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Saturday, March 18

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    Welcome!
    UPDATE & APOLOGY: Unfortunately, Dropbox, which I used to host all the images for this site, has changed its public hyperlink protocols and this has broken all the images on this site, which now all look like the empty boxes above. It will take a fair bit of work to fix this, and I don't have time just yet.
    My name is David B. H. Barton and this 'wiki' is an online encyclopaedia of my family history. My family has been interested in its own history for generations, and we've amassed a huge archive of material. The lion's share of this information has been painstakingly gathered, over several decades, by my father Nicholas J. Barton. My job, as I see it, is to digitize it, organize it, and share it with the handful of people who might be interested in it. Still, there is some original research of mine on here as well. I don't have much time to add more at the moment though.
    The name Barton is Anglo-Saxon in origin, meaning either 'barley farm' or 'lands of the manor or meadow', depending on who you ask. It's quite a common place-name in England and there are probably many different Barton families hailing from different places called Barton. There's even a Barton Historical Society to help keep track of them all, and they run a DNA project too. If you are a U.S. Barton looking for clues to your origin you'll probably have better luck with their site than mine.
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Saturday, October 8

  1. msg Arthur Keith Barton message posted Arthur Keith Barton Private Arthur Keith Barton of "D" Coy 1st Batallion London Scottish was killed at the Ba…
    Arthur Keith Barton
    Private Arthur Keith Barton of "D" Coy 1st Batallion London Scottish was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. He is remembered at Thiepval Memorial in Picardie, France. His memorial can be found on "Findagrave" website.
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Saturday, July 16

  1. msg JJohn Martindale Speechly message posted JJohn Martindale Speechly Hi we live at Barrockstown and we have the old deeds of Barrockstown .
    JJohn Martindale Speechly
    Hi we live at Barrockstown and we have the old deeds of Barrockstown .
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Wednesday, April 13

  1. page Living connections edited ... David Barton Dr. David B. H. Barton ... Barton (below). Dave David lives in ... of Lei…
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    of Leicester. He doesn't have a lot of free time to work on this site these days.
    Nicholas Barton
    Nicholas J. Barton
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    interested in it!it. Still, there
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    here as well, andwell. I don't have much time to add more is being added regularly.at the moment though.
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    project too. If you are a U.S. Barton looking for clues to your origin you'll probably have better luck with their site than mine.
    My particular Bartons can be traced back to Ivegill in Cumbria (yellow on the map below) in the 18th century, and evidently they were there nearly two centuries before that. Ivegill is only 11 miles NNW of a tiny hamlet called Barton (red on the map) which was once a sizeable parish, and it's possible that the Ivegill Bartons were previously from there. However there were also wealthy Bartons living not far away in Ormside Hall (blue) and possibly also Hartsop Hall (green), and a document exists which links the Ormside Bartons to lands in Yorkshire and Northumbria, and to Barton families in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Essex. It's all very intriguing. In fact is it possible that the hamlet and parish of Barton were named after the Barton family of Ormside and Hartsop Halls who owned property throughout it?
    View The Barton Triangle in a larger map
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Saturday, October 18

  1. page home edited ... [gx0] Ronald Barton (1901-1986). About the website ... seem--in many if though not mos…
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    [gx0] Ronald Barton (1901-1986).
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    seem--in many ifthough not mostall cases--to no
    In addition, Wikispaces is now no longer free. I looked into putting a Paypal donations button on the site for those wishing to contribute towards its upkeep, but this is apparently no longer possible unless I register myself as a charity, with all the bureaucracy that that involves.
    If you wish to become an active contributor to this wiki, or merely be added to my Living Connections page, I'd be very pleased to hear from you; please contact me by email.
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    [gx1] Rev. Cecil Barton (1870-1909), with Esther Broadbent (1873-1959), parents of
    [gx0] Ronald Barton (1901-1986).
    Website featuresAbout the website
    I've been ablenot had much time of late to use the latest internet bellsmaintain and whistles to do some neat things onimprove this site (assuming your browser is up-to-date enough). Most of the maps you'll see are fully interactive - you can zoom in, zoom outsite, and pan around with your mouse. There are some places where I've been able to take advantagenoticed a lot of Google Streetview to show placesfeatures fall out of date as they look now,technology 'improves'. Interactive maps and again these views can be panned around by dragging the view with the cursor. Fordocuments, once embedded in pages, seem--in many of my source books (this or these for example) I've been ableif not most cases--to no longer work. It'll take more time than I have right now to embed 'book readers' right in the page,fix everything, so that you can not only see the original pagesapologies.
    In addition, Wikispaces is now no longer free.
    I quote from, but by clickinglooked into putting a Paypal donations button on them you can turn the pages too. Another feature that you may find useful is the ability to download any page as a '.pdf' file,site for offline reading or printing. Find the 'Page' tab at the top of the article, move your mouse cursor over the small downward arrow nextthose wishing to the word 'Page', and when the menu pops up, left-click on the Download PDF option. Sadly these PDFs do not include pictures, maps etc,contribute towards its upkeep, but hopefully Wikispaces may add this feature inis apparently no longer possible unless I register myself as a charity, with all the future.
    A note on membership
    Wikispaces gives
    bureaucracy that that involves.
    If
    you the opportunitywish to become an active contributor to 'join' individual wikis like this one. But they've recently changed their terms & conditions for their free wikis, placing on them a limit of 5 members, which I already exceed. Consequently I must now, regretfully, decline all membership requests. A great many membership requests appearwiki, or merely be added to have been fake 'spam' requests in any case. If you wishmy Living Connections page, I'd be very pleased to hear from you; please contact me, please do some by email, or viaemail.
    If you're on
    Twitter (see below). There is, in truth, very little point in becoming a member unless you hope to actively contribute to the site. If anybody ever wants to do so, I will now probably have to remove all existing membershipscan follow @BartonHistory for news and start again just so as to accept their membership.
    News
    I've created a Twitter feed to accompany this site, as a way of posting news
    updates, also (hopefully) visible below, e.g. about the
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    the people Iwho get in touch with:with me:
    Tweets by @BartonHistory
    Follow @BartonHistory
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    Birkbeck College
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    John Barton
    Ann Woodrouffe Smith"
    Chichester High School For Boys
    John was involved with the school, and his name lives on on these testimonial boards which are preserved at the school. My thanks to Tracey Waller from CHSB for the information and photo below:
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    Birkbeck College
    John was a founder of Birkbeck College when it was called the London Mechanics' Institution. The institute has moved from its original location, but the stone bearing John's name has been moved with it (currently on the ground floor behind the lobby, facing the lifts):
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    I've created a Twitter feed to accompany this site, as a way of posting news about the articles I'm working on or the people I get in touch with:
    Tweets by @BartonHistory
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