This site shares pictures and information about my father’s mother’s side of the family. My father (Arthur Freeman Barber) was the son of Gordon Barber and Alice Annie Green (known as Annie). Her roots go back into the North Riding of Yorkshire.


You will find the Search space (see page bottom) to be helpful in finding specific information on this site about people and places. See also my genealogical site: laurencebarber.ca

You can find here Green family (and related) pictures and information in vertical blog form, new entries following one after another. You’ll also find town and country-side pictures from my several visits to this beautiful area of England.

Related families include: Atkinson, Moon, Pennock, Scarth, Teasdale, Wood and Wilson.

Above, is a scene from Bransdale, NRY.


Alice Annie Green was the husband of  Gordon Barber (1889 -1967). Her parents were James Green and Ann Elizabeth (nee Wilson). Annie was born in Cowesby in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England on the 24th of November, 1890.


The Green family story in north-east England is centred around the area known as the North Yorkshire Moors. The Greens left there for a new home in Canada from Welburn Lane Farm in Huttons Ambo, about two and a half miles SW of Malton, on the York to Scarborough road.

Towns and villages of interest include: Cowesby, Carlton, Danby, Egton, Egton Bridge, Fadmoor, Gillamoor, Helmsley, Houlsyke, Huttons Ambo, Kirkbymoorside – and the dales of Bilsdale, Bransdale, Eskdale, Danbydale, Farndale, plus regions and lands such as Bonfield Ghyl, Harland Moor and Rudland Rigg.

These locales are in and around the North York Moors where much has remained the same as for hundreds of years. The properties and land are now owned by the nation through the National Trust.


Annie Green was christened at Cowesby in 1890. The 1901 UK Census shows the family living at Welburn Lane farm, Huttons Ambo. ‘Alice Green’ is age 10, born Cowesby, Yorks; ‘civil parish: Huttons Ambo (entire).’

An infant daughter, Annie’s sister – Ann Elizabeth, was buried in Cowesby. She was born in Bransdale, January 18, 1880. Twin boys were born and died in infancy in Cowesby as well: – Thomas – 25 April 1886 – 17u May 1886 and Robert – 25 April 1886 – 18 May 1886, both dying of infection of the umbilical cord.

In Canada, the family lived first in Winnipeg, Manitoba where Annie worked at the Timothy Eaton Company.


Annie Green and Gordon Barber were married in Guelph, Ontario on the 11th of September 1914. Annie died on the 22nd of November 1796 in Burlington, Ontario and was buried in the plot of Gordon’s aunt and uncle: James and Mary (Willoughby) Potter, at East Plains United Church cemetery, Aldershot (Burlington).



Children of Alice Annie Green and Gordon Barber – Marjorie, Dorothy, Dora Eileen, Annie Frances, Arthur Freeman (my father) and Albert Gordon.