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From: "Robyn Clarke" <>
Subject: [LAN] BARNES LINKS CONFIRMED
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:34:04 +1100
Well it must be nearly Christmas! I've certainly just been given an early
Today I received a transcription of a letter dated 1975 from a Canadian
BARNES relative to a friend of his in London. Both parties were keen
correspondents and the History of the Accrington area was apparently well
discussed over the years.
This little jewel came whilst he was mentioning the history of Dyke Nook,
Dyke Nook cottages and Dyke Nook Lodge in Accrington.
He then went on to discuss Woolhurst Bank and the fact that it belonged at
some stage to the Haworths, but more recently belonged to his Great Great
Grandfather's brother, James Barnes (1767-1852) who is buried with his wife
Peggy in St. James Churchyard.
The person relating this information was WALTON EWBANK BARNES (1920-1999),
we share the same Great Great Grandfather, HENRY JOSEPH BARNES (1766-1837)
Thus I can now legitimately bring two large BARNES Branches into the one
Tree and in doing so, I am now convinced after many years of research, that
they were indeed of the one family.
PARENTS - GEORGE and MARY BARNS/ES of Baxenden, Oswaldtwistle, Haslingden
JOHN 1757, GEORGE 1762, HENRY JOSEPH 1766, JAMES 1767, DENNIS 1770, JONATHAN
1779, WILLIAM 1782 and JOSEPH 1788.
Of these brothers, John, George, James, Dennis, Jonathan, William and Joseph
met each other for lunch at MR. SAVAGE's THE RAILWAY TAVERN, PRESTON in July
1846 according to The Preston Chronicle. The occasion marked only the third
time in 49 years that all brothers had met under the same roof, even though
they all still lived in the general Accrington area. They were going to
Blackpool for holidays with their respective families.
Sadly my ancestor, HENRY JOSEPH BARNES 1766 had died prior to this meeting,
thus it has taken me so much longer to prove my long held theory.
As for Sisters belonging to this Family, that is for the future, probably
2009. I know there are probably some indexes which give clues, but again I
need proof and again I am scratching around in the 18th century with many
duplicated BARNES names.
If there is anyone out there who is interested in my BARNES lines, please
get in touch.
Hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a Safe Holiday Season together
with a Happy and Healthy 2009.
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