|The Barratt family come from Bulwick and Blatherwick in
Northamptonshire. They are recorded in this area for at least 800 years.
William Henry Barratt was christened Bulwick 25 April 1861, one of
eight children of Christopher Barratt (bap
1820 Bulwick) and Elizabeth (nee Freeman bap Weldon 1831)
Christopher was a farm labourer, he was buried Bulwick 22 Aug 1897.
Elizabeth buried Bulwick 22 Feb 1875
William left Northamptonshire and went to Bury St Edmunds, where he
joined the 32nd brigade
29th November 1880 (he was in Jersey with the regiment at the time of
the census in 1881),he transferred to the 12th Foot Suffolk 2nd
battalion 23 March 1881. Then to the 1st battalion, maybe because he
wished to travel to India. On the 7th Dec 1881 he sailed on the Malabar
for the East Indies. He was there for 5 years and 63 days, spending time
in Fyzabad, Roorkee, Rawal Pindi, Kuldana, and Camp Thobba, Promoted to
Corporal 27 Jan 1885. He returned to England on the Serapis 15 January
He remained in the army on his return, but became a reserve after his
marriage and was discharged 25 November 1896.
William Henry Barratt married Ada Lydia Jervis 13 June 1890 Cannock
register Office (Ada Lydia born 1865 Ranton, the ninth of ten children
to William Jervis and Elizabeth Myatt.)
They began married life in Moss Lane, Madeley Staffs. William Henry is
listed as a labourer in 1891
In 1901 he is a rural postman living Friars Road Stafford. He died 18
June 1929. Together they had three daughters.
Lindsay Jane Lloyd