William Edwin BARNETT

Date of Birth: 
13 Apr 1846
Date of Death: 
15 Sep 1919

William was born at Dixton, Monmouthshire, Wales.

He emigrated to NZ with his parents & siblings.

He married Eliza Williams (born at Whitechurch, England in 1848) in 1874.

They had six sons & one daughter. One son died in infancy.

There was quite a bit of tragedy in this family.

One son, Herbert, was killed at Flanders in WW1. His wife had died in 1913 and so when he was killed he left 7 children orphaned from the ages of 5 to 13.

Another son drowned in Wellington Harbour at the age of 29. His widow remarried to a WW1 veteran, Peter Clos. There was a muder/suicide in this family in 1928.

William started out as a carpenter in Christchurch around 1880. He moved to Pahiatua & Ballance as a settler around 1890. He then moved to Levin around 1908 as a carpenter, again. A brother, Jospeh, (see own profile) was also living in Levin.


Relatives mentioned in profile: 
William Edwin Barnett, Edwin Barnett, Charlotte Hall, Eliza Williams, Henery Williams, Sarah Williams, Sutton Harold Barnett, Lucy Motley, Herbert Ernest Barnett, Ada Barnett, Edwin Arthur Barnett, Hubert Stanley Barnett, Charlotte Emily Barnett, Robert Reginald Wheeler, Frank Loftus Barnett, Mabel Clarice Whinray, Grace Louise Jackson, Joseph Henry Barnett, Beatrice Mable (Mabel) Jarrett, Peter William Clos.