A Genealogy of the Barnum, Barnam and Barnham Family

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Notes for Francis BARNHAM


Transcribed from: Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the Bishop of London, 1520 to [1828]: 1604. April 16. Francis Barnham, of St Edmund's, Lombard Street, Draper, Widower, 48, & Anne Muns, of St Lawrence Pountney, 26, Widow of Edmund Muns [Newcourt says "Edward Mannes"], Clerk, Vicar of Stepney, who died about a year ago; at St Lawrence Pountney.

The house of Francis Barnham, called the "Gould Lion" in Lombard Street, was mentioned in his will of 1624. Behind the house was George Alley. The House is identified in The Signs of Old Lombard Street with No. 85, sometimes called the White Lion, but the situation described in the will hardly agrees with that site (N. and Q. 11th S.V. p. 387). From: 'Gold Lion, Lombard Street', A Dictionary of London (1918). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=5641&strquery=barnham. Francis was a citizen and draper. His will was dated 1624.

Francis was named in the 1586 will of Thomas Inwood as his son-in-law, husband of Jane, a daughter of Thomas. Francis was also one of the signers of the probate of Thomas' will. In the will of Henry Inwood, son of Thomas and brother of Jane, Francis Barnham is mentioned as his brother-in-law.

The following is a transcript of a part of the will of Henry Inwood, as it applies to Francis: "And my Will and meaninge is that my brother in lawe ffrances Barneham Cittizen and draper of London shall have and with hold Francis Barneham
the saide 50 in his hande as such Somme and Sommes of money as he
hath of myne in his hande To the only use and proffitt of the saide ffrances".
Francis was buried at the Church of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr, in Lombard Street. Saint Edmund was an Anglo-Saxon Christian who was killed by the Vikings. He is England's patron saint (not Saint George, who is the patron saint only of the royal family). The church of Saint Edmund on Lombard Street in the City of London is of very ancient foundation, though it has been many times rebuilt, damaged or destroyed and rebuilt again.
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