On This Day in the History of Barton upon Humber


What happened in the news in, or relating to, Barton on various random days during the 18th and 19th century?  Inbarton has searched through hundreds of old newspapers for many hours to find out.  Click on the highlighted dates below to read news reports from various newspapers.

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January

1st 1867 - The old men employed on the highways doing the Local Board of Health were treated to a capital dinner at the Volunteer Arms on this day.  Toasts, sentiments and songs were the order of the day.  This dinner to the old men was first introduced by the late Mr Alfred Moss, of the George Inn, Barton, and has since been given annually by a public subscription. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/01/1867) (return to calendar)

2nd 1849 - 150 members of the "New Friendly Society" attended a Devine Service at St. Peter's Church where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. Richard Eddie.  They afterwards dined at the White Lion Inn.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 12/01/1849) (return to calendar)

3rd 1881 - Mary Leach was charged with wandering about and begging alms at Barton upon Humber on this day.  She was committed to 14 days hard labour.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/01/1881) (return to calendar)

4th 1861 - The coal dealers in Barton raised their prices from 14s to 50s per ton on this day, and the few surrounding days, to the great inconvenience and annoyance of the inhabitants generally, but more particularly to the detriment of the poor and labouring classes.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/01/1861) (return to calendar)

5th 1849 - A notice appeared in the press on this day requesting to notice an obstruction which has long existed against the free passage of vessels up and down Barton haven.  The ship owners using the haven, have general and good grounds for complaint in consequence of a sloop being moored, for days together, just against the bridge, generally known as Burton's bridge.  It offers a very great impediment to the navigation.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 05/01/1849) (return to calendar)

6th 1854 - It was reported on this day that the numerous flocks of swans, geese, and field fares, now driven to the banks of the Humber by inclemency of the weather, are furnishing ample exercise for the skill of our local gunners.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 06/01/1854) (return to calendar)

7th 1870 - It was reported on this day that the net profit of the bank of deposits for the past year amounted to £100 17s 5d, against £78 6s 9d for the year previous. After carrying one-fourth of the profits to the bank reserve fund, the remainder (£75 13s) will be divided by way of bonus amongst all those who deposited in the late National Savings Bank Association, who became depositors in the new bank during the years 1867 and 1868.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 07/01/1870) (return to calendar)

8th 1848 - The magistrates' new room was used for the first time on this day.  The petty sessions were held there from then on, and not the George inn as heretofore.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/01/1848) (return to calendar)

9th 1854 - The children composing the Band of Hope assembled in the Temperance hall on this day, and partook of a substantial tea, provided by the kindness of a few friends.  In the evening the hall was crowded with the parents and friends, who gave many proofs of the pleasure with which they witnessed the interesting exercises, and listened to the numerous recitations of the juvenile abstainers.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/01/1854) (return to calendar)

10th 1886 - George Robinson and Frederick Thompson, two youths residing at Barton, where charged with sliding on the footpath at Barton. They were both fined 2s each but with no costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/01/1886) (return to calendar)

11th 1862 - Robt. Brown Esq. delivered a most clever and interesting lecture at the Volunteer Hall, on this day, entitled "A Glance at the Philosophy of the Human Mind", with illustrations and examples.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 17/01/1862) (return to calendar)

12th 1841 - Thomas Hall junior was declared bankrupt on this day.  (Hull Packet 15/01/1841) (return to calendar)

13th 1830 - Upon the arrival of the Royal Charter steam boat at Barton Waterside, one of the passengers, John Walker, a joiner from Messingham, being intoxicated fell from the jetty into about three feet of water.  He was taken out instantly but expired almost immediately.  Too much praise could not be given to Captain Rhodes, and the crew of the Royal Charter, and to Mr Hayes, the Barton surgeon, for their efforts.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 19/01/1830) (return to calendar)

14th 1881 - It was reported on this day that a fine clinker-built oak keel was launched from the building yard of Mr Wm. Hoggard, at the Waterside.  She was about 90 tons burthen and was named "The Fruits of Industry" by Miss Edith Chapman, and is owned by Mr Geo. Sweeting of Barton.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/01/1881) (return to calendar)

15th 1886 - Charles Hunt advertised a great fall in his glass, china and earthenware prices in a newspaper on this day.  He had visited the principal potteries and glass works of several different counties and selected a large and varied stock of useful everyday items.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/01/1886) (return to calendar)

16th 1843 - The Classical and Commercial Boarding school was advertised by Mr. T Hodson to reopen on this day under the following terms:- Board, English Grammar and Composition, Book-keeping, Arithmetic, Geography, History, Mensuration [sic], Land Surveying, £21 per annum. French, Latin, Greek, German at £2 per annum each, washing £2 ditto, drawing £2 ditto.  (Hull Packet 05/01/1843) (return to calendar)
16th 1877 - The annual dinner of the road men employed under the Local Board of Health was held at the Black Bull Inn.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 26/01/1877) (return to calendar)

17th 1859 - At the meeting of the magistrates on this day there was but one case - an affiliation case - to be heard.  The routine business was transacted, and a private road rate for Barton, and highway rates for Barton and Ferriby, were respectively signed.  The private road rate has hitherto been insufficient for the expenditure upon those roads, and it has been the custom to pay the deficiency of 2d in the pound out of the highway rate.  This year, however, the surveyors had determined to levy an additional private road rate.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 21/01/1859) (return to calendar)

18th 1860 - Two men named Chas. Cookson, of Louth, and Wm. Smith, of Derby, were brought up at Barton police court on this day, charged with uttering counterfeit coin at Mrs Clarke's the White Swan.  The prisoner Smith had successfully changed other base shillings at Mr Waterlow's, Mrs Chapman's the Finger Inn.  The prisoners were remanded until Saturday.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/01/1860) (return to calendar)

19th 1852 - The American reaping machine was tried out in a stubble field of Mr Anderton's, at Barton, on this day, and exited great curiosity.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/01/1852) (return to calendar)

20th 1818 - Deposits were made in the Hull Savings Bank, in Barton, Driffield, Howden and Lincoln, on this day, totalling nine hundred and fifteen pounds (including other days during the week).  (Hull Packet 27/01/1818) (return to calendar)

21st 1867 - At the Barton Petty Sessions on this day, Richard Smith was charged with stealing a dozen oranges, the property of Captain Thomas Oswell, on board the Hull and Ferriby Sluice steamer.  He was sentenced to 14 days hard labour.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/01/1867) (return to calendar)

22nd 1874 - The annual tea meeting and concert of the Church Choir was held in the Odd Fellows' Hall, where about 200 guests sat down to an excellent repast, provided and presided over by the ladies of the congregation.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/01/1874) (return to calendar)

23rd 1845 - A fire broke out at 8 o'clock in the morning, on this day, at the farm of Mr Joseph Popple of Barton.  It consumed the whole of four wheat-stacks which were in the yard.  The Barton Association for the Protection of Property against Incendiarism [sic] offered a reward of £50 for the apprehension and conviction of the incendiary. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 31/01/1845) (return to calendar)

24th 1885 - The Annual Sale of M. Jubb and Co started on this day, for 14 days. Included in this sale were mantles, jackets, fur cloaks, capes, skirts, dress fabrics &c.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/01/1885) (return to calendar)

25th 1861 - At the Hull Police Court on this day, Wm. Wells brought a claim against W. Oldridge for £1 19s 7d for wages at the rate of 14s per week.  Both the parties lived at Barton and defendant, who is the owner of a river keel, had been assisted by the complainant, and the dispute between them now was, whether the complainant should be paid by weekly wages or by the voyage.  Complainant produced an account, which shewed [sic] that weekly settlements had been made, though the payments were from 2s to 16s.  An order was made against the defendant for 19s 6d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/02/1861) (return to calendar)

26th 1847 - Miss Ping gave notice that her Establishment for the Education of a select number of ladies will reopen on this day.  Miss Ping, having recently considerably enlarged her house, can accommodate four parlour boarders.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 22/01/1847) (return to calendar)

27th 1868 - The price of wheat maintained the high price of the previous week on this day, in Barton, small pigs fetched 8s 6d to 12s 6d, stores 26s to 45s each.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 07/02/1868) (return to calendar)

28th 1861 - In the Barton Petty Sessions Court on this day there was considerable interest in the "Bacon Case".  George Hanson was feloniously charged with stealing and carrying away a flitch of bacon, the property of Henry Alcock.  It appeared that the flitch of bacon, along with some other bacon, went missing from the premises of Mr Henry Alcock on the 19th.  It was lengthy case with accusations of burglary from one side and assault from the other.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/02/1861) (return to calendar)

29th 1881 - A gas explosion took place at the home of Mrs Good, along Holy Dyke, without causing personal injury.  The glass of the window was blown out and the Venetian blinds shattered, but there was little other damage.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/02/1881) (return to calendar)

30th 1849 - On this afternoon an honest thief robbed a piece of beef, weighing around half a stone, from the shop of Mr Henry Handson, a butcher.  The thief, who was obviously compelled by hunger, returned to Mr Handson the remains after cooking it and satisfying his hunger.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/02/1849) (return to calendar)

31st 1845 - A notice appeared on this day informing of the proposed Hull and Gainsborough railway which was due to run from New Holland, through Barton upon Humber, South Ferriby, Winterton direct to Gainsborough.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 31/01/1845) (return to calendar)

February

1st 1878 - It was reported on this day that a meeting of the Central Association for Stopping the Sale of Intoxicating Drinks on a Sunday was held in the Temperance Hall.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/02/1878) (return to calendar)

2nd 1830 - It was reported on this day that Smallpox was very prevalent at Barton upon Humber, being introduced by a party of gipsies a few months earlier that make Barton their winter quarters. The disease had proved fatal in many cases were vaccination had been neglected.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 02/02/1830) (return to calendar)

3rd 1859 - Professor Long delivered, on this evening, a lecture at the Corn Exchange on "Naval Heroes of England" which was interspersed with some delightful singing by Miss Long and Mr Hudson, accompanied by Mr Carr, a pianist, from Hull.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/02/1859) (return to calendar)

4th 1858 - The annual meeting of the Church Choir was held in the Temperance Hall on this evening.  About 250 sat down to tea, which was believed to surpass anything of the kind in excellence and abundance yet held in the town (at that time). Above £12 was realised on the night, which will be devoted to the expenses of the choir.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 12/02/1858) (return to calendar)

5th 1841 - An inquest was held on this day after a coffin, with the bones of a young woman inside, were found in a garden occupied by Mr Hedges.  It was supposed some murder had been committed.  The bones turned out to be those of the daughter of Mr Cuckson, who was the guard of the Express Coach from Hull to London, and who ten years ago occupied the premises.  He was afraid the corpse would fall into the hands of the "resurrectionists" [sic] so he buried it in his garden.  (Hull Packet 12/02/1841) (return to calendar)

6th 1880 - It was reported on this day that Miss Mary E Parkinson of Barton, a pupil of Misses Hodson of Laurel House, had successfully passed the examination of the Royal College of Preceptors held in Hull last December.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 06/02/1880) (return to calendar)

7th 1855 - At about 5.30pm a fatal collision on the Barton branch of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway occurred.  It destroyed the life of one of our townsmen, and the limbs of another.  The accident was said to be contributed to by the heavy fall of snow.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/02/1855) (return to calendar)

8th 1868 - The Barton upon Humber Open Coursing Meeting took place on this day, at the far famed Appleby Carr, by the kind permission or Rowland Winn Esq.  Mr Spafford was the judge and George Mills the professional slipper.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 17/01/1868) (return to calendar)

9th 1833 - Wold Farm, described as one of the most beautiful farms in the county of Lincoln, consisting of a modern-built farm house, eight substantial cottage, with extensive and convenient barns, stables, granaries and Smith's shop, consisting of around 475 acres of land, was offered for sale at the George Inn, in Barton upon Humber, on this day.  (Hull Packet 25/01/1833) (return to calendar)

10th 1857 - The Rev. E. Lewis B.A. delivered a lecture to working men in the Temperance Hall, the subject being "An evening with Homer".  It greatly pleased a large audience, and the address not only displayed the erudition and kindness of the lecturer, but the rare merit of adaptation to the class for whom it was intended.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/02/1857) (return to calendar)

11th 1861 - The estate of T Hague Esq., consisting of 154 acres with dwelling house and farm buildings, was auctioned by Messrs Morley and Son, of Barton.  £57 per acre was reached, but the reserve was £58 per acre and the property was not sold.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 22/02/1861) (return to calendar)

12th 1883 - James Dixon, a Barton labourer, was fined 2s for not sending his child to school.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/02/1883) (return to calendar)

13th 1870 - Ann Scott, a tramp on remand, aged around 26 or 27, was charged with stealing a pair of boots, the property of John Dickenson, boot and shoe maker, Market Lane, Barton.  The prisoner and her husband were seen together by police-constable Edward Wray at the Steam Packet. (Hull Packet 11/03/1871) (return to calendar)

14th 1886 - Sudden death of a working carpenter and joiner, named Robert Cook, who had been engaged in the making of a coffin during the day, fell down dead on taking the coffin home.  He had for some time been in the employ of the Barton on Humber Engineering and Foundry Company Limited. The supposed cause of death was heart disease.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 19/02/1886) (return to calendar)

15th 1885 - Thomas Proudley, a Barton brick maker, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Barton.  He pleaded guilty and was charged 5s and 9s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/02/1885) (return to calendar)

16th 1893 - The suspension of the Barton upon Humber Football Club from the Football Association Challenge Cup competition was removed after the sum of £2. 10s. was paid to Gainsbro' Trinity.  (The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 16/03/1893) (return to calendar) 

17th 1848 - As Mr John Anderton, a grocer of Barton, was returning home from Brigg market on this evening, on the outside of Brattan's Omnibus, he was accidentally thrown off.  The vehicle was immediately stopped.  He received several cuts to the head and spraining of the right wrist.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/02/1848) (return to calendar)

18th 1722 - The will of William Long, dated this day, left the sum of £200 for the education of the poor children of Barton.  (Hull Packet 23/11/1830) (return to calendar)

19th 1848 - There were no cases of public interest at the Magistrate's court in Barton on this day.  It was reported that several young ladies were in attendance with little interesting specimens of illegitimacy in their arms, for the purpose of affiliating them upon their respective putative fathers, but these cases are always heard in private.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/02/1848) (return to calendar)

20th 1834 - The opening meeting of the district committee of  the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge took place in St. Mary's Church, in Barton, on this day.  (Hull Packet 28/02/1834) (return to calendar)

21st 1893 - It was reported on this day that Mr Gladstone had conferred a Civic Service pension of £100 a year upon Mr Robert Brown F.S.A., of Barton upon Humber, in consideration of his service to literature.  (The Yorkshire Herald 21/02/1893) (return to calendar) 

22nd 1847 - Mr J L Brown gave his second lecture to the Barton Athenaeum Society on the telegraphs.  The lecture commenced by explaining the principles of the naval signals, then went on to electro-galvanism, and the needle telegraph was also explained.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 05/03/1847) (return to calendar)

23rd 1849 - Mr Lyne Brown gave the last of his three lectures for the Barton Athenaeum Society on this day.  It was held at the Temperance Hall and was about "Electric Telegraphs" (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/03/1849) (return to calendar)

24th 1837 - It was reported on this day that some further experiments with Mr Carte's rocket apparatus took place on Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Ten rockets were fired from the Barton steam boat; the proprietors of which had most handsomely offered her services for the occasion.  The principle object of these experiments was to show the masters of vessels that ships provided with this apparatus would possess the means of forming an almost instantaneous communication with the land in the event of being driven on a lee shore.  (Hull Packet 24/02/1837) (return to calendar)

25th 1854 - When the 10.20am train from Barton had reached Mr Eddie's farm the rails gave way, and about 100 yards further along the carriages, with the exception of the engine, ran off the line; the first-class carriage turned completely over and fell on its side; the second class carriage came into contact with the first class carriage; and the third class carriage ran on the side of the bank; the luggage van was a mere wreck, and all the carriages were very much shattered.  Thankfully no lives were lost.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 03/03/1854) (return to calendar)

26th 1858 - It was reported on this day that the balance of the late public ball was given to the vicar to be expended in the distribution of coals amongst poor widows.  It was also reported that the Beck, near the churches, has never been known to be so low during this time of the year as it was at this time.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 26/02/1858) (return to calendar)

27th 1857 - It was reported on this day that the streets of Barton and the neighbourhood were in a deplorable state, not so much in consequence of the weather, but from the inefficient manner in which they are repaired, shingle being used instead of hard stone.  This was a cause of great dissatisfaction to the ratepayers.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/02/1857) (return to calendar)

28th 1807 - Horkstow Hall, near to Barton upon Humber, was advertised to let on this day.  It was described as "a Capital Mansion House, consisting of 10 to 75 acres of rich land, 55 of which are in swarth [sic].  The house consisting of a dining room, library, several excellent bed rooms, convenient attires, servants' hall, housekeeper's room, kitchen &c, with laundry, brewhouse [sic], dairy, extensive arched cellars, double coach-house, dove cote, good stabling for fourteen horses, barn, granary and other convenient attached and detached offices."  (The York Herald 28/02/1807) (return to calendar)

29th 1884 - M. Jubb & Co. placed an advertisement on this day for their annual sale of general drapery stock.  They also noted that in consequence of the few sales they hold at their establishment they advise an early visit.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/02/1884) (return to calendar)

March

1st 1877 - The members of the Congregational Church and subscribers to the Ruston Testimonial Fund sat down to an excellent tea at the Odd Fellows' Hall, which had been provided on the occasion of the departure of the Rev. Thomas Ruston.  He had been the pastor of the church for twelve years.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/03/1877) (return to calendar)

2nd 1859 - John Blanchard, a joiner, was, on this night, at the Red Lion public house, where Henry Williams, a sailor, was also at.  Whilst in the act of drinking a glass of ale the defendant (Williams) knocked Blanchard down without uttering a word.  He gave no reason for his conduct and the complainant said he gave him no provocation.  He was fined £1 and costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/03/1859) (return to calendar)

3rd 1831 - A meeting was held at 12 noon on this day at the George Inn, in Barton upon Humber, to make a second and final dividend on the estate of the late Joseph Toynby Long, Plumber and Glazier of this town. (Hull Packet 01/03/1831) (return to calendar)

4th 1878 - John William Clayton, of Barton, machine owner, was charged with erecting a threshing machine within 25 feet of the Holy Dyke road without a sufficient screen to conceal the same from horses.  He was fined £1 with 4s costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  22/03/1878) (return to calendar)

5th 1838 - The partnership between William Mackrill the elder and William Mackrill the younger under the firm "Wm. Mackrill and Son", Bone Merchants and Crushers, Dealers in Linseed and Rape Cakes, was dissolved.  (Hull Packet 23/03/1838) (return to calendar)

6th 1843 - An eight year old boy, the son of Mr Charlseworth the tanner, was incautiously left alone in the house, when by some means his clothes ignited, and he was so dreadfully burned, that, after lingering a few hours, death terminated his suffering.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  17/03/1843) (return to calendar)

7th 1881 - A public lecture was given in the Temperance Hall, by Thomas Stratten, chairman of the Hull School Board, entitled "Personal recollections of America and Canada" on behalf of the Independent Mutual Improvement Society (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  18/03/1881) (return to calendar)

8th 1738 - Mordecai Wilson senior, a carrier from Barton upon Humber, was robbed by a tallish man mounted on a grey mare, masked and wearing an old great coat and black cap, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon, at Caistor Heath in Lincolnshire.  He was travelling from Lowth [sic] to Barton and was robbed of 20l 9s 6d. (London Gazette 13/03/1738) (return to calendar)

9th 1849 - A lecture on "Horticultural and Cottage Gardening" was delivered at the Temperance Hall by the Barton Athenaeum Society on this day, by Rev. M. H. Simpson, with a view to the formation of a Horticultural Society in Barton and the neighbourhood.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  16/03/1849) (return to calendar)

10th 1848 - A lecture on Astronomy was delivered at the Temperance Hall by the Barton Athenaeum Society on this day, by Dr. Frith, of Hull.  The lecturer gave various illustrations, with the aid of sixty illuminated astronomical diagrams.  A second lecture on the same subject was held on the next day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  17/03/1848) (return to calendar)

11th 1881 - A sad accident occurred at the railway station on this day.  A youth named Geo. Akester had his left hand shockingly crushed.  It appears he was assisting to remove a coal truck by means of a crowbar.  The truck moved slightly and ran over his hand.  It was found necessary to remove the hand.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  18/03/1881) (return to calendar)

12th 1852 - It was reported on this day that Mr Joseph Cuckson, who some time since was notoriously officious as a constable in Barton, has been appointed foreman of the vagrant ward at the workhouse, of which establishment that redoubtable functionary is at present an inmate, to the great grief of the whole town. How are the mighty fallen!  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  12/03/1852) (return to calendar)

13th 1851 - The marriage of Mr Geo. Ellis, roper, and Miss Charlotte Small, Staymaker [sic], took place at St. Peter's Church.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  21/03/1851) (return to calendar)

14th 1856 - It was reported on this day that a young man, named Wm. Gibson, was brought before G. C. Uppleby Esq. charged with passing counterfeit coins.  Mrs Nicholson, of the Red Lion Inn, stated that the prisoner called at her house, and on being served with rum, gave her a crown piece in payment, which was a counterfeit.  A similar charge was preferred against him by Mr Dee, of the Wheatsheaf Inn.  Both were fully proved and the prisoner was committed for trial at Kirton sessions.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  14/03/1856) (return to calendar)

15th 1861 - There was an Evening Winter Lecture on this day, by Dr. Bell of Hull, entitled "Secrets Worth Knowing".  Owing to the Doctor being obliged to leave by the last train to Hull the lecture was left unfinished, to the regret of the audience.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  22/03/1861) (return to calendar)

16th 1861 - A new lodge of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows was opened at the house of host Marshall, Red Lion Inn, Barton upon Humber, on this evening, by the district officers from Hull, when 48 members where initiated.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  22/03/1861) (return to calendar)

17th 1868 - Mr Robert Brown, of Barton upon Humber, delivered a lecture in the Protestant Hall entitled "Babylonianism, or the Devil's Travestie of the Kingdom of the Son".   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/03/1868) (return to calendar)

18th 1853 - It was reported on this day that Francis Stubbs had brought a charge against a man named Joseph Farnoby, who was originally in his employment, for stealing a sack, a knife, and other property belonging to him.  The prisoner seemed to be one of the simplest fools that ever appeared before a bench of magistrates. He had not an iota of defence.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/03/1853) (return to calendar)

19th 1860 - The Barton Annual Spring Fair, for the sale of horses, cattle, livestock &c, was held on this day.  The cattle &c was conveyed from Barton to Hessle and Hull as usual.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/03/1860) (return to calendar)

20th 1858 - A tramp named William Robinson was brought before T. Tombleson Esq. charged by P.C. Dewey with begging.  Upon his being searched at the police station, the sum of 17s 6d was found upon him, besides a quantity of ham, beef, bacon &c, which Dewey stated would have lasted his family a whole week.  Committed for 21 days with hard labour.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 26/03/1858) (return to calendar)

21st 1834 - It was reported on this day that in future the mail from London to Barton upon Humber was to be forwarded from Brigg by way of New Holland.  (Hull Packet 21/03/1834) (return to calendar)

22nd 1861 - It was reported on this day that the painting of the new Wesleyan Chapel was almost finished.  The pews were oak-grained, the pulpit and the inside of the gallery was white and the alter rails bronzed.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  22/03/1861) (return to calendar)

23rd 1828 - The new steam packet which worked between Barton upon Humber and Hull arrived at Hull on this day, after her launch at Gainsborough the previous week.  She was called the "Royal Charter" and had an engine capacity of 33 horse power.  (Hull Packet 28/03/1828) (return to calendar)

24th 1818 - It was reported on this day that William Bewley, of Kingston upon Hull, a pensioner from the 5th regiment of foot, pleaded guilty to the indictment charging him with breaking into the dwelling house of James Crowther, labourer of Barton upon Humber, and stealing various articles of wearing apparel.  He received the sentence of death.  (Hull Packet 24/03/1818) (return to calendar)

25th 1869 - William Bell, landlord of the Queen Inn, Barton, was charged by Mr Superintendent Thoresby with allowing drunkenness in his house on this day, at 1.30am.  He was fined £2 and costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  16/04/1869) (return to calendar)

26th 1852 - To be let and entered upon at May Day next, an excellent and commodious shop, with dwelling house, outbuildings, situated in Market Lane, in Barton upon Humber, now in the occupation of Miss Mitchinson who has carried on the business of Straw Bonnet Maker on the premises for several years.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  26/06/1852) (return to calendar)

27th 1882 - In the House of Lords - The Earl of Shaftesbury presented a petition from the inhabitants of Barton upon Humber praying that the Government would be moved to relieve the Chinese Government from the obligation imposed on them by treaty to admit opium into their ports.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  31/03/1882) (return to calendar)

28th 1840 - In the Hull Police Court, W. Splayfoot was charged with stealing some rope from the New Holland Steam boat and the Barton boat.  He was remanded in custody.  (Hull Packet 03/04/1840) (return to calendar)

29th 1881 - The annual visit of the orphans of the Port of Hull Society's Sailors' Orphan Home happened on this day when 50 orphans paraded the streets and visited several of the principal residences.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  08/04/1881) (return to calendar)

30th 1849 - It was reported on this day that there were 26 passages daily between Hull and Barton.  This consisted of five up and five down trains on the Barton to New Holland railway to connect with the steamer there to Hull, four arrivals and four departures of the Barton to Hessle ferry, each with connecting trains to Hull, and four voyages daily of the Hull and Barton steamer.  On market days extra trains are put on. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/03/1849) (return to calendar)

31st 1865 - It was reported on this day that at the Annual Spring Fair, held in Barton, there was an exceedingly good supply of sheep, which realised 9d per lb in wool, 7d clipped.   Beasts, fair supply, from 8s 6d to 9s per stone.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 33/03/1865) (return to calendar)

April

1st 1867 - A special Petty Session was held on this day to appoint the constables for both parishes in Barton.  For St. Peter's: constables - William Rennison; William Percival; George Bradley Gray. Overseers - Thomas Tombleson jun; Driffield Legard.  For St. Mary's constables - Robert Houghton; William Houghton; James Credland; John Hamilton. Overseers - Jarvis Watson; James Raby.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times  05/04/1867) (return to calendar)

2nd 1846 - A petition from the clergy and other residents of Barton upon Humber against the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway (Humber Ferries) was presented to the House of Commons.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 03/04/1846) (return to calendar)

3rd 1835 - It was reported on this day that the trial of skill between the Barton and New Holland Ferries is decided.  The mail, in future, is to be conveyed by the old contractors, via Barton.   (Hull Packet 03/04/1835) (return to calendar)

4th 1859 - The annual spring new fair, for the sale of horses, cattle, sheep &c, was held at Barton on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/03/1859) (return to calendar)

5th 1880 - Rebecca Oldridge, of Barton, a married woman, was was charged with being drunk at the Red Lion Inn, in Barton.  Inspector Ward and Sergeant Pearce proved the case.  She was fined 5s with 11s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/04/1880) (return to calendar)

6th 1846 - The New Hall Academy, Classical and Commercial Boarding School of Barton upon Humber, recommenced on this day.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 03/04/1846) (return to calendar)

7th 1871 - Elizabeth Turner, a well known character, was sent to prison for a calendar month for committing an act of vagrancy by sleeping in the open air in Newport, Barton upon Humber. (Hull Packet 07/04/1871) (return to calendar)

8th 1857 - The Wesleyan Methodist Foreign Missions anniversary was held on this day.  The Rev. Richard Roberts, from Leeds, attended, preaching in the afternoon, and addressed the public meeting after the tea.  The attendance was large and the collection was good.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 17/04/1857) (return to calendar)

9th 1847 - It was reported on this day that the following gentlemen had been elected for the following posts:-  Overseers of the poor - St. Mary's Mr George Ingram and Mr Henry Alcock and St. Peter's Mr William Morris sen. and Mr William Waddingham.  Surveyors of the Highways - St. Mary's Mr James Clapson sen. and Mr William Morris jun. and St. Peter's Mr Samuel Woodhall and Mr Jonathan Jubb.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 09/04/1847) (return to calendar)

10th 1883 - Charles Creasey, a labourer of Barton, was charged with two threepenny pieces from from a drawer in the White Swan Inn, the property of Jas. Gillender.  The prisoner was remanded until the 23rd April.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 20/04/1883) (return to calendar)

11th 1858 - Two elegant and impressive sermons were preached on this day, in aid of the funds of the Jubilee of the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews, by Rev. J. K. Tucker, of Northwich, Cheshire, in the morning at St. Peter's church, and in the evening at St. Mary's church.  The collections together amounted to £13 19s 3d.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 16/04/1858) (return to calendar)

12th 1869 - Samuel Gurson, a waggoner in the service of Mr Charles Burkhill was charged with a breach of the highways act.  He was summoned for being the driver of a certain waggon with three horses, and being too great a distance from them to be able to control them, whilst leading grain into Barton.  Police constable Rowbottom proved the case.  He was fined 5s and 4s costs.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 16/04/1869) (return to calendar)

13th 1840 - The premises and business of Mackrill's and Sons were sold by auction at the George Inn, in Barton upon Humber, on this day.  Included in the sale were the steam engines, boiler, bone mills, engine house, two warehouses, all situated at the mouth of the Haven, eleven freehold cottages situated along Holydyke, five freehold cottages along High Street, four copyhold cottages at the north end of Whitecross Street, and a substantial well-build flour mill along Waterside Road.  (The York Herald, and General Advertiser 04/04/1840) (return to calendar)

14th 1856 - A meeting was held in the National Schoolroom on this day, in aid of the London Society for propagating Christianity amongst Jews.  The collections, including the sermons preached earlier, amounted to nearly £12.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 18/04/1856) (return to calendar)

15th 1899 - It was reported on this day that at the Lindsey Quarter Session on the 20th February 1899 - J Douglass, otherwise Robert Dale, 57, engineer, was charged with obtaining by false pretences from Elizabeth Higgins Tyson 3s 4s, with intent to defraud, at Barton upon Humber - The jury found the prisoner guilty, with a recommendation to mercy, and he was sentences to two weeks imprisonment without hard labour.  (Nottinghamshire Guardian 15/04/1899) (return to calendar)

16th 1888 - At Barton upon Humber Police Court a case of remarkable character was decided. Joseph Reynolds, of the Swann Inn, Barton, was summoned for selling to Police Inspector Ward a pint of liquor which was not of the nature, substance and quality of the article demanded. The sale having been proved, the certificate of Doctor Graham, of University College, London, the public analyst for Lincolnshire, giving the results of his analysis put in. This certificate stated this liquor was not brandy, only alcohol coloured and flavoured to imitate brandy. A second opinion was obtained from Somerset House which stated it was indeed brandy. The case was dismissed.  (The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 17/05/1888) (return to calendar)

17th 1877 - The funeral of Miss Tombleson, the daughter of the late Thomas Tombleson Esq. J.P. was held on this day, leaving Providence House at 12:15 and proceeding to the Wesleyan Chapel.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 27/04/1877) (return to calendar)

18th 1826 - A petition raised by Barton upon Humber for the Abolition of Slavery was presented to the House of Commons by Sir W. Ingolby.  (The Morning Chronicle 18/04/1826) (return to calendar)

19th 1858 - A most eloquent sermon was preached in the Providence Chapel on this day, by the Rev. J. Stallybrass, on behalf of the Morovian Missions.  The audience was not large, and the collection was £1 16s.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 23/04/1858) (return to calendar)

20th 1869 - George Edward Wray, 18, printer, was convicted of a post-office robbery at Barton on this day.  He stole a letter containing one brass ring and two gold rings, the property of Her Majesty's Postmaster General. at Barton St. Peter.  He also stole a letter containing one half-sovereign, one locket and thirty six postage stamps.  He was sentenced to five years penal servitude.  (Hull Packet and East riding Times 30/07/1869) (return to calendar)

21st 1884 - The first annual meeting of the Waterside Pig Club was held at the Royal Vaults, Waterside Road, on this day.  Mr Richard Danson was the chairman.  There were 77 members and total income for the year was £13 13s 10d, with total costs coming in at £4 18s 3d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/04/1884) (return to calendar)

22nd 1864 - It was reported on this day that Corporal Peck, of the Rifle Corps, was the holder of the challenge cup for the month, with 19 marks.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 22/04/1864) (return to calendar)

23rd 1849 - A young lady, residing in the neighbourhood of Barrow Road, attended the Wesleyan Chapel in Barton along with her bridesmaids and friends to be married to a chap from Hovingham, in Yorkshire.  After waiting a considerable time a messenger arrived to inform the company that the bridegroom had changed his mind.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/04/1849) (return to calendar)

24th 1855 - The following notice appeared on this day - To Printers - Any person wanting a strong Youth as an apprentice to the above business, will please apply to Mr Edwd Johnson, solicitor, Barton upon Humber.  (Hull Packet 27/04/1855) (return to calendar)

25th 1834 - Mr Brown, a solicitor of Barton, advertised for "an Accountant, a good writer, and can be relied upon to be quick and industrious" and for "a Clerk, who can Abstract and has been used to the General Business in Conveyancing Offices".  (Hull Packet 25/04/1834) (return to calendar)

26th 1847 - The children of the Church Infant School presented Mrs Wilderspin with a silver whistle in testimony of their esteem and affection towards her. A holiday was offered to the children for the kind gesture, but this was not taken up.  (Hull Packet 07/05/1847) (return to calendar)

27th 1877 - It was reported on this day that amongst the successful candidates who had recently passed the examination of the Pharmaceutical Society was the name of Mr. J. H. Beacock, recently with Messrs. Tomlinson and Crowder, of Barton.  Of the eighteen candidates who sat the examination, only two passed, one of whom was Mr Beacock.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/04/1877) (return to calendar)

28th 1854 - Offered to be sold or let - Barton Hall, furnished or unfurnished, an excellent family house, with or without a large garden, hothouse, and paddock within five minutes walk of the Railway Station. A very moderate rent would be taken from a respectable tenant.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/04/1854) (return to calendar)

29th 1823 - A petition raised by Barton upon Humber against the Insolvent Debtors Act was presented to the House of Commons by Mr Pelham.  (The Morning Post 29/04/1823) (return to calendar)

30th 1851 - The anniversary dinner of the Barton Horticultural Society was held on this day, at the George Inn.  Nearly 60 members and their friends attended.  There were many speeches given, good singing and good wine.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/05/1851) (return to calendar)

May

1st 1829 - James Stow, 24 years old from Barton, was found guilty of stealing a piece of beef from John Grassby, butcher.  He was imprisoned and kept for hard labour for two months.  (Hull Packet 05/05/1829) (return to calendar)

2nd 1805 - The Barton Volunteer Infantry, commanded by T. Marris Esq, were inspected for the first time, on this day, by Brigadier General Murray.  He was pleased to express himself very highly satisfied with the orderly conduct of the men while under arms.  (Hull Packet 14/05/1805) (return to calendar)

3rd 1885 - James Credland, blacksmith of Barton, was fined 5s and 12s costs for being drunk at Barrow.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 22/05/1885) (return to calendar)

4th 1859 - The annual statute for the hiring of servants was held on this day.  There was a large attendance of persons from the surrounding villages and a number of servants were engaged.  Upon the whole rather higher wages were asked, and in several instances obtained, but later in the day engagements were entered into at a lower rate.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/05/1859) (return to calendar)

5th 1884 - Thomas Kirk, blacksmith of Barton, was committed for 14 days imprisonment by the courts, in default of payment of 19s arrears of contribution for the maintenance of his son in a reformatory.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/05/1884) (return to calendar)

6th 1864 - The office of superintendent of police for Barton division, which had become vacant by the resignation of Mr Loverock, was filled by the appointment of Inspector Thoresby, of Holbeach.  (Hull Packet 06/05/1864) (return to calendar)
6th 1895 - Mr George Dickinson, a retired trader, appeared at the police court in Barton charged with assaulting his wife. They had only been married for four months. It was alleged that Dickinson struck his wife three times on the breast and threatened to kill her.  He was charged £5 including costs.  (The Yorkshire Herald 08/05/1895) (return to calendar)

7th 1884 - Jane Wilson and Alfred Wilson, of Bridlington, were summoned for assaulting Esther McLorinn at Barton on this day.  The parties keep donkeys and attend the Statutes, and a quarrel ensued during which the female stuck the complainant on the head with a stick, and the man pulled a quantity of hair from her head.  The magistrates fined Jane Wilson 1s and 14s 6d costs, the case against Alfred Wilson was dropped.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/05/1884) (return to calendar)

8th 1867 - The annual Statute Fair took place in Barton on this day.  The hiring stood at the end of the day as follows:- waggoners £18 to £25 per year, second waggoners £16 to £18, boys £5 to £10, a few small boys made only £4.15s to £5, girls £7 10s to £12.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 10/05/1867) (return to calendar)

9th 1859 - A volunteer rifle corps was about to be formed in Barton.  Twenty people volunteered for it on this day.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/05/1859) (return to calendar)

10th 1880 - It was reported in the press on this day that the most noble the Marquis of Ripon, K.G., had become a subscriber of £10 to the funds of the Barton on Humber and North Lincolnshire Liberal Registration Association(Hull Packet and East Riding Times 10/05/1880) (return to calendar)

11th 1848 - Some person entered the garden of the Swan Inn on this day, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Millson, and attempted to steal a quantity of pears from a tree which was heavily laden.  Attempted, because on climbing the tree several branches gave way and he came crashing to the ground, a presumption made by the amount of broken branches on the floor.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/05/1848) (return to calendar)

12th 1879 - There was a good display at the Barton Entire Horse Show held on this day.  Among the horses exhibited were the following:- "Young Phenomenon", "Saladin", "High Born", "Le Bon", and "Brown Orville". The exhibiters were Messrs. Bromby, Sir J. D. Astley, Mr Sharpley, Mr Cunningham and Mr Geo. Gurnhill.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/05/1879) (return to calendar)

13th 1831 - As two young lads were employed in getting out a kedge anchor, from a sloop laying just off Barton, their boat unfortunately upset and they both fell in the river.  One swam to a passing sloop, the other was rescued by Captain Rhodes of the Royal Charter steamer.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 17/05/1831) (return to calendar)

14th 1892 - It was reported on this day that the Bishop of Lincoln recently reopened the church of St. Mary's, in Barton upon Humber, after partial restoration. £1600 was spent removing the gallery and high pews of the nave, opening out the walled-up tower arch, rebuilding a dangerous pillar, re-flooring, relighting, cleaning, pointing &c. and in providing seats and chairs.  (Berrow's Worcester Journal 14/05/1892) (return to calendar)

15th 1892 - Cricket - Barton v Brigg, played at Barton upon Humber, Brigg batted first and totalled 110 for six wickets before declaring their innings closed.  Barton were all dismissed for 60 runs.  (The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 16/05/1892) (return to calendar)

16th 1834 - A public dinner was held at the George Inn, in Barton upon Humber, to celebrate the induction of the Rev. G Uppleby to the Vicarage of Barton upon Humber.  (Hull Packet 23/05/1834) (return to calendar)

17th 1858 - On this afternoon, the train from New Holland to Barton, due at twenty two minutes past three, was observed coming towards Barton station at an unusually quick rate.  On coming up to the station the engine dashed over the bulk of timber on the opposite side of the turn-table, and the fore wheels became imbedded in the soft earth.  the steam, of course, was instantly let off, and with the exception of the shaking, the passengers sustained no injuries.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 21/05/1858) (return to calendar)

18th 1859 - The Hull Wesleyan District meeting was held in Barton for the first time on this day, and also the day previous and day after (17th to 19th).  The district meeting was the second Church-court in Wesleyan Methodism, and was introduced into the system immediately after the decease of its venerable founder.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 06/05/1859) (return to calendar)

19th 1876 - There was a warning to Drovers posted in the press on this day.  William Goldsmith, of Barton upon Humber, drover, was charged with cruelly ill-treating certain sheep in bringing them from the Barton Cattle market.  The defendant used a great stick to beat the animals, and threw stones at them.  He was fined £1, with 19s 2d costs, or on default on months imprisonment with hard labour.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 19/05/1876) (return to calendar)

20th 1884 - The Ness End Brick and Tile Company Limited was registered on this day, with a capital of £5000 in £5 shares, to purchase the Ness End Brick and Tile Works, Barton upon Humber, lately belonging to the London Architectural Brick and Tile Company Limited (in liquidation).  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/05/1884) (return to calendar)

21st 1833 - Lord Wynford presented a petition from the inhabitants of Barton upon Humber in the House of Lords against the 19th clause of the Local Jurisdiction Bill.  (The Standard 22/05/1833) (return to calendar) 

22nd 1858 - A cricket match between the single and the married of the Barton club came off on this day, in most unfavourable weather, but, in spite of a hailstorm, the game was kept up in much spirit, to the great delight of the spectators, including the fair patrons of this manly sport.  The single gentlemen won by an innings and five runs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/05/1858) (return to calendar)

23rd 1856 - It was reported on this day that at a vestry meeting for the annual appointment of officers, it was resolved that the following gentlemen be appointed a "nuisance removal committee"; Messrs. W. H. Eddie, J. Morley, W. Wilkinson, Rev. J. P. N. Baxter, and J. Wilson.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/05/1856) (return to calendar)

24th 1844 - It was reported on this day that the dwelling house of Mr William Hamilton, of Barton, was recently broken into, when several articles of apparel, a coral necklace, and a musical snuff-box were stolen.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/05/1844) (return to calendar)

25th 1849 - It was reported on this day that Mrs Martin, of Waterside Road, had an extraordinary apple tree in her garden, supposed to have been planted 15 or 16 years ago, which never blossomed, but for some years past has produced an abundant crop of fruit.  At the present time the tree is laden with small apples, which are of a small yellowish kind, pleasant to the taste, and altogether destitute of core and pips.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/05/1849) (return to calendar)

26th 1894 - It was reported on this day that the Queen had offered a knighthood to Mr Isaac Pitman, who had been appointed the Master of the British School at Barton upon Humber during his career.  (The Lancashire Gazette 26/05/1894) (return to calendar)  

27th 1884 - The first session of the Hull Wesleyan District Meeting at the Oddfellow's Hall in Barton was held on this day. The Rev. R. Green, chairman of the district, presided.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/05/1884) (return to calendar)

28th 1885 - John Coopland, a lad from Barton, was charged with throwing stones in the street at Barton on this day.  He hit a woman named Hargrave on the head with a stone.  He was fined 6d and 6s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 05/06/1885) (return to calendar)

29th 1868 - A report appeared in the paper on this day regarding William Franklin being charged at the Barton Petty Sessions, under the Highways Act, for allowing his horse to stray onto the highway.  Robert Franklin, father of the defendant, appeared and said that the horse had been seduced from its proper pasturage by a horse belonging to Mr George Brice to the High Street, where it was found by police-constable Mackman.  He was fines 1s and costs. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/05/1868) (return to calendar)

30th 1864 - A serious accident occurred during the holding of an auction sale by Mr. W. H. Morley, on the premises of the late Mr. W. B. Willingham, builder, near St. Mary's church.  The auctioneer was offering for sale a number of tools needed in the trade, when the floor gave way, precipitating the company, about 60 in number, to the lowest storey, a distance of nine feet.  There were many injuries, some serious, but no fatalities. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 03/06/1864) (return to calendar)

31st 1864 - The thirty-second anniversary of the Barton upon Humber auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held at the Temperance Hall on this evening.  R. Brown Esq. presided.  The sum of £187 16s 9d had been received by this branch. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 03/06/1864) (return to calendar)

June

1st 1852 - To be let or sold on this day, a most excellent freehold dwelling house situated in Priestgate and Market Lane, in Barton upon Humber, with stone front, bracketed cornice, and portico with fluted columns of the Ionic order; containing entrance hall with handsome staircase, dining, drawing, and breakfast rooms with marble chimney pieces and polished stoves, front kitchen with cistern boiler range and steam closets, back kitchen with oven and force pump, three large wine, ale , beer and coal cellars, five bedrooms and water closet, four servants rooms and housemaids closet, and a coach house for two carriages. The premises has a frontage of 45 feet on Priestgate and of 286 feet in Market Lane.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 19/03/1852) (return to calendar)

2nd 1871 - The Local Board of Health met on this day and agreed to rename some streets in Barton.  Market Street was to be called George Street, Old Market Lane to be called King Street, and Bank Street to be renamed Holy Dyke.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/06/1871) (return to calendar)

3rd 1849 - A young man called George Blanchard was accused of picking the pocket of Thomas Froggatt, Ostler at the Wheat Sheaf Inn, on this day.  He admitted to stealing 6s 6d.  He was committed to Kirton sessions for trial.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 08/06/1849) (return to calendar)

4th 1835 - The Barton Bible Society held a meeting in the British and Foreign school room where Dr. Paterson, late of Russia and an agent of the parent society, delivered a very intelligent and interesting speech.  (Hull Packet 12/06/1835) (return to calendar)

5th 1776 - Matthew Foy, Butcher, Dealer and Chapman, (bankrupt) had a dividend made on his estate and effects at the Black Bull in Barton, at ten o'clock in the forenoon. (London Gazette 04/05/1776) (return to calendar)

6th 1879 - The thirty third ordinary general meeting of the shareholders of the Barton Gas Company was held.  The profits for the last financial year were £487 12s 7d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/06/1879) (return to calendar)

7th 1830 - Mr James Harrison, of Barton upon Humber, was awarded a large silver medal and ten pounds by the Society of Arts &c for his clock escapement.  (The York Herald 12/06/1830) (return to calendar)  

8th 1838 - It was reported on this day that James Boyers, of Barton upon Humber, had died lately.  He was well known for many years as a horse breaker, and no man living perhaps ever experienced as many fractures from different accidents with horses.  (Hull Packet 8/06/1838) (return to calendar)

9th 1877 - A cricket match was held between Barton Cricket Club and Alkboro', resulting in an easy victory for the home team.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/06/1877) (return to calendar)

10th 1861 - Geo. Ingram Esq., of the Humber-bank Brickyard, entertained his men and their wives, amounting to nearly 100 persons, to an excellent and substantial tea on this day.  The company broke up in the early hours, very much pleased with the evenings entertainment.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/06/1861) (return to calendar)

11th 1849 - A lad named Arthur Brown was charged, on the oath of Mr Field Nicholson, with committing a trespass in search of game in a field belonging to Mr Brady Nicholson.  The courts levied a small fine, which with costs amounted to one pound.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/06/1849) (return to calendar)

12th 1823 - An inquest was held at the White Lion Inn by Marmaduke Dixon, a coroner from Caistor, on the body of Ann Jubb, a widow aged 83 who was found dead in her house a day earlier.  From the evidence it was immediately decided she 'died by the visitation of God'. (Hull Packet 16/06/1823) (return to calendar)

13th 1878 - The Wesleyan Sunday School anniversary was very successful.  The Rev. A Cooke, of Beverley, preached an eloquent sermon.  The collections amounted to £28.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/06/1878) (return to calendar)

14th 1848 - Two sermons were preached by the Rev. J. Ridgeway on behalf of the Church Missionary Society, in the morning in St. Peter's and in the afternoon in St. Mary's.  The collection on the day amounted to £14 5s.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/06/1848) (return to calendar)

15th 1851 - Two diminutive boys accused Robert Gilmour Watt, the landlord of the Waterside Inn, of trying to drown them.  The children stated that they had unmoored a boat which was fastened to the jetty with the intention of taking a row, and on their return the defendant threw them both overboard.  A counter charge was brought by Mr Watt for illegally taking possession of his boat.  The case was dismissed.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/06/1851) (return to calendar)

16th 1876 - It was reported on this day that Hannah Graham, a tramp, was charged with unlawfully wandering abroad and sleeping in an outhouse on the Horkstow Road.  PC Toyntee, who proved the case, found the woman at two o'clock that morning as described above.  She was committed to Lincoln Lindsey Prison for twenty one days as a vagrant.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/06/1876) (return to calendar)

17th 1843 - An inquest was held and the George Inn by Mr C Marris, of Caistor, on the body of Edward Smith, a character universally known in the counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, for upwards of sixty years, as a drover of cattle. The jury returned a verdict "died from apoplexy". The deceased was 71 years of age and a townsman of Barton.  (Hull Packet 23/06/1843) (return to calendar)

18th 1884 - Thomas Hodson, a shoemaker from Barton, was charged with being drunk at the Queen Inn.  He was fined 5s with 10s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/07/1884) (return to calendar)

19th 1814 - Tom Cox, of the Six Bells public house situated in the Butchery in Barton, died aged 37.  (Hull Packet 21/06/1814) (return to calendar)

20th 1845 - The annual meeting of the Barton Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society was held on this day, in the Temperance Hall.  W. Rogers esq. was in the chair. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/06/1845) (return to calendar)

21st 1867 - It was reported on this day that a meeting of the sub-committee of the North Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Barton Show was held at the George Inn, in Barton.  J. Winship Esq. was in the chair, to complete arrangements for the trial of grass mowers to be held at Mr. Brainbridge's Marsh farm.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 21/06/1867) (return to calendar)

22nd 1851 - On the morning of this day the dwelling house of Mr Wm. Nicholson, butcher, was robbed of a quantity of beef.  The thief effected an entrance through the pantry window.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/06/1851) (return to calendar)

23rd 1853 - County Court Ward v Brown - Plaintiff sued defendant for 4 10s for a horse he bought and the defendant had warranted sound. Plaintiff proved the horse was broken winded and a verdict was given for the amount claimed.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/07/1853) (return to calendar)

24th 1853 - It was reported on this day that the churchwarden's of St. Peter's were about to spend the sum of £30 in the necessary repairs of the old church.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/06/1853) (return to calendar)

25th 1835 - A Steam Packet called the 'Laurel' was launched at North Shields.  It was the property of Mr Walkden and was purchased to work between that port and Barton upon Humber.  (Hull Packet 03/07/1835) (return to calendar)

26th 1837 - Offered for sale by auction, at the Red Lion Inn, in Barton, was the newly erected Mansion House with stables, gig-house, garden and croft adjoining, situated along the east side of Fleetgate. The mansion house comprises breakfast, dining and drawing rooms, six good bedrooms, kitchen, cellars and other conveniences.  (Hull Packet 09/06/1837) (return to calendar)

27th 1851 - It was reported on this day that a large concourse of spectators attended the midsummer fair at Barton, and the weather being propitious there was considerable hilarity and enjoyment.  The landlords of the various inns of the town reaped an abundant harvest, and everything passed off without disturbance.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/06/1851) (return to calendar)

28th 1850 - New publication, now ready, 8vo pp.69 price 6d, A Letter to the Rev. George Uppleby, Vicar of Barton upon Humber, in reply to an address from him to his parishioners, respecting the Teaching and Conduct of his Curate. By Members of his Congregation, on behalf of Themselves, and others representing the Protestant feeling of the Parish - was advertised on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/06/1850) (return to calendar)

29th 1858 - In the Barton County Court on this day John Brocklesby sued Richard Goy for £1 6s 8d for beer and tobacco.  He was ordered to pay 10s a month.  Also John Westoby sued George Rowson for £2 2s 8d for goods, he was ordered to pay 4s a month.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/07/1858) (return to calendar)

30th 1848 - It was reported on this day that Charles Franklin was accused by James Wild with assaulting him.  The case was fully proved. and the defendant was fined 5s and costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/06/1848) (return to calendar)

July

1st 1882 - The salary of the Justices Clerk for Barton upon Humber increased on this day from £150 to £190  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/04/1882) (return to calendar)

2nd 1848 - On this evening some hungry depredators entered the pantry of the property of Mr May, on Waterside Road, and abstracted a quantity of meat.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 07/07/1848) (return to calendar)

3rd 1883 - A tremendous storm hit Barton on this day, resulting in around 25000 square foot of glass being shattered in the town, with hail stones as large as wall nuts coming down.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/08/1884) (return to calendar)

4th 1884 - There was a report on this day regarding a cricket match between Barton Excelsior and Hull Brunswick, played at Barton.  The home side won with 14 runs to spare.  Final score was Barton Excelsior 63 : Hull Brunswick 48 (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/07/1884) (return to calendar)

5th 1830 - The King's proclamation was read publicly in Barton on this day.  The sheriff's deputy was attended by about 50 of the gentry of the town and neighbourhood on horseback, and about 1000 pedestrians, preceded by a band of music.  The proclamation commenced from the George Inn, and after making the proclamation in every street, returned there with a thundering expression of loyalty.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 13/07/1830) (return to calendar)

6th 1845 - The anniversary meeting of the Barton Auxiliary London Missionary Society was held on this day, in the Providence Chapel.  Rev Geo. Mundy, missionary from India, was the preacher.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/07/1845) (return to calendar)

7th 1852 - On this morning, between three and four o'clock, a fire broke out in a close or field belonging to Edwd. Johnson Esq., on Vinegar Hill, when a shed, a quantity of straw, a plough and several farming implements were totally consumed.  The Barton fire engines were on the spot soon after the alarm was given, but in consequence of the hour, and the preparations necessary to be made, arrived too late to be of any material assistance.  The property destroyed was estimated at around £30.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/07/1852) (return to calendar)

8th 1867 - John Jackson, a tramp, was charged with stealing a pair of boots, the property of Thomas Bloomfield, a fellow lodger, at Thompson's lodging-house, Newport Street, Barton.  The parties slept in the same bed on Saturday night and on Sunday morning the prisoner got up at 3:15 am and made away with the boots.  The court sentenced the prisoner to one months hard labour.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 12/07/1867) (return to calendar)

9th 1866 - At the Barton Petty Sessions on this day - Robert Dee was charged with allowing two horses to stray on the highway after dark, contrary to the statute.  Defendant paid the costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/07/1866) (return to calendar)

10th 1876 - George Garden was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Barton upon Humber on this day.  PC Burgess proved the case.  He was fined 10s and costs.  He was also charged with assaulting PC Burgess whilst in the execution of his duties.  Fined 1s costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/08/1876) (return to calendar)

11th 1853 - In the Barton Justice Room on this day : Jane Dawson v Josh Tricket - complainant having spread a report that the defendant had been playing at hide-and-seek instead of working for his master, went to Miss Dawson and called her an ugly name, and she retorted by calling him an ugly name back; words produced blows, and although the defendant appeared to have his hair pulled the magistrates considered him the aggressor, and fined him 13s.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/07/1853) (return to calendar)

12th 1879 - William Malice, a brick maker from Barton upon Humber, was charged with being drunk at Barton on this day.  He was fined 5s with 10s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/08/1879) (return to calendar)

13th 1883 - Hull Police Court on this day - Theft by a lodger - Mary Ann Young, aged 19, belonging to Barton upon Humber, was charged with stealing a watch and shawl, the property of William Keel, of High Street, Hull.  Sentenced to six weeks imprisonment.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/07/1883) (return to calendar)

14th 1882 - It was reported on this day that the large old-fashioned residence along Fleetgate, recently occupied by Mr Pigott, has been altered and internally rearranged as a cocoa house by the Cocoa House Movement.  It was hoped the facilities would promote temperance and sobriety in the town.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/07/1882) (return to calendar)

15th 1832 - The schooner Joseph was lost at about noon on this day.  She was bound from Goole to London, laden with coals, when she struck on Chowder Ness, at Barton upon Humber.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 24/07/1832) (return to calendar)

16th 1851 - There was a midsummer horticultural exhibition of fruits, vegetables, and flowers held at the National school rooms on this day.  The exhibition commenced at half past ten o'clock and the company came flocking in until the close at six o'clock.  A band of music was in attendance.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/07/1851) (return to calendar)

17th 1881 - Property Sale - on Monday evening Mr W F Ingram offered for sale at the George Hotel, in one lot, five old houses and shops situated in Market Lane, Barton, two of them in the occupation of Mr James H. Barraclough, one condemned by the Local Board, and the remainder unoccupied.  The lot was put up at £100 by Mr George Henry Smith, wine merchant, and the bidding rose by small sums up to £136 by Mr William Cross (Goy and Cross), at which point the lot was withdrawn. (Hull Packet 17/07/1881) (return to calendar)

18th 1863 - The annual tea meeting of the Ropers' Benevolent Society was held at the Steam Packet Inn on this day.  The spread was most ample and reflected credit upon Mrs Sowerby.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/07/1863) (return to calendar)

19th 1841 - Mr J Hodson informed the public that the Boarding School at Barton upon Humber would re-open on this day. Terms for Board, Washing and a complete English Education, including Book-keeping, Land-measuring, Mensuration [sic], Algebra, Geometry, £23 per annum; with Latin £24; Greek, French and Hebrew £1 each extra. The situation is remarkably healthy, and the Play Ground three acres in extent.  (Hull Packet 02/07/1841) (return to calendar)

20th 1838 - The body of Mr Charles Williams, aged 57 from Barton upon Humber, was found by the Bee cutter floating in the Humber.  The inquest was held on this day at the Market House Tavern in Hull.  Verdict - Found Drowned.  (The York Herald, and General Advertiser 28/07/1838) (return to calendar)

21st 1829 - It was reported on this day that a meeting was held on the 14th July, in Barton upon Humber, for the formation of an Auxiliary to the British and Foreign Bible Society.  The attendance was large and the parties interested, and the proposed measures for promoting the Parent Societies interests were approved.    (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 21/07/1829) (return to calendar)

22nd 1848 - In the County Court held at Barton on this day forty summonses had been issued.  Some of the cases were settled out of court, and nearly the whole of the remainder were undefended.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/07/1848) (return to calendar)

23rd 1860 - A female named Isobella Ferriby, from Barton, had her pocket picked, at the Corporation pier, in Hull, on this day.  She lost 30s in gold, and 5s or 6s in silver.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/07/1860) (return to calendar)

24th 1857 - It was reported on this day that George Welburn, the younger, was charged with embezzling various sums of money, the property of Mr James Barraclough, coal merchant, and had been committed to Lincoln Castle for trial.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/07/1857) (return to calendar)

25th 1873 - In the report on the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society show, which appeared in the press on this day, Mr S. Gibson, of the Market Place, Barton on Humber, won £5 for second place in the best mare for breading roadsters class.    (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/07/1873) (return to calendar)

26th 1833 - Advertised for Let on this day was the George Inn, described as such "comprising thirteen lodging rooms, a very commodious room for the Market ordinary...., commercial and other convenient rooms on the ground floor, bar, kitchen, cellars, stabling for sixty horses, coach house, farm buildings and yard adjoining, and a close of excellent pasture land where a sheep market has been established upwards of thirty years."  (Hull Packet 26/07/1833) (return to calendar)

27th 1855 - Mr Joseph White, a woollen draper of Barton, was, on this day, suddenly seized with an apoplectic fit which terminated fatally in two or three hours.  His wife was unfortunately from home, and arrived too late to be of any service.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 03/08/1855) (return to calendar)

28th 1847 - Miss Ping announced that the duties of her school, at Mount House, in Barton, would resume on this day. The French language was taught by a native Protestant, resident in the Establishment.  (Hull Packet 09/07/1847) (return to calendar)

29th 1850 - A public meeting was held at the Temperance Hall respecting "the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, to be held in London, in May 1851".  A considerable number of persons were in attendance at the appointed time.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/08/1850) (return to calendar)

30th 1873 - George Winship, son of Mr R. Winship, of Marsh House, Barton, was charged with travelling without a ticket on the M. S. L. Railway on this day.  Mr Kaye, stationmaster, saw him slip out of the third-class carriage and walk towards his home.  He was fined £2 with 16s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/08/1873) (return to calendar)

31st 1867 -  The North Lincolnshire Agricultural Society held their annual show in Barton on this day.  The usual quiet market town of Barton was full of bustle and excitement.  Flags of many colours were suspended from the windows of many public and other houses, the streets had stalls laden with gingerbread and sweetmeats, there were swings and shows, and people were attired in their best clothes.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/08/1867) (return to calendar)

August

1st 1851 - Offered for sale by auction, at the Waterside Inn, in Barton, was the Waterside Inn, comprising of one large public room (36 feet by 18 feet) and one other large room (lately built - 25 feet by 13 feet) and five other private rooms. Also a private family room, tap room, good kitchens, cellars, 17 lodging rooms, coach office, stables, coach house, large granaries, warehouse, other outbuildings and garden in the occupation of Mr Watt. The purchaser will have to conduct the ferries from Barton to Hull and Hessle.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/07/1851) (return to calendar)
1st 1855 - The Humber Regatta under the patronage of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club took place on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/07/1855) (return to calendar)

2nd 1875 - Messrs. Credland and Son exhibited a well-constructed waggon for agricultural purposes in the market on this day.  It attracted considerable attention.  The waggon had been made for Mr Arthur Johnson, of Barton Hill Farm.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 06/08/1875) (return to calendar)

3rd 1826 - The Royal Charter steam packet, with nearly 150 passengers on board, took a trip from Barton to Goole. The proceeds, £15 11s, were generously devoted by the Proprietors, to the fund for the relief of the distressed Manufacturers.   (Hull Packet 08/08/1826) (return to calendar)

4th 1871 - The meeting of the Local Board of Health was held on this day.  The Numbering Houses Committee minutes were passed.  The estimates for the numbering of the houses in the streets were read.  The estimate of Mr Spink, to number the houses at £3, was accepted.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/08/1871) (return to calendar)

5th 1860 - Daniel Glover, a lad, was charged with being in the garden belonging to Mr Driffield Legard, on this day, for the purpose of stealing apples.  The lad, in his defence, said he was gathering pears, which had dropped from a tree belonging to his mother, overhanging onto Mr Legard's garden, and stated that Mr Legard had given him permission to get them.  The case was adjourned.    (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 17/08/1860) (return to calendar)

6th 1858 - Mr Wm. Wilkinson, surgeon, and his father, were thrown out of a gig in consequence of the horse shying at a man who suddenly jumped up by the roadside where he had been lying at the moment the horse was passing.  Luckily no serious injury was sustained.  Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/08/1858) (return to calendar)

7th 1840 - It was reported on this day that a Celt or battle-axe of the ancient Britons has been dug up at Barton upon Humber. It was made of copper, in a perfect state and was in the possession of Mr I Wilkinson.  (Hull Packet 07/08/1840) (return to calendar) 

8th 1875 - Mary Ann Towle, alias Minnett, alias Tuppenny, of Barton, prostitute, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Barton.  PC Stebbings proved the case.  Fined 10s and 10s 6d costs.  A lady friend appeared and paid the money.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/08/1875) (return to calendar)

9th 1858 - Mr G. Robinson was the purchaser of Long's school house and grounds on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/08/1858) (return to calendar)

10th 1847 - The inquest into the body of Mrs Ann Sergeant, widow of the late Mr John Sergeant, tallow chandler, who died suddenly on this day, was held at the George Inn the next morning.  It appears that she got up to get dressed and once she had finished fell down on the chamber floor, and died without a struggle.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/08/1847) (return to calendar)

11th 1843 - It was reported on this day that on Tuesday last, at about 11 o'clock, the two children of Mr Holdsworth, draper and grocer of Barton, were being drawn by a servant in a children's carriage. It upset opposite the Waterside-house.  A cart laden with gravel was unfortunately passing at the moment and the children falling directly into the track of its wheels, received the most frightful injuries.  The elder, a girl of about five years and nine months, was killed on the spot.  The younger boy, about fifteen months, was so dreadfully crushed that he only lingered for a short time.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/08/1843) (return to calendar)

12th 1876 - Wm Green, labourer, was charged with being drunk at Barton on this evening.  Pc's Baxter and Barnett proved the case.  He was fined 5s with 11s costs, or on default of payment, 14 days hard labour in the Lindsey prison. The defendant was locked up.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/08/1876) (return to calendar)

13th 1850 - In the Police Court on this day, John and George Button were charged, by Mr Superintendent Batty, with being drunk and creating a disturbance in the Butchery on the previous day. They did not deny the charge and were fined 17s each including costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/08/1850) (return to calendar)

14th 1846 - Two letters appeared in the Hull Packet on this day, written by Samuel Wilderspin, which he had sent to the Right Hon. Lord Brougham and Vaux and to the Noble Marques of Landsdowne on August 6th.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/08/1846) (return to calendar)

15th 1876 - The children of the Church of England schools had a trip by rail to Thornton College, accompanied by a good number of teachers and friends.  All arrived safely home in the evening.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/08/1876) (return to calendar)

16th 1860 - A strong muster of the Barton Rifle Corps attended a grand review at Louth on this day.  Lieutenant Uppleby gave challenges to several corps in Lincolnshire to produce five members to shoot against five of his corps, at any distance, for £1 a man.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/08/1860) (return to calendar)

17th 1888 - George Thomas David Page, a grocer from Waterside Road, was summoned to Blackburn Borough Police Court charged with deserting his wife.  (The Blackburn Standard 18/08/1888) (return to calendar)

18th 1860 - A brass band, composed of railway operatives from New Holland, visited the town, and, in spite of the weather, paraded the streets of Barton on this day.  Mr Acey, of Hull, was the conductor.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/08/1860) (return to calendar)

19th 1848 - The long pending case against Edward Walsh, accused of selling beer without a proper license, was brought to a close on this day.  Mr Graburn, who appeared for the prosecutor, having consented to withdraw the charge.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/08/1848) (return to calendar)

20th 1879 - The annual festival of the Church Day and Sunday Schools was held on this day.  There was a precession of teachers and scholars with flags, banners and floral devises of a very imposing description.  The weather was bad and most of the outdoor sport was postponed until the next day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/08/1879) (return to calendar)

21st 1885 - It was reported on this day that the Rev. E. L. Greig had resigned the pastorate of the Congregational Church in this town, having received a unanimous and urgent call to a church in Huddersfield.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 21/08/1885) (return to calendar)

22nd 1848 - A tremendous thunder storm passed over Barton on this day. Lightning struck the chimney of a cottage, occupied by a man named Beecock, on Vinegar Hill, seriously injuring the furniture, a chest of drawers being nearly splintered to atoms.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/09/1848) (return to calendar)

23rd 1850 - Just published, price 1s, Two sermons, preached in the Parish Church of St. Mary, Barton upon Humber, by Rev. W. H. Simpson, with Notes and an Appendix, containing a Refutation of certain Charges and Misrepresentations in a recent pamphlet and addressed to the Vicar. - was advertised on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/08/1850) (return to calendar)

24th 1846 - William Bond, a licensed porter, was charged by police constable 60 with being drunk and disorderly, and with forcibly attempting to go on board the Barton packet contrary to the orders of the captain.  He was taken into custody.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/08/1846) (return to calendar)

25th 1847 - The Corporation of the Royal Exchange Assurance of Houses and Goods from Fire announced that they had appointed Mr William Lawson Morley as their Agent and Receiver for Barton upon Humber.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 10/09/1847) (return to calendar)

26th 1852 - To be sold by auction, five dwelling houses situated in Hungate, or Chapel Lane, in Barton upon Humber, two of which are shops, and are now in respective occupations of Mr Robert Scruton, shoemaker, and Mr William Brown, Tailor, the other three are respectively occupied by Mr Joseph Cooper, Mr William Dannant and Mrs Ann Cox.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 06/08/1852) (return to calendar)

27th 1847 - It was reported on this day that owing to the arbitrary manner in which the millers have acted in Barton, in is in contemplation by some of the principal inhabitants to take steps to promote the erection of a subscription mill, on similar principals to the two erected in Hull.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/08/1847) (return to calendar)

28th 1846 - It was reported on this day that the railway between Barton and New Holland had been staked out and was immediately to be proceeded with.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/08/1846) (return to calendar)

29th 1836 - Offered for sale by auction at the Red Lion Inn, at 2pm in the afternoon on this day, was the Estate and Effects of John Hall, grocer of the town. Included in the sale was a cottage situated on East Field Road, including outbuildings, orchard and garden, currently in the occupation of William Beacock.  Also included was a cottage in the corner of Market Lane, currently in the occupation of William Brooks.  Also included was a cottage, including outbuildings and garden, situated along Barrow Road, currently in the occupation of Thomas Thompson.  Finally, also included was a cottage, with outbuildings and yard, situated along Whitecross Lane, currently in the occupation of Robert Johnson.  (Hull Packet 29/07/1836) (return to calendar)

30th 1845 - A boy of the name of Scott drowned while playing near to the Barton haven.  He was leaning forward to catch a crab, and overbalanced himself.  Assistance could not be obtained until it was too late, and the body has not yet been found.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 05/09/1845) (return to calendar)

31st 1845 - Two sermons were preached on behalf of the Providence Chapel Sunday Schools, by Rev. W. Martin of Brigg.  This school numbers around 130 children, and will undoubtedly prove a great blessing to the church which it belongs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 05/09/1845) (return to calendar)

September

1st 1828 - The death of Mr Rashworth occurred on this day at a partridge shoot in Barton upon Humber.  Mr Rashworth, aged 64 from Hull, was in the  act of putting his gun to his shoulder, when he fell down and expired instantaneously.  The deceased was universally respected and was understood to hold a high situation in the East India House.  (The Morning Post 11/09/1828) (return to calendar)

2nd 1857 - Fine Salmon, netted in the Humber between Barton and South Ferriby, was being offered for sale on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/09/1857) (return to calendar)

3rd 1852 - A notice appeared on this day - To be let immediately - on Barton Waterside, a delightful residence, consisting of two front rooms, kitchen, back kitchen, pantries &c on the ground floor, two front bedrooms, three other bedrooms &c, and about three roods of land attached. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 03/09/1852) (return to calendar)

4th 1880 - The I Company 1st Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers fired their sixth monthly competition for the companies monthly challenge cup, on this day, on the Barton rifle range at 3pm.  five shots at each distance, 200 and 500 yards, any position.  Private B Bacon scored 35 points, Corporal John Thompson scored 34 points and Lance-Corporal F Booth scored 33.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 17/09/1880) (return to calendar)

5th 1875 - John Marshall, a beer house keeper along Waterside Road, was charged by Superintendent Fuller with having his house open for the sale of beer on this day.  Two men were found drinking therein by the police.  Marshall was fined £2 and costs, and the two men, William Usher and Alexander Garden alias "The Marquis of Aylesbury", who were found on the premises, were convicted, Usher in the sum of £1 and costs, and "the Marquis" 10s and costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/09/1875) (return to calendar)

6th 1873 - Before the petty sessions court on this day appeared John Gilfroy, aged 13, charged with stealing half a stone of plums, value 2s 6d, the property of Josiah Hargrave, East Acridge, Barton, on the 8th September.  He was fines 1s, with 2s 6d damages and costs, together 20s 6d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 10/09/1873) (return to calendar)

7th 1805 - Edward Tripp, a joiner of Barton upon Humber, was declared bankrupt.  (The Bury and Norwich Post 11/09/1805) (return to calendar)

8th 1831 - Long's Charity School was opened in Barton on the Coronation day (to commemorate the event) in this year.  The building was erected by Mr Wm. Burton, Mr Wm. Ashton and Mr Thomas Burton, who were also acting Trustee's of Long's charity.  (Hull Packet 20/09/1831) (return to calendar)

9th 1859 - It was reported on this day that a poor rate of 7d in the pound only will suffice to pay the union call from Barton for the current quarter.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/09/1859) (return to calendar)

10th 1843 - The Duncannon steamer, which ran aground at Spurn the week previous, arrived at Barton on this day to undergo an immediate overhaul to repair the damage, estimated to cost around £200.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 22/09/1843) (return to calendar)

11th 1885 - Hunt and Sons, Maltsters and Brewers of Barton upon Humber, were advertising their home-brewed Harvest Ale at 10p per gallon on this day..  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/09/1885) (return to calendar)

12th 1831 - In an attempt to destroy the monopoly of the Barton Ferry the newly christened steam packet "The Public Opinion"  plied between Hull and Barton on this day, carrying about 500 passengers at 4d a head each way, with the regular packet charging a shilling.   Some opposition was made on the Barton side at first in the handling of the passengers.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 13/09/1831) (return to calendar)

13th 1828 - Four notorious vagabonds, personating shipwrecked sailors, passed through Barton, using the Barton Steam Boat, on their way to Hull.  They were apprehended in Hull after being caught begging and sent to the house of correction.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 16/09/1828) (return to calendar)

14th 1840 - A fatal accident occurred to a man named Edward Hare, a roper belonging to Mr Burton's ropery. He was shooting at some pigeons when his gun burst and the breech lodged in his brains.  (Hull Packet 18/09/1831) (return to calendar)

15th 1859 - At a meeting of the ratepayers of St. Mary's parish, on this day, a church rate of 3d in the pound was granted on the motion of Mr Geo. Marris, seconded by Mr W Burton.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/09/1859) (return to calendar)

16th 1829 - A Sloop called the Ranger, the property of William Mackrill of Barton upon Humber, burthen by admeasurement [sic] fifty-eight tons, was launched on this day from the dock yard of Messrs Bell and Grange, of Grimsby.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 22/09/1829) (return to calendar)

17th 1830 - Wm. Hamilton Grear, who was committed from Barton, to Lincoln prison, on suspicion of house-breaking, escaped from the constable.  He was re-apprehended on this day, in Thirsk, by Wood, the police officer of that place, who brought him again to Barton.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 28/09/1830) (return to calendar)

18th 1854 - To be sold by auction - and extensively well built Maltkiln, capable of steeping 90 quarts of barley every fourth day, with store room for 8000 quarts, crane and spouts for conveying corn &c to and from vessels in the Haven, stabling, three workmen's cottages and other outbuildings.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/09/1854) (return to calendar)

19th 1879 - Arthur Cook, a youth, was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Elliott, a married woman, at Mr. Alcock's Hoe-hill Brickyard.  He was fined 2s 6d and 9s 6d costs, or in default 14 days in Hull gaol.  The money was paid.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 03/10/1879) (return to calendar)

20th 1861 - It was reported on this day that the vicar and churchwardens had appointed Mr G. H. Porter, of Wisbeach, as the organist of St. Peter's and St. Mary's churches.  Mr Porter was, for many years, a pupil of Dr. Dixon, of Grantham, son-in-law of Mrs Holgate of this town.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 20/09/1861) (return to calendar)

21st 1885 - Samuel Cuthbert, a miller from Barton, was summoned before the courts for stealing mushrooms from a field at Barton, belonging to Wm. Renison.  The complainant proved he had sown some mushrooms in the field for his own use. P.C. Topps proved finding the defendant in complainant's mushrooms, and saw him pick up about a half-dozen.  Defendant was fined 1s and 10s 6d in costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/09/1885) (return to calendar)

22nd 1837 - It was reported on this day that the jetty for the Barton ferry was in a really bad state.  It afforded grounds for abundant discontent, and it was deemed high time that the nuisance was dealt with.  The Barton landing was in the Crown, the lease of which expired in February 1835.  (Hull Packet 22/09/1837) (return to calendar)

23rd 1863 - A meeting of the committee of the 12th Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteer Corps was held in the office of Mr Brown on this day to discuss the financial position of the corps. The funds were presently in a good state but new uniforms would be needed.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/10/1863) (return to calendar)

24th 1852 - A notice appeared on this day - To be sold by private contract - a dwelling house situated in Newport Street, with a stable, granary and other outbuildings attached, and orchard and garden, now respectively occupied my Mr Wm. Carlisle.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/09/1852) (return to calendar)

25th 1835 - The old established Wine, Spirit and General business of Mr Ashton (situated along Fleetgate) was offered for sale on this day.  (Hull Packet 25/09/1835) (return to calendar)

26th 1882 - Mr J Jubb, of Ferriby Road, when crossing the Market Place, was knocked down and run over by a passing vehicle.  Fortunately his head escaped the wheel, and no bones were broken.  He received a wound on the scalp and was seriously bruised and shaken.  Being an octogenarian, he would doubtless feel the effects of the accident for some time.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times. 29/09/1882) (return to calendar)

27th 1854 - Intelligence reached Barton of the re-escape of the notorious Ralph the Burglar from Lincoln Castle, alarming those who had suffered from his recent depredations, and those who had been instrumental in his recapture after his first escape.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times. 06/10/1854) (return to calendar)

28th 1877 - It was reported on this day that money upwards of £200 had been collected in the town for the Mansion House Indian Famine Relief Fund.  The operatives of Messrs John Hall and Co gave £3 1s 4d towards the fund.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times. 28/09/1877) (return to calendar)

29th 1859 - At a meeting of the ratepayers on this day, Mr Rodgers in the chair, the inspectors produced their accounts showing, receipts £171 19s 5d; expenditure £162 4s 10d; balance £9 14s 10d.  Messrs. W. Wilkinson, R. Taylor, and D. Legard were elected inspectors for St. Peter's parish, and Messrs. R. Minto, J. E. Meggitt, and J. Marshall were appointed inspectors for St. Mary's parish for the ensuing year.  The sum of £165 was voted to them for the expenditure in lighting the town.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times. 30/09/1859) (return to calendar)

30th 1854 - In the Barton courts, J. C. Uppleby committed Geo. Gilliatt to Kirton for twenty-one days hard labour for leaving his children chargeable to Barrow Parish.  The children, when deserted, where in a shocking state.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times. 06/10/1854) (return to calendar)

October

1st 1890 - Lord Herschell addressed a meeting of the North Lindsey Liberal Association at Barton upon Humber. He spoke at considerable length on the failure of the last session, and what he termed the unreasonable and unfounded charge of obstruction brought about by the Tories against the Opposition.  (Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser 04/10/1890) (return to calendar)

2nd 1879 - Two men, named Beacock and Furniss, in the employ of Mr Hunt the grocer, were driving a horse and cart on Brigg Road, when the horse, taking fright at the noise made by a pig which the vehicle contained, became uncontrollable and bolted.  unfortunately the men, in jumping from the cart, each sustained a fracture of the leg.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 10/10/1879) (return to calendar)

3rd 1823 - On this night Mr Thomas Brown, a flax dresser and roper of Barton upon Humber, put a period to his life during the temporary absence of his wife, by cutting his throat with a razor. Medical assistance was immediately procured, but to late to save him.  The inquest the following day, at the White Swan Inn, returned a verdict of lunacy.  (Hull Packet 06/10/1823) (return to calendar)

4th 1849 - Thieves stole 30 couples of fowls from the hen-house of Mr. John Martin of the Wheat Sheaf.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 12/10/1849) (return to calendar)

5th 1892 - Attempt to escape from prison - At the Spalding Police Court, Charles Creasey, who's attempts to marry a girl at Barton upon Humber and Grimsby after deserting his wife and family, came before the magistrates charged with damaging the police cell in which he was confined.  He was confined to a further spell of imprisonment of 14 days, making it 15 weeks in all.  (The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 07/10/1892) (return to calendar)

6th 1851 - Thomas Aldridge was fined 10s and 8s costs for assaulting John Jacklyn on this day.  The defendant had only married the daughter of the plaintiff an hour or two before.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 17/10/1851) (return to calendar)

7th 1861 - At the Barton Magistrates meeting held on this day William Ferraby, fishmonger, was charged by Mr. J. Morley, sanitary inspector, with offering for sale fish that was unfit for human food.  On examining a large quantity which Ferraby was offering for sale he did not find one good fish in the lot.  As this was his first offence he was fined 5s and 10s 6d, with a fortnight being allowed for payment.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/10/1861) (return to calendar)

8th 1840 - Whilst Mr Marris, the coroner of Caistor, was on his way to Barton he learnt of a dreadful accident on the Barrow Road stone pit.  Five men had been digging stone when the pit gave way, burying them all, four of them partially, but the fifth, Robert Cooling, was dreadfully mutilated and died almost instantly.  Thomas Hall died a few hours later.  A verdict of Accidental Death was recorded.  (The York Herald, and General Advertiser 17/10/1840) (return to calendar)

9th 1876 - The Autumn Fair was held on this day.  The price of horses ranged from £15 to £40, foals £16 to £25 each.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/10/1876) (return to calendar)

10th 1834 - An inquest was held in Barton on this day, before George Marris, coroner, on the body of Mr John Watson, retired currier, who was found suspended by the neck in the back kitchen where he lodged.  It appears that the deceased had been for some time labouring under aberration of the mind.  The verdict returned was temporary derangement.   (Hull Packet 17/10/1834) (return to calendar)

11th 1833 - The corporation lease of the Barton ferry from Barton to Hull expired on this day, but by an understanding between the corporation and the current lessees Messrs. Walkden and Co it was to continue for another fortnight to allow matters to be resolved regarding the final settlement.  (Hull Packet 11/10/1833) (return to calendar)

12th 1814 - The first steam-boat which passed Barton waterside, in the very infancy of steam navigation, was called the Caledonia, on her passage from Hull to Gainsborough.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/08/1884) (return to calendar)

13th 1891 - The sudden death of Major G. C. Uppleby - a Lincolnshire Magistrate and the Chairman of the Barton on Humber Petty Sessional [sic] Division, died suddenly today.  He was about 70 years of age.  (The Yorkshire Herald 14/10/1891) (return to calendar)

14th 1880 - A the Board of Guardians meeting, on this day, a letter was read from  Mr Wm. Morris, resigning his office as assistant-overseer, a position which he has occupied for a number of years.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 22/10/1880) (return to calendar)

15th 1894 - A fire broke out at the Rope Work premises of Messrs Hall and Co.  It originated in the storeroom on the ground floor, fortunately at a time when the work men were on the premises.  (The Yorkshire Herald 16/10/1894) (return to calendar) 

16th 1861 - The Post Office Savings Bank came into existence at Barton on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/10/1861) (return to calendar)

17th 1837 - All the boats of the Ferry New Company, working the Barton to Hull ferry service, were forced to be sold on this day after the Town Council of Hull were successful in stopping them running the service.  It was reported that "the blockheads in the Town Council, who are on the Property committee, has placed in jeopardy the existence of an almost necessary convenience.  (Hull Packet 06/10/1837) (return to calendar)

18th 1853 - A notice was issued on this day - To cornfactors, maltsters &c, to be let and entered upon on the first day of December next, all that extensive Granary, with the Malt-kiln, Coal-yard and dwelling house adjoining, situated on the Waterside Road, in Barton upon Humber.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 21/10/1853) (return to calendar)

19th 1883 - George Heath, a farmer from Thornton Curtis, appeared before the courts in Barton charged with bringing into the Barton upon Humber Petty Sessional [sic] Division, 52 cattle in contravention of the regulations made by the local authority.  The defendant did not appear.  The bench imposed a fine of £1 for each animal and costs amounting together to £55 10s 9d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/11/1883) (return to calendar)

20th 1849 - William Raines esq. held a County Court session in Barton on this day.  There were 28 cases set down for hearing, none of which, however, were of the least public interest; indeed the whole proceedings only lasted a couple of hours.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 26/10/1849) (return to calendar)

21st 1881 - A storm on this day partially broke down the well-known Beacon Tree on Beacon Hill on Brigg Road.  The old Hawthorne had been a familiar landmark for many generations past.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/10/1881) (return to calendar)

22nd 1855 - An inquest was held in Barton on this day, on the body of Mr Charles Bowes.  The jury returned a verdict of "Died of ossification of the aorta" and no suspicion of poisoning was for a moment entertained.  The woman who had lived with him was committed for trial at the magistrates at the next magistrates meeting, for denying having possession of property belonging to the deceased, at the same time having it concealed on her person.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/11/1855) (return to calendar)

23rd 1885 - George Canty, ironmonger and furniture dealer of 9 and 10 Market Place, was advertising on this day. His iron bedsteads sold from 9s each, couches and sofas from 20s, and complete kitchen ranges from 21s each.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/10/1885) (return to calendar)

24th 1882 - Barton County Court heard before Judge Dr. Stephen : Anderson v Grassby - plaintiff, a butcher and cattle dealer at Barton, claimed £18 8s 5d for butchers' meat and for rent of premises.  The defendant resides at Barrow.  Judgement for the plaintiff for the full amount claimed at £2 per month.   (Hull Packet 03/11/1882) (return to calendar)  

25th 1844 - It was reported on this day that Edward Sergeant had appeared before the Barton court charged with assaulting Mr G. W. Todman, officer of excise, and his wife.  The offence was committed on Sunday the 13th when they were going home.  The prisoner attempted to break the lamp they carried but instead kicked out with his foot.  He was fined £1 11s 6d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 25/10/1844) (return to calendar)

26th 1829 - The fog was so thick and dense on this day that the ferry boat between Barton and Hull had difficulty making its landing place at Barton, and at Hull, and other river craft were experiencing much inconvenience.  The fog lasted the whole day.   (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 27/10/1829) (return to calendar)

27th 1828 - Graburn and Todd announced to the people of Barton (and surrounding area) that they had commenced as lime burners at the nearby Stone Quarry.  They also recommended that due to its quality it could be used as permanent cement for brick work or excellent nutritious manure for land.  (Hull Packet 11/11/1828) (return to calendar)

28th 1849 - The public services connected with the re-opening of the Wesleyan Chapel, after its alteration and enlargement, took place on this day, when two deep impressive and most appropriate sermons were preached by Rev. Henry Davis, of Hull.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/11/1849) (return to calendar)

29th 1833 - Sir William Ingilby visited Barton on this day to pay his respects to, and receive congratulations from, his friends, and dined at the George Inn.   (Hull Packet 01/11/1833) (return to calendar)

30th 1853 - A splendid meteor, in the northern part of the Heavens, was seen at Barton, and apparently fell into the Humber.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/11/1853) (return to calendar)

31st 1831 - There was a collision of the two Barton steam packets, Royal Charter and Public Opinion on this day.  The Public Opinion ran into the Royal Charter carrying away her paddle box, breaking her wheel paddle and the iron axle in which they moved.  The steam packet Coronation had to be used whilst the Royal Charter was being repaired, although not being as quick meant the mail was delayed during this period.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 01/11/1831) (return to calendar)

November

1st 1889 - Strange Death of a Farmer - Mr Robert Leonard Smith, a farmer at Thornton Abbey aged about 30 years, left the Wheat Sheaf Hotel, Barton upon Humber, for home. About 6 o'clock on Saturday morning he was found on the road at Barton Vale, about one mile from the town. He expired shortly after being found.  (the Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 04/11/1899) (return to calendar)

2nd 1874 - The license of the Royal Vaults, Barton, was endorsed from Robert James Wells to John Gossling at the Barton Petty Sessions, held on this day.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 06/11/1874) (return to calendar)

3rd 1900 - The keel Bessy, from Barton Cement Works, with a cargo of coke, took fire on the river Humber at Barton. It was burnt out and the master suffocated.  (Western Mail 06/11/1900) (return to calendar)

4th 1883 - Rev. Cannon Cooper preached on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in St. Peter's Church.  The collections amounted to £17 14s 9d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 09/11/1883) (return to calendar)

5th 1880 - Guy Fawkes' Day, as reported in the press on this day - This anniversary is still celebrated by the rising generation of Barton, and probably always will be, while lads are fond of playing with fire.  Beyond squibs and crackers nothing worthy of note took place in this usually quiet town, with, perhaps, the exception of a magnificent bonfire, the materials for which were collected by the pupils of Mr Aflred Gibson's Westfield Academy.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 12/11/1880) (return to calendar)

6th 1850 - A grand soiree and exhibition of paintings, engravings, preserved birds and animals, articles of curiosity, specimens of mineralogy, fossils, shells, coins &c was held in the large room of the Temperance Hall, on this day, by the Barton Athenaeum.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/11/1850) (return to calendar)

7th 1855 - Approximately three acres of land, barn and buildings situated between Vinegar Hill and Caistor Road in Barton, belonging to the Trustees of the late Mrs Ann Proudlove, were to be sold at auction by Messers. Morley and son at the George Inn, in Barton. (Hull Packet 02/11/1855) (return to calendar)

8th 1856 - An inquest was held on this day, at the Black Bull Inn, on the body of John Harrison, well known as a hawker in the neighbourhood for many years, who died suddenly from apoplexy.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/11/1856) (return to calendar)

9th 1849 - There was some wilful damage to the property of Mr Joseph Cuckson, constable of Barton, on this day, when a malicious individual entered his gig-house and sawed off the shafts of his gig.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/11/1849) (return to calendar)

10th 1852 - A wind corn post mill with patent sails and two pairs of stones, and land, situated along Caistor Road, was offered for sale on this day. (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 29/10/1852) (return to calendar)

11th 1883 - Thomas Briggs, a bricklayer of Barton, was found guilty of being drunk and disorderly in Barton.  He was fined £1 with 10s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/11/1883) (return to calendar)

12th 1855 - Mr Edward Johnson, solicitor of Barton upon Humber, advertised Money to Lend, £2000, £650, £250 and other sums, now ready to advance on land security.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 16/11/1855) (return to calendar) 

13th 1878 - The Barton and North Lincolnshire Ploughing Meeting was held at Barton in the grounds of Colonel Taylor J.P., Burnham Manor.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/11/1878) (return to calendar) 

14th 1879 - A fire broke out on the premises of Mr Charles Hunt, London House.  Luckily it started early in the night and didn't cause much damage.  If it had started later it could have destroyed the whole block of buildings on the west side of George Street, from Messrs Jubb's to the George Hotel.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/11/1879) (return to calendar) 

15th 1861 - It was reported on this day that a decision had been made to erect a wall letter-box in Fleetgate.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/11/1861) (return to calendar) 

16th 1889 - A notice appeared on this day - Wanted, at once, for Winter Building, open 18th, Solo Coronet, Second Coronet, also E Flat Horn, Bandmaster, Grand Circus, Barton upon Humber.  (The Era 16/11/1889) (return to calendar)

17th 1879 - There was a large attendance of buyers at the fortnightly market held on this day, but a shortage of stock. Nine week old pigs were selling at 25s per head.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/11/1879) (return to calendar) 

18th 1880 - John Stamp, a Barton labourer, was charged with letting night-soil to fall in the street on this day.  The Bench fined the defendant £1 and 11s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/01/1881) (return to calendar)

19th 1860 - Mr John Hall, of the Ropery, was fined £2 and £2 costs at Barton Petty Sessions, upon a charge preferred against him by Mr Rickards, Government Inspector of Factories, for allowing a woman and a boy to be at work during dinner hours.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/11/1860) (return to calendar)

20th 1830 - A numerous and respectable meeting of parishioners and other inhabitants of Barton was held at the George Inn on this day to determine what instructions to pursue in establishing a school under the bequest of Wm. Long.  (Hull Packet 23/11/1830) (return to calendar)

21st 1894 - At a speech delivered at Barton upon Humber Mr Heneage M.P., one of the most uncompromising Liberal Unionist opponents of the Government, deposed Lord Roseberry from the leadership of the Liberal Party, which he had himself deserted, named the Duke of Devonshire and Mr Chamberlain as the legitimate chiefs.   (The North-Eastern Daily Gazette 22/11/1894) (return to calendar) 

22nd 1857 - The trustees of the Blue and Grey Coat Charities met on this day to receive 92 suits of wearing apparel, viz., 36 blue suits for men, 36 gowns &c for women, and 20 grey suits for men.  There were about 200 applicants, and the trustees were five hours selecting the most deserving of them as recipients of the bounty of the testators.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/11/1857) (return to calendar)

23rd 1885 - A fatal accident occurred when a young man named Joseph Tuplin, in the service of Mr George Millson, steam miller of Ferriby Road, went down a well which supplies the engine boiler with water, to do some repairs. Whilst down there he was overcome with foul air. His master, being alarmed, went down to assist and was also overcome. Assistance being at hand, both were brought up to the surface. Tuplin was found to be dead, and Millson was in an unconscious state for some time.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/11/1885) (return to calendar)

24th 1831 - Charges were brought against Mr Lee, the principle constable of Hull, by Mr Acland, for the late seizure of the Public Opinion, on this day. On the evening of the 19th, a police constable from Lincolnshire (Mr Morley), took possession, under a warrant from the Court of Admiralty, of the steam packet Public Opinion.  Mr Lee took possession of the vessel from the police constable whilst it was at Hull.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 29/11/1831) (return to calendar)
24th 1837 - It was reported on this day that during the current year 1770 horses and 8500 beasts had passed over from Hessle to Barton via the ferry.  (Hull Packet 24/11/1837) (return to calendar)

25th 1848 - Between the hours of five and six o'clock on this evening a desperado had the daring impudence to thrust his hand through a square of glass, in the window of Mr Robert Winship, clock and watch maker, in the Market Place, and extracted therefrom [sic] two silver watches.  The thief got away with his booty.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 01/12/1848) (return to calendar)

26th 1858 - It was reported on this day that the west side of Fleetgate was now completely new flagged, which was a great improvement to that part of the town, being the main thoroughfare from the railway station to the Market Place.  The new paving commenced from Mr Oates' Maltkiln opposite the railway yard to the far corner of the Waggon and Horses Inn, at the end of the street.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 26/11/1858) (return to calendar)

27th 1857 - It was reported on this day that Thomas Watson had been appointed the manager of the Barton Ferry, in the room of the late Mr Turgoose.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 27/11/1857) (return to calendar)

28th 1836 - Offered for sale by auction, at the Waterside Inn, in Barton, was the Waterside Inn, comprising of one large public room (36 feet by 18 feet) and one other large room (lately built - 25 feet by 13 feet) and five other private rooms. Also a private family room, tap room, good kitchens, cellars, 17 lodging rooms, coach office, stables, coach house, large granaries, warehouse, other outbuildings and garden.  (Hull Packet 11/11/1836) (return to calendar)

29th 1832 - A great reform dinner took place at Barton on this day.  Upwards of 230 gentlemen sat down in a spacious warehouse, between the Toll Bar and the Ferry House, belonging to J. G. Todd Esq.  A profusion of flags and banners decorated the room.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 04/12/1832) (return to calendar)

30th 1849 - It was reported on this day that the loathsome disease Smallpox has made sad progress in the town of Barton over the last few weeks.  Adults, as well as children, were to be met with at almost every turn with scarred faces, an unmistakable sign of their having suffered from the malady.  At this point, however, only one case had been fatal.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/11/1849) (return to calendar)

December

1st 1885 - Mr H Seymour King, M.P. was mobbed at Barton. At a Conservative meeting held at the Temperance Hall, in Barton, ended with a vote of thanks, but on leaving the hall Mr King and the chairman were assailed by a mob of youths, and stones were freely thrown, Mr King being hit on the face.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/12/1885) (return to calendar)

2nd 1855 - On this day three sermons were preached in the Primitive Methodist Chapel in behalf of the schools, by Mr Gibbins of Winterton.  Each service was remarkably well attended, and at the conclusion the children in connection with the chapel recited scriptural dialogues and interesting pieces.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/12/1855) (return to calendar)

3rd 1885 - Charles Cressey, roper, and Wm. Usher, bricklayer, all of Barton, were both fined 5s each and 9s 6d costs for being drunk and disorderly at Barton.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/12/1885) (return to calendar)

4th 1888 - Shortly before midnight a fire broke out at the premises of Mr Thomas Page (late Gosling) at the Royal Stores, Waterside Road, Barton.  The alarm was given by Mr James Downey, of the Royal Vaults, which were under the same roof. The fire engine belonging to the local board was soon in attendance. The tide was low in the Haven, but the feeding and service pipes were soon attached, and the engine played on the burning debris, but to no purpose except to preserve the adjoining buildings. The house and shop were a total wreck the next morning and the loss is estimated at between £800 and £1000.  (The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent 06/11/1888) (return to calendar)

5th 1854 - There was a lecture delivered for the benefit of the Literary Society, held in the Corn Exchange, on "The Primal Earth, or the physical and natural history of the earth before the creation of Man".   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 08/12/1854) (return to calendar)

6th 1830 - A fire broke out in a field near to Barton upon Humber belonging to Mr. J. Westboy on the evening of this day. It consumed two stacks of barley and one of wheat.  (Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet and Plymouth Journal 18/12/1830) (return to calendar)

7th 1857 - William Barton, a ropemaker, appeared in the Petty Sessions Court at Barton on this day, charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday night.  The prisoner was causing a very great disturbance in Barton Market Place.  The prisoner turned violent when being taken into custody, managing to smash a window on his way to the police station, and seven in his cell.  The magistrates fined him 5s and costs for the disorderly conduct, and he was ordered to pay for the damage he had done, in total £1 8s 9d.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 11/12/1857) (return to calendar)

8th 1858 - A man named John Blanchard, a journeyman joiner, was charged before Robert Taylor Esq., by police constable Foster, with being drunk and disorderly, and creating a disturbance on High Street, on the preceding day.   The defendant had nothing to say and was, therefore, fined 5s and 9s 6d costs.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 10/12/1858) (return to calendar)

9th 1878 - The seventeenth annual Christmas Fat Stock Show was held in the Sheep Market Paddock.  There was a large and influential attendance.    (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 13/12/1878) (return to calendar)

10th 1856 - The Barton train ran off the line near Barrow Haven on this day. It left New Holland about half past nine with one passenger only, who left the engine deeply embedded in the earth, and had to walk to Barton.  Fortunately no serious injuries resulted from this accident.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 19/12/1856) (return to calendar)

11th 1856 - A parish meeting was held on this day in St. Peter's vestry, relative to the charities left by Messrs. Long and Fountain for educating the poor of Barton, where a large number assembled. A committee was formed to investigate the state of these charities and recommend a future course.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 19/12/1856) (return to calendar)

12th 1873 - It was reported on this day that the Wesleyan day schools had been recently examined by the Government Inspector, whose report shows the school in a high state of efficiency.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 12/12/1873) (return to calendar)

13th 1849 - On this morning, between three and four o'clock, the dwelling house of Mrs Ann Palmer, of White Cross Street, was feloniously entered by some daring depredators, who no doubt expected to obtain a rich booty.  The man was stood over one of the servants with either a scythe of a large knife. He demanded money, and made away with money and jewellery.  It was a violent and terrifying robbery for the whole household.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 14/12/1849) (return to calendar)

14th 1803 - The partnership between John Hall, Thomas Murdoch and William Burton, of Barton upon Humber, and 199 High Street, Hull, Ropemakers and Flax Dressers, carried on under the name of John Hall and Co. was this day mutually dissolved.  (Hull Packet 27/12/1803) (return to calendar)

15th 1876 - It was reported in the press on this day that the scheme for improving the Haven, and making a dock or docks, is gaining many friends and supporters.  The want of greater accommodation, both by land and water, is felt in every department and trade in the town.   (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 15/12/1876) (return to calendar)

16th 1842 - Offered for sale by private contract - a mansion house located along High Street, consisting of 16 bedrooms, lofty dining, drawing, sitting and breakfast rooms, handsome entrance hall and winding staircase, front and back kitchens with steam range, boiler, closet and cooking apparatus, dry cellars, pantries, store rooms, dairy, outbuildings and yard, stabling, coach house and cow house. Currently in the occupation of Mr Robert Brown and Miss Ping.  Also offered for sale was the Red Lion Inn, consisting of six good bedrooms, dining room, news room, parlour, bar, tap room, cooking kitchen, wash house and pump.  (Hull Packet 16/12/1842) (return to calendar)

17th 1881 - I Company 1st Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers Annual Prize Shooting took place on this day.  Sergeant-Instructor Mersom scored 39 points out of a possible 40.Sergeant Canty was next with 37 points.  Corporal Booth third with 36 points.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/12/1881) (return to calendar)

18th 1839 - "Death of a Hero" was how the death of 78 year old John Maloney, a Greenwich out-pensioner, was described at his house in Barton on Humber. He fought in many battles but was lately a stone-sawyer in Barton.  (Hull Packet 10/01/1840) (return to calendar)

19th 1730 - Robert Thompson, a middle-sized man with short black curled hair, aged around 24, from Barton upon Humber, was accused of horse-stealing.  The horse in question was a silver-grey gelding, around fourteen hands high, and around six years old.  (London Gazette 19/12/1730) (return to calendar)

20th 1878 - Fifty gallons of soup and 120 loaves were given away by the Black Bull Dividend Society.  About 30 gallons of soup by the Volunteer Arms Dividend Society were given away, and over 20 gallons of soup by the Blue Bell Dividend Society (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 28/12/1878) (return to calendar)

21st 1881 - The Waggon and Horses Dividend Society held its annual dinner on this day. There was a capital spread provided by Host and Hostess Ward. Mr George Walker was elected chairman and Mr Henry Flowers secretary. The contributions amounted to £34 14s 10d, expenses £4 12s 6d, leaving a dividend of 9s 2d each for the 25 members.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 30/12/1881) (return to calendar)

22nd 1832 - At the close of poll for the North Lincolnshire Elections on this night Mr Pelham held a majority over Mr Ingilby of 2515 votes, the totals being Mr Pelham 6561, Mr Ingilby 4751 and Mr Sheffield 4056.  The results for Barton were Mr Pelham 673, Mr Ingilby 419, and Mr Sheffield 324.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 25/12/1832) (return to calendar)

23rd 1880 - A warning appeared in the local press on this day - Scarlet Fever was very prevalent in Barton upon Humber  The dust and dead skin of the infected was very contagious and that anyone exposing himself or anyone under his control in the public streets and conveyances, whilst so effected, is liable to a penalty of five pounds.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 23/12/1880) (return to calendar)

24th 1847 - The case of Grasby v the Barton Gas Company was reported on this day.  It exited much interest in consequence of the rumoured difficulties of the company.  Grassby supplied a quantity of white bricks for the Barton Gas Works, for which he was not paid, and some doubt existed as to who was liable to pay for them.  He sued the company instead of the contractors as the directors asserted he should have done.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 24/12/1847) (return to calendar)

25th 1830 - A rowing match took place at Barton, on this day, between the owners of Rob Roy, of Hull, and those of the Napoleon, of Barton (for a wager). The distance was about a mile and a half to New Holland and back.  The result proved in favour of the Barton Amateurs who won by nearly 300 yards.  (Hull Packet and Humber Mercury 04/01/1831) (return to calendar)

26th 1885 - J. Milestone, Milliner, Draper and Clothier of Market Place, Barton upon Humber, held a Hot Substantial Dinner at 12.30pm at the Volunteer Hall, Market Place, Barton upon Humber for everyone who held a ticket from him.  A ticket was given every time a purchase of 10s or more was made at his establishment between 17th November and 24th December that year.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 18/12/1885) (return to calendar)

27th 1884 - Football - Barton v Hull on this day.  Owing to the Hull team arriving late the game did not start until 3.20pm.  The game was poised at 0-0 at half time, and ended 1-1, the goal for Barton being scored by A. Franklin.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 02/01/1885) (return to calendar)

28th 1833 - A woman of that class generally known by the term "tramps" entered a beer shop, in High Street, Barton. Some sausages were cooking on the fire, which she took out of the boiling water and ran off with.  She was pursued, overtaken and threatened with prosecution for theft.  The woman shortly after went to the shop of Mr Green, druggist, and bought some arsenic.  She later took the poison and Mr Bennett, the surgeon, was sent for.  He succeeded in withdrawing the poison from her stomach by injecting and extracting several gallons of warm water.  (Hull Packet 10/01/1834) (return to calendar)  

29th 1860 - On this day a horse of Mr Waddingham's, of South Ferriby, was killed on the Barton line.  As the driver of the train was proceeding by the second morning train he saw a horse on the line.  He sounded the whistle without effect, and in a few seconds the engine struck the horse, hurtling it a great distance.  (Hull Packet and East Riding Times 04/01/1861) (return to calendar)

30th 1799 - A meeting of Gentlemen, Graziers and Farmers was held at the George Inn to consider a market to be held every fortnight for the sale of Fat and Lean Cattle.  The first market was held on the Monday 13th January 1800, and then every fortnight thereafter. (Hull Packet 07/01/1800) (return to calendar)

31st 1833 - During the severe gale on this day the fan-wheel of a flour mill in Barton ignited by the friction caused by the velocity with which it was turned.  The flame and smoke were distinctly visible.  The fan was then turned to the north, and the wind coming from the west, blew part of it into a field some distance from the town, and another part of it was blown into the roof of a house opposite, about forty yards from the mill.  (Hull Packet 03/01/1834) (return to calendar) 

 

 

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