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James Barton
Occupation Farmer at Butler's Farm
Born 1969
Residence Dale View
Mother Nana Barton
Sibling(s) John Barton
Spouse(s) Emma Barton
Children Pete Barton
Ross Barton
Adam Barton (1992)
Finn Barton (1992)
First appearance 25th October 2013
Duration 2013 to present
Number of appearances 256 (as of Episode 7357)
Played by Bill Ward

James Barton is the brother of John Barton and father of PeteRoss, Finn and Adam Barton (who was originally thought to be John's son). 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 his sister-in-law Moira. However, Ross was adamant a reunion wasn't on the cards and James left.

It is suggested over a period of weeks that James has feelings for Moira, and it is later revealed they had a dalliance many years ago. The night before a meeting about the farm's potential supermarket contract, James tells Moira that he still has feelings for her and believes she does for him too. She is angry and the following day she tells her boyfriend Cain Dingle.

In 2014, James begins to believe that his nephew Adam, the son of his late brother John, may, in fact, be his son, as he had a one night stand with Moira months before Adam's birth. Moira is eager to ignore James' questions, but he is adamant that Adam is his son. James secretly gets DNA proof that Adam is his son and tells Moira, but she begs him not to tell anyone. The first person he tells is Chas Dingle. Later, whilst watching an old video of the family, Moira and James are seen to be arguing in the background and it is later revealed that James is Adam's biological father.


"You haven't changed." (First Line)

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Current characters
Robert Sugden | Eric Pollard | Victoria Barton | Zak Dingle | Sam Dingle | Andy Sugden | Lisa Dingle | Marlon Dingle | Ashley Thomas | Paddy Kirk | Bernice White | Belle Dingle | Diane Sugden | Cain Dingle | Charity Dingle | Edna Birch | Bob Hope | Rodney Blackstock | Nicola King | Carly Hope | Rhona Goskirk | Gabby Thomas | Laurel Dingle | Chas Dingle | Debbie Dingle | Pearl Ladderbanks | Aaron Livesy | Jimmy King | Noah Dingle | Sarah Sugden Jr. | Sandy Thomas | Samson Dingle | David Metcalfe | Cathy Hope | Heath Hope | Doug Potts | Arthur Thomas | Brenda Walker | Leyla Harding | Moira Dingle | Adam Barton | Angelica King | Jai Sharma | Nikhil Sharma | Priya Sharma | Leo Goskirk | Amelia Spencer | Rishi Sharma | Dan Spencer | Kyle Winchester | Megan Macey | Kerry Wyatt | Jack Sugden Jr. | Molly Sharma | Vanessa Woodfield | Ross Barton | Joanie Wright | James Barton | Harriet Finch | Finn Barton | Pete Barton | April Windsor | Amba Metcalfe | Tracy Shankley | Rakesh Kotecha | Kirin Kotecha | Lawrence White | Chrissie Sugden | Lachlan White | Emma Barton | Moses Dingle | Johnny Woodfield 

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