Charles BARRETT

Male 1862 -


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  • Name Charles BARRETT 
    Census 1841  Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 1862 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1205  Barrett-7990
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2019 

    Father James BARRETT,   c. 24 Apr 1814, Marcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Feb 1878, Marcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth BURSON,   b. 22 Feb 1826, Abingdon, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1900, Marcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1849  St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth BURSON,   b. 22 Feb 1826, Abingdon, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1900, Marcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Jun 1849  St. Nicholas, Abingdon, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Barrett born 1862 5:42 Found 2 possible birth references: @ Hungerford v 2c page 261 1st quarter 1862 @ Abingdon v 2c page 262 2nd quarter1862 The latter is the most likely as nearer to Marcham where he supposedly was born. Found him on 1871 census age 9 with parents. He was not found on the 1881 census with his mother and he would be about 19 years of age. Another search of the 1881 census revealed a Charles Barrett, born in Marcham in service with the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman just like his elder brother, Albert. He must have joined in his early teens to be an able seaman by age of 19/20. The ship he served on is a bit better known than his brother’s ship. He is on HMS Invincible, a second class armour plateed ship and they are moored in Grand harbour, Valetta, Malta. As with his elder brother Albert, I couldn’t find him on subsequent censuses and wondered if he had been lost at sea but couldn’t find any death references between 1881 & 1891. Checked the 1901 census again and found a Charles Barrett and there is an outside chance that this could be him. The age is right and it gives his birthplace as Hanney, Berkshire. East and West Hanney are very close to Marcham. The other interesting ppoint is that his first 4 children were born In Canada between 1888 and 1895, which may account for the fact that he couldn’t be found on the 1891 census. His wife Jane, was also born in Hanney, so it seems feasible that they married in that area before going to Canada. (Would he still have been in the Navy?) Their eldest child was born in1888, so looked for a marriage reference between 1884 & 1888. The following 4 references were found. @ Highworth v 6a page42 2nd quarter 1884 @ Bristol v 6a page 78 3rd quarter 1885 @ Highworth v 5a page 24 4th quarter 1885 @ Oxford v 3a page 1087 2nd quarter 1887* ordered. Marcham & Hanney are slightly nearer to Oxford. The point of ordering a marriage certificate is that it should reveal his father’s name, which should be James Barrett if the link is correct. Hope the right one has been ordered. For review after the certificate has arrived. The Oxford certificate was not the correct link, neither was the Bristol one, therefore at this stage it is not sensible to keep ordering certificates. The 1911 census is now available in part (January 2009) and he has not been found on this as yet. Will save what information has been found but there is nothing to confirm that the Charles Barrett and family found on 1901 census is a family member. For review later this year.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] 1841 England Census, HO 107/999/6 (Reliability: 3).



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