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Henry Barningham and Sarah Glew

Henry Barningham born about 1816, married Sarah Glew born 2nd July 1814,on the 27th May 1841 in Walesby, Lincolnshire, England.

Sarah's Parents were - John Glew and Sarah Elwick.

Henry Barningham Glews' grandfather Samuel Glew born 3rd February 1784, was a brother to Sarah Glew who married Henry Barningham (above), hence the middle name of Barningham being given to Henry Barningham Glew born 27th April 1863.

Henry Barningham and Sarah Glew traveled to Australia arriving March 1861 with 5 children (from Liverpool on the 'Donald McKay'):

Charles - age 16yrs a labourer. Married went to New Zealand (9 children, 7 living)

Charles Barningham was partner in brickworks at Brunswick, Victoria "Barningham & Lacey" and Sarah, was sister to the Glew's who ran the Glew Brickworks.

From the book "Victoria and its Metropolis:past and present"
Volume IIb - Metropolitan District
Originally published 1888; reprinted 1977
Author: Alexander SUTHERLAND

"Barningham and Lacey, Brunswick, are proprietors of the Brunswick Brickworks, Barkley street. The first consists of Charles Barningham and Joseph Charles Lacey. This brickyard is one of the oldest in the colony, having been originally the late William Gray's yard, and afterwards that of Mr Barningham, sen. The above firm started in 1870, both parties having been connected with brickmaking all their lives. At the time of starting they employed about six hands besides themselves, the works at the present time employing fifteen hands. Red and fancy white bricks are turned out to the extent of one and a half millions a year. Between twenty five and thirty State schools have been built with their bricks, ornamental white bricks in connection with about twenty five Victorian railway stations are also from this yard. The first received a first class certificate at the Brunswick Industrial Exhibition of 1879, also a certificate and silver medals for white and red bricks. Mr Joseph Chas. Lacey came to Victoria with his parents in 1849, and was for a time with his father on the diggings. At the age of thirteen he entered the brickyards and worked at various places till the age of twenty five, when he joined Mr Charles Barningham.  Mr Charles Barningham came to the colony in 1861, and entered his fathers yard, where he remained till starting with Mr Lacey in 1870. He has been connected with brickmaking all his life, having been at the trade previous to coming to the colony."

**Note: I have just updated the book details from which I took this excerpt. It was a rooky mistake that I made when I was taking my first steps into genealogy. A search on the state library catalogue with a trip to the state library in WA has rectified the problem. "As long as you learn by your mistakes, they are not mistakes but experience."


  1. Hi Sheryl,

    I'm Peter Lacey, a descendant of Joseph Charles Lacey who married Mary Barningham.

    Your quote from "Melbourne: The Metropolis" is fascinating, but a google search doesn't reveal much about it. Do you know more about this title?

    My email address is:

  2. Hi Sheryl,
    I'm Michael Lacey, also a descendant of Joseph and Mary. My great grandfather was their son Samuel Barningham Lacey, who moved to Kempsey NSW, where he and my grandfather ran Laceys garage for close to 70 years.
    I recently attended the garages reunion and it has sparked my interest in researching my family tree.

    My email address is I live in Port Stephens NSW.

    If you could assist in any way, it would be appreciated.



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