Brabazon Barlow R.N.
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Brabazon John Barlow R.N. (1833 - 1900)

Captain Brabazon John Barlow R.N.
Born in Armagh, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 5 Jun 1866 in st lukes, st helier's, Jersey, Channel Islandsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 66 in 16 Victoria Park, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdommap
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Ireland Native
Brabazon Barlow R.N. was born in Ireland.

Brabazon John Barlow was born on 24 March 1833 and was baptised on 2 June 1833 at Eglish Parish, Armagh, Ireland[1]. His father, Reverend William Barlow was aged 41 and his mother, Catherine Disney, was 27 years of age.

His mother died on 3 November 1853.

On 19 June 1856 he was issued with his Certificate of Competency as a Second Mate in the Merchant Navy. He went on to become Captain of the screw steamer Taimir and the Shaw Saville New Zealand Shipping Company

At the age of 33 he married 26 year old Harriette Ellen Guinness (the daughter of Reverend William Newton Guinness and Harriette Le Poer Trench) on 5 June 1866 at St. Luke's, St. Helier's, Jersey, Channel Islands. Notice of their marriage was printed on page 26 of the Home News for India, China and the Colonies dated 11 June 1866:

BARLOW-GUINNESS - June 5, at St. Luke's, St. Helier's, Jersey, Brabazon John, son of the Rev. W. Barlow, rector of Creggan, county Armagh, Ireland, to Harriette Ellen, daughter of the Rev. W. N. Guinness, rector of South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia.[2]

They had four children during their marriage, their first child Theodora being born in New Zealand.

His father William died on 19 January 1871.

By 1881, Brabazon and his family were living in Southampton, Hampshire:

1881 England Census
4, The Avenue, Southampton St Mary, Southampton, Hampshire, England[3]:

NameRelationshipMarital StatusAgeBirth YearOccupationBirth Place
Brabazon J BarlowHeadMarried401841Lieut RN Retired ListIreland
Harriett E BarlowWifeMarried351846-Ireland
Theodora BarlowDaughterSingle121869ScholarNew Zealand
Arthur BarlowSonSingle111870ScholarIreland
Brabazon BarlowSonSingle91872ScholarIreland
Ada O BarlowDaughterSingle61875ScholarHampshire, England
Mary Ann ClarkServantSingle301851Nurse DomesticIreland
Sarah FryerServantSingle171864Cook DomesticHampshire, England

1891 England Census
11, Pencaster Road, Dover, St James, Kent, England[4]:

NameRelationshipMarital StatusAgeBirth YearOccupationBirth Place
Brabazon J BarlowHeadMarried501841Supt. Cinque Ports PilotIreland
Harriett E BarlowWifeMarried401851-Ireland
Ada O BarlowDaughterSingle151876-Southampton, Hampshire, England
Gerald A YouleGrandson-21889-S America, Saly
Freda A YouleGranddaughter-7 mths1890-Dover, Kent, England

Also in the household was a Nurse and three servants in 1891.

Brabazon John Barlow died on 13 March 1900 in 16 Victoria Park, Dover, Kent, England, at the age of 67[5]. He was buried at St James Cemetery, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England[6]. The following notice was printed on page 5 of the Dover Express dated 16 March 1900:

We regret to have to record the death of Captain Brabazon John Barlow, the Superintendent of Trinity pilots at this port. He died at his residence, 16, Victoria Park, on Tuesday afternoon after a very short illness, of pneumonia. He was in London last week at the Admiralty Court in connection with the action re the steamer Lisa, but was obliged to return before the trial was finished. Reaching home on Friday evening he was laid aside, and did not leave his house again.
Captain Barlow prior to his appointment at Dover, when he succeeded Captain Cow about ten years ago, had been in the merchant service, and was formerly Captain of the screw steamer Taimir and the Shaw Saville New Zealand Shipping Company. On his coming to Dover he interested himself in introducing steam pilot cutters instead of the old sailing vessels, Dover being the first Pilot Station in England to adopt steamers. He also, otherwise, very much improved the service during his ten years tenure of office, and he was much respected by the fellowship in general.
The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, and all pilots not on duty will follow him to the grave.[7]

His Will was proved on 20 April 1900 at London to his widow Harriett Ellen Barlow[8]. Effects: £3177 7s. 6d. Resworn November 1900 £3258 12s. 6d.


  1. Birth and Baptism: Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620–1911. Index. Salt Lake City, Utah: Family Search.
  2. Home News for India, China and the Colonies dated 11 June 1866 page 26 (requires subscription to view)
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Banbazon J Barlow, Southampton St Mary, Hampshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 37, Piece/Folio 1205/51, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,547.
  4. The National Archives of the UK (TNA); Kew, Surrey, England; Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891; Class: RG12; Piece: 741; Folio: 114; Page: 38; GSU roll: 6095851. Source Information: 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891.
  5. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2014), Brabazon John Barlow, 1900; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Dover, Kent, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 16 January 2024), memorial page for CPT Barbazon John Barlow (24 Mar 1833–13 Mar 1900), Find A Grave: Memorial #238983777, citing St James Cemetery, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England; Maintained by sharonjc (contributor 47437449)
  7. Dover Express dated 16 March 1900 page 5 (requires subscription to view)
  8. "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957", , FamilySearch ( : Wed Dec 13 22:56:35 UTC 2023), Entry for Brabazon John Barlow and Harriette Ellen Barlow, Nov 1900.

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Report issue Name: Brabazon John Barlow Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834 Registration Year: 1900 Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar Age at Death: 66 Registration district: Dover Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District Inferred County: Kent Volume: 2a Page: 851

posted by Phil Richardson
Harriette Ellen Guinness

Gender: Female Age: 26 Birth Year: abt 1840 Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1866 Marriage Place: St Luke, Jersey Parish as it Appears: Saint Luke Search Photos: Search for 'St Luke' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection Father: William Newton Guinness Spouse: Brabazon John Barlow

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