Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

William Joseph BARNESAge: 2218611883

Name
William Joseph BARNES
Given names
William Joseph
Surname
BARNES
Birth about 1861 24 19
Citation details: 11073/1861 BARNES WILLIAM J JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a sisterMary E F BARNES
about 1864 (Age 3)
Citation details: 12458/1864 BARNES MARY E F JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a sisterSarah BARNES
about 1866 (Age 5)
Citation details: 12698/1866 BARNES SARAH JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Death of a sisterSarah BARNES
about 1866 (Age 5)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5841/1866 BARNES SARAH JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a brotherJohn BARNES
about 1867 (Age 6)
Citation details: 13930/1867 BARNES JOHN JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a sisterEmily Hannah BARNES
about 1870 (Age 9)
Citation details: 14853/1870 BARNES EMILY HANNAH JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a brotherAlfred BARNES
about 1872 (Age 11)
Citation details: 15412/1872 BARNES ALFRED JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a brotherHenry Charles BARNES
about 1874 (Age 13)
Citation details: 17124/1874 BARNES HENRY CHARLES JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a sisterAnn Frances BARNES
about 1877 (Age 16)
Citation details: 18305/1877 BARNES ANN JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a brotherAlbert James BARNES
about 1879 (Age 18)
Citation details: 20981/1879 BARNES ALBERT JAMES JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
Birth of a brotherLathan F F BARNES
about 1882 (Age 21)
Citation details: 14240/1882 BARNES LATHAN F F JAMES HANNAH CENTRAL CUMBERLAND
Death January 21, 1883 (Age 22)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6638/1883 BARNES WILLIAM J JAMES HANNAH CENTRAL CUMBERLAND
Burial
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England
Note:

Marion Purnell notes on her web site the following transcription:

" EAST FACE In Loving Memory of ELIZA BARNES Wife of JOSEPH BARNES Died 20th March 1835 aged 27 years Also of JOSEPH BARNES Died 24th April 1862 aged 57 years Also of ANN Beloved daughter of JOSEPH & ELIZABETH BARNES Died 11th Sept 1870 aged 19 years

NORTH FACE In Loving Memory of WILLIAM H.C. MORRISON Died 11th March 1869 Aged 9 Months Also of WILFRED G. MORRISON Died 25th September 1873 Aged 8 months Also of ALFRED BARNES Beloved son of JOSEPH & ELIZABETH BARNES Died 24 April 1881 Aged 34 years

SOUTH FACE In Loving Memory of WILLIAM JOSEPH Second son of JAMES & HANNAH BARNES Died 21st Jany 1883 Aged 21 years Also HARRIET BARNES Died 17th Jany 1885 Aged 25 years Also ALBERT BARNES Died 6th Feby 1885 Aged 30 years Also ELIZABETH BARNES Wife of JOSEPH Died 9th Sept 1898

Burial Register Eliza Barnes, Parramatta, 22-3-1835. Free. Coachman's wife. Joseph Barnes, Church St. 26-4-1862. Innkeeper Ann Barnes, Western Rd, 13-9-1870 William Henry Clarence Morrison, Western Rd. 12-3-1869 13-3-1869 Wilfred George Morrison, Parramatta, 23-12-1873 25-12-1873, Infant Alfred Barnes, Church St. 25-4-1881 William Joseph Barnes, Granville, 22-1-1883 Harriet Jane Barnes, Marsden St. 18-1-1885 Albert Barnes, Marsden St. 5-2-1885 7-2-1885 Elizabeth Barnes, Annandale, 10-9-1898. 81 yrs 9 mths."

Shared note:

St. John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW

Extracts from “The Parramatta Cemeteries - St John's" by Judith Dunn of the Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991)

St John’s Cemetery, the oldest existing European burial ground in Australia, was established on the southern outskirts of the Rose Hill settlement in 1790. There were ten burials in the cemetery by the end of 1790 and a further 67 in 1791.

The death of Henry Edward Dodd, 28.1.1791, approximately one year after the first burial in the cemetery, has given Parramatta two important firsts. Dodd was Superintendent of convicts employed in cultivation at Rose Hill and his was the first public funeral in the colony. His headstone is the earliest in situ in Australia. It was an indication of the esteem in which Henry Dodd was held that when the colony was facing famine, a headstone was provided. It simply inscribed, H. E. Dodd 1791.

A Government Order dated Saturday 11 May 1811 stated:

". . . It being a sacred Duty incumbent on All, to guard and protect the Remains of their deceased Friends from every unnecessary Exposure, it hence becomes necessary that the several Consecrated Burial Grounds should be speedily inclosed in a decent manner."

The inhabitants of Parramatta began an Enclosure Fund in accordance with the government order. The resulting ditch and fence cost £82-4-7, a large sum of money in 1811, and indicating that it must have been a very substantial barrier as convict labour was fairly readily available. However, by the early 1820's the bank and ditch enclosure had fallen into decay and Governor Brisbane gave instructions for the brick wall, which still stands, to be built around the site.

Unfortunately, no records survive that detail any aspect of the construction of the wall; tile brickmaker, builder, and cost are all unknown. The bricks are, however, the typical apricot colour and similar in texture to other bricks known to have been made in Parramatta. Many of the bricks in the wall have impressed arrowhead marks. John Clew's bricks, distinguished by his elongated heart frog mark and by their speckled markings due to impurities in the clay, were subsequently used to repair the walls. He had a particular affinity for the cemetery and its wall and when dying, requested he be buried "as close to his beloved brick wall as possible", His grave is alongside the northern boundary.

From the earliest years to late Victorian times the cemetery has seen a huge variety of funerals from the poorest to the most showy and elaborate. Both local and Sydney papers prove a valuable source of information for funeral services and customs of the times. The funeral of D'Arcy Wentworth Esquire took from one o'clock until four o'clock to wend its way from Homebush to the graveside. The Reverend Samuel Marsden was buried "in his own churchyard at Parramatta and upwards of sixty carriages formed the mourning procession.”

In the 1930's the cemetery records were destroyed by fire. Many early Australian church records no longer exist due to flood, fire, vermin or human neglect such as illustrated by the well known entry in a clergyman's wife's diary:

"The following day being wet, I put the girls to the task of cutting up the old church records as I have found the paper more suitable for the use of curling paper for the girls hair. "

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father
mother
Marriage: January 19, 1860Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
elder brother
James BARNES
Birth: about 1860 23 18Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1860Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
himself
William Joseph BARNES
Birth: about 1861 24 19Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 21, 1883Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Sarah BARNES
Birth: about 1866 29 24Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1866Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
John BARNES
Birth: about 1867 30 25Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1944Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
Emily Hannah BARNES
Birth: about 1870 33 28Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1941Ryde, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Alfred BARNES
Birth: about 1872 35 30Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1948Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Ann Frances BARNES
Birth: about 1877 40 35Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1952Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Albert James BARNES
Birth: about 1879 42 37Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1956Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
Lathan F F BARNES
Birth: about 1882 45 40Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1929Gosford, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Isabel A M BARNES
Birth: about 1884 47 42Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1920Randwick, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 11073/1861 BARNES WILLIAM J JAMES HANNAH PARRAMATTA
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6638/1883 BARNES WILLIAM J JAMES HANNAH CENTRAL CUMBERLAND
DeathWeb Site - Australian Royalty by Marion Purnell
BurialWeb Site - Australian Royalty by Marion Purnell