The Barfoot Family


Most of the information on this web page concerns the Barfoot family of Hampshire, England: in particular those living in the Bishop's Waltham area. There are also branches of the family living in London, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, however I know very little about them. Back in the seventeenth century there was also a Barfoot family in the Basingstoke area of Hampshire, which I have now managed to tie into the Bishop's Waltham branch.

To make this site as useful as possible for as many people as possible, I have divided it into two sections: one containing the data as found in the original records, the other a more subjective section where I have attempted to piece the information together to give consistent family groups. This is very much a work in progress, and over time I hope that it will become a useful genealogical resource.

Data Sheets
This section contains the original data - baptisms marriages, wills and so on. Hopefuly, data entered in this section, should remain unchanged (except to correct any errors that are found). Data is arranged by type (e.g. baptisms, marriages, wills, ...) and then, where appropriate, by parish or region.

Family Groups
This section contains family groupings for various Barfoot families. I have tried to indicate the probable relationships between people in this section. However, as new evidence is found, it is possible that some of these relationships may need to be changed.

Contributions to this site are most welcome from anyone with any additional information on the Barfoot family, especially those with connections at one time or another to Hampshire. If you have any questions about the Barfoot family, please contact me.

Links to Other Sites
I have started to make a list of links to other genealogical sites, together with some other sites that I have found useful at one time or another. I have also put together a page of various odds and ends which is probably of no interest to anyone except me.


Because so many people have sent me so much information to include on this site, I am unable to individually cite every piece of information that has been sent to me. However, I would like to thank the following people for their help and/or information:

  • the late Mollie Tazewell, for information on the descendants of Thomas Barfoot of Botley;
  • Jean Shergold, for information on the many Barfoots of Curdridge;
  • Mike Lawrence, for information on the many Barfoots of South Stoneham, Otterbourne and Bitterne;
  • Ann Cox, for information on the descendants of Peter Barfoot and Sophia Searle;
  • the late Grace van Rutten, for information on the descendants of George Barfoot and Georgina Abott;
  • Mick Cooper, for information on the various Barfoots of Botley;
  • Lesley Potter and Linda Seagrave, for lookups in the 1851 census index;
  • Nina and Colin Watts, for searching the parish registers of Boarhunt, Southwick and Hambledon;
  • Herb Madgwick, for information on Robert Barfoot of Ashton's marriage;
  • Barbara Bidell, for information on Peter Barfoot;
  • Jackie Didymus, for information on Levi Barfoot of Shirley;
  • the members of the Hampshire-L mailing list, for all sorts of help and encouragement;
  • and the staff at the Hampshire County Record Office for being generally helpful.

This web site is copyright © 1998-2000, Richard Smith. Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this site, the author cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or inaccuracies.