1830's J. Barr Family Antique Hand Sewn Sampler, Birmingham England UK
#723 Barr Genealogy, Birmingham
Text on this Folk art, Primitive British Antique Sampler Reads:
Alphabet on top in caps and smalls.
Sewn icons: red tree, royal crown, red tree, green bush, red dog.
Saying sewn on sampler:
"I love them that love me, and those that seek me shall find me."
Signed: J. Barr, age 13, Birmingham
Practice stiches at bottom, running border all around.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We did find a Julia Barr in Holy Trinity, Birmingham, the only female J. Barr we could find in Birmingham records of this time period:
Julia Barr in England and Wales Census, 1841
Event Place Holy Trinity, Warwickshire, England (in city of Birmingham)
Residence Note Bishop St
Age (Original) 15
Birth Year (Estimated) 1822-1826
Registration District Coventry
Parish Holy Trinity
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
John Barr M 65-69 Warwickshire
Elizabeth Barr F 50-54 Warwickshire
Edward Barr M 20-24 Warwickshire
Eliza Barr F 20-24 Warwickshire
Julia Barr F 15-19 Warwickshire
Charles Barr M 10 Warwickshire
This old piece Barr family would be beautiful framed. It is a rare, one of a kind piece, an old hand signed cross stitch sampler, hand made, and hand sewn, on early linen fabric. A great piece of 19th c. Barr family folk art.
Size: about 11.5 x 16 inches.
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos, items & paper from US & UK flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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