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Re: Barrells in Suffolk
Posted by: Robert Brown Date: February 05, 2001 at 11:34:55
In Reply to: Re: Barrells in Suffolk by Philip Barrall of 418

Philip,
It is very interesting that your surname is Barrall, but you are searching for the name of Barrell.
My wife's single name is Barrall & I know From her granfather's wedding certificate that her great grandfather was George Barrall,
On the 1881 census there were only 2 George Barralls one in Yorkshire & one in St Pancreas, London. I opted for the London George Barrall were was born in Rougham, Suffolk.
The interesting thing is his was christened George Barrell on 27th September 1840. I only found this out because I could find no other Barralls in Rougham on the census, but as soon as I changed the name up they all came. I have a bit more information if you are interested.
George Barrall at the time of the census was working as a groom in a grand house at the time and perhaps he thought Barrall had a little exclusivity about it.
Just to complicate the issue a little more John Barrell, George's father also appears on some documents as Barrel.
Hope this is a help.


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