Baton family page
Henry Baton and Emma Harriet Pitman were married in St Helier on 22 June 1862. Thanks to the Rector's appalling writing , the transcriber could almost be excused for calling him Mary.
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Origins of surname
This name is said to have its origins as a medieval given name, Battle, a diminuitive of Bartholomew. We have to say that we are not convinced. An alternative suggestion is that it is derived from bata, the old English for thickset or powerfully built. This seems more likely.
The name, which is still present in Jersey today, first appeared in Jersey in the St Helier baptism register in the 1860s, with the baptism of three children of Henry Baton and Emma Harriet Pitman.
The couple were married in St Helier in 1862, and no place of origin is given for either of them.
Great War service
- Henry John Baton (1866- ) (St H) son of Henry and Emma Harriet Pitman, husband of Louisa Brint, Private, Royal Defence Corps
- John William Baton (1896- ) (St H) son of above, Corporal, RASC, ex-RMIJ, wounded
- Stephen Baton (1897- ) (St H) husband of Grace Ida Pirouet, Officer's Steward RN, HMS Vivid I