Mary Anne Barr

Mary Anne Barr

Female 1814 - 1874  (59 years)

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  • Name Mary Anne Barr  [1, 2
    Born 5 Oct 1814  Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 9 Oct 1814  Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Apr 1874  Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6
    Person ID I4766  LaZeut
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2018 

    Father William Barr 
    Mother Elizabeth Mann 
    Married Y  [7
    Family ID F2414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Yuill,   b. 31 Aug 1812, Barony Parish, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1886, Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1840  Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. John Barr Yuill,   b. 11 Jul 1841, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1841, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. John Barr Yuill,   b. 3 Jul 1843, Île de Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1843, Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Mary Yuill,   b. 24 Sep 1844, Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1922, San Benito, Cameron County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Marion Mann Yuill,   b. 27 Mar 1847, Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1917, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. John Barr Yuill,   b. 2 Feb 1849, Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1872, Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +6. William Yuill,   b. 10 Apr 1851, Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1942, Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +7. Robert Mann (Bob) Yuill,   b. 30 Jun 1853, Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1919, Soap Lake, Grant County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. Alexander Mann (Sandy) Yuill,   b. 18 Oct 1855, Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1875, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    +9. Martha Dunlap Yuill,   b. 5 Jun 1859, Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1924, Riverside, Riverside County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +10. Annie Barr Yuill,   b. 12 Feb 1863, Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1943, Charos Nursing Home, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Oct 1814 - Gibraltar Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 9 Oct 1814 - Gibraltar Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jul 1840 - Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 1874 - Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Barr: Mary Anne Barr 1814 Birth and Baptismal Record
    Barr: Mary Anne Barr 1814 Birth and Baptismal Record
    Certified copy of an entry of birth in the Army Births and Baptisms Register for Mary Ann Barr who was born on 5 Oct 1814 and baptized on 9 Oct 1814 in Gibraltar.

  • Notes 
    • Various sources provide differing accounts of Mary Anne Barr's parentage. Common among them is that her father was a soldier, William Barr. Once source (see Herigstad anecdote below) has her mother as Elizabeth Mann. Other sources list her mother as Mary Crawford, born in Glasgow in 1791, the daughter of John Crawford and Elisabeth Todd. A more definitive answer to her parentage perhaps lies in the Regimental records for the 26th Foot in Gibraltar.

      "... Mary Ann Barr ... was the daughter of an English solider, William Barr, and his wife, Elizabeth Mann Barr. A more Romantic tale of the founding of this family could not be imagined tha[n] the story which has passed from the oldest granddaughter of John Yuill.

      It seems that William Barr was stationed with the 26th Regiment at the Rock of Gibraltar and when leaving for his post there lured his sweetheart, Elizabeth, on board ship to bid him goodbye. The ship sailed out to sea with Elizabeth aboard and she and William were married at sea. One account reports that Mary Ann Barr was born on ship; another account relates that she was born on the Rock of Gibraltar. At any rate she was baptized at Gibraltar on 09 October, 1814. She was 8 years old when the family moved back to Scotland where she later lived with an aunt and learned dressmaking." [Barbara Herigstad, The Nut Tree, p. 41] [9, 10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S97] Family of James A. Lincoln and Mary H. Dixon, Lincoln, Roger M. et al., (Wasilla, Alaska: self-published, March 2000, supplements 2002, 2004, and 2007), p. 143.

    2. [S180] The Nut Tree, Barbara Yuill Herigstad, compiler, (Spearfish, South Dakota: self-published, 1 March 1978), p. 44.

    3. [S2321] Birth Certificate: Barr, Mary Anne, Army Register: Book of Births, Baptisms, and Marriages.

      26th (or Cameronian) Regiment of Infantry
      Date of the Child's Birth: 1814 5th Octr
      Place and Date of the Child's Baptism: Gibraltar, 1814 9th Octr
      Christian Name of the Child: Mary Anne
      Parents' Names: William Barr and Mary Barr
      Rank of the Father: Private
      Name of the Chaplain or other Clergyman by whom the ceremony was performed: Revd. Mr. Hughes
      Entry No. 52

    4. [S1258] General Register Office (GRO) Regimental Birth Indices, 1761 to 1924, (FindMyPast).

      GRO Regimental Birth Indices (1761 to 1924) Transcription

      First name: MARY A
      Last name: BARR
      Year range: 1814
      Place: GIBRALTAR
      Country: GIBRALTAR
      Regiment: 26th Foot
      Record source: GRO Regimental Birth Indices (1761 to 1924)
      Volume: 9
      Page: 7
      Record set: British nationals armed forces births 1761-2005
      Category: Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
      Subcategory: Births & baptisms
      Collections from:Great Britain

    5. [S2321] Birth Certificate: Barr, Mary Anne.

    6. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 157229300.

    7. [S180] The Nut Tree, Barbara Yuill Herigstad, compiler, (Spearfish, South Dakota: self-published, 1 March 1978), p. 45.

    8. [S97] Family of James A. Lincoln and Mary H. Dixon, Lincoln, Roger M. et al., (Wasilla, Alaska: self-published, March 2000, supplements 2002, 2004, and 2007), pp. 143 & 145.

    9. [S180] The Nut Tree, Barbara Yuill Herigstad, compiler, (Spearfish, South Dakota: self-published, 1 March 1978), pp. 41, 45.

    10. [S241] Ancestry Family Tree, (Ancestry: Provo, Utah), One World Tree.

      Provides the following parentage for Mary Ann Barr:

      Father: William Barr, born 1789, Scotland
      Mother: Mary Crawford, born 1 June 1791, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
      Mary Crawford's parents: John Crawford and Elisabeth Todd

      Historical records cited: user-submitted family trees


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