Robert Barber

Robert Barber was the youngest of the six children of Wenham Barber and his third wife known only as Mary of Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.

Robert married Susannah Poole in 1751 at Witcham, Cambridgeshire where Susannah is noted as a resident. The couple settled down to become parents six times but sadly, their fifth child - Wenham Barber - failed to thrive and died when he was just a few months old.

Robert died prematurely in 1765 when he was about 38 years old, and with five children under the age of 13, life must have been hard for this young widow who eventually re-married to widower Philip Martin of nearby Coveney in April 1770.

She died two years later.

Life Events


  • 1727 at Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 29th October 1727 at St. Martin's Church, Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.



  • Mary Barber (1752-?) married William Richman (17??-1774) and later to John Bull (17??-?)
  • Susan Barber (1754-1773)
  • Ann Barber (1755-1795) married Robert Jordan (17??-?)
  • Robert Barber (1757-1821) married Rebecca Irons (1755-1843)
  • Wenham Barber (1760)
  • Wenham Barber (1762-1801) married Hannah Lawrence (17??-?)


  • September 1765 at Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 38 years.


  • 13th September 1765 at St. Martin's Church, Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.



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