Thomas BARTON (1790–1853)
His wife Mrs Mary BARTON, née Bond (1788–1864)
St Paul’s section: Row 12, Grave A19 [St Paul ref. P.9]
DIED JANUARY 1ST MDCCCLIII
AGED LXII YEARS
“IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH.”
ALSO MARY WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MAY XI MDCCCLXIV
[AGED LXXVII YEARS]
Thomas Barton was born in Dartford, Kent in 1790 and baptised there on 17 October, the son of Henry & Elizabeth Barton.
Mary Bond was born in Eynsham, Oxfordshire in 1788 and baptised there on 27 April 1788, the daughter of Mark & Eleanor Bond.
On 2 March 1812 at Eynsham, Thomas Barton married Mary Bond. It is uncertain where they spent their earlier married life, or whether they had any children.
At the time of the 1851 census Thomas Barton (aged about 60) was already retired and described as a fund-holder. He was living with his wife Mary (aged about 62) in Observatory Street, which was in the St Paul’s District Chapelry.
Thomas Barton died less than two years later:
† Thomas Barton died at Observatory Street at the age of 62 on 1 January 1853 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 6 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
The Sexton's notebook records that he was buried at a depth of 9½ feet.
At the time of the 1861 census his widow Mary (74), described as a railway shareholder, was boarding at 3 Great Clarendon Street. She died three years later:
† Mrs Mary Barton, née Bond died at Great Clarendon Street at the age of 77 on 11 May 1864 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 15 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church, with age wrongly given as 68).
Her effects came to under £300, and her executor was the Revd Alfred Hackmann.