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Paperhanger and Decorator High St Barton
for any information on my ancestor in the late 1800's.
Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
My grandmother was
Violet Grassby nee Jack born 1905 and she and her husband John Grassby
ran a bicycle shop in Barton where Cooplands the Baker now stands.
Her mother was Daisy Sampson who lived with her husband James at 15
King Street Barton from c 1906.
I would be grateful
if anyone has any information regarding my family.
I am an amateur military historian with an interest in the services of officers
in the Royal Artillery.
I am currently researching Major George Canty, who served in the Royal Artillery
in the First World War, and until 1936 as an officer in the Territorial Army
(Northumbrian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery).
My research suggests that Major Canty was born in Barton-upon-Humber in 1886,
and died there on 30 April 1963 (being buried in St Mary’s churchyard).
It appears he worked in the town as an estate agent; served in the Special
Constabulary during the Second World War; and was, in 1955, Vice-Chairman of
the Lindsey County Council (which, if I understand it, included Barton-upon-Humber
until its abolition in 1974).
I am very interested in any information you may have, or suggestions for further
research, on Major Canty. I am interested in any details of his life and service,
including local government service, and I am especially interested in obtaining
a photo of him. I would be happy to pay for copies of photos etc, or an obituary,
that may be available locally (apologies if I am assuming too much of your
Any assistance or advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Sports and Peter Gray
Has any of your contributors any stories about the waterside sports or carnival
sports that where held as my father tells me he was always the one to beat
in these races especially in the marathon race and I would dearly like
to validate his stories. His name was Peter Gray he went on to manage the
highly successful Barton united and played at a decent level with barton
here's hoping someone may know him
maternal grandfather, Cyril Lewis Jackson, was born in Barton in 1898,
the son of Lewis Jackson and his wife Alice (nee Ducker). They lived
in Butts Road, where their house still stands (named Nisida; next door
I am keen to find out more about my family connection with Barton, a place
which my mother remembers with great fondness from her childhood and teen years.
Flying Horse Pub
was wondering if you no anyone who knows about "the flying horse
pub" which was in barton -my grandma was brought up there.
View, West Acridge
I have recently found out that my great aunt - Eveline Mary Taylor - was born
in Barton. On her birth certificate it gives the address "Humber View,
West Acridge, Barton on Humber". I have visited this street and unfortunately
all the houses now have numbers and no names. I was wondering if anyone has
any information which might help me to find the exact house.
Julie Fraser email
hoping someone may be able to help me with information concerning a
certain Benjamin Hudson-I believe he was the youngest child of a church
minister of the same name.Born about 1810s,he moved to London c1840s-50s-then
to India,where he made his living painting Indian dignitaries and Colonial
I'm particularly interested in any aspect of his life in Barton-and any connection
with families called Tomlinson or Moss(or any info re them)-but any scrap of
information would be very gratefully recieved.
John Tunnah email
have recently found out that my Great-Grandfather was Arthur Grassam,
born in Barton in 1872. His father was Alfred and almost certainly
from the Lincs/Yorks area.
Arthur ended up as a Barnados boy. I was hoping that someone might
know where around Barton that might have been, and perhaps why this
might have happened.
eventually made his way to Plymouth, where he married and had a son,
before moving back to your area in about 1903. We know that he was
a coastguard, and think there might have been some family link with
your coastguard station or possibly just to shipping in the area.
could somebody please tell me what Providence House has been used for
in the past?
Cheryl Grassam email
Hayley Whiley ( now Bradley )
I am trying to find my sister Dawn but could be going by Hayley.
she marries several years ago and I believe moved to barton area as her husband
Jack Bradley works for geest. she has 2 daughters ( last I saw her ) Stephanie
If anyone can help please contact craig on email@example.com.
I was a pupil at
Barton Grammar School during the period 1936 – 1940
I travelled to school daily from Goxhill on a school bus driven by a Mr Eastwood.
My brother Donald also attended during the period 1942 – 1947.
The only teacher I can remember was a Miss Rabey, who also came from Goxhill.
Anyone out there attended during the above periods?
Is there or has there ever been an old pupils association.
Stan Smaller email
I've never been to
any other countries. Born in California, U.S.
I ride an old Hopper bicycle that I purchased at an auction.
My name is Richard Hopper, so when I saw a bike called Hopper my soul melted.
I would love to find some of the family members connected to Fred Hopper of
the elswick-hopper bicycle company.
Anyway I would love to come visit your beautiful town someday.
Green & Herbert Leslie Green
I am tracing my family tree my father Leslie Green died at 45 with
pre semial dementia in 1984 my grandfather Herbert Leslie Green was
born in barton and lots of family lived in brickyard lane he died at
48 with dementia now my sister is 43 and has late dementia so would
like anyone who could help me to contact me.
I am trying to find anybody who has
links to or can offer any information regarding the Richardson family
who all seem to be south bank based until recent times.
My father Edmund (Ted) Richardson was born at 119 Waterside Road ,Barton (b
1934) to Richard (dick)
(b 1907) and Eileen (Elizabeth Gertrude Eileen Smith). Dick was a sloop captain
working on amongst others Fred, Rising Hope, Annie H, and later Victory, Maranne
and Juneville working initially for Barracloughs. My fathers brother also Richard
(dick) (b 1932) was captain of the Lucy B. My father (ted) worked alongside
both at times on the Humber and his grandfather was also called Edmund (b 1875)
who I believe was on the sloop ,Verdun and others. All of the family seem to
have worked on the river, as brickyard workers or farm labourers in and around
Barrow, South Ferriby, Barton but despite reading any literature on the area
or shipping they do not seem to be mentioned.
Any information or location where any could be found on any of the above would
be appreciated.other family members include Walter,Annie and Carrie.
Please e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
PETTIT born 1833 Bythorn (Cambridge?)
died 1880, Barton
I am researching the PETTIT family in the Barton area and have hit a problem.
I hope someone will be able to assist.
James PETTIT married Jane BALDERSON in 1863. James listed his place of birth
as Bythorn, Norfolk on his 1871 census return. However the only Bythorn I can
find in England is a few miles north of Bedford, and I cannot trace the PETTIT
line any further back.
James died in 1880 ( it seems) and his wife Jane remarried John BROCKLESBY
James and Jane's third child Frederick PETTIT, was born 1870 in Thornton. He
married Mary Ann RICHARDSON. Frederick sadly committed suicide in 1922 and
I would also like any more information about the circumstances if possible.
Any information gratefully received.
Stephen Foster (email link)
have traced my family to Barton on Humber to a Robert Ashton born 1760
He married Elizabeth Chafer. Going back through marriage on the wife's
side I have got to Edward Sawyer born 1670 Presumably from the same
anyone got any information about these families? Other names I have
found are ,Elizabeth Scarborough and Mary Leaming.
anyone help me build up a family tree?
A Ashton (Ted) 0191 488 0920 e-mail email@example.com
Thanking you in anticipation Ted Ashton
I am researching the Whiston family, who lived in Barton in the late
19th and early 20th century. I am interested in hearing anything at
all, but I am particularly interested in finding out more about Robert
Herbert/Henry Whiston b. 1872 who drowned in the River Humber in 1917.
He worked on a barge.
Ann Wilson email
Pasture Road Barton 1939 - 1949
love to see the above picture as it is where I was born in 1939
Would like to show my Grandchildren, as the houses were pulled down many years
I now live in Butts road in a house which was also (born)in 1939
Don King email
am in the process of purchasing a property in Beck Hill and have been
trying to find any old photos of the original cottages there.
Having tried your library they gave me a contact tel number for the Civic Centre
but unfortunately as my number is ex directory it would not accept my call.
Could you please let me know of anyone else who may have the info I require
or advise me of a way to contact the Civic Centre.
Linda Holmes email
would dearly love to find any surviving member of the Field family
of Barton on Humber.
My grandfather Ernest Field was born in Victoria Terrace, Barton on Humber
in November 1894. He later married May Bellamy in London. However, Ernest was
the 2nd youngest son of John and Emily Elizabeth Field (Paddison). She died
in 1916 and is I believe, buried in Barton Cemetery.
John and Emily had 12 children in all. John was a Roper/Journeyman in Barton
and was born in Killingholme, Immingham. Emily his wife was born in Wrawby.
Grandaughter to Joseph and Ann Paddison. John in turn was the son of James
Field and Sarah Ann Field (Holdon). James was a Coastguard. The last known
address for John Field was at 158 Marsh Lane, Barton on Humber, this was where
Emily passed away on 2nd July, 1916.
One of John's brothers - the oldest - James jr also lived in barton on Humber
at Waterside road next door to his parents James snr and Sarah Field.
Surely there are still surviving member of the family of John and Emily Field
in this area. If so could they please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Of note, I am in contact with 3 of John's siblings. I would love to be able
to contact my first cousins though.