Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameAnn James (surname not yet verifed) 129, GGGG Grandmother, F
Birthca 1795, Bishopsgate Without, Middlesex, England73,27
OccupationNeedlewoman; governess for her grandchildren73,27
1John Henry Barrow 8, GGGG Grandfather, M
Birthca 1785, Middlesex, England?129
Deathprob Sep 1, 184937
Occupation“Lab” (Labourer) in 1841 census; Corn porter in 1846 on daughter Hannah’s marriage record and 1849 on his death certificate; “Clerk” in 1849 on daughter Frances’ marriage record8
FatherJohn Barrow , M
MotherFrances Unknown , F (ca1759-1844)
Family Media
ChildrenJohn Henry (Parentage Unverified), M (1817-1874)
 Frances Martha , F (1819-1892)
 Hannah (Ann) Elizabeth , F (ca1826-1910)
 Emma , F (ca1835-)
Notes for Ann James (surname not yet verifed)
Her first name is verified from daughter Frances’ christening record.

Her birthplace is presumed from later census records, although there remains a chance that the census records are referring to a different Ann Barrow.

Her surname is unknown but circumstantial evidence suggests it is James. There is an IGI record extracted from church records showing a John Barrow marrying an Ann James in St. James, Westminster on Nov 10, 1816 which could be them.90 This is supported by a second IGI entry submitted by an LDS member listing the same event but additionally giving John’s middle name as Henry, making this more likely to be our Barrow.96 Furthermore, there is an IGI listing of a William Cecil James christened in 1768 at Saint Botolph Without Aldersgate which interestingly links the surname James to the middle name Cecil which is used in the naming of Ann’s grandchild and great grandchild; (Ann’s uncle perhaps?). Also, there is the fact that Ann’s daughter Frances, who showed a strong tendency to name her own children according to significant family names, named her first son James Henry Barrow Burt, conceivably named after her mother’s maiden name. Finally, somewhere in Bev Scott’s material was the suggestion of an Ann James as the spouse of James Henry Barrow Burt which can’t be right since he died young in Australia, but which again raises the name Ann James who could have been the spouse of John Henry Barrow instead of James Henry Barrow Burt.35

Alternatively there is record of a John Barrow marrying an Ann Taylor in Spitalfields Christ Church, Stepney, London on Mar 30, 1816.90 Spitalfields Parish was immediately east of Bishopsgate Without, where we know (from later census records) Ann was born. (Interestingly, in the same Spitalfields Christ Church on Oct 18, 1807 there was a Frances Martha Barrow married to a John Green, begging the question whether this could be a sister of John Barrow, since John and Ann were to name their daughter Frances Martha.) Finally, there is a church record of an Ann Taylor christened in St. Botolph Bishopsgate (the parish church of Bishopsgate Without) on Oct 11, 1789 which conceivably could be her.90

Surname could also have been Cecil, since that name appears as a middle name in her grandson and greatgranddaughter although at this time there are no records apparent of any Ann Cecil marrying a John Barrow which makes it less likely.

Age 50 on 1841 census (the census on which adults’ ages were supposed to be rounded down to the nearest multiple of 5), suggesting a birth year around 1790. 129
Age 56 on 1851 census, as a widow with her daughter Emma at 14 Andrews Road, South Hackney, suggesting a birth year of 1794-5. Lists birthplace as “Bishopsgate”.73
Age 64 on 1861 census, suggesting a birth year of 1796-7. Living with the family of her daughter Emma Cornish. This record states Ann’s birthplace of “Bishopsgate Without”.27
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