Burton ~ Second Generation

    Issue of Thomas Burton and Ann Hunt  
1.   Mary Ann Helen BURTON
Baptised 4 Dec 1825 at Chatham, Kent, England, dau of Thomas Burton & Ann (ref Ancestry and IGI).
Buried 14 Aug 1826 at St Marys Chatham, Kent aged 10 months (from Chatham) (ref findmypast).

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2.   Thomas James BURTON
Occupation Bootmaker and Shoemaker (ref birth certificates of his children and his DC).
Born 19 May 1828, bap 8 Jun 1828 at St Marys Chatham, Kent, son of Thomas Burton & Ann (ref Ancestry England & Wales Christening Records).

Ref 1841 census at High Street, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Thomas Burton. Age 13. Born in Kent.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Borough and town of Chatham. Address: High St, Back of 185, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Thomas Burton. Son. U. Age 22. Shoe Maker. Born Kent, Chatham.
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Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Chatham.
Elizabeth Smith. Servant. Age 14. General Servant. Born St James, Somersetshire.

Marr 25 Sep 1853 at Bethal Methodist Chapel, Rochester near Chatham, England to Elizabeth SMITH, Their marriage was registered Sep qtr 1853 at Medway District, which covered the civil parishes of Chatham, Gillingham, Grange, Lidsing, Rochester, Rochester Castle Precincts, Rochester St Margaret, Rochester St Nicholas, St Margaret Extra and St Margaret Infra (ref FreeBMD). The BC of the youngest child gives the exact date; Chapel ref T.Burton 2012.

Elizabeth was born c1836 at Bristol, England (ref her DC) (daughter of James SMITH, shoemaker, and Elizabeth JAMES). See the SMITH family tree for further information.

Thomas is recorded as emigrating to Victoria on the 'Hibernia', arriving Melbourne 22 Feb 1854. There is no record of Elizabeth emigrating but her DC says it was 1854, in time for the birth of Annie in May aged 17. Her own mother died in 1861 in Chatham, Kent.

They lived at Plenty Road, Merri Creek in 1854; Richmond Road, Richmond in 1855; Bridge Road Richmond in 1874.

There is a photograph of Thomas's boot shop in Richmond on the photo page.

Thomas died 19 Apr 1884 at 45 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Victoria (Vic reg 5115), buried Boroondara Cem, Kew (ref his Death Cert).

Elizabeth died 31 July 1904 at Burwood Road, Auburn, Victoria, Australia (Vic reg 8943), buried Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.
"BURTON. - On the 31st July, at the residence of her son-in-law, Alfred W. Comport, 505 Burwood-road, Auburn, Elizabeth Burton, widow of the late Thomas James Burton, late of Bridge-road, Richmond, and mother of William G. and Edward A. Burton, Mrs. C. Ellis, Mrs. A.W. and E.W. Comport, and Mrs. A. Willison, aged 67 years. No flowers." (ref Trove, The Argus, Tues 2 Aug 1904)
6 children are mentioned, the other 5 having pre-deceased her.

The memorial at Boroondara is as follows: 'In loving remembrance of THOMAS JAMES BURTON, late of Richmond died 19th April 1884 - Aged 56 years. Also - his wife ELIZABETH (nee SMITH) BURTON who died at Auburn 31st July 1904 - Aged 64 years "noble hearted always." Also - their daughter ANNIE ELIZABETH (nee BURTON) GRIERSON who died 18th October 1888 - Aged 34 years.'

Elizabeth's Will written in Jan 1899 is available on the Victorian PROV site at http://prov.vic.gov.au/research. See the transcription. She left 20 each to her children Thomas James, Alice, Florence, and Louise, 30 to Bertha (her executrix) and the balance to Edward Alfred. Daughter Emily Clara may have died by 1899, but it is curious that son William George is not mentioned.

FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.




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    Children:  
  1. Annie Elizabeth BURTON born 1854 at Merri Creek, Victoria  
  2. Thomas James BURTON born 1855 at Richmond, Victoria  
  3. Harriet Mary Ann BURTON born 1857 at Richmond, Victoria  
  4. William George BURTON born 1859 at Richmond, Victoria  
  5. Emily Clara BURTON born 1861 at Richmond, Victoria  
  6. Alexandra Alice BURTON born 1863 at Richmond, Victoria  
  7. Bertha Constance BURTON born 1865 at Richmond, Victoria  
  8. Albert John BURTON born 1867 at Richmond, Victoria  
  9. Florence Alberta BURTON born 1869 at Richmond, Victoria  
  10. Henrietta Louise BURTON born 1872 at Richmond, Victoria  
  11. Edward Alfred Holding BURTON born 1874 at Richmond, Victoria
 
3.   Elizabeth Mary BURTON
Baptised 22 Nov 1829 at St Mary's, Chatham, Kent, England (ref IGI).
The actual baptism record has 'November 22nd. No 2109. Elizabeth Mary, son (sic) of Thomas & Ann Burton, abode Chatham, Guard of Convict Ship'.

Ref 1841 census at High Street, Chatham, Kent.
Together with her parents and siblings:
Elizabeth Burton. Age 11. Born in Kent.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Grasshoper, 23 Middle Street, Brompton, Chatham.
Together with children George (2), Thomas (6mos), lodgers and a servant:
Benjamin Manering. Head. Mar. Age 27. Beer Retailer. Born Chatham Kent.
Elizabeth Manering. Wife. Mar. Age 22. Born Chatham Kent.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1852 at Tunbridge dist, Kent of Elizabeth Mary Burton to Benjamin James MANNERINGS (spelt MANERING) (ref FreeBMD). The marriage was on 1 Jul 1852 at the District Church (C of E), Tunbridge Wells; the spelling of his name is written over but his signature is 'Manering'; their address was High Street, Tunbridge Wells (ref marriage cert). He was bap 21 Mar 1824 at St Mary, Chatham, Kent.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Horn Tavern, 93 High Street, Chatham. [SEE PICTURE]
Together with children George (11), Harriett (?), Elizabeth (7), James (5), Thomas (10), Walter (8m), a servant and many lodgers:
Benjamin Mannerings. Head. Mar. Age 36. Victualler. Born Chatham Kent.
Elizabeth Mannerings. Wife. Mar. Age 31. Born Chatham Kent. [indexed Elyzabeth]
[All indexed Hanning in findmypast]

Elizabeth's death reg Sep qtr 1866 at Medway dist aged 36 (ref FreeBMD).
She was buried 13 Jul 1866 at St Mary's Church Chatham.

Benjamin married (2) reg Mar qtr 1868 at N.Aylesford dist, Kent to Naomi ALDERSLEY (ref FreeBMD). She was bap 5 Feb 1837 at St Mary's, Chatham, Kent.

Ref 1871 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Luton Road, Chatham.
Together with his children Benjamin J (14), Harriett F (13), Walter (10):
Benjamin J Mannerings. Head. Mar. Age 48. Retired Publican. Born Kent Chatham.
Naomi Mannerings. Wife. Mar. Age 37. Born Kent Brompton.

Ref 1881 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: 105 Luton Rd, Chatham.
Benjamin T Mannerings. Head. Mar. Age 58. Retired Publican. Born Chatham Kent.
Naomi Mannerings. Wife. Mar. Age 44. Born Chatham Kent.

Benjamin's death reg Dec qtr 1888 at Medway dist aged 64 (ref FreeBMD).
Naomi's death reg Sep qtr 1891 at Medway dist aged 54 (ref FreeBMD).

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    Children:  
  1. George Benjamin MANNERINGS born 1849 at Chatham, Kent  
  2. Thomas William MANNERINGS born 1850 at Chatham, Kent  
  3. Benjamin James MANNERINGS born 1852 at Chatham, Kent  
  4. Elizabeth Ann MANNERINGS born 1854 at Chatham, Kent  
  5. Benjamin James MANNERINGS born 1856 at Chatham, Kent  
  6. Mary Ann MANNERINGS born 1857 at Chatham, Kent  
  7. Harriet Frances MANNERINGS born 1858 at Chatham, Kent  
  8. Walter MANNERINGS born 1860 at Chatham, Kent
 
4.   John Henry BURTON
Bap 13 Nov 1831 at Chatham, Kent, son of Thomas Burton & Ann (ref Ancestry England & Wales Christening Records).

Ref 1841 census at High Street, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
John Burton. Age 9. Born in Kent.

No further census records found.

Possible death of John Burton Mar qtr 1854 at Medway dist (ref FreeBMD).



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5.   Harriet BURTON
Bap 15 Dec 1833 at St Mary's, Chatham, Kent, England (ref IGI).

Ref 1841 census at High Street, Chatham, Kent.
Together with her parents and siblings:
Harriett Burton. Age 7. Born in Kent.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: 239 High St, Chatham.
In the home of William Hughes (45), Plumber & Painter:
Harriett Burton. Serv. U. Age 18. General Serv. Born Kent, Chatham.

Death reg of Harriett Burton Dec qtr 1855 at Medway dist (ref FreeBMD).
She was buried 28 Oct 1855 at St Mary's Chatham.

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6.   William James BURTON
Bap 31 Jan 1836 at Chatham, Kent, son of Thomas Burton & Ann (ref Ancestry England & Wales Christening Records).

Ref 1841 census at High Street, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
William Burton. Age 5. Born in Kent.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Borough and town of Chatham. Address: High St, Back of 185, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
William Burton. Son. U. Age 15. Born Kent, Chatham.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1858 at Medway dist of William Burton to Isabella YOUNGMAN (ref FreeBMD). She was bap 17 Jul 1836 at St Mary's, Chatham, Kent, dau of William & Isabella Youngman (ref IGI).

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish and Town of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: Brook, Chatham.
Together with children William (2), Elizath (6mo):
Isabella Burton. Head. Mar. Age 24. Dress Maker. Born Kent Chatham.
Next door to her mother, Isabella Ward. William not found.

Ref 1871 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: 11 Fullaloves Alley, Chatham.
Together with children Wm Hy (11), Elizabeth A (10), Isabella H (8), John Wm (6):
William Burton. Head. M. Age 34. Civil Service Convict Prison. Born Wisbeach Cambridgeshire. [no explanation for this unless he wanted to distance himself from his brother Robert]
Isabella Burton. Wife. M. Age 33. Born Chatham Kent.
Next door to her mother, Isabella Ward.

Ref 1881 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Gillingham. Registration district of Medway. Address: 34 Stafford St Gillingham.
Together with children William H (21), John W (16):
William Burton. Head. Mar. Age 43. Shoe Maker. Born Wisbeach Cambridgeshire. [as above]
Isabella Burton. Wife. Mar. Age 43. Shoe Maker Wife. Born Chatham Kent.

Ref 1891 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Gillingham. Registration District of Medway. Address: 61 Paget Street, Gillingham, New Brompton.
William Burton. Head. Mar. Age 54. Ship Labourer. Born Chatham Kent.
Isabella Burton. Wife. Mar. Age 53. Born Chatham Kent.
Isabella Ward. Mother. Widow. Age 74. Born Chatham Kent.
Isabella's mother was previously married to a Mr Youngman and in Jun qtr 1842 married John Ward.

William's death reg Jun qtr 1896 at Medway dist aged 59 (ref FreeBMD).

Ref 1901 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Chatham. Registration district of Medway. Address: 28 Cromwell Terrace, Chatham.
Isabella Burton. Head. Widow. Age 64. Born Chatham, Kent.
Together with a Ships Engine Fitter and a Steam Ship Stoker as boarders.

Ref 1911 census. Hampshire, England. Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Southampton. Address: 38 Chapel Road Southampton.
Together with dau Elizabeth Amelia (50) and her family:
Isabella Youngman Burton. Mother in Law. Widow. Age 74. Invalid. Born Chatham Kent.

Isabella's death reg Jun qtr 1913 at Southampton dist aged 76 (ref FreeBMD).



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    Children:  
  1. William Henry BURTON born 1859 at Chatham, Kent  
  2. Elizabeth Amelia BURTON born 1860 at Chatham, Kent  
  3. Isabella Ann Harriet BURTON born 1862 at Chatham, Kent  
  4. John William BURTON born 1864 at Chatham, Kent
 
7.   George Alfred BURTON
Birth reg Dec qtr 1837 at Medway dist (ref FreeBMD).
Bap 8 Oct 1837 at Chatham, Kent, son of Thomas Burton & Ann (ref Ancestry England & Wales Christening Records).

Ref 1841 census at High Street, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
George Burton. Age 3. Born in Kent.

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Borough and town of Chatham. Address: High St, Back of 185, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
George Burton. Son. Age 13. Errand Boy. Born Kent, Chatham.

No further records found except the photograph labelled 'Gt Uncle George Burton' by John Burton Grierson in his photo album; there is no indication where this photo was taken.




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8.   James Edward BURTON
Birth reg Mar qtr 1842 at Medway dist (ref FreeBMD).
(Assumption that the middle name is correct.)

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Borough and town of Chatham. Address: High St, Back of 185, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
James Burton. Son. Age 9. Scholar. Born Kent, Chatham.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish and Town of Chatham. Address: Bonner Alley, High St, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents:
James Alexd Burton. Son. Un M. Age 19. Labourer. Born Chatham, Kent.

No further records found. There is a probable death Dec qtr 1862 at Medway dist, no aged given (ref FreeBMD).

The attached photo is from the album of John Burton Grierson and is labelled "His Brother" (of Gt Uncle George Burton) and was taken at O.B.De Morats, 2 Sth Eighth St, Philadelphia. No further information (eg from USA census records) has been found regarding this person or several of the other brothers.




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9.   Robert Alexander BURTON
Birth reg Mar qtr 1844 at Medway dist (ref FreeBMD).
Baptised 10 Mar 1844 at St Mary's, Chatham, Kent, England, son of Thomas and Ann Burton of Chatham, Quartermaster in Convict Establishment (in St Mary's record).

Ref 1851 census. Kent, England. Parish of Chatham. Borough and town of Chatham. Address: High St, Back of 185, Chatham, Kent.
Together with his parents and siblings:
Robert Burton. Son. Age 7. Scholar. Born Kent, Chatham.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish and Town of Chatham. Address: High Street, Chatham.
William Clark. Head. U M. Age 18. Boot Maker. Born Chatham, Kent.
Elizabeth Clark. Sister. U M. Age 14. Born Chatham, Kent.
Robert Alexd Burton. Visitor. U M. Age 17. Carpenter. Born Chatham, Kent.

Robert had first become an apprentice and then had decided to try and join the forces. He managed to join the West Kent Militia in Maidstone, from which he deserted with his bounty money. He then worked for a shoemaker from whom he stole and for which he received a two months prison sentence. (Ref Richard Clark in internet article on Maidstone Prison).

As reported in the previous generation he committed a murder on 23 Jul 1862 which was reported in the Western Daily Press 1 Aug 1862:
"THE MURDER ON CHATHAM LINES. - On Wednesday the prisoner, Robert Alexander Burton, who stands charged, on his own admission, with the murder of Thomas Frederick Houghton, on the 23rd inst., on Chatham Lines, underwent a final examination before the county bench of magistrates, at Rochester. He was then fully committed to take his trial for wilful murder at the next assizes."

Refer to a book called 'Kent Murders' by Alan Bignell for Robert's execution in 1863 for murder, having confessed; much of the trial turned on the question of insanity. As mentioned before, there are 266 newspaper articles in findmypast under the name of Robert Alexander Burton. Correspondence between Robert and his father is printed in these extensive newspaper articles, in which he explains his crime and asks for forgiveness of his father, while still making a rather pointed remark "My dear father, I hope you and my brother James will from this timeforward take the advice of a dying son. Do not go any longer in sin and drunkenness, for the fruits of sin is death, which you may see from your own son." (ref Maidstone Telegraph 18 Apr 1863). His father did write to forgive him.

Robert was executed on 11 Apr 1863 at Maidstone Prison. His death was reg Jun qtr 1863 at Maidstone dist (ref FreeBMD).
"EXECUTION AT MAIDSTONE. - The last sentence of the law was carried into effect on Saturday morning at twelve o'clock, in front of the County Gaol at Maidstone, upon Robert Alexander Burton, a lad 20 years of age, who was convicted at the late spring assizes for the county of Kent of the murder, under very cruel and aggravated circumstances, of a little boy nine years of age, by stabbing him in the neck with a knife. For a long time he exhibited a great deal of bravado, but latterly his spirits gave way, and he expressed sorrow for his crime." (Liverpool Daily Post 13 April 1863 which demonstrates a degree of nonchalance, immediately following this paragraph by one which states that Croquet for the Parlour is the leading indoor game ..)





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Updated 23 Sep 2015