William Herbert Pemberton Barnes (121) was born on the Mile End Road, Middlesex, London in 1852.



At the age of 8 he was a schoolboy living on Grand Parade, Hastings in Sussex.


The family had moved to Quarry Cottage – which had its own private swimming pool – on West Hill, St Leonard’s, Sussex by 1871.


He married in 1877 Sarah Anne Rolfe (526) who had been born in the USA in 1860.




She died 23rd December 1939 in Mungo Lodge, Little Thurlow, Suffolk.



“Mungo Lodge on the left is now divided into three dwellings and was once owned by a famous eccentric, Mrs Barnes, who ran a dance hall in the grounds.” See: http://www.thethurlows.org.uk/cms/walks/walksaroundthethurlows8


         National Probate Record




In 1881 they were living at Carisbrook Villa, Lea Bridge Road, Low Leyton, Leyton, Essex. By 1891 they had moved to Little Blake Hall in Wanstead, Essex and by 1911 they were living at 23 Alexandra Court, Maida Vale, West London.


William never disclosed a profession. In 1891 he was “living on his own means”, in 1901 he declared his occupation as “Master of Foxhounds” and in 1911 he was “superintending estates of his own and his mother’s.”


He owned and lived in a house called Oaklands, Porlock near Minehead, Somerset.


         Liverpool Echo 14th December 1880



         Essex Newsman 19th May 1883





         Essex Newsman 5th December 1891




         Essex Newsman 7th January 1893


         Chelmsford Chronicle 9th August 1895


William Herbert died on 1st February, 1916.





National Probate Record


Essex County Chronicle 11th February 1916



         Manchester Evening News 15th August 1916


                   Western Times 5th February, 1916


         North Devon Journal 10th February 1916


         Chelmsford Chronicle 13th September 1929


                   The Hunt At Matching Green, Essex