Memorable Manitobans: William James Barrett-Lennard (1857-1940)
Farmer, municipal official.
Born in northern France on 25 May 1857, son of Walter James Barrett-Lennard and Caroline Dormer, he came to Manitoba in 1880 with Charles Arkoll Boulton and homesteaded on land that became known as Lennard. He served as the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Boulton (1890-1892) and was the Returning Officer for the Russell constituency in the 1903 provincial general election.
He was married twice, on 6 October 1880 to Margaret Letitia Boswell (1860-1890) at Peterborough, Ontario, with whom he subsequently had six children: Georgina Lennard (1882-?), William Barrett-Lennard (1882-?), Walter Barrett-Lennard (1884-?), Mary Caroline Pearl Lennard (1886-?), Gladys Dacre Barrett-Lennard (1889-?), and Hardinge Barrett-Lennard (1890-?). Following the death of his first wife, he married Laura Sophia Johnson (?-?) on 18 October 1892 at Russell. They subsequently had four children: William Barrett-Lennard (1893-?), Charles Barrett-Lennard (1895-?), Mabel Sophia Lennard (1897-?), and Barrett Lennard (1899-?).
He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 28 January 1940.
Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry
1891 Canada census, Ancestry.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
We thank Deborah Haigh for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 October 2023