John Barrow

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John Barrow, son of Henry Barrow and Eliza Presley, was born probably shortly before his baptism at St. Philip's Parish, Barbados, 2 September 1719.1 He died at Barbados, before 28 September 1781,2 when he was buried at St. Philip's Parish, Barbados, age 65.2

John married (1) Ann (…), say 1745;3,4 he married (2) Sarah Clinton at St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, in 1776. The ancestries of both women are unknown (or not traced here).5

Cheesman fails to account for the baptism of son John, at an unknown place in 1764, a couple of months after their first son married Francis Mayer. This son John appears to have died before the father wrote his will in 1781 without mentioning this additional son.5

John left a will dated 1781, and likely proved that year. In it he named wife Sarah and six children:
     "undutiful daughter" Elizabeth to receive £200 only if she outlived her husband, Richad Farrell, for "disobedience on her marriage,"
     "beloved son" John Henry to receive the plantation at Upton,
     £500 each to Temperance, George, Christopher and Nathaniel.5

Family 1

Ann (…) d. bef. 14 Nov 1764
  • George Barrow3,6 b. 9 Nov 1746
  • Christopher Barrow3 b. 21 Feb 1747/48
  • Elizabeth Barrow7 b. 22 Aug 1749
  • Temperence Barrow3 b. 1752, d. bef. 22 Jun 1789
  • Nathaniel Barrow+8 b. 11 Jan 1761, d. bef. 11 Nov 1785
  • John Barrow9 b. 28 Sep 1764, d. bef. 1781

Family 2

Sarah Clinton
This person was last edited on10 Mar 2023


  1. [S415] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Baptisms, 1637-1800 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 471, further cited as Barbados Baptisms.
  2. [S837] Blackrock, Barbados, Barbados parochial registers, Series A, 1637-1850 (Anglican), St Philip's Parish - Burials: 25A:86, FHL microfilm 1157935, further cited as Barbados Registers.
  3. [S439] Diana Campbell and Francis Cheesman, "Barrow Family Genealogical Data, 1660-1881", microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #1162474, item 7, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as "Barrow Notes."
  4. [S1330] Estimated from birth of first known child (1746).
  5. [S2629] Francis W. Cheesman, Origins of Barbadian Families: Barrow (Victoria, B.C., Canada: Trafford Publishing, 2007), 16, further cited as Cheesman, Barrow Origins.
  6. [S415] Sanders, Barbados Baptisms, 522.
  7. [S415] Sanders, Barbados Baptisms, 523.
  8. [S415] Sanders, Barbados Baptisms, 484.
  9. [S415] Sanders, Barbados Baptisms, 395.