Charlotte Alington Barnard

BARNARD, Charlotte Alington (née Pye). b. Louth, Lincolnshire, 23 December 1830; d. Dover, Kent, 30 January 1869. She was the daughter of Henry Alington Pye, a local solicitor and speculator who became Warden of Louth and County Treasurer. Charlotte’s mother, Charlotte Yerburgh, died in 1848. As a child she had ambitions to write poetry, and by 1847, aged 16, she was well enough known and admired (and the daughter of a local dignitary), to be chosen to lay the foundation stone of Louth railway station. In 1854 she married Charles Cary Barnard, rector of Ruckland and Farforth-cum-Maidenwell, six miles south of Louth, although they continued to live in Louth for three years. In 1857 the...

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