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Folk Biography Information

Folk Biography Information

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NameBarrett, Charles [Blacksmith]
Date of Birth1816
Location/CommunitySevenhampton
NotesDate and place of birth / baptism
Sevenhampton, Wiltshire, c. 1816

Date and place of marriage
Wiltshire, Highworth, Oct, Nov, Dec, 1850 vol. 8, p 650; married Emma Coale.

Date and place of burial / death
Wiltshire, Highworth, Oct, Nov, Dec, 1888, vol. 5a, p 1; age, 72.

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.\"

Barrett \"Blacksmith\" [?Charles], [associated with Sevenhampton]. The indications are that Williams collected from Barretts sons, the old man having died between 1881 and 1891 (census). The note to The Squire and the Chambermaid (Wt492) suggests this. [AB]

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 [CDW]
Census InformationCensus 1881
Charles, Place of birth, Sevenhampton; Age, c. 1816; 65; Address, in village, Highworth; Occupation, blacksmith; living with, wife, Jane, Place of birth Hannington Wick, Wiltshire; son, Henry, Age, 14; Occupation, blacksmith; son, Emmanuel, Age, 13; unemployed. Place of birth, all siblings, Sevenhampton.

Census 1871
Charles, place of birth, Sevenhampton; Age, 55; living with, wife, Jane, place of birth, Hannington; Age, 41; son, Aurthur, age, 19; son, William, Age, 7; scholar; son, Henry, Age, 5; son, Emmanuel, Age, 3. Place of birth all siblings, Sevenhampton.

Census 1861
Place of birth, Sevenhampton, c. 1816; Age, 45; Address, 16, Street, Highworth; Occupation, blacksmith; living with, wife, Jane, place of birth, Hannington, Age, 32; son, Charles, place of birth, Age, 15; Occupation, blacksmith; son, Alfred, Age, 13, scholar; daughter, Amelia, Age, 11; scholar; daughter, Mary, Age, 10, schoar; son, Arthur, age, 9, scholar; son, Francis, age 8, scholar. Place of birth, all siblings, Sevenhampton.

Census 1851
Place of birth, Sevenhampton, c. 1816; Age, 35; Address, in village, Sevenhampton; living with, wife, Mary, place of birth, Thornhill; Age, 30; son, William, place of birth Sevenhampton, ge, 15, Occupation, apprentice blacksmith; daughter, Sarah Ann, place of birth, Highworth, Age, 12; daughter, Alice, place of birth, Highworth, Age, 10; son, Charles, place of birth, Sevenhampton, Age, 5; daughter, Emma, place of birth Sevenhampton, Age, 4; son, Alfred, place of birth, Sevenhampton, Age, 3; daughter, Amelia, place of birth, Sevenhampton, Age, 1; daughter, Mary, place of birth, Sevenhampton, Age, 5 months.

Census 1841
Place of birth, Wiltshire, c. 1816; Age, 25; Address, Melksham; Occupation, cloth worker.
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