Robert Burston

about 1823–about 3 March 1844 (Age 21)
Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Burston was born about 1823, in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Burston, was 27 and his mother, Mary, was 32. He married Hannah Steed on 23 March 1843, in Colwall, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died about 3 March 1844, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 21.

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Robert Burston
Hannah Steed
Marriage: 23 March 1843

Spouse and Children

23 March 1843
Colwall, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    William Burston







    Henry Burston


    Caroline Burston


World Events (6)


Age 0

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 7

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Burston, in Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, and Staffordshire, which have different origins. The Buckinghamshire place name is from an Old English personal name Briddel + Old English þorn ‘thorn tree’; the place in Norfolk is named with Old English byrst ‘rough ground’, ‘landslip’ + tūn ‘farmstead’; the Staffordshire place name has the same second element, the first being an Old English personal name Burgwine or Burgwulf.2 English: possibly from an unrecorded Old English personal name, Burgstān.3 Jewish (American): Americanized spelling of Burstein ( see Bernstein ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Burston in household of William Burston, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Robert Burton, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"
  • Robert Burston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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