Portrait of William Starkey

Name: William Starkey

Burial Number: 1170

Gender: Male

Occupation: Barrister; Electrical Engineer;

Born: 01/08/1847

Died: 10/07/1924

Buried: 14/07/1924


William Joseph Starkey Barber was born in Quarndon, Derbyshire, on 1st August 1847, he was baptised on 31st August 1847. His father was the Reverend William Henry Barber, 33yrs, and his mother, Mary, 32yrs, nee Starkey.

William Joseph Starkey Barber was made one of the heirs of his maiden aunt, Miss Sarah Starkey, of the Hall, Huttons Ambo, Co. York, and took the name of Starkey in addition to that of Barber, and adopted the arms of Starkey, in compliance with his aunt’s wish. He is now William Joseph Starkey Barber-Starkey, Esq., of Darley Dale, Co. Derby, J.P., B.A., Trin. Coll., Cambridge, and of the Inner Temple, London, Barrister-at-Law.

He married, Margaret Aimee, third daughter of Sir George Kinloch, Baronet of Kinloch, Co. Perth, on 29th April 1873 at Meigle, Perthshire. They had 9 children, Joseph b.1874, Margaret b.1875, Georgina b.1877, Aimee b.1878, William b.1880, Constance b.1881, Roger b.1883, Francis b.1885, and Charles b.1890.

William was called to the Bar, 1877, he was also Magistrate for the North Riding of Yorks.  In 1887 he was listed as an Electrical Engineer, his address given as Victoria Street, London. William and Margaret lived at the Hall, Huttons Ambo, Yorkshire, and at Aldenham Hall, Bridgenorth, Shropshire, eventually retiring to Worthing, where they lived at ’Beaconsfield’, Manor Road.

William died on 10th July 1924, in Worthing, aged 76yrs. Probate was granted to Roger John Kinloch Barber-Starkey, Esq., Charles Cecil Barber-Starkey, Farmer, and George Brodie, Esq. Effects £52000. Value 2021 – £3.4m.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words): dragon.inform.shaky

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Messrs. Patching keep stonework and lettering in good order for 10/- per annum Complete maintenance but not responsible for damage to stonework if due to subsidence!


"Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty" William Joseph Starkey Barber-Starkey born 1st August 1847 died 10th July 1924 And of his wife Margaret Aimer died 21st May 1943 aged 90 "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help" Psalm 121.1

Further Information


Name: William Joseph Barber Starkey

Gender: Male

Born: 01/08/1847

Town: Unknown

County: Derbyshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 29/4/1873

Spouse First Name: Margaret

Spouse Second Name: Aimee

Spouse Last Name: Kinloch

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Perthshire

Country of Marriage: Scotland

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/07/1924

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Beaconsfield

Address line 3: Manor Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


West Sussex Gazette – Thursday 09 October 1924

Mr. William Joseph Starkey Barber- Starkey of Beaconsfield, Manor-road, Worthing, died on July 10th last. leaving gross estate of the value of £68,318, with net personalty £52,531 8s 7d. Mr. Roger John Kinloch Barber -Starkey of Cotsbrook. Shifnal, Salop. Mr. Charles Cecil Barber-Starkey, of Dernford Hall, Saxmundham. Suffolk, farmer, sons, and Mr. George James Brodie, of The Gables. Wokingham, Berks, the executors. Testator having power of appointment over sums amounting to about £140,000 under the provision of the Wills of his uncle, Joseph Starkey and his aunts, Hannah Starkey and Sarah Starkey, of Hutton Ambo, Yorks. and having already appointed £55,000, part thereof, for his children, he now appoints £500 each to his sons Roger John Francis Waugh, and Charles Cecil, £300 each to his four daughters, £5,000 to his son Roger John, £2,000 to his son, Francis Waugh, £1,000 to his son, Charles Cecil, and the remainder of the funds between his sons, Roger, Francis and Charles. Testator left £1,000, the use of his residence, Beaconsfield, and furniture, and during widowhood, £1,200 a year to his wife. £100 to G. J. Brodie, £1,000 in trust for his daughter, Georgina Blanche Elaine Legard. A sum to be ascertained in trust for his daughter, Margaret Sarah Mary Josephine Brodie. The residue of his property in trust for his sons, Roger, Francis, and Charles.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £52531 8 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £3400000

Census Information


Living at Darley Lodge, Darley, Derbyshire. William Henry Barber, 56yrs, widower, Clergyman without care of souls, son, William Joseph Starkey Barber, 23yrs.



Living at the Hall, Huttons Ambo, Yorkshire. Sarah Starkey, Hd., 62yrs, Owner of estate, William Joseph Starkey Barber, 33yrs, Nephew, wife, Margaret, 28yrs, 4 children, Margaret 5, Georgina 4, Aimee 2, William 1, plus 7 domestic servants.

N.B. Huttons Ambo is really two villages, High Hutton and Low Hutton. Ambo is latin for ‘both’, so Huttons Ambo means ‘Both Huttons’.


Aldenham Hall



42, Brooke Street, London. (Hotel) William Joseph Starkey Barber, 42yrs, Barrister, wife, Margaret A., 38yrs, daughter, Georgina, 14yrs.


Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, Sussex. William Joseph Barber Starkey, 54yrs, Barrister-at-Law, wife, Margaret A., 48yrs, daughter, Aimee Josephine, 27yrs.

Miscellaneous Information

CAPTAIN W.H.J. BARBER-STARKEY – Royal Field Artillery – Small Houses 94 – 96

Aged 34 Sept. 10th 1914

Eldest son of William Joseph Starkey Barber-Starkey, J.P., B.A., of Aldenham Park, Bridgnorth, Co. Salop, and Margaret Aimee, third daughter of Sir George Kinloch, 1st Baronet, of Kinloch.

Trinity College, Cambridge

Captain Barber-Starkey was gazetted to the Royal Field Artillery from the Forfarshire Militia in 1900, was promoted Lieutenant in 1903, and Captain in 1912. He went to France with the Expeditionary Force on August 17th, 1914. He died from wounds, received on August 26th, 1914, in the Battle of Le Cateau.

On September 2nd he was officially reported ‘missing,’ and was twice afterwards unofficially reported a prisoner of war at Torgau, unwounded.

His parents received information of his death through the Red Cross International Agency of Prisoners of War, Geneva. He died on September 10th 1914, in a German Field Hospital at Le Cateau, where he is buried.