Ned Barnaby is the father of John Barnaby and the uncle of Tom Barnaby. He was first referred to in the episode Let Us Prey and later appeared in the episode The Point of Balance, portrayed by veteran actor Christopher Timothy
Little is known about Ned's early life though he had one sibling the unnamed Mr. Barnaby, they may have been raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Where Ned still resides and likely raised his son John there.
Ned had a difficult but loving relationship with his son John, this mirrored the similar relationship his brother had with his own son, Tom.