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Gamekeepers Licence
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 20:31 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find information relating to William Barrett who was born about 1825 in Hungerford, Berkshire and was a gamekeeper. His last known address was as gamekeeper at Bere House, Bere Court, Pangbourne. Would have been issued a licence at the Quarter Sessions? Any help gratefully received.
Barrett - West Berkshire
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Re: Gamekeepers Licence
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 May 21 09:38 BST (UK) »
There are lots of newspaper mentions of William Barrett, gamekeeper to the Earl of Abingdon.

But I also note that there were several William Barretts who were gamekeepers in Berkshire at the time.

In Abingdon there was one born born circa 1810/11 at Whytham, and his son of the same name  born 1834/5 also at Whytham. These were presumably the ones working for the Earl of Abingdon.

Then there was your man at Bere Court. Can't see any mention of him in newspapers.
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Re: Gamekeepers Licence
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 May 21 10:25 BST (UK) »
Would have been issued a licence at the Quarter Sessions? Any help gratefully received.

Yes, almost certainly. The records are held at the Berkshire Record Office in Reading.

This is the catalogue entry, with a note of the sort of data they contain (which may not help you much, other than providing dates).
http://ww2.berkshirenclosure.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=Q%2fR%2fS%2fG%2f6

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Re: Gamekeepers Licence
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 May 21 14:31 BST (UK) »
? not sure what records you have....

On the 1861 census, for Pangbourne, Berkshire  - District 9 (page 28 of 32)

is

William BARRETT - aged 38 (c1823) - Game Keeper (Bere Court) - born Kintbury, Berkshire
Elizabeth 40 -
Ann - 8 born Hungerford
Martha - 7  born Hungerford
William - 4  - born Pangbourne
Henry Lewendon - Lodger - unmarried - 17  Under Game Keeper - born Hermatage - Berkshire

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This is the 1851 census, Ancestry has surname BANET

Erdington, Hungerford

BANET (BARRETT)

William - 20 - Ag labourer, born Berkshire Kintbury
Elizabeth - 32 - born Berks Welford
Ann - 1 month, born Hungerford  **

***  GRO Index; BARRETT, Ann, J Qtr 1851 HUNGERFORD,  Volume 06 - Page 212
Mother's Maiden name: APPLETON

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William BARRETT/Elizabeth APPLETON - Dec Qtr 1850 - Hungerford District.
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On the 1841 - census, Berkshire
Kintbury

Isaac TUCKER - 15
William BARRETT - 15
Charles HEAD - 14

?  Census is difficult to read - but think there is

BARRETT

Thomas -55
John
Charles - 10
henry
Sarah - 50
Sarah - 12

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Searching National Archives

1420 - 1894

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17 July 1894

The Bere Court Estate, Pangbourne, Berkshire (appears to belong to the BREEDON family)

Estate Sales Particulars..... 

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My x Grandfather was a Gamekeeper in Gloucestershire -   and his records were found on the Index to the Series of Gamekeeper's Deputations in the Quarter Sessions Order Books - and he appeared to move around various estates.  In 1818, in September he was working for Lady Barbara Ashley Cooper in Hatherop, Eastleach, Martin and Eastleach Turville and in October that year he was working for the Hicks Beach family in Coln St Aldwyn and Quentington.  So they could travel around in a short time frame.

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Re: Gamekeepers Licence
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 May 21 14:59 BST (UK) »
Looking at the children's birth regs mm name is Appleton
Marriage 30 Nov 1850 at St Mary, Kintbury by Banns
William Barrett labourer bac s/o Thomas Barrett  married Elizabeth Appleton (X) sp d/o George Appleton - shepherd botp
Wit: James Shore; Ann Appleton (X)
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Gamekeepers Licence
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 02 May 21 15:10 BST (UK) »
It would be good if people mentioned they were modifying /updating an earlier post. Otherwise mine which appears later, but was posted before the earlier one was modified becomes totally irrelevant
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Gamekeepers Licence
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 11 May 21 19:56 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for all the help given. William Barrett died between 1862 and 1871. Have not found the death record yet. He was aged 36+. He was alive when his young daughter Martha died. He was born about 1825 in Hungerford. His wifes name was Appleton and she was found in the 1871 census in Welford as a widow.
Barrett - West Berkshire
Dyer - West Surrey
Palmer - Berkshire & London
Styles - Surrey