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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameBarrett, Francis [Frank]
Date of Birth1853
Location/CommunitySevenhampton
NotesBirth / baptism
Wiltshire, Highworth, 1853, Apr May Jun, Volume 5a, Page, 1.

Marriage
Wiltshire, Highworth, Jul, Aug, Sep, 1878, vol. 5a, p 7; married Sarah Jordan.

Death / burial
Wiltshire, Swindon, vol. 5a, p 29; 1934, age, 81.

Williams / others notes
Alfred Williams: It was sung by Blacksmith Barrett, of Sevenhampton, to whose son, Mr Frank Barrett, I am indebted for the words. I have not met with it elsewhere; I have only heard it at Highworth, where it was sung by an old blacksmith, of Sevenhampton, named Barrett, Squire and the chamber maid, Wt 492.

Alfred Williams does not identify the links between Alfred and Charles, from whom he also collected, though the Census returns strongly suggest that they are related. Charles Barrett appears to have died in 1888, aged, 72, so Williams did not collect from him, but from his sons.
Census InformationCensus 1911
Place of birth, Sevenhampton, Wiltshire, c. 1853, age 58; address, Swindon Street, Highworth; occupation, blacksmith; widower; living with daughter, Alice Sarah, age 16; Victoria Maud, age, 14; place of birth all siblings, Highworth; also boarder Alfred Barrett [Tibby], place of birth Sevenhampton, c. 1848, age, 63; occupation, mat maker.

Census 1901
Place of birth, Sevenhampton, c. 1853, 48, age, 48; address, Brewery Street, Highworth, Wiltshire; occupation, blacksmith; living with, wife, Sarah; age, 48; place of birth, Highworth; daughter, Alice Sarah; age, 6; daughter, Victoria Maud; age, 4, place of birth, all siblings, Highworth; also, aunt, Sarah Jordan, age, 76; place of birth, Highworth; pauper; aunt, Mary Barrett; age, 74; place of birth, Sevenhampton, living on her own means.

Census 1891
Place of birth, Sevenhampton, Wiltshire, c. 1854; age, 37; Address, Brewey Street, Highworth, Wiltshire; occupation, blacksmith; living with, wife, Sarah; age, 36; place of birth, Highworth; also, lodgers, Ernest Sims, age, 16; place of birth, Highworth; occupation apprentice blacksmith; Frederick Willis; age, 17; place of birth, Hannington, Wiltshire; occupation, groom.

Census 1881
Place of birth, Sevenhampton, Wiltshire, c. 1853; age, 28; address, 3 Sheep Street, Highworth. Wiltshire; occupation, blacksmith; living with, wife, Sarah; age, 28; place of birth, Highworth.

Census 1871
Place of birth, Sevenhampton, Wiltshire, c. 1853; age, 18; address, 31 Brocco Street, Sheffield; occupation, station porter; lodger in the household of Samuel Peat, age, 27; place of birth, Belper, Derbyshire; occupation, joiner.

Census 1861
Listed as Frances Barrett. Place of birth, Sevenhampton, Wiltshire, c. 1853, age, 8; address, Street, Highworth; scholar; living with, father, Charles; age, 45; place of birth, Sevenhampton; occupation, blacksmith; mother, Jane; age, 32; place of birth, Hannington, Wiltshire; brother Charles, age, 15; occupation, blacksmith; brother, Alfred; age, 13; scholar; sister Amelia; age, 11; scholar; sister, Mary; age, 10; scholar; brother, Arthur; age, 9; scholar; place of birth all siblings Sevenhampton.
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