John Burton

Brief Life History of John

When John Burton was christened on 6 January 1698, in Markham Clinton, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, John Burton, was 29 and his mother, Helen Whitehead, was 25. He married Mary Markham on 28 December 1729, in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died from 28 January 1771 to 11 March 1771, in England, and was buried in Markham Clinton, Nottinghamshire, England.

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Family Time Line

John Burton
1698–1771
Mary Markham
1702–
Marriage: 28 December 1729
Elizabeth Burton
1730–
Eleanour Burton
1732–
Sarah Burton
1736–
John Burton
1738–
George Burton
1741–1750
Mary Burton
1746–
Ann Burton
1749–

Sources (12)

  • Joh. Burton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Burton in entry for Ann Burton, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"
  • John Burton & Mary Markham, marriage license: Nottinghamshire Marriage License Abstracts, edited by Thomas M. Blagg

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World Events (4)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a placename that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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