Matthew Barton

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth2.8.1716 - Rushton, Northamptonshire PMD
First Known Service31.8.1730TRN3
FatherGeoffrey BartonPMD
NephewRichard Bartonref:719
BrotherCutts (d.1781)ref:719
Last Known Service19.3.1779TRN3
Date of Death30.12.1795 - Hampstead, London TRN3
Burial6.1.1796 - St Andrew, Holborn, London TRN3
Will Probated5.1.1796, PROB 11/1270/31

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
2.1.1739/40 Passed the Lieutenant's ExaminationRNLPC
4.1.1739/40 Lieutenant ADM 6/15/243CSORN
28.5.1745 Commander ADM 6/17/411ADM 6/17
28.5.17457.2.1747/48Duke (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/411
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 24.11.1748
7.2.1746/47 Captain ADM 6/17/252CSORN
7.2.1746/4714.3.1746/47Antelope (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/252
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 27.7.1747
ADM 6/17
14.3.1746/4723.8.1748Postiillon, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/393
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 25.10.1748
ADM 6/17
5.4.175529.11.1758Lichfield (50), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/152BWAS-1714
9.10.17608.9.1762Temeraire (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/201BWAS-1714
7.1.176210.2.1762Operations against Martinique 
6.6.176213.8.1762Operations against Havanna 
8.9.176213.5.1763Devonshire (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/506
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792)
Commission confirmed 6.6.1763
28.4.1777 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/281CSORN
23.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/21/356CSORN
29.1.1778 Rear-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/21/359CSORN
19.3.1779 Vice-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/21/524CSORN
26.9.1780 Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
24.9.1787 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
1.2.1789 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN


PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book Family History
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Monday 8th of October 2018 15:04

Thanks, I've update his info a little.

Posted by grammont on Friday 5th of October 2018 10:51

As Matthew Barton was childless when he died his will includes bequests to his nephews including

Charles Barton, Rector of St Andrew, Holborn (where Matthew Barton also instructs he wishes to be buried
Captain Robert Barton of the Navy (who ultimately ends up a Rear-Admiral)

The CCED (Clergy of the Church of England Database) shows that Charles Barton was Rector at St Andrew Holborn from 1781-1806. His predecessor as Rector was Cutts Barton who held the position from 1734-1781. A check on Ancestry shows the following baptisms (amongst others) at St Andrew Holborn:

Charles Barton son of Cutts & Joanna Barton 2 Mar 1751
Robert Barton son of Cutts & Joanna Barton 26 Oct 1753
Matthew Barton son of Cutts & Joanna Barton 26 Oct 1753

So Cutts Barton is the brother of Admiral Matthew Barton and even named one of his children after him

Fortunately CCED gives the father of Cutts Barton as Geoffrey Barton, Rector of Rushton, Northamptonshire and amongst the numerous Barton children in the parish register for Rushton we have:

Cutts, son of Jeffery & Elizabeth Barton born 5 Oct 1706
Matthew, son of Jeffery & Elizabeth Barton born 2 Aug 1716

So at present there doesn't appear to a connection to the Bartons oPettigo, Ireland

Posted by Cy on Thursday 4th of October 2018 07:54

Simple answers is don't know. If you find out can you let us know please. In fact if you have any verified information additional to the above, especially any family history, we would be most grateful. Contact email address is on the home page.

Posted by Alan Laird on Thursday 4th of October 2018 07:44

Was wondering where Admiral Barton was from-I have a relative who served with him on the Litchfield and wondered was he anyways connected to the Bartons of Pettigo Ireland? Tks

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