Edward Barnes

Edward Barnes

- Mary Brooker

 

 

Edward Barnes was born in NSW in 1816 to convict Richard Barnes and Mary Whitton, daughter of Edward Whitton and Anne Slater.
He married Mary Brooker in South Australia and the family moved to Victoria in the middle of the 19
th Century.

Whilst he was born in NSW the son of a convict it appears he kept this from his family.

Edward Barnes was born August 11th, 1816 at  Campbelltown, NSW. the eldest son of Richard Barnes and Mary Whitton.

On December 12th, 1840, aged 24, he married Mary Brooker  the daughter of Michael and Hannah Brooker which was almost 12 months after the Brooker family arrived in South Australia.

Their marriage certificate states -:

Edward Barns, bachelor of  Gawler and late of the Parish of Portsmouth, England, and Mary Brooker, Spinster of   Thebarton, and late of the Parish of  Hackfield, Sussex, England were married in this Church by Banns this twelfth day of December in the Year One Thousand eight hundred and forty.

By me Chas. B. Howard. Col. Chap.

Edward signed the Certificate and Mary used an X as her mark. Witnesses were William Best and Mary's sister Martha Brooker who also used an "X" as her mark. William Best and Martha Brooker were to marry six days later.

There is no record of Edward arriving into South Australia from overseas so it must be assumed he traveled overland from New South Wales and that he perhaps did not want people to be aware of his parents convict origins which was a common deception in those days. His death certificate suggests he was 19 years old when he arrived in South Australia.

After the marriage, Edward and Mary settled at  Gawler where their first child Mary was born on March 25th, 1842. She was  baptised in Adelaide on December 29th, 1842 at which time Edward stated he was a carpenter and still living at Gawler.

Their second child Jane was born in 1843, however no registration of the birth can be located.

Between 1851 and 1860 the family moved to Victoria settling at Penshurst where in the 1863 rate book Edward is listed as a carpenter and the owner of a weatherboard hut on an 1/2 acre allotment. He is shown as owning or leasing various houses or small farming properties at Penshurst or Yalimba up to 1880.


Edward and Mary Barnes had a total of 10 children and all of them with the exception of Anne and Emma had the same names as Edwards’s brothers and sisters and stepbrothers and step -sisters.
With the exception of their daughters Mary and Emma Isabella, it appears none of the other children's births were registered.
Searchs have been carried out in SA, NSW, and Victoria without success.

The children born to Edward Barnes and Mary Brooker were -:

1. Mary Barnes born 25th March,1842 at Gawler South Australia, married Albin Lane on 21st October, 1861 at "Croxton Station", Vic. 

The Children born to Albin & Mary Lane were -:

Joseph Henry
b30-10-1862
d03-11-1862



Ernest Albert
b26-02-1864
d
m1886
EmmaWatson


Francis Edward
b22-10-1865
d
m06-04-1903
Clara Telfer

Mary Ann
b08-02-1869
d1931




Richard Henry
b08-02-1869
d1936
m24-07-1889
Eliza Watson
m1901
Emilie Klinge
Lydia Jane
b03-08-1870
d
m1895
Alfred Vizard


John
b21-09-1872


 

Amelia
b07-06-1874
d07-06-1874




William Stephen
b16-01-1876
d



Aaron
b08-12-1877
d1927




        .

2. Jane Barnes, aged 18, born 1843 married Patrick Duncan Baxter, aged 32, on 14th February, 1861 at Hamilton, Vic. She stated on her marriage certificate she was born in South Australia. It is stated on the certificate that the marriage was celebrated with the written consent of Mrs. Mary Brooker or Barnes, mother of the bride who is a minor.
She had ten children and died aged 46 on 27th June, 1889 and is buried at Penshurst.

The children born to Patrick Duncan & Jane Baxter were -:  

Elizabeth Jane
b03-04-1862
d07-11-1889
m09-01-1882
Eugene O'Halloran
Mary
b19-08-1863
d29-10-1939
m19-08-1890
George W Brookes
Andrew Edward
b04-04-1866
d02-01-1938
m10-01-1906
Susan Sullivan
Robert Leys
b15-07-1868
d17-10-1947
m28-02-1894
Sarah Sheppard
Duncan
bMay1869
d27-02-1941
m1922
Isabella Waldeck
John Leys
b13-04-1873
d03-06-1873


Charles Farquarson
b27-05-1874
d02-03-1950
m31-12-1896
Jessie Millsom
Irene Annie
b1882
d04-04-1935
m17-08-1910
H Spedding Smith

3. Edward Barnes. He was the third child but died prior to 1880.

4. Anne Barnes born c1848 married William Edward Butterworth at Penshurst, Victoria in 1869. She stated on her wedding certificate she was born in South Australia. They had eleven children, eight of whom were born in Victoria and three born in Millicent, South Australia. 
Ann Butterworth died aged 37 on July 4th, 1886 at Millicent, South Australia. 
William Edmund Butterworth who was born in 1836 died age 49 on June 17th,1886 at Mt. Gambier, South Australia.
One boy was killed during World War 1.

Percy Lewis Butterworth killed in action on the Hindenburg Line, outside Bullecourt, France on April 2nd, 1917.
Percy was a Machine Gunner in the 13th Machine Gun Squadron, 4th Division.
He enlisted at Ravenswood (Townsville), Qld. and sailed for England on October 24th, 1916.
He left England for France in March, 1917.  
 

The children born to William & Anne Butterworth were -:

Edmund
b1870
d1870 (1 day)

Mary Frances
b1871
d

Annie Elizabeth
b1872
d

Lucy Jane
b1874
d1874 (8mths)

William Henry
b1875
d

Albert Edward
b1877
d

Richard
b1879
d1879 (1 mth.)

Alice Maude
b1879
d1879            (3 weeks)
Adelaide
b28-08-1880
d
m04-06-1900
Geo. Skeer
Sydney Howe
b03-10-1882
d04-11-1882
(6 weeks)
Percy Lewis
b10-11-1883
d02-04-1917


5. Amelia Barnes born 1850  married Henry Eastwood at Ararat, Victoria on 20th June, 1876. She stated on her Marriage certificate she was born in Penshurst. She died 15th June, 1885 from tuberculosis at Penshurst. They had at least two children. Her death certificate stated she was born at Hill River, South Australia which is near Clare and had lived in Victoria for 32 years. 

The children born to Henry and Amelia Eastwood were -: 

Charles Henry
b1878
d
m Ellen Edwards
Henry Stephen 
b24-02-1880
d1953
m Catherine McLarty

 

6. Richard Barnes, was  born 12th November, 1852 in South Australia according to the MUIOOF book in Penshurst.  It also states that in 1875 he was 23 years old, single and a carpenter. He died at Penshurst on 21st October, 1915.
His obituary appeared in the Penshurst Free Press on 23rd October, 1915.

7. William Barnes died prior to 1880.

8. John Barnes was born 8th September, 1856, according to the MUIOOF book in Penshurst. It also states that in 1876 he was 19 years old, single and a carpenter. He married Hannah Ester Pick in 1878.

The children born to John and Hannah Barnes were -: 

Ellen
b1879
d1879 (6 Days)
William Edward
b1880
Cicely Mary
b1882
d1882 ( 7 mths)
Charles Henry
b1886
d1886 (1mth)

9. Joannah (Hannah) Barnes born c1859 married Francis Dodds in 1879. She stated on her marriage certificate she was born at Penshurst. He was born in Auckland, NZ.

The children born to Francis and Joannah Dodds were -:

Ethel Mary
b1880
d
Evlyn Frances
b1882
d1891
Winifred
b1884
d
Ruby
b1885
d
Minnie
b1887
d


10. Emma Isabella  Barnes was born on 28th January, 1862
at the St. Patrick's Day Dairy Station near Penshurst, Victoria. She married John Collis on the 8th June 1878 at the residence of her father, Edward Barnes. They were to have nine children although five children, Robert, Constance Mary, Jeanette Ethel, John and Albert Henry all died at a young age.
Tragedy struck after the birth of her last child Albert Henry when Emma Isabella contracted tuberculosis and died on 3rd November, 1894 at the age of 32 years . When she died she left six young children.

The children born to Emma Isabella and John Collis were -:

John William
b30-06-1878
d30-06-1957
m1913
Mabel McCanse

Emma Isabella
b25-04-1880
d11-04-1897
Not Married



Herbert Walter
b03-02-1882
d10-10-1944
m11-12-1909
Sara Purtill


Robert
b1884
d23-07-1885
Not Married



Richard Leslie
b22-06-1886
d22-04-1953
m 1.Jean Broughton
2. Annie Crombie
Edward Stanley
b18-03-1888
d29-07-1954
m1910
Alice Dunbar


Constance Mary
b1891
d1891
Not Married


Jeanette Ethel
b1892
d1892
Not Married



Albert Henry
b1894
d1894
Not Married




An interesting entry in the rate book shows that Edward Barnes in 1872 and 1873 leased 4 acre and 16 acre paddocks from James Staunton who was the brother of Myles Staunton, who is a relative on the Lane Side of the family, and who is mentioned in the Warrong Tragedies.


Edward Barnes died on April 10th, 1880 and the informant is shown as Francis Dodds, son-in-law and Saddler of Penshurst.

His death certificate states that his father was Richard Barnes, Captain in the Navy, and his mother was Mary Barnes, formerly Whitton. It would appear that Edward Barnes kept from his family that his father came out to NSW as a convict, however the certificate does state he was born in Campbelltown, New South Wales and that he spent 19 years there, 20 years in Adelaide, South Australia and 20 years in Victoria.
This suggests arrival in Victoria about 1860.

Edward Barnes was buried on April 12th, 1880 at Boram Boram Cemetery, Penshurst.


Mary Barnes and her son Richard both appear in the rate books for various properties, Mary up until 1891 and Richard under the occupations of Carpenter, Registrar of Births or as a Grazier up until at least 1910. There was also a John Barnes listed in 1882.


Mary Barnes died on June 22nd, 1892, aged 72 of cancer. The informant was her son-in-law Patrick Duncan Baxter who incorrectly stated her parents were John and Mary Brooker and possibly was not aware that her parents were Michael and Hannah Brooker. Mary’s mother Hannah had died in Collingwood the previous year, aged 91.

The certificate showed that Mary was born in Sussex where she lived for about 19 years and that she lived in South Australia for 14 years and Victoria for 39 years. 
This would suggest arrival in Victoria about 1852.
At the time of her death, her son Richard was Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages in the District of Penshurst. 
The only children alive at the time of her death were Mary, Richard, John and Emma.

Mary was buried at Boram Boram Cemetery, Penshurst on June 24th, 1892.

The local Hamilton Spectator reported on Thursday, June 30th, 1892 -:

"Since I last wrote you another old identity of Penshurst has passed to the great majority. Mrs. Barnes, mother of Mr. R. Barnes, register of Births etc. for the area was the mother of a large family and was highly respected by all who knew her. Well advanced in years the immediate cause of her death was cancer. Her funeral was well attended not withstanding the inclemency of the weather."

 

 


EDWARD WHITTON ANNE SLATER
MARY b1796 d02-11-1855 WILLIAM b
m Richard Barnes 19-08-1811
m John Ecclestone 05-03-1827
Elizabeth
b1827 d1842
m James Harding
Edward
b1860 d1880
m Mary Brooker
Jane
b1819 d
m John Kinselagh
Isabella
b1821 d1922
m Isaac Dawson
Amelia
b1823 d1888
m William Bolger
Richard 
b1825 d1912
m Mary Egan
Mary
b1862

m Albin S. Lane

Jane
b1863

m P.D. Baxter

Edward
b



Ann 
b1848
d04-07-1886
m1869
W. Butterworth
Amelia
b1850
d15-06-1885
m 20-06-1876     H. Eastwood
Richard
b12-11-1852



William
b



John
b08-09-1856



Joannah
b1859
d
m1879
Francis Dodds
Emma Isabella
b28-01-1862
d03-11-1894
m John Collis

ISSUE  
Joseph Henry
b30-10-1862
d03-11-1862



Elizabeth Jane
b06-07-1862
d07-11-1899
m09-01-1882
E O'Halloran
  Edmund
b1870
d1870
(1 Day)


 
Charles Henry b1878

 

      Ethel Mary
b1880




John William
b30-06-1878
d30-06-1957
m1913
Mabel McCanse
Ernest Albert
b26-02-1864
m Emma Watson

Mary
b19-08-1863
d29-08-1939
m19-08-1890 
G W Brookes
  Mary Frances
b1871

Henry Stephan
b24-02-1880


      Evlyn Francis
b1882

Emma Isabella
b25-04-1880
d11-04-1897
Not Married
Francis Edward
b22-10-1865
m Clara Blanch

Andrew Edward
b04-04-1866
d Jan 1938
m.S Sullivan
  Annie Elizabeth
b1872

        Winifred
b1884


Herbert Walter
b02-03-1882
d10-10-1944
m11-12-1909
Ann Purtill
Mary Ann
b08-02-1867

Robert Leys
b15-07-1868
d Oct 1947
mS Sheppard
  Lucy Jane
b1874
d1874
(8 Mths)
        Ruby
b1885

Robert
b1884
d23-07-1885
Not Married
Richard Henry
b08-02-1869
m
1 ElizabethWatson
2 Emile Klinge


Duncan
b1870
d27-02-1941
m Isobella
Waldeck


  William Henry
b1875
d



        Minnie
b1887





Richard Leslie
b22-06-1886
d22-04-1953
m                   1  J Broughton
2  Ann Cromie

Lydia Jane
b03-08-1870
m Alfred Vizard


John Leys
b1873
d1873


  Albert Edward
b1877


          Edward Stanley
b18-03-1888
d29-07-1954
m1910
Alice Dunbar
John
b21-09-1872



Charles Farqua.
b27-05-1874
d02-03-1950
m J.Millsom
  Richard
b1879
d1879
(1 Mth)

          Constance Mary
b1891
d1891
Not Married
Amelia
b07-06-1874
d07-06-1874


Irene Annie
b1882
d04-04-1935
m H.Spedding

  Alice Maud
b1879
d1879
(3 Weeks)

          Jeanette Ethel
b1892
d1892
Not Married

William Stephan
b16-01-1876


Beatrice Millicent.
b1883
d1898
  Adelaide
b28-08-1880
d
m04-06-1900
Geo. Skeer
          Albert Henry
b1894
d1894
Not Married
Aaron
b08-12-1877


Angelina Mary
b16-04-1881

  Sydney Howe
b03-10-1882
d14-11-1882
(6 weeks)
           
      Percy Lewis
b10-11-1883
d02-04-1917
           

 

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