Barnes ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Barnes are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Barnes, AnnieRef 413-1000
[1876-19??] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district and worked as a worsted twister at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She lived with Amos Bentley [1891], & with Emma Barnes [1901]

Barnes, ArthurRef 413-1428
[1874-1960] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian weaver [1895].

On 11th May 1895, he married Charlotte Ann Howarth [1874-1954] at Heptonstall Church.

Charlotte Ann was born in Heptonstall


  1. Herbert [1895-1977]
  2. John Thomas
  3. Arnold [1900-1935]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge. and baptised at Heptonstall Church

Barnes, CharlieRef 413-1420
[1894-1916] Son of Susannah & Richard Barnes

Born in Queensbury [22nd September 1894].

He was an apprentice printer.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2A, 2C & 2D]

Barnes, Rev Canon Cyril ArthurRef 413-1271
[1926-19??] He was a deacon [1950] / a priest [1951] / curate of St John the Evangelist, Aberdeen [1950-1953] / rector of Forres [1953-1955] / curate of Darrington with Wentbridge [1955-1958]. before becoming Vicar of Ripponden [1958-1967].

He left in 1967 and went to serve as

vicar of Thorpe, Yorkshire, [1966-1967] / rector of Huntly, Diocese of Moray [1967] / canon of St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness [1971] / rector of Keith, Diocese of Moray [1977]

Barnes, EmmaRef 413-2
[1872-1???] Born in Liverpool.

She was one of the children who came to the district to work at Calvert's Mill at Wainstalls.

She was a worsted twister [1891] / a worsted mill hand [1901].

She lived with Sarah Whalley [1891].

She was head of the household at 33 Kell Fold, Wainstalls [1901].

Living with her [in 1901] were boarders:

Barnes, HarryRef 413-2453
[1870-1936] He had been MP for Newcastle upon Tyne East [1918-1922]. He stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate in the Election for MP for Halifax [1928]

Barnes, HarryRef 413-1322
[1892-1915] Son of Samuel Barnes.

Born in Todmorden.

He was employed in a Bank in Blackpool.

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 6th Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).

He died in hospital in Alexandria, after being hit by a sniper at Gallipoli [7th October 1915] (aged 23).

He was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. [Grave Ref D 98].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden.

His brother Will also died in the War

Barnes, JamesRef 413-1663
[18??-1882] Born at Withens, Erringden. He was a handloom weaver. He wrote a number of poetic pieces for the Hebden Bridge Times

Barnes, JohnRef 413-5670
[1???-18??] A carder of Heptonstall.

On 26th September 1830, he married Matilda Langthorn of Heptonstall, at Halifax Parish Church

Barnes, JohnRef 413-3436
[17??-18??] Hatter in Halifax [1787]

Barnes, JohnRef 413-1813
[18??-1???] Partner in Benjamin Radcliffe & Company. The partnership was dissolved in 1879

Barnes, JohnRef 413-283
[1834-1???] Son of John Barnes, broker.

He was a machine wool comber of Ovenden [1856].

On 6th September 1856, he married Emma Longbottom [1834-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Emma, of Ovenden, was the daughter of James Longbottom, comber

Barnes, JohnRef 413-3
[1852-1???] Son of Ralph Barnes [1819-18??] of Haslingden, Lancashire.

Born in Stacksteads, Bacup, Lancashire.

He was a cotton weaver [1891] / an oiler & greaser [1901] / a stoker at cotton spinning mill [1911].

In [Q1] 1885, he married Martha Ellen Rothwell [1860-1???] in Rochdale.

Martha Ellen was born in Millgate, Lancashire


  1. Beatrice Annie [b 1886] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  2. Emily [b 1889] who was a cotton weaver [1901]
  3. John Henry
  4. Susannah [b 1893] who was a cotton spinning weaver [1911]

The family lived at

  • 18 Barnes Street, Stansfield [1891]
  • 12 Glen View Street, Cornholme [1901, 1911, 1917]

Living with them [in 1891] was John's father

Barnes, John HenryRef 413-643
[1891-1917] Son of John Barnes.

Born in Cornholme.

He was a member of Cornholme Parish Church and School / a member of the Portsmouth Rovers Association Football Club / a member of Frostholme Institute, Cornholme / a cotton spinning warehouseman [1911] / a weaver for Crabtree & Farrar at Springwood Mill, Todmorden  [1915].

During World War I, he enlisted [11th February 1916] and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He went to France and was wounded soon after. He was hospitalised in Birmingham and returned to the Front just before Christmas.

He was killed in action [17th July 1917] (aged 26).

The Todmorden & District News [10th August 1917] reported his death and there was a photograph in the following week's edition.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 42-47 & 162], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Barnes, John ThomasRef 413-1427
[1896-1915] Of Northgate, Heptonstall.

Son of Arthur Barnes.

Born in Hebden Bridge [10th October 1896]

He was a lining cutter.

During World War I, and he served as a Lance Corporal with the 13th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He died of wounds in France [5th October 1915].

He was buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II A 43]

Barnes, JoshuaRef 413-3472
[1777-1846] Of Todmorden

Barnes, LambertRef 413-1826
[17??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge around 1800

Barnes, MosesRef 413-3544
[1797-18??] Son of Betty & John Barnes.

Baptised at Cross Stone Church [1797].

On 16th June 1812, he married Sarah Smith in Halifax.


  1. John [bapt 12th April 1815]

Barnes, PercyRef 413-1446
[1896-1917] Son of Ann Leach (formerly Barnes) of Coley Mill Inn, Norwood Green.

Born in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 5th July 1917 (aged 21).

He was buried at Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, France [Grave Ref II D 32]

Barnes, SamuelRef 413-335
[18??-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a councillor in Todmorden [?].

He married Martha [18??-19??].


  1. Harry
  2. Will

They lived at the Royd, Bispham, Blackpool.

Sons Harry & Will died in World War I

Barnes, WillRef 413-1823
[1894-1918] Son of Samuel Barnes.

He was educated at Baines Grammar School in Poulton-le-Fylde / a municipal engineer / a Territorial with the West Lancashire Artillery.

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery.

He was wounded at Guillemont.

He was killed in action [2nd November 1918] (aged 24).

He is remembered on the Memorial at Christ Church, Todmorden.

His brother Harry also died in the War

Barnes, WilliamRef 413-1864
[1832-1???] Born in Stansfield.

He was a slater [1881].

He married Marguerite [1831-1???].

Marguerite was born in Bolton, Lancashire


  1. Stansfield [b 1855] who was a slater [1881]
  2. Lucy Ann [b 1860] who was a domestic housemaid [1881] &  married Walter Crabtree
  3. James A. [b 1863] who was a printer compositor [1881]
  4. Emily Jane [b 1864] who was a pupil teacher [1881], a  schoolmistress [1891]
  5. Ruth A. [b 1868] who was an assistant schoolmistress  [1891]

They lived at 22 Byrom Street, Stansfield [1881]

Barnes, WilliamRef 413-4
[1849-1902] Born in Lancashire.

He was a warehouseman (lodging with Samuel B. Barker & family)   [1871] / a woollen warehouseman (dealer) [1881] / a barman [1891] / a hotel waiter [1901].

In [Q3] 1871, he married Elizabeth Glass [1848-1903] in Halifax.

Elizabeth was born in Wellington, Somerset


  1. George A. [b 1873]
  2. Laura [b 1877] who was a tailoress [1901]
  3. Edgar [b 1879] who was a grocer's shop boy [1891]
  4. Clement [1879-1904] who was buried with his parents
  5. Eleanor / Nellie [b 1883] who was a carpet sewer  [1901]
  6. Beatrice [b 1886] who was an errand girl [1901]

They lived at

  • 4 Freedom Street, Halifax [1881]
  • Lister Lane, Halifax [1891]
  • 31 North Parade, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] were granddaughter Dorothy Barnes [b 1899], Godfrey Lamplugh [b 1875] (theatrical manager), Crissie T. Lamplugh [b 1878] (theatrical proprietor), Ethel F. Lamplugh [b 1886] (theatrical actress), and Ruby Royston [b 1882] (theatrical dancer).

William died 21st September 1902 (aged 53).

Elizabeth died 28th October 1903 (aged 55).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1399]

Barnes, Rev William RichardRef 413-687
[1915-19??] He served at Beccles before becoming Curate at Halifax [1945] and Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1952]. In 1967, he left to serve at Rochester


Barnes surnameRef 413-1
There are 24 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Barnes, as discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Barnes

Marriage 1888; Death 1900


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