JOHN BARBER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Barber
FORENAMES:John
BORN:1818
AT:Yarmouth
OCCUPATION[S]:Waiter
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FATHER:.
MOTHER:.
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1st REGIMENT NO:841
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:06 07 1836 London
ATTESTED:14 07 1836
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:.
TROOP NO:Jun 1837: Depot Troop
TROOP CAPTAIN:.
RANK: 1836: Private
1837: Private, Corporal
1838: Corporal, Private
1841: Private, Corporal
1842: Corporal
1Q 1848: Corporal, Sergeant, Clonmel, Waterford
c1850: Sergeant
May 1851: Sergeant, Troop Sergeant Major
1860: Quartermaster Sergeant
PROMOTIONS:From Private to Corporal 22 06 1837, Depot
From Private to Corporal 06/07 01 1841
From Corporal to Sergeant 02 03 1848 vice Robert Coe deceased
From Sergeant to Troop Sergeant Major 14 05 1851 vice Bell reduced
REDUCTIONS: .
NOTES:On furlo from 01 05 1842 to 29 05 1842 when he rejoined, Corporal
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EMBARKATIONS:20 07 1838 Malabar England
06 11 1841 Repulse Bombay India
DISEMBARKATIONS:14 11 1838 Malabar Bombay India
28 03 1842 Repulse Gravesend England
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OTHER DUTIES:.
TRANSFERRED FROM:.
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DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:27 07 1860 Dublin
ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:24 07 1860 Bolton
MEDICAL REASON:.
PENSION DISTRICT:1860: Bolton
1861: Preston
1862: West London 1
1865: North London 1
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POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:1861: Sergeant Major, 1st Hunts Yeomanry Cavalry, residing at Hindley near Wigan
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:.
DIED:11 11 1868
BURIED:.
WILL:.
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1ST WIFE:Hannah
BORN:c1827 Cheltenham Gloucester
MARRIED:.
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1ST CHILD:John Edward[s] BARBER
BORN:c1853 Norwich Norfolk [2Q/1852 Norwich]
NOTES:Joined 4th Hussars and rose to Sergeant Major
2ND CHILD:Samuel G BARBER
BORN:c1854 Canterbury Kent
NOTES:1881 Census: Ref RG11/1610
Huntingdonshire, Eynesbury, District 6
Schedule 123
Address: Montagu Street
Household of W. H. Saunders, Glazier and Painter
Samuel G. Barber, Lodger, Unm, 27, Gardeners Labourer, Kent Canterbury
3RD CHILD:Agnes[s] BARBER
BORN:c1856 Brighton Sussex [3Q/1855 Brighton]
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4TH CHILD:Charles Albert BARBER
BORN:c1857 Aldershott Hampshire
NOTES:Enlisted in RMA Chelsea
5TH CHILD:Edgar David BARBER
BORN:1860/1861 Hindley Lancashire [4Q/1860 Wigan]
NOTES:Enlisted in RMA Chelsea
6TH CHILD:Harry Edwin BARBER
BORN:c1862 St Neots Huntingdonshire [4Q/1862 St Neots]
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7TH CHILD:Hannah Ada BARBER
BORN:c1869 Eynesbury Huntingdonshire [4Q/1868 St Neots]
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1861 CENSUS:Lancashire, Hindley, District 5
Ref: RG9/2778
Schedule 122
Address: Bolton Road
John Barber, Head, Mar, 48, Chelsea Pensioner, Sergeant Major Yeomanry Cavalry, born Norfolk Yarmouth
Hannah Barber, Wife, Mar, 34, born Gloucester Cheltenham
John E. Barber, Son, 8, Scholar, born Norfolk Norwich
Samuel G Barber, Son, 7, Scholar, born Kent Canterbury
Agness Barber, Dau, 5, Scholar, born Sussex Brighton
Charles Barber, Son, 4, born Hampshire Aldershott
Edgar D. Barber, Son, 4 mths, born Lancaster Hindley
1871 CENSUS:Huntingdonshire, St Neots, District 4
Ref: RG10/1583 or 1533
Schedule 77
Address: Church Street
Hannah Barber, Head, Wid, 44, Annuitant, born Cheltenham
Samuel G Barber, Son, Unm, 16, Gardeners Apprentice, born Kent Canterbury
Agnes Barber, Dau, 15, Dressmakers Apprentice, born Sussex Brighton
Harry E. Barber, Son, 9, Scholar, born Hunts. St Neots
Hannah A. Barber, Dau, 2, born Hunts Eynesbury
1881 CENSUS:London, Camberwell, Peckham, District 13
Ref: RG11/683
Schedule 93
Address: 15 Crewy Road
Hannah Barber, Head, Wid, 54, Laundress, born Gloster Cheltenham
Charles A. Barber, Son, Unm, 22, Labourer Wharf Dock, born Aldershot
Ada H. Barber, Dau, 12, Scholar, born Huntingdonshire Eynesbury
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/646-648
WO/12/650-652
WO/12/655
WO/12/657
WO/23/52
WO/23/62
BL SOURCES:.
OTHER SOURCES:Honour the Light Brigade
FIBIS
Census Returns: 1861, 1871, 1881
FreeBMD
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16 October 1852, Saturday, Norfolk News
Police Intelligence, Monday
Mr. W. R. Morgan appeared on a remand, charged under the Mutiny Act, with having taken in pledge a pair of boots belonging to the 4th Light Dragoons, whereby he had rendered himself liable to a penalty of 20, and three times the value of the property. Sergeant-major John Barber said that on the previous Thursday the boots were missed from the barracks, and he afterwards learned that they were most probably in pawn. On Friday morning, accordingly, he went out for the purpose of inquiring at the pawnbrokers, and he met with a woman near Mr. Morgan's whom he suspected of having pledged the boots. He asked her for the ticket, which she gave him, and he redeemed the boots on the following day for 5s.
On cross-examination by Mr. Woolbright, the officer stated that the holes in which the spurs had been, upon the heels, had been stopped, and a person not accustomed to such boots might have received them without noticing that they were regimental boots.
Mr. Woolbright said that Mrs. Morgan had received them without knowing that they were regimental boots; indeed they could not be detected as such without examining the inside. He submitted, therefore, that the defendant was not liable to the penalty. The female who pawned the boots was called, and she said that they were given to her to be pledged, by a woman whose name she did not know, and having pledged them, she handed the money to the woman, receiving 2d. for her trouble. This woman lived within about fifty or sixty yards oft he barracks and passed as the wife of a soldier, by whom she had one child. Captain Money, by whom the case had been remanded, considered that the charge had been proved, and Mr. Morgan, on being asked what the boots were worth, said that he could not have obtained more than 8s. for them, perhaps not so much.
Mr. Morgan was then fined 24s., three times the value of the boots, 1s. penalty, and 14s. 6d. costs, all of which he paid.

14 Nov 1868, Saturday, Cambridge Independent Press
Eynesbury
We regret to announce the death of Mr. Barber [the acting sergeant-major of the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse Volunteers], who expired after a short illness, on Wednesday evening last. Mr. Barber had resided in this neighbourhood for about seven years, and, by his honest, straightforward, and manly conduct, has endeared himself to a large circle of friends, who will sadly miss his kind and intelligent face at their social gatherings. To show the respect entertained for the deceased, we may state that his Grace, the Duke of Manchester paid him a visit a few days revious to his death. The deceased leaves a widow and a large family.

14 Nov 1868, Saturday, St Neots Chronicle
Eynesbury
Death,- We regert this week to announce the death of Sergeant-Major Barber, who expired on Wednesday evening last, after being confined to his bed for a few days. The deceased had resided in this district for about seven years, and by his manly and straightforward conduct had endeared himself to a large circle of friends. Mr. Barber was in his 51st year, and was a soldier who had seen a deal of service. He was for 24 years in the 4th Light Dragoons under Colonel Lord George Paget; for some time Drill Sergeant to the Yeomanry Cavalry, (Lancashire), and for the last seven years Drill Sergeant to the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse Volunteers. He was much respected both by officers and men, and was deservedly popular during his long service. The deceased leaves a wife and large family. We have been requested to state that the funeral will take place at Eynesbury on Wednesday next, at two o'Clock, and those persons who are desirous of paying a last tribute of respect to the deceased are requested to meet in the National Schoolroom, but not in uniform.

21 Nov 1868, Saturday, Cambridge Independent Press
Eynesbury
Funeral. The funeral of Sergeant Major Barber, who death was announced last week, took place in Eynesbury on Wednesday. An immense concourse of persons assembled together to pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased soldier. The mournful procession was headed by Captain Humbley, J.P., Captain Haynes, A. Towgood, Esq., Samuel Day, Esq., C.R. Wade Gery Esq., W. Peppercorn. Esq., C. Maule, Esq., Sergeant-Majors Herbert and Darling (both of the Mounted Volunteers), Mr. G. Allen (St. Neots), and the following members of the First Hunts. Volunteers: - Sergeant Plum, and Privates Cox, Page, Hine, Jackson, J. Purvis, Burgin, Radwell, and Stoton. The service for the burial of the dead was impressively read by the Rev. W. Maule, rector of Eynesbury. Great sympathy was manifested for the bereaved wife and family, and at the conclusion of the funeral a meeting was held in the National School, for the purpose of making arrangements for raising a subscription for their benefit.

21 Nov 1868, Saturday, St Neots Chronicle
Eynesbury
Funeral - The funeral of Sergt.-Major Barber (whose death we recorded in our impression of last week) took place at Eynesbury on Wednesday, and on no occasion of a similar description since the funeral of Mr. John Peck - who was accidentally killed about four years back - has such a large concourse of persons assembled together at this village, which fact furnished a most interesting proof of the gerat respect entertained for the deceased by the inhabitants at large. The mournful procession left the residence of the deceased soldier abuot half-past two o'clock, the remains being headed by Captain Humbley, (J.P.), Captain Hayes, Mr. A. Towgood, Mr. Saml. Day, Mr. G. Maule, Mr. G. Allen, and the following members of the First Hunts. Volunteers: - Sergeant Plum, and Privates Cox, Page, Hine, Jackson, J. Purvis, Burgin, Radwell, and Stoton. Four members of the Light Horse Volunteers officiated as pall-bearers, viz: Mr. C.R. Wade-Gery, Mr. Wm. A. Peppercorn, Sergt.-Major Herbert of the Sharnbrook (C) Troop and Sergeant-Major Darling, of the Bedford (B) Troop. The burial service was impressively read by the Rev. W. Maule (rector), and as the body was lowered into the grave, many of the bystanders were moved to tears. Great sympathy was manifested for the bereaved wife and family, the children (with the exception of the eldest son, a youth in the band of the 4th Light Dragoons) being all of tender years. At the termination of the funeral, a meeting was held in the National Schoolroom for the purpose of taking measures for raising a sum of money for the benefit of the widow and orphans, who it will be seen below are left totally unprovided for. A. Towgood, Esq., Wm. Peppercorn, Esq., and C.R. Wade-Gery, Esq., were appointed as a committee to solicit subscriptions amongst the members of the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse Volunteers, and Mr. Thos. Plum was requested to call upon the gentry and inhabitants of St. Neots and neighbourhood, in furtherance of... (truncated)




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