Barton Cemetery covers about 8.5 acres and is on Barrow Road. It was consecrated in 1867 and had two mortuary chapels. The cemetery was under the control of a Burial Board and, later, the Urban District Council.
The Family History Centre has: St. Peter, marriages 1837-1967, burials 1813-1930, on film. There are a few dates skipped.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
This parish has, at times, been in the Wraggoe rural deanery of the Stow Archdeaconry.
The Catholic church, dedicated to St. Augustine, was erected in 1840 and could seat 90.
The Baptists built a chapel here as early as 1663. The Wesleyan Methodists built one in 1840. There was a Primitive Methodist chapel, also, which was rebuilt in 1862. For information on researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
Barton is both a village, a town and a parish on the south edge of the River Humber, sitting 165 miles north of London, 10 miles northeast of Brigg and 20 miles northwest of Grimsby. Hull lies 6 miles northeast across the River Humber.
The parish had the Tuberculosis Dispensary & Orthopaedic Clinic on Holy Dyke. I could find no reference to this place in 1913. There was no requirement for archiving patient records. Miss HINCH was the "health visitor" in 1930.
I Company of the 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers was established in 1859. They practiced shooting on the banks of the Humber River and had their drill hall in the old Corn Exchange building. Walter AUSTIN was the Captain in 1882; H. W. MEGGITT was the Lieut.; Wm. MERSOM was the drill instructor.
William MERSOM, above, was born in Oxfordshire.
In 1900, I Company of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, still had a drill hall in the Market Place. Captain Harold STEPHENSON, commanding; Lieut. A. R. DOVE; Color-Sergt. John BANKS was the drill instructor.
In 1912, E Company of the 5th Territorial Force Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, had a drill hall on Butts Road. Captain H. G. WILSON, commanding; Color-Sergt. Arthur Edward GOODLEY was the drill instructor.
The War Memorial and the name plaques can be seen at the Cemeteries.
Bastardy cases would be heard in the Barton-on-Humber petty session hearings every other Monday at the police court.
The Town Houses belonged to the poor since time immemorial. They were located at the Ferry.
The parish had a number of small charities which contributed to supporting the parish poor.
In 1669, Thomas HOLLAND left an almshouse for four poor widows.
In 1679, John TRIPP bequeathed some lands here and directed that the proceeds be distributed yearly as blue clothing among poor men and women. (A so-called "Blue Coat" charity.)
In 1701, Christopher BENTON left Chantry House in Barton as an almhouse for the poor, but it was converted into a workhouse in 1749. In 1878 it was sold and the profits applied toward various parish charities.
In 1729, Mrs. Magdalene GEORGE bequeathed some lands here and directed that the proceeds be distributed yearly as grey cloth among poor men and women.
The enclosure of the Common Lands took place here in 1803.
In 1830, Mrs. Alice INGLE left the interest on £300 which was distributed monthly as bread.