Welcome to the Barnes Family Web Site:

This site contains the history of the Hampshire and London branches of the BARNES family, dating back to Hampshire in the late 1600's and London from about 1870.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information here is accurate and where possible has been cross-referenced against census, civil registrations and parish records where available.  However, despite my best efforts mistakes do sometimes get made, so if you find any errors or omissions please let me know and I will correct them.  Details of current family members have been suppressed of course for reasons of privacy.

When I first started researching the family history it was with the intention of concentrating on just the BARNES family, however I also found myself researching other families that were related by marriage or in someway had a connection to our family, consequently this site also includes members of the O'SHEA, SCULPHER/SCULFOR/SCULFER, HOLLOWAY, WOOLDRIDGE, GOSLING and RUDDELL families, some in greater detail than others. Click on the links for the Holloway and Wooldridge/Gosling families for more information.  


Memories of Bec School  
Guerra & Sons  
Private H R A Barnes  
Medal Index Cards  
My Advice  
Any descendants of Thomas Charles Barnes (born 7th May 1890 in Camberwell, London), one of four children born to Thomas George Barnes (1864 to 1922) and Anne Jane Kenmore (married 1887). Thomas Charles Barnes is shown on the 1901 census as living at number 23 Cobbett Street, Stockwell and on the 1911 census working as a butcher in Lambeth. Thomas Charles may have served in the First World War.

The other children of Thomas George Barnes and Anne Jane Kenmore are believed to be Florence May Barnes, birth registered in the March quarter of 1888 (Lambeth), Ethel Mary Barnes, birth registered in the March quarter of 1895. A younger son, Herbert Robert Albert Barnes, (born 26th January 1898) was killed in the Battle of Epehy Wood on the 18th September 1918 and is buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery.

Soldiers of the Great War 1914 - 1918

Gunner Charles George Thomas Barnes (1895-1986) 2nd Sussex Battery, Royal Field Artillery
Private Ernest John Barnes (1896-1972) 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
Private Herbert Robert Albert Barnes (1898-1918) 24th London Regiment. Died France, 18th September 1918





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