Frederick Barrett 2 Jan 1810 Oxford - Dec
The records show that for
most of his life he was a printer and compositor.
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, Mary's maiden name has not been found.
A 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).
Frederick's sister (maybe
half-sister) Susannah b.1801 (link),
married William Wilkinson who was to become Registrar at
I have suspected for some
Susannah and William Wilkinson metin Oxford when he was an
'half-sister' derives from my conversation with a researcher at Oxford
who had found evidence to suggest that John Barrett had been
married before and to a 'Susannah' so it follows that this half sister
might have been named after her mother. 1828
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 were fined." This
delinquency might be excusedas declared by Prince Halin Henry IVth,
part 1, scene 2 : "My reformation glittering o'er my fault,
Shall show more goodly ----etc"
Feb 4 Frederick 27 married Sophia
Barber (widow, nee Field), at St. John's
church, Wakefield. 1841 Frederick
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 husband
had been an Officer of Excise at Wakefield.
Oct 7 Letter to his daughter Mary Jane
Winterschladen ( See letters
via 1890 ) 1890
Nov 19 another letter to Mary Jane ( link
to both letters ) 1890
See photograph below.
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 was landlord of the St.Leger public house in
so, might the photograph have
been taken at the
racecourse in a travelling photographer's marquee ?
should not be surprised to see 'Fred' on horseback, even at this
great age, 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
died in the December. R.I.P.
archive images received with thanks from 'Richard'