Frederick Barrett 2 Jan 1810 Oxford - Dec
Printer/Compositor; and inn-keeper
1810 May 13
was baptised in the church of St. John the Baptist, Oxford in May
1810, now known as Merton College Chapel [image].
His parents were
John and Mary Barrett.
John Barrett, stable-keeper is recorded in the Register of
Baptisms as one of the parishioners who
participated in the "Beating of the Bounds" on Ascension Day,
on 2nd May 1799. ( "Baptisms and Marriages at Merton College" by
Alan Bott )
Fred's half-sister Susanna b.1801
married William Wilkinson who became Registrar at
Darlington. I have suspected for some
Susanna and William Wilkinson metin Oxford when he was an
'half-sister' derives from my conversation with a librarian at Oxford
who had found evidence to suggest that John Barrett had been
married before to a Susanna, so it follows that this half
was named after her mother.
One-by-one Fred's siblings
were baptised at Merton College chapel,
namely half siblings Susanna 1799, Jane 1800, John Forster-Barrett
1801; and full siblings Mary 1805 and Henry 1808.
May 28 The Oxford Journal reported : Frederick Barrett (17?),
Murphy, Thomas Harris and Edward Baines were brought before the Mayor
under the Wilful Trespass Act charged with damaging a palin (fence)
Jericho, Oxford and fined." ( Oh, dear ! )
Feb 4 Frederick 27 married Sophia
Barber (widow, nee Field), at St. John's
was living in Chesterfield with wife Sophia, son John Henry, step-sons
William Ainley Barber and Thomas Barber. Also present was the
Barber boys' grandmother Molly Barber (widow, nee Field), her late
husband an Officer of Excise at Wakefield.
This image of
Frederick Barrett c.1890 is included here as a digital copy of the
permission of the owner (Richard Winterschladen), who remarked,
" The reverse has the following legend in my
Grandfather’s hand ‘Grandpa F.Barrett. Over 80
years old’ "
Webmaster (GR) : At that time I believe that
Frederick's son John Henry was landlord of the St.Leger public house in
so, might the photograph have
been taken nearby at the
Doncaster racecourse in a travelling photographer's marquee ?
And on a humorous note could that 'horse' have been a very
expensive work of art by a taxidermist,
that is, just as much a photographer's prop as the top-hat ! We
should not be surprised to see 'Fred' on horseback, even at this
as it appears that he had lived with horses since a boy.
As mentioned above, his father was a stablekeeper (near Oxford
No connection, but there are a couple of coincidences worth mentioning
1. 1889 The winner of the St.Leger was "Donovan".
His rider was a jockey named Frederick Barrett.
2. 1891 The winner of the
St.Leger was "Common". His rider was a jockey named George
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