The Bower & Collier Family History

Research by Colin Bower

Brecht One-Name Strudy

Julia (Barnett) Brecht

I have always been fascinated by one of the certficates I obtained:

Certificate Held

Full name: George Charles Barnett Brecht
Born at:17 Thomas Street, Limehouse (Date: 26 Decemeber 1909)
Father: Charles Brecht  (Occupation: House Painter)
Mother: Julia Brecht late Sheldrack (Maiden Name: Barnett)

Despite a number of attempts, I have bneen unable to trace:

A. Julia marrying in the name of Barnett or Sheldrack

B. Julia in the 1891 and 1901 Censuses

C. The death of Hannah (Hawkins) Brecht (In 1901 Charles Brecht was married to Hannah Hawkins; in 1911 Julia)

I did find that either Julia's father died or separated from her mother Eliza and the children were split up:

1. St Nicholas, Loughton, Essex

Julia Mary Barnet bp 28.12.1873
(Parents Frederick & Eliza Mary Barnet)

2. St Botolph without Bishopsgate

Frederick William John Barnett (Julia's brother) born 18.7.1875 bp 17.10.1875
(Parents Frederick Barnett, Porter of 28 Artillery Lane & Eliza Mary Barnett

3. 1881 Census

7 (?) Wilks's Cottages, Loughton

John Wilson Head (54) born Loughton, Essex
Eliza Wilson Wife (45) Charwoman born Finchingfield, Essex
Hannah Wilson (13) Scholar born Loughton, Essex
Emma Wilson (11) ditto
James Wilson (9) ditto
Amelia Wilson (3) ditto
Julia Mary Barnard (should be Barnett) (7) Grand Daur Scholar born Bishopsgate, Middlesex
Frederick Barnard (5) Grand Son ditto
Henry Barnard (3) ditto

4. St Mary the Virgin, Loughton, Essex

Albert Edwards (Age 41) Father William Edwards
married 26.6.1887
Eliza (Stock) Wilson (age 51) Father Robert Stock

5. 1891 Census

Smarts Lane, Loughton, Essex

Albert H. Edwards Head (44) Police Constable born Hertfordshire
Eliza Edwards Wife (54) Born Finchingfeid, Essex
James Wilson Stepson (19) Goods Poter G.E.R. Born Loughton, Essex
Catharine A. Wilson Step Daur (13) Errand (word Post added) ditto
Jessie Edwards Daur (7) Scholar ditto

6. 1891 Census

Myrtle Cottages, Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill

Charles Miller Head Married (38) Cordwainer born Newhaven, Sussex
Fredc W.J. Barnett Stepson (15) Stable Boy born Ciuty of London
Harry Barnett Stepson (13) House Boy born City of London
Winifred Miller (8) Daur born Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Sarah A. Miller (7) ditto
Bessie Miller (4) ditto

7. 1911 Census

17 Thomas Street, Limehouse

Charles Brecht Head (39) Painter born Burdett Road, London
Julia Brecht Wife (39) born Threadneedle Street, London
George Charles Barnett Brecht Son (1) born Burdett Road, London

This gave rise to a branch of the family calling themselves Barnett-Brecht.

Colin Bower
8 February 2022

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