Barton Family History


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Harry built a pipe organ now in an Anglican church in Mayfeild. He and Violetta were very much in love. Harry was a "larger than life". 
Hibble, Henry (Harry) (I0172)
2  Barton, General Sir Robert Johnstone Kch (I0248)
3 "Roseneath Cottage" has on the north-east corner of O'Connell and Ross Streets in Parramatta. Darvall, Emily Mary (I0136)
4 1 son and 1 girl. Barton, Edith Cecila (I0078)
5 457 Peabody Road

Robert and Emily began their life together in a bark hut on Boree Nyrang sheep station. Gradually, as their nine children grew up, the bark hut became a comfortable homestead with a large fruit and vegetable garden. Life was hard -- schools and medical help were a long way off and a baby daughter (one of a pair of twins) died "of a teething fever" when 10 months old. Emily learned to deal with both friendly and hostile Aboriginals and trained some of the girls for domestic help. Her eldest son, Robert Darvall, later reported that at one time, when he was a young boy, there was a large tribe of blacks at Boree and one day they were raided by the Yass blacks. His father was away and only a young jackeroo was in charge. Some of the Boree blacks took refuge in the house in Emily's and Robert Darvall's bedrooms after several of their number had been killed. Being denied access to the house and having collected all the young black girls they could find, the Yass blacks finally withdrew. 
Darvall, Emily Mary (I0136)
6 457 Peabody Road Barton, Robert Darvall (I0138)
7 457 Peabody Road Barton, Nora Clarina (I0141)
8 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0327)
9 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0582)
10 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0584)
11 A census in 1841 indicated him living 30 Haberdashers Street, London with wife Elizabath.

He worked as a bankers clerk for 50 years in the Bank of Messrs Masterman in London City. 
Martin, John (I0776)
12 A chemist. Cleary, ? (I0645)
13 A farmer from County Cavan, Ireland. Hetherington, Alexander (I0871)
14 A farmer of County Cavan in Ireland. Haslip, William (I0873)
15 A licenced victualler (a camp-follower who sells provisions, liquor and other supplies to an army in the field, in camp or in quarters) from Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS. Martin, James (I0758)
16 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0017)
17 After Harry's death, Sev sold "Ashmount" and moved to Kurrajong. Davies, Severin Margaret Hope (I0010)
18 Agnes' father had a milk run at Sawyers Gully near Kurry Kurry. Norley, Albert (I0638)
19 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0004)
20 Alexander was an Inspector within the NSW Police. He is credited with quelling riots at Broken Hill on one occassion. Johnston, Alexander (I0273)
21 Ameila's parents William and Rossann Cumming of Scotland came to Port Macquarie in the 1840's. Cumming, Amelia (I0226)
22 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1257)
23 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1263)
24 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0001)
25 Anne Case was a convict girl who had been transported to Australia on the "Bellona". They must have got to know each other during the voyage. Case, Anne (I0197)
26 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1302)
27 Archie was listed missing in action. His rank was 2nd Lieutenant and he was in the 13th Battalion Australian Imprerial Force (AIF). His was in regiment 1743. Gowing, Archibald Lanchester (I0311)
28 Arrived in Austalia at age 8 years.
James was a good horseman and was good at breaking horses.

As a lad he took service under John Galagos at that time horse master at Major Innes Ten Mile Creek Station and from him received a practical training in the breeding and handling of stock. He became a thorough bushman and daring rider, able to muster the wildest cattle, and sit any buckjumper that was ever foaled. His services were in great request as a guide, stockman, drover or horse breaker. Wages were low in Blair's young days and on one occasion he was asked by a grazier to help muster cattle on the Ten Mile Creek. He agreed to do so for the modest remuneration of 1/6 per day for himself and horse, but to the proposal the cattle-owner strongly demurred. saying that 1/6 per day was all that he was paying his overseer. An offer of 6d. per day was flatly refused.

He once rowed a boat loaded with provisions for the settlers at Kempsey to Boat Harbour, a distance of about 30 miles The journey there and back took three days and his employer Dr. R. D Benjamin a storekeeper here, rewarded him with the magnificent sum of 4/6 for the trip . . . hard earned money, indeed.

In 1851 the gold discoveries effected a marvellous transformation in the conditions of things and Australia awoke from her lethargy to a new and wonderful life. The lure of gold was not strong enough to lure young Blair from pastoral pursuits and his only adventure in that line was when he acted as guide to a party of young Englishmen proceeding to the Hanging Rock (New England diggings) remaining only long enough to wash out enough gold to make a ring.

In the early fifties John Breeze had the contract to carry the mails from Sydney to Port Macquarie, on horseback. Mr. M. Spence was here at the time and when there was any delay in delivery owing to floods to the southward he would enlist the services of young Blair to take the outward mail and meet the incoming mailman. The journey would be made on horse back and the route taken necessitated fording the Camden Haven River at Logans Crossing and the Manning at Lansdowne.

The Taree Estate was then a wild brush with a bridle track leading through it. Much delay was sometimes experienced, owing to flooded creeks and rivers and the trip was not exactly a picnic. At times. Gloucester was reached before the incoming mailman was met when the change of loads was effected and the horses' heads were turned and the mailmen went their respective ways.

In his time Blair bred horses of the Theovin blood and drove them over mountains and through rivers for sale in Sydney.

In 1865 he was instrumental in locating some runaway prisoners and at the request of the Governor of the Gaol filled the position of one of the suspended warders for six rnonths.

He acquired a knowledge of the saddlery business from his brother Alexander and carried on the trade in Port Macquarie for forty years after his brother left to open a saddlery business in Walcha. Cattle raising, however, was his pet hobby and engaged some of his attention throughout his life. He was a man of very genial disposition robust and healthy - with a cheery smile and ever ready greeting for all. He took a great interest in world affairs, buying every newspaper possible to keep himself well informed and was greatly interested in the projected restoration of St. Thomas' Church.

He married Elizabeth, fourth daughter of Jeremiah Warlters, and his wife Jane. The couple took a property on Glebe Road "The Homestead'' in 1863. On his business property In Horton Street now occupied by Woolworths, the first sugar in Australia was manufactured. A local builder who found the heavy foundations of a previous building c. 1910 has verified this. The first sugar was also grown in Horton Street on the site now occupied by the Methodist Church. It was planted by a convict named Williams, under instruction from Captain Allman, the first Commandant to the settlement at Port Macquarie. 
Blair, James (I0190)
29 Arthur and Madeline had no children. Davies, Madeline Emma (I1031)
30 Arthur Barton owned grazing country near Walgett - "Polly Brewon" where the family grew up.

A prominent grazier in the person of Mr. Arthur Stirling Barton, owner of Cuttabunda and Moorandah stations, in the Walgett district, died yesterday, after a short illness from haemorrhage of the brain, at his residence at Homebush, in his 60th year. The late Mr. Barton who was one of the best known men on the land in the north-western district and a familiar figure in Sydney, was a director of Winchcombe, Carson, Ltd., and of the Australian Bank of Commerce. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Robert Johnston Barton of Boree Station, near Molong. His only surviving brother is Mr. Robert Darvall Barton, late owner of Headingly station, in the north-west corner of Queensland, and now a resident of Sydney. Another brother was the late Mr. C. H. Barton, who represented the Macquarie seat in the Legislative Assembly for some time. Deceased was formerly owner of Polly Brewan station in the Walgett district, and of another station on the Bogan. He was a member of the council of the Pastoralists' Union and a vice-president of the Sheepbreeders' Association, and also at one time occupied a seat on the Walgett Land Board. His wife, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Frank Smith, of Cumboogal, Dubbo, and a family of four sons and four daughters survive him. Two of the sons are on active service, and a third is about to enlist. One of the daughters is married to Mr. Hugh Taylor, of Gunnoo, near Wellington. The interment will take place this afternoon at the Field of Mars Cemetery, where two of Mr. Barton's brothers lie buried.
(The Sydney Morning Herald: Thursday 20/7/1916 - Page 8)


Yesterday news was received of the death at an early hour that morning of Mr. Arthur Sterling Barton, at his residence, 'Overlau' North Sydney. The late Mr. A. S. Barton was the youngest son of the late Captain Barton, one of the pioneer graziers of the Molong district, and was 59 years of age. He leaves a widow and family.

His wife was a daughter of the late Frank Smith, a former, owner of 'Camboogle ' (near Dubbo), now the property of the Craig family, and he and Mrs. Barton were connected with quite a large number of old squatter families in the west. The sons are Lieutenant J. Barton, now in the officers' camp near Sydney; Ben Barton, who is also in camp, and E. Barton, a youth under age. Mrs. Taylor, wife of Mr. Hughie Taylor, of 'Eulalie,' is one daughter, and there are three others.

The late Mr. A. S. Barton was a brother of the late Major C. H. Barton, of Nanima, and though his immediate interests of late were not in Wellington, he was a familiar figure in it some years ago, having resided at Montefiores for some considerable time as the holder of the property now owned by Mr. Harry Taylor. He held other properties in the west, in the Brewarrina and other districts, but his immediate interests were at Pollybrewon station, near Walgett. The late Mr. A. S. Barton was in Wellington a few days ago, when he seemed to be in robust health, and Mr. J. T. P. Bassett, when in Sydney a few days since, was frequently in his company, when he appeared to be well. The news of his death came as a shock, therefore, to his Wellington relatives and friends.
(Wellington Times - 20th July 1916 - page 5) 
Barton, Arthur Sterling (I0011)
31 Arthur was a POW in the second worl war. He worked on the Burma Railway and was held at Changi. He was a grazier. Taylor, Arthur Sterling Barton (I1231)
32 Ashed at the house at Fullerton Cove. Lake, Milton Lonsdale (I0036)
33 At 63, he bought "Biddenham" on the Nive River, near Augathella, Queensland, a sheep and cattle property of about 120,000 acres of leasehold, which he improved, building dams and sinking six or seven bores. He sold the property about 1911. Barton, Robert Darvall (I0138)
34 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0092)
35 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F0039
36 Aunty remembers it was a big funeral. Lake, Joseph (I0042)
37 Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Villers-Bretonneux is a village about 15 km east of Amiens. The Memorial stands on the high ground ('Hill 104') behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, which is about 2 km north of Villers-Bretonneux on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.

The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is approached through the Military Cemetery, at the end of which is an open grass lawn which leads into a three-sided court. The two pavilions on the left and right are linked by the north and south walls to the back (east) wall, from which rises the focal point of the Memorial, a 105 foot tall tower, of fine ashlar. A staircase leads to an observation platform, 64 feet above the ground, from which further staircases lead to an observation room. This room contains a circular stone tablet with bronze pointers indicating the Somme villages whose names have become synonymous with battles of the Great War; other battle fields in France and Belgium in which Australians fought; and far beyond, Gallipoli and Canberra.

On the three walls, which are faced with Portland stone, are the names of 10,885 Australians who were killed in France and who have no known grave. The 'blocking course' above them bears the names of the Australian Battle Honours.

After the war an appeal in Australia raised £22,700, of which £12,500 came from Victorian school children, with the request that the majority of the funds be used to build a new school in Villers-Bretonneux. The boys' school opened in May 1927, and contains an inscription stating that the school was the gift of Victorian schoolchildren, twelve hundred of whose fathers are buried in the Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, with the names of many more recorded on the Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux is now twinned with Robinvale, Victoria, which has in its main square a memorial to the links between the two towns.

Panel number, Roll of Honour 69 
Gowing, Archibald Lanchester (I0311)
38 Barry was 17th of 17 chilrdren. Crosdale, Barry Lyle (I0201)
39 BDM Ref 10318 Family F0534
40 BDM Ref 11130 Hibble, Muriel R. (I1436)
41 BDM Ref 13782 Matthews, Naomi (I0600)
42 BDM Ref 1518 Family F0530
43 BDM Ref 34294 Hibble, Alfred Gordon (I1438)
44 BDM Ref 4587 Family F0535
45 BDM Ref 51707 Hibble, Olive Naomi (I1437)
46 BDM Ref 6183 Hibble, Muriel R. (I1436)
47 BDM Ref 807 Family F0533
48 BDM Ref 8618 Hibble, Geoffrey William (I1439)
49 BDM Ref 9639 Family F0531
50 BDM ref: 13795/1884 Hibble, Alfred Edward (I0599)

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