|Occupation||Farmer at Butler's Farm|
|Children|| Pete Barton|
|First appearance||25th October 2013|
|Number of appearances||47 (as of Episode 6836)|
|Played by||Bill Ward|
James Barton is the father of Ross Barton and the brother of John Barton. Following an argument with his son Ross that resulted in him leaving home, James arrived in Emmerdale in an attempt to patch things up with his son after being told of his whereabouts by Moira Barton. However, Ross was adamant a reunion wasn't on the cards and James left.
"You haven't changed." (first line)