Family of Ian & Cath Jeanneret

BARNETT, Frances Ann

Person Chart


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
BARNETT, William 17 AUG 1793 MATTHEWS, Ann 1796


Partner Date of Birth Children
JEANNERET, Henry, Doctor 31 DEC 1802

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 23 AUG 1826 Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England
Child Baptism 24 OCT 1826 Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England
Marriage 1874 Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England
Death 02 NOV 1901 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England


Frances Ann Barnett [b.2.8.1]

Frances Ann (Fanny) Barnett was the first child of William Barnett &Ann Matthews born August 23rd, 1826 & christened October 24th, 1826 atHambleden, Bucks.

In 1841 Fanny & her brothers & sisters were living at SaundertonGrange where her father was a farmer.

At the time of the 1851census Fanny was visiting Frances & JohnHamlyn, an Inspector of Taxes, at 3 Maids Causeway, Holy Trinity,Cambridge.

In 1861 Fanny was visiting her aunt & uncle, Hannah & Joseph Barnett[b.2.9] at Common Barn Farm, Horseshoe Common, Remenham, Berks.

By 1871 Fanny was living at 9 St Peter Terrace, Hammersmith, Chelsea,London & described as living on income from investment of money. Shehad 2 visitors at the time of the census – Ann (48) & Louisa (18)Saunders. She also employed a domestic servant.

On November 13th, 1874 Fanny married Henry Jeanneret M.D. (formerlySuperintendent of the Aborigines of Tasmania & Commandant of BassStraits) at The Abbey Church, St Mary’s, Great Malvern, Worcs. Anentry in the Protestant Dissenters’ birth registry on March 18th, 1803shows that Henry was born on December 31st, 1802 at #44 The Poultry inthe Parish of St Mary, Colechurch London, the son of Sarah JohnsonWarren & Lewis Francis James Jeanneret.

Henry had previously married Harriet Merrett on December 3rd, 1832 inSydney, with whom he had 7 children. Harriet died in June 1873.

Henry practiced medicine & dentistry in Australia from c1829 beforebeing appointed Superintendent of the Aborigines on Flinders Island in1842. Although his career there was turbulent he made significantcontributions to both medicine & natural history in Sydney & Tasmania.Henry & his family returned to England in 1851. In 1853 Henry wascited in the Insolvent Debtors’ Court. Henry, a surgeon, promised topay £50 a year if he was allowed to carry on his business in GreatTichfield St, London & retain his furniture. The Commissioner statedthat he must either pay the amount he owed or the furniture must begiven up by a stipulated date. It appears that Henry had along-standing grievance concerning his lack of recompense for land hewas allocated in Australia. He even wrote to Queen Victoria herselfabout this matter on a number of occasions. Perry’s Bankrupt Gazetteof May 4th 1861 indicates that Henry was still insolvent.

In 1881 Fanny & Henry were living at 2 Eldon Villas, Eldon Rd,Cheltenham, Gloucs. They had a 14 year old domestic servant. Henry’soccupations were listed as many & varied & included: ‘physiciansurgeon, apothecary, dentist, oculist, artist, author, geologist,chemist’.

Henry died on June 16th, 1886 at 2 Eldon Villas, Cheltenham.Administration of his estate was granted to widow Fanny & his effectswere £105.

Fanny could not be found in the 1891 census. Widowed Fanny was stillliving at 2 Eldon Villas in 1901. With her at the time of the censuswas her sister Susan Elizabeth Barnett [b.2.8.5], secretary of theTramp’s Mission. They had a general domestic servant.

Fanny died at 2 Eldon Villas on November 2nd, 1901. Probate wasgranted to sister Susan Elizabeth Barnett & her effects were £418.5s.