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Benjamin Barnett [b.2.8.2]

Benjamin Barnett was the second child of William Barnett & Ann Matthews born May 26th, 1828 & christened May 28th, at Hambleden 1828, Bucks.

In 1841 Benjamin & his brothers & sisters were living at Saunderton Grange where his father was a farmer.

Benjamin was still living at home in 1851 at Grange Farm, Saunderton.

In 1861 Benjamin, now listed as a farmer, was still living at Saunderton with his parents & sister Susan.

By 1871 Benjamin was a farmer of 140 acres employing 3 men & 2 boys at Slough Farm, Saunderton.

In Oct-Dec 1879 Benjamin married Selina Harvey, the marriage being registered in Wycombe, Bucks.  Selina was born in 1856 in Aylesbury, Bucks, the daughter of Emma & Henry Harvey, a jobbing labourer.

Benjamin & Selina were living at Walters Ash, Hughenden, Bucks in 1881.  Benjamin was still listed as a farmer, but of just 17 acres.  They had a 3 month old son, Herbert.

At the time of the 1891 census Benjamin, a farmer, was listed at Northern Woods, Wooburn, Bucks, but Selina was not with him.  There were 4 more children with him – William (10), Arthur (8), Mary (5) & Owen (4).  Selina was visiting her sister Ann, now married to Arthur G Veal, at the time of the census at 19 Ardenham St, Aylesbury.

Benjamin died on March 25th, 1892 at Wooburn, Bucks.

The children of Benjamin Barnett & Selina Harvey were:

b.  William Herbert Stanley Barnett born January 1881 at Hughenden; died September 23rd, 1902 at Wooburn, Bucks
b.  Arthur Henry Barnett born Jan-March 1883 at Hughenden;  died April 29th, 1893 at Wooburn, Bucks
b.  Frances Mary Eva Barnett born March 31st, 1885 at Hughenden; died December 1969 at Wycombe, Bucks
b.  Frederick Owen Barnett born August 5th, 1887 at Hughenden & christened October 27th, 1888 at Lacey Green, Bucks; died Oct-December 1900 at Wooburn, Bucks

Selina married again in 1895 at Wycombe.  Her second husband was Edward Henry Ecclestone, a painter & decorator.

In 1901 Selina & Edward were living at Spring Gardens, Wooburn with Selina’s son William Herbert Barnett (20), also a painter & decorator, & daughter Frances Mary Eva Barnett (16).  They also had a nurse child, 9 year old Hilda Hull.

Edward died in April-June 1902 at Wycombe.

By 1911 widowed Selina was living with her daughter Frances Mary Eva & her husband John Archibald Dulley, a jobmaster & coal merchant, & their 3 month old daughter Kathleen May.  They were at Park View, Wooburn.

The 1939 register shows Selina with her daughter Frances, her husband John A Dulley & family.  They were living next to the Post Office in Wooburn.  Selina was noted as incapacitated.

Selina lived to the age of 87 & died in April-June 1943 at Wycombe.





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