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James  and Emma Barnard

JAMES BARNARD, was born 28 May 1833 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and died 09 Jul 1913 in 81 Daniel Street, Wellington. He married EMMA CHARLOTTE RUTH MARTIN 31 Oct 1863 in House of Mr Weedon, Oamaru, Otago She was the daughter of WILLIAM MARTIN and PRUDENCE LIMLY and  was born 1840 in Marlybone, London and immigrated in 1861.

James Barnard was brother to William Hooper Barnard, two sons of John and Jane (nee Hooper) Barnard) - they both came to live in New Zealand 

James's father, John Barnard, was thought to have been a seaman and later a paymaster in the British Navy and was said to have been severely wounded, bed-ridden and died before 1848. James Hooper was apprenticed to a cooper in London to learn to make barrels which were used for the storage and transportation of salted foods, etc. It cost £600 to learn and relatives sent him to the furtherest port and he arrived at Dunedin at the time of the goldrush.

The 30 year-old James married shortly after he arrived in Otago, at the home of J W Weedon at Oamaru, on the 31st Oct 1863 to Emma Martin. His profession is stated to be that of candle maker, and he is supported by best man Charles Ross of Oamaru, a blacksmith and A Paterson a stablekeeper of Oamaru. The minister was Algenon Giffon.

James purchases a store and quickly joins community activities - in November 1864 assists in getting funds for the Clurch of England building fund and offers to take charge of any contributions to the auction department which may come in. Later, the same month, Bro Barnard entertains by singing "Mother, is the battle over" at the anniversary diiner of the Loyal Oamaru lodge held at the Star and Garter Hotel.

By 1867 he owns a freehold section 22 B25 in the town at Oamaru and votes on the electoral roll however, in November the following year, he decides to sell out by public auction and leave for Wellington. His residence  near the White Hart Hotel and his household funiture consisting of "Couches, Loo Tables, Chiffonnier Chimney-Glass, Chest Drawers, Pictures Whatnots, Chairs, Bedroom Furniture Kitchen utensils, and, other articles too numerous to mention." are sold in preparation for his family's move north. 

James lived at 81 Daniel St, Wellington and his occupation was as expressman carrier.(definition = the driver of a job wagon delivering goods to businesses in the city). He and his wife and family lived here until their death.  Jame/s work was not only during the day as seen when fined in 1879 for driving an express in Willis-street  without displaying a light in accordance with the city by-law. Excuse for neglect was made but the Bench inflicted a penalty of 6s and costs for his oversight,

1882 - Return of the Freeholders; Expressman, Wgtn; Value 450 Pound

1902 - Newtown electoral roll; living at 51 Daniel St; expressman, with wife Emma and daughters Edith and May Dora, spinsters

1913 - Evening Post,  9 July 1913

Mr. James Barnard, a resident of Wellington for the past 44 years, for 37 of which he had lived in 81 Daniel-street, died this morning. Deceased was born in Chertenham, Gloucestershire, 80 years ago last May and had been married nearly 50 years. He came of an old naval family, and always took an interest in marine matters. Before coming to New Zealand in 1860 he was in charge of a department in Price's candle factory. Landing in Auckland he went on to Otago, and settled in Wellington in 1869. For many years he was in the employ of Messrs. W. and G. Turnbull and Co., Edward Reeves and Co., and E. Pearce in this city. He had been an invalid for the past 16 years. He has left a widow and a family of one son (Mr. Wm. Barnard, Superintendent of the Palmerston North Fire Brigade), four daughters (Mesdames Geo. W. Barlthrop, Charles Gell, Frank Jenkins, and Miss Barnard), and thirteen grandchildren. By his death Loyal Britannia Lodge of Oddfellows loses one of its oldest members.

Burial: 11 Jul 1913, Karori Cemetery Plot Number: 154 U: Inscription - "In loving memory of James Barnard born 28 May 1833 died 9 June 1913 "At Rest" Aged 80 years.  His wife  Emma died 19 September 1924 aged 83 years; Burial Service Date: 21-09-1924 Area 1 Block A Row 26 Plot 23 Karori


i. Click Here  EMMA JANE BARNARD   b. 13 Apr 1864, Moeraki Oamaru; d. 24 Sep 1954, Wellington.

ii. LOUISA BARNARD, b. 05 Jun 1866, Moeraki, Oamaru; d. 1868, Oamaru.

iii. Click Here  WILLIAM HOOPER BARNARD  b. 01 Jan 1868, Oamaru; d. 18 May 1935, Palmerston Nth.

iv. ADELINE HARRIET BARNARD, b. 1871; died of whooping cough on 21 Feb 1873 Wellington.
Evening Post, 21 February 1873:
THE friends of Mr. James Barnard are respectfully requested to attend the Funeral of his daughter, Adeline Harriett, which will leave his residence, Tory Street, on Saturday, at half-past three o'clook. WM. WALLIS, Undertaker. Manners Steet

v. Click Here  ALICE MARY BARNARD  b. 20 Dec 1873, Wellington; d. 23 Apr 1957, Wellington.

vi. Click Here  EDITH ROSE BARNARD  b. 27 Dec 1874, Wellington; d. 12 Jun 1956, Wellington.

vii. ELLEN BARNARD b. 27 Nov 1876, Wellington; d. 20 Oct 1881, Wellington.
Evening Post, 21 October 1882
DEATH. Barnard: On the 21st October, at Daniel-street, Ellen, beloved daughter of James and Emma Barnard, aged 6 years
FUNERAL NOTICE. THE Friends of JAMES BARNARD are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late daughter, which will leave his residence, Daniel-street, Newtown, TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), at 2.30 p.m. A. BROWN, Undertaker.

viii. MAY DORA BARNARD born 31 Dec 1878, Wellington was the youngest daughter born to James and Emma Barnard. She did not marry and was a music teacher living with her parents at Daniel Street. She died aged 87 years on 30 Jun 1968 at Wellington, a much loved aunt of Charles, Edna, Alwyn and Stanley and great aunt of Maurice and Martin and loved foster mother of Edith, Bruce and Robyn Kibblewhite and loving nana of Mark, Grant, Howard, Julie and Carl

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