William BARNETT Robert BARNETT John E BARNETT Jennett POWER Catherine VANCE Mini tree diagram

John BARNETT1,3,2,2

also known as John Burnett

16781,2 - 6th Sep 17341,2

Life History


Born in Londonderry, Ireland.1,2

Apr 1701

Birth of son Robert BARNETT in Ireland.1


Birth of son John E BARNETT in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland.3,4

Sep 1734

Death of Jennett POWER.1

6th Sep 1734

Died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Other facts


Married Jennett POWER


  • Millennium File
    John Barnett
    Birth 20 May 1678 Derry, Ireland
    [It had been renamed Londonderry by King James I, and unified with thenew County Londonderry in 1613]
    Christening 16 Aug 1678 Derry Cathedral Temple, Derry, Ireland
    Death 1 Sep 1734
    Father William Barnett
    Mother Catherine Katharine Vance
    Spouse Jeanette Power
    Children John Barnett
    Spouse Father Patrick Power
    Spouse Mother Jeanette

    Frorm his son's compiled information:
    Family Data Collection - Births
    John E Barnett
    Father John Burnett [sic]
    Mother Jennett Barnett
    Birth 1705 Londonderry, Londonderry County, Ireland

    John Barnett  b. 1678, in the neighborhood of Londonderry, Ireland.In company with his brother William Barnett, emigrated with his familyto Pennsylvania prior to 1730, locating in Hanover township, thenLancaster County, being among the earliest settlers in that township.He died in September, 1734, his will being probated at Lancaster onthe first day of October following.  John Barnett left a wife Jennett,and the following children, all born in County Derry [Londonderry],Ireland [in what is now Northern Ireland]:

    [There was never any county Derry.  The original Irish city was calledDerry, and the old county Coleraine, and the new Londonderry Countywas created in 1613 to include and eliminate Coleraine and Keenaght(Cianachta) and some other areas.  The old city of Derry was combinedin the unifired County-City of Londonderry]

    i. Robert , b. 1701 ; m. and removed to Virginia
    ii. James , b. 1703 ; m. and went to Virginia with his brother; fromthem most of the names in the South have sprung
    iii. John , b. 1705 ; m. Margaret Roan
    iv. Joseph , b. 1708
    v. Mary , b. 1710
    vi. Jennett , b. 1713 ; d. in 1787 ; unmarried
    vii. Jean , b. 1715 ; m. Moses Swan ; (see Swan record)
    --  Chris W Barnett, Ancestry Stories,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11038875/person/6108580231/mediax/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum&ftm=1

    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
    John Barnett
    Birth 1678 Londonderry, Ireland
    Death Date Sep 1734
    Father Unknown
    Spouse Jennett
    Jean Barnett
    Robert Barnett
    James Barnett
    John Barnett
    Joseph Barnett
    Mary Barnett
    Jennett Barnett

    Note: His comments on Robert b 1701 and John b 1703, moving toVirginia. Chris comments that "from them most of the names inthe Southhave sprung."

    I am descended from a Virginia line of Barnetts that came south andother directions from Virginia, but they are connected with the Royalfamily in Virginia. The name Royal, especailly Joseph Royal and formsof it continue into the late 1800s across the south and southwest. Mygreat great grandfather was Jorile/Jorial Barnett (1802-abt 1880).

    The Virignia Barnetts seem well-documented as deriving from anoriginal line named Bernard/Barnard from France and England, who stillcontinued to use that form of the name alternating with the Barnettform until some standardized on one or other of these forms for theirline.

    I have pursued a connection of our Royal-Barnett Virginia with thisIrish Barnett line, because various spellings and forms of thewell-used name indicate a northern Irish pronunciation of the name JoeRoyal. However, searching or several years, I have been unable to findany connection with the Irish Derry Barnetts. The well-documentedBarnett ancestors in that very large and prolific line in the southwere already in Virgnian long before John Barnett b 1678 migrated fromDerry, Ireland to Pennsylvania.

    The pronunciation of Joe Royal as Jorial may also be due to the strongScots-Irish (northern Irish) influences throughout the Appalachian andsouthern speech generally. This influence of shifting the OY to I. INsouthern speech, the I (which is really like ah-ee) flattens into asimple flat vowel. This OY-I tendency goes throughout the mid-southrange east-west into the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas and into theflatlands south of that line into Georgia, Alabama, and pointswesward.

    This Barnett-Royal line is found everywhere along this westwardmigrationpath through the south into the southwest. Our Barnett lineare all over northern Texas and Oklahoma. Jorile Barnett came to HillCounty, Texas, from Illinois, where he had moved from the corner ofNorth Carolina and Tennessee, where he lost two wives. Many of hisdesendants went to Indian Territory.

    All the Barnetts I have found seem to be related to his sameBarnett-Royal group of Virginia families who derive from theEnglish-French Bernard and related families in the Old World. I'dwelcome clues that might shed light on a possible connection betweenthese two lines of Barnetts.


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