Re: Ancestor of Brinsley Barnes, subject search
The names you posted on Barnes links in Ireland sound very interesting.
I got the information I posted on various possibilities for Brinsley's parents from opening about 40 or 50 trees on Ancestry.com and looking to see who people had put in as his parents. I don't think you can see them unless you are a member, but if you are,just put Brinsley Barnes into the search and they come up.
Not a single one, however,had any source or documentation, other than other trees.The William Barnes-Elizabeth Key names as parents is very common, but never documented.Last night, I saw one where all the names were mixed together, making Brinsley's father a John William Barnes married to both Martha Brinsley and Elizabeth Key!Also, if you do a search on this Barnes forum (put just Brinsley into the search box) you will find other messages where people recite what they think are his parents -- usually William Barnes and Elizabeth Key.Many of these go back to 1998, when the forum probably got started.
Anyway, if I ever find anything useful, I will either post it or send you an email.Your Ireland information is very interesting and I will try to follow up on it.