The Barnes name in Early Pembroke Documents

 

Owen Vaughan of Pembroke has kindly provided the following information from his private database which I have reproduced here with his permission.
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Baptism Register of the Three Parishes 1711 to 1744
No Barnes are listed
(Note  : no page in this register shows a Parish and many would have you believe it is only Pembroke St Mary, this is wrong it covers Monkton St Nicholas, Pembroke St Mary and Pembroke St Michael, I have been able to ident some but not all pages to parish )

Pembroke St Mary Baptism Register 1748 to 1812
12 Aug 1750 Elizabeth to Samuel Barnes
10 Sep 1782 Elizabeth Palmer to John & Mary Barnes
08 May 1785 Elizabeth Palmer to Wm John & Mary Barnes
16 Nov 1748 George to Samuel & Jane Barnes
27 Sept 1751 John to Samuel & Jane Barnes
17 June 1777 John to John & Mary Barnes Esquire
22 Jan 1781/82 James to MR John & Mary Barnes
22 Jan 1781/82 Joshua to MR John & Mary Barnes
22 Jan 1781/82 Mary Ann to MR John & Mary Barnes
22 Jan 1781/82 William to MR John & Mary Barnes
(Note Clearly Mr John Barnes has only just moved into the district)

Pembroke St Mary Baptism Register 1813 to 1822
27 Apr 1821 Benjamin to George & Martha Barnes of West Gate a shoemaker by C Phillips
21 Jan 1818 George to George & Martha Barnes of Pembroke a Watchman by Charles Phillips
19 July 1816 Mary to George & Martha Barnes of Pembroke a Dockyard Watchman by Wm Lloyd
13 Jan 1815 Rhoda to George & Martha Barnes of Pembroke St Mary’s Dockyard Watchman by C. Phillips
26 May 1819 Samuel to George & Martha Barnes of Westgate by C. Phillips
21 Jan 1818 born 29 Apr 1816 William to John & Elizabeth Barnes of  Pembroke Labourer by Charles Phillips

Pembroke St Mary Baptism Register 1822 to 1847
09 Sept 1825 Alfred to George & Martha Barnes of Westgate Labr by C. Phillips
06 Nov 1835 Margaret Allen to James & Martha Barnes of Ferry Shipwright by J. Dalton
14 May 1834 Alfred Allen to James & Martha Barnes of Ferry  Shipwright by J. Dalton

Pembroke St Mary Baptism Registers 1847 to 1961
There is no listing of any Barnes. (The family seems to have started using St Johns church, dmr)

Marriages Register of the Three Parishs 1711 to 1744
Page 107 (which I believe to be Monkton St Nicholas) 30 Dec 1747 Samuel Barnes mrd Jane Williams.

Pembroke St Michael Baptism 1748 to 1796
22 Nov 1776 John to Mr Jno & Mary Barnes
Born 23 Jan 1788 bpatised 01 May 1794 Benjmain to Benjamin & Margt Barnes

Pembroke St Mary Mrge Register 1832 to 1837
James Barnes OTP a bach mrd Martha Allen OTP a spinster by licence in front of James Dalton. Both signed their names in the presence of John Allen and George Froyne  (Note George Froyne was quite lightly the Parish Clerk at this time)

Pembroke St Mary Mrge 1848 to 1915
06 July 1850 John Barnes of full age a bach and shipwright of Westgate the son of John Barnes a Messinger in HM Dockyard married Frances Meredith Fender of full age a spinster of Pembroke the dau of William Fender an Auctioneer by licence in front of W.M.D. Berrington. Both signed their names in front of Williamd Froyne and George Froyne  (The parish clerks of Pembroke St Mary at one time or another)

Pembroke St Mary Burial Register 1748 – 1812
Elizabeth Barnes buried 10 Dec 1750
Jane Barnes buried 23 Nov 1751
Lutitia Barnes buried 25 Sept 1774 in the Chaniel(sic).

Pembroke St Mary Burial Register 1813 – 1839
William Henry Barnes of the Dock buried 08 Feb 1838 aged 09 weeks by J. Dalton
(Note I can confirm that William Henry Barnes was baptised at Monkton in 1837, all other Barnes baptisms between 1813 and 1837 took place at Pembroke St Mary.

Pembroke St Mary Burial Register 1839 – 1882
George Barnes of the Dock buried 01 Feb 1844 aged 01 week by C. Phillips

The following burials between 1813 and 1837 took place at Monkton
Alfred 1832, David 1837, Elizabeth 1837, James 1835, Jemima 1814, Jemima 1822 and William 1823. If you need further details I can obtain on a future visit to the Record Off.

I note no wills probated in the E.C.C. of St Davids for the surname Barnes

21 Sept 1813 John Barnes a Tailor of Monkton mrd Elizabeth John at Lawrenny.
22 Feb 1825 John Cherry Barnes of Waterford Ireland mrd Anne Jane Key at Steynton

From my index of Burgess of Pembroke Borough 1711 to 2006 I note

(Burgess:-An inhabitant of a borough possessing full municipal rights, a property owner, a freeman of a borough or burgh. It later came to mean an elected or un-elected official. It is unclear which exactly is the meaning in this case. dmr)

Citizens had to be burgess to vote in a ‘General Parliament Election’ but the down side was that as a Burgess you could be forced (appointed by Borough council) to take an unpaid council position ie Bailiff, constable for a year, many spent a lot of time trying to get out of council Jobs and many where fined for not turning up at council.


Benjamin Barnes a Clerk admitted 25 Nov 1765 Minute Bk page 08
Francis Albert Barnes an Asst Draftsman of HM Dockyard living at 4 South Gwyther St P.D. admitted 31 May 1886 Admin Bk 20 Page 30 the son of John Barnes admitted 08 Jul 1858
Frederick George Barnes a Fitter of Dimond St East P.D. admitted 31 May 1888 Admin Bk 20 Page 36 the son of George Barnes admitted 08 Jul 1858
George Barnes a shipwright of Pemb Dock admitted 08 July 1858 Admin Bk 17 Page 19
John Barnes a shipwright of Pemb Dock admitted 08 July 1858 Admin Bk 17 Page 23
John Barnes a shipwright of Pemb Dock admitted 08 July 1858 Admin Bk 17 Page 18
John Barnes a Gentleman admitted 23 Oct 1770 Admin Bk 4 Page 61 Minute Bk page 32
(Note there is no further information given in any of the documents here shown)
(Note Dimond Street runs into Queen Street in the town of Pembroke Dock)


I’m afraid your Mr John Barnes Gentleman rather upset Council because we find from my transcription of Borough Minutes 1763 to 1813 on page 17 dated 17 Jan 1765 the following
Whereas Mr John Barnes has (Word u/r) some hundred of loads of Earth or Manure out of the Common of this Town being the property of the Burgesses & also drove it over the said Common to the manifest injury thereof & to the areas ditrement of the said Burgesses therefore we Order that a proper person be employed to sue him for the said Damage done the said Burgesses.

From my transcription of Pembroke Borough Accounts 1770 to 1789 I note
04 Feb 1771 to 1 years rent of Mr Barnes for his house 5/-
06th to the 10th Feb 1773 to 1 years rent of Mrs Barnes for her house 5/-
02nd Nov 1774 By John Barnes Esqr 1 years rent 5/-

From my transpcrition of Pembroke borough Accounts 1811 to 1820 I note
08th Jan 1814 Recvd of Geo Barnes 1 yr due Mich 1813 £4
07th Jan 1815 Recvd of Geo Barnes One years Rent due Michs 1814 £4
23rd Feb 1816 Recvd of Geo Barnes One Years Rent due Michs 1815 £4
07th Feb 1817 Recvd of Geo Barnes One Years Rent due Michs 1816 £4
11th Mar 1818 Recvd of Geo Barnes One Years Rent due Michs 1817 £4
16th Oct 1819 Recvd of Geo Barnes One Years Rent due Michs 1819 £4
There are no further references to Geo Barnes post 1819.

From the transcription of Pembroke Borough Accounts 1824 to 1835
1828 Recvd of George Barnes ½ years due Michmas 1827 £2
March 1829 Recvd of George Barnes the amount of his Rent due Michmas 1828 £4
Under the heading “By cash recvd, sundry arrears due to the Corporation at Michaelmas 1835”
1835 Nov 3 Geo Barnes £4

 

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