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Searching for family history and occcupations - Barnes, Frank Ernest and Frank Percy

Chipper

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Hello all,

I'm doing a search for the surname Barnes. My grandfather, Frank Percy Barnes, was born August 1900 in Croydon, Surrey, UK. His father, Frank Ernest, was born 1866. His mother was named Sarah Alice Elizabeth Funnel, who was born in Maidstone, Surrey. That is pretty much the sum of what we know on this branch of the family. Frank Percy left the UK in 1920, off to Everett, Washington, then up to Vancouver, B.C., Canada, where he became a fire captain in the Vancouver Fire Department. He retired to San Diego, California and passed there in 1983.

We don't know of any other siblings that Frank may have had.
 

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Hello and welcome to the Forum.

Members here should be able to help you out re any siblings Frank may have had.

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1911 UK census

Name Frank Percy Barnes Alias PERCY
Event Place Cardiff, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
County Glamorganshire
Age 10
Occupation SCHOOL
Number in Family 5
Birth Year (Estimated) 1901
Birthplace Croydon, Surrey
Frank Ernest Barnes Head M 43 Surrey London, London
Sarah E A Barnes Wife F 41 Brighton, Sussex
Florence Violet Barnes Daughter F 20 Surrey London, London
Rowland E Barnes Son M 16 Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Constance E Barnes Daughter F 14 Cambridge Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Frank Percy Barnes Son M 10 Croydon, Surrey
 

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Marriages Dec Qtr 1889
Barnes Frank Ernest Croydon 2a 514
Funnell Sarah Elizabeth A Croydon 2a 514

There is more than one Barnes & Funnell marriage so finding siblings in GRO using mmn = Funnell is not a definite way. Census will help.

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BARNES, FLORENCE VIOLET - FUNNELL
GRO Reference: 1890 D Quarter in GREENWICH Volume 01D Page 906

BARNES, ROWLAND ERNEST - FUNNELL
GRO Reference: 1894 D Quarter in NEWMARKET Volume 03B Page 502

BARNES, CONSTANCE EMMA - FUNNELL
GRO Reference: 1896 D Quarter in NEWMARKET Volume 03B Page 525

BARNES, FRANK PERCY - FUNNELL
GRO Reference: 1900 S Quarter in CROYDON Volume 02A Page 300
 

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Thanks Gibbo! Looks right on the 1911 census information. Rarely saw Grandpa Barnes as he and Nana lived 2500km away. Never knew he had other siblings and I'm now certain that some family must exist in the UK.
 

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Aged abt 43 in 1911 and born Surrey so possibly

BARNES, FRANK ERNEST - HODGES
GRO Reference: 1868 M Quarter in SAINT MARY MAGDALEN BERMONDSEY SURREY Volume 01D Page 136

Aged abt 41 in 1911 and born Sussex so possibly

FUNNELL, SARAH ELIZABETH ALICE - CHATFIELD
GRO Reference: 1870 M Quarter in BRIGHTON Volume 02B Page 209
 

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Barnes is a very common name so it will take a bit longer to find the right Barnes - Hodges marriage.

4x Funnell & Chatfield marriages so that will be easier.

Sarah does not seem to be with parents in 1871 so that makes it a bit harder.
 
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Three marriages

Marriages Dec Qtr 1853
FUNNELL John Uckfield 2b 182
CHATFIELD Caroline

Marriages Mar Qtr 1863
FUNNELL Samson Hastings 2b 19
CHATFIELD Elizabeth

Marriages Dec Qtr 1869
FUNNELL Alfred Brighton 2b 346
CHATFIELD Sarah

and three births in matching RD

FUNNELL, ANN - CHATFIELD
GRO Reference: 1870 M Quarter in UCKFIELD Volume 02B Page 126

FUNNELL, EDITH MARY - CHATFIELD
GRO Reference: 1868 D Quarter in HASTINGS Volume 02B Page 27

FUNNELL, SARAH ELIZABETH ALICE - CHATFIELD
GRO Reference: 1870 M Quarter in BRIGHTON Volume 02B Page 209
 

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FUNNELL, SARAH ELIZABETH ALICE - CHATFIELD
GRO Reference: 1870 M Quarter in BRIGHTON Volume 02B Page 209
Sarah does not seem to be with parents in 1871 so that makes it a bit harder.
Possible..
1871
RD: Brighton
Sub-RD: St Peter
Add: 5 Rose Hill
Ref: Piece: 1080; Folio: 51; Page: 3

Sarah Halsted 48 [b. Steyning]
Alfred Funnell 19 nephew [b. Lewes]
Sarah Funnell 19 niece [b. Brighton]
Sarah Elizabeth Funnell 1 niece [b. Brighton]
Jane Clark 72 lodger

Geoff

EDIT: Correct Sarah PoB now highlighted.
 
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