[The following is an extract from the Christening and Burials parish register for Broughton St. John the Baptist Church (also referred to in older documents as the Chapelry at Broughton or the Parochial Chapel at Broughton near Preston) for the years 1801 to 1812.]
Henry son of Richard Barton of Barton, Husbandman, & Margaret his Wife
born Monday Dec. 11th baptized Wednesday Dec. 27th.
[This extract was obtained at the Preston Library on 21 Feb 2007, Microfilm Reference 2925/1]
This record is a reasonable match to the marriage certificate of Henry Barton and Elizabeth Swarbrick. The marriage took place at this church – the Parochial Chapel at Broughton. Henry gave his father’s name as Richard and his father’s occupation as Farmer. Henry’s birth date is consistent with census records: in the 1841 census Henry gave his age as 25 and in 1851 as 40.