My direct ancestor,Robert Barber (1747 - 1815), married Sarah Stanford on the 20th of January, 1778, at Wissett, Suffolk. I have traced her back to Thomas Standford (see below).

The Descendants of Thomas Stanford

1. Thomas Stanford was born about 1680 in Weybread, Suffolk, England. He married Margaret Hodgeskin (b. abt 1684, Thurlston, Suffolk), September 25, 1705, in Metfield, Suffolk.

Children of Thomas Stanford and Margaret Hodgeskin were:

i. Thomas Stanford b. September 6, 1706, Linstead Magna, Suffolk

ii. William Stanford b. 1709, Linstead Magna, Suffolk

iii. John Stanford b. 16 December, 1707, Linstead Magna, Suffolk

iv. Elizabeth Stanford b. 2 April, 1714, Linstead Magna, Suffolk

v. Ann Stanford b. 22 June, 1715, Linstead Magna, Suffolk


2. Wiliam Stanford (b. 1709, Linstead Magna, Suffolk) married Sarah Cutting, 7 February, 1744/45 in Marlesford (or Farnham? - just east, a few miles), Suffolk.

Children of William Stanford and Sarah Cutting were:

i. Thomas Stanford b. 1732, Walpole, Suffolk

i. Sarah Stanford b. 27 October, 1755, Walpole, Suffolk. Sarah married Robert Barber (1747 - 1815), 20 January, 1778, Wissett, Suffolk.

ii. John Stanford b. 20 May, 1758, Walpole, Suffolk

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