Christopher Bensley Barnes

9 July 1871–9 October 1954 (Age 83)
Ranworth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Christopher Bensley

When Christopher Bensley Barnes was born on 9 July 1871, in Ranworth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Barnes, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Bensley, was 41. He married Mary Jane Gardham on 25 December 1899, in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dilham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 38 years. He died on 9 October 1954, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Bensley Barnes
Mary Jane Gardham
Marriage: 25 December 1899
William Henry Barnes
Edith Alice Barnes
George Edward ( Jack) Barnes
Christopher Bensley Jr. Barnes

Spouse and Children

25 December 1899
Flamborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Barnes


    Mary Ann Bensley




    Rosetta Barnes


    Mary Ann Barnes


    Harry Robert Barnes


    George Frederick Barnes


    Alice Anna Barnes


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 9

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 33

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Christopher Bensley Barnes in household of William Bensley Saunders, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Christopher B Barnes in household of Robert Barnes, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Christopher Bensley Barnes, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"

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