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1826 December 26th. Married in Norwich to Mary Ann Joy daughter of Matthew Joy, Linen Draper - presumably Matthew Bowles Joy
1844 Built the first machine to make Wire Netting (Chain-Link fencing)
1849 Patent. Mention of a Mangle invented by Charles Barnard of Norwich that occupies one-fourth of the space.
1851 Living at Gildengate street, Norwich: Charles Barnard (age 47 born Brecon Ash, Norfolk), Iron Worker employing 71 hands. With his wife Mary Ann Barnard (age 40 born Norwich) and their seven children; Marian Ellen Barnard (age 20 born Norwich); Jane Ann Barnard (age 17 born Norwich); Charles Barnard (age 15 born Norwich); Ironmonger's Apprentice; Godfrey Barnard (age 15 born Norwich), Ironmonger's Apprentice; Clement Barnard (age 12 born Norwich); John Hilling Barnard (age 6 born Norwich); and Alfred Barnard (age 3 born Norwich). One visitor, Two servants.