Robert de Barton was bailiff of Hull in 1301, and John de Barton held the same office in 1336, according to Frost's "Notices"; in which work is a copy of an ancient plan of Hull, of about the middle of the fourteenth century. On the opposite side of the river in this plan is a rude sketch of Barton, represented as having a tower and two spires. Between the town and the Humber is a fortified wall, and near thereto is a ship of war.
In very old deeds Fleetgate is called Fleed (or Flood) gate, and the Chapel well (the Holy-dike, now filled up,) is named as being near Chapel lane, between High Street, and Ferriby-road end, where is a roofless building, on the site of which tradition says a Chapel once stood. If this is correct, one of the spires, above referred to, may have belonged to this building.
The original copy of the "Cattalogue of all the names that contributed to a Briefe published for the redemption of the English slaves in Turkeye', dated 16th Oct., 1670, is still extant. It is headed by Edwd. Nelthorpe, gent. 6s. 8d. and Jno. Nelthorpe, gent. 5s.; the other amounts given vary from 1d to 2s.6d., the total being only £2 12s. 4d.
There are 67 names on the list, of which only about a fourth are now known in Barton.