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, parish records and civil registrations.  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  
I am currently researching Thomas Charles Barnes, born on the 7th May 1890 in Camberwell, London, one of four children born to Thomas George Barnes (1864 to 1922) and Anne Jane Kenmore (married 1887). 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 and possibly married in Fulham in late 1919 to Lydia M. Wade.

Possible children of the marriage are:-
  • Vera M Barnes, born in late 1921
  • Dora J K Barnes, born early 1923
  • Edward H Barnes, born late 1924
  • Donald D Barnes, born early 1926

  • The marriage certificate, once obtained from the General Records Office should hopefully confirm the marriage between Thomas Charles and Lydia Wade.

    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 and Herbert Robert Albert Barnes, christened on the 20th March 1898 and who was killed in the Battle of Epehy Wood on the 18th September 1918 and is buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery.

    Are you related to Florence or Ethel Barnes? If so, contact me at the email address at the bottom of the page.

    Technical note: Since 2003 I have been using the 'Master Genealogist' program to record family information and very well it has served me. However, many of the limited range of reports available in the 'Silver' version do not work under the Windows 7 operating system. Although free upgrades to the Master Genealogist software are available as the product is no longer supported, I was unable to upgrade as my version is long since out of date! I have now switched to Roots Magic version 7 and have imported 'GED' format files exported from the Master Genealogist. Roots Magic 7 will open Master Genealogist files directly, however not ones created under my very old version! New software looks excellent and I would recommend any budding family historian to try the downloadable free trial software.

    Thiepval 2008

    Albert 2008

    Are you related to the Barnes family? If so contact me at: