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Paperhanger and Decorator High St Barton
Searching for any information on my ancestor in the late 1800's.
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.
Major George Canty
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 archives).
Any assistance or advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Waterside Sports and Peter
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
at a decent level with barton town .
here's hoping someone may know him
My 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 to Prosida).
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.
The Flying Horse Pub
I 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
Julie Fraser email
I'm 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
I 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.
Unfortunately, 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.
Arthur 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.
Also, could somebody
please tell me what Providence House has been used for in the past?
Dawn Hayley Whiley ( now
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
Jack Bradley works for geest. she has 2 daughters ( last I saw her
) Stephanie and Jade.
If anyone can help please contact craig on email@example.com.
Barton Grammar School
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
My brother Donald also attended during the period 1942 – 1947.
The only teacher I can remember was a Miss Rabey, who also came from
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
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
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
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
Please e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
JAMES 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
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 area.
anyone got any information about these families? Other names I have
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
you in anticipation Ted Ashton
Robert Herbert/Henry Whiston
Hello, 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
16 Pasture Road Barton 1939 - 1949
Would 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
I now live in Butts road in a house which was also (born)in 1939
Don King email
I 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
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
I 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
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.