James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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The family of Louise & William Henry Barnes (cntd.)

Agnes Barnes William and Louise's next child, Agnes Anne Barnes (left) (aka 'Nan') [b Birkenhead 1922, 4th qt], married Peter Pilling at St. Annes Roman Catholic Church in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, on 6th October 1945 [Birkenhead 1945, 4th qt]; he had been been born on 10 April 1923 in Liverpool. Their only child, a daughter, was born in the winter of 1946-7 and, tragically, Agnes died on 1 October 1947, aged 24 [Wirral 1947, 4th qt] from tuberculosis. She was buried on 3 October in Bebington Cemetery, in a grave shared by her grandfather Timothy Owen Roberts (1862-1940) and by Alexander William Barnes (1921-1936), almost certainly her brother. For several years her daughter then lived with Louise and William until her father remarried. Peter lived to be 73 [d Liverpool, Feb 1997].

William and Louise's son, William Frederick Barnes (aka Bill), was born on 15 August 1924 [Birkenhead 1924, 3rd qt]. He married Jean E Norman [Wirral 1950, 3rd qt]. I believe she was born in 1926 [Middlesbrough 1926, 4th qt]. They had two sons and a daughter. Bill died aged 79 [Birkenhead Sep 2003] and Jean died in October 2012.

William and Louise had a son, Frank, who may have been the Francis Barnes, born on 21 Nov 1926 [Birkenhead 1927, 1st qt] who died aged 77 [Birkenhead, Feb 2004]. His widow and their two sons still live in the Wirral.

William and Louise's daughter, known as 'Dot', appears to have been registered at birth as Mary D. Barnes [b 1928, 4th qt]. As Dorothy M Barnes, she married Kenneth A Lancaster [Birkenhead 1949, 2nd qt] but then she too died tragically young of tuberculosis in 1951 [Liverpool N 1951, 4th qt], aged 22. On 15 October 1957 Ken (b 13.5.1926), of 66 Forwood Road, Bromsborough, Cheshire, carpenter, left Glasgow as a 'TST' passenger, aboard TSS Captain Cook bound for Wellington, New Zealand, where he settled, remarried and has since died.

The youngest of William and Louise's six children was Doreen Winifred Barnes, born on 22 March 1936 [Birkenhead 1936, 2nd qt], who married and had a son and two daughters; Doreen died, aged 65 [Birkenhead, May 2001].

There are living descendants of William and Louise.