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James Barnes

bap. 1806 d. 1877

Gardener. Apprenticed to his father, Stephen Barnes, head gardener at Eashing House, Godalming, Surrey, 1814–18; to Mr Moore, King’s Road, London, 1818–22. Gardener to Mr Stone of Peckham; superintendent of the forcing department for a market gardener at Bermondsey; then superintendent in charge of forty acres of market garden at Greenwich. Head gardener, Cranford House, Essex, 1831–4; at Chiselhurst, Kent, 1834–9; at Bicton, near Budleigh Salterton, Devon, 1839–69. A skilled cultivator and manager.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.