In February, 1809, a tree, which had stood upwards of a century, and known by the name of "Mr. Graburn's Rookery Tree," was blown down in a heavy gale. The length of its bole was 22½ feet, the girth 10 feet, and the timber therefrom amounted altogether to 323 cubic feet.
The original sign of the George Inn was the "George and Dragon." Shortly after the passing of the act regulating the sale of beer, in 1830, 16 beer-shops were opened. At present there are 17 licensed houses in the town, of which five are under the new act.
The late Marmaduke Nelson Graburn, Esq., of Barton, was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1807.
Mr. Acland ran his opposition packet, "Public Opinion" on Barton ferry for three months in 1831. His bold intrusion caused great excitement, and subscriptions were made in Barton and Hull to aid him.
The lessees brought an action against him, and won damages one farthing.