John Henry Barrett
1840 - 4 March 1919
The only son of Frederick
Barrett and Sophia Field, he was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
The records show that for most of
his life he was a printer and compositor.
He was a sports writer with
the Doncaster Gazette, and at the age of 65 a 'reporter' in
Census shows John age 1 at home with mother and father; and
half-brothers William Barber 8, & Thomas Barber 6; and Molly
Barber, grandmother of the Barber boys. Molly's late husband had
been an Excise Officer at Wakefield.
1861 Oct 5 John Henry 21 married Elizabeth Lowther 18 at Christ
in the parish of Doncaster. The Certificate shows that John's father,
Frederick was a printer and
compositor; and Elizabeth's father George was a Fishmonger (and Game) dealer.
Witnesses were Isaac Clark and Anne E Lamb.
1864 son, Frederick Lowther Barrett was born.
1866 son, William Wilkinson Barrett was born.
- 1865 Feb 18 "Yorkshire Gazette notice, apparently referring to the bankruptcy of
father -in-law George Lowther, fishmonger established 15 years."
1868 daughter, Elizabeth Sophia Barrett was born.
1869 son, George John Barrett was born.
1870 The children's mother Elizabeth died age 28 - - they
have been 6, 4, 2, 6mo resp. (a very sad event for the family)
1875 He married Rebecca
Gibson, nee Harrison, widow, landlady of
the Cheshire Cheese public house.
1877 June 6 daughter Rosa Susannah Barrett was
1881 Cheshire Cheese public house, Doncaster, licensee
printer and compositor) with wife Rebecca; sons, Frederick Lowther
Barrett 17, William Wilkinson Barrett 15, George John 10, and John
Henry 6 months; daughters Elizabeth Sophia 13, Rosa Susannah 3, and
Mary Hester 1; and father Frederick Barrett 70 (retired printer).
1891 Living at 36a Silver Street, Doncaster, printer and
compositor, age 49. Premises adjacent to the St.Leger public
house. Family at home as 1881, i.e. wife Elizabeth (aka
Rebecca) 50, Rosa
14, Mary 11, John H. 9; and father Frederick 81.
1901 Living at 14
Robert Street, Ardwick, Manchester, age 59, wife Elizabeth (aka
Rebecca) 58; daughter Rosa 23 - - et al.
1919 Mar 4 John died at 90 Cottenham Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock (Ardwick),
Manchester just two weeks after his wife Rebecca died of
influenza. John's death certificate indicates heart failure brought on
by pneumonia, and I suspect that influenza was also a factor
because the pandemic Spanish Flu of the time.
- Daughter Mary was working as an
actress. She appears
in the 1901 Census with other artistes at 147 Radcliffe Road,
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