'Berney01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Berney (Barney) of Gunton, Berney (Barney) of Reedham, Barney of Wichingham

                               
(1) Visitation (1563+1589+1613) spells the family name "Barney" but Visitation (1664), BP1934 & BLG1886 show it as "Berney".
(2) BP1934 reports that the family is thought to be of Saxon or Norse origin. It starts with Sir Thomas who married Margaret, heiress of Reedham "whither he removed from Witchingham in the time of Edward III". From this we presume that the later Barneys/Berneys of Wichingham were of the same family as those of Reedham.
Sir Thomas Barney or Berney of Redham (Reedham), Norfolk (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
m. Margaret de Reedham (dau of William de Reedham of Reedham)
1. John Barney or Berney of Reedham
  BP1934 reports that son of the above Sir Thomas and great-great-great-grandfather of the undermentioned Henry (m. Alice Apleton) was John. Visitation (1563) names him Thomas. Noting that we presume to show below another son of Sir Thomas as Thomas, we follow BP1934.
  m. _ Heveningham (dau of _ Heveningham of Heveningham)
A. Thomas Barney or Berney of Reedham
  m. Elizabeth Clipsby (dau of John Clipsby of Clypsby)
  i. John Barney or Berney of Reedham
  m. Elizabeth Mundeford (dau of Osbert Mundeford of Hockwold)
  a. John Barney or Berney of Reedham
  m. Alice Southwell (dau of Richard Southwell of Woodrising by Amy, dau of Edmond Wichingham by Alice Fastolfe)
(1) John (sb Thomas?) Barney or Berney of Reedham
  m. Margaret Wentworth (dau of Sir Roger Wentworth of Codham)
  (A) John Barney or Berney of Reedham
  m. Margaret Read (dau of William Read)
  (i) Henry Barney or Berney of Reedham (d 1584)
BP1934 'restarts' with this Henry.
  m. Alice Appleton (dau of Roger Appleton of Dartford and Comb)
  (a) Sir Thomas Berney of Park Hall in Reedham, Sheriff of Norfolk (d 1616)
  m. Juliana or Mary Gawdy (dau of Sir Thomas Gawdy of Redenhall or Rednell)
  (b) Henry Barney or Berney of Hadockstone, Yorkshire
m. Elizabeth Tirwhitt
  ((1))+ issue - Thomas, Robert, John, Alice, Mary, Anne, Margaret, Elizabeth, Agatha
  (c) John Barney or Berney 'of London'
  m. Mary Cursoun (dau of Sir Francis Cursoun of Walter Pury)
  ((1)) Thomas Barney
  (d) Anne Berney
  m. Thomas Gybbon of Norfolk
  (e) Margaret Berney (b c1566, d before 06.03.1640-1)
  m. Edmond Paston of Appleton (d before 06.05.1630)
  (f) Mary Berney
  m. Thomas Eltofts of Farnhill
  (ii) Robert Barney (dsp)
  (iii) Mary Barney
m(1). William Denny of Heringfleet
  This may be the Mary who (also) married ...
  m(2). Edmund Style of Langley (b 27.03.1538)
  The following comes from Visitation (London, 1568, Barney).
  (B) Robert Barney of London (d by 1571)
  m. Margaret Kenryk (widow of Edmond Garway of London)
  (i)+ issue - Anne (b c1565), Margaret
  (C) Mary Barney (Berney)
  m1. Robert Jeny (d 1559)
  m2. (Henry) Brampton 'of Fritton'
  (D) Amy Barney probably the Amy who married ....
  m. Anthony Brampton of Fritton
  (2) Elizabeth Barney (d 1524) possibly of this generation
  m1. John Holditche (d 1487)
  m2. Robert Felmingham
  B. Margaret Barney possibly of this generation
  m. John Mawtby
BP1934 starts with the above Sir Thomas who married Margaret, heiress of Reedham "whither he removed from Witchingham in the time of Edward III". From this we presume that the later Barneys/Berneys of Wichingham were of the same family. Noting that Visitation (Norfolk, 1563, Sowthwell) shows the Alice who married John Barney of Redeham as sister of the Amy who married Rafe Barney of Wychingham, which gives us a rough fix on the generations, we presume to show the following Sir Thomas, the first mentioned in the entry on the Barneys of Wichingham, as younger son of the above Sir Thomas. It should be noted that Visitation does not show any connection between the following and the above whilst BP1934 makes no mention at all of the following family.
2. Sir Thomas Barney
  m. _ Argentyne (dau of Sir _ Argentyne)
  A. Sir Robert Barney of Wichingham
  Visitation identifies Sir Robert's wife as a daughter of Sir Walter Walcott. We have seen her identified on a web site as ...
  m. Margaret Walcott (dau of Sir Walter Walcott of Walcott & Gunton)
  i. John Barney of Wichingham (and Gunton)
  m. _ Allington (dau of Sir Robert Allington)
  a. Robert or Rafe Barney of Wichingham
  Visitation (Barney) identifies Robert's wife as Amy, dau of Sir Robert Southwell. As mentioned above, Visitation (Norfolk, 1563, Sowthwell) shows an Amy as married to Rafe Barney of Wychingham, whom we presume to be this Robert, as follows. We have seen (on a web site) reference to Ralph, brother/heir of Robert Berney of Gunton, so we presume that there was/is some confusion between the brothers.
m. Amy Southwell (dau of Richard Southwell of Woodrising by Amy, dau of Edmond Wichingham)
  (1) Robert Barney of Wichingham
  m. Susan Farmor (dau of Sir Henry Farmor)
  (A) Martin Barney of Gunton, Norfolk
  m. Margaret Flint (dau of Robert Flint of Suffolk)
  (i) Robert Barney possibly the Robert of Gunton who was father of ...
  (a) Catherine Barney
  m. Edmund Brampton of Brampton
  (ii) Elizabeth Barney presumably the Elizabeth (d 1603) who married ...
  m. Christopher Grimston (b c1564)
  (iii)+ other issue - Henry, Frances, Temperance, Margaret
  (2) John Barney
  (A) Richard Barney of Langley
  (3) Francis/es Barney (dsp)
  Daughter of Ralph Berney of Gunton was ...
  (4) Jane Barney
  m. John Corbet of Sprowston

Main source(s): Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Barney), BP1934 (Berney)
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