Barnwell Family Genealogy Forum
Thankfully I have inherited a family tree of the Barnwell's researched by my grandfather which goes back some 34 generations!
My branch of the family came from a Thomas Barnwell who was the second son of Sir Nicholas Barnewall of Crickstown Castle, Co. Meath in Ireland whose brother was Sir Robert Barnewall 1st Baron Trimlestown. My father (now deceased) knew the current Lord Trimlestown. I have full ancestry details from Sir Nicholas Barnewall back to Sir Michael de Berneval, Lord of Beerhaven and Bantry, who landed in Ireland c.1172. There is a gap in the predecessors back from there with three generations of Alanus de Berneval not being proved as to which was which. Two brothers de Berneval, Alanus and Rufus, where knights with William the Conqueror in 1066. The direct descendants of Sir Ulphram de Berneval (grandfather of Sir Nicholas Barnewall) live in Australia and Sir Reginald Robert Barnewall, 13th BT, is known to me - I met him on several occasion when he came over to Ireland. He and my father went over to Berneval-le-Grand a few years ago from where the family originated.
I am also interested to start finding family that must have gone to the new world so any help back would be appreciated. I plan to complete the family tree soon and file it in RootsWeb.
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