John Henry Barrett
1840 - 4 March 1919
An ancestor (g.grandfather) of the webmaster
The only son of
Frederick Barrett and Sophia Field, he was born in
The records show
that for most of
his life he was a printer and compositor.
He worked as a
sports writer with
the Doncaster Gazette, and at the age of 65 as 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
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)
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
father -in-law George Lowther, fishmonger established 15 years."
1868 daughter, Elizabeth
Sophia Barrett was born.
1869 son, George John Barrett
1870 The children's
mother Elizabeth died age 28 - - they
have been 6, 4, 2, 6mo resp.
He married Rebecca
Gibson, nee Harrison, widow, landlady of
the Cheshire Cheese public house.
1877 June 6
daughter Rosa Susannah Barrett was
Cheese public house, Doncaster, licensee /
printer and compositor with wife Rebecca; the late Elizabeth's sons
Frederick 17, William-Wilkinson 15, Elizabeth-Sophia 13, George-John
10 ; and Rebecca's
children, Rosa-Susannah 3, Mary-Easter 1; John-Henry 6
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 Henry 9; and
father Frederick 81.
Living at 14
Robert Street, Ardwick, Manchester, age 59, wife Elizabeth (aka
Rebecca) 58; daughter Rosa 23 - - et al.
- John's daughter
was an actress and resident in theatrical lodgings
Radcliffe Road, Oldham, Manchester.
1919 the time
of an infamous Spanish Flu epidemic - - - 3 deaths in 18 days.
1919 Feb 15
John's sister Eleanor died in Middlesbrough. (See more of
their mother's page)
Feb 20 John's wife Rebecca Elizabeth Barrett died at
Manchester of influenza.
Mar 4 John died also at 90 Cottenham Street just two weeks
after Rebecca. John's death certificate indicates heart
failure brought on
by pneumonia. I suspect that influenza was
also a factor.