Barton family page
This family came to Jersey from Warwickshire in the 1850s
George Barton, who was living in Jersey with his young wife Mary in 1851 at the age of 24, worked as a teacher of music and singing. Seven years earlier he had been in Court in England with his younger brother Francis. They were both imprisoned for theft. George and Mary's stay in Jersey was brief because they soon returned to Leicester, where they had married, and their son Joseph was born there in 1854.
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Origins of surname
This surname was made up from the old English elements bere = 'barley' and tun = 'enclosure, or settlement'. There are also a number of places in England bearing the same name.
There is a record of a baptism of John Barton in St Helier in 1845, but it was another century before the next baptism.
Great War service
Sons of Samuel and Julia
- Herbert George Barton (1876- ) (St H) Private RGA ex-RMIJ,
- Thomas Henry Barton (1878- ) (St H) Air Mechanic RAF
These wills created by members of the Barton family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Thomas Barton, 11 Bath Street, St Helier - 19 February 1937, D/Y/A/100
- Edwin Barton, 8 Winchester Mansions, Seapoint, Cape Town, South Africa - 30 April 1947, D/Y/A/117