Re: Barwis Ernest Henry 1870 England
Hi David. I am your cousin Barbara born 22nd January 1932 the eldest of 5 children born to Sidney, all living in the UK. I believe it must have been your uncle Harry that you visited in Catford as Sid (my father) never met or found any of his family. I found and met Harry in 1989 just before he died. He had lost contact with your mother and Ethel and believed the had both gone to America.He has 3 daughters. I met one of them called Mary when I visited him. He felt very bitter about being sent to Dr Banardos and felt it ruined his life. Many things that he had done in his life was so much like my father.I only wish they had had the chance to see each other before they both died.My father was upset to think that he was just given away and did not realise that he came from a large family until just before his death in 1990. It must have been very hard for our grandmother to be left with 5 children at a very early age. I have found out more about our grandfather Ernest Barwis. He also came from Cornwall. I have not got the information on me but will let you know more when I have it.