Ernest Pemberton Barnes (123) was born on 12th February, 1885 in Havering-atte-Bower, Essex.


His youth followed the same pattern as above – Hastings, St Leonard’s and The Hall at Havering.


At age 16 he was a boarding student at Brighton College, Brighton Park, Sussex.


In 1881 he described himself as a Solicitor’s articled clerk.


A change took place and in 1891,1901 and 1911 when he described himself as a Bacon Dryer.


He did attend Trinity College, Cambridge where he was admitted on 24th September, 1874 as a pensioner[Andrew Du1] .



Name:     Ernest Pemberton. Barnes [post Pemberton-Barnes]


College:  TRINITY


Entered:  Michs. 1874


Born:       12 Feb 1855


Died:       20 Sep 1920


More Information:  

Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Sept. 24, 1874. S. of William, of The Hall, Havering, Essex. B. Feb. 12, 1855, at Romford. School, Brighton College (Mr Bigg). Matric. Michs. 1874; B.A. 1879; M.A. 1882. Died Sept. 20, 1920. Brother of Percy P. (1878). (Fox-Davies.)



Ernest died on 29th September, 1920 at Rossmore, Battle in Sussex.


Ernest never married and it is apparent that he suffered mental problems throughout his life spending his last years in secure accommodation in Rossmore.


National Probate Record



Andrew Dudley-Smith, 25/07/2013 16:13(Pensioner = a student who pays for his place rather than qualifying for it – often used by wealthy families as a way of establishing what we would call today “network connections.”)