Barnes family about 1786

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Father: not known
Mother: not known

Family 1: Elizabeth DAWSON (d before October 1815)

Children (not known)

Family 2: Mary BROWN

Children (possibly others)

  1. Thomas BARNES chr 11 August 1816 (BapT 29/231)
  2. Henry BARNES chr 25 December 1819 (BapT 29/231)
  3. Mary Ann BARNES chr 30 January 1825 (BapT 29/231)
  4. James BARNES chr 5 August 1827 (BapT 29/231)
  5. John BARNES chr 8 May 1829 (BapT 29/231)


Father: Henry BARNES
Mother: Mary BROWN

Family: Charlotte BROUGHTON

  1. Mary BARNES b 20 May 1843 (Oundle, vol 15, p 336)
  2. Elizabeth BARNES b 16 July 1846
  3. Henry BARNES b 7 June 1851, d 7 April 1933
  4. Thomas BARNES b 2 October 1854; m Henrietta Eda Fredericka Sophy ELVIDGE (f Robert ELVIDGE) on 26 June 1885 at residence of Charles Chapman, Callington SA
  5. Sarah Anne BARNES b 21 June 1856, Perth (Reg. No. 3303); m Henry ELLISS, 27y (f George ELLISS) on 18 April 1885 at residence of Mr Barnes.
  6. Charlotte Frances Broughton BARNES b 6 November 1859; m Charles William (or William Charles) LUCKETT
The marriage certificate for Henry Barnes and Charlotte Broughton does not record their fathers' names but evidence from Parish records and the 1841 Census strongly indicates that Henry's parents were Henry BARNES (b ~ 1786) and Mary BROWN. The 1841 census shows Henry (jr) and Charlotte BROUGHTON residing at the same address (West St, Oundle) as Thomas and Mary Barnes and it's likely that the latter were the witnesses at their wedding. Thomas was Henry's brother and Mary was Charlotte's sister. Thomas Barnes married Mary Broughton in the December 1839 quarter at Oundle (FreeBMD data).

Baptismal records for Oundle (transcribed by Keith Tinkler) record the following:

Year Date Pg/No Given Surname M/F Father Mother Place Father's
1816 11 August 29/231 Thomas Barnes M Henry Mary Oundle Labourer TR Brown
1819 25 December 55/433 Henry Barnes M Henry Mary Oundle Labourer John James
1825 30 January 97/773 Mary Ann Barnes F Henry Mary Oundle Labourer John Philliber
1827 5 August 119/947 James Barnes M Henry Mary Oundle Labourer John Philliber
1829 8 May 133/1064 John Barnes M Henry Mary Oundle Labourer George Mason -
officiating minister

Note: According to the Dictionary of Western Australians (see Sources below) Henry Barnes (b 1820) arrived in WA (Fremantle) on the Berkshire (238 passengers) from England (Southampton) on 12 March 1855 with wife Charlotte (b 1820) and children Elizabeth (b 1847), Henry (b 1852) and Thomas (b 1854). Henry snr was described as "an agricultural labourer". Some of these birthdates are incorrect by 1 year because the passenger lists only showed ages and not actual dates of birth. A more recent publication Passenger Arrivals in WA 1839 - 1890 (published by the WA Geneological Soc) shows that Mary Barnes (12 years) also accompanied the family to WA.

It appears that Henry Barnes senior had a rather sad demise. He drowned in Torrens Lake. This might have been considered an unfortunate accident if not for a large rock found inside his shirt. It was reported to the SA coroner's court that Henry had been frustrated at being unable to find employment because of his age and had gone to sleep in the sun on a hot day in February on the banks of the Torrens River. He was reported missing and his body was found some days later. The coroner concluded that Henry had drowned whilst "in a state of unsound mind, the effects of a previous attack of sunstroke".
Sources: SA Police Gazette and The Register "Drowned in the Torrens" (3 March 1886).

Thanks to Julie Rowe and Ian Wheller for finding some of this information.

Henry Barnes - 1909


Father: Henry BARNES
Mother: Charlotte BROUGHTON

Family: Alma Roberta CARLIER (b 19 April 1855, Stepney SA, d 11 September 1922, Kent Town)

  1. Edith (Edie) Alma BARNES (b 26 May 1875; d 22 August 1952)
  2. Florence (Flo) E BARNES (POPE) (b 22 August 1876, d 3 June 1912)
  3. Henry (Harry) Ernest BARNES (b 8 October 1880, d 23 August 1955)
  4. Charlotte (Tot) Annie BARNES (b 7 June 1885, d 27 October 1977)
  5. William (Will) James BARNES (b 13 April 1889, d 25 November 1964)
  6. Eleanor (Nell) Mabel BARNES (HELE) (b 5 January 1891, d 21 December 1966)
  7. Roy Walter BARNES (b 22 February 1897, d 4 January 1970)
The following obituary for Henry Barnes appeared in The Advertiser:


Mr. Henry Barnes (82), of Rose terrace, Wayville, who died on Thursday, was a former employee of "The Advertiser" and the "Register." He was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, and came to Australia with his parents in the steamer Berkshire. After spending 10 years [sic] in Western Australia, he came to Adelaide, where he was employed on the "Telegraph," in King William street. When the office of the paper was taken over by "The Advertiser," Mr. Barnes became an apprentice. He worked with "The Advertiser" for 20 years, and was then engaged by the "Register" to take charge of the printing machinery, a position he held for 42 years. His wife died nearly 10 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes are survived by three sons and three daughters, Messrs H. Barnes of St Peters. W. J. Barnes of Nalyappa, and R. W. Barnes of Fullarton, and Mesdames O. P. L. Payne of Parkside, and B. Hele and Miss C. H. Barnes of Wayyille.

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931-1954) Saturday, 8 April 1933, page 16.

Edith Alma Barnes - 1904

Edith Alma BARNES

Father: Henry BARNES
Mother: Alma Roberta CARLIER

Family: Oliver Percival Luff PAYNE

  1. Edith Alma PAYNE (married Otto MUNZER) b 23 November 1904
  2. Marjorie Luff PAYNE
  3. Jean Olive Stewart PAYNE b 27 May 1909

                                                         _ Henry BARNES
                                        _ Henry BARNES -|
	                               |                |_ Mary BROWN
	               _ Henry BARNES -|                        _ William BROUGHTON
	              |                |                       |
	              |                |_ Charlotte BROUGHTON -|
	              |                                        |_ Frances MARTIN
   Edith Alma BARNES -|                                          _ William CARLIER
	              |                                         |
	              |                         _ John CARLIER -|
	              |                        |                |
	              |                        |                |_ Christian BRAIMER  
	              |_ Alma Roberta CARLIER -|                        
                                               |                      _ James BURNETT
                                               |                     |
                                               |_ Ann Eliza BURNETT -|
                                                                     |_ Sarah ?


Some South Australian Families

Updated 27 July 2013