The Family of James Panton, Town Crier(1805-1849)

This has been updated to include the outcome of the trial of Martin Luther Parkes, husband of Rebecca Frances Panton. As is often the case with genealogical research, the task of researching John Panton born 1804 in Lincoln, has taken many twists and turns.My newspaper archive research, revealed early on that there was a James […]

Lance Corporal John George Panton(1894-1915)

John George Panton, Great Great Grandson of James Panton(1785-1857). Great Grandson of James Panton, town crier of the Bail.(1805=1849). Grandson of George Panton(1821-1882) Son of John James Panton and Sophie Elizabeth Wholey It appears Lance Corporal John George Panton took part in the Battle of Neuve Chappelle, (as part of the Lincolnshire Regiment) which took […]

The Family of James Panton, Town Crier(1805-1849)

As is often the case with genealogical research, the task of researching John Panton born 1804 in Lincoln, has taken many twists and turns.My newspaper archive research, revealed early on that there was a James Panton, who was town crier in the Bail. Initially I had believed that John’s father James Panton(1786-1857) had been the […]

John Panton-His Story

John Panton was born to James Panton (a grocer’s porter born around 1786) in about 1804. He was christened at Saint Mary Magdalane’s Church in Lincoln on March  4th, 1804. John ‘s mother was called Rebecca and she was born in Kealby Lincolnshire in 1775(according to the 1851 census). James Panton died August 16th, 1857 in […]

A Sum too Small for a Clever Mechanic..

Newspapers describe the theft from Edward Scrivener in great detail. It would seem it was not John Panton’s first such attempt. Mr Scrivener had encountered John Panton leaving with a sack. Upon being questioned Panton told his employer that the sack contained only tallow croak.(I presume tallow croak would be the remnants from making the […]

“I try to stay in a state of confusion, just because of the expression it leaves on my face”. Johnny Depp

Edward Scrivener eventually sold his extensive property in 1858, at which point it is described as having been run as a successful business for more than fifty years.(Lincolnshire Chronicle, Friday 15 October, 1858). I do know John Panton was still working as a tallow chandler in 1862, as that is how he describes himself on […]