HISTORY OF CAWTHORNE.
This Thomas Barnby was son of Ralph Barnby and Beatrix, daughter of Sir Thomas Waterton of Walton, his wife Beatrix being the daughter of Thomas Burdett of Birthwaite. Their daughter Frances married a Walter Spencer, of London, gent.; their eldest son was the Sir Charles Barnby, Knt, whose son Thomas is mentioned above as having sold the Manor of Midhope.
In the Visitation of Yorkshire in 1585 is given the pedigree of the Barnby family: "Thomas son of Ralph and Beatrix Waterton now living," Sir Charles being "aet. 16, 1585." In 1612, Sir Charles is given as "married to Hester Disney and has Thomas, aet. 11 (1612) and Mary aet. 16 (1612)."
"Thomas Barnby de Barnby, ar.," is given in the Visitation among the "Liberi tenentes" of Staincross, along with Georgius Woodruffe de Woolley, ar., justic., Gervasius Nevill de Chevet, ar., justic., Radulphus Wortley de Wortley, ar., Franciscus Bosvile de Gunthwaite, ar., Willielmus Rockley de Worsborough, ar., Mathæus Wentworth de West Bretton, ar., Henricus Burdett de Denby, ar., Franciscus Burdett de Burthwaite, ar., Johannes Moxon de Hoyland-Swaine, and others.
Sir Charles's son Thomas Barnby had only two daughters co-heiresses, by his wife Mary Greene, of Micklethwaite (Banks), Beatrix, who married John Allot, of Bentley Grange, and Mary, who became the second wife of Nicholas Bowden, of Bowden in Derbyshire, whose first wife was a Woderove (Woodruffe), of Woolley.
"Nicholas Bowden, of Bowden, gent., marryed Mary ye daughter and one of ye co-heirs of Thomas Barnby, of Barnby, in the County of York, Esq., sext. day of Sept, 1652.
"Barnby Bowden was born ye 5th day of August, 1653, about 6 of ye Clock in ye morning, and was baptized ye 16th day of ye same, Thomas Barnby and — Foljamh, Esq., godfathers, and Katherine Wentworth, wife of Michael Wentworth of Woly, Esq., godmother.
"Thomas Bowden was born ye 4th day of October, 1654, about 3 o'clock in ye morning, and was baptized ye 18th of ye same, Hen. Bagshawe, of Ridge, and Tristram Stafford, godfathers, and Mrs. Woderofe, godmother."
("Register, Chapel en le Firth." The Reliquary, Vol. VI. p. 228.)