Whether you are a descendant of the people on this site, or an unrelated but interested family researcher, it'd be nice to add you to this page. Do please contact me: Dave Barton, by email.


Obviously one shouldn't share too much personal information on the internet, but I believe the level of detail I've provided in my own mini-biography below is quite safe.




Dr. David B. H. Barton

external image dbhbarton.JPGThe creator of this website. Son of Nicholas J. Barton (below). David lives in Leicester, UK. He is a geneticist working at the University of Leicester. He doesn't have a lot of free time to work on this site these days.









Nicholas J. Barton

external image njbarton.jpgSon of Ronald Barton (1901-1986). Became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in ~1965. Was president of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 1988, editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery, British Volume (1987-1991), and chairman of the Royal Colleges of Surgery Specialist Advisory Committee on Orthopaedics (1994-1995). He is now retired and lives in Gloucestershire, UK. A keen historian, he is the author of 'The Lost Rivers of London (1962)', and is responsible for a great deal of the family history research that appears on this site.








Malcolm D. Barton

external image mdbarton.jpgA grandson of Rev. Jack Barton (1866-1941). Malcolm lives in Bath, UK. He was a history teacher and for 12 years the headmaster of a preparatory school, but is now retired.











Andrew G. Beamish
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Andrew is a grandson of Isabel Mary Young (1870-1929), and great-grandson of Isabel Maria Elliott (1842-1870). He also knew third cousin Nick Barton when they were both growing up in Hampstead Garden Suburb pre-war. Andrew became an actuary and emigrated to Canada, where he is retired, living in Waterloo, Ontario, and enjoys dabbling in family tree stuff. He is one of the editors of this site.








Charles Baron

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Charles is a great-great-grandson of Rev. Charles Boileau Elliott (1803-1875), great-grandson of Emily's brother Charles Pearson Elliott (1833-1876) and grandson of William Robert Elliott (b.1871) (Bob), a keen amateur genealogist from whom Charles has inherited an interest in his family history. Charles' mother Gwendoline Lister Edith Baron (Née Elliott) is still going strong at the age of 99 (in 2012). Charles lives in North Wales and is still working full time as a medical practitioner.

Contact him through his membership page here.






Iola Mathews

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Iola (née Hack) lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is a great-great-great granddaughter of the writer Maria Hack (1777-1844). Iola is a journalist and author and is currently writing a biography of her great-great grandfather John Barton Hack (1805-1884) who was a pioneer in South Australia.









Sarah Bailey

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Sarah lives in Adelaide, Australia and is a great-great-great-great-great granddaughter of Maria Hack (1777-1844). Sarah is a Library Assistant, part time student in Library Studies and occasional TV Extra. She has an 8 year old son and enjoys travelling and researching family history in her spare time.









Laurel Rockliff

external image lrockliff.jpgLaurel (née Butler) lives in Blenheim, New Zealand and is a great-great-great-granddaughter of John Dougan through his eldest daughter Mary Stephen Dougan (1804-1881), who emigrated to Australia with her family on the first Australian voyage of Brunel's S.S. Great Britain in 1852. Amazingly, Laurel is also descended from Broadbents; her Broadbent ancestors (also Methodists and farmers/mill workers) coming from the Padfield area, only ~14 miles SSW of the Longwood Edge Broadbents.
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Jenny Hardy

external image jhardy.jpgJenny is a descendant of Charles Boileau (d.1733), through his daughter Marie Boileau and her husband Henry Bartholemey Hardy. She was born in Redruth, raised on the Isles of Scilly and now lives in Kingswinford, UK. She has a son and two brothers living in Australia.











Tina Woodhead

Tina's children are also descendants (great-great-great-grandchildren) of Mary Stephen Dougan (1804-1881). Though Tina herself is not related, she has done extensive research on the Dougan line and related families, in particular the Walkden family, into which Mary married. She is making her research publicly available on her own Wiki at http://walkdenfamily.wikispaces.com/. She lives in Oatlands, Sydney, Australia.