BARR Genealogy Page

James Porteous BARR, his wife Agnes and son John arrived in New Zealand 1860 on board the "William Miles"

(though on the passenger list for the William Miles he is listed as John)

   John BARR
   m.Mary WATT
      1. John BARR Farm servant (Stevenston, Ayrshire-2 Dec 1862 on board ECHUNGA)
       Check out Jim Groves site on the Diary of the Echunga
      m.06 Apr 1822 Irvine, Ayr. Ann SMITH  (b.c.1800 Ayrshire-7 Aug 1889 Annat, NZ bur.9th Springfield)
      Ann's parent's were John SMITH and Annie
         1.John BARR (Chr.28 Aug 1823 Irvine, Ayr-before 1889)
         2.James BARR (Chr.13 May 1827 Irvine, Ayr-before 1899)
         3.Ellice BARR (Chr.29 Nov 1829 Irvine, Ayr-before 1899)
         4.Mary BARR (Chr.8 Feb 1835 Kilmarnock, Ayr) 
         5.James Porteous BARR (16 Aug 1837 Riccarton, Ayrshire, Scotland-09 Aug 1894 Kaiti, Gisborne, NZ.)
         m.31 Dec 1857 Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland  Agnes THOMSON (1840 Stevenston, Ayr-09 Jul 1928 in Christchurch, NZ) gravestone
         photo of Agnes and her daughters c.1880's
         He took up land at Courtenay and farmed there for 10 years. "Mounatin Meadows"
         He then moved to Annat and farmed there for 20 years,
         "Mountain View Farm" 
            1. John BARR photo (18 Sep 1858 Dreghorn, Aryshire, Scotland-23 Mar 1930 in Waterton, Canterbury, New Zealand)
            m.17 Jan 1882  Emma DAWSON photo (11 Jul 1864 in Prebbleton/Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand-05 Jan 1929 Waterton, Canterbury, New Zealand)
            2. Agnes BARR  (16 July 1860 at sea-Jan 1884 Springfield)
            m.2 Feb 1877 George RUTHERFORD (1850-22 Dec 1919)
                     George's parents were George RUTHERFORD and Isabella SCOTT
                     George married Mary Rose GERARD 27 May 1886 at Fendalton, ChCh
                     children being Lillian and Bertie Cecil (1888-1929)
               1.Isabel Olive RUTHERFORD (Nov 1878-1944 Christchurch)
               m.(1) 2 Aug 1899 Edward Morten TURRELL (-1907) Dentist
               m.(2) 14 Nov 1911 John Fletcher BUCHANAN (-1927 London) "Sheepfarmer Little River"
               2.George Leslie RUTHERFORD (c.1880-1938) "Sheepfarmer Madonald Downs"
               m.1904 Ethel Fazwell NEWTON
               3.Agnes May RUTHERFORD (1882-16 Oct 1883 Springfield)
            3. Annie BARR (1862 Lyttleton-25 Oct 1938 Lower Hutt Buried ChCh)
            m.12 Feb 1879 George Alfred KEYES (c.1849-2 June 1934 Christchurch)
            4. Andrew Robert (1865-11 Aug 1896)
            5. James BARR (12 May 1866-13 May 1951 Cust)
            m.12 May 1886 Springfield Elizabeth SEAY (16 July 1865 Halswell, ChCh-4 July 1933 Oxford dist.)
            6. Ellen Alice BARR (Nelly)(12 March 1868-12 Aug 1921 ChCh)
            m.1891 George LINDSAY (8 May 1864 ChCh)
            7. Robert BARR (14 Feb 1870) ? went to Australia or South Africa
            8. Marion BARR (23 Nov 1871-22 April 1962 Dunedin)
            m.26 Dec 1901 ChCh Robert "Bob" William JEWISS  (15 Oct 1865 Christchurch-1942 ChCh)
            9. Mary BARR (7 Nov 1873)
            m.? Capetown David Bell RUSSELL (c.1876 Glasgow, Scotland-2 April 1940 The Hutts, Garden Road, Orchards, Johannesburg,SA)
            no children listed on Death Notice for David
            10. Martha BARR  (12 Mar 1876-1919)
            m.1900 Frederick Percy MUIR (-Apr 1942 Gisborne) Journalist
                parents Allan Ramsay MUIR & Anna Maria CHAPPELL
               1.Percy Rutherford MUIR (6 Jun 1901-1986)
               m.1929 Nina Catherine HOWARD (20 Oct 1900-1981)
               2.Mavis Annie MUIR (1906-c.1910)
               3.Jean MUIR
            11. Edith (Blanche) BARR (1 May 1878 NZ-19 Feb 1951 Johnanesburg)
            m.(1)1901 Christchurch, NZ James Mackie NEWTON (June 1878 Portobello, Scotland-21 May 1904 Rietfontein, South Africa)
                       parents were William and Margaret Newton
               1.Agnes Margaret Thomson NEWTON (8 April 1903 Johnanesburg)
               m.VAN BLOMMENSTEIN
            m.(2)15 Nov 1904 Johannesburg, South Africa Charles Gordon FARQUAHARSON (13 Jul 1875-10 May 1934) Mine Manager in Johannesburg
               1.Isobel FARQUHARSON (20 July 1906 South Africa)
               m.NICOLSON
               2.Norman Gordon FARQUHARSON (18 Jul 1907 South Africa)
               m.
                   1.Charles Edward Gordon FARQUHARSON
                   m.
                       Gordon FARQUHARSON   
            12. Elizabeth BARR (3 July 1880-12 May 1965 ChCh)
            m.1900 div.1939 William DAVIDSON (Bill) (c.1878 Vicoria, Australia-1903 ChCh) Saddler
                        parents James DAVIDSON & Sarah Jane WHITE
               1.Vera Agnes DAVIDSON (1905) (1 Dec 1904-1974)
               m.1934 Duncan Munro RICHARDSON (c.1904-1968)
               2.Olive Thelma DAVIDSON (1906-1966)
               m.1930 Bernard Stratford Howard WARD (11 Sep 1904-1987)
                  son of Frank WARD and Frances Jessie
               3.Ronald James DAVIDSON (23 Jul 1908-1987)
               m.1940 Frances Mary WOODLEY 
            13. Lucy May BARR (28 June 1882-24 June 1970 New Plymouth)
            m.1908 Richard William MORGAN (c.1878-8 Sept 1931 ChCh) School teacher
                parents William MORGAN & Ann WRIGHT
               1.Norman Richard MORGAN (29 Jan 1921-2001) journalist, Solicitor
         6. Marion BARR (bapt.26 Sep 1839 Riccarton, Ayr-before 1899)
         m.31 Dec 1858 Dreghorn Robert Carson HAMILTON (1836 Irvine, Ayrshire)
            1.Anne HAMILTON (16 May 1859 Dreghorn, Ayrshire)
            2.James HAMILTON (31 Mar 1861 Dreghorn)
            3.John Barr HAMILTON (1 Mar 1863 Dreghorn)
            4.Robert HAMILTON (18 Jul 1865 Dreghorn)
            5.William HAMILTON (19 Dec 1867 Dreghorn)
            6.George Barr HAMILTON (18 Mar 1870 Dreghorn)
            7.David HAMILTON (17 Jul 1873 Dreghorn)
         7. William McDonald BARR (bapt.07 Mar 1842 Riccarton, Ayr-before 1899)
   2.Mathew BARR (1809 Stevenston, Ayr)


Please let me know if you find any errors "chris@reap.org.nz"
OR if you disagree with what I have here OR if you have anything to add on.

Updated 3rd Jan 2009

Russell CARTER has his family Online
On page 6, he has the ancestors of Eliza WOODWARD who married Thomas BARR, not related to my tree.