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‎6 Nov 1729 Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England;

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man George Barnden‏‎ 1) 2)
Born ‎between Jul and Sep 1852 St. Leonards, Sussex, England‎ 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 1) 9)
Died ‎17 Jul 1889 New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA‎, death cause: Heart Disease 10) 11)
Occupations: ‎3 May 1866 Emsworth Station, Emsworth, Hampshire, England; Appointed as Telegraph Assistant Clerk 12) 7), ‎7 Dec 1866 Portsmouth Station, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; Moved to Portsmouth Station 7), ‎May 1868 Portsmouth Station, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; Left Employment as Food Clerk 7), ‎1871 8 Curtis Terrace, Portsea, Hampshire, England; Civil Service Telegraph Clerk Civil Service Telegraph Clerk 4), ‎between 1872 and 1873 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; Appointed 2nd Class Clerk 13) 9), ‎between 1878 and 1881 Magdala House, 30 Forbury Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England; Life Assurance Superintendent 1) 2), ‎between 1882 and 1885 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; Superintendent of the Portsmouth branch of the Gresham Assurance Company 14) 15) 16) 8) 17), ‎1887 St Louis, Missouri, USA; Paint 18)
Residences: ‎1861 6 Telegraph Square, Portsea, Hampshire, England 5), ‎1871 8 Curtis Terrace, Portsea, Hampshire, England 4), ‎1881 Magdala House, 30 Forbury Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England 1), ‎1885 Magdala House, 30 Forbury Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England 19), ‎1887 St Louis, Missouri, USA 18)

Election: Initiated to Masonic Society - Landport Lodge ‎21 Sep 1882 Landport, Portsea, Hampshire, England 8)
Election: Passed to Landport Lodge ‎19 Oct 1882 Landport, Portsea, Hampshire, England 8)
Election: Raised to Landport Lodge ‎16 Nov 1882 Landport, Portsea, Hampshire, England 8)
Election: Captain of Southsea Bowling Club ‎1885 Southsea, Hampshire, England 17)
Election: Secretary of Landport Masonic lodge. Struck off in 1887 ‎between 1883 and 1886 Landport, Portsea, Hampshire, England 20) 8)


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Notes: George entered railway service, with London Brighton and South Coast Railway, the 3 May 1866. His initial posting was Clerk at Emsworth station and his number was 2600. --- Class: RAIL 414; Piece: 760

George worked worked as a Telegraph Assistant Clerk from at Emsworth Station. His pay was initially 8s per week but he was promoted on the 7 December 1866 and his salary increased to 10s per week. Hehad been recommended by Mr Bowles. --- Class: RAIL 414; Piece: 772

He subsequently also worked as Food Clerk at Portsmouth Station. His pay was 10s per week. He left the service May 1868. --- Class: RAIL414; Piece: 772

George Barnden was friends with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes. Extracts from Arthur Doyle's letters demonstrate this. (Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters)

"Barnden & I have been thinking of making an insuring raid on Edinburgh. I should like a run up awfully. It would put new life into me. If we could be sure of one £1000 case we would be right for our Xs. I wonder if you could work it in any way. I have half a mind to Mrs Ryan & Drummond. I shall not however until I hear from you."
Page 193 - from a letter to Mary Doyle of Southsea (March 1883)

"I go to a ball tomorrow night - that is if this infernal neuralgia will allow me. It is rather a commen subscription affair - however Barnden wished me to go & I suppose an unmarried man may go anywhere"
Page 195 - from a letter to Mary Doyle of Southsea (1882-1884)

"What a lucky thing that I have chummed with the Gresham men. Garrington a Doctor here sent up a furious epistle last week to London saying that he had examined for 20 years & his father before him and he would be glad to know how he had forfeited the confidence &C &C since a young stranger had been allowed &c &C. A scratch of a pen would have taken £60 off my income - but knowing me they sent down Newson the head man for the South - whom I took to my house and made very drunk and played billiards with - on which he pronounced Garrington to be a skunk and all is going to end well. Barnden stuck to me like a man".
Page 199 - from a letter to Mary Doyle of Southsea (1882-1884)

"No word for good or evil from the Gresham yet. Barnden seems hopeful."
Page 233

Married ‎17 Sep 1873 Milton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England 21) 22) 9) (15 years married)
to:

woman Rachel Saunders Yealland‏‎ 23) 1) 2)
Born ‎17 Apr 1852 Southsea, Hampshire, England‎ 24) 25) 23) 26) 27) 28) 29) 1) 9)
Baptised ‎28 Apr 1864 St Peters, Plymouth, Devon, England 29)
Died ‎21 Aug 1921 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England‎, 69 years 28)
Occupations: ‎1861 24 Broad Street, Portsea, Hampshire, England; Scholar 25), ‎1871 12 Woodcut Villas, Chelsea Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England; Domestic duties at home 24), ‎1881 30 Forbury Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England; Domestic 1), ‎1891 4 Cottage Grove, Portsea, Hampshire, England; Lodgings Housekeeper 23), ‎2 Apr 1911 3 Seafield Terrace, Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; House Duties 27)
Residences: ‎1861 24 Broad Street, Portsea, Hampshire, England 25), ‎1871 12 Woodcut Villas, Chelsea Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England 24), ‎1881 30 Forbury Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England 1), ‎1891 4 Cottage Grove, Portsea, Hampshire, England 23), ‎2 Apr 1911 3 Seafield Terrace, Copnor, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England 27), ‎28 Apr 1864 5 Rutger Place, Plymouth, Devon, England 29)


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Yealland, Rachel Saunders


Notes: Rachel's first marriage was witnessed by Elizabeth Clara Yealland, her sister, and Richard Yealland, her father.

Rachel remarried on the 31st March 1896 after George Barnden's death, to widower George Harris, a blacksmith in Portsmouth dockyard.

Extensive searching has found neither Rachel Harris nor George Harris on the 1901 census.

Children:

1.
woman Rachel Catherine Barnden‏‎
Born ‎± 1874 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died ‎± 1894 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Died of rheumatic fever and hyper pyrexia‎, approximately 20 years
2.
man William George Barnden‏‎
Born ‎21 Jul 1876 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died ‎23 Jan 1914 Shotley, Suffolk, England‎, 37 years
3.
woman Frances Elizabeth Barnden‏ 30) 31)
Born ‎between Apr and Jun 1878 Portsea, Hampshire, England‎ 23) 32) 33) 34) 30) 1) 2)
Baptised ‎2 Jun 1878 Portsea, Hampshire, England 2)
Died ‎8 Feb 1933 28 Marloes Road, Kensington, Middlesex, England‎ 35) 34)
Residences: ‎1881 Magdala House, 30 Forbury Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England 1), ‎1891 4 Cottage Grove, Portsea, Hampshire, England 23), ‎1901 150 Bennerley Road, Battersea, Surrey, England 32), ‎2 Apr 1911 2 Ethelbert Crescent, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, England 30), ‎1933 10 Wordsworth Drive, North Cheam, Surrey, England 35), ‎between 1932 and 1933 44/45 Stanhope Gardens, South Kensington, Middlesex, England 35) 36), ‎1929 73 Harley Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, England 37), ‎Jul 1925 3 Atherton Mansions, Sydenham Rd, Croydon, Surrey, England 38), ‎between 1903 and 1904 Eton Villa, 26 Frant Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England 31) 39)

Will signed: ‎28 Mar 1933 London, England 35)


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Barnden, Frances

4.
man George Barnden‏‎
Born ‎± 1880 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died ‎1 Jan 1950 Southampton, Hampshire, England‎, approximately 70 years
5.
man Henry Barnden‏‎
Born ‎± 1882 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died ‎1950 Croydon, Surrey, England‎, approximately 68 years
6.
man John Barnden‏‎
Born ‎± 1886 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England‎
7.
man Augustus Barnden‏‎
Born ‎± 1887 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died ‎Nov 1956‎, approximately 69 years

Sources

1) Source: 1881 England Census Record for George Barnden. Reference: Database online. Class: RG11; Piece: 1156; Folio: 86; Page: 49; GSU roll: 1341283. (Data from direct source)
2) Source: Hampshire, Portsmouth Baptisms Frances Elizabeth baptised 2 June 1878, to George and Rachel Saunders Barnden, residents of Southsea. George identified as insurance superintendent. Reference: Portsea baptisms (Data from direct source)
3) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for George Barnden. External Link (Questionable reliability of evidence)
4) Source: 1871 England Census Record for Frances Barnden. Reference: Database online. Class: RG10; Piece: 1140; Folio: 41; Page: 16; GSU roll: 827784. (Data from secondary evidence)
5) Source: 1861 England Census Record for Francis Barndea. Reference: Database online. Class: RG9; Piece: 642; Folio: 35; Page: 22; GSU roll: 542676. (Data from secondary evidence)
6) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 Record for George Barnden. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
7) Source: UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1963 Record for George Barnden. Reference: Staff Registers (Data from secondary evidence)
8) Source: England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921 Record for George Barnden. External Link. Reference: Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers; Description: Register of Contributions: Country and Foreign Lodges, 1711-1836 (Data from secondary evidence)
9) Source: Hampshire, Portsmouth Baptisms George Barnden marriage to Rachel Saunders Yealland. Reference: Milton marriages (Data from secondary evidence)
10) Source: Portsmouth Evening News In loving memory of George Barnden, aged 37, who died 17th July, 1889, at New Orleans, U.S.A., late of Forbury-road.. Reference: Monday 18 July 1892, page 2. (Data from direct source)
11) Source: Portsmouth Evening News In loving memory of George Barnden, who died suddenly, of heart disease, at New Orleans, U.S.A., July 17th, 1889, aged 37. Gone but not forgotten.. Reference: Thursday 17 July 1890, page 2. (Data from direct source)
12) Source: UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1963 Record for George Barnden. Reference: London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Register of Appointments (Data from direct source)
13) Source: British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969 Record for George Barnden (Data from direct source)
14) Source: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "Now that it was summer he was able to get away from his clinic and make the most of the seasonal good weather. Hoping to expand his social contacts, he joined the local lawn bowling club where his friend, George Barnden, Superintendent of the Portsmouth branch of the Gresham Assurance Company was a member.". Reference: Pages 103-104. (Data from secondary evidence)
15) Source: Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters "One reason for renewed optimism was the Gresham Life Assurance Society. He had succeeded in being taken on as a medical examiner for its Portsmouth business, by its local agent George Barnden, which meant additional badly needed income. For some time, when things looked dark, a 'Gresham guinea' now and then saw him and Innes through.". Reference: Page 188. (Data from secondary evidence)
16) Source: Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters "At the University of Lausanne is a scrapbook of Conan Doyle's containing a newpaper [sic] advertisement for the Gresham Life Assurance Society (head offices in Poultry Street, in the City of London), and its Portsmouth agent, George Barnden. Its presence there, and these letters make the case for the poem appearing in that ad being Conan Doyle's anonymous effort as a copywriter."That poem being "The Lay of the Grasshopper".. Reference: Page 200, (Data from secondary evidence)
17) Source: Portsmouth Evening News "Particularly he desired to thank their Captain, Mr George Barnden for his energetic, zealous, and ever available services.". Reference: Saturday 20 November 1886; page 2. (Data from direct source)
18) Source: U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 Record for George Barnden. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
19) Source: U.K., City and County Directories, 1600s-1900s Record for George Barnden.. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
20) Source: Portsmouth Evening News "Subsequently a handsome Past Master's jewel was presented to the Installing Master in recognition of the satisfactory manner in which he had discharged his duties in the chair during his year of office, and a secretary's jewel bearing a suitable inscription was also presented to Mr. George Barnden as a slight token of the appreciation of the brethren of his invaluable services to the lodge during his three years' tenure of the office of Secretary.". Reference: Saturday 20 November 1886; page 2. (Data from direct source)
21) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 Record for George Barnden. Reference: Database online.
22) Source: Hampshire Telegraph Barnden-Zealland-On the 17th inst., at the Parish Church, Milton, Portsmouth, George, youngest son of the late Mr. Henry Barnden, of St. Leonard's to Rachel Saunders, eldest surviving daughter of Mr. Richard Zealland, R.N., of Southsea.. Reference: Saturday 27 September 1873, page 7.
23) Source: 1891 England Census Record for Rachel Branden. Reference: Database online. Class: RG12; Piece: 872; Folio 109; Page 30; GSU roll: 6095982. (Data from direct source)
24) Source: 1871 England Census Record for Richard Yealland. Reference: Database online. Class: RG10; Piece: 1147; Folio: 16; Page: 26; GSU roll: 827789. (Data from secondary evidence)
25) Source: 1861 England Census Record for Richard Yealland. Reference: Database online. Class: RG9; Piece: 642; Folio: 87; Page: 31; GSU roll: 542676. (Data from secondary evidence)
26) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for Rachel Saunders Yealland. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
27) Source: 1911 England Census Record for Rachel S Harris. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
28) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 Record for Rachael S Harris. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
29) Source: Plymouth and West Devon Parish Registers Record for Rachel Saunders Yealland. Reference: Saint Peter, Plymouth; 1864 (Data from direct source)
30) Source: 1911 England Census Record for Eric Bertram Overbury. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
31) Source: Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912 Record for Eric Bertram Overbury. Reference: 7406/1/7 (Data from direct source)
32) Source: 1901 England Census Record for Frances Overbary. Reference: Database online. Class: RG13; Piece: 459; Folio: 88; Page: 15. (Data from secondary evidence)
33) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for Frances Elizabeth Barnden. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
34) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 Record for Frances E Overbury. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
35) Source: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 Record for Frances Elizabeth Overbury. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
36) Source: London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 Record for Frances Overbury. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
37) Source: London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 Record for Frances Elizabeth Overbury. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
38) Source: UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 Record for William Howard Overbury. "Will sent to Widow Mrs F E Overbury 3, Atherton Mansions, Sydenham Rd, North Croydon". External Link. Reference: National Army Museum; Chelsea, London, England; Soldiers' Effects Records, 1901-60; NAM Accession Number: 1991-02-333; Record Number Ranges: 994001-995500; Reference: 614 (Data from direct source)
39) Source: London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943 Record for William Howard Overbury. External Link. Reference: London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; London City Directories - Croydon Commercial and General Directory, 1903 (Data from secondary evidence)