Person:Barnard Sinfield (1)

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Barnard Charles Sinfield
  • HBarnard Charles Sinfield1833 - 1883
  • WEusebia Lewis1838 - 1862
m. 10 Feb 1859
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Name Barnard Charles Sinfield
Gender Male
Christening[1] 17 Jun 1833 Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, EnglandHigh Street
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, England
Marriage 10 Feb 1859 Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, Englandto Eusebia Lewis
Census[4] 7 Apr 1861 Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, EnglandBletchley Row
Census[5] 2 Apr 1871 Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, EnglandBull Lane
Census? 3 Apr 1881 Southwark St Olave, London, England50 Weston Street
Death[6] 1883 Buckinghamshire, England

Barnard Charles Sinfield was baptised on 17th June 1833 at Little Brickhill in Buckinghamshire, son of a labourer and Chelsea Pensioner called Thomas Sinfield and his wife Elizabeth. He appears to have been generally known by his middle name.

Charles appears in the 1841 and 1851 censuses living with his parents at Little Brickhill. By 1851 he was working as an agricultural labourer.

On 10th February 1859, aged 25, Charles married Eusebia Lewis, whose parents ran the King's Arms in Little Brickhill. By this time Charles was working as a railway porter, presumably based at nearby Bletchley railway station. Charles and Eusebia had two children together: William in 1859 and Eusebia (who appears to have been known as Annie) in 1862. The 1861 census finds the family living at Bletchley Row in Fenny Stratford.

Eusebia died in 1862, aged 24, either giving birth to her daughter or shortly afterwards; young Eusebia's birth was registered between July and September 1862, whereas her mother was buried on 28th September 1862.

By the time of the 1871 census Charles and his two children had returned to Little Brickhill, living with his widowed mother. Charles was also no longer working as a railway porter, but as a labourer.

Charles has not been found in the 1881 census.[8] However, it appears that his son William had recently deserted from the Bedfordshire Militia, being reported absent in local newspapers in March 1881, the month before the census.

Charles appears to have died in 1883, aged 50.

References
  1. Buckinghamshire Family History Society. Buckinghamshire Baptisms Database.

    ch. 17 Jun 1833, Little Brickhill: Bernard Charles / Thomas & Elizabeth / Sinfield / Labourer

  2. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 56; Book 10; Folio 4; Page 3, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: High Street, Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Thomas Sinfield, male, 55 [1781-6], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], born in county
    Elizabeth Sinfield, female, 45 [1791-6], Lacemaker, born in county
    Henry Sinfield, male, 15 [1821-6], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], born in county
    Samuel Sinfield, male, 15 [1821-6], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], born in county
    Charles Sinfield, male, 8 [1832/3], born in county

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1723; Folio 101; Page 27, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Thomas Sinfield, head, married, male, 71 [1779/80], Chelsea Pensioner, b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Elizabeth Sinfield, wife, married, female, 55 [1795/6], b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Charles Sinfield, son, unmarried, male, 18 [1832/3], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 872; Folio 118; Page 38, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: Bletchley Row, Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire
    Barnard C. Sinfield, head, married, male, 26 [1834/5], Railway Porter, b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Eusiben Sinfield, wife, married, female, 22 [1838/9], b. Crawley, Bedfordshire
    William Sinfield, son, unmarried, male, 1 [1859/60], b. Bletchley Row, Buckinghamshire
    William Neal, servant, unmarried, male, 36 [1824/5], Servant, b. Ramsgate, Kent

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1417; Folio 84; Page 13, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Bull Lane, Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Charles Sinfield, head, widower, male, 36 [1834/5], Labourer, b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    William Sinfield, son, unmarried, male, 11 [1859/60], Scholar, b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Annie Sinfield, daughter, female, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
    Elizabeth Sinfield, mother, widow, female, 75 [1795/6], Pauper, b. Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire

  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Charles SINFIELD, December Quarter 1883, Newport Pagnell Registration District, Volume 3a, page 383, aged 46 [1836/7]

  7.   Bicester Herald, in United Kingdom. The British Newspaper Archive
    Page 8, 4 Mar 1881.

    ABSENTEES FROM HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE... William Sinfield, labourer, Bletchely, from the Bedfordshire Militia.

  8. There was a Charles Sinfield from Woburn (an adjoining parish to Little Brickhill) in the Southwark St Olave district of London, but that was a different man - he can be found in Woburn in the 1851 census and in Southwark in the 1871 census.