire. Mary was the eldest daughter of 'Robert Page' a ship owner and merchant of Peckham Rye, London. Rev Barry and Mary did not have children.


Rev Robert Barry
Mary Ann Page

Courtesy of
Nicky Dunnington-Jefferson
Rev Robert's Great, Great Niece

Sketches were drawn by Frances Lydia Gould (friend of the Barrys) daughter of Nathaniel Gould a wealthy merchant.

Historically it was traditional in families for the first son to be favoured to inherit the family fortune, the second son often went into the church or military, in the Barrys case both brothers chose the church. It is not known why; maybe there father (Robert 1792) was well aware of the pressures of his trade and that it was a very competitive market and wanted a more family orientated life for his children. Robert (1792) had married 'Dorothy Heaviside' on 24th October 1818; the service was performed by the Very Rev The Dean of York at Stokesley Yorkshire. Dorothy was a daughter of John and Margaret Heaviside who were dyers in Stokesley with a branch in London. Robert and Dorothy’s first child, a boy was born in 1819 they named him John, he was baptised on the 12th Oct at Whitby, followed by Robert in 1820 and a daughter in 1823 who was named Dorothy after her mother who sadly died either during birth or shortly after at the early age of 29.

The Haviside’s family in Stokesley were dyers in the town for many years, with a branch in London; one of the family was Captain Tom Havisides of the East India Company, famous for his presence of mind in saving the cargo of the Royal George from a fire in 1825, and after whom Heaviside's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) is named. Margaret Havisides' sister Dorothy married Robert Barry of Park Hill, Fylingdale, near Whitby, and died in 1823 aged 28. Some years later, John Langborne named her widower (Robert Barry) a trustee of his Will.

John became rector of Great Smeaton, Yorkshire in 1848 and married 'Letitia Anna Mercer' on 12th Sept 1850. They had four children, John Warren (Aug 13th 1851), Louisa Dorothy (1852), Robert Mercer (1853) and Emily Eupatan/Eupetoria Barry (1854). Rev John Barry died on the 14th Aug 1856 aged just 37 - It is recorded that John Warren and his two sisters were photographed by' Lewis Carroll' ('Charles Lutwidge Dodgson' 1832-1898) who's father was rector of Croft on Tees the neighbouring parish. Lewis Carroll was a writer, mathematician, Anglican cleric, photographer and artist. He is most famous for his writings of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', its sequel 'Through the Looking-Glass'.

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John died in 1856
age 37

Rev John Barry 1819-1856
Letitia Anna Mercer 1824-1911


John Warren Barry 1851-1920
Louisa Dorothy Barry 1852-1951
Robert Mercer Barry 1853-1928
Emily (Mimmie) Eupetoria Barry 1854-1936

Courtesy of
Nicky Dunnington-Jefferson
Rev Robert's Great, Great Niece

Sketches were drawn by Frances Lydia Gould (friend of the Barrys) daughter of Nathaniel Gould a wealthy merchant.


Robert Barry (1792) in his son’s memory donated to the parish church of St Eloy of Great Smeaton a substantial stained glass window pictured below. "The east window of three lights, on which is depicted the Crucifixion, is a memorial of the Rev. John Barry, a former rector".

St Eloy Church, Great Smeaton , Yorkshire


John Warren Barry had two trips to Corsica a mountainous Mediterranean island of the coast of Italy. In 1898 a book he wrote called 'Studies of Corsica' was published. It has recently been reprinted by the British Library, Historical Print Editions. John Warren initially spent five months travelling around the island with the object of studying the ligneous vegetation of the seaboard region, and so delighted was he by what he saw that from September 1882 to February 1885 he discovered the area in a more leisurely manner. His comments, from personal experience, are concerned with social matters and living conditions.

As virtually all projects were financed by either Robert Barry (1792) or his father John (1759) before him it is worth taking a look at how the Barrys obtained their vast wealth which ultimately financed and benefited many of their offspring, many parishes and parishioners.

The Barrys were very prominent Ship building/owners of Whitby, moving later to London. Their first ship was registered in 1787 at Whitby although it is known they had been active building ships at least twenty years before this by the founder of the firm another 'Robert Barry' 1725-1793 father to John (1759).

The firm had been run from a large town house, the address of which was Bagdale, Whitby. The property with its late eighteenth century façade stood in what later became Station Square and was adjacent to the Barry shipyard. Demolished in the 1920’s to make way for the present ‘bus station’ it was for a time the residence of the Whitby station master. John (1759) married 'Hannah Waite' on the 24th April 1788 at Whitby, they had eight children.

In 1819 John (1759) bought a large part of the Fylingdales, Yorkshire including eleven farmsteads and a water-corn-mill from' Lord Hotham' in whose family the lands have been since 1634. At the same time they also had homes in London for after the war with Napoleon there was a big slump in shipbuilding and Robert (1792) made the decision that the firm needed to be more in the heart of the mercantile trade so moved their offices to Bishops Gate where they were able to concentrate on cargo, this would later include the transportation of convicts. As the Barrys still retained their shipyards they were able to refit their ships at short notice making themselves available for quite a wide range of assorted cargo's from all parts of the trading world. A large number of their books, ledgers and letters are now in the National Archives. Unfortunately quite a few are very faded but they still give a very comprehensive insight of the mercantile business in those times. When the railway came to the Whitby area Robert (1792) was appointed director to the Northern Railways (Whitby to Pickering line).

Held in the highest esteem by the Barrys was 'Captain Edward Theaker' who commanded their ships for many years. On his retirement Captain Theaker was often called upon as their trouble shooter and was sent all over the world with very little notice. There is a splendid account of the Rev Barrys father (Robert 1792 and his grandfather John 1759) highlighting their business and management skills in a book called ‘Master Mariner Extraordinary’ by 'John Howard'. It accounts for ‘The Life and Times of Captain Edward Theaker of Staithes 1786 – 1865’. Here is some of the opening page:

“John Barry 1759 – 1837, followed by his son Robert Barry 1792 – 1871, sensitively tuned to the changing demands for shipping, had pitted their wits against events and fluctuations in the mercantile world for almost half a century, seldom failing to secure freight for their fleet of ships. When there was a call for transport to ferry troops, artillery, horses, ammunition and provisions to various theatres of war in the struggle against Napoleon, Barry ships were made available. Astute business men that they were, John and Robert Barry recognised that the risks involved were high. At the same time, they realised that the rich rewards would be worthwhile. Their ships were adapted to meet the needs of the war effort and the resultant income carefully husbanded, would be available to finance future ventures. In 1813, when the East India Charter was renewed and revised the Barry ships were among the first to seize the opportunities offered for trade with the Indies. As well as developing and efficient organisation as ship managers, the Barry family had a reputation for building stoutly constructed vassals in their shipyard. In 1845, Robert was also elected director of North Pickering Midland Railway Company who had bought the site occupied by the Barry shipyard and there built the station and its approaches. For almost eighty years, the Barry shipyard had been kept busy, not only in constructing, but in repairing vessels of all description".

North Tuddenham was not alone in Robert’s (1792) generosity for he set in motion a large rebuilding programme to update the 11 farmsteads on his estate including the watermill. The Barrys carried out major works to 'Fyling Old Hall', they lowered it a storey and ‘georgianised’ its appearance, though original mullion windows survive within the gable walls. 'George Young', writing in 1817 described it as having been in a ruinous state for a number of years previously, and this may still have been the case as late as 1843. John Warren Barry lived in the house later in the 19thC, before moving to Park Hill after 1871.

Fyling Old Hall
Low Farm Fylingdales
Fyling Hall now Fyling Hall School

'Low Farm', Fylingdales, was another model farmstead commissioned by Robert Barry, across the valley from Park Hill and probably its ‘home farm’, tenanted by 'Thomas Barry' Esq in 1843 who was the local agent for Lloyds of London through which all the Barry ships were insured. The outbuildings, around a fold-yard, are well-preserved and substantially intact. The elegant facade forms part of the view from 'Park Hill', now 'Fyling Hall School'. The fold-yard elevation is notably less detailed and more functional.

Robert (1792) also set aside by gift some of his land and together with the present rector 'Robert Jermyn Cooper' (who was Vicar for 57 years) financed the building of the new church ‘St Stephens’ at Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre on the Fylingdales, Robin Hood Bay, Yorkshire. It was designed by 'George Edmund Street' of Woodford perhaps best known for his design of the Royal Courts of Justice. Robert (1792) also built the family home named 'Park Hill' now 'Fyling Hall' a private school. In 1871.

St Stephens New Church Fylingdales
John Warren Barrys Famous Pigsty

After Robert's (1792) death in 1871 his grandson by his late son John inherited a considerable amount of his estate at the age of 19. He was later known as Squire John Warren Barry who became a local eccentric. As well as his writings (mentioned above) he was also famous for building the now historical pigsty (owned now and let as a holiday home by The Landmark Trust) in the style of a Roman Villa. Squire Barry also took over the Patronage of North Tuddenham after his grandfather died. The title of the north Tuddenham Rectory land and buildings were left to his second son Rev Robert Barry as was property and lands at Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre on the Fylingdales. His daughter Dorothy inherited her fathers house, land and stables at Whiby including the use of properties and lands for riding and her pleasure on the Fylingdales till her death.

Rev Robert Barrys uncle ('William Barry' 1803, brother to his father) was the rector of Blisworth Northamptonshire as was his son (both pictured below) and grandson after him and with the aid of the families wealth carried out many building projects in their parish - This could have inspired Rev Robert as North Tuddenham became virtually a mirror of Blisworth - Below is Rev William Barry, his son Rev Henry Thomas Barry and a picture of Blisworth Rectory in the early 1900s.

Uncle to Rev Robert Barry
Courtesy of
Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs

Rev William Barry was born February 28th 1803 and baptised on March 7th 1803 at Whitby, Yorkshire the youngest son of John Barry, Shipbuilder and Owner and his wife Hannah late Wait.
The Rev William, MA was instituted into the living of Blisworth in 1839. From records he disapproved of the old Rectory or maybe being only newly-wed it was more likely his wife Frances who objected to the old building for in 1842 he built a fine new Rectory with stables and substantial Coach House which was demolished about 1962 in order to widen the High Street.

William attended Burghwallis School Yorkshire (Mr Ewbank) - admitted pensioner to Trinity College Cambridge on February 27th 1821 at the age of 19 (Tutor Proof Monk) - BA in 1825 and MA in 1828 - Ordained Deacon 1827 - Priest (York) 1828 - Rector of Longstowe Cambridge 1836-9 - Rector of Blisworth Northants 1839-84 - Rural Dean 1853-74 - Rev William died December 10th 1884 only a few months after his wife.
During the Rev William's 45 years as Rector of Blisworth he oversaw many alterations and made many gifts to the church, for example three pieces of plate; an 1845 silver paten, an 1845 silver cup and an 1846 silver Alms dish - each bears the words “Presented to the Church of Blisworth by the Rector A.D. 1846”. The remaining and largest piece of Church Silver is a fine Flagon made in 1870 which bears the text: “Christus est immollatus nostram pascha”. The donor of this is not recorded. There was also some pewter plate which was thought to have been lost before the coming of the Rev William.

Rev William Barry married Frances Amelia Finniss on January 7th 1841 at Calne, Wiltshire - Frances was born July 9th 1809 in Bombay Maharashtra India although she was baptised Dec 12th 1812 at Rochester, Kent. She was the daughter of John Finniss, Army Captain & Chief of Police (Mauritius) and his wife Susanna late Major - In the 1881 census it mentioned Frances was blind - She died March 13th 1884.

The Rev. William Barry, MA Trinity College, Cambridge, was instituted into the old Tudaor rectory standing alongside the church at Blisworth in 1839. He evidently disapproved of the old Rectory for in 1842 he built a fine new Rectory with stables and substantial Coach House which have just been demolished (~1964) in order to widen the High Street. During the Rev. Barry’s 45 years as Rector he oversaw many alterations and made many gifts to the church, for example three pieces of plate; an 1845 silver paten, an 1845 silver cup and an 1846 silver Alms dish - each bears the words “Presented to the Church of Blisworth by the Rectore A.D. 1846”. The remaining and largest piece of Church Silver is a fine Flagon made in 1870 which bears the text: “Christus est immollatus nostram pascha”. The donor of this is not recorded. There was also some pewter plate which was thought to have been lost before the coming of the Rev. Barry.

Rev William had plans drawn up to carry out major restoration work to the church in May 1855 - soon the great flat lead covered roof, together with the medieval timbers, was removed from chancel and nave. The north aisle and porch were similarly treated. Inside, the singing gallery was removed and the tower arch was thrown open. The west-end doorway was restored with the present window, the seats were remodelled, and the dark paint was removed from the stone pillars and arches. The total wall area was treated with a coat of stucco - During those forty-five years, and apart from brief holidays, he appears to have been on duty for most occasions of Church and Village. He conducted approximately 1000 baptisms, 248 marriages and 460 burials. It became necessary to acquire a new burial ground, and this half acre of land, situated on the opposite side of the road to the Church, was consecrated in I863.
More on Blisworth by George Freeston can be found HERE

The Rev. Barry resigned in April of 1884 but he did not live long after, for he died on December 10th of the same year and was buried in Blisworth church yard, aged 81 years. There is also had a collection of pewter plate up to the coming of the Rev. W. Barry, but in 1843 it is recorded that this plate “appears to be lost”. It might interest readers to know the value of the silver plate.


Rev Henry Thomas Barry 1839-1914
Cousin to Rev Robert Barry
Rear of Blisworth Rectory built by the Barrys (now demolished)

REV. HENRY THOMAS BARRY - son of Rev William Barry (1803-1884)
Rev Henry Thomas Barry, M.A., was born at Blisworth in 1847, and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and followed in his father’s footsteps and was rector of Blisworth in 1884 where he remained for twenty years - Previous to this he had served as Curate at Abeford, Yorks, Burrough in Leicestershire, and nearby Litchborough - Rev Henry married widow Rose Maria Holt formerly Clough in 1876 - they had two children: [1] William Henry Barry (1877) - [2] Florence Dorothy Barry (1880) - More on children below...

Rose Maria Clough was born Mar 22nd 1837 - she was the daughter of John Clough (1803-1865) of Clifton House, York, Banker and Rosina Cumberland (1811-1869) - The Clough's are named in The Book of Royal Decent), web site link below - Her first marriage was to Lt Francis Sterling Brown Holt (1839-1872) of Birchwood, South Island, New Zealand (Lieutenant Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) - son of RAdm William Holt (c1790-1859) of Westminster and Frances Vesy (c1801-1839, descended from Edward III) - Frances Sterling Brown died on June 17th 1871 in South America - they had four daughters – [1] Fanny Vaughan, [2] Blanche Machell [3] Alice [4] Rose.

Rev Henry Thomas Barry M.A. resigned in 1904, after which he went on a two year world cruise. As customary, a presentation was made which comprised a silver tray suitably inscribed, and an illuminated address, which was no doubt written by the village cobbler, Mr. John Green, who lived at No. 20, Stoke Road; the sum of £20 had been collected towards the presentation articles.
More can be found here -

REV. WILLIAM HENRY (HARRY) BARRY - son of Rev Henry Thomas Barry's (1839-1914)
William (Harry) married Winifred Gertrude Bucknall on Dec 11th 1902 in St Jude, Kensington. - Winifred was born Feb 10th 1880 in Epsom. - The daughter of Henry Corfield Bucknall (1833-1903) and Isabella Cole (1840-1892)
William and Winifred had two children:

[1] Beatrice Gertrude Barry born Mar quarter of 1904 at Towcester – (3b 13)
[2] David Allen Barry born Dec quarter of 1906 at Towcester (13b 11)

Rev William Henry Barry became the 49th recorded Rector of Blisworth in 1904. He was born at Burrough on the Hill in Leicestershire and christened William Henry, but was destined to be called "Harry" from an early age. Harry Barry's juvenile days were passed at Winchester College. Later, when at Cambridge, his attention was turned seriously to the Church. He took his BA in 1898, but his ordination did not take place until three years later. His MA followed in 1902 when he was made Priest by Bishop Mitchinson in the absence of Bishop Glyn, who was suffering from the effects of a serious riding accident. There is no doubt at all that the Rev. Harry Barry was a keen horseman and follower of the hounds, and I am prompted to think that the "Quorn", as well as the Church, attracted him to Melton Mowbrey, where for two years he spent a busy time ministering to the needs of 8,000 parishioners. He worked hard with all the enthusiasm of his fervent nature which won him golden opinions. Regretfully, in 1903, he left the bustling atmosphere of Melton Mowbrey and returned to the tranquility of the family parish at Blisworth, complete with its "pretty little Church and slumbrous serenity".

When in the course of a few months he had familiarised himself with the people and parochial ways, the Rector (his Father) who was also the Patron, handed over the Living to his son "Harry". Soon, the new Rector, together with his wife, took the family place in the affections of the people. He followed in the traditions of his family as a Conservative in the field of Politics. It is still remembered that he never attempted to conceal his views an questions of the day. The Rev. Harry Barry, like his Father had been, soon became a notable hunting parson. The "Grafton Field" we are told, consisted of a large number of farmers, a few resident Squires, and a "nice sprinkling of Parsons," for whom all seemingly had the greatest regard, and of whom it was thought that one of their greatest duties on earth was to countenance and encourage good fellowship via the hunting field !! Of our Rector it was reported that "he had a rider's cheery disposition, and infectious geniality, fully enjoying a smart run with the Grafton on a cold and frosty morning." It was also reported that during much of the last century it was not easy for the village people (and the Grafton supporters) to imagine Blisworth Rectory without a Barry in occupation in the dual capacity of Priest and Squire.

The sands of time, however, were running out for the Barry family. In 1914 the Rev. Harry Barry resigned from the Living at Blisworth and thus ended three quarters of a century of successive Barry Rectors and Residents of Blisworth Rectory, which had been built by the first Barry in 1841.

(Much of the information contained in this issue comes from a privately published book of 1900 entitled "Northamptonshire Leaders Social and Political" in which two pages are dedicated to the life of the Rev. Harry (W.H.) Barry)

Winifred died May 26th 1935
1935: Death record - Winifred G Barry at Peterborough - Jun quarter (3b 252) age 55

Rev William Henry Barry died Apr 15th 1946
1946: Death record - William Henry Barry at Hereford - Jun quarter (6a 565) age 68
1946: Sep 28th – Probate – William Henry Barry who died Apr 15th 1946 – Beneficiary’s: David Allen Barry

FLORENCE DOROTHY BARRY - daughter of Rev Henry Thomas Barry (1839-1914)
Florence Dorothy Barry (1880) married on November 11th 1912 at the age of 32 to John Marshall Cairns age 32 in Midnapore, Bengal, India - it is not known if they had children.
John Marshall Cairns was born on Aug 10th 1880 at Balnamore, Antrim Ireland, son of Andrew Drysdale Cairns, Civil Engineer and Isabella Jessie Davidson Marshall?

John Marshall Cairns died on October 20th, 1940, at the age of 61.
He received his technical education at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and University and was afterwards articled to Messrs. Tatlock & Thomson, of Glasgow. In 1899, on completion of his articles, he was appointed chemist and assistant metallurgist to Messrs W. Beardmore & Co., of Glasgow, and in the following year he went to Spain as miner and assayer.
For the next ?ve years he was in Italy and the Island of Elba, on behalf of John Corry & Co., of Cardiff, and the Cav. Emilio Cortese, Mining Engineer and Geologist to the Government of Italy from 1906 to 1908 he was engaged on special work for the Prince Hohenlohe of Germany, mining and prospecting in Turkey, Asia Minor, Egypt, Brazil, Uruguay and Italy.
After a year’s professional work in Scotland, he had a brief trip to the Republic of Colombia, and six months in Spain on the, experimental cyanide plant of the Marquis Girona in Barcelona for six years from 1910 to 1916 he was in India and Baluchistan, chiefly on manganese and chrome properties, and in the latter year he returned to England to join H.M. Forces, serving in the Royal Engineers in France and Italy. He retired with the rank of Captain.
At the end of the war he was engaged by Messrs. Pease & Partners in general mining work in Spain and Norway, until 1921. After that date he practised as a consulting mining engineer on behalf of various ?rms, and visited India, Spain, Portugal and Germany. Mr. Cairns was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1907 and was transferred to Membership in 1920.

1940: Death record – John Marshall Cairns at Kensington – Dec quarter (1a 150) age 60

1967: Death record – Florence D Cairns at Woolwich – Dec quarter (5e 560) age 87

DAVID ALLEN BARRY - son of Rev William Henry Barry (1877-1946)
David Allen Barry was born on Oct 4th 1906 at Blisworth, Northamptonshire
David became an oil co. executive and from all accounts in his younger years lived and worked in Egypt

1931: Marriage record - David Allen Barry married Constance Myra Pakeman in Cairo Egypt - Vol: 25 – Page 194 – Line 83
Constance was born in the Jun quarter of 1910 at Ilford Essex daughter of Henry Charles James Pakeman (1878-1946) a Banker and Helen Maud Giles - Constance had an elder sister Winifred Helen.
David and Constance had children:

[1] Angela Susan Barry who was born Dec 14th 1932 in Egypt - Angela died in 2021 age 88.
1956: May 16th – Marriage at Claremont Wynberg, Cape, South Africa
Peter Huddy Browne Prew age 30 (Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy) to Angela Susan Barry age 22

The family made several trips to Egypt below are some of the records.

1920: Apr 24th - Emigration record – England to Port Said, Egypt
Ship: Nankin – Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
Miss Constance Pakeman age 10 – School Girl
1933: Nov 25th – Emigration record – England to Port Said, Egypt
Ship: Viceroy of India – Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
Angela Barry age 0
1927: Jun 15th - Emigration record – England to Port Said, Egypt
Ship: Nankin – Rajputana & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
David Allen Barry age 21 – Merchant
1933: Nov 25th – Emigration record – England to Port Said, Egypt
Ship: Viceroy of India – Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
Constance Barry age 24 (1909)
1927: Sep 17th - Emigration record – England to Port Said, Egypt
Ship: Nankin – Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
Miss Constance Pakeman age 17
1934: Nov 13th – Emigration record – Port Said, Egypt to England
Ship: Strathnaver - P & O S N Company
David Barry age 28 – Ref Oil Res
1933: Feb 21st – Emigration record – England to Port Said, Egypt
Ship: Orama – Orient.
Rev W H Barry age 55 – Clergyman
1934: Nov 13th – Emigration record – Port Said, Egypt to England
Ship: Strathnaver - P & O S N Company
Angela Barry age 2


1936: Feb 18th – Emigration record – England to Port Said, Egypt
Ship: Strathmore – P & O S N Company.
Rev W H Barry age 58 – Clergyman

There is ref to David and Constance divorcing - if that was the case below is a record of another marriage for Constance.
1946: Marriage record – Constance M Barry to Sydney S Sawyer at Eastbourne – Dec quarter (5h 424)

Constance died in 1980-9? age 79

1982: Death record – David Allen Barry at Exeter – Dec quarter – (21 1251) born Oct 4th 1906


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When Rev Barry died in 1904 his executor was his nephew, Squire Barry and it is he I believe who robbed us of all the paperwork, files and pictures of the Barrys including two oil paintings of John (1759) and his father Robert (1792) for he either destroyed the lot or took everything back to Yorkshire before handing the rectory over to the 'Rev Armstrong' of East Dereham, famous for his ‘Norfolk Diaries’ which contain quite a few entries of his time dining with Rev Barry at the Rectory after shooting crows in the woods.

Some of Barrys Ships to-date - in no paticular order - still searching for information

Discharged from transport service Sept 30th 1814. Sold to Robert Staite of London Oct 27th 1814
War Ship: In the Island of St Paul in the golf of St Lawrence. Oct 18th 1814 with a loss of 199 lives
Whitby 1801
Discharged from service on Jan 10th 1815. Repairs at Whitby amounting to £1,500 in Mar. Ran aground at Skingingrove Jan 17th 1828. Water logged and unmanageable
Discharged from service on Feb 27th 1815. Repairs at Whitby amounting to £1,000 in Apr.
Whitby 1810
William Lashley master, also, between July 1812 and April 1815 she served as a transport, principally calling at Spanish and Italian ports. Fifty-five transports of 15694 aggregate tons originally posted as transports between 1798 and 1802 were still in the service five years later - Discharged the service on Jun 23rd, 1815.  
Discharged the service on Jul 26th, 1815. Sold to Henry Fletcher & Son, London on 15th Sept, 1815
Discharged the service on Sept 9th, 1815.
Whitby 1813
Hull 1820
Refitted to transport convicts
Whitby 1828
Built for £1900 - Launched May 31st
Whitby 1827
Launched Jun 11th the property of Messrs Addison and Barry
Whitby 1814
Cost £14,000 to build - Employed in the East India Trade later refitted to transport convicts
Whitby 1818
Called after the brothers GW & S Hibbert, sugar importers, business associates of the Barrys
Whitby 1829
Supply ship, but carried passengers & some convicts to Australia.
Whitby 1830
Last ship to be built at Whitby – Launched on Mar 24th 1830 – Sep 27th 1834 engulfed by flames and sunk on passage from Bombay to London. Crew & passengers (2 infants) spent 13 days in row boats before reaching land
Calcutts 1824
Refitted to transport convicts
 Whitby 1815
 Whitby 1815
Whitby 1815
Whitby 1815 
CURLEW      Captain John Dixon of the Curlew, 17 February 1807
DOVE      The Dove, in 1823, carried hemp, tallow and studding-sail booms from the Baltic, with deals and deal-ends for dunnage from St. Petersburg - Captain Matthew Dobson
Whitby 1798
Letter from Robert Barry to Captain Kennedy of the Columbus, 8 January 1822
Whitby 1830
The Nymph was the last vessel ever built by Robert Barry, at a cost of £1950. She was offered for sale in early 1833 at £1600, but no purchaser was found until she was sold to Teignmouth in 1836.

* 1834: Mar 1 - Yorkshire Gazette - Saturday at Whitby - Death of Esther Robson - age 28, Esther, the wife of Captain Robson, commander of the ship, "John Barry". Her death is attributed to the following circumstances: - About a month ago whilst feeding a cat which had been placed in a basket for the purpose of being conveyed on board of her husbands ship, she received a deep scratch on the finger, of which she took little or no notice, until symptoms of inflammation began to make their appearance, which medical assistance was resorted to; but the inflammation increased so rapidly as to render every effort of professional skill abortive; mortification had also taken place and, after enduring great pain, death shortly afterwards closed the suffering of this young female.

We have to wonder at what stage of his voyage Esther's husband got to hear of this sad new as he had earlier set sail on April 4th taking the 'John Barry' on its third voyage this time to Hobart Australia transporting 320 male convicts. She arrived on August 11th 1834, no convicts had died en route. The John Barry docked in Sydney on Sunday 14th September 1834. This is a record that Captain John Robson remarried on August 19th 1838 in New South Wales to Martha, eldest daughter of Mr D Mills Esq, merchant of Liverpool.

A picture showing the rear of North Tuddenham Rectory, taken about the time of the Rev Robert Barrys death


Hall and Main Staircase
The Old Rectory is now a holiday home to go to their site click HERE
The information in their booklet on the Barrys is not correct - No link to Sir Charles Barry has been found.


West of the Rectory is the Paish Church of St Mary's

For information on St Mary's Church Click HERE

Below is the only memorial left to the
Revd Robert Barry
Situated just outside of the East Window of St Mary's




This page is still under construction

I have personalised this timeline to the Revd Robert Barry (1820) referred to as 'Rev Robert'. His timeline appear tight left.
The information off set to the right is infromation gathered of his imediate family which he would no doubt have been involved in.
It goes without saying we can go much deeper but I have kept to just key points

Acknowledgement: Nicky Dunnington-Jefferson (Rev Robert Barry's Gt. Gt. Niece) has very kindly allowed the use of her personal files relating to 'The Barry Family' thay were complied by Rev. Charles Alfred Barry (1862-1930), for Isobel Lady Dunnigton-Jefferson in 1928.

WHO were the parents of ROBERT BARRY (1719) - Shipbuilder of Whitby, Yorkshire?

The likely line seems to be John Barry of Guisborough, Yorkshire
Robert Barry's memorial stone states he died 1793 at the age of 75 this gives us a birth year of 1718/19 - We also know there was an Oliver Barry who was witness to his Will - another witness was Mark Noble - Oliver (1702 mentioned below) married into the Noble family (Elizabeth Noble) in 1728 - The males name Francis also seems quite familiar in this family so putting all these facts together, John Barry of Guisborough seems the main contender, more below.

1701: Dec 11 - Marriage record - John Barry of Guisborough to Elizabeth Nicholson at Yarm Yorkshire
John and Elizabeth had children

1702: Oliver Barry - baptised Dec 9 - son of John Barry of Guisborough - Oliver married Elizabeth Noble on Dec 24, 1728 at Sneaton - more later in Timeline
1704: Francis Barry - baptised Sep 5 - son of John Barry of Guisborough - Francis died as an infant in 1705
1709: John Barry - baptised Apr 20 - son of John Barry of Guisborough - John married Elizabeth Coates, Feb 16, 1746 at Ellerburne, Yorkshire
1711: Francis Barry - batised Jun 5 - son of John Barry of Guisborough
1719: Robert Barry - baptised Feb 20 - son of John Barry of Guisborough - (Ancestral Line see below)

ROBERT BARRY 1718/9-1793
1726: Feb 20 - Baptism record - Robert Barry at Guisborough, Yorkshire - son of John Barry (no mention of wife) LDS
Robert married Dorothy Easterby 1725-1783
Robert and Dorothy had children:

[01] Elizabeth Barry 1746-1810 - Baptised Jul 6, 1746 - daughter of Robert Barry a Carpenter, Whitby
Elizabeth married Thomas Hall - no marriage record found but mentioned in her Father's Will.
[02] John Barry 1749-1750 - Baptised Dec 27, 1749 - son of Robert Barry a Carpenter, Whitby - John died as an infant.
[03] Mary Barry 1752-1809 - Baptised 1752 - daughter or Robert Barry, Carpenter, Whitby - Mary age 23 married Christopher Craven age 31 (Master Mariner) 1740-1791 in 1776
[04] Robery Barry 1753 - ? - Baptised Oct 7, 1753 - son of Robert Barry, Carpenter, Whitby - no further information as to what happened to Robert.
[05] Francis Barry 1757-1757 - Baprised Jun 13, 1757 - son of Robert Barry, Shipbuilder, Whity - Francis died as an infant.
[06] JOHN BARRY 1759-1837 - Baptised Jan 30, 1760 - born May 11, 1759 - JOHN married Hannah Waite 1764-1840 in 1788 - Hannah is the sister to Elizabeth below - (Ancestral Line see below)
[07] Francis Barry 1762-1792 - Baptised Mar 14, 1762 - born Apr 2, 1761 - Francis married Elizabeth Waite 1762-1820 in 1784 - Elizabeth is the sister to Hannah Waite above.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Waite and his wife Hannah they had married in 1761 at Scarborough - Thomas Waite was witness to Robert Barrys Will in 1793
Francis Barry was a Master Mariner at the time of his marriage (probably on one of his father's ships)
Francis and Elizabeth had children:

[1] Elizabeth Barry (1785-1852)
[2] Dorothy Barry (1786),
[3] Robert Barry (1788-1788)
[4] Francis Barry (1790-1854)*

*Francis Barry (1790) married Frances Clark (1797-1879) - They had a son: Francis Thomas Barry who married Matilda Wilson - they had a daughter: Dorothy Ann Barry

Brass South of Chacel Walk
In Memory of Francis son of Francis and Elizabeth Barry who died Sep 28th 1854 aged 64 also Elizabeth daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Barry who died Mar 5th 1851 aged 67 also Elizabeth Barry (mother) who died Dec 12th 1820 aged 59.

[08] Dorothy Barry 1764-1794 - Baptised Jan 30, 1765 - born May 22, 1764 - Dorothy age 25 married James Wake 25 (Lighterman) on Jan 16, 1794 at Whitby - LDS - Dorothy died age 30 and was buried on Nov 30, 1794
[09] Ann Barry 1766 - 1795 - Baptised Feb 10 - born May 25, 1766 - Ann age 23 married Stephenson Ellerby age 23 (Master Mariner) on Dec 6, 1789 at York - LDS - Ann died age 29 and was buried on Jul 5, 1795
[10] Jane Barry 1768 - 1794 - Baptised Jul 22 - Jane married George Croft (Painter) on Aug 3, 1790 at Whitby - LDS - Janes died age 26 and was buried on Feb 21, 1794

Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society
A collection was deposited as the Barry Bequest, per Major H W Smailes, 1950s-1960s. Other items from this bequest are currently in the North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton.
John, Francis and Robert Barry commenced shipbuilding in Whitby in the 1780s. (From this it appears Robert (1725) and his two sons John (1759) and Francis (1762) were working together) Their shipyard was on the west side of the Esk, being the northern part of the shipyard previously occupied by the Coates and later by Thomas Hutchinson. Robert Barry died in Jan 1793 and the business was continued by his son John, who in turn was succeeded by his own son Robert. The yard was sold to the York and North Midland Railway Company in 1845 and the railway station and approaches to it built on the site.
This collection comprises accounts relating to Barry's shipbuilding activities 1802-1807, the bulk contains copy letters of John Barry covering business subjects 1805-1808; letter book of Robert Barry covering business matters including details of ships built 1815-1829, 1815-1843; cash book relating to Barry's ship owning activities 1818-1835; ledger containing records of accounts with individuals and of particular ships 1832-1839; freighting accounts for Barry ships 1822-1831; pro-forma insurance policies relating to voyages made by Barry ships 1818-1835; logbook of the Hyperion while on government service 1812-1815; notes on shipbuilding apparently kept by Robert Barry while studying shipbuilding at Northfleet c1840.

By kind permission of Nicky Dunnington-Jefferson we turn to some letter received by her family written by the late Rev. Charles Albert Barry (1862-1930) who in his research express his theory as to when the Barrys first became Shipbuilders.

Jarvis Coates on about 1740 field TWO shipyards as one, nearest to Bagdale Beck at Whitby, being succeeded by his son Benjamin Coates soon after 1750. Robert Barry, in turn, succeeded Benjamin Coates a to the ONE of the two shipyards, namely that adjacent to Bagdale Beck. As Robert Barry is described in the baptismal registers of his children 1746 onward simply as "Carpenter" until 1757, when this is changed to "Ship-Builder" - while the entry 1760 gives "Ship-Wright", and after "Ship-Builder"appears regularly - Robert Barry seems clearly to have succeeded Benjamin Coates by 1762, if not by 1757 when he had 'passed through the yard' and finished his apprenticeship - To change place and avocation from countryside and country life, so exactly at the turn of the tide, called for exceptional gifts of insight and of character.

Then we have a section taken from A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE PORT OF WHITBY, 1700-1914 by Stephanie Karen Jones in 1982.
Jarvis Coates, established the first Whitby shipyard, and its success influenced other local craftsmen and merchants to do likewise. Coates' name appears in a Whitby rate book of 1697, but probably the first ship to be built by him for which details survive was the William & Jane, of 237 tons, a three masted vessel built in 1717, which was still afloat when the shipping of the port was registered in 1786. It is possible that Coates built ships at Whitby before this date, which may have been sold to another port or lost at sea before compulsory registration was introduced. Young, a prominent local historian, writing in 1817, dates the establishment of 'regular shipyards' at Whitby from c.1730, made possible by harbour improvements, and the activities of Jarvis Coates in shipbuilding as from c.1740. It is not possible to assess the output of Coates' yard, as the name of the 8hipbuilder was included in certificates of registry at Whitby only in the case of new vessels registered after 1790. Coates died in 1739, to be succeeded by his second son, Benjamin Coates, who continued work in the same shipyard until his death in 1756. Coates' first son, also named Jarvis, whose name first appears in a Whitby rate book of 1717, established a second shipyard at Whitby 'just before 17501. The location of these shipyards, ascertained from contemporary descriptions became bankrupt in 1759, but the establishment of these two shipyards was vital to future shipbuilding at the port, because they were later to be taken over by three great Whitby shipbuilding families: the Barricks, Fishburns and Barrys. The first yard on the east bank of the Esk was established jointly by William Barker, John Holt, John Reynolds and John Watson - referring to themselves as the Dock Company.

Possible brother to Robert (1718/9)
Dec 24 - Oliver Barry (1702) married Elizabeth Noble at Sneaton, Yorkshire
Oliver and Elizabeth had childen: Oliver Barry (?) - Elizabeth Barry (1733) - Susannah Barry (1733-1778) married George Selby - Isabella Barry (1741-1747)

Ancestral Line:-
- John Barry born May 11th 1759 and died Jan 26th 1837, age 77 at Whitby, Yorkshire
- This is Rev Robert's Grandfather
1788: April 24 - The marriage of John Barry to Hannah Waite (sister to Elizabeth Waite who married John's brother Francis in 1784)
John and Hannah had nine children:

[1] 1789: Hannah Barry - Baptised Jul 8 - born Jul 5, 1789 - daughter of John Barry, Shipbuilder and his wife Hannah of Whitby
Hannah married William Brodrick 1783-1875 (solicitor) on Nov 8, 1813 - Hannah appears to have died in 1841 at Sculcoates Yorkshire age 52
Hannah and William had children:

[1] John Barry Brodrick 1814-99, Rector of Sneaton, Yorkshire
[2] George Bridrick 1819-94, Solicitor.
[3] William Brodrick 1823-85, Barrister
[4] Thomas Brodrick 1825-1909, Solicitor
[5] Ellen Brodridk died 1918

[1] 1790: John Barry – born Oct 4th Christened at Whitby on Oct 5th 1790 - son of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife
John died in 1832 - Newcastle Chronicle - At his father's house, at Fylingdales, near Whitby on the 20th September, after a long affliction, in the 42nd year of his age, John Barry Jun, Esq, eldest son of John Barry Esq, of Whitby and of Fylingdales.

[2] 1791: Eliza Barry - Born Sept 12th Christened at Whitby on Sept 16th 1791 - daughter of of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife
Eliza married John Campion a Banker on May 13th 1812.
John must have died before 1841 as he does not appear in any other census material. Another explanation could be….. he was at sea. We know that there was a shipbuilding firm named R&J Campion and Campion & Co, they were shipbuilders and owners. Other Campions in Whitby were Bankers.
Eliza and John had children:

[1] Eliza Holt Campion,
[2] Ann Campion 1817-74
[3] Maria Champion
[4] Emily Campion
[5] John Barry Campion 1824-1909.

[3] 1792: ROBERT BARRY – born Dec 25th Christened at Whitby on Dec 27th 1792 - son of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife - This is Rev Robert's father:
Robert married Dorothy Heaverside of Stokesley, Yorkshire in 1818, they had three children Rev. Robert being the second.

Brother to John Barry (1759)
Oct 31 - Francis Barry (1762) (Master Mariner) age 22 married Elizabeth Waite age 22 of Whitby by Licence - Elizabeth was sister to Hannah Waite, who married Francis's brother John Barry (1759)
Witness: Dorothy Barry and John Barry
Francis and Elizabeth had children:

[1] Dorothy Barry - baptised Oct 2, 1786 daughter of Francis Barrry (Master Mariner) and Elizabeth his wife of Whitby
[2] Robert Barry - baptised Jan 18, 1788 son of Francis Barry (Shipbuilder) and Elizabeth his wife of Whitby
[3] Francis Barry - baptised Dec 19, 1790 son of Francis Barry (Shipbuilder) and Elizabeth his wife of Whitby

1788: Aug 24 - John Barry (1759) (Shipbuilder) age 28 married Hannah Waite age 24 of Whitby - by Licence - (Ancestral Line)
Witness Dorothy Barry [etc]

1793: - At this time Robert Barry (1725) died age 74 - he was buried on Jan 21, 1793 at St Mary the Virgin Church Whitby - below are some details from his Will

Alter Tomb, South Chanel Block.
Dorothy Barry who died Oct 8th 1788 aged 58 also to Robert Barry Shipbuilder who died Jan 18th 1793 aged 75 years.

By kind permission of Nicky Dunnington-Jefferson - in a document from Rev Charles Alfred Barry (1862-1930)

1793: February – WILL – ROBERT BARRY of Whitby; Shipwright
To son, JOHN BARRY: silver Coffee pott & stand, the new silver Pint, the Clock.
To grandson, FRANCIS BARRY: silver Tankard with lidd.
To granddaughter, DOROTHY BARRY: the old silver Pint.
To daughter, DOROTHY BARRY: silver Waiter and silver Tankard.
To daughter, ANN, wife of STEPHENSON ELLERBY: silver Tankard.
To daughter JANE, wife of ROBERT CROFT: silver Tankard.
All the rest of household goods, plate, beds, linen and furniture to said three daughters DOROTHY, ANN, & JANE, to be equally divided among them.
All houses or tenements, lands, my houses or tenements, land, hereditaments and premises with appurtenances (value £350): to said son JOHN BARRY and his heirs etc: charged first however with payment of £50 to DOROTHY, ANN and JANE severally: £50 to daughter ELIZABETH, the wife of WILLIAM HALL, £50 daughter MARY CRAVEN, widow, £25 grandson Francis and £25 to granddaughter DOROTHY when they reach 21.
All else to be divided into 7 equal parts, 1 to DOROTHY, 1 to JANE, 1 to ELIZABETH, 1 to MARY, 1 to ANN less £100 paid since her marriage, 1 to JOHN: and remaining part in trust for DOROTHY and FRANCIS, children of ELIZABETH along with the £25 to same aforesaid.
To John, Pew in Whitby Church; he paying 5 daughters £4 each and two grandchildren £2 each.
Also to JOHN and 5 daughters 1/7 each of £100 deducted from Ann’s share: and the other 1/7 to DOROTHY and FRANCIS.

[4] 1794: Jane Barry – born Jul 9th Christened at Whitby on Jul 11th 1794 - daughter of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife
Jane married William Skinner Marshall 1792-1869, Stokebroker & Mexican Merchant at Whitby in 1827.
Jane and William had children:

[1] John Barry Marshall 1830-55
[2] Robert Manning Marshall 1832-1928, Rector at Henenham, Norfolk
[3] James Marshall 1836-51
[4] Alice Marshall 1831-1910.

[5] 1796: Maria Barry – Born Jun 15th Christened at Whitby on Jun 23rd 1796 daughter of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife
Maria must have died as another Marria took her name in 1800

[6] 1797: Thomas Barry – Born Oct 18th Christened at Whitby on Oct 24th 1797 son of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife
Thomas became a farmer and lived at Low Farm Fylingdale on his brother Robert’s (1792) estate, it is not known if he married or had children - Thomas is thought to have been an agent for Lloyds insurance brokers which Robert (1792) insured all his ships.

[7] 1800: Maria Barry - Born Jun 4th Christened at Whitby on Jun 9th 1800 daughter of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife
Maria married Henry Simpson 1796-1875 shipowner & Banker in 1827, Maria died in 1849 aged 49.
Maria and Henry had children:

[1] Isobel Simpson
[2] Fanny Simpson
[3] Clara Simpson
[4] Eliza Simpson
[5] John Barry Simpson
[6] Henry Simpson

[8] 1803: William Barry – Born Feb 28th Christened at Whitby on Mar 7th 1803 son of John Barry, Shipbuilder of Whitby and Hannah his wife
William became rector of Blisworth, Northamptonshire and married Frances Amelis Fennis 1809-84.
William ans Frances had children:

[1]William Robert Barry 1842-1851
[2] George John Barry 1846-1897
[3] Henry Thomas Barry 1847-1918 - Rector of Blisworth

1818: Oct 27th – Robert Barry (1792) married Dorothy Heaviside at Stokesley, Yorkshire.
Times News Paper - At Stokesby, on the 24th inst by the Very Rev The Dean of York Miss D Heaviside to Robert Barry, esq. Of Whitby" NB: Robert Barry was a Whitby Ship owner

Dorothy was baptised on January 12th 1795 at Stokesley Yorkshire, North Riding, the daughter of John Haviside a Dyer

The Heaviside family were dyers in the town for many years, with a branch in London; one of the family was Captain Tom Havisides of the East India Company, famous for his presence of mind in saving the cargo of the Royal George from a fire in 1825, and after whom Heaviside's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) is named.

Robert (1792) and Dorothy had three children:

[1] 1819: John Barry - Born Oct 11th Christened next day, Oct 12th 1819

[2] 1820: ROBERT BARRY – Born Dec 29th Christened at Whitby Jan 1st 1821

[3] 1823: Dorothy Barry – Born May 11th Christened at Whitby on May 13th 1823

1820: ROBERT BARRY – Born Dec 29th Christened at St Mary The Virgin Church, Whitby Jan 1st 1821

Rev Robert's mother died he was aged 3
1823: Dorothy dies aged just 29
No cause of death is known but we assume it was child birth related.

Rev Robert's grandfather purchased the Fylingdale estate
John Barry (1759) purchased the South Fyling estate.
Robert (1792) was aged 27 when his father bought the Fylingdales Estate at Robin Hood Bay, Yorkshire, from Lord Hotham in whose family the lands had been since 1634. With his son Robert he began an extensive programme of rebuilding. This included replacing Old St. Stephens Church in 1822, building a New Hall and fine planned farmsteads, as well as improving all the other farms on the property.

1830: Foreign competition made shipbuilding uneconomic, Earl of Eldon was the last ship built by the Barrys at Whitby. The concentrated on Ship-Owning and Trading and opened an Office in Bishopsgate London.

1833: Robert together with his elder brother John were admitted to Shrewsbury Boy’s School in Shropshire - This was the same school that Charles Robert Darwin had attended albeit he had left by 1825

Rev Robert's father called to London to face the Select Commitee.
July 04 – Robert Barry (1792) was called to give evidence before The Select Committee for his views on the decline in shipbuilding after the war with Napoleon.
He stated at this time he owned 11 ships.

6012. WHAT is the business in which you are engaged?—I was engaged as a ship-builder in Whitby, till the year 1830; I then relinquished the ship-building business, because I could not make it pay.
6013. What business are you engaged in now?—I am attending to the ships I have, as a ship-owner.
6014. In what trade are your ships engaged?--In various trades; some in the East India trade, some in the North American trade, some in the Baltic trade, some in the Brazilian trade, and some in the Mediterranean trade.
6015. How many ships have you?—My father and I have 11 sail between us, about 4,000 tons.
6019. Is your establishment now in London or at Whitby?—I reside at Whitby, but have a counting-house in London, and my business is carried on in London.
6020. Were your father and grandfather also ship-builders?—They were, upon the same premises, between 70 and 80 years.

6033. Are you subject to any heavy rent or charges?--No, I am rent free.
6115. From the conclusion of the war in 1815 till 1825, were the ship-building. establishments in Whitby in tolerably good employment?—Yes.
6116. Better than at the present moment?—Much better.
6117. To what do you attribute the falling off?—To the foreign competition.

Rev Robert's grandfather died
1837: Feb 1st – John Barry (1759) died - On the 26th ult., at Whitby, Yorkshire, John Barry, Esq., in his 78th year. On the death of his father Robert Barry (1792) inherits The Fylingdale Estate at the age of 44

Marble South Wall of Church
Sacred to the memory of John Barry Esq who died Nov 26th 1837 aged 78 also John, son of the above who died Sep 6th 1832 aged 41 years also Hannah, wife of the above John Barry esq who died Mar 8th 1840 aged 76 yearts.

Rev Robert's Uncle is appointed Rector of Blisworth
1839: Sep 20th William Barry (1803) became Rector of Blisworth, Northamptonshire.
William married Francies Amelia Fenniss at Calne Wiltshire in 1841 – they had three sons.

Rev Robert's grandmother (wife of John 1792) died
1840: Hannah Barry nee Wait died and is buried in Whitby churchyard

The first British census: - The Barrys were living in London
1841: Tavistock Square London
Robert Barry – age 45 - of independent means
John Barry – age 20 - of independent means
Robert Barry – age 20 - of independent means
Dorothy Barry – age 18 - of independent means
Hannah Parrett – age 40 – Servant
Ann Wright – age 30 – Servant
William Harvey – age 20 – Servant

1844: Jan 25th – Robert Barry admitted to St John’s College, Cambridge. Son of Robert, shipbuilder - Born December 19th 1820 at Whitby Yorks - p., Dr Hymers, Mr Merivale
Certificate from Mr Barry, Trinity Collage - Source: St John’s College, Cambridge.

1847: - St John’s College Cambridge, Robert Barry BA - Source: St John’s Collage Cambridge

From records Robert Barry owned property at North Tuddeham, Norfolk from 1847, how and why is still a mystery - we also assume it was Robert senior?
Norfolk Electoral Register - North Tuddenham, Norfolk - Freehold land and House in Low Road owned by Robert Barry of Pickhill near Tylong Dale, Whitby, Yorkshire - which later is recorded as Parkhill, Flyingdales, Whitby.

1847: Dec 19th - Robert Barry was ordained by the Bishop Blomfield in St Paul’s Cathedral, London - At an Ordination held in the Chapel within the Palace at Fulham in the County of Middlesex by the Right Honourable and Right Reverend Father in God Charles James Lord Bishop of London on Sunday the 19th of December 1847, His Lordship Ordained the following 29 Persons….. Deacons - Source: The Bishop of London’s Act Book 1845-53 (Guildhall Library Ms 9532A/4

Rev Robert Barry was Curate at Whatton Church Northamptonshire

1847-1850: - Rev. Robert Barry was appointed Curate of St Pancras Church London – This was his London home territory

1850-1851: - Rev. Robert Barry was Rector of Hinderwell, Yorkshire

1850: Jun 18th – Rev Robert Barry married Mary Ann Page at Camberwell,
The Gentleman’s Magazine – Volume XXXIV – July – Dec - Page 319 – Births Marriages
At Camberwell, the Rev Robert Barry, rector of Hinderwell, Yorkshire, second son of Robert Barry esq. of Fylingdales and of Endsliegh Street London. To Mary Ann the eldest daughter of Robert Page esq of Peckham Rye

MORE on Robert Page

Robert Page was born about 1785 he states what is thought to be Gorleston, Norfolk - the below could be him
There are many men with the name Robert Page in the Great Yarmouth area so it is not easy to pin this man down.

This is a long-shot but this is the only close record at this time
Oct 20 – Baptism at St Nicholas Church Great Yarmouth
Robert Page born October 19th 1785 son of Charles Page and his wife Anne Robinson

1820: Nov 19 or 29 - Marriage - Robert Page to Mary Ann Dryden at Whitechapel
Robert and Mary Ann had children:

1822: Jun 5 - Baptism - Marry Ann Page born Oct 10, 1821 daughter of Robert Page and his wife Marry Ann at Newington, Surry
1825: Apri 20 - Baptism - Robert Dryden Page born Jan 27 - 1824 - son of Robert Page, Gent and Mary Ann his wife of Herrington Road, High Street
Robert died Apr 9 1877 - he was buried on April 12 at Hawkhurst, Kent - his sister Charlotte Swanston was beneficiary to his Will.
Aug 14 - Baptism - Charlotte Hannah Page born Aug 7, 1825 - daughter of Robert Page, Gentleman and Mary Ann his wife of the High Street - Entry 435 - LDS
Charlott e married Thomas Swanston in the Jun quarter of 1877 - She died on Aug 13, 1911 at Worthing, Norfolk - beneficiary to her Will was Giles Theodore Pilcher and Hubert Dynes Ellis

1829: July 8th - Ship ISABELLA - Built at Prince Edward Island, 1825.
J Jones sold the whole to Brodie Augustus McGhir and Robert Page, ship brokers and co-partners, London.

Rev. Robert’s wife Mary Anne with her parents
1841: Census - Rye Common, Camberwell Peckham
Robert Page - age 55 - Merchant
Mary Ann Page - age 40
Robert Page - age 15
Mary Ann Page - age 15
Jane Parton - age 25
Peter Bevis - age 35
Robert Whiting - age 25
Phillis Allingham - age 25
Elizabeth Humphreys - age 30

Rev. Robert’s wife Mary Anne’s parents
Census – Camberwell London
Robert Page – Head – age 66 1785 – Ship Owner & Insurance Broker - Colstorn, (should this be Gorleston), Norfolk.
Mary Ann Page - Wife – age 52 1799 - Mile End, Middlesex
Charlotte H Page – Dau – age 25 - Newington, Surrey.
Thomas Baker - Servant – age 34 - Guildford, Surrey
Mary Higgs - Servant – age 27 – Greenwich, Kent
Elizabeth Keppley – Servant – 46 - ??
Richard Parker – Servant – age 29 - Leatherhead, Surrey
Sarah Smith – Servant – age 36 - Fulham, Middlesex

1854: July 4th - The London Gazette:
Notice is hereby given, That the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Robert Page, Richard Collins Smith, and John Barry Simpson, carrying on business at No: 12 George-yard, Lambard Street, and late on No: 1 Bishopgate-street, both within the City of London, as Ship and Insurance Brokers, under the style or firm of Page, Smith and Simpson, has been desolved by mutual consent, as on and fron the 31st day of December last, as regards the sadi Robert Page.

Sometime between the census Robert died as we find Mary a widow in 1861
As we have the record below it could be that Robert died about 1858-9

1859: Constituency: City of London. Register of freemen being liverymen
Robert Page - No 4844 - Shipwright - Peckham Rye Common

1861: Census - 66 Grand Parade Brighton Sussex
Mary A Page - Lodger – Widow – age 62 (1799) – no occupation - Stepney, Middlesex
Charlotte H Page – Dau – Single – 36 (1825) - Kennington, Surrey
Mary A Barry - Dau – Married – 39 (1822) - Kennington, Surrey – Rev Robert’s Wife
John McDonald – Servant – 36 (1825) – Coachman - Inverness


1851: Robert Barry achieved his Master of Arts

Rev Barrys elder brother
1850: Sept 12 - John Barry married Letitia Anna Mercer at Northallerton
Letitia born about 1824 at Woodford, Surry was the second child of nine children of Thomas Warren Mercer (Vicar of Northallerton Yorkshire), and Sarah Campbell Mercer - John and Letitia had four children and they were given a mixture of the family’s names John Warren Barry born about 1852 at Northallerton, Yorkshire; Louisa Dortha, born about 1853 at Smeaton, Yorkshire; Robert Mercer Barry, born about 1854 at Smeaton and Emily Eupatan, born about 1855 at Smeaton.

1850: Sept 16 - Evening Mail - On Thursday on the 12th inst, at the parish church Northallerton by the Rev Robert Barry BA, rector of Hinderwell, the Rev John Barry, rector of Great Smeton, eldest son of Robert Barry Esq of Park-Hill, Fylingdales to Letitia Anna second daughter of Rev Thomas Warren Mercer MA, vicar of Northallerton all in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

John Warren Barry together with his two sisters, as children, were photographed by Lewis Carroll - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', its sequel 'Through the Looking-Glass', which includes the poem 'Jabberwocky', and the poem 'The Hunting of the Snark', all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.

1851: Census – Hinderwell Yorkshire
Robert Barry – Head – age 30 – Rector of Hinderwell - Whitby, Yorkshire
Mary Ann Barry – Wife – age 29 – Isenghrin, should be Kensington
Margaret Ferguson – Servant – age 35 – Rectors Servant - Lay Newton, Durham
Jane Hicks – Servant – age 22 – Rectors Servant - Stathis, Yorkshire

Rev Robert’s brother John Barry was Rector of Great Smeaton Yorkshire
1851: Census – Great Smeaton, Yorkshire
Rev John Barry - Head – age 31 – Rector - Whitby, Yorkshire
Letitia Anna Barry – Wife – age 27 - Woodford, Essex
Dorothy Lodge – Servant – age 20 - Askern, Yorkshire
Isabella Lodge – Servant – age 16 - Thrintoff, Yorkshire

Rev. Robert’s Uncle William Barry
1851: Census – Blisworth Northamptonshire
William Barry – Head – age 48 – Rector of Blisworth - Whitby, Yorkshire
Francis A Barry – Wife – age 41 – Rectors Wife - East Indies, Madrys Presidney
George I Barry - Son – age 5 – Scholar at Home - Blisworth, Northamptonshire
Henry Thomas Barry – Son – age 3 – Scholar at Home - Blisworth, Northamptonshire
Fanny Bartley – Servant – age 32 – Governess - North America, Bermads
William Denton - Servant – age 22 – House Servant - Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire
Elizabeth Richards – Servant – age 49 – House Servant - Bythorn, Huntingdonshire
Charlotte Smith – Servant – age 25 – House Servant - Bruerne, Northamptonshire
Hannah Williams – Servant – age 43 – House Servant - Swerford, Oxfordshire, England

Rev Robert's father and sister
1851: Census – Park Hill Fylingdale
Robert Barry – Head – age 58 - Land Proprietor – Whitby
Dorothy Barry – Dau – Single – age 28 – Whitby
Ann Waddington – Servant – Single - age 29 – House Servant – Bale near Pontefract
Hannah Partitt – Servant – Single – age 20 – House Servant – Mickelby
Hannah Daughty – Servant – Single – age 20 – House Servant – Whitby
Henry Bennett – Servant – Single – age 40 – House Servant – Bunty
John Nodgen – Servant – age 17 – Errand Boy – Yorkshire Dales

1852: - Rev Robert Barry built the new rectory at North Tuddenham, Norfolk. The handsome rectory house is in the Elizabethan style
Robert’s father generously supported his son financially in this project - Where are the plans and authority from the Bishop?

1853: Rev. Robert added the coach house to the rectory.

1854: 8th November - Source: Armstrong’s Norfolk Diary Introduced by Professor Owen Chadwick. Page 51.
Dined with Barrys of Tuddenham. Conversation after dinner dealt with the subject of belief in ghosts and none of the company disbelieved in them. Some said that fear of them in Norfolk is so common that the poor will not walk through a churchyard alone at night and prefer having a child with them if they enter the sacred edifice to clean it by day. I was much interested as I had been reading about some remarkable cases of supernatural appearances in a memoir of the Rev. R.H. Barham, the author of the famous Ingoldsby Legends.

Rev Robert’s brother John died
1856: Aug 14th - John Barry died aged 37 years old at Great Smeaton, Yorkshire (no course of death is known at this moment in time) His widow and children are seen later in census material staying with Rev. Robert’s parents at Fyling Hall, Robin Hood Bay, and their great uncle William Barry at Blisworth rectory Northamptonshire - T
he Observer News Paper: - Burial - On the 18th at the Rectory, Great Smeaton, near Northallerton, the Rev. John Barry, M.A., Rector of that place; in his 37th year.

Rev. Robert’s uncle Thomas Barry died
1856: Thomas Barry died; Ing’s House to Let - It is thought Thomas was the agent for Lloyds of London Insurance and handled the insurance on Rev Robert's father's ships

1857: Jan 6th - Source: Armstrong’s Norfolk Diary Introduced by Professor Owen Chadwick. Page 63.
Dined with the Barrys. Rather formal…… (no other entry!)

1859: May 11th - Source: Armstrong’s Norfolk Diary Introduced by Professor Owen Chadwick. Page 77.
Drove Dove to Barrys to dinner with some rook-shooting afterwards. Killed three dozen.

1860: Oct 24th - Source: Armstrong’s Norfolk Diary Introduced by Professor Owen Chadwick. Page 87.
To a gentleman’s party at Tuddenham Rectory. A great deal of “shop” talked to which, in the entire absence of laymen, one did not object. It was edifying to hear the only low churchmen present enlarge on the untenableness of private judgement!

Mary Ann Barry nee Page father died
1860: Death record - Robert Page at Camberwell - Sep quarter
1860: Apr 3 - Morning Post - On the 21st February at Trinty Lodge, West Bourne Terrace, Robert Page Esq, late of Peckham-rye-common, age seventy six

1861: Census – The Rectory, North Tuddenham
Robert Barry – Head – Married – age 40 – Rector – Whitby Yorkshire
Ann Dack – Servant – Single – age 25 – Cook and Domestic Servant – Hackford Norfolk
Mary Osborne – Servant – Single – age 20 Housemaid – Toft Monks Norfolk
Hannah Rudd – Servant – age 15 0 Under Housemaid – North Tuddenham

Mary Ann Barry was in Brighton at the time of the 1861 census with her mother.
1861: Census - 66 Grand Parade Brighton Sussex
Mary A Page - Lodger – Widow – age 62 (1799) – no occupation - Stepney, Middlesex
Charlotte H Page – Dau – Single – 36 (1825) - Kennington, Surrey
Mary A Barry - Dau – Married – 39 (1822) - Kennington, Surrey – Rev Robert’s Wife
John McDonald – Servant – 36 (1825) – Coachman - Inverness

Rev. Robert’s Uncle William Barry
1861: Census – The Rectory Blisworth Northamptonshire
Revd. William Barry Head – age 58 – Rector of Blisworth - Whitby, Yorkshire
Frances A Barry - Wife – age 51 - East Indies, Balcarby
George J Barry – Son – age 15 – Blisworth, Northamptonshire
Henry T Barry – Son – age 13 – Blisworth Northamptonshire
Anne Chapman - Visitor – Widow – age 43 – Rectors Niece – Whitby - Rev Robert’s Aunt Jane’s daughter
Maria Campion – Visitor – Single – age 41 – Rectors Niece – Whitby - Rev Roberts Aunt Eliza’s daughter
Ada F Chapman – Visitor – age 15 – Rectors Grand Niece - Norton, Durham, England
John W Barry – Visitor – age 9 – Rectors Grand Nephew - Northallerton, Yorkshire – Rev Robert’s nephew John Warren Barry
Hannah Williams - Servant – Single – age 52 – House Maid - Swerford, Oxfordshire
Eliza Gardner - Servant – Single – age 33 – Lady’s Maid - Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mary Footer - Servant – Single – age 38 – Domestic Cook - Paulerspury, Northamptonshire
William Spooner – Servant – Single – age 28 – Coachman - Nayland, Suffolk
Thomas Tee – Servant – Single – age 22 – House Servant - Gretton, Northamptonshire

Rev Robert’s Father
1861: Census – Park Hill House – Fylingdales
Robert Barry Head – Widower - age 68 - Land Proprietor own account - Whitby
Dortha Barry – Dau – Single – age 36 – Lady - Whitby, Yorkshire
Letitia Barry Dau inlaw – Widow – age 35 – Lady - Woodforth, Essex
Louisa Dortha Barry – Grand Dau – age 8 - Great Smeaton, Yorkshire
Robert Mercer Barry – Grandson – age 7 - Great Smeaton, Yorkshire
Emily Eupatan Barry Grand Dau – age 6 - Great Smeaton, Yorkshire
Emila Mary Panton – Servant – Single – age 23 – Governess - Narmathan, Warwickshire
George Millson – Servant – Single – age 24 – Butler - South Cave, Yorkshire
Mary Dobinson – Servant – Single – age 31 – Cook - Osmotherley, Yorkshire
Margriet Harland - Servant – Single – age 22 – Housemaid - Whitby, Yorkshire
Mary Ann Snaith – Servant – age 18 – Housemaid - Whitby, Yorkshire
George Wray – Servant – age 17 – Stable boy - Buswork, Yorkshire
Rev Robert’s brother John died at the age of 36. His wife and children are staying with Rev Robert’s father. The other son John Warren Barry was staying with his Great Uncle Rev William Barry at Blisworth.

Rev Robert's Uncle
(John Barry, born 1790 was recorded as a China Merchant living in Paddington

Rev Robert’s Grandfather died on his mother’s side
1862: Oct 31st - at the Rectory Manor, Walthamstow, after a long illness, Thomas. Haviside Esq., aged 75.
Source: The Malton Messenger for the year 1862

1862: Sep 6 - Norfolk Chronicle
WANTED a SCHOOLMISTRESS, for a small Mixed Church School. She must be a Communicant, able to Teach Singing, and to lead the Singing in the Church if required. The School is not under Government Inspection. Salary £20 a-year, the School Pence, and a small Cottage.
Address, The Rev R Barry, North Tuddenham Rectory, East Dereham.

1863: Oct 13th - Source: A Norfolk Diary (1949) by B.J. Armstrong: page 106.
Met the Bishop of Norwich and the clergy of the Deanery at Yaxham Rectory. Where his lordship has been making a visit. The Bishop proposed “to hold counsel with his brethren on the subject of advisability of admitting laymen to our ruridecanal deliberations.” This is a very modest way of putting it, but in the ‘council’ the Bishop, though stating both sides, always indicates plainly enough, the way in which he wishes the decision to go. Then the two Rural Deans, being of his own appointment, invariably followed suit. The clergy then say nothing, either through timidity or the desire not to thwart the evident bias of the Bishop. The result is that the meetings are useless as an expression of opinion. I had made up my mind to be silent, but felt, constrained to differ from certain of the speakers. Though I did so with much respect as possible, I could see that the Bishop disliked it Du Port, of Mattishall and Barry, of North Tuddenham, said a word on my side, but on the whole the clergy were ‘mum’ and seemed as cowed as schoolboys before their master.

Rev Robert's father was involved in local politics
1865: - Jun 7th - Whitby
On Monday a meeting was held in St.Hilda's Hall for the purpose of organizing an opposition to the re-election of Mr.H.S.Thompson, the present member for that borough. Mr. Samuel Flintoft moved, and Mr. William Wood seconded, that Mr. George Hudson be invited to contest the seat. Mr. Robert Barry moved, and Mr.J.J.Rigg seconded, that the Hon. Arthur Duncombe be requested to become a candidate at the next election. For Mr.Hudson, 30 voted, and 11 for Mr.Duncombe. A requisition is therefore in course of signature to Mr.Hudson, for whom many of the people of Whitby prefer a high esteem. On the other hand, it is hardly probable that the heads of the Tory party will unanimously support that gentleman.

1869: Rev. Robert’s father gave £2000 including gifting land for the New St Stephen’s Church at Fylingdale, Robin Hood Bay.

1871: Census – The Rectory North Tuddenham
Robert Barry – Head – Married - age 50 – Rector of North Tuddenham - Whitby, Yorkshire
Ann Barber – Servant – Single – age 30 – Cook & Domestic Servant -East Dereham, Norfolk
Mahala Yeoman – Servant – Single – age 27 - Parlour maid Domestic - Barnham Broom, Norfolk
Harriett Hamilton - Servant – Single – age 19 – Under Maid - Wacton, Norfolk - Harriett was with the Barrys for sometime as she can be seen attending Mary Ann at Hastings in the 1881.

1871: Census - Note: Rev Robert’s wife Mary Ann is missing from North Tuddenham again and so far has not been traced!!

Rev. Robert’s nephew John Warren Barry a student in Paddington London
1871: Census – 73 ? Street Paddington
Bridget Wakeling – Head – Widow – age 77 - Essex
Clara Wakeling – Dau – Single – age 52 - London, Middlesex
Ellen Lyford – Servant – age 14 - Servant - Berkshire
John W Barry – Boarder – age 19 – Student – Northallerton - Rev. Robert’s Nephew. John Warren Barry
Later this year John’s grandfather Robert Barry 1792 died, John inherited his estate.

Rev Robert’s Father and sister living at Park Hill House. Rev Robert’s brother John (1819) had died in 1856
1871: Census – Park Hill House Fylingdales Yorkshire
Robert Barry – Head – Widower – age 78 – Landowner - Whitby
Dorathy Barry – Dau – Single – age 47 - Whitby Yorkshire
Letitia A Barry Dau-inlaw – Widow – age 46 - Woodford, Essex
Louisa D Barry – Grand Dau – age 18 - Northallerton, Yorkshire
Robert M Barry – Grandson – age 17 – Scholar - Northallerton, Yorkshire
Emily E Barry Grand Dau – age 16 – Scholar - Northallerton, Yorkshire
William Conyers – Servant – Single – age 26 – Butler Domestic Servant - Killwick, Yorkshire
Mary Doberson – Servant – Single – age 40 – Cook - Osmotherley, Yorkshire
Mary A Kettlewell – Servant – age 18 – House Maid - Exleby, Yorkshire
Susan Earl – Servant – age 16 – Kitchen Maid - Hartlepool, Durham

Rev Robert's Uncle William
1871: Census The Vicarage Southside 1 Budge Street Blisworth
William Barry Head – age 68 – Rector of Blisworth - Whitby, Yorkshire
Frances A Barry Wife – age 61 – Rectors Wife - East Indies
Susan A Graseman – Wife’s Companion – Single – age 40 – Gentlewomen’s Companion - London, Middlesex
William Allen – Visitor – Married – age 33 – Clergyman of Church of England - Cricklade, Wiltshire
Eliza Mills – Servant – Single – age 28 – Cook – Mattishall, Yorkshire??
Charlotte Suran - Servant – Single – age 27 – House Maid - Sudborough, Northamptonshire,
Sarah Allibon – Servant – Single – age 33 – Seamstress - Hitcham, Norfolk, England Servant

Williams son Henry Thomas Barry age 23 (Graduate of Cambridge) was staying with Rev George Hodgson Wayte at Fazeley Staffordshire.
William’s other son George John Barry age 25 was at Aldershot – maybe in the military

Rev. Roberts father died.
Sep 30th - Robert Barry (1792) died at Fylingdale Yorkshire age 79.
What Robert's Will has shown us is that he owned the title to North Tuddenham Rectory the farm building and land till his death. This also confirmed that most of the projects carried out by his son Rev Robert were financed by his father. It also shows that robert (1792) must have had either a skill in music or an interest in musical instruments.

Extracts from Robert's Will
I appoint as Executors to my Will my son the Reverent Robert Barry of North Tuddenham and my nephew Thomas Brodrick Gentleman of Salisbury Wilts.
I bequeath my two oil paintings being respectful portraits of my late father and of myself to my son Robert Barry.
- did these pictures survive if so where are they???? And I bequeath the rest of my pictures and prints to my daughter Dorothy Barry
I bequeath all my silver plated articles, books wines and liquors to my son and daughter to be divided equally between them.
I bequeath to my son my gold watch but not its chain of seal this I bequeath to my daughter together with my jewels, ornaments, personal wear apparel, furniture, linen, glass china, musical instruments and other articles of household use together with all my carriages and horses, stable goods and all my household goods and provisions including the sum of £100 free of legacy.
On my late son John Barry who was the incumbent at the time of Great Smeaton where I sold the Parsonage of the church, rents, houses and lands annexed or belonging to the rectory for £6,600 I now instruct the same amount to be invested with the income and dividends to his widow Lettita Anna Barry until her death or she remarry. I she should die or remarry the sum is to be divided equally between her three children, Robert Mercer Barry, Louisa Dorothy Barry and Emily Eupatoria Barry.
I devise that all my parsonage and rectory at North Tuddenham, tithe, rents, all houses and lands and all my lands and instruments situated in the township of Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre purchased by me in 1832 from George Saunders to my son Robert Barry.
I devise my dewlling house outbuildings and gardens situated in Bagdale Whitby and my pair and seat in the parish church at Whitby and also in the chaple of Baxtergate Whitby.
I also direct if my daughter does not marry together with my two grandsons John Warren Barry and Robert Mercer Barry shall immediately on my death be entitled to tenants of life for my Fylingdale Estate and as long as my daughter remains unmarried she shall have the use of my dwelling Park House including gardens, lands, stables and other appurtenances belonging and now occupied by me.
More to come.....

1871: YORKSHIRE, North Riding: Transcription of the North Riding Land owners 1871, Letter B
Rev. Robert is seen as owning land here whilst living in North Tuddenham.

1871: - School Erected at North Tuddenham to house 75-100 children at a cost of £450 at the expense of the Rev. Robert Barry.

Mary Ann Barrys mother died
1872: Mar 15 - Morning Advertiser - Deaths - On the 11th inst, at Trinty Lodge, Westbourne-terrace, London, Mary Ann, relict of the late Robert Page Esq.

1874: Jan 24th - Source: Armstrong’s Norfolk Diary Introduced by Professor Owen Chadwick. Page 139.
Dined at Barrys of North Tuddenham to meet the clergy of the Deanery who have voluntarily associated themselves for mutual improvement. The dinner was far too good, if not out of keeping with the occasion, and which, I could not help thinking at the time, no other clergy in Christendom could have emulated. But our host is a rich man and has no children.

1875: Jul 25th - Source: A Norfolk Diary (1949) by B.J. Armstrong: page 193.
Preached at North Tuddenham for the S.P.G. Many families from the neighbourhood united with a very good congregation of parishioners, and the collection was £5 0s 1d. The Rector Robert Barry has just put in a splendid East Window and has given a first-rate organ. The music was Gregorian and everything was perfection.

1877: Jan 10th - Source: A Norfolk Diary (1949) by B.J. Armstrong: page 203.
Went to North Tuddenham to see some beautiful windows which Robert Barry, the rector had recently put into the church. He has spent upwards of £5000 on the rectory, church and schools. He and I are the only two clergy in the diocese of Norwich who were ordained by the Bishop Bloomfield in St Paul’s Cathedral.
Footnote…... The glass in the tracery of most of these windows is ancient. Mr Barry found it lying about in a stone-mason’s yard at Dereham. It had been removed from another church during a so-called restoration. It is extremely beautiful and its preservation is a matter of thankfulness. (It was removed from the windows for safety during the war of 1939-45).

Information on the Alterations of St Mary's

Source: The Norwich School of Glass-Painting in the Fifteenth Century (Page 55) - Norwich Cathedral Library
The Medieval class in North Tuddenham Church was not, apart from two or three shields of arms painted for this building. It was bought by the Rev. Robert Barry who was rector of North Tuddenham from 1851 – 1904 in East Dereham, where it was lying in a builder’s yard. It was said that the sum of half a guinea was paid for it. The greater part of it he placed in various windows in the church. The rest he kept in the rectory. His successor the Rev. B. J. Armstrong, used most of what was left to fill the two windows in the porch. After his death the remainder was presented to the Rev W. Busby, rector of Welborne, who put it into the eastern window of the porch of Welborne church. - The glass was evidently discarded from some Norfolk church, tradition recalls two places on is Lyng, which is only a few miles from North Tuddenham, the other is Billingford near North Elham. Billingford is the more likely, since that is the place recalled by members of Mr Armstrong’s family.

More information from the internet
Two consecutive Rectors left their indelible mark on St Mary. They were Robert Barry and Benjamin Armstrong, who between them shepherded the parish from 1851 to 1924. As we know, the vast majority of parish churches were restored to their medieval configuration by the Victorians after centuries as preaching houses, but few churches retain quite so much evidence of this as St Mary. - The story goes that Barry found the medieval glass in a builder's yard in nearby Dereham in the early 1880s. There are ideas about where it came from; half a century later, surviving members of the Armstrong family recalled Barry mentioning Billingford, near North Elmham, or perhaps Elsing. Neither is likely, and perhaps we will never know.

There are twelve panels, but only the middle eight have figures. They are St Agnes, St Gregory, St Dorothy and St Jeron on the north side, and St Catherine, St Sebastian, St Etheldreda and St Roche on the south side. St Agnes has a dagger pointed at her neck and her lamb at her foot. St Dorothy has flowers and fruit, while St Jeron has a falcon on his arm. St Catherine holds her sword and wheel, St Sebastian an arrow and St Roche points at the plague sores on his leg as at Stalham.

There are more panels from a dado built into the tower arch screen. Mortlock records that these were bought by Barry from 'a lumber shop'. They depict two of the four evangelists, Matthew and Mark, and two of the four Latin doctors, Gregory and Augustine. I wonder where the other four are?
Source: Norfolk Churches website:
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More on the works carried out by the Rev. Robert Barry taken from the church leaflet ……

The Chancel has two restored perpendicular windows on each side. The east window has five lights and two embattled transoms and affine pair of headstops; This window is 15th century, but has been removed and restored from another church by the Rev. Robert Barry whose grave is marked by a high pointed stone near the window.

The Screen under the tower arch has 4 panels with painted figers of St Matthew, St Mark, St Augustine and St Gregory, reading from south to north (left to right); These were rescued from a lumber shop and are believed to be part of a larger screen dated 1390.

The West Window. The Rev. Robert Barry brought a great collection of early medieval glass from a builders yard and the lower section of the window is part of this collection of glass. Here you see two; The Christian maiden keeping sheep is patron saint of the wool industry, and the heathen nobleman, Olybrius, who has rejected Christ, sends his squire with a golden ring to invite her to marry him. She refuses and is committed to prison and torture.

The Ceramic Tiles around the nave are a bold improvement of the 1880’s to counter damp.

The tiles were made by Minton Hollins & Co, Patent Tiles Works, Stoke On Trent.

Minton, Hollins & Co. 1840-1868 (1840-1868 as a division of Minton & Co.) bought by Johnsons in 1868 who still use the name. The most famed and prolific manufacturer for most of the Victorian era its tiles were used in The Palace of Westminster (i.e. The Houses of Parliament), US Capitol, Victoria & Albert Museum and many other prestigious buildings.

Chancel Screen. The Rev. Robert Barry who was Rector here from 1851-1904 made many alterations to the church, such as the East Window, the tiles, the tower arch screen and the stained glass. How he was particularly interested in the details of the screens can be seen by the dragons in the spandrels above the front door of the Rectory which he built in 1852. He also gave the village its school and some cottages.
Source: St Mary, The Virgin, North Tuddenham. Church Leaflet

1877: Apr - Rev Robert Barry preformed the wedding service for his wife's sister Charlotte Hannah Page when she married Thomas Swanston at Christ Church Lancaster-gate, Paddington, London

1877: Nov 10th - Source: A Norfolk Diary (1949) by B.J. Armstrong: page 212.
A man came to the vicarage who was born at Whitby on January 5th 1769. He is, consequently 108 years of age. He proved his baptism by Dr. Collins of Whitby in the same month in which he was born. He had twenty-two children, who are all dead, and has no grandchild! His wife died at the age of ninety-nine. Many years ago I conversed with a parishioner of the same age. Faculties good in both cases. - Was this anything to do with the Barry family

1881: Census Rectory, Low Road North Tuddenham
Robert Barry – Head – Married - age 60 - Rector of North Tuddenham: - Whitby, Yorkshire
Ann Barnes – Servant – Single – age 40 – Cook - East Dereham, Norfolk
Anna Pilgrim – Servant – Single – age 22 – Parlour Maid - Skeyton, Norfolk

Robert Barrys Wife (Mary Ann) was staying at Hastings with Robert’s sister at the time of the 1881 census.
1881: Census – 25 Eversfield Place Hastings
Mary Addie – Head – Widow – age 69 - Scotland
William Addie – Son – Single – age 40 - Scotland
Alexander Addie – Son – Single – age 31 - Scotland
Marion Addie – Dau – Single - age 25 - Scotland
Robina Addie – Dau – Single – age 24 - Scotland
Mary Howston – Servant – Single – age 33 – Housemaid – Domestic - Scotland
Mary A. Barry - Lodger – Married – age 59 - A Rectors Wife - Kennington, Surrey,
Dorothy Barry Lodger – Single – age 58 - Whitby, York,
Harriet Hammond – Lodger – Single – age 28 - Maid Servant Domestic - Wacton, Norfolk - Harriett has been with the Barry family for over 10 years, see 1871census.

Rev Robert's Uncle William
1881: Census – The Rectory Blisworth
William Barry – Head – age 78 - Rector of Blisworth - Whitby, York
Frances A. Barry – Wife – age 72 - East Indies - Handicap: Blind
Selina E. Crump – Visitor Single – age 37 – Friend of Famil - Witham, Essex
George Elliott – Servant – Single – age 50 – Butler – Domestic - Sweffling, Suffolk
Sarah Steer – Servant – Widow age 43 Cook - Harlestone, Northampton
Bridget Hillyard – Servant – Single – age 20 Housemaid - 20: Gayton, Northampton

Rev Robert's cousin
Census – The Rectory – Litchborough Northamptonshire
Thomas H. Barry – Head – age 33 – Curate of Lichborough - Blisworth, Northamptonshire
Rose M. Barry – Wife – age 44 - Acomt, Yorkshire
William H. Barry – Son – age 3 - Burrow On The Hill, Leicestershire
Florence D. Barry – Dau – age 8months - Litchborough, Northamptonshire
Henry Jackson 29 – Groom - Whaplode, Leicestershire
Marie Baldwin – Servant – Single – age 31 – Nurse - Staines, Middlesex
Hannah Watson – Servant – Single – age 23 – Cook - Helmdon, Northamptonshire
Ellen Ashton – Servant – age 17 – Housemaid - Burrow on the Hill, Leicestershire

Rev Robert's nephew (his late brother's son)
Census – Park Hill Hall Fylingdales Yorkshire
John Warren Barry - Head – Single – age 29 – Land Owner and BA - Northallerton, Yorkshire
Mary Smith – Servant – Single – age 77 – Cook & Housekeeper - Cunnington, Leicestershire
Mary Donkin – Servant – age 19 – General Servant Domestic - Fylingdales, Yorkshire

1882: Feb 16th - Source: Armstrong’s Norfolk Diary Introduced by Professor Owen Chadwick. Page 179.
Dined at the Barrys. A movement is on foot to present our bishop with his own portrait on attaining the twenty-fifth year of his episcopate. Barry, and Mr Burton and myself thought that it was uncalled for and a specimen of that toadyism which largely affects the Norfolk parsons. At first I was determined to have nothing to do with it but the next day I sent a small sum because Dereham is too important a town to be omitted from the list.

1883: Feb 28th - Source: A Norfolk Diary (1949) by B.J. Armstrong: page 255.
The restoration of North Tuddenham Church is no less beautiful and complete than Elmham. It has been done solely by the incumbent Robert Barry.

Rev Robert's nephew
Over at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire
Quote: The extraordinary building, the Fyling Hall Pigsty built by Squire Barry (John Warren Barry) so his pigs could live in style, It is an imposing edifice, a mock temple based on the classical Greek model, with a fine pediment and no fewer than six columns. Today the building, tucked away behind Old Fyling Hall, Robin Hood's Bay, is a holiday home and is now rented out to holidaymakers - Source:

John Warren Barry wrote a book in 1893 called 'Studies in Corsica' (346 pages) it is now held by the British Library, Historical Print Editions. Oridginally published by Sampson Low, Marston & Company in 1893. Advertised as - Consisting of frontispice, 1 folding map, 5 plates including 1 map. Olive green publisher's cloth with gilt title. Has Corsica ever been described in such beautiful English and by such an English Squire? The author initially spent five months travelling around the island with the object of studying the ligneous vegetation of the seaboard region, and so delighted was he by what he saw that from September 1882 to February 1885 he discovered the area in a more leisurely manner. His comments, from personal experience, are more concerned with social matters and living conditions than the usual travel book. John Warren Barry (1851) was a land owner and Justice of the Peace at Park Hill Hall, Yorkshire. His first visit to Corsica was with two ladies in 1880.
Studies in Corsica. By John Warren Barry, M.A. (London : Sampson Low, Marston, and Co., 1893.) Mr. Barry has twice visited Corsica, the first visit being of less than five months' duration, while the second extended from September 1882 to February 1885. He has thus had ample opportunities for the study both of the island and of its people, and in the present volume he sums up his impressions very brightly and pleasantly. Most readers will probably like best the chapters on life at Ajaccio, but they will also find much to interest them in what the author has to say about the Bush of Corsica and of the Mediterranean region.
John Warren Barry together with his two sisters, as children, were photographed by Lewis Carroll -
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', its sequel 'Through the Looking-Glass'.

1884: Apr 29th - Source: A Norfolk Diary (1949) by B.J. Armstrong: page 265.
Dined with Barrys of Tuddenham. Met among others Mr and Mrs Blake. He is the new Rector of Easton. They sang duets beautifully. Mr Blake could also whistle an accompaniment like a nightingale, but all rather theatrical.

Rev Robert's cousin
November……and meantime at Blisworth, Northamptonshire.
Henry Thomas Barry (Rev Robert’s 1st cousin) was institution in who the living was passed. Henry Thomas retired in 1904.
Quote: He rattled through Psalms, Lessons and Prayers at a pace that could not have been beaten by an auctioneer over the conditions of sale. The morning service Matins Litany ante-communion, 20 minutes of closely read sermons was over at twelve noon, taking just an hour and a quarter. The village jovially attributing his haste to his anxiety lest his dinner should be spoiled.

1891: Census – The Rectory North Tuddenham
Robert Barry – Head – Married – age 70 – Rector – North Tuddenham - Whitby, Yorkshire
Ann Barnes – Servant – Single – age 50 – Cook Domestic Servant - East Dereham, Norfolk
Ann Berwick – Servant – Single - age 38 – Housemaid - East Dereham, Norfolk
Harriett S Barnes – Servant – Single – age 40 – Domestic Servant - East Dereham, Norfolk
Mary Ann was staying in Penzance (below)

1891: Census - Mounts bay Hotel Penzance
Charles Ball - Head – age 45 – Hotel Proprietor (Em’er) – Salisbury Wiltshire
Ellen Ball - Wife – age 38 – Dawlish Devon
There were 5 children of Charles and Ellen
Mary Ann Barry – Boarder – age 63 – Rectors Wife - Kensington, Surry
Charlotte Swanston – Boarder – age 60 – Kensington, Surry - Marry Ann Barrys sister
10 other guests
10 members of staff

Rev Robert's nephew
Census - Fylingdales Robin Hoods Bay
John W Barry Age: 39, abt 1852. Head Northallerton, Yorkshire, England

Rev Robert's cousin
1891: Census - Blisworth Northamptonshire
Henry T Barry abt 1848 Blisworth, Northamptonshire, England Head
Rose Novia Barry abt 1837 Acomb, Yorkshire, England Wife
Florence D Barry abt 1881 Litchborough, Northamptonshire, England Daughter

Rev. Robert’s sister Dorothy Barry died
1898: - Dorothy Barry aged 76 years (Tombstone. St Stephen’s New Church)
In 1898 Miss Dorothy Barry, by will proved at York 26 July, bequeathed a sum to the minister and churchwardens to be invested in the Government funds, and the income to be applied in the same manner as her annual subscription—namely, two-fifths to the schools, one-fifth to widows, one-fifth to the clothing club and one-fifth to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The legacy was invested in £90 3s. 10d. consols with the official trustees, of which £36 1s. 6d. consols has been set aside as the Barry Educational Foundation. Educational Charities.—It appears from a board in the parish church that in 1825 Watson Farside gave £50, in 1829 John Watson gave £25, and that in 1830 the sum of £180 4s. was received in respect of a legacy of £300 by will of Thomas Strother, there being an insufficiency of assets. These amounts were invested in £280 7s. 8d. consols, now held by the official trustees, and the dividends, amounting to £7 a year, are, together with 18s. a year received from Miss Barrys charity, paid to the church schools.

1900: Jun 30th - Norfolk News - North Tuddenham
Through the kindness and liberality of the Rev Robert Barry, every household in the village was presented on the 18th inst, with half-a-crown, as a memorial of their golden wedding.- Thanks to Beanie Brown

1901: Census - The Rectory North Tuddenham
Robert Barry - Head - Married - age 80 - Clergyman of Church of England - Whitby Yorkshire
Anne Barnes - Servant - Single - age 60 - Domestic Cook - East Dereham, Norfolk
Emma Ellen Bales - Servant - Single - age 27 - Parlor Maid - Burcham Newton, Norfolk

Mary Ann (Rev Robert's wife) was here;
1901: Census; High Cliff Hotel, St Michaels
Census place: West Cliff; Bournmouth
Mary Ann Barry age 79; born Kennington, Surry; Living on own means. Boarder (Rev. Robert’s wife)
Charlotte Swanston age 75; born Kennington, Surry; Living on own means. Boarder (Mary’s sister)

Rev Robert's Uncle
Census - Fylingdales Yorkshire
John Warren Barry - Head - age 49 - Single 0 Living on own means - Northallerton, Yorkshire
Elizabeth Maria Neave - Servant - Single - age 42 - Cook Housekeeper - Norwich, Norfolk
Francis Carter - Servant - Single - age 26 - Parlor Maid - Retford, Nottinghamshire
Hannah Mary Cockerill - Servany - age 13 - Kitchen Maid - Sneaton, Yorkshire

Rev Robert's cousin
1901: Census - Blisworth Northamptonshire
Henry Thos Barry - Head - age 53 - Rector at Blisworth - Northamptonshire
William Ham Barry - Son - age 23 - Bonton the Hill, Leicestershire
Jane Bass - Servant - Servant - Single - age 26 - Shutlanger, Northamptonshire
Ethel Mays - Servant - Servant - Single - age 20 - Northamptonshire

1904: Aug 16th - Rev Robert Barry Died aged 83

1904: Aug 17th - This is a letter from John Warren Barry (Rev Robert’s nephew) to Rev. Benjamin Armstrong
From: North Tuddenham Rectory. East Dereham
Revd and Dear Sir, I am requested to inform you that the funeral of my uncle the Rev. Robert Barry will take place in the church on Friday a 3pm, proceeded at 11am by a celebration of Holy communion. I may also take this opportunity of informing you although it seems somewhat early that my uncle named yourself as the clergyman to whom he wished the first refusal of the nomination to this incumbency to be-made after his death but as line successor in the procession *****. I thought that in case you came over to the funeral more time might be saved in settling this important and responsible matter. Believe me *****. JW Barry.
Note: There are some words we cannot read hopefully they will be filled in later.

1904: Aug 20th - Dereham & Fakenham Times (Page 5)
Deaths:- Barry – On August 15th Robert Barry of North Tuddenham Aged 83 years
The Deaths show a date of the 15th but other articles show 16th

1904: Aug 20th - Dereham & Fakenham Times
The Death is announced of the Rev. Robert Barry, Rector of North Tuddenham. The Rev Gentleman, who was 83 years of age passed away on Monday. He was ordained in 1847, and was appointed curate of St Pancras, a post which he held for three years. In 1850 he was appointed Rector of Hinderwell, Yorkshire, but in the following year was presented to the rectory of North Tuddenham so that he served that parish for about 53 years.

1904: Oct 24 – Norwich Mercury - North Tuddenham
FUNERAL OF THE RECTOR, - On Friday afternoon the remains of the late Rev Robert Barry, Rector of North Tuddenham were laid to in the churchyard, with every manifestation of respect. The first part of the service took place on Thursday evening, when the body was brought from the Rectory to the church, and the opening sentences of the Burial Service were chanted by the clergy and choir in procession. After the body had been placed in the church, Psalms cxvi, 121 and 130, were sung, the service concluding with the voluntary, " Blest are the departed," from the " Last, Judgment,” played on the organ by Mr. H. J. Gow, the organist. On Friday morning a Communion service was held in the church, the officiating clergy being the Rev A J Hunter, Rector of Swanton Morley, and Cannon Johnson, of Yaxham. At the burial service, which was held at three o'clock, the church was full. The coffin was of plain oak, and bore the inscription:- “Robert Barry, Rector of North Tuddenham 1951 to 1904. Died August 16th, 1904, aged 83." The following clergy were present at the interment: - Rev Canon Cowper-Johnson, Rural Dean of Mitford, Rev A C Upcher, Rural Dean of Forehoe, Rev Canon Jessopp -
D.D., Rev Canon De Chair, Rev A J Hunter, Rev W J Blake, Rev H Barham Johnson, Rev R Murray Gawne, Rev A J Alpe, Rev H S Clarke, Rev J T Kingsmill, D.D., Rev W H Cooke. Rev H S Gladstone, Rev I Armstrong, Rev H Armstrong, Rev Ii Buchanan, Rev P Norton, and Rev C A Hope. Among those present in church and at the grave-side were Mr J W Barry and other relatives, Dr Williams (Mattishall), Mr W Bayfield (East Dereham), Mr J Askew (East Dereham), M Henry Jenny (Tuddenham), Mr Wm Jenny (Tuddenham), Mr Shickle (Tuddenham), Mr A Gay (Mattishall), Mr and Mrs Nelson (Tuddenham), Mrs Howard: (Hockering), Mr and Mrs J Ram (Hockering), Mr L King (Mattishall), Mr and Mrs Blyth (Hockering), Mr T Fish (North Tuddenham), Mr H Mack (North Tuddenham), Miss Shickle (North Tuddenham), Mr J Cureton (East Tuddenham, Mrs Hunter (the Rectory), Mrs Rudd and son (North Tuddenham), Mr W Jacobs (North Tuddenham), Mrs Gow (Mattishall), W L Gow, and Mr L Shickle (Tuddenham), Mrs Hill (Tuddenham), Mrs Easter (Tuddenham), and Mrs Burrall (Welborne).
Sympathetic references ware made on Sunday not only in North Tuddenham Church but in the neighbouring pulpits, to the loss sustained in the neighbourhood by the death of the Rev Robert Barry, who had been incumbent for the long space of 53 years, and had restored the church, built the school and presented it to the church by special deed.
He also built the present Rectory in the year 1852. Few of the younger generation who have only known him in later years are aware that he did all this at his own cost.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr H H Aldiss, of Dereham.

1904: Aug 29th (another letter from John Warren Barry to Rev. Benjamin Armstrong).
From: Fyling Hall, Robin Hood Bay
Dear Mr Armstrong, I am much obliged for your two letters. This a great satisfaction to me and I am sure would have been to my uncle. Kind ****** accepted the presentation to North Tuddenham I feel these things will be continued as nearly as possible upon the lines which he desired. The speediness also with which you have kindly decided will also obviate many difficulties. There being no church warden at the present moment or rather the only church warden (the Rector’s) being in a Lunatic Asylum. I had thought when I return to Tuddenham of calling a vestry meeting to elect one for the parish ; but perhaps this might be delayed now until you are intentioned when you would do it yourself. I will do just as you like in the matter. The Rural Dean Cannon Cowper Johnson is at present arranging for the services. You will doubtless settle this with him. The offertories since my uncle’s death have been kept by me and accounted for, this will be continued until your wishes are known. Those up to his death I believe ***** distribute or dispose of ………. (The rest of the letter is missing).
Note: There are some words we cannot read - hopefully they will be filled in later.

1904: Sept 10th – Dereham & Fakenham Times (Page 6)
Mr Barry, The Patron, (John Warren Barry) has offered the benefice of North Tuddenham lately held by his uncle the Rev. Robert Barry to the Rev. Benjamin John Armstrong (1851), rector of Heydon, who has accepted it. The newly–appointed rector whose father was vicar of St Nicholas Church East Dereham has been at Heydon for over 15 years.

1904: Oct 08 - Norwich Mucury - WILL OF THE REV ROBERT BARRY
The will bears date 24th March, 1901, of the Rev. Robert Barry, of North Tuddenham, Norfolk, rector since 1851 of North Tuddenham, formerly curate of St. Pancras 1847-50, and rector of Hinderwell, Yorkshire, 1850-51, who died on the 15th August last, aged 83 years. His estate has been valued at £20,041 1s gross, (2,200,104.57 in 2016) with a net personalty £17, 176 15s 3d (£1,885,663.36 in 2016) gross. The executors are the testators, nephew, Mr. John Warren Barry, of Fyling Hall, Robin Hood Bay, Yorkshire; and Mr Cecil Brodrick, of Ormond House, Queen Victoria Street, solicitor to the former, of whom the testator left his freehold, copyhold, and leasehold estates in the county of Norfolk and elsewhere, and the family portraits and some other pictures; and he left to his said nephew the advowson (the right to recommend a member of the Anglican clergy for a vacant benefice, or to make such an appointment) of North Tuddenham, with directions that the claim for dilapidations should he paid from his residuary estate. He bequeathed to his nephew Robert Mercer Barry £5,000, to his niece Louisa Dorothy Dunnington-Jefferson £2,000, to his servants James William Cobb and Ann Barnes and Ann Berwick £100 (11,000 in 2016) each, and to Thomas William Newell and James Harvey and William Gigley £25 (£2800 in 2016) each. He bequeathed to his wife £500 (£55,000 in2016), the plate and plated ware which came from her family, and his household effects, and the use and enjoyment of his plate and plated ware, which he left subject to her use to his nephews, John Warren Barry, and John Warren Barry, and his nieces Mrs Louisa Dorothy Dunnington-Jefferson and Emily Eupatoria Barry. The testator left the residue of his property in trust as to two-sixths each to his said two nephews, and one-sixths each to his said two nieces.
This appears to be the path of the Barry family portraits took - were they cared for and where they then handed down through Cecil's family or did they find their way to a London Salesroom?
We can trace what happened to Cecil Brodrick at the bottom of this page or click

1905: Jan 13 – The London Gazette – page 363
Re Reverend Robert Barry, Deceased
Notice is hereby given, pursuit to statute 22nd and 23rd Vict, cap, 35, that all persons having any claim against the estate of the Reverent Robert Barry, late of North Tuddenham Rectory, East Dereham, in the county of Norfolk, Clerk (who died on the 15th day of August, 1904, and whose will was proved by John Warren Barry and Cecil Brodrick, the executors on the 4th October 1904 in the Principal Registry, are required to send particulars, in writing, of any such claims, to the undersigned before the 26th February next, after which the executors will distribute the assets among the persons entitled, having regard only to the claims which he shall than have notice. – Dated this 12th day of January 1905.
BELL, BRODRICK and GRAY, Ormond House, 63 Queen Victoria-street, EC,. Solicitors to the Executors.

1905: - The Eagle - Lent Term - Obituary - page 232
Rev Robert Barry (1848), son of Robert Barry, shipbuilder, born 19th December 1821 at Whitby, Yorkshire. Curate of St Pancras 1847-50; Rector of Hinderwell, Yorks 1850-51: Rector of North Tuddenham near Dereham 1851-1904. Died 15 August, age 83.

The Rectory was cleared and all the paperwork, notes and pictures where either distroyed or taken to Yorkshire. So the parish was left with nothing.

Following Rectors:
1904: Benjamin John Armstrong (Jnr)
1924: Sydney Wenham
1932: Frederick Bussell
1934: Thomas Gordon Geddes

Rev Robert's Widow died
May 11th – Mary Ann died at Ravensdene, Scarborough, Yorkshire aged 83.
Ravensdene could be a home or hotel

Mrs Mary Ann Barry
Taken on her regular visits to Brighton
about 1875
Courtesy of
Victoria and Albert Museum, London


1906: Jun 14 - Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Mrs Mary Ann Barry, of Ravensdale, Scarborough, widow of the Rev Robert Barry, of North Tuddenham, East Dereham, Norfolk, (net personalty £29,950) ........ £30, 247. - which in todays money (2016) amounts to £3,287,908.15 and £3,320,512.79

1906: Jun 16 - Norfolk News
Mrs Mary Ann Barry of Ravensdane, Scarborough, late of North Tuddenham, Norfolk, who died on May 11th last aged 83 years, widow of the Rev Robert Barry of North Tuddenham and daughter of the late Mr Robert Page, of Westbourne Terrace, London, left and estate of the gross value of £30,247 18s, including £29, 950 5s 6d. in net personalty Probate of her will dated July 14th 1900, with codicil of the 17th December 1901, had been granted to her sister, Mrs Charlotte Hannah Swanston of 94 Marine Parade, Worthing, and Mr Cecil Broderick of Ormond House, 63 Quenn Victoria Street solicitor. - Thanks to Beanie Brown



Cecil was born in 1864 the son of Thomas Brodrick a Solicitor and his wife Mary Snaith Haviside, who were married in 1857 at West Ham London. Mary's father (also Thomas) was the older brother of Dorothy Haviside, the mother of Rev Robert Barry. Therefore making Cecil and Rev Robert Barry second cousins. Overtime the name 'Haviside' is spelt other ways.
Cecil's grandparents parents William Broderick (1784) and his wife Hannah (1790) were both born in Whitby before moving to London to set up a Law practice on Great Ormond Street, Finsbury and profession passed on through the generations to Thomas and then to Cecil.

Cecil's parents - The family living within the Liberty of the Close, in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire.
1861: Census – Liberty of the Close Salisbury Wiltshire
Thomas Brodrick – Head – age 35 – 1826 – Solicitor – Middlesex
Mary Brodrick* – Wife – age 31 – 1830 - Solicitors Wife - Clapton, Middlesex - Formerly: Mary Snaith Haviside
*Mary Brodrick – Dau – age 3 - Dalston, Middlesex
Edith Broderick – Dau – age 1 -
Ethel Brodrick – Dau – age 9month – Surrey
John Vincent – Visitor – Married – age 42 – Solicitor - Piccadilly, London
Ann Powell – Servant – single – age 34 – Cook – Kent
Johanna Miller – Servant – single – age 23 – House Maid –
Ann Rose M Greenwood – single – age 31 – Nurse –
Ellen Henderson – Servant – age 15 – Nurse - Tottenham, Middlesex
* Mary Brodrick was to become a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who was one of the first female excavators in Egypt - more info HERE.

1864: Birth record – Cecil Brodrick at Alderbury – Jun quarter (5A 191)

1871: Census – Rosemary Lane Salisbury, Liberty
Edith Brodrick – Dau – age 11 – Surrey
Ethel – Brodrick – Dau – age 10 – Wiltshire
Catherine Brodrick – Dau – age 9 – Wiltshire
Cecil Broderick – Son – age 6 – Wiltshire
Amy Broderick – Dau – age 5 – Wiltshire
Reginald S Brodrick – Son – age 1 – Wiltshire
Anna Nassan Balls – Governess – single – age 30 – Sussex
Sarah Brakstone – Servant – single – age 30 – Hampshire
Eliza Byford – Servant – age 19 – Hampshire
Mary A Noyce – Servant – age 18 - Wiltshire

Thier parents were not on the census so could have been away although no other census return seems to record them.

In 1881 Cecil now age 16 and a solicitors clerk was a visitor at Werter Rd Benfield Putney staying with Henry Herbert a 54 year old Civil Engineer and his wife Grace Anne nee Pollock, together with their two children. In 1891 we then find Cecil now at 29 Holland Park Gardens Kensington, Cecil now 26 was a solicitor and entered as a visitor with the family of Emily England age 50, the wife Russell England, late Captain of the 4th Hussars, although he was not at home at the time, but on the record they had eleven children. By 1901 Cecil was living at his own property of Salesbury Close, Wiltshire. He was a 34 year old solicitor, in his employ was a housekeeper, parlor maid and a groom.

BELL BRODRICK & GRAY - Solicitors Orman House 63 Queen Victoria Street London
The last of the Brodricks, Cecil Brodrick (admitted 1886) who had become a partner in 1893, retired in 1939 but continued as a consultant until his death in 1945.

1901: Census - Horley Leigh Surry
Cecil Brodrick - Head - single - age 34 - Solicitor - Salesbury The Close, Wiltshire
Lacy Langley - Servant - single - age 46 - Housekeeper - Kings Lynn Norfolk
Henrietta Herbert - Servant - single - age 36 - House Parlor Maid - Leigh Surry
Rupert Purless - Servant - single - age 20 - Groom - Crowboro, Sussex

From what we see below Cecil Brodrick inherited the PORTRAITS and other PICTURES of the Rev Robert Barry of North Tuddenham. We assume the family portraits to include those of John Barry and his son (Robert), father to the Rev Robert Barry. What happened to them?

1904: Oct 08 - Norwich Mucury - WILL OF THE REV ROBERT BARRY
The will bears date 24th March, 1901, of the Rev. Robert Barry, of North Tuddenham, Norfolk, rector since 1851 of North Tuddenham, formerly curate of St. Pancras 1847-50, and rector of Hinderwell, Yorkshire, 1850-51, who died on the 15th August last, aged 83 years. His estate has been valued at £20,041 1s gross, (£2.3M in 2016) with a net personalty £17, 176 15s 3d (£1.9M in 2016) gross. The executors are the testators, nephew, Mr. John Warren Barry, of Fyling Hall, Robin Hood Bay, Yorkshire; and Mr Cecil Brodrick, of Ormond House, Queen Victoria Street, solicitor to the former, of whom the testator left his freehold, copyhold, and leasehold estates in the county of Norfolk and elsewhere, and the family portraits and some other pictures; and he left to his said nephew the advowson (the right to recommend a member of the Anglican clergy for a vacant benefice, or to make such an appointment) of North Tuddenham, with directions that the claim for dilapidations should he paid from his residuary estate. He bequeathed to his nephew Robert Mercer Barry £5,000, to his niece Louisa Dorothy Dunnington-Jefferson £2,000, to his servants James William Cobb and Ann Barnes and Ann Berwick £100 (11,000 in 2016) each, and to Thomas William Newell and James Harvey and William Gigley £25 (£2800 in 2016) each. He bequeathed to his wife £500 (£55,000 in2016), the plate and plated ware which came from her family, and his household effects, and the use and enjoyment of his plate and plated ware, which he left subject to her use to his nephews, John Warren Barry, and John Warren Barry, and his nieces Mrs Louisa Dorothy Dunnington-Jefferson and Emily Eupatoria Barry. The testator left the residue of his property in trust as to two-sixths each to his said two nephews, and one-sixths each to his said two nieces.
This appears to be the path of the Barry family portraits took - were they cared for and where they then handed down through Cecil's family or did they find their way to a London Salesroom?

1907: Marriage record – Cecil Brodrick married Mary Georigine Campion a widow at St Hanover Square – Jun quarter (1A 876)
Georgine was the widow of Frederick William Campion a Stock Broker who had died on August 31st 1900 age 47

1911: Census - Millside Reigate Surrey
Cecil Brodrick – Head – age 46 – Solicitor - Wiltshire Salisbury
Mary Georgine Brodrick – Wife – age 50 - France St Jean Ic Mauriane Resident
Kenneth Frederic Campion – Stepson – age 19 – School - Surrey Reigate
Doreen Mary Claire Campion – Stepdaughter – age 13 – School - Surrey Reigate
Annie Clara Harding – Servant – single – age 34 - L Maid Domestic - Sussex W Chiltington
Ellen Amelia Cracknell – Servant – single – age 33 - House Parlour maid Domestic - Surrey Croydon
Annie Mary Osborn – Servant – single – age 44 - Cook Domestic - Surrey London Bridge
Eleanor Denman – Servant – single – age 26 - Housemaid Domestic - Sussex Worth
Dorothy Tamar Laker – age 17 - Kitchenmaid Domestic - Middlesex Enfield

Cecil and Mary did not have any children

MORE on Children:

Kenneth Frederic Campion married Mary D Denne in the Jun quarter of 1919
They appear to have had three children:

Joan Campion born 1920 at Reigate
Elizabeth D Campion born 1922 at Kensinton
Diana Campion born 1925 at Dorking

Doreen Mary Cliare married Aubrey J Heaman at Crediton in the Sep quarter of 1927
They appear to have had two children:

Aubretia M Heaman born 1929 at Barnstaple
John C Heaman born 1921at South Moulton

If you are related to any of the above then I would love to hear from you -




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