Re: Ancestor of Brinsley Barnes, subject search
Dear Susanne, I think I might know who this George Barnes is, born 1604, that may be our genetic ancestor. I have an extensive file on the Barnes family that I have been collecting at least I know some of the computer file date back to 1996. Found in "Family Group Records - Ancestral File" "FamilySearch(R)Ancestral File (TM-trade mark) V4.19 Download GEDCOM www.familysearch.com/Search/af/family_group_record.asp?familyid=5414461
I found "George Barne" (AFN:127Q-Q4j)
Born: 1603, Place: Woolwich, Kent, England
He is the son of Sir William Barnes (Lord Mayor of London)and Anne Sandys, daughter of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York, and Cecily Wilsford (she is a descendant of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, b.1113, by an unknown mistress).
The genealogy of the Barnes can be found also in "The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography' Vol. XXIX, page 117. The best of luck to you. Let me know if you find anything.