Rev John Barling was born in Weymouth, Dorset.
He was a dissenting minister and route? large?, & proprietor of houses  / a widower, proprietor of houses  / a Unitarian minister  / (independent) income derived from house shares and money as Int 
He owned the Duke of Leeds' Arms, Halifax. Some of his property in Jail Lane was destroyed by fire on 24th March 1840. He was insured in the Norwich Union Fire Office.
He was Minister at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [1829-1833].
He assisted Rev William Turner before succeeding him at Northgate End Chapel .
He left Northgate End Chapel in 1856.
On 25th November 1856, only 135 people were present when he gave a
dry and uninteresting lecture on The Sunday League
at the Oddfellows' Hall, Halifax. The lecture was
composed chiefly of quotations from the Scriptures and ancient authors, with whom very few present would be familiar
In December 1859, he took out a patent for improvements in propelling vessels.
He published several religious treatises, including A Review of Trinitarianism.
He returned to Halifax shortly afterwards and attended Harrison Road Chapel.
On 1st December 1831, he married (1) Elizabeth Kitson at Halifax Parish Church.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Riley Kitson
Probate records show that she left effects valued at £9,394 0/3d. Probate was granted to her sister Eliza Jane
Probate records show that she left effects valued at £14,597 11/6d. Probate was granted to John Riley Farrar Dr Priestley Leech
Elizabeth died at Fleetwood in 1857.
On 16th January 1862, he married (2) Emma Ellis [1838-1899] in Halifax.
Emma came from Halifax
The family lived at
In 1833, he resigned on account of ill health and moved to Bristol.
He died in 1883.
After his death, the Duke of Leeds' Arms, Halifax passed to his daughters Edith Elizabeth & Eliza Jane
Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 194].
The Barling family were buried in the double plot 194/195 [between 1855 & 1883], and – because the Cemetery was full – the grave was sold to John Brook Whitehead some years later.
Although this was not supposed to happen, there are several instances of this practice at Lister Lane
Whitehead was buried in the plot [3rd July 1918]
Revised 17:23 /8th April 2020 / mmb29 / 6983
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