The Carlisle Journal was a long-running local newspaper. The Carlisle Record Office held issues from 1802-1967, although the newer Carlisle Archive Centre (see here) explicitly states it doesn't hold this publication.

Denis Perriam has painstakingly indexed the journal (by hand, on index cards), with invaluable notes on its contents. Only limited extracts of the journal are available online (here), but Denis's notes relating to the Bartons of the area are reproduced below. In time, hopefully, the notes can be supplemented with full transcripts.


18 July 1801, p3


Death of Joseph Barton, died lately in London, second son of late Bernard Barton of Carlisle (1728-1773). Formerly of this city.

6 June 1818


"William Barton died at Ivegill aged 80 on Wednesday last much respected."

14 October 1826, p2


Thomas Twedale & Co. coach & harness maker. Twedale 'has entered upon business lately carried on by Mr Fairbairn'. Experience of Thomas Twedale was had in very first est in London. English St. Carlisle.

22 March 1834, p1


Advert for Tweeddale & Barton: 'since commencement week or two before coach for sheriff used to bring judge' [?!]

1 November 1834, p3


"Birth on Sunday last Mrs William Barton, Crescent, a son." [William Barton (1834-1856)]

20 July 1839, p2


For sale valuable buildings in Blackfriars St now occupied by Messrs Tweeddale & Co. coach builders and used by them for carrying on their extensive business of Coach Building. Stabling for 40 horses. And other building now occupied by Mr Barton coach proprietor. Apply: trustees of James Fairbairn.

27 February 1847, p1


'To continued deceased partner, William Barton during last 20 years. Will continue as Tweeddale & Barton'. [?!]

14 November 1856, p8


Death of William Barton (1834-1856) - see below

15 November 1856, p7


Obituary of William Barton (1834-1856), C Patriot, died in Crescent on 7th aged 22. William youngest son of William Barton (1785-1846), coach proprietor.

8 May 1857, p4


Advert for Barton & Son: 'disclaim Alexander Johnstone their late foreman ceased to fill that situation, replaced by someone from Messrs Lowrie & Marner, Oxford St. London. 32 years in business. New carriages. 12 month guarantee. Crescent coach factory'.

5 December 1890, p5


Details of will of Mrs Barton, the Crescent. Robert B sole executor. d at Barracks Town 19 Aug 1890 gross £8,218 - bequeathes her house in the Crescent & warehouse adjoining occup. by Messrs Thurnam to her daughter Elizabeth Barton (1822-1909) & £1,500 to her - 3 months. Also estate at Middlemoor House, Wigton. To her son Edward Barton (1828-1913) her property - Theatre on New Bank Lane, English St and Blackfriars St. Property in English St and Three Crowns Lane and Barrwickstown to her son Robert Barton (1828-1917), Leaves to son Thomas Barton (1833-1893) the premises wherein the business of Barton & Sons is now carried on.

14 April 1893, p5


Details of will of Thomas Barton (1833-1893), coachbuilder. £4,447. Will executors his brother Robert Barton (1828-1917), J Hewetson Brown & Samuel Boustead sole guardians of his children Harry & Bowman Barton. Mentions Albert Edward Barton (1861-1932), son of his brother Edward Barton (1828-1913) of Carnforth.

5 April 1895, p2


Advert for "Boag's (late Barton & Sons) Crescent Carriage Co. of Carlisle & Windermere. New & second-hand carriages. A Boag Managing Director.

2 March 1897, p3


Re: Boag's Crescent Carriage Co. ... 'local law cases Chancery Division, petition to reduce capital £15000 to £12000, consequence of permanent losses - Co incorporated 1892 to carry on as coach builders at Carlisle, Windermere and Newcastle. The assets of the business at Windermere and Newcastle had been realised and the businesses in the towns closed. The evidence showed £2,664 had been lost. Petition sanctioned.'

16 March 1897, p2


Alfred Boag gave talk 'A History of Carriages' at Viaduct Hotel.

3 April 1900, p3


Obituary of Miss Ann Tweeddale, death aged 93. Of 58a South Street. Buried in cemetery. Father: of well-known coach-building firm Barton & Tweeddale "now Boag's Crescent Carriage Company". Trained in music in London and returned to Carlisle as music teacher.

9 July 1901, p2


Gazetting (promotion) of H [Henry/Harry] Barton, nephew of Robert Barton (1828-1917) [and son of Thomas Barton (1833-1893)]. 2nd Lieut. in 3rd Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment (2nd West York Militia).

4 July 1902, p1, p8


p1: 'Mr Alfred Boag who is going to South Africa to sell all stock and coaches.
p8: Warwick Road to let the coach works carried on by Mr Barton and more recently by Mr Boag for a term of years.

21 October 1902, p4


Robert Barton (1828-1917) injured in serious accident at Barrockstown, Westlinton, inspecting new grinding mill being fixed at farm - went to see a horse in the gin case [?], hit by one of arms and thrown against wall and hit a second time. Daily improving.

26 December 1902, p1


Barton's carriage works, Warwick Road, CR under W. L. Tiffen, who had moved whole of business there - saleroom from Albert Hall - where in future he will conduct all his business.

21 October 1913, p4


Obituary of Edward Barton (1828-1913): MD of the Carnforth Ironworks, died at Warton Grange near Carnforth. 82 years. Brother of Robert Barton (1828-1917) of Crescent. Formerly manager of blast furnaces of Middlesborough. One son Albert Edward Barton (1861-1932), present manager. 4 daughters.

23 June 1914, p4


Out & About column by Henry Penfold: 'GPO - Barton's Yard has been so, so long as the memory of man now living. Yet it was not till 1840 in the month of August that Tweddale and Barton removed their coachbuilding est from Blackfriars St to the Crescent... as long ago as 1836 suggested the best site for a new market, Tollers' Field'.

15 December 1916, p6


Notice about ill health of Robert Barton (1828-1917)

2 March 1917, p4


Obituary for Robert Barton (1828-1917): (see also *Penfold, possibly the source) 'born Wigton 1828 10 Dec, son of William whose father lived at Oulton Hall. When Robert only a few months old his father came to Carlisle and started a coach building business in Blackfriars St. For some time lived in house in Crescent now occupied by Dr Kekwick. On failure of Forster's Bank in 1836, Mr Gate the builder and owner of the Crescent was obliged to sell his house adjoining what has since been known as Barton's Yard. Mr Barton took up residence there in 1837. Destined to be home of Robert for nearly 80 years. Went to Croft House. Entered employment of Wilson & Gilkes, celebrated engineers & helped to survey roads in Alston area. He was also engaged with Thomas Bouch[?] in construction SDTR. Almost joined Cowen & Sheldon 1846 but his father died and he carried on family firm subsequently associated with John Croall - housing contracts with mail coaches. With brother Thomas carried on coach business till 1891.'

20 April 1917, p5


Bequests of Robert Barton (1828-1917) with list of relatives e.g. nephew Bertie in France.

8 June 1918, p2


Out & About column by Henry Penfold, mentioning Robert Barton (1828-1917): "I personally knew well..."

4 March 1919, p2


Death of Lance-Corporal Bertie Bowman Barton, MA BA KRRC, the Crescent. Killed in action 30 Nov. Will: £19,698.

17 April 1923, p4


Out & About column by Henry Penfold: about the Schooner 'Bernard Barton' (see this and this), named after Bernard Barton the Quaker poet (1784-1849).

27 April 1923, p5


Column by A. R. Davies, also about the Schooner above.