Entry no.  007 

Area of research:       Butsfield / Lanchester  DUR 

                                     Carol Burrows
Hertfordshire, UK


I am 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.