Famous Local Families

Family TreeHas your family been resident in either of our villages for a long time? 

Would you like to post you family history here?  Please tell us about your relatives so that we can retain them the memories of the children who live here now and in the future.

Did you know that the worlds most famous Chancellor of the Exchequer took his holidays in Barnburgh.

Did you know that one of his sons was regarded as little more than an idiot and that he lived in Barnburgh... No comment!  

Did you know he fell for a local lass?  Ok,  in those days things were arranged, but how more local can you get than Barnburgh Hall and to think British Coal knocked it down!

Please post your memories here

But first you need to know about the first family of Barnburgh read on!

The Cresacres

The Cresacres were Norman Barons who came over with William of Normandy, but history is silent concerning the family from that time until about 1260 when we find John d'Eyville and John de Cresacre mentioned in a deed in which Cresacre became possessed of lands in Darfield and Wombwell...... read more

The More Family

Annie Cresacre, the last of that name, married in 1528 at the age of 18 years, John More, son of the famous Sir Thomas More who was for some time Chancellor during the reign of Henry the Eighth whom he served faithfully and by whom he was executed... oops! read more about More

The Bella Agua Family

Whilst Cresacre is the most important name in the story of Barnburgh, there was another great Norman family connected with the Parish in those early days. This was the Bella Aqua family (or as they later became known, the Bellews). They owned a considerable amount of land in Barnburgh and a Sir Thomas de Bellew is mentioned as having possessions in Barnburgh in 1242.. Read More

The Eatons

Well you know there's an Eaton Square in Barnburgh but do you know why? Have a look here

The Stables Family

The Barnburgh Stables were comparatively wealthy throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, with significant parcels of land held within the parish. They were farmers, and well-educated, but over the course of the last three hundred years the land-holdings diminished and latterly many of their descendants were unable to read or write. Read More Here

Your Family Memories

Read some of our villagers memories here..