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Charles Barnard (1804-1860)

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Barnard wire netting machine at the Bridewell Museum, Norwich
Detail of Barnard wire netting machine at the Bridewell Museum

Charles Barnard (1804-1860) of Barnard and Joy, Barnard and Bishop and later Barnard, Bishop and Barnards

1826 December. Advertisement. Charles Barnard, Ironmonger, Oil and Colourman, now occupying the premises of M. Wilkin, Upper walk, Market Place. Joiners and Cabinet Makers Tools.[1][2]

1826 December 26th. Married in Norwich to Mary Ann Joy daughter of Matthew Joy, Linen Draper - presumably Matthew Bowles Joy

c1836 Birth of sons Charles Barnard and Godfrey Barnard

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.[3]

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.[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 09 December 1826
  2. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 30 December 1826
  3. Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 21 July 1849
  4. 1851 Census