The Friends of St. Peter's Berkhamsted

Friends of St Peter's, Great Berkhamsted

Charles Barnes (d. 1864) and Mary Ann Tyler (d. 1873)

Grave Number 150

Charles Barnes died 10th December 1864 aged 54 + Mary Ann Tyler, wife of Henry Tyler died 2nd December 1873 aged 44

Charles Barnes was born c.1810 in Harpenden. In 1855, he married Mary Ann Bligh at Tring, In 1861 they were living at Alma Place in Hemel Hempstead. Charles Barnes was described as an ostler.

Following Charles death in 1864, Mary Ann Barnes re-married a Henry Tyler, again in Tring. In the 1871Census, they were living in Berkhamsted.  Henry, described as a publican, probably took over the license from Charles of the one Bell on the south side of the high Street – opposite the Crown.

The repair of this fine monument and nicely carved headstone involved the removal of damaging tree roots. Part of the side panel was missing and this was replaced as part of the conservation programme in 2018..

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