Benjamin Barnett was the second child of William Barnett & Ann Matthews born May 26th, 1828 & christened May 28th, at Hambleden 1828, Bucks.
In 1841 Benjamin & his brothers & sisters were living at Saunderton Grange where his father was a farmer.
Benjamin was still living at home in 1851 at Grange Farm, Saunderton.
In 1861 Benjamin, now listed as a farmer, was still living at Saunderton with his parents & sister Susan.
By 1871 Benjamin was a farmer of 140 acres employing 3 men & 2 boys at Slough Farm, Saunderton.
In Oct-Dec 1879 Benjamin married Selina Harvey, the marriage being registered in Wycombe, Bucks. Selina was born in 1856 in Aylesbury, Bucks, the daughter of Emma & Henry Harvey, a jobbing labourer.
Benjamin & Selina were living at Walters Ash, Hughenden, Bucks in 1881. Benjamin was still listed as a farmer, but of just 17 acres. They had a 3 month old son, Herbert.
At the time of the 1891 census Benjamin, a farmer, was listed at Northern Woods, Wooburn, Bucks, but Selina was not with him. There were 4 more children with him – William (10), Arthur (8), Mary (5) & Owen (4). Selina was visiting her sister Ann, now married to Arthur G Veal, at the time of the census at 19 Ardenham St, Aylesbury.
Benjamin died on March 25th, 1892 at Wooburn, Bucks.
The children of Benjamin Barnett & Selina Harvey were:
b.188.8.131.52 William Herbert Stanley Barnett born January 1881 at Hughenden; died September 23rd, 1902 at Wooburn, Bucks
b.184.108.40.206 Arthur Henry Barnett born Jan-March 1883 at Hughenden; died April 29th, 1893 at Wooburn, Bucks
b.220.127.116.11 Frances Mary Eva Barnett born March 31st, 1885 at Hughenden; died December 1969 at Wycombe, Bucks
b.18.104.22.168 Frederick Owen Barnett born August 5th, 1887 at Hughenden & christened October 27th, 1888 at Lacey Green, Bucks; died Oct-December 1900 at Wooburn, Bucks
Selina married again in 1895 at Wycombe. Her second husband was Edward Henry Ecclestone, a painter & decorator.
In 1901 Selina & Edward were living at Spring Gardens, Wooburn with Selina’s son William Herbert Barnett (20), also a painter & decorator, & daughter Frances Mary Eva Barnett (16). They also had a nurse child, 9 year old Hilda Hull.
Edward died in April-June 1902 at Wycombe.
By 1911 widowed Selina was living with her daughter Frances Mary Eva & her husband John Archibald Dulley, a jobmaster & coal merchant, & their 3 month old daughter Kathleen May. They were at Park View, Wooburn.
The 1939 register shows Selina with her daughter Frances, her husband John A Dulley & family. They were living next to the Post Office in Wooburn. Selina was noted as incapacitated.
Selina lived to the age of 87 & died in April-June 1943 at Wycombe.