research: Butsfield / Lanchester
descended from George BARNFATHER (son of Fenwick BARNFATHER) born
in Butsfield (near Lanchester), Co Durham (dob unknown). Occupation:
blacksmith. George married Margaret SMITH of Marske, Yorkshire,
daughter of Thomas SMITH on 12 March 1841 in the Primitive Methodist
chapel, Auckland Union, Durham. Margaret died 12 March 1855.
Children: John (b. 27 Dec 1841), George (b. 2 Oct 1843), Margaret Ann
(b. 31 Aug 1845, d. pre 1881) is my direct ancestor, Jane (b.
Jun qtr 1849). Address in 1861: Mechanics Street, East
Thickley (New Shildon), Co Durham.